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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 0844 387 6085*
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 and hearing 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 - 21:30
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

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


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Murrayfield International Rugby Stadium (2 miles)

  • Heart of Midlothian FC (2 miles)

  • Hibernian FC (2 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Edinburgh Castle (2.5 miles)

  • National Galleries of Scotland (2.5 miles)

  • Royal Yacht Britannia (4 miles)

  • Museums and Theatres (2.5 miles)

  • Holyrood Palace (3 miles)

Shopping

  • Princes Street and Multrees Walk (3.3 miles)

  • The Gyle Shopping Centre (4.2 miles)

  • Ocean Terminal (4.7 miles)

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.

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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1113 traveller reviews
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Loved it here! Great location, beautiful old buildings, excellent service.

15/11/2017 UkOma, UK

We moved from a 4 star to this which has 3 stars and found it was miles better. The location on a hill with superb views across to the castle was one thing. Another is the building itself, once a fami... more

Owner Response
Michael B, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear UkOma What a fantastic review, I am absolutely delighted that you have taken the time to share some of your experiences with us including the wonderful detailed observations on the layout and decor. I am thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay with us at the Braid Hills Hotel and we dearly hope that you will visit with us again soon. Kind Regards Michael Balman, Deputy General Manager
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Superb hotel

11/11/2017 SGM63, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Location 2 miles from city centre, on a regular bus route, a perfect base to explore Edinburgh. Ample safe parking on site. Reception staff helpful and well informed. Room outstanding, large, well equ... more

Owner Response
Michael B, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear SGM63 Thank you for the fantastic 5* review of our hotel! I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh. I do dearly hope that you will stay with us again, we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Michael Balman, Deputy General Manager
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Just a bad night for them

10/11/2017 Mr-P-P_SCO, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Checked in, all OK. Room was clean, but window was left wide open in November and the radiator didn't work (reception brought up a small portable unit). While looking for a heating control I opened... more

Owner Response
Michael B, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mr-P-P_SCO Please accept my sincerest apologies on behalf of the hotel for the shortcomings in service you experienced during your stay. Please be assured that I have discussed your feedback with the management team to ensure all customer expectations are met. I hope that you decide to return and we can provide our usual positive experience! Kind Regards Michael Balman, Deputy General Manager
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Really wonderful staff

09/11/2017 maryspears09, Leeds, United Kingdom

In Edinburgh for a wedding, several of us stayed here. Couldn't fault the wonderful staff who set up one of the public rooms, the Library, for a large family event at very short notice. They also prov... more

Owner Response
Michael B, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear maryspears09 I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Best Western Braid Hills Hotel. It is always lovely to see great reviews following a guest’s stay and please be assured that your comments have been passed to our team members. Kind Regards Michael Balman, Deputy General Manager
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3day break

08/11/2017 Mick D,

Spent an enjoyable 3 days in the wonderful city of Edinburgh based in this hotel...staff at the hotel were fantastic. We had a problem with our original room but were moved without fuss and efficientl... more

Owner Response
Michael B, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mick D Thank you for taking the time to add a review of our hotel! I am delighted that we were able to resolve the room issue for you. I will make sure and pass on all your lovely comments about our staff and food to relevant departments, I know for sure that our staff take pride in their work and will be delighted to hear your comments. . We are very lucky to be in such a beautiful location whilst still being close to the city centre. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and am looking forward to welcoming you once again to our hotel. Kind Regards Michael Balman, Deputy General Manager