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BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (ABZ)

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BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel
134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH10 6JD

The Victorian BEST WESTERN Braid Hills Hotel is perfectly perched in a fantastic location with wondrous panoramic views across Edinburgh and beyond to the Firth of Forth and the Hills of Fife to prove it In its own grounds with ample free parking this hotel offers class and comfort in spades with the added bonus of having one of the worlds prettiest city centres on its doorstep For seclusion and character few hotels come close though Edinburghs Royal Mile Princes Street shops and countless tourist attractions are just a quick Pipers march away For meals and mingling we have a choice of restaurants and bars Plus five golf courses lie within one mile of hotel which is to be expected as the game itself was born in this very city Please note that although we have no lift luggage assistance available on request just say the word

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Based on 767 reviews
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-05-2016
I have stayed her a few times now, on business and love the location. The staff are really friendly, on reception, bar and restaurant. There is plenty of parking and the rooms are fine with comfy beds. This time, though, I was a little disappointed with the food, both evening meal and breakfast. Breakfast, particularly, wasn't as good as I remember it on previous occasions.
from Strathaven, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-05-2016
Stayed over the weekend. Room was at the back and small. But other rooms looked good and spacious. Worth requesting larger rooms with elevated views, as we looked out at the car park. Public areas are great and well furnished, ditto the bar and restaurant. Terrace area looks good too. Worth a visit and good car parking, which is hard to find in Edinburgh.
Submitted on 15-05-2016
Had a very good stay here. We booked the executive room which had wonderful views over the valley in front of the hotel. The room was spacious and elegantly decorated. The bathroom had both a bath and over bath shower. Water in the room was replenished when empty. The hotel staff were friendly and the food was good. The breakfast whilst a buffet was kept well stocked and had good haggis portions too. The hotel had a good relaxed atmosphere. We felt this hotel exceeded its star rating which may ... Read more
from Perth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-05-2016
What a lovely stay! The receptionists were very welcoming. Our rooms had been upgraded and both were beautiful. A secret staircase in mine led to an upstairs double bed. Very comfortable twin beds in the main part of the room with exceptionally clean ensuite. Breakfast was buffet-style and it had a great selection. Would love to go back!
from Brechin, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I like Best Western Hotels. Their atmosphere evokes staying at old country houses, without the tedium of having to spend the afternoon shooting at defenceless birds, before breaking your teeth on unremoved pellets, when they are served up for dinner later on in your stay. The staff are usually attentive and friendly and the food is usually good. I found a late deal for a single room here. I had been expecting a broom cupboard, but the room was a good size for a single, had obviously been recen... Read more
from York, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Only stayed for one night, great room, had a great view. We were on the top floor, no lift, so if you not great with stairs make sure you get a ground floor room. Maybe a bit far out. There was a bus stop very close buy though. Friendly staff. Car park got full, we had to park on the street, but was free.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We had a very pleasant stay at the hotel for two nights. Very pleased with the quality of the services. All members of staff were helpful and did everything possible to make our stay very comfortable.
from Bangor, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-06-2016
This was my second visit to this hotel. The staff at reception where very helpful and made us feel very welcome. The room was clean and well prepared. Breakfast the next morning was very good with a good selection of fare to be had. The staff where very attentive and polite. This is a good hotel to stay in while visiting Edinburgh.
from Barcelona, Spain
Submitted on 03-06-2016
I stayed at the Braid Hills Hotel for two nights earlier this week. Overall I was very pleased with the hotel and the staff, especially the ladies at the reception desk who were very friendly and helpful. The view from my room was beautiful and the room itself spotless and extremely comfortable. The only negative point was that I did not receive the 4.15 am wake-up call I had requested in order to get to the airport for an early flight. The (extremely friendly) lady at reception who helped me or... Read more
from Yorkshire
Submitted on 03-06-2016
We have just returned from a 4 night stay and had to write a review, we were so pleased with our holiday. We were a family of four, 2 adults and 2 children aged 5 & 7 and had booked a deluxe/family room. On arrival all the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful, our room was fantastic, and possibly the best family room we have ever had certainly in this country. There was plenty of space in the sleeping area and a small kitchen area complete with cupboard space, small fridge and sink, a... Read more
from East Sussex, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-06-2016
I stayed in this hotel 25 years ago for a sales conference. Haven't returned to Edinburgh since but this time I was looking for somewhere for a vacation trip with my wife and remembered that I had positive impressions last time, so booked on line for a 3 night visit. This hotel was good last time around for a business meeting. This time it proved an excellent base as a tourist. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough as a base for a holiday visit to Edinburgh. If you arrive by car, access f... Read more
from lancashire
Submitted on 12-06-2016
Arrived early but were accommodated early thanks to the lady on the reception who was so helpful. Hotel longer bar was excellent as was the service from the bar staff. Food also of a high quality. Very comfortable, warm rooms. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.
from Southampton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-06-2016
A really well situated hotel just outside central Edinburgh but in easy reach by car or public transport. Comfortable room with nice view, generous sized double bed and very clean. We liked the traditional building in keeping with the city and the convenience of bar and restaurant. Plenty of easy parking in the hotel grounds. Recommended
from Worthing, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Hotel about 15 minutes outside Edinburgh. We stayed there for a night. We were placed in the annex in a nice room but felt a bit out of it. The room was accessed by a steep staircase which was a bit of a struggle, A little disappointed that we were offered no help in getting the room especially in the rain. The evening meal was quite nice but not exceptional; The breakfast was good.
Submitted on 20-06-2016
I have been coming to this hotel for some time. The welcome one receives is so warm and friendly. The service is second to none. I thoroughly recommend this fantastic Hotel.. Tracey Robertson and her excellent staff will make your stay one to remember!
from Ipswich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-06-2016
Well located close to City centre with pleasant, clean a spacious rooms. All facilities available although we had to ask for a television remote as the previous occupants had obviously taken it. Otherwise everything good, helpful staff and good food
from antrim, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-06-2016
5 star all round service. Hotel is in an excellent position which makes the heart of Edinburgh easily got to by bus or taxi. Have stayed here 3 times now and they have improved each time which i didnt think was possible. Eat as much breakfast as you want which tops the staff off.
from India
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I loved my stay at this hotel. I was there for 2 nights and I wish I could stay for more. Lovely and friendly staff - right from checkin to checkout everyone was very pleasant and helpful. One guy (bald) serving dinner (on 29th June) was particularly very nice and friendly. I celebrated my birthday at 12 that night and he helped my husband arrange for a nice surprise cake. He also helped us to plan our future journey to highlands. A wonderful guy! Good rooms - rooms were very big, clean and ric... Read more
from Selkirk, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-07-2016
This is fantastic gem of a hotel ideally situated for getting into the city centre. The hotel offers some fabulous views over the city from both the reception bar and the outside seating area. On arrival at the hotel you find very pleasant and helpful reception staff. Check in is a slick operation. The rooms have all recently been refurbished to high standard and you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a five star luxury hotel. Bed was very comfortable and a great shower in the morning. B... Read more
from Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Very comfortable hotel. Room was huge with wonderful park/city view. Restaurant food excellent with wide choice. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. On downside - lots of stairs, but they keep you fit!
from Prudhoe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
fabulous hotel, lovely building, so very well presented, staff were attentive and always happy to help. We were upgraded to a room with a view, which was unexpected and a bonus.. Facilities were excellent. comfortable bed, clean, well furnished, again well presented and a fab stand alone shower. Lovely buffet style breakfast and made me a lovely veggie breakfast on request, which was tasty too. We had one evening meal there which was excellent, the wine choices were good too. While the ho... Read more
from glenrothes
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We stayed Saturday night here,we stayed here 33yrs ago so we were curious too see how it had stood up to time,well we couldn't have been more impressed if we tried. It was an absolute delight to be able to return and find the quality, if anything had definately improved over the years. So trendy now,the room we had was fantastic,a wee bit private garden out the back,through a wee kitchen,very nice. The bathroom was so beautifully decorated, very tastefull,great shower,the room itself was very... Read more
from West Timperley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Not expensive so didn't expect much as a colleague had booked for a Business meeting, but was pleasantly surprised. Great view and location over Edinburgh. Rooms small but nice. Bar is great and might have spent a bit of time there. Parking a bit tricky when full if you have a big car, next time I'll bring the Mini ! Staff really good, but best was the value compared to city centre and it's not that far away, especially by Taxi
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 12-07-2016
This hotel was charming, the staff were super friendly and helpful the Dining room had great food and the bar was lovely. My room was stellar and the views from my room were stunning! I can not wait until I can go back!!
from Lincoln, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
An absolutely lovely hotel, raised high up and overlooking many views of Edinburgh. There is a regular bus service which stops directly outside the hotel which is great for getting into the centre of town, takes about 20-25 mins We went in on the off chance there would be a room available, there were no standard rooms left so settled for a more expensive one, but then the receptionist upgraded us to a luxury room, and what a room, it had a bay window, fitted with a window seat and table, the te... Read more
from Bloomington, Minnesota
Submitted on 16-07-2016
The hotel is nice and the view is lovely. Our complaint is that we were assigned room 205, and were not told there would be a wedding reception that evening. The music and DJ were clearly heard in our room until 1 AM, and at 3 AM it sounded like the staff was restocking. We had very little sleep, and when we talked to the receptionist, her response was an apparent lack of concern. Very disappointing and we would not stay there again.
from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-07-2016
We got stuck at an awful hotel... Looked at the reviews for here and tried our luck... What a surprise... Extremely welcoming and helpful staff. our room was beautiful a little bit small but not a problem. Very very clean, plenty of plug sockets! Alarm clock with iPhone charger too! Big tv on the wall with loads of channels. Shower was good hot water and a good flow rate. Beautifully decorated. Restaurant food was very nice and very well priced. Will be coming here again 100%
from Scotland
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We stayed in one of the 'Club Rooms' which were across the car park from the hotel. Modern, clean and very comfortable. We had our evening meal and breakfast in the hotel's restaurant. Great food and excellent service. Hotel had free car parking. We'll definitely be back.
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Lovely hotel, really nice, helpful staff who made everything run very smoothly. Good meals, lots of choice for breakfasts. The sound proofing was very good as well on our 2nd night there was function going on, we thought that we would have been kept awake by noise but once in our room which was only 4 doors away from it we couldn't hear a thing it was brilliant. Great to stay in a hotel the at the channels advertised actually work. Would definitely go back and stay again when ever we could, reco... Read more
from Sparks, Nevada
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The hotel has free parking and a bar that is open late. That was the highlight of my visit. The room was a sauna and didn't have a fan or any way of cooling it down. The bathroom was remodeled and very luxurious. The ambiance of the hotel was slightly creepy but it is also its charm. I wouldn't of wanted to stay here as a solo traveler.
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 24-07-2016
I've just spent a week at the Braids Hill Hotel as part of a trip back to the UK from the New Zealand. It was a great spot, easy for friends and family to join me. My room was on the small side, but very comfortable with a new ensuite shower (with a rain head as well) and coffee/tea making facilities. We enjoyed the restaurant almost every night - the food was great and the serving staff were excellent. The wifi worked well. Although out of town, it is easy to get to Princes Street on the number... Read more
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Beautiful hotel . Lovely large bedroom tastefully decorated ,very clean. Very pleasant helpful staff. Breakfast has plenty of choice and very tasty. Had food in the restaurant in the evening this was excellent too. Bus stop right outside hotel with easy link to Edinburgh.
from Cooper City, Florida, United States
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Our family stayed here and we loved the place. It's a charming building with plaid carpets, and stained glass windows overlooking a nice park. It's got a bus stop just down some stairs, which made getting around the city quite easy; this was good, considering the hotel isn't right in the middle of the city, but we got family bus passes during our stay on the advice of one of the staff. Our room had a lovely view of the city. It was very quiet. The bathrooms were very nice and spacious. The break... Read more
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Welcome at reception was good. Free parking and good wifi. No elevator, while our room was on the 2nd floor. When we opened the cabinet we found a pair of used can that happen if room service works properly? Worst breakfast during our 10 day UK&Scotland trip. Butter not refrigerated at all ? Please.. Staff during breakfast seemed to be bored or maybe they just had to get up too early. Overall package does not justify the price. Can not recommend at all.
from Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Excellent hotel, room was small but adequate, great bathroom facilities. Had a meal and a few drinks on the night, staff were chatty and cheerful, food was excellent. Good nights sleep and a filling breakfast.
from Largs, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Lovely room after upgrading some hiccups regarding hot water Big issue with tv almost located on ceiling Took picture of it on iPad Otherwise friendly staff Breakfast good Staff good and friendly did agree about position of tv
Submitted on 08-08-2016
I was recently here on business and we ate in the restaurant. My meal was excellent (fish pie), and the service was to a professional standard. We were served within good time, even though a wedding reception meal was taking place concurrently. Very impressed
Submitted on 10-08-2016
This hotel is not close to the city or eating establishments. Got quite a shock that there were no lifts in the building. Very hard if you are an international visitor with relevant luggage to negotiate getting to the third floor rooms. Would not recommend for middle aged people.
Submitted on 11-08-2016
We booked this hotel on spec when we arranged our tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The staff at reception were excellent and made us feel very welcome. They helped us to arrange a taxi to the Castle and nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely and exceptionally comfortable. We had a bar snack and it was delicious, would recommend the haggis bon bons. If we go back to Edinburgh I'd definitely stay there again 5* from me.
from Thousand Oaks, California
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Can't say enough. The staff were wonderful, especially Wayne who took a difficult evening and fixed it all! While he was sorting out our problems, made sure we were seated comfortably and offered tea! the hotel has a very fine restaurant, with excellent food. Dinner was marvelous with a nice wine list. The breakfast buffet was fantastic. They served full Scottish breakfast including potato scones, sausage, eggs, bacon, tomatoes,etc. The hotel is away from the main bustle of the town which me... Read more
from Jarrow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Braid Hills Hotel is a very pleasant hotel, our check in was excellent, we had booked a standard double room but they upgraded us to a better room at no extra cost. The room was large and very nicely decorated, the furnishings were excellent and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and had everything you could need. The breakfast was well cooked with plenty to choose from. Although the hotel in quite a way outside the city centre, there is an excellent bus service into the centre... Read more
Submitted on 29-08-2016
We stay here time and time again when visiting relatives in Edinburgh. The staff are the best nothing too much trouble. The rooms have been refurbished to a really good standard. Toiletries, tea/coffee in room. The bus stop into town is just down the steps at the side of the hotel every 10/15 minutes. What could be handier. Internet access good according to my daughter.
Submitted on 30-08-2016
Wonderful hotel, we had a fantastic room , with a great view of Edinburgh. Very attentive staff would highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing /Romantic week end break. Fridge in room would have been nice, but staff were happy to supply Ice Bucket for Champagne.
from Hitchin, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-08-2016
I have stayed here before. It has now been refurbished and it is lovely. The rooms have been renovated sympathetically as have all the public places in the hotel. My only down points were the height of the television which could give you a sore neck (although I do understand why it was situated in its position) and the bedside lamps had black shades which gave no light for reading etc. Breakfast was lovely. As we were visiting family I cannot comment on the restaurant at lunchtime or in the ... Read more
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Braids Hill Hotel is an excellent hotel to use whilst staying in Scotland, it is conveniently located on the south side of Edinburgh. The rooms are very good and the staff are very professional but approachable
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This hotel is not in the city center, which is a disadvantage, but the service is very good: very friendly, good quality breakfast with nice diversity in warm and cold dishes, good bed and clean bathroom.
from Cumming, Georgia
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The room was large and well appointed; bathroom nice design and fixtures. However, there were other rooms which were much smaller. Building was a large home at some point, Best Western bought it recently and remodeled, so all the rooms are different. They could have placed the furniture a bit differently, for TV viewing. Very quiet residential neighborhood, which is why I chose it. Easy to get to the main roads but not needing to drive through Edinburgh (which is a nightmare). Take the bus, stop... Read more
from South East
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Very good staff but the hotel is looking a bit shabby and needs a bit of refurbishment. Food in the restaurant was reasonable value but is very basic and not the place to order a salad unless you like plenty of onion in it! Certainly not worth close to £100.00 for B & B, plenty of better places for similar prices. It is also a taxi or bus ride out of the city.
from Wigan, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Stayed a few times at braids hills when looking for a bargain trip to Edinburgh. A bus ride into city centre, bus stop immediately opposite hotel. If you like walking , lovely walks close by, ask at reception- very helpful staff. Rooms been refurbished since our first visit. Would def recommend
from Halifax, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We stayed at the hotel for one night on our way home after a stay in the Highlands. Everything about our stay was outstanding - a warm welcome on arrival, a beautiful clean room, excellent meal in the restaurant and a hearty breakfast. All staff were friendly and attentive and seemed to enjoy their work. Will definitely stay again. The views across Edinburgh are amazing with the added bonus of glorious sunsets.
from Altrincham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We have visited the Braids on a number of occasions, and it just keeps getting better. They looked after us splendidly when my sister hosted her birthday party here in January 2016. The service they gave us was wonderful and the attention to detail was exemplary which made for a wonderful evening and a very happy memory for my sister, family and friends.
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We were here last week for our anniversary from start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our stay staff were very friendly and helpful food was excellent the view from our room was excellent. I would highly recommend this lovely hotel
from West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-09-2016
The hotel sits in a commanding position on the south-side of Edinburgh, with great views over the city. There is a lovely terrace outside the restaurant and lounge bar, which makes the most of the view, and in the lobby there is comfortable and ample seating. A frequent bus service to the city centre is just a couple of minutes walk. Our room was in the annex. It was very light and had a spacious en suite. It was also nice and quiet, in spite of the busy road nearby. Breakfast was a hot and cold... Read more
from Kortenberg, Belgium
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Very friendly staff, great breakfast, clean and trendy room, would stay there anytime again. Hotel is only some minutes from my son's student apartment so this was very handy. On our next Edinburgh visit we know where to stay!
from Greenhead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-09-2016
Stayed for 3 nights for a birthday surprise. Our room was amazing, very spacious and modern with a huge and very comfortable bed. This is a beautiful hotel with really lovely staff who were all helpful and friendly. There is a bus stop right outside with frequent buses to and from the city centre. We loved it all and will definitely be back.
from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
We have stayed at the Braid Hills several times over the last 2 years and always have a great experience. We stayed during the fringe, and hada great room looking towards the castle. As usual service was excellent and the staff were really friendly and helpful.
from Peterborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Service is wonderful. Every time we visit the staff goes out of their way to make sure we are happy. We love the new room updates. Rooms are beautiful and clean. Breakfast is lovely and fresh. We have stayed here 3 times and plan to visit again!