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Best Western Edinburgh South Braid Hills Hotel
Ranked #58 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed March 7, 2011

Have stayed a few times at this hotel over the past few months and have always found it to be an excellent hotel. At check in there is always someone called to help with luggage as there is no lift but that is to be expected, its an old building. Rooms have free wifi which is now the first thing I check out when on business. Also good desk area for working at. There are bottles of water provided along with the usual tea, coffee, biscuits etc. I have never used the restaurant for evening meals as I prefer to eat light in the evening and the Bistro serves freshly cooked meals at a very good price. The staff in the bistro are exceptionally friendly and helpful, nothing is a problem.
The hotel does sit in its own grounds which means your car is safe off the main road.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

This hotel has a very friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Although it is not in central Edinburgh, it is easy to get to the centre from here. The food is excellent and the staff were all incredibly accommodating.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

My partner and I stayed at this hotel from 18th-20th the hotel is very old fashioned for my taste and I would say more for the 40s and over. I am 24 and my partner is 30. Never the less the hotel was lovely and clean and the staff cldnt if helped u more. Not to bad a location either. 10 mins in a taxi to georges street. We were DBB the food was beautiful cldnt fault it. Breakfast great and dinner excellent. The only bad thing I would say is tht the view from our room 217 was terrible. We looked on to a garden shed and tht was about it. Room was very small also. Wld go bk if gt the same deal.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Lisbon
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

I have travelled to Edinburgh this weekend and got a very good rate to stay there at this hotel. i booked online and paid in advance. It was very good to do so as I arrived one day later than the scheduled because my flight was cancelled due to the bad weather.
If you go to the hotel from the airport you have two choices: either take a taxi that costs around 22 pounds or catch two buses , one to the city center (catch the city express it is faster) and the 11 or the 15 to the hotel. The latter choice is longer but is way cheaper.
it is a nice hotel, a good bargain fo the price we paid, I mean do not expect anything grand here. It is clean and the staff is efficient and helpful. some of the things are in need of renovation and the bathroom is very small but overall it is a good place to stay.
Also the breakfast quality was a good surprise as you have a nice selection of hot plates along with the option of continental breakfast.
If you liked the review and go there please say hello to Cristina on the reception from Portugal.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

I can't believe these negative reviews. We booked late on 30th Dec for 1 night Hogmanay 31st Dec in a very full Edinburgh. We arrived in the dark and the building was very attractive and welcoming with Christmas tree at entrance. The receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful and advised us that we would be able to see the Hogmanay fireworks from the hotel which was lovely. Our room was warm and comfortable and enjoyed the welcoming tea tray which actually had a tea pot..bliss!..and shortbread.
This hotel was very reasonably priced for Hagmanay and I would recommend it..unless you would prefer to pay over £600 for one night WITHOUT breakfast in the George Hotel!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip. the hotel has character, which is to say, if you like thick old carpet, slightly musty rooms, and dark green wall paper, this hotel is for you. personally, I like hotels with updated profile. It has to be said, the hotel was clean and the staff were helpful. as an added bonus the free WiFi was fairly quick.

there were several other problems during my stay: the howling wind, which i am told is fairly common in Edinburgh, woke me up several times at night. the windows are not properly double glazed, and therefore, the draft came through frequently. on top of that, the heating in the room was inadequate for the size, which made it quite an uncomfortable night to stay in. Braid Hills is a posh area, away from the city centre, it would take a fairly long walk to get to any place of interest.

Overall, I have neutral view on this hotel, but on balance, probably wont recommend.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2011

We stayed here on August bank holiday, and had a fantastic time. The hotel was clean and conformtable, the room was on the small size but adequate for a weekend break. We did not eat at the restaurant apart from breakfast, but this was of very good quality and plenty of it. We chose this hotel as it was out of the centre a bit, making it cheaper during the Fringe, but as the bus stop is literally a 2 minute walk, and the buses run at least every 10 minutes until midnight (20minutes bus ride into town) we were really glad we did, as we got the best of both worlds, easy access to town and a lovely quiet hotel.

The staff were really helpful and couldn't do enough for us, and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 149 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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