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Everything you need in Edinburgh.

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*
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
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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 748 traveller reviews
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EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR WAKE

28/08/2016 johnlefley407, London, United Kingdom

I was there for a wake last September. The arrangements and food were excellent, though the staff had to be reminded to bring one of the items! The 30 of us were able to sit on the terrace in front of... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Johnlefley407 Thank you for taking the time to review of your experience of Braid Hills Hotel, my team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
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Disapointing

27/08/2016 traceyp797, Bristol, United Kingdom

Despite good first impression and friendly reception staff stay was dis appointing - 1st room had broken wardrobe door, room smelt, no iron, phone broken. Housekeeping v helpful, moved us - 2nd room l... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Tracey Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We value all guest feedback as this enables us to improve our business and increase guest satisfaction for future stays. The issues you raised with your bedroom were reported immediately to our in house maintenance team by our Housekeeping Manager and have now been rectified. I am pleased that your alternative room did meet your expectations. Please accept my apologies on behalf of the hotel for the shortcomings in service you experienced during breakfast and please be assured I will discuss your feedback with the management team. If you have any queries or would like to speak to me directly please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email. Kind Regards Andrea Paton General Manager
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Lunch under the sun

25/08/2016 visitor458, Tel Aviv, Israel

It was a beautiful day so we sat on the lovely decking . Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was fresh and very tasty I had a mug of soup and it was extremely large.Fish pie was full of white f... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Visitor458 Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our 1886 Restaurant & Terrace (we are glad the Scottish summer shined on you). My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
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Wedding at Hotel - Excellent

22/08/2016 CraigN687, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We attended a wedding at the Braid Hills hotel last Friday and it was superb. Tracey and her events team made everyone feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for her and her enthusi... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear CraigN687 I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent attendance at a wedding at Best Western Braid Hills Hotel. It is always lovely to hear customer feedback following an event and please be assured that your comments have been passed to our Heads of Department and staff. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
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Very Nice Hotel

13/08/2016 Lasagnelover, Jarrow, United Kingdom

Braid Hills Hotel is a very pleasant hotel, our check in was excellent, we had booked a standard double room but they upgraded us to a better room at no extra cost. The room was large and very nicely... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and the beautiful city of Edinburgh. My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager