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BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Ranked #50 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2010

I loved this Hotel... A repleca of a Castle. I traveled with My Mother and we both loved it. There is a Bar and a Restraunt on site. The room was big and comfortable

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2009

my partner and i stayed in this hotel for a night to get some time to ourselvs the staff were very friendly and welcoming nothing was too much trouble, we had room service from the restaurant menu for dinner the steak was beautiful and cooked to perfection, breakfast the next day was lovely plenty choice for all,the views were stunning even tho we are both from edinburgh the view from the dining room took our breath away if ever we need some time out from the kids again we will definatly stay here again it was excellent.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2009

Went to Edinburgh with my daughter to Napier University's open day, didn't want to spend a fortune, and didn't want a travel inn.
The staff were lovely, we arrived early and they found a room which was aready serviced for us. As with a lot of older hotels there is lots of cornicing and nooks and cranny's, but the place is immaculate! that above anything else for me is important.

The decor is very dated, the lounge seats tired, it wouldn't be a huge amount of cash to have them covered, the electric fire in the huge surround was a shame, bet there is a lovely old open fire lurking behind.

Dinner was a bargain, king prawns to start and venison with veg for main, the decor also was drab in here, if everything was stripped and wallpapered in a plain way then what a difference that would make.

The bus stop is right outside down the steps, no 11 and 15 go through morningside, to princes st and onto ocean terminal. I would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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Braid, Front of House Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review, 24 November 2009
Thank you for your kind comments with regards our staff and food, I have noted the comments on the decor and we are currently looking into this. We value your comments as these help us move forward as a hotel. We will look forward to welcoming back at some point in the future.

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David Taylor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2009

Came with my son and husband and had a great time. Loved the old fashioned style of the hotel. Staff were extremely helpful and very pleasant. Breakfast served in the hotel was excellent, the restuarant manager was very friendly and efficient. We would certainly stay here again if we visited Edinburgh. Transport into the city was good too. Took bus from outside the hotel direct into the city. £3.00 ticket for all day, multi. If you are only doing two trips (there and back) it is only £1.20 each way. Very helpful bus drivers also. We ate at the Buckskin Bistro on two occasions and had lovely meals. (Can recommend the steak pie - best I have eaten).

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Braid, Front of House Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review, 24 November 2009
Thank you for your kind review. We will look forward to welcoming you back to the Braid Hills Hotel at some point in the future.

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David Taylor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2009

Room was pretty small but clean and had a fabulous view of the Castle. Ate in the Bistro and food was really nice and great value for money. Breakfast was good with one exception - the sausages were not a good quality. Everything else was fine and the staff were really friendly and helpful. All in all a pleasant stay and we will be going back.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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BraidHills, Front of House Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2009
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to stay at The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel again.

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David Taylor
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Marple, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

Booked this hotel through late rooms and thought it good value for money at £95 B&B. We usually stay at Holiday Inn or Marriott but both were full. Other hotels in Edinburgh seem to stipulate a minimun of two nights at weekends and although we would have loved to stay this wasnt possible on this trip. The hotel itself is a delight. Plenty of character and decorated to suit its age. Our room and bathroom were spacious and as requested very quiet even though there was a wedding party with disco in the function room. Nice to see a good tea tray again with shortbread and sachets of hot chocolate included (not always provided in other hotels). Staff were friendly and efficient. Appreciated the excellent service at breakfast. Food good and well presented. One little gripe was the tinned fruit on offer instead of a fresh fruit salad or some fresh pineapple wedges and maybe tattie scones or fried pancakes instead of hash browns but that wouldnt put us off staying there again when we are back in THE best city in the world. Thank you Braid Hills Lang May Yer Lum Reek.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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BraidHills, Front of House Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2009
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to stay at The Best Western Braid Hills Hotel again.

Kind Regards

David Taylor
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2009

An impromtu trip to Edinburh on business found me hunting for hotels and this was the closest one to my office and the only one available.

It was situated in a pleasent area with good views over Edinburgh and the staff were friendly enough. The room itself consitsted of two single bed and it was clean and homely, with fresh towels and piping hot shower. The breakfast in the morning was of good qulaity and there was plenty of choice.

All in all and pleasent stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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BraidHills, Front of House Manager at BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel, responded to this review, 13 September 2009
I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Braid Hills Hotel and that the hotel met your requirements. I hope we will see you back next time you are in Edinburgh!
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Property: BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Address: 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JD, Scotland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 the all 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! ... more   less 
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