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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • City centre location, close to Princes Street and the Old Town
  • One of Edinburgh's period buildings with plenty of vintage features
  • The courtyard is a lovely oasis away from the buzz of the city
  • Breakfasts are typically hearty and include award-winning local produce

"Good location, cosy lounge area. Great breakfast selection. Bonus to have underground car park, although at an additional fee."
Jun 10, 2019 - Southport, United Kingdom
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The Brooks Hotel is housed in a 19th-century Gothic stone building in the buzzing West End of Edinburgh. It's "littered with sleek boutiquey touches," according to the Sunday Times, including faded tan leather armchairs, retro side tables, black chandeliers and stag antlers.

Edinburgh Castle is 1.6 kilometres from the hotel, while the Royal Mile, historic Grassmarket and the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town, with its vintage boutiques and cafes, are all a 10-minute walk away. Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping road, is even closer -- a five-minute walk from the hotel.

There's a pretty courtyard -- ideal for al fresco summer drinks -- as well as an honesty bar stocked with local whiskies. In the winter, enjoy afternoon tea in front of the log fire in the lounge. Breakfast, which includes award-winning haggis from a local butcher, is served in the stylish dining room.

Compact Doubles are snug, but perfectly big enough for an overnight stay, while Double rooms are larger and feature designer wallpaper, and a blend of modern and vintage furniture collected from Edinburgh's independent shops. The bathrooms are decorated with Victorian crackle glaze tiles and have de-misting mirrors and an eco shower. Rooms also offer free Wi-Fi, Hungarian goose down duvets, an iPod docking station and a flat-screen TV. 



  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(131 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Brooks Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good location, cosy lounge area. Great breakfast selection. Bonus to have underground car park, although at an additional fee.
Other Comments
The reception staff let this hotel down. Although they come across as efficient, they're not particularly warm or friendly, almost robotic in their work. The hotel was locked after a certain time at night and you had to ring the bell to get back in. We were waiting outside for about 10 minutes and had to resort to ringing the hotel to ask to be let in. Also the radio which was playing constantly in the dining room was very loud and could be heard throughout the entire ground floor. So although I very much liked the hotel itself, I didn't really feel valued as a customer and it's for this reason that I wouldn't go back.
Nicola Jun 10, 2019 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent breakfast especially the mixed fresh fruit drink could feel it actually restoring my vitamins! Lovely bathroom, large shower & attractively decorated bedroom Friendly , helpful staff we will definitely return
Other Comments
So convenient for public transport but useful in advance to know you must have correct coins . Best value all day tickets for four pounds
Hilary May 02, 2019 Bury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff, the ambience , the lovely outside garden/patio .
Other Comments
Buses no’s 1 and 34 at the bottom of Grove Street take you into town or a 15 minute walk.
Colin May 01, 2019 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great value for money and quality of hotel. Afternoon tea and breakfast were lovely.
James Apr 28, 2019 Wrexham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very handy for central Edinburgh, at the price.
Stephen Apr 26, 2019 Rochdale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were absolutely excellent. 10/10
Other Comments
Not sure that it is a 'boutique' hotel, I would more describe it as 'quirky' - it was certainly 'interesting' on arrival. (The bedroom floor sloped, the bathroom was tiny and required a little maintainance). But, by the end of our two night stay, we decided that we liked the place, and would stay again if we were to re-visit Edinburgh.
William Apr 25, 2019 Scarborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great staff really helpful. Breakfast superb. Whole stay was fab from the free really cold bottle of prosecco on arrival to the lovely free afternoon tea on our last day. Nice room and Beds really comfortable too.
Other Comments
All staff Lovely with a really can do attitude .
sue Apr 24, 2019 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was amazing, and staff were really helpful!
Shannen Apr 24, 2019 Luton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Excellent staff
Karen Apr 24, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet road near bus stop
Other Comments
Confused booking inf on arrival & departure
Nigel Apr 24, 2019 Pontyclun, United Kingdom

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