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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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134 Braid Road
EH10 6JD
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6085*


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


Dining and Bars



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

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

Weekend times may vary


Braid Hills

Course information

Course Type: Hill Terraine
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 5858 Yards
No handicap required


0.5 miles away in Edinburgh


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


0.5 miles away in Edinburgh


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £45.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £15.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition Yes


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


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.


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.


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.

Sat nav users: type EH10 6JD

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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)

134 Braid Road
EH10 6JD

What's nearby?


  • 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)


  • Princes Street and Multrees Walk (3.3 miles)

  • The Gyle Shopping Centre (4.2 miles)

  • Ocean Terminal (4.7 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


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

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


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 698 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 225
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Rating: 1 23

Nice hotel, bad Street access by bus

26/05/2016 Gertrudebetina,

Steep flight of stairs from Street so access to city is difficult with luggage. No elevator inside either. otherwise lovely old fashioned hotel. Bed comfortable, bathroom modern and décor stylish and ... more


Lovely hotel, dreadful cooked breakfast.

23/05/2016 SwanningAround66, Brechin, United Kingdom

I like Best Western Hotels. Their atmosphere evokes staying at old country houses, without the tedium of having to spend the afternoon shooting at defenceless birds, before breaking your teeth on unre... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear SwanningAround66 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent stay at our hotel. Firstly, I am pleased to note that you found the room to be very comfortable and spotlessly clean, I can confirm that the room that you stayed in has been recently refurbished as part of our 71 bedroom rolling refurbishment schedule. I am also pleased to hear that you were welcomed by friendly staff. I am very sorry to hear that there was no caffeinated coffee in your room. The tea/coffee making facilities are replenished daily and should you require more this can be delivered to your room. I am disappointed to hear that you felt your breakfast did not meet your expectations. We take pride in providing food to our customers that is both cooked freshly and sourced locally. I can fully appreciate a full cooked is not to everyone’s taste so we also provide an extensive continental selection in addition to healthy hot items cooked to order. The toaster is indeed a ‘conveyor belt’ style, and is adjustable. Presumably, before yourself, a guest must have made an adjustment as checking this setting is part of our breakfast team morning check-list. I am delighted to hear that Adam helped you with your breakfast; he is indeed a valuable asset to this hotel and it is always refreshing to hear that a member of staff has excelled in providing good customer service. I do hope that you will return to the hotel and of course our team is happy to provide a full plated breakfast, cooked to order if this would be more preferable to you. Kind Regards Andrea Paton General Manager

Great weekend

22/05/2016 EstAmalfi, Perth, United Kingdom

What a lovely stay! The receptionists were very welcoming. Our rooms had been upgraded and both were beautiful. A secret staircase in mine led to an upstairs double bed. Very comfortable twin beds in ... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear EstAmalfi Thank you for your lovely review! My team and I hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager

Short break

15/05/2016 1RDavido,

Had a very good stay here. We booked the executive room which had wonderful views over the valley in front of the hotel. The room was spacious and elegantly decorated. The bathroom had both a bath and... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 1RDavido Thank you for your generous review following your recent stay, we are pleased that you enjoyed our refurbished bedrooms and stunning views. We hope you will choose our hotel next time you are visiting Edinburgh. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager

Good hotel, not too far from the city centre

09/05/2016 AmmanSteven, Strathaven, United Kingdom

Stayed over the weekend. Room was at the back and small. But other rooms looked good and spacious. Worth requesting larger rooms with elevated views, as we looked out at the car park. Public areas are... more

Owner Response
BraidHillsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review following your stay last weekend. As we are a Victorian property which maintains the original layout all of our bedrooms are individual. Due to the high number of requests we receive from guests who would like to enjoy the stunning views from our elevated site we have introduced a new category of bedroom whereby guests can guarantee a view from our Classic (standard) bedrooms at a very reasonable overnight supplement. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope you will choose our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager