A comfortable yet affordable hotel with the odd high-end flourish.
70-72 Grove Street Edinburgh EH3 8AP 0131 228 2323
Located in Edinburgh's funky West End, this place was given a top-to-toe re-fiurb a couple of years ago ad it shows, in what is a contemporary, comfortable and yet well-priced city centre hotel, housed in a period property and with the warm welcome and comforts of a privately-owned, family-run hotel – which is, er, what it is! It has no less than 46 guest rooms, all of which are impressively kitted out with in bold colours and furnished with a mix of carefully chosen antiques and modenr furniture that reflects well the sort of stuff you'll come across in the streets outside. The beds are comfy, there's a scattering of contemporary art and bathrooms are equipped with fluffy towels, high-end showers and toiletries and powerful hairdryers. The hotel also has an attractive courtyard at its heart, which is the perfect place for summer lazing while enjoying a drink from the downstairs honesty bar. There's also a cosy lounge and bar, and a rather handsome dining room in which to enjoy breakfast – which is as good as it is in the other Brooks hotels in Bath and Bristol – and includes award-winning haggis from a local butcher, boiled eggs and soldiers and thick toasted slices of local artisan bread. As for the West End, it's a great neighbourhood, really the elegant Georgian continuation of the New Town but full of independent shops, cool restaurants, venues and galleries, plus it's only a five-minute walk to Princes Street and the castle, ten minutes to the Old Town and Royal Mile. The same people also run two other hotels in Bath and Bristol.
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Why not visit Brooks Hotel Edinburgh this winter? It's located in the west end so you're central for all the main tourist attractions. You can enjoy their B&B Prosecco and afternoon tea for two - the perfect romantic treat this winter.
Booking & Availability:
To book, please call (+44) 0131 2282 323 and don't forget to mention Cool Places. Please note, prices for B&B Prosecco and afternoon tea are from £99 and £129 at weekends. Offer valid between 1st October 2017 until 31st January 2018.
Brooks Edinburgh have the perfect half term deal for all the family! If you book a stay during the October half term, children stay free! Brooks Edinbugh is ideal if you're visiting the Scottish capital as it's located in Edinburgh's funky West End. A fabulous half term treat!
Prices and Availabiliy:
Offer valid for stays between 20th October – 7th November 2017. You can save up to £20 per night. To book, just call 0131 2282 323 (Brooks Edinburgh) and don't forget to mention Cool Places!
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- Complimentary Stuff
- Music System
- TVs with Freeview
- Town & City
Arriving by train, the hotel is a five-minute walk from Haymarket railway station and the stop for the shuttle from the airport. By car, there's an underground car park just behind the hotel, but you should pre-book to be sure of a space, which costs £12 per day. On-street parking is also available just off Grove Street.
Open all year.