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

Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, 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

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.

  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Grainne Lambert on 0131 4478888

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

9 holes Yes
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: 1434 reviews
Excellent 43%
Very Good 36%
Average 12%
Poor 5%
Terrible 2%
Rating

RetiredandVeryHappy, wrote review 21/05/2020

Wedding Cancellation Refund.

Just to let everyone know this hotel acted with complete honesty and professionalism. We had to cancel two rooms for three nights on the no refund terms and conditions due to restrictions. That was n... more

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elsmith123, wrote review 16/03/2020

Lovely room but no WiFi

We booked direct with the hotel and got upgraded to a superior room which was lovely. Bed was comfy and a great size. Only downside was that although we were given the WiFi code there did not appear t... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear elsmith123 Thank you for your very kind comments and constructive feedback in regards to your stay at Braid Hills Hotel. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it was most unfortunate that the wifi was down during your stay. This was completely out of our hands as we were awaiting a delivery of a switch for the wifi as the previous device gave up the ghost and had a massive impact on wifi capabilities for the hotel as a whole. I can imagine how frustrating it is as we are all very much reliant on wifi these days for communication. I sincerely hope that you will visit with us again some day as we would be delighted to welcome you back. Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
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Julie P, wrote review 16/03/2020

Fantastic hotel , great value , Amazing staff , lovely location , great room 222

Julie & Craig Stayed 13 & 14 March , would like to thank Grainne, Holly & Choloe who make you feel welcome the minute you arrive at the check in desk , so helpful & friendly they makes you feel ... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Julie P Thank you so much for the fantastic review of the hotel and team. I will be most certainly sharing your very kind comments with the team and thank you for highlighting some of the team. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you will visit with us again in the not so distant future. Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
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mcidle98, wrote review 15/03/2020

Great wedding

Had our wedding here in 2019. From start to finish the whole process and actually day was fantastic. All the staff were wonderful and couldnt have asked for the build up and day to go any better. F... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear mcidle98 Extreme thanks for the wonderful review of the hotel. I am so happy that you have such great memories to share with us about the wonderful time you had with us. The team to try there hardest to make sure everything runs smoothly for our guests and have a great understanding how important these days are. It is wonderful to share this feedback with them as it makes all there efforts worth while. I am delighted all your guests had a wonderful time and could have the confidence in booking to stay with us for future visits. Again, thank you for the lovely feedback and it was a pleasure to have you and all your guests and family with us . Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
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X4813YWalanp, wrote review 12/03/2020

Great hotel in handy location

Stayed for one night on a bed and breakfast basis. Room was clean and spacious and the breakfast was very good, although no tattie scones! Bar is also comfortable. Located in a great part of Edinbur... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear X4813YWalanp Thank you so much for the lovely review. Sorry about the tattie scones, we will review that for our new menu offering and try squeeze it in to this new financial year. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to have you visiting with us. We are extremely lucky to be in such a beautiful location with fantastic views over the city. We sincerely hope that you remember us in the future and pop back for another visit. Kind Regards Michael Balman

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