Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

70 Grove Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 8AP, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh, is near The Filmhouse, FountainPark, Lupe Pinto's, and Bruntsfield Links Short Hole Golf Course.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

    Oh dear - you have been warned!

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    What can I say - this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.

    On the plus side the staff were friendly and the breakfast was ok.

    However, the hotel is a bit of a way outside the city centre and situated beside a brewery which stinks out the whole area. The room was grotty and the mattress felt as if it was 100 years old. I simply could not sleep. We were on the ground floor, and could hear everything going on on the street outside. To top it all off our room was beside the laundry room with its numerous comings and goings and the world's loudest washing machine.

    Don't go here!

    Friendly and pleasant staff

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    Have just had an overnight stay at this hotel. Room a little basic but adequate for the length of time spent in it. Shower and bathroom area was small but overall spotlessly clean.

    Brilliant breakfast - food excellent - served by pleasant and friendly staff.

    Our twin beds were clean and comfortable although the corridor outside our room was a little noisy late at night with other guests going to bed.

    I would have preferred accommodation closer to the city centre but during the Festival found I was out of luck. The Herald House Hotel came up on an internet search and I'm pleased to have found it. I can certainly recommend this hotel for a short stay in Edinburgh.

    Perfect for us!

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    We were lucky enough to get tickets to the live 8 concert at murrayfield and this hotel was situated perfectly for us halfway between the stadium and the city centre.

    Our room was nice & clean; the bathroom was small but more than adequate for a 1 night stay.

    The breakfast was great.

    At 50.00 I think it was excellent value for money and would stay there again

    Quite nice actually

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    Just got back from Easter holidays and 3 nights at Herald House.

    I was a bit worried after reading the reviews, but the stay was quite pleasant. The size of the room was ok, but the bathroom was quite small and narrow.

    As the room was facing the main street in front of the brewery, it got a bit noisy at night, but it didn't bother us much. The staff at the reception and breakfast room were all very nice and friendly.

    We would have preferred staying a bit closer to Grassmarket or Princess Street, the situation of this hotel was a bit "far out". The selection of pubs and restaturants nearby was poor. The only really negative thing to say about this hotel was that the double-bed was a disaster, with a terrible mattress and only one blanket to share.

    If you're on a budget holiday and the price offer is right I can recommend the Herald House. But I will pick a hotel closer to the city centre on my next visit.

    Skankiest hotel ever !!!!!!!!

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    Oh my god!!! how did we end up at this hotel. Impossible to find. Not near to the city centre at all. Pretty average area. Rooms were poorly decorated and the shower was held on by elastoplast. Dirty tiles in the bathroom and dodgy smell. Nothing like the classy looking hotel on the website. Our advice is not to go to this hotel.

    We couldn't have asked for more friendly service...

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    I chose this hotel purely by chance when looking for enough rooms to accomodate myself and 9 friends. On arrival we found the staff to be nothing but polite ane helpful, no matter how much we pestered them! I would definitely recommend this hotel for price, cleanliness and especially service. We all had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and vowed to come again. The fact that we had only good things to say about the accomodation was a great part of this. Also, Gerry the receptionist was very cute!

    Night and day rooms

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    We have the luxury of reviewing this hotel after having stayed in two different rooms on two seperate occasions.

    On the first, the room overlooked the McEwan beer brewery (and sported the beer stink to prove it.) The room was small, but the bathroom was downright microscopic. It was so small that they had move the faucet out of the bathroom and into an alcove in the room! The bathroom was about 3 feet wide and 10 feet in length, and the toilet was positioned perpendicularly which causes problems, e.g. the lady I was with, who is 5-foot 4-inches, was banging her knees against the opposite wall when on the throne!

    The shower was so small that we were constantly hitting our elbows and knees on the rather mildew-y walls (reporting this to the staff had no effect.) The shower was a contortionist's dream, but our nightmare. Couple that with the proximity of the toilet to the opposite wall (and the shower) and you can't WAIT to get out of the bathroom.

    The second room was about twice the size of the first, and the bathroom was actually large enough to have the shower, toilet AND sink all in one place. However, the room's curtains had a thick layer of dust at the top -- we're talking TREES of dust. If you've ever seen dust pile up you know what I mean.

    The breakfast was OK and the staff was friendly and helpful, but I think we'll try other accomodations next time we're in Edinburgh.

    Brilliant Little Hotel

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    My partner and I stayed at the Herald House Hotel and I couldn't wait to offer feedback, as I chose this hotel over another based on the review at this web site. I'm happy to advise that we had a lovely time!!

    The staff were most helpful with any queries. The room was clean, neat and comfortable. The best bit was that the location is fantastic, just 10-15 minutes walk from town and if you're feeling a little tired, there's a bus stop about 1 minute away to get you into town. All this with a filling, tasty breakfast to set you up for the day.

    I would definately stay there again if visiting Edinburgh!

    Fantastic friendly place

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    Family stayed here and thorougly recommended it. Staff were very friendly and happy to answer all queries. Disagree with above comments on breakfast, lots to eat and served very quickly.

    Pity about the breakfast

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    Cheap but cheerfull hotel, good location but some rooms overlook the brewery. Room was small but at the price okay. could not sit on the john as it was against the shower and the wall, no leg room either side or in front.

    Pity about the Breakfast. It was advertised as a full scottish but was a half english. No dumplings, fruit pudding, black pudding or the like.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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