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The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel watches over the beautiful city of Edinburgh from a delightful, elevated vantage point. Just 2.5 miles from the city centre itself, youll be in the enviable position of having its many attractions nearby, without having to stay amongst the hustle and bustle. This 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, Arthurs Seat and the Firth of Forth, this distinctive Victorian hotel puts you within easy reach of the citys other beauty spots and attractions.

Youll be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, a number of museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh, while the capital is a great place to explore other parts of Scotland, with its excellent road and rail links.

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*
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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
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and Bars

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1886

Our most 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 flare 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, retaining many period features including oversized chandelier and detailed cornicing which are complimented by modern LED coloured lighting.

Welcoming residents and non-residents since the hotel opened its doors in 1886, The Edinburgh Bar & 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 imagine the windows described in the novel are in our Edinburgh Bar & Lounge

Open from 9am daily serving coffee's and morning snacks.

From 11am - 9.30pm daily you can enjoy popular bar meals and snacks such as afternoon tea, battered North Atlantic haddock and chips, or one of our most popular options braised Scottish steak pie an old Scottish faithful.

We 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

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

We have an outstanding setting for your Wedding day celebrations with experienced staff to ensure your have a momorable day.

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Wedding service and reception venue

A civil license ensures that you can have your ceremony within the hotel whether it be a civil or religious service.

Catering

Our large menu selector lets you select the perfect dish for your guests on your big day. As for the evening buffet, take your pick several options.

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.

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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Built in 1886 the hotel truly is an Edinburgh landmark. Character and features are proudly displayed throughout the Victorian building in our distinctive corner towers, stained glass windows and original ceiling cornicing. With beautiful gardens, free parking and panoramic views of Edinburgh, you will be surprised to know that we are just minutes from the bustling city centre and just off the city bypass.

Each of our event suites have been fully refurbished and offer a distinctive character to choose from, each individually designed with all the required amenities, perfect for a meeting, celebration or event. Our experienced Events Team are on hand from your initial enquiry to the planning and design of your event, suggesting ideas and packages personally tailored to you. If you have a function that you are organising 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

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Absolutely recommendable!

22/09/2016 idahopimpone, Kortenberg, Belgium

Very friendly staff, great breakfast, clean and trendy room, would stay there anytime again. Hotel is only some minutes from my son's student apartment so this was very handy. On our next Edinburgh vi... more

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Enjoyable stay

21/09/2016 AnnEdinburgh_11, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The hotel sits in a commanding position on the south-side of Edinburgh, with great views over the city. There is a lovely terrace outside the restaurant and lounge bar, which makes the most of the vie... more

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Anniversary break

21/09/2016 Jenny H,

We were here last week for our anniversary from start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our stay staff were very friendly and helpful food was excellent the view from our room was excellent. I would hig... more

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Family friendly hotel

20/09/2016 Janet B, Altrincham, United Kingdom

We have visited the Braids on a number of occasions, and it just keeps getting better. They looked after us splendidly when my sister hosted her birthday party here in January 2016. The service they g... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Janet WOW we are delighted and very thankful for your fantastic review of our hotel and events team. My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
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Good value for money

20/09/2016 janet n, Wigan, United Kingdom

Stayed a few times at braids hills when looking for a bargain trip to Edinburgh. A bus ride into city centre, bus stop immediately opposite hotel. If you like walking , lovely walks close by, ask at ... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Janet Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you continue to choose our hotel when you visit Edinburgh. My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager