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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 attractions nearby, whilst being away from all the hustle and bustle.

This traditional 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, Arthur's Seat and the Firth of Forth, you'll be within easy reach of the city's other beauty spots. Just a short trip away, you can find iconic attractions like Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll also be able to take in Princes Street Gardens, top class museums and plenty of shops at the heart of Edinburgh.

It's also a city where there is always a festival happening and not just the world-renowned comedy festival in late summer. This is just one of the reasons why Edinburgh is the cultural jewel in Scotland's crown.

The capital is a great place to explore other parts of Scotland, with its excellent road and rail links. From the hilltop position of the Best Western Braid Hills Hotel, you can see all it has to offer.
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

Facilities

Dining and Bars

A fantastic place to eat in Edinburgh, the scenic dining facilities at Best Western Braid Hills Hotel have even been immortalised in literature.

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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: 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. 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

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

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.

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

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.

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Wedding service and reception venue

You can hold your ceremony within our hotel, whether its a civil or religious service. We have a selection of suites, with our biggest, the Braid suite, able to accommodate up to 130 guests for a ceremony or wedding breakfast. Our smaller suites are suitable for between 15 and 80 guests. If you choose our Buckstone suite, you can host your wedding in your own exclusive pub. The suite can fit up to 80 guests for an evening reception.

Catering

Our wide menu selection allows you to choose the perfect dish for your guests on your big day. We offer a variety of wedding breakfast and evening dinner and buffet packages to suit your needs. Most of our wedding packages cover everything you need for your special day - from arrival drinks and the ceremony through to the evening meal. You'll be invited to taste your chosen menu prior to the big day to ensure youre completely happy with it.

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, the suite is free to the happy couple, compliments of The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel. We want your special day to be perfect from beginning to end. What better way to begin your new life as a married couple than to wake up in such beautiful surroundings?

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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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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1062 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 410
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Rating: 1 29
Rating

Average Hotel Stay

20/09/2017 Gharmjnr,

We stayed here on our way from Lincolnshire to the north coast of Scotland. I didn't expect the hotel to be magnificent as we didn't pay very much. The hotel room was small but well equipped. And very... more

Owner Response
, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Gharmjnr Thank you for your recent review of your stay with us at the Braid Hills Hotel. I can only apologise for the uncomfortable time you experienced due to the heat. I have passed on your comments to the Food and Beverage Manager who strives on delivering excellent customer experience's to ensure his team are consistently courteous at all times. I hope that you choose to return to the hotel once again, my team and I look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

Great views but let down by lack of foresight and incompetent managent

17/09/2017 mrdeeping, UK

We were a small group booked in for the rugby finals. The rooms were spacious, well equipped and with fantastic views of the city. The first night / morning was fine but we came down on Saturday morn... more

Owner Response
, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Mrdeeping I would like to thank you for your review of the hotel, the feedback received is useful to us in ensuring that we give our guests the best possible service. It saddens me to read your review of the hotel, I apologise unreservedly for the inconvenience that this must have caused you. I wish you had come to see me during your stay and we could have resolved any issues at the time. I can assure you that this is not the normal standard of service; we take pride in our usual consistent high guest satisfaction. If we are experiencing a particularly busy spell at breakfast we invite guests to enjoy their breakfast in our Edinburgh Bar & Lounge. I have personally investigated the issues that you have kindly raised for me during your stay, and implemented a number of changes to ensure that these issues do not re-occur. If you wish to discuss this matter further with me then please get in contact, I hope that you choose to return to the hotel in the future. Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

Beautiful location!

17/09/2017 cindylm273,

Our room had a great view of the park and you can see Edinburgh Castle from the outdoor dining area. We arrived before check in, so we had lunch in the pub-actually they allow you to eat in the hotel... more

Owner Response
, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear cindylm273 Thank you for the 5* review of our hotel! I am delighted that you enjoyed the lunch and dinner menus in the Edinburgh Bar & Lounge and our 1886 Restaurant. 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 Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

Startlingly Adequate

16/09/2017 Jane-Louise B, Camberley, England, United Kingdom

Started off really well. Found it no problem so that was a good beginning! It sits impressively on a hill overlooking the town, approaching villages and some hills. Checked in with a really helpful ... more

Owner Response
, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jane-Louise B Thank you for leaving a review of our hotel, we take all feedback on board and use this to continually improve the service we provide. Firstly, I am delighted that you found the hotel easily and that you describe the beds as comfy in spotless rooms. I am sorry that there was an issue with your breakfast booking. I will pass your comments on to our Assistant Food & Beverage Manager with regards to the timing of your bill being delivered to your table. Additionally, I will look to identify the room in which you stayed to address some of the points you made about your bedroom. I hope that you choose to return to the hotel once again, my team and I look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager
Rating

One night stay

15/09/2017 christine s,

Room was lovely when you finally get there. No lift in hotel with dated staircase and carpet. Shower was running for 20 mins before i could get hot water. Room size was good though. Bed was very comfo... more

Owner Response
, General Manager at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review
Dear christine s Thank you for leaving a review of our hotel, we take all feedback on board and use this to continually improve the service we provide. Firstly, I am pleased that you found the room to be a good size and that you describe the bed as very comfortable. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the building we are unable to install a lift in our hotel. If you are planning to stay with us again please do not hesitate to contact our team at the time of booking who can ensure you are allocated a suitable bedroom. Additionally, we offer a luggage service to all our guests on arrival and departure. I hope that you choose to return to the hotel once again, my team and I look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Andrea Paton, General Manager