Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 6JD, Scotland
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Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

Everything you need in Edinburgh.

The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel is a wonderful place to stay in Edinburgh, which enjoys a delightful, elevated vantage point overlooking the city. Just 2.5 miles from the city centre itself, you'll be in the enviable position of having its many at show more

Restaurant will be closed from Monday 09th November 2020 and there for will not be offering any meals from this date until further notice except for breakfast.
24 Hour Room Service, Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out15:00 | 11:00
134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 6JD, Scotland
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Restaurants & Bars

A fantastic place to eat in Edinburgh, the scenic dining facilities at Best Western Braid Hills Hotel have even been immortalised in literature.

  • 1886
  • Edinburgh Bar

1886

Our formal dining option is open from 6pm each evening. 1886 restaurant is a spacious, modern dining room, flooded with natural daylight and enjoying panoramic views across Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth and beyond.

Seasonality is the driving force within our restaurant menu. All our key ingredients are well-sourced from reputable local suppliers. Provenance is important to us and we aim to showcase great Scottish produce throughout our food offering. Our team of chefs are dedicated to producing well-balanced, simple food with great flavour. Presenting amazing dishes with a keen eye for detail and flair is our passion.

Our 1886 menu changes regularly throughout the year to reflect the very best Scotland has to offer. If you would like a confirmed menu for your visit please contact a member of our team who can advise.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary

Edinburgh Bar

The Edinburgh bar and lounge, located in the main hotel is a comfortable area to relax in throughout the day. It retains many period features - including oversized chandelier and detailed cornicing which are complemented by modern LED coloured lighting.

Welcoming residents and non-residents since the hotel opened its doors in 1886, the Edinburgh bar and lounge offers a comfortable place to meet with friends and family. The hotel and bar have been immortalised in Muriel Sparks novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and we believe the windows described in the novel are in our Edinburgh bar and lounge.

The bar is open from 9am daily serving coffees and morning snacks and later it becomes the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea in Edinburgh. From 11am - 9.30pm daily you can enjoy popular bar meals and snacks, such as battered North Atlantic haddock and chips or one of our most popular options, braised Scottish steak pie - an old Scottish faithful. We also offer a carefully selected range of wines by the glass and extensive malt selection.

Opening hours
11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel is a premier wedding venue in Edinburgh that offers a wide variety of wedding packages. The hotel is an outstanding setting for your wedding day celebrations, with experienced staff on hand to ensure you enjoy the day you always dreamed about.

For any enquiries please call Grainne Lambert on 0131 447 8888

Registrar

Registry office:
The City of Edunburgh Council
59/63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RN
0131 529 2600

Golf

The original testing ground of historic Scottish golfers, James Braid and Tommy Armour, keen players will find plenty to challenge right next to the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel.

Braid Hills is a historic gem offering panoramic views across the Edinburgh and a course that will test golfers of all abilities.

Just half a mile from the hotel, this 5858 yard, hill terrain course has 18 holes with a par of 71.

  • Braid Hills
  • Mortonhall Golf Course

Braid Hills

The original testing ground of historic Scottish golfers, James Braid and Tommy Armour, keen players will find plenty to challenge right next to the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel.

Braid Hills is a historic gem offering panoramic views across the Edinburgh and a course that will test golfers of all abilities.

Just half a mile from the hotel, this 5858 yard, hill terrain course has 18 holes with a par of 71.

0.5 miles away in Edinburgh

Course type

Hill Terraine

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

71

Distance

5858 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

9 holes £11.00
18 holes £20.00
Trolley hire £3.50
Club hire £18.00

Mortonhall Golf Course

Only short distance away, the Mortonhall Golf Course is the oldest course in the city, with spectacular views across Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills.

The 6278-yard parkland course has 18 holes with a par of 72.

0.5 miles away in Edinburgh

Course information

  • Practice ground golf facilities
  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Parkland

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

72

Distance

6278 Yards

Handicap

Handicap required

Prices

18 holes £45.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £15.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition Yes

Meetings & Events

With its traditional character and easy access to excellent leisure facilities, the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel makes for a fantastic conference venue in Edinburgh.

Venue
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For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

With its traditional character and easy access to excellent leisure facilities, the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel makes for a fantastic conference venue in Edinburgh.

Venue
Built in 1886, the hotel truly is an Edinburgh landmark. Character and features are proudly displayed throughout the Victorian building - seen in the distinctive corner towers, stained glass windows and original ceiling cornicing. With beautiful gardens, free parking and panoramic views of Edinburgh, we are still minutes from the bustling city centre and just off the city bypass.

Our event suites have been fully refurbished and offer a distinctive character to choose from. Each has been individually designed and provides all the required amenities that make them perfect for a meeting, celebration or event. Our experienced events team are on hand from your initial enquiry through to the planning and design of your event. They will suggest ideas and packages personally tailored to you. If you're organising a function, we would love to hear from you.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape
Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
The Regent Suite 40 12 16 20 18
The Library 20 8 13 16 14
The Braid Suite 100 50 38 42 140

Reviews of Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 1443 reviews
Excellent 43%
Very Good 36%
Average 12%
Poor 5%
Terrible 2%
Rating

Hibernian1973, wrote review 29/10/2020

25th anniversary

What a year to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary but we were lucky enough that the braid hills was open we had our wedding meal here as a very young couple starting our married life together so ... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Dear Hibernian 1973 Thank you for the fantastic 5* review of our hotel! I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh. Thank you for your lovely feedback in regards to the team it very much appreciated and is a pleasure to pass onto them individually. I do hope that you will stay with us again, we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Michael Balman
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BigDez33, wrote review 11/10/2020

Room 219 with no alcohol.

Our friends had changed their wedding due to the lockdown and October was deemed a safer bet yet the day before wee nippy put the central belt into another lockdown. We arrived at the hotel with the ... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear BigDezz33 I would like to pass on my sincerest thanks from all of us here at Braid Hills Hotel for the lovely review of the hotel despite the current restrictions putting a halt to your friends wedding and the lack of alcohol sales currently imposed. We hope to have the possibility of welcoming back to our hotel again and hopefully have the the full service operational again. It was a pleasure to have you here and thank you again for your lovely review. Kindest Regards Michael and the team and Braid Hills Hotel
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mmmmmm52, wrote review 09/10/2020

Wonderful service

My husband and I stayed one night after the funeral of a very close family member. Accommodation and food all good but what really stood out was the quality of the staff and the service they provided.... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear mmmmmm52 Thank you so much for leaving us with such an amazing review following your recent stay here at the Braid Hills Hotel in Edinburgh. I am delighted to get such wonderful feedback in regards to the team as they really deserve all the recognition for there pro active attitudes in ensuring all our guests have a fantastic stay. They are a fantastic team and I will be sure to pass on your comments to them individually. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay and we hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Many Thanks Michael and all the team at Braid Hills Hotel
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IanGildart, wrote review 01/10/2020

Great stay !

We stayed here for 5 nights with work and are going to do the same for next 7 weeks .Best hotel we have stopped at during the COVID rules since March Excellent food served fresh not frozen like man... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear IanGildart Thank you so much for taking the time out to post such a fantastic review of your stay with us here at the Braid Hills Hotel. It was lovely to hear your feedback in regards to the team, room and our freshly prepared seasonal menu offering . I will be sure to share your fantastic review with them and please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with during your stay. Kindest Regards Michael and all the team at Braid Hills Hotel
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dixie860, wrote review 23/09/2020

Quality Hotel

I recently stayed here for 14 nights on business. I was a little apprehensive with the Covid situation although no need as from the minute of arrival I was made to feel safe and all facilities were op... more

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