Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, EH10 6JD, United Kingdom
+44 131 447 8888

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Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Best Western C$ 127
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 4.0 km
Location rating 8.9
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Turnhouse
Distance to airport 10.6 km

Rooms

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Classic Rooms

C$ 174+

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C$ 174 per night
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C$ 190 per night
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Double bed
C$ 212 per night

Double Rooms

C$ 127+

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C$ 172 per night

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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
  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    10.0

    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.

  • Good
    Oct. 2019
    7.5

    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.

  • Good
    Oct. 2019
    7.1

    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.

  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.6

    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.

  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.6

    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.

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Overview

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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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.5 Excellent

based on 2,676 reviews

9.0

Service

8.9

Location

7.4

Room

4.0

WiFi

Things to Know

  • Accessible parking
  • Great view

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

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Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Disabled Access
Internet
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
24hr front desk
Free parking
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Library
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Currency exchange on-site
Safe

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

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  • Greyfriars Kirk 3.6 km
  • Edinburgh Castle 3.6 km
  • National Museum of Scotland 3.6 km
  • National Library Of Scotland 3.7 km
  • St Giles' Cathedral 3.9 km

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