Stayed here one night in January while working in Edinburgh.
I used to live in this part of Edinburgh as a student 40 odd years ago and there was a little snug bar at the side that was our local. It's long gone, but the hotel itself, which I'd never stayed in before, seems to have gone from strength to strength.
Nothing not to like about this stay for me. I was given a large room with period features at the front, with a big three part window looking over Bruntsfield Links. The would have been great but unfortunately it was dark all the time I was there. There was another room attached with bunk beds and a second TV, wardrobe and the dreaded trouser press and off it was the en-suite bathroom. This would obviously be great as a family room.
The room itself was great, plenty of space for a massive bed, desk and chair and couple of bucket seats and a coffee table. There was also everything you would need including a hairdryer and an ironing board and table in case you don't trust that trouser press... The double glazing and heavy curtains meant there was little traffic noise and I slept reasonably well.
Ate in the Bisque bar in the evening and found the service good and the food decent and reasonably priced. There's also plenty of different types of restaurant in the immediate area. Breakfast was also good with the usual buffet and the usual cooked options. No smoked haddock and poached egg which is my personal favourite, but plenty of other choices so can't complain.
Staff that I met were all great.
For anyone that doesn't know Edinburgh, Bruntsfield is a great area to stay in. It's trendy and elegant and has its own community feel, with great shops, restaurants and pubs and some great open space in the Links and nearby Meadows. It's also great for the city centre with plenty of good bus services, though you can walk to the city centre in maybe about 25 minutes and Haymarket station in about 20.
Overall, really enjoyed my short stay and would return without hesitation. less
A_Bruce50, General Manager at Best Western Plus Edinburgh City Centre Bruntsfield Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your review of the Bruntsfield Hotel. We are all delighted to hear you had a comfortable stay with us, it must have been a pleasure returning to the area after 40 years. We really appreciate your feedback about the hotel, thank you.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel at some other point in the future.