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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location to serve as a base for Brooklyn exploration. Pretty good Continental breakfast and friendly staff. Price also seemed to be pretty competitive given the location and the timing (weekend after Thanksgiving). Our only hiccup was with room maintenance. When we arrived the room was 90 degrees and despite the heater being switched off at the thermostat, it still... More 

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Minneapolis, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was very comfortable, quiet and clean. The staff was wonderful and the breakfast was nicer than the average continental breakfast. We have family living in Brooklyn and Manhattan and this has been by far our favorite hotel in a list of many choices.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The NU Hotel is a great place to stay in Brooklyn. The hotel is very cool looking and staff couldn't be nicer! The location is great everything you need is within walking distance. Just a few blocks you are on Court Street that has great restaurants and shops. We took a cab to Tribeca and cost less than $12.

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arranged a business meeting and stay using one of the hotels suites and taking other rooms. The staff could but have been more accommodating. The venue is perfect with a great feeling of intimacy and a fantastic attention to detail by all the staff. Hopefully we will be using this venue again for many other business meetings but also... More 

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Thank Chris C
Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic 5 star review Chris. We will take a good look at our bar pricing and do another competitive survey of hotels and restaurants in the area. Our bar does it's best to promote Brooklyn made spirits and beers; which occasionally carry a higher unit cost, as they are craft products. If any guests plan to use... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Brooklyn fairly regularly but don't often have to stay at hotels. This is good, because the are often very expensive. Our stay at the Nu Hotel was last minute luck for us. We got a very good deal on the price and we knew the location would be terrific-near our son and close enough to subway stops if... More 

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Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 star review Morocco79! I'm pleased to hear that you found NU Hotel Brooklyn to be a value, spacious, clean, quiet and modern when compared to NYC standards. Our close proximity to downtown Brooklyn, Barclay's center, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Cobble Hill boutique streetscape make us an ideal location. We really appreciate your recommendation. It's true,... More 

Calgary, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We normally stay in Manhattan but this time we booked in Brooklyn so we could be close to the docks to board the Queen Mary 2. Arrived and the service was just great. Clean, modern, and the people at the desk were very friendly. Will go back there again.

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Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Scott! NU hotel is a great place to stay when you board the Queen Mary at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Im really pleased that you found us to be clean, modern and friendly. Please do come see us again. gary.desoiza@independentcollection.com More 

Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is very hard to rate because of the variation in services and facilities. Room 216 is very comfortable, and even though the hammock is a bit of a gimmick, I did use it quite a lot. The breakfast is adequate and not over the top. The staff were friendly and very helpfull. However: Heating was a serious problem... More 

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Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your understanding of the complications that occasionally challenge a hotel environment. Our heating systems are now in order and were compromised during your stay. Engineers had to upgrade mechanicals and had to be restored. Regrettably, scaffolding around commercial properties in NYC is difficult to avoid. Buildings like our must inspect (Local Law) and repair all brick surfaces... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel had large comfortable rooms, nicely appointed with a very attentive staff. The hotel is in a great neighborhood with tons of coffee shops and places to get light meals. The breakfast came with the room and was more than adequate with Brooklyn bagels, pastries, eggs, cereal and yogurt.

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Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Alan! Thanks for the 5 stars! I'm really pleased to see that you enjoyed NU Hotel. We try our best to be attentive to our guests needs and provide comfort. Its nice to hear that you enjoyed breakfast. Our neighborhood had a great deal of character and we're very proud of our location. gary.desoiza@independentcollection.com More 

Paris, France
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No heat in rooms for several nights. At first they say it is coming on the next day, but they finally admit that the hotel has had chronic problems with its heating system since it opened and the lack of heat in rooms is no surprise to them. Amazingly, they wait for guests to complain before providing space heaters or... More 

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Thank James L
Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback James. NU hotel's heating systems are now operating efficiently and I sincerely apologize for our inability to regulate our heating and cooling better during your stay. The change of seasons and activation of heating systems were challenging. Space heaters were on hand for any guests that required them. Not every guest required them as temperatures fluctuated.... More 

Rockaway Park
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit the NU Hotel last night. Catherine & Danny are such great representative ' s of this chic boutique hotel. They were both so warm, friendly and professional. The lobby is such a great place to sit, chat and relax! Thank you Catherine & Danny for making us feel so welcome, we will be back!!

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Gary D, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Eileen and Brian! I really appreciate you sending a note about Catherine and Danny. We're particularly proud of these two team members; as they both Supervise the front office staff. Please stay with us again. gary.desoiza@independentcollection.com More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NU Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service. Acquaint yourself with this entirely new Brooklyn hotel, conceived to create an authentic travel experience integrated into the fabric of the local landscape.This perfectly positioned Brooklyn NY hotel sits squarely at the intersection of four intriguing neighborhoods:Downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the court houses and the offices at Metrotech center.Boerum Hill, where streets are lined with elegant brownstones and French bistros.Cobble Hill, a blend of old world shops and bakeries and gardens.Carroll Gardens, an old-fashioned Italian neighborhood with wide streets, chic restaurants, and antique shops.A design approach intended to appear effortless, combined with a casual attitude, define the hotel, while the beauty and friendly nature of the neighborhoods ensure that guests feel safe and secure as they explore the gems that Brooklyn has to offer. The ambience suggests an artistic local neighborhood refuge providing a unique, insider's experience. The minimalist, loft-inspired rooms include custom furnishings crafted from recycled teak wood, cork floors, environmentally conscious woods, lead-free paints, and organic bedding. Step into this intriguing and exciting new departure from a typical Brooklyn hotel to discover an imaginative new approach to city living -- smart, clean, simple, and, best of all, casual. Simply put, NU is all about you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about NU Hotel

Address: 85 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5907
Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Price Range: $215 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — NU Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
NU Hotel Brooklyn, New York
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Romantic Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Family Hotel in Brooklyn
#5 Business Hotel in Brooklyn
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“We were on lower floor facing Atlantic Ave but were not at all bothered by noise, so not sure it matters.”
 of 5 bubbles morocco79, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the king room”
 of 5 bubbles scottt467, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jameslG5298QA, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The photos on their website are accurate. There are several different styles so you will want to have the front desk confirm the room type.”
 of 5 bubbles Noisefield, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the quite side are better .”
 of 5 bubbles TamaraB822, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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