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

24 Hour Room Service, Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, 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
134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 6JD, Scotland
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Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

  • 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.

For any enquiries please call Grainne Lambert on 0131 447 8888

Registrar

Registry office:
The City of Edunburgh Council
59/63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RN
0131 529 2600

Golf Off Site

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

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

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

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
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

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name 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: 1486 reviews
Excellent 42%
Very Good 36%
Average 12%
Poor 5%
Terrible 3%
Rating

Rhagnar, wrote review 09/11/2021

Back Again

Stayed here 6 or 7 times because my family just live round the corner. Its not expensive, has a nice bar and is on the bus route for the centre of Edinburgh. However it could do with a spruce up here ... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Other at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Rhagnar Thank you so so much for your lovely comments and humble apologies that we had the restaurant shut whilst you were with us. We are currently recruiting to ensure we can once again offer our usual full service. We are fortunate enough to be able to still offer food for our customers and can only apologise for the draft beer that is not on due to a supply issue. We sincerely hope to have it back on again soon. I hope that you will visit again with us when you are back in Edinburgh. Kindest Regards Michael
Rating

amyandsam437, wrote review 08/11/2021

Very Good

Overall a lovely hotel with a great staff team. Our room was clean and tidy however the wardrobe sliding mirrored door was broken/ hanging off and just hidden behind the second sliding door. Rooms are... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Other at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear amyandsam437 I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Best Western Braid Hills Hotel. It is always lovely to see great reviews following a guest’s stay and please be assured that your comments have been passed to our team members. Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
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Lyndsay M, wrote review 05/11/2021

very uncomfortable bed but delicious breakfast

very uncomfortable bed, leaky shower, room door was not soundproof and allowed a lot of hallway light to enter. staff were very friendly and professional and the breakfast was delicious with lots of v... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Other at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Lyndsay M Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed some aspects of your recent stay with us, I will ensure that the staff are aware of your lovely comments. I will definitely check into and ensure that the comments in regards to the shower, bed and room door are corrected and thank you for highlighting this as we can ensure that these aspects don't cause future issues. I hope that you will stay with us again soon! Kind Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
Rating

nickmacd, wrote review 05/11/2021

Average at best

A period property, with fixtures and fittings that match it's age. Rooms a bit dated looking and decor a desired taste. Pricey. No draught beer available for a 70+ function is almost criminal, and on... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Other at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear nickmacd Please accept my apologies on behalf of the hotel for the shortcomings in service you experienced during your stay and please be assured I will discuss your feedback with the management team It will give me great delight to share your lovely comments in regards to the staff especially in this current climate and thank you for stating this. Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager
Rating

mrsjackson1417, wrote review 02/11/2021

Poor hotel

Staff are not friendly. No information about the hotel such as check out times or internet given at check in. Front desk were unwelcoming and had a bad attitude. Bar staff were terrible, arrived in ... more

Owner Response
Michael Balman, Other at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear mrsjackson1417 Please accept my apologies on behalf of the hotel for the shortcomings in service you experienced during your stay and please be assured I will discuss your feedback with the management team Kindest Regards Michael Balman Deputy General Manager

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