Brooks Hotel Dublin ★★★★

NOT a boutique hotel

Would not recommend Tue, Apr 19, 2011
Great location, we couldn't have asked for any better. But this hotel was NOT the boutique hotel it was trying to pass itself off as. We were weary, frazzled travelers looking for a slice of heaven. What we got was virtually a stay at a Holiday Inn. Nothing was specifically wrong with this hotel, but I didn't quite feel like it was worth the price or effort it took to check in. The best thing this hotel has got going for itself is the location...you can't beat it. It's a clean, functional, quiet place in the middle of Grafton Street and Temple Bar. But if you are looking for a unique, luxury, quirky, boutique hotel...look elsewhere. It's plain Jane.

Dining

Check out the pub menu at the Hairy Lemon...I just liked it's name. But the menu was typical pub food...and they did it well.

| Boston, MA Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Very good hotel, great staff, good value

Would recommend Sat, Apr 16, 2011
For the money this was a very good value and a hotel run by people who care about their guests. The person who cleaned my room (#614) couldn't have been nicer or more efficient. The room was cleaned by mid-day and there was turn down service at night. The internet is free. Business center is open 24 hours. If the printer didn't work, your document could be run off at the reception desk. The people at the reception desk were very helpful and accommodating. They recommended excellent restaurants nearby for dinner and breakfast, arranged a car and driver for a Sunday tour, and generally took great care of me. The rooms are European sized. Highly recommended.

Dining

If you love great steaks or lamb, eat at a restaurant called "Darwin" less than a block from Brooks Hotel. The place is very warm and inviting. The hotel booked my reservation in the name of "Brooks" so they greeted me as "Mister Brooks" to much laughter, each of the 3 times I ate there. Excellent food at fair prices and the hostess is lovely.

| Tucson, Arizona Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location and excellent concierge

Would recommend Wed, Apr 13, 2011
Great location. Small, but quiet clean room. Staff was great and concierge took excellent care of arranging day trips and car/driver. Many places to eat within a block of hotel that are reasonably priced. Definitely recommend to friends and family.

| United States Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location/ great staff

Would recommend Tue, Feb 22, 2011
Friendliest staff and very accommodating Great location-able to walk most places in the city Great dining experience at Hotel restaurant

| Virginia Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Wonderful Hotel

Would recommend Tue, Feb 15, 2011
Brooks Hotel is located within walking distance of many fantastic Dublin sites including Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, & St. Patrick's Cathedral. The hotel is very well managed and maintained. I was really impressed by the quality of the food and breakfast is a bargain! This was my 2nd stay in Dublin and this made my visit so much better.

Nightlife hint

Temple Bar is a must - about a 10-15min walk from the hotel.

| Austin, TX Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Old Fashion Style with Ideal Location

Would recommend Mon, Jan 24, 2011
The hotel is stylish, quite modern with old-fashion details. Good service throughout. One senior member of staff was very rude, the others were great! NB: Our [...]room rate was without breakfast, and the hotel charged an outrageous €20 per person for breakfast...

Shopping hint

Grafton street is just around the corner.

| Oslo, Norway Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Excellent position and service

Would recommend Mon, Jan 3, 2011
excellent hotel in a brillant location close to everything. lovely rooms clean great beds and bathrooms

Nightlife hint

Close to most of the good nightlife without any of the noise

| geneva Switzerland Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Family style hospitality

Would recommend Thu, Nov 18, 2010
Small but well appointed room. Asked for robe and was told (grudgingly) they would provide, although I was not in a "deluxe" room! Staff was fantastic--remembered our names and welcomed us personally each time we returned to the hotel. Great central location with excellent restaurants nearby. I emailed twice before we arrived about restaurants, theatres, etc but they did not reply.

Shopping hint

Pedestrian shopping area very close to hotel.

| Berwyn, PA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

For a good time...

Would recommend Wed, Nov 17, 2010
My stay at the Brooks hotel was fantastic. The staff at the front desk were friendly & check-in was a breeze. The hotel is beautiful & right in the middle of everything. I couldn't ask for a better location. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and would love to go back!

| Brooklyn NY Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Nice Stay

Would recommend Mon, Nov 1, 2010
Friendly and attentive service. Room a bit smaller than expected but the bed was, by far, the most comfortable I have encountered in Europe. the pillow menu was a nice touch. Housekeeping was OK but kept forgetting to replace toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) which had been used up. Did not sample breakfast as it was quite expensive at 19 Euros. Main complaint was that the hotel bills itself a having wifi. That really depends upon which room you have. I was toward the front on the 6th floor and only had reception if I held my computer up against the room door; even then it was only weak. The reception acknowledged this problem and could only offer the wifi access in the lobby or bar area. They should really either fix the problem or not advertise themselves as having wifi in the rooms.

Dining

The Pig's Ear and the Mermaid Cafe were the best dinners in Ireland. Gerry's Cafe on Montague is a 10 minute walk. Huge, great Full Irish Breakfast for 7.50 Euros including coffee, tea, and tip...much better than the hotel price.

| Washington, DC Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5