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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 attractions nearby, whilst being away from all the hustle and bustle.

This traditional Edinburgh hotel also has ample free parking and sits on a main bus route to the city centre. In addition to the breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat and the Firth of Forth, you'll be within easy reach of the city's other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh.

It's also a city where there is always a festival happening and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. This is just one of the reasons why Edinburgh is the cultural jewel in Scotland's crown.

The capital is a great place to explore other parts of Scotland, with its excellent road and rail links. From the hilltop position of the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel, you can see all it has to offer.
Please note: Hotel ground floor rooms are only accessible by stairs.

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Location

134 Braid Road
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH10 6JD
Scotland
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 03330 034071
AA/VS

Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

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

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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: 18:30 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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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

Golf

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.

Course information

Course Type: Hill Terraine
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 5858 Yards
No handicap required

Location

0.5 miles away in Edinburgh

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.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6278 Yards
Handicap required

Location

0.5 miles away in Edinburgh

Facilities

Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

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

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.

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Wedding service and reception venue

You can hold your ceremony within our hotel, whether its a civil or religious service. We have a selection of suites, with our biggest, the Braid suite, able to accommodate up to 130 guests for a ceremony or wedding breakfast. Our smaller suites are suitable for between 15 and 80 guests. If you choose our Buckstone suite, you can host your wedding in your own exclusive pub. The suite can fit up to 80 guests for an evening reception.

Catering

Our wide menu selection allows you to choose the perfect dish for your guests on your big day. We offer a variety of wedding breakfast and evening dinner and buffet packages to suit your needs. Most of our wedding packages cover everything you need for your special day - from arrival drinks and the ceremony through to the evening meal. You'll be invited to taste your chosen menu prior to the big day to ensure youre completely happy with it.

Honeymoon Suite

After a busy big day, you'll have the chance to reflect on the celebrations from the comfort of our bridal suite. With amazing views across Edinburgh, the suite is free to the happy couple, compliments of The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel. We want your special day to be perfect from beginning to end. What better way to begin your new life as a married couple than to wake up in such beautiful surroundings?

Registrar

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




Get in touch with our Duty Manager.

For any enquiries please call Duty Manager on 0131 4478888

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M8, J1, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Waverley/Haymarket, 3.00 miles
Nearest airport: Edinburgh, 7.00 miles
Free parking on site (40 spaces)
On site disabled parking (1 spaces)

Address
134 Braid Road
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH10 6JD
Scotland


Meetings, Conferences and Events

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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.

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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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1379 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 583
Rating: 4 510
Rating: 3 170
Rating: 2 78
Rating: 1 38
Rating

High Quality Room and Great Comfort

01/10/2019 johnpaulharkness8,

I have been here before while up to visit my partner and I have never had any complaints. The room was brilliant as were the staff and this stay was thoroughly enjoyable and would definitely return O... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear johnpaulharkness8 Thank you for your lovely 5* review! I am so delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and rate Braid Hills Hotel so highly, my team and I look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
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Absolutely superb!

24/09/2019 Steven J, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

I stayed at the Braid Hills for almost 6 months about 22 years ago, whilst working locally, so decided to go back to show my family. The hotel was as a I remembered, only better! The room was excellen... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Steven J What a fantastic 5* review! It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us again after many years. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit with the family and thank you for your lovely review of the food and the great attentive team we have at the hotel. It will be my pleasure to share this with them as it goes such a long to share these reviews as they work so hard. It was a pleasure to have you here and I hope that you will return to us soon. Kind Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
Rating

Most enjoyable

15/09/2019 fredleggett, Norwich, United Kingdom

A most enjoyable stay, Staff were very friendly and helpful. Meals were tasty , rooms were clean and beds were very comfortable. The hotel was in a good location with a good bus service to the city ce... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Thank you so much for posting such a positive Trip Advisor review of your recent stay with us at The Braid Hills Hotel. I am thrilled to read that you had such an enjoyable stay and I will be sure to pass your kind words onto the team. Unfortunately we do have a constant battle ushering the smokers away from the front door despite there being signage up to discourage smoking at the entrance points. Thank you again for such a glowing review and I do hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to the hotel again soon. Kind Regards, Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
Rating

Very comfortable and homely

13/09/2019 colinbryce176, UK

Easily accessible on a main bus routes running every 10 minutes into Edinburgh. Was booked in here by someone else. The room was brilliant (room 308) with a fantastic view over Edinburgh (front of h... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear colinbryce176 Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to tell us of your recent experience with us at The Braid Hills Hotel I was delighted to read that you had a most enjoyable stay and I will be sharing your kind comments with my team. I know how pleased everyone will be to hear that their efforts to deliver an exceptional experience have been appreciated. Comments such as these are extremely encouraging to our team and make it all worthwhile! Once again thank you very much for your positive feedback, we hope to welcome you again to The Braid Hills Hotel in the near future. Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
Rating

Went for our Golden wedding. The hotel upgraded us to the bridal suite

04/09/2019 Olga B, County Durham, United Kingdom

Staff excellant especially manager. Food very good. Room was lovely with beautiful views over Edinburgh. Bus stop outside hotel. Edinburgh city 20 minutes away. Single ticket £1-70 £4 for an all day ... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Olga B , Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a charming review of your recent stay at The Braid Hills Hotel during your Golden Wedding Anniversary. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and the upgrade to the bridal suite. Thank you again for your kind words and I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Braid Hills Hotel in the future. Kind Regards, Michael Balman Deputy General Manager