"I knew of this hotel from my working life on training courses etc so I knew what to expect and it met these expectations. Staff were very helpful. " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the bar at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Napier University. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a restaurant are available. Built in 1886, this 3-star hotel has 71 rooms over 3 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • All rooms offer iPod docking stations, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine and garden views while dining at 1886 Restaurant
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the overall comfort and low noise level
  • 13 minutes by car from University of Edinburgh and 15 minutes from George Street

Classic Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£41 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel ratings based on 23 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

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4 out of 5
Pros: Room was excellent - with views looking out over Edinburgh.
Cons: There was a wee problem with car parking. It is a very popular hotel and on one occasion we had to park in a nearby street as the car park was full.
Location: On the Southern outskirts of Edinburgh but with the Morningside area close by, with its excellent shops, bars and restaurants.
I knew of this hotel from my working life on training courses etc so I knew what to expect and it met these expectations. Staff were very helpful.

Posted by , from Scotland on 24 Feb 2017

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3 out of 5

A three start hotel in every way

An ageing hotel, with no lift and night reception staff who can't count stairs - their 12 was our 30. The decoration varies around the corridors depending on which period that were last refreshed. Some carpets were quite threadbare. The smallest shower room we have ever seen. The hand basin hot tap was so close to the mirror that my wife couldn't grip it. Breakfast was very average. No poached eggs and the last bastion of the meatless commercial sausage. Staff were friendly and helpful. Handy parking around the hotel.

Posted by on 26 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

family trip

Great place, lovely room and location.. Breakfast was a little disappointing.. Overall lovely stay, would could again. thanks

Posted by on 24 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Good quality/ good price

What a great place to stay recently updated. Warm & welcoming & roomy.

Posted by on 3 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

brilliant!

The hotel is on the outskirts of Edinburgh, we had two rooms ajoining, which was perfect. Food excellent and staff very helpfull. Have already recommended this hotel to a friend and we look forward to staying again in the very near future

Posted by on 17 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Great stay in Edinburgh

Super staff in good location with great transport links into city centre. Good bistro food in adjacent BuckstonePub.Got better price from Internet which was surprising.

Posted by on 3 Jan 2015

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1 out of 5

Room was terrable

Everything good apart from room the shower was small with hairs the toilet very small boxed in hair dryer was very dangerous all melted so could not use it not worth 180.00 decoration is in much need off upgrade not much of a headboard on bed with a dadedo rail that I hit my head on not happy at all will never stay there again .

Posted by on 5 Aug 2014

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5 out of 5

very nice

2 short stays 1st parking probs, 2nd parking probs sorted , two good stays good

Posted by on 29 Jul 2014

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 26 Nov 2013

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4 out of 5

Nice location away from the husle bustle

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

Posted by on 19 Nov 2013

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About the Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

Location 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH10 6JD

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business centre. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 16146 square feet (1500 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel was completed in November 2015. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 71 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 16146 sq ft of conference space
  • 1500 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1886
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (16.7 km / 10.4 mi)
  • Train station: Slateford Station (3.5 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel offers 71 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually decorated. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

1886 Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Edinburgh Bar – This lobby lounge specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for GBP 5.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • 24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14.95 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 5.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Braid Hills Hotel Edinburgh
  • Best Western Braid Hills Hotel
  • Best Western Braid Hills Edinburgh
  • Best Western Braid Hills
  • BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Best Western Edinburgh
  • Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.