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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 820 traveller reviews
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Rating

unpleseant breakfast chef

01/12/2016 oulkachahdou, Malaga, Spain

we are a Spanish couple we stayed here for a few days we recommend the hotel lovely staff apart from the unpleasant breakfast chef who with a ginger head was, last Tuesday, shouting and verbally abusi... more

Rating

Nice hotel shame about the food

29/11/2016 60996099,

Nice hotel lovely room all very friendly except the restaurant had to ask many times for a drink and would not recommend the food very small and cold. Staff only interested in the American family stay... more

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Great hotel which we have used numerous times and will continue to do so.

28/11/2016 Ian B, Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Great hotel in handy location with car parking. Very comfortable rooms/beds and plenty warm and cosy for these cold winter nights. Staff are helpful and there is good food in the restaurant. We have s... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Ian B Thank you for your 5* review of your recent stay with us and continued loyalty to our hotel. My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

Best value hotel

28/11/2016 suey553, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Very good value, superbly updated furnishing and evening meal was great. Enjoy the atmosphere that this hotel creates - many larger chain economy hotels offer similar deals but they are characterless ... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

Breakfast not worth the money.

28/11/2016 Keith B,

This was our second week-end visit, last visit was 24/25 Sept. The room was on the third floor, well furnished and decorated , clean and has all the facilities. Except the sink in the bathroom was ver... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Keith B Thank you for your recent review. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise if we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. The property was built in 1886 without the capability to install an elevator however during our refurbishment we have upgraded our ground floor bedrooms and installed secure, level access to these bedrooms from our car park. If you are planning to stay with us again and would like to request one of these bedrooms please do not hesitate to ask at the time of booking. I have checked your accommodation rate and you did opt to include breakfast within your room rate at the time of booking which is charged at a £5.00 per person supplement as opposed to the £14.95 you have stated above? Additionally for any guests who have booked on a room only rate we a discounted upgrade to B&B on check in for £10.00 per person. We do have breakfast menus on all of our tables with items available to order from the kitchen and our hot breakfasts for Gluten Free and Vegetarian guests. I can appreciate that not all guests enjoy a buffet service however this is the system has been adopted for speed of service as we regularly cater for over 100 guests within a short time period. If you prefer a breakfast cooked to order from the kitchen please do not hesitate to ask a member of our team if you visit in future. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager