The staff were agreeable which is a big plus anywhere, but sorry, that wasn't enough this time.
Oh, and the location is good for Perth, over the road from the pedestrian centre, and easy enough to get in and out of town.
After that? Well an appallingly shabby exterior, no private car park, and I was beginning to have serious worries before I even saw our rooms.
A little less depressing interior, and not unpleasant staff meant things were looking up.
That didn't last.
I had made a point about accessibility of the rooms, my client's in particular. "You do have a lift don't you?"
"Yes" - Technically correct, but not much good if the rooms are one and a half flights of steep stairs beyond the reach of said lift. To be fair my friend was eventually found another room, and I probably needed the exercise, however unwanted.
Then someone, (not I), made the decision to eat in the first night. The main restaurant was being refurbished, so we were served in the ballroom. Imagine a smallish aircraft hangar, but with less atmosphere, or a village hall on special offer for pensioners night. Should you be tempted by the reasonable prices and end up here, I would suggest the Greyfriars pub over the road for lunch, and the schizophrenically franco-italian place on the corner for dinner.
Would I go back? Well the location and cost were good, but I don't know if they will be enough to tempt me to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the oldest hotels in Scotland, the deceptively large Salutation Hotel has been operating since 1699, with its decorative front windows and grand entry. There are 84 rooms at the hotel from which guests can select a variety of sizes and configurations from Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms and Four Poster Rooms. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, phone and tea and coffee making facilities. There is Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, and in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. The hotel’s conference centre is available for booking functions such as banquets, weddings and meetings with the team to service requests. The hotel’s Adam Restaurant serves a hot Scottish breakfast in a buffet style. In the evenings the hotel serves a carvery-style menu as well as an a la carte menu. Reid’s Bar is a cosy lounge serving drinks of various types including local Scottish malt. The hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train station. One of Perth’s key tourist sites is Scone Palace with other castles and attractions nearby. Public parking is only a one minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salutation Hotel Perth, Scotland