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Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

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134 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JD Scotland
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#65 of 161 hotels in Edinburgh
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The Best Western Edinburgh Braid Hills 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. Great contemporary Scottish cuisine served in 1886 Restaurant and genuine, friendly service from all the staff is complemented by ample free parking, free wifi and convenient access to a frequent bus service into the city centre. Come and experience a hotel stay with a real Scottish feel!
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Breakfast buffet
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Hibernian1973 wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom137 contributions101 helpful votes
What a year to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary but we were lucky enough that the braid hills was open we had our wedding meal here as a very young couple starting our married life together so there really was only one place we wanted to go So we booked a room and they didn't let us down they really did treat us like royalty especially chloe who got us a upgrade to the same room we stayed in 25 years ago thank you so much then the service we got of Sarah for our meal was outstanding Nothing was to much trouble sorry I don't know the the names of the chefs who cooked our meals being asked chef with over 30 years experience it's so nice to go out and have a meal that you can't stop going on about the food was amazing as was the breakfast on Thursday morning all your staff are a credit to the braid hills hotel and u would definitely recommend anyone staying here And once again thank you so much for making our anniversary such a special night
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Responded 9 Nov 2020
Dear Dear Hibernian 1973 Thank you for the fantastic 5* review of our hotel! I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh. Thank you for your lovely feedback in regards to the team it very much appreciated and is a pleasure to pass onto them individually. I do hope that you will stay with us again, we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards Michael Balman
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BigDez33 wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom369 contributions108 helpful votes
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Our friends had changed their wedding due to the lockdown and October was deemed a safer bet yet the day before wee nippy put the central belt into another lockdown. We arrived at the hotel with the knowledge that we couldn't go to the wedding and the hotel was not serving alcohol. We decided to go anyway and make the most of it. What I have done is score everything out of 5. Room size 4 Cleanliness 4 Staff 5 Lunch 5 Dinner 4 Breakfast 5 Dinner was a 4 only just as the food was nice enough but the wait was longer than we expected. This might have been due to minimal staff levels serving at dinner. The lack of alcohol being served is not reflected in any score. Room 219 was boiling all night long even with the window open and heating off. Breakfast was really nice and cheered me up after what was an uneventful peaceful stay. Our main aim for booking this hotel was to go to a wedding and have a great time but instead it was a really quiet overnighter. Nice enough to book again when the bars open.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Dear BigDezz33 I would like to pass on my sincerest thanks from all of us here at Braid Hills Hotel for the lovely review of the hotel despite the current restrictions putting a halt to your friends wedding and the lack of alcohol sales currently imposed. We hope to have the possibility of welcoming back to our hotel again and hopefully have the the full service operational again. It was a pleasure to have you here and thank you again for your lovely review. Kindest Regards Michael and the team and Braid Hills Hotel
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mmmmmm52 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions34 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed one night after the funeral of a very close family member. Accommodation and food all good but what really stood out was the quality of the staff and the service they provided. From the moment I phoned to enquire about the possibility of a very small family gathering after the funeral to the moment we left the day after the funeral the service was nothing short of excellent. Nothing was too much trouble, all the staff were both very professional and friendly and compassionate. While they were clearly understaffed, particularly in the evening, it did not affect the smiles on their faces nor their attention to customers. (Best Western, please take note, this hotel needs more staff.) We have nothing but praise for all the staff. They made what was a desperately sad time for our small family group as easy as possible.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Dear mmmmmm52 Thank you so much for leaving us with such an amazing review following your recent stay here at the Braid Hills Hotel in Edinburgh. I am delighted to get such wonderful feedback in regards to the team as they really deserve all the recognition for there pro active attitudes in ensuring all our guests have a fantastic stay. They are a fantastic team and I will be sure to pass on your comments to them individually. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay and we hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Many Thanks Michael and all the team at Braid Hills Hotel
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Ian G wrote a review Oct 2020
Hindley, United Kingdom116 contributions102 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 nights with work and are going to do the same for next 7 weeks .Best hotel we have stopped at during the COVID rules since March Excellent food served fresh not frozen like many other hotels at the moment . Staff are friendly and attentive. Rooms are spotlessly clean large bed in mine and good space within the room with quality amenities to boot . Views down to Edinburgh are stunning as you are overlooking the city we walked into the centre a good walk of probably 2.5 miles All in all a very good best western hotel set in a lovely city
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Michael Balman, Owner at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Dear IanGildart Thank you so much for taking the time out to post such a fantastic review of your stay with us here at the Braid Hills Hotel. It was lovely to hear your feedback in regards to the team, room and our freshly prepared seasonal menu offering . I will be sure to share your fantastic review with them and please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with during your stay. Kindest Regards Michael and all the team at Braid Hills Hotel
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Phillip wrote a review Sep 2020
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I recently stayed here for 14 nights on business. I was a little apprehensive with the Covid situation although no need as from the minute of arrival I was made to feel safe and all facilities were open. There was a warm professional welcome from Chloe. The room (228) was superb, with a large double bed, seating area and lovely views over the park and surrounding countryside. a huge bathroom with great facilities including large TV, fridge, kettle and super soft towels and bedding. All the staff were superb with a warm friendly smile from housekeeping to the very efficient waitering staff. The food was plentiful especially breakfast with the best poached eggs in Edinbrugh. The location is perfect for sightseeing with a regular bus and stop right outside the hotel and 20 minutes in to the centre. Car parking is free a bonus in this city and a lovely local town of Morningside with plenty of local shops, cafes and bars within a 5 minute stroll and 2 golf courses within 5 minutes drive. Overall a quality hotel with professional friendly efficient staff and good facilities. I strongly recommend the hotel for a stay outside of the hassle of the centre of the city.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$82 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pentland Hills (0.00 km), The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve (0.4 km), and Bar at The Canny Man's (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hermitage Bar, Hummus, and Maison Bleue le Bistrot.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (4.7 km), The Real Mary King's Close (3.9 km), and Gilmerton Cove (5.1 km).
Does Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.