Brooks Hotel Edinburgh
What We Love
- A boutique B&B in the heart of Edinburgh's West End, with breakfast and an afternoon teaThe charming location in Edinburgh's West End, within easy reach of the city's best sights
- Starting the day with award-winning full Scottish breakfast
- Admiring the recently made-over interiors of this impressive historic building
What To Know
- Located a 10-minute walk from Haymarket station
- There are plenty of cafes, shopping boutiques and restaurants within walking distance
- Free WiFi can be slow
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A stay at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh places you in the heart of Edinburgh, minutes from Edinburgh International Conference Centre and close to Edinburgh Castle. This hotel is close to Princes Street Gardens and Greyfriars Kirk.
Make yourself at home in one of the 46 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Edinburgh? This hotel has facilities measuring 15 square feet (1 square meters), including a meeting room. Limited parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I have stayed at The Brooks Hotel four time now and cannot fault the service of the staff and family friendly atmosphere. A lovely place to stay. It is within walking distance of the centre of the city, with easy access to the buses and trains.
I like hotels like the Brooks, which I would describe as comfortable but quirky.
I stayed in three different rooms in the hotel during my two stays in the city on either end of a Highlands tour. The compact doubles (I stayed in two of those) are fine for one person, but I would not try it with two, since the furniture takes up most of the floor space and there is not room for two people plus more than one piece of luggage. If you're a single traveler on a budget, it's a great choice for a room.
Due to room availability when I booked, I also stayed in room 100 for two nights, a ground floor suite suitable for families, with a large 4-poster bed and a separate room with a door that closes and two bunk beds. This room is right at ground level and the sidewalk/street is just on the other side of the wall, but it's a pretty quiet neighborhood. Most of the night-time street noise outside the Brooks comes from guests to the hotel coming and going.
Breakfast at the hotel is likewise a good value, and you can choose between a continental breakfast or cooked breakfast. The breakfast room is too small to accommodate all guests, though, so get there early or late. I suppose you could take your breakfast to the lounge across the hall or the courtyard outside if it's warm and dry enough, but I didn't try that. Loudons on Fountainbridge is popular for breakfast, if you want another option.
The hotel lounge is pleasant and usually quiet, and the self-service honesty bar there is a great option for trying different whiskies and local gins, or enjoying a quiet glass of wine, without paying premium prices or fighting your way through the crowds at a pub. The staff puts out cake in the afternoons, if you want to take tea there. Same rules as the honesty bar: write your name, room number, and selection(s) in the book, and they'll add it to your room charges.
Every member of the staff that I encountered is friendly, informative, and competent.
The hotel is more or less walking distance from tourist destinations in Edinburgh, but since you're likely to do a lot of walking once you get to the center of town, I recommend catching a city bus to the center at the stop just around the corner on Fountainbridge and saving your feet and some time. I bought an Lothian bus day pass for 4 GBP and used it to get around all day (buses come frequently; no hiking up the Royal Mile!) There's also a Tesco Express on Fountainbridge (convenience store with sandwiches, packaged groceries, wine/beer, soft drinks), an ATM at the corner of Grove and Fountainbridge, and a post box there, too.
Haymarket Station is about a 7-8 minute walk from the hotel. You can catch the trams at Haymarket (to/from airport or New Town), or regional trains (for example to Stirling for the castle), instead of going all the way to Waverley. There are also some restaurants nearby, especially on Morrison Street.
I recommend the Brooks for guests who are looking for value and authenticity, not a cookie-cutter hotel, and who are willing to stay just a bit outside the tourist center.
Very beautiful decorated hotel with great location.
Friendly staff and very good breakfast.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is in Edinburgh for a couple of days.
Maybe not the best family hotel
We stayed here for 4 nights. Its approx. 25 mins drive from the airport taxi £20 but apparently the bus goes there so would be much cheaper. Our room wasnt bad (compact). it was VERY warm no aircon and the window only opened partly. There was a slope by the door towards the bathroom and a step which i often forgot about not good with a broken toe!! Staff could do with a few lessons in customer care as they spent a lot of time chatting to each other. Its a good 20 mins walk to the nearest main shops but the Quay has a few restaurants/drinks 5 mins walk away. Try 'Budabing' good food and service.
No. 1, 34 & 301 bus stop is at the nearest end of the road which takes you to PRINCES ST. You'll need £1.70 in correct money or buy a day ticket.
We took a day trip (Highland Tours) to the highlands 13 hrs on a mini bus but it was spectacular, informative and the driver was excellent ask for Steven B. You need more than 4 days in Edinburgh!!
Good hotel with lovely rooms. We got a quiet room by asking it with our reservation and really was quiet! There's also lounge with whiskies, but pubs are not so far either. Stayed for one night with no breakfast, but the price-quality ratio is okay.