Stay at the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel

How Good Is This Quiet But Modern Hotel in Edinburgh?

Why Stay at the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel,
4-star Contemporary Hotel in Morningside

  • Quiet, spacious and modern 4-star hotel accommodation.
  • Some rooms have beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth.
  • On-site restaurant and bar serving good quality food.
  • Location: Quiet location opposite the Meadows in Morningside, outside the city centre.
  • Rates: Average room price per night: £76-£203 ($119-$319) but special deals can save you up to 50%.

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Are you considering staying at the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh? It's a tempting choice as the Bruntsfield is located in a quiet area overlooking the Meadows, yet the city centre is easily accessible by foot or bus. What is more, its vibrant restaurant is popular with guests and locals alike and serves fresh local food from a wide menu and at a reasonable price. But is it a better choice than other four stars hotels right in the city centre? And will it live up to your expectations?

I've read hundreds of reviews from guests who have stayed at the Best Western Bruntsfield over the years and the following is a clear and unbiased summary of what these guests really thought of their stay at this hotel.

What's special about the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel?

  • The guest rooms are clean, spacious and modern with comfortable beds and the bathrooms are stocked with Soames and Gilchrist toiletries.
  • The Bisque Brasserie is open all day and serves excellent food at a reasonable price, with efficient and friendly service.
  • The staff are very friendly and polite, and are proactive in making sure that the guests enjoy their stay.
  • Location: The hotel is situated just outside of the city centre in the Bruntsfield area, overlooking Bruntsfield Links and The Meadows park.

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What do guests really think?

Although there were some criticisms of the hotel, the majority of reviews were positive and many guests said that they would happily return to the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel.

  • The vast majority of reviewers were extremely positive about the Best Western Bruntsfield. Many had already stayed there several times and others were planning to return or would recommend it to others.
  • They described the hotel rooms as spacious and modern and many emphasized that the hotel was spotlessly clean.
  • Many did not like the parking facilities as there is not enough space for all guests and the alternative is street parking.
  • Most reviewers loved the restaurant which they agreed was excellent quality and good value with an extensive choice on offer.

The Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel near the Meadows, Edinburgh

Scottish Tourist Board Rated 4 Star Hotel

69-74 Bruntsfield Place,
Edinburgh,
Postcode: EH10 4HH
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How far is the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel from the bus and train stations?

The Best Western Bruntsfield is located in Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh, near Morningside, outside the city centre.

Visit Scotland star rating: 4 star Hotel
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My Recommendation

The Best Western Bruntsfield can be an excellent choice if you're willing to walk or take the bus to the city centre. The hotel is in a quiet location yet the centre is still very accessible. As there were a few reports of rooms in need of updating, make sure you know what type of room you are getting.

In terms of parking, be aware that you may not be able to park your car at times if the hotel is full. Other than that, the Best Western New Bruntsfield is a good, value for money hotel, with clean and spacious guest rooms and excellent dining facilities.

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In Depth Review of the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh

Modern, comfortable, good value hotel. Located in Morningside outside Edinburgh City Centre.
Average room price per night: £76-£203 ($119-$319)

What is the Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel like?

Part of the Best Western chain of hotels, the Bruntsfield is independently owned and offers a mix of good food, clean and spacious accommodation, and a high level of service. Being located opposite the Meadows park, this is a quiet hotel which offers a peaceful stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city while still being easily accessible from the centre.

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Building and room design

  • The Bruntsfield has 67 bedrooms which most reviewers said were comfortable, modern and very clean. Some rooms overlook Bruntsfield Park or Edinburgh Castle, and the Firth of Forth.
  • Depending on the grade of room, some have feature bathrooms with roll top baths or 4 poster beds.
  • A very small percentage of guests felt that the rooms or bathrooms were a little shabby or needed updating although the hotel underwent a general refurbishment within the last couple of years. This may mean that some guest rooms have not yet been refurbished.
  • A few reviewers said that the hotel was too corporate and bland for their liking.
  • Free internet is available in the rooms and free wireless Internet in the public areas which was appreciated by many.
  • Some guests described the beds as extremely soft and comfortable while others found them too soft to be able to sleep well.
  • There were some reviewers who said that the rooms were too hot, especially at night. Some rooms are next to a ventilation shaft which, although switched off during the night, kept some guests awake in the early morning.
  • Some reported noisy fans in the bathroom and a lack of pressure in the shower.

Staff and level of service

  • The vast majority of reviewers agreed that the staff were very friendly and efficient and they liked the atmosphere of the hotel.
  • Many guests mentioned that the hotel staff made a real effort to check them in early wherever possible.

Food and drink

  • The Best Western Bruntsfield has the Bisque Brasserie which serves food throughout the day and which receives mainly excellent reviews. Many guests said that the quality and atmosphere was better than with most hotel restaurants.
  • The brasserie is also popular with locals so booking is advised.
  • There is also a patio area with seating and outdoor heating.
  • The Bisque Bar is also popular with a good atmosphere.
  • Breakfast, too, received very positive comments and many liked that the main breakfast items were freshly prepared to order.

Location and parking

  • The Bruntsfield is located the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh, a 15-minute walk from the centre itself and 3km from Waverley train station. Whilst this was convenient for most guests, some felt that they would have preferred to be closer to the centre.
  • It is conveniently situated for those wanting to be close to the university.
  • There is a bus stop a couple of minutes from the hotel and the city centre is a 5-minute bus journey away.
  • The parking is free but limited as there is space for approximately half of the guest rooms. Some guests felt that not being certain of available parking space was a real drawback.
  • Although not in the centre, there are several cafes and restaurants in the Bruntsfield area and it has a lively village atmosphere.

Nice touches

  • Free Internet access and parking is always welcome.
  • Many guests mentioned that they had automatically received free room upgrades.

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