£45.84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 27 Apr 2014 Check-out 28 Apr 2014

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

3 stars
134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, EH10 6JD
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
18 reviews
Great holiday hotel

We enjoyed our stay here or 8 nights over Christmas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The... See full review

  • QJ Traveler
  • 6 Jan 2014
Nice location away from the husle bustle

Very comfortable, friendly and helpful staff, nice distance from the town centre See full review

  • Smeeto
  • 19 Nov 2013
Historic Edinburgh hotel within a mile of five golf courses

The Best Western Edinburgh Braid Hills Hotel overlooks Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth from an elevated position in the famously genteel Morningside district. The Braid Hills is one of Edinburgh's best-known hotels, with a history stretching back to the 19th century. The quiet location is just 2.5 miles (4 km) from the city center. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, ample free parking, bus service, and a warm welcome.

Highlights
  • Five golf facilities within one mile (1.6 km)
  • Two restaurants and bars
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
Rooms
The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel has 67 rooms, including family rooms and the spacious, four-poster queen room. All rooms have television, free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making equipment, a welcome tray, and bottled mineral water. Private bathrooms are standard, featuring toiletries and a built-in television/radio speaker. Hairdryer and iron with ironing board are available on request. The family room and four-poster queen room enjoy views over Braidburn Valley Park. Full Scottish breakfast included.
Features

The spacious Allermuir restaurant, with large windows and a panoramic view over Braidburn Valley Park and the city, offers a varied table d'hote menu featuring a number of uniquely Scottish dishes. The wine list includes both excellent vintages and more modest bottles at sensible prices. The Buckstone Bistro, on the hotel grounds and overlooking the city, is an attractive location to enjoy sensibly priced lighter meals. Families and children of all ages are welcome. The Buckstone Bistro has an inviting bar area. Another cocktail bar is adjacent to the Allermuir restaurant.

 

Mortonhall Golf Club and Braid Hills Golf Centre are the closest of no less than five golf facilities within a mile of the hotel. The hotel caters meetings, conferences, and events of up to 100, theater-style.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.6 mi/13.8 km)
Nearby attractions
  • University of Edinburgh (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (3.0 mi/4.8 km)
  • Princes Street (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Royal Yacht Britannia (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
Business
  • Two meeting rooms accommodate up to 28 or 100
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (2.5 mi/4.0 km)

BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel Rooms

DELUXE ROOM
Book one of our Deluxe rooms to enjoy fabulous views over Edinburgh and beyond to the Pentlands, the Firth of Forth and the Fife hills. Stretch out in the king-size bed and flick through the channels on the flat screen TV. Deluxe Rooms, which are more spacious than our Classic rooms, also feature Free WiFi, work desk, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary mineral water
PREMIUM DELUXE ROOMS
Book one of our Premium Deluxe rooms to enjoy fabulous views over Edinburgh and beyond to the Pentlands, the Firth of Forth and the Fife hills. Stretch out in the FOUR POSTER bed and flick through the channels on the flat screen TV. These spacious rooms, feature Free WiFi, work desk, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary mineral water
CLASSIC TWIN ROOM
Twin room with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom. Hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, FREE WiFi and FREE parking.
WEE CLASSIC SINGLE
Single room with 1 single bed and en-suite bathroom. Hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, FREE WiFi and FREE parking.
CLASSIC DOUBLE ROOM
Double room with 1 double deb and en-suite bathroom. Hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, FREE WiFi and FREE parking.
FAMILY ROOM
Spacious family room with 1 double bed, 1 single bed and space for an additional roll away bed to sleep up to 4 people. With en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, FREE WiFi and FREE parking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

55.917 -3.2119
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is magnificently situated in its own grounds, with panoramic views right across the City of Edinburgh, to the Pentlands, the Firth of Forth and the Fife hills beyond. Easy reach on city centre and airport with ample FREE parking.

Nearby points of interest

  • Greenbank: 0.3 mi
  • Braid Hills: 0.5 mi
  • Comiston: 0.5 mi
  • Morningside: 0.5 mi
  • Firrhill: 0.7 mi
  • Oxgangs: 0.8 mi
  • Church Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Hunter's Tryst: 1.1 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.1 mi
  • Fairmilehead: 1.1 mi
  • Swanston: 1.2 mi
  • Greenhill: 1.2 mi
  • Blackford: 1.2 mi
  • Craiglockhart: 1.2 mi
  • Polwarth: 1.2 mi
  • Greenbank: 0.3 mi
  • Braid Hills: 0.5 mi
  • Comiston: 0.5 mi
  • Morningside: 0.5 mi
  • Firrhill: 0.7 mi
  • Oxgangs: 0.8 mi
  • Church Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Hunter's Tryst: 1.1 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.1 mi
  • Fairmilehead: 1.1 mi
  • Swanston: 1.2 mi
  • Greenhill: 1.2 mi
  • Blackford: 1.2 mi
  • Craiglockhart: 1.2 mi
  • Polwarth: 1.2 mi
  • Redford: 1.3 mi
  • Merchiston: 1.4 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 1.4 mi
  • Shandon: 1.4 mi
  • Slateford: 1.4 mi
  • Mortonhall: 1.5 mi
  • Ardmillan: 1.5 mi
  • Marchmont: 1.6 mi
  • Chesser: 1.6 mi
  • Colinton: 1.7 mi
  • Mayfield: 1.7 mi
  • Tynecastle Stadium: 1.7 mi
  • Lochrin: 1.8 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.8 mi
  • Alnwickhill: 1.8 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.8 mi
  • Dalry: 1.9 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.9 mi
  • Westfield: 1.9 mi
  • Liberton: 2 mi
  • Newington: 2 mi
  • Kaimes: 2 mi
  • Kingsknowe: 2 mi
  • Lauriston: 2 mi
  • Haymarket: 2 mi
  • Saughton: 2.1 mi
  • West Coates: 2.1 mi
  • Longstone: 2.1 mi
  • Balgreen: 2.1 mi
  • Roseburn: 2.2 mi

Dining

Cocktail Bar & Lounge
The newly refurbished Cocktail Bar and Lounge is a comfortable area next to the restaurant. Open all day you can relax with teas and coffees, or choose from a selections of wines, spirits and beers.
Allermuir Restaurant
Dining in our Allermuir Restaurant is a special pleasure. The restaurant is spacious light and airy with large windows and panoramic view over park land and the city, to Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth beyond. Here you can choose from our varied table d'hote menu, which features a number of uniquely Scottish dishes; the magnificent views from our elegantly - appointed restaurant can only enhance the enjoyment of your meal. Lunch and Dinner is served daily and our traditional Sunday Lunch, served between 12 and 2 p.m., is extremely popular.
Buckstone Bar & Kitchen
Situated in the Hotel grounds, the newly refurbished Buckstone Bar and Kitchen is a well known local meeting place and offers an attractive place to enjoy a quiet drink or sensibly priced pub grub and selection of real ales. The split-level bar and conservatory offer stunning views over the city; seating extends onto the terrace in summer. Children of all ages catered for.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Braid Hills Hotel is an ideal wedding venue in Edinburgh and a great location for your private event, function or celebration, or private function room hire, offering a superb outlook and first class facilities, including ample free car parking in both the hotel grounds or adjoining street. Lovely gardens for your photographs. The Comiston Suite is the largest of the rooms accommodating up to 140 for a seated dinner or lunch and is a great choice for a conference venue in Edinburgh with up to 100 for a theatre style meeting. The Comiston Sutie also has its own entrance which is useful for equipment and exhibitions. The Braid Room, situated at the front of the hotel, is a smaller room that will seat 16 for a dinner or table meeting.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

4
QJ Traveler
Indianapolis, IN
6 Jan 2014

Great holiday hotel

We enjoyed our stay here or 8 nights over Christmas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was ideal for us and directly on a bus line. We were very busy so we did not use many of the hotels amenities or restaurant, but did enjoy the bar and had tea a few times which was wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bus stop is in front of the hotel at the bottom of the steps. I recommend buying a week pass at the station in town to have unlimited transportation

Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Liz Anne
Dumfries and Galloway
26 Nov 2013

Family night away

My sister in law had to change room as 1st room had a "smell" and the staff were told but nothing was done or maybe could not be done. However she was pleased with the room she was given after her complaint. Also the buffet breakfast was just ok as food never stays very warm. The selection was good but could have been a lot warmer. But I will still return to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Smeeto
Forres Moray
19 Nov 2013

Nice location away from the husle bustle

Very comfortable, friendly and helpful staff, nice distance from the town centre

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

4
PTR1
Neilston
12 Nov 2013

Weekend Break

Enjoyed our stay here . Staff were courteous and friendly. Exceptional rate compared to city centre hotels so well worth the 20 minute trip to and from the hotel to the city centre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

4
SIDECAR42
WODONGA VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
23 May 2013

Brilliant

TO PUT IT SIMPLY, WE ENJOYED OURSELVES SO MUCH WE STAYED LONGER.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Morningside Maisie
Melrose
19 Mar 2013

great night

Excellent. Been here on more than one occasion. as always great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

1
Super Traveler
Business
London, UK
3 Jan 2013

never again

too expensive, too unprofessional, to far from city, too cold tacky rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Biker B
Business
Dublin
11 Oct 2012

Outskirts accomodation

With your own transport, in my case a bike, this hotel is excellently placed for access from outside town, yet also easy access to the centre. Staff could not have been more friendly, helpful or polite. The restaurant was excellent. The whole very well maintained and presented.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

2
miclo
cave creek.ariona
9 Sep 2012

worst than B&B

very old, dusty, small room, bathroom door did not shut, no washcloth, way upstairs (no lift) Restaurant serves good food Won't go back there for the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Lonestar
Birmingham, England and Austin, Texas
24 Jul 2012

2 nights in Edinburgh

The hotel is elevated giving lovely views and a great spot to watch the sunset. It is around 15 mins bus ride from the centre but buses go from right outside the hotel very regularly (there are fairly steep steps which could be a problem for some). The staff are young and couldn't have been more helpful; the beds were changed daily. The place itself is a little 'tired' and in need of modernisation but there is a cosy bar, computer in the lobby with wifi and a bistro right next door offering good and inexpensive meals. The hotel restaurant is more pricey but has a full menu which looked good. The breakfast in the morning could not be faulted, you name it, it was available. This is not a swanky place but, given the cost, was ideal for our short trip away. I took a Texan friend and he loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

There are many tourist bus rides but for £3.50 you can buy a day's ticket and just hop on and off as you please. If you don't fancy the walk up to the castle catch the 11 then the 35 buses and gently stroll up The Royal Mile to the wonderful castle.

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