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|Distance to city centre||4.0 km|
|Nearest Airport||Edinburgh Turnhouse|
|Distance to airport||10.6 km|
|"Excellent breakfast with good variety."||(in 145 reviews)|
|"Good breakfast and good value."||(in 191 reviews)|
|"Very comfy beds and excellent food."||(in 89 reviews)|
|"No lift and lots of stairs"||(in 19 reviews)|
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|breakfast was good||in 314 reviews|
|bus stop||in 145 reviews|
|car park||in 58 reviews|
|city centre||in 148 reviews|
|coffee making||in 47 reviews|
|comfy bed||in 131 reviews|
|dining room||in 107 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 626 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 182 reviews|
|great location||in 56 reviews|
|great views||in 43 reviews|
|lots of stairs||in 56 reviews|
|lovely room||in 556 reviews|
|outside the hotel||in 258 reviews|
|value for money||in 67 reviews|
The bedroom was lovely and comfortable.Very quiet during the evening and night much appreciated. Breakfast was good and staff helpful and friendly.
No problems everything was very good.
Breakfast was good.
The room was small,and the bathroom a very cramped,L-shaped box.This,I suspect,was because the part of the hotel containing our room was in the extensive addition to the original Braid Hills Hotel consisting of a row of connected townhouses,which at least in the case of our room did not lend itself to conversion to e double room with shower room. Due to some communication hitch,we were kept waiting for an hour from ordering to receiving our main (only)course at dinner.Despite profuse apologies,it ruined the evening.We ate out next evening.
The breakfast was good. Always plenty of staff to attend to you.
It was very windy and the windows rattled making it difficult to sleep.
Attractive, neat and clean. Bar and restaurant on site. Friendly, helpful staff.
To access our rooms in the back, we either had to go out the front door and around the building and in the back door or go down the hall and through an event room -which was not accessible during the day if it was in use for an event. That was a bit inconvenient when hauling luggage to our room on a rainy day.
The breakfast buffet was excellent and the breakfast room had views over Edinburgh. It's a lovely hotel. The hotel is in a great location. Easy for the airport, on a bus route to the centre of the city and is probably cheaper than a city centre hotel.
We had an unusual but lovely room in that the large bed was close to the large window which had views of Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth. Behind the bed was a sitting area, hospitality tray and TV. We had two chairs. One a comfortable chair with no arms and the other a hard upright chair. It would have been great to have had a comfortable sofa. Basically it was a super hotel in a great location. What let it down was the staff. When we checked in the receptionist was on a call which turned out to be a complaint. We stood for some minutes waiting when eventually she came off the phone but didn't even apologise for keeping us waiting! On the second night our car was completely blocked in by another car. I went to inform the receptionist that we would like to ensure it was moved by the morning so we could leave. I was again met with a receptionist on the phone, this time about someone wanting a cheap rate they had seen online. This eventually turned into a telephone booking. I returned three times when eventually she was not on the phone. Again, no recognition, no apology for keeping me waiting! I gave her the number and make of the vehicle. I passed reception a couple of times afterwards but no update. She must have known we were in the bar but no update. When we went up I asked about progress and she said the owners of the vehicle were not answering their phone. I suggested a note under their door but this didn't go down well. I was not convinced she had event tried to contact them. These phone calls would have been better handled in the back office not front of house in front of guests waiting to check in or ask questions! On the second morning we were at the back end of breakfast and had the staff laying up for lunch - not an issue and we were unhurried. However, we had to endure their constant chatter about other members of staff, what was on TV etc so not very professional in front of guests.
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 center 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 center. 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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- Accessible parking
- Great view
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