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, 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: 1421 reviews
Excellent 42%
Very Good 37%
Average 12%
Poor 5%
Terrible 2%
Rating

Zavazah, wrote review 22/01/2020

Excellent stay but the hotel is definitely not disabled friendly

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Cosy bar. Breakfasts for guests with dietary requirements can be cooked to order (loved my gluten free cooked breakfasts).... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Zavazah Thank you for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. During any future development of our bedrooms adding some mobility accessible rooms is a high priority for the hotel owners as we aim to improve the comfort of all of our guests. Best wishes for 2020 and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

GixxaJase, wrote review 19/01/2020

Much better

My second time staying here for business. In my previous review I noted that the food was average as my steak was overcooked, but I can now say this must have been a bad day. The standard has got bett... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear GixxaJase, Thank you for your review, we are always delighted to welcome back regular guests, best wishes for 2020 and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

Rhagnar, wrote review 11/01/2020

Best Deal, Best View, Best Room

I've written reviews of this place before, but this stay was better than the others. I stayed for 4 nights over Christmas and got a single room [no breakfast] for £280. For the time of year, I though... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Rhagnar, Thank you for your review, we are always delighted to welcome back regular guests and I am especially pleased we were able to upgrade you over the festive period, room 308 does command the best view of Edinburgh. Best wishes for 2020 and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
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Lisa S, wrote review 05/01/2020

Pleasant

Staff were very pleasant and my single room was clean & queen size bed very comfortable. Room was a little cool & you could hear the traffic from the main road but overall the hotel was very quiet giv... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lisa Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Braid Hills Hotel, we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
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UpTheTown, wrote review 02/01/2020

New Year Stay

Great hotel to stay in just a short bus ride out of Edinburgh. The staff were very accommodating and the food was amazing. The breakfast was great especially on New Years day when Bucks Fizz was serve... more

Owner Response
MichaelB19205, Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear UpTheTown Thank you for the fantastic 5* review of our hotel! I am delighted that you had such a lovely New Years celebration with us , and I will make sure that your comments are conveyed to all staff members. 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

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