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Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Simon was the BEST! He was so very helpful, giving us directions to our next destination, helping make reservations, giving service above and beyond expectations!

it looks good from outside. nice spot for selfies ! far from any rail station. very few choices on continental breakfast. toaster was burning the bread out and no option to change settings. Room did not have refrigerator and phone was not working either !! I requested one. They told, they will put one next day. nobody did anything next day either !! and not done, last we know, when we checked out. I had insulin to put in refrigerator, and got spoiled because of that. No ice machine in there, and had to go to bar to get ice from there.

Braid Hills staff and rooms were excellent. We reserved one of the upgraded rooms and it was posh. No A/C however the temp outside is perfect and the air is clean. Loved the food, you must eat here it's great. The St Andrews on tap is reslly good. We will be back! If you ate coming from the airport get a Taxi, inexpensive and fast. Bus service is right in front of hotel and services the area fast and on time

We enjoyed our stay here or 8 nights over Christmas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was ideal for us and directly on a bus line. We were very busy so we did not use many of the hotels amenities or restaurant, but did enjoy the bar and had tea a few times which was wonderful.

TO PUT IT SIMPLY, WE ENJOYED OURSELVES SO MUCH WE STAYED LONGER.

very old, dusty, small room, bathroom door did not shut, no washcloth, way upstairs (no lift) Restaurant serves good food Won't go back there for the price

We didn't know what to expect from this hotel but were pleasantly surprised upon arrival. It was about half of the price of a similar rated hotel closer to city center/Royal Mile but very well located. The hotel isn't as new or as modern as some people would like but we found it charming and quaint. The staff was very helpful in helping us to get around the city and generally trying to accommodate us. The hotel is adjacent to a bus stop which allows you to use Edinburgh's excellent bus service. It was 15 minutes (off peak) to the base of Edinburgh Castle/Prince Street and about 45 minutes to Leith to see the royal yacht Britannia. One way fare to the base of the castle was £1.40 for adults. Day passes cost £3.50 for unlimited travel. Children were half those costs. Taxi fare to the airport cost about £20-22 and took about 20 minutes. Breakfast buffet was the basics (for Scotland) with both hot and cold items. Additional items available off of the menu which we did not try. The property also owns the pub next door which had good food and more variety than a typical pub. Prices were pretty much in line with other pubs and while they don't normally do takeaway, they specially prepared us an order to take a meal back to our room. The wi-fi worked very well, there were newspapers and maps available at the front desk each morning and plenty of hot water in the bath. All in all, the hotel met exactly what we were looking for: something up from a B&B but since we were going to be out and about much of the waking hours, we didn't need, nor want to pay for, a lot of extravagance. We will certainly stay here again.

Nothing negative except the central heating radiator was very dirty around the floor area. It was great for the purpose that we required it for a place to lay our heads at night. Breakfast was extensive and very tasty. Staff were helpful when we were lost. Doorman was most unpleasant when a family member came back to the hotel in the early hours of the morning.

The good: first of all, Edinburgh is so awesome, I want to move there. The hotel looks like a castle outside and inside is very well taken care of. With the exception of the night receptionist, the whole staff was very nice and helpful. Our room had a beautiful view, was VERY spacious and we had all that we needed. The bus stop is literally down the steps and it is a 10 minute ride to the city center. The bad: NO ELEVATOR. So it was not fun pulling our suitcases to the third floor. No Air conditioning (although it is cold enough in Edinburgh) so we had to open the windows, which face the street, so it was pretty noisy.

Clean, quiet, good place to stay. 10 min bus to downtown.

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights because we were attending a wedding in Musselburgh and did not want to negotiate Edinburg with a car. The free cooked breakfast is served by buffet and has a wide selection of eggs, meats, fruits, breads and cereals to chose from. The beds are very comfortable. There is a nice well lit bar for a night cap near reception. This bar is for the hotel, not locals and is quiet. It has a nice seleciton of single malt whiskey and a very knowledgable bartender. I did not try the restaurant, but based upon the breakfast, I would assume it is quite good. There is a famous golf course nearby. Edinbugh City Center is a 15 minute bus ride, but there is free parking on site if you come by car. This location is convenient for touring the outskirts of Edinburgh as it is near the City Bypass which takes you conveniently outside Edinburgh to Glasgow, the borders or north. I used a taxi to travel to Princes Street on the last day as I no longer had the rental car and it arrived in under 2 minutes! I recommend leaving your car at the hotel and taking a bus to the city as parking is nonexistent in the city.

Beautiful rooms...excellent and friendly personnel..food very good...espectacular views...yet since is an old Hotel seems plumbing ...is not reliable...I got to bathe in a tub,because the shower did not work..they "fixed" it,yet the next day..it was the same...The worst was the internet connection...was off a whole day..and some times when off for a while and then came back, and then off...not reliable..I think three stars is fair for knowadays..

This is a nice place to stay, old style hotel. Our room and bath was somewhat small, but clean and did the job. Bed was firm. A little pricy, but they all are in Edinburgh.

134 Braid Road Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Morningside, Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Napier University and King's Theatre. This 3-star hotel has 71 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In the historical district, it's also near Edinburgh International Conference Centre and University of Edinburgh.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has garden views and specializes in British cuisine, along with a lobby lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 71 individually decorated rooms provide iPod docks, electric kettles, and phones. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and conference space. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (4) Friends (1)
5

beautiful hotel with a great view!

Everyone

Simon was the BEST! He was so very helpful, giving us directions to our next destination, helping make reservations, giving service above and beyond expectations!

By , from Phoenix on Mar 19, 2017

2

nice to look from outside, but lacks facilities

Everyone

it looks good from outside. nice spot for selfies ! far from any rail station. very few choices on continental breakfast. toaster was burning the bread out and no option to change settings. Room did not have refrigerator and phone was not working either !! I requested one. They told, they will put one next day. nobody did anything next day either !! and not done, last we know, when we checked out. I had insulin to put in refrigerator, and got spoiled because of that. No ice machine in there, and had to go to bar to get ice from there.

By on Aug 3, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 2, 2017

Good evening, Thank you very much for your review. I have passed your comments regarding breakfast to our Food & Beveridge team. We do have some rooms with fridges which can be booked in advance. We hope to see you back in the future. Happy New Year.

5

our first trip to edinburgh

Couples

Braid Hills staff and rooms were excellent. We reserved one of the upgraded rooms and it was posh. No A/C however the temp outside is perfect and the air is clean. Loved the food, you must eat here it's great. The St Andrews on tap is reslly good. We will be back! If you ate coming from the airport get a Taxi, inexpensive and fast. Bus service is right in front of hotel and services the area fast and on time

By on Aug 9, 2015

4

great holiday hotel

Couples

We enjoyed our stay here or 8 nights over Christmas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was ideal for us and directly on a bus line. We were very busy so we did not use many of the hotels amenities or restaurant, but did enjoy the bar and had tea a few times which was wonderful.

By on Jan 6, 2014

4

brilliant

Couples

TO PUT IT SIMPLY, WE ENJOYED OURSELVES SO MUCH WE STAYED LONGER.

By on May 23, 2013

2

worst than b&b

Couples

very old, dusty, small room, bathroom door did not shut, no washcloth, way upstairs (no lift) Restaurant serves good food Won't go back there for the price

By on Sep 9, 2012

4

very nice value

Families

We didn't know what to expect from this hotel but were pleasantly surprised upon arrival. It was about half of the price of a similar rated hotel closer to city center/Royal Mile but very well located. The hotel isn't as new or as modern as some people would like but we found it charming and quaint. The staff was very helpful in helping us to get around the city and generally trying to accommodate us. The hotel is adjacent to a bus stop which allows you to use Edinburgh's excellent bus service. It was 15 minutes (off peak) to the base of Edinburgh Castle/Prince Street and about 45 minutes to Leith to see the royal yacht Britannia. One way fare to the base of the castle was £1.40 for adults. Day passes cost £3.50 for unlimited travel. Children were half those costs. Taxi fare to the airport cost about £20-22 and took about 20 minutes. Breakfast buffet was the basics (for Scotland) with both hot and cold items. Additional items available off of the menu which we did not try. The property also owns the pub next door which had good food and more variety than a typical pub. Prices were pretty much in line with other pubs and while they don't normally do takeaway, they specially prepared us an order to take a meal back to our room. The wi-fi worked very well, there were newspapers and maps available at the front desk each morning and plenty of hot water in the bath. All in all, the hotel met exactly what we were looking for: something up from a B&B but since we were going to be out and about much of the waking hours, we didn't need, nor want to pay for, a lot of extravagance. We will certainly stay here again.

By on Jul 8, 2012

3

functional

Families

Nothing negative except the central heating radiator was very dirty around the floor area. It was great for the purpose that we required it for a place to lay our heads at night. Breakfast was extensive and very tasty. Staff were helpful when we were lost. Doorman was most unpleasant when a family member came back to the hotel in the early hours of the morning.

By on May 15, 2012

4

best experience so far!

Couples

The good: first of all, Edinburgh is so awesome, I want to move there. The hotel looks like a castle outside and inside is very well taken care of. With the exception of the night receptionist, the whole staff was very nice and helpful. Our room had a beautiful view, was VERY spacious and we had all that we needed. The bus stop is literally down the steps and it is a 10 minute ride to the city center. The bad: NO ELEVATOR. So it was not fun pulling our suitcases to the third floor. No Air conditioning (although it is cold enough in Edinburgh) so we had to open the windows, which face the street, so it was pretty noisy.

By on Jul 15, 2011

4

good stay

Families

Clean, quiet, good place to stay. 10 min bus to downtown.

By on Jul 11, 2011