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“Dated but clean”
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Salutation Hotel
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Perth
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dated but clean”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Upon arriving at “The Salutation” who you are greeted with a reception that is welcoming but dated (however, I personally quite like this). The staff were helpful given the fact I had arrived 2hours early before check-in due to train times and were able to allocate me a room that had already been serviced to save me waiting around. Once I had arrived within my room (spacious & clean, but again dated) along with old toilets and a not very good shower. Myself and my colleagues went down to the bar for afternoon drinks and a lite lunch (toasties and salad all round). I stayed at this hotel for 5nights and I must say the best thing about the stay was the breakfast and the staff accompanying the breakfast!! They were all such a delight to talk to, particularly the breakfast supervisor... It is just unfortunate that I cannot remember her name!! I think if the room’s and toilets were to be upgraded this hotel would certainly be much more enjoyable! However, the staff do make up for it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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SallyGM, General Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Many thanks for posting your review.
You are correct the hotel does have some Character to it. (Welcoming guests since 1699)
I am delighted to hear that you were pleased with the service from our staff during Breakfast.

We are upgrading rooms constantly; in fact we have recently just upgraded 7 rooms,
I am sorry to hear that your room on this occasion appeared to be slightly dated.

Hopefully that does not deter you from returning.

Kind Regards
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice clean rooms, Buffet breakfast was very good, both hot and cold items.Wi-fi was a little spotty, but ok(only available at reception). Good location for shopping and visiting Scone Palace.
Desk person was very helpful with directions.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SallyGM, General Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Many thanks for such a pleasant review, I am so pleased you found the breakfast very good and the the rooms were nice and clean - very important indeed. Yes the hotel is an ideal location for shopping. We are looking at ways to improve the WiFi throughout the hotel and have just extended this signal in more areas of the hotel
Finally I am glad the receptionists was good with the directions.
Once again many thanks.
Kind regards
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hotel is very olde worlde and we loved it from the entrance hall throughout. We learned it was the oldest hotel in Scotland which give it character. Service was good and the food was good. Only 2 moans- it was really hot as we went in the heat wave and although you don't expect air conditioning in Scotland, it would have helped if the windows had not been painted shut, especially in the dining room. The second thing was that room 313 has the worst mattress in the world - by far the worst nights sleep I have ever had, the pillows were just as bad. I kept waking up with numb arms and pains in my back. On the plus side, it was a great room with a 4 poster and some famous people had slept there in the past so felt quite privileged!

Room Tip: 313 is the celebrity room but check they have changed the mattress before you book!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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SallyGM, General Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a few lines about your recent stay. I am so pleased you found the service and food very good. I am pleased that although you found the mattress and pillows not to be good, you did find that all other aspects of room 313 was spot on. The issue with the mattress and pillows has is being looked into.
Once again many thanks and we do look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Carluke
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Just returned from weekend in Perth to see The Mavericks. Stayed at the Salutation Hotel.My wife and I had a brilliant time. Hotel staff were great - nothing was a problem. Room was spotless and comfortable. Buffet breakfast was first class. Food was great. Will definitely be back........Also a mention for Dave at Perth Shopmobility who was a great help to my wife as she had never used an electric scooter before. All in all, A great week-end in a great town and looking forward to getting back as soon as possible

Room Tip: Simply ask the Reception staff. They could'nt be more helpful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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SallyGM, Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thanks for your recent review.

I am pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the Salutation Hotel,
We do seem to get quite a few people commenting on our breakfasts, i am glad that you found it to be "First Class". i am glad you also found that nothing was too much trouble in regards to the staff during your stay!

Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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llangollen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Gordon H and robd186356 have said everything I was going to say.I also only booked for one night so I could attend the concert hall but what some hotels charge for singles this was very good value.The room was quite adequate for one night,breakfast was superb what more does one person need.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank happyvin
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SallyGM, Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Many thanks for your review.

We like to think we are competitive in regards to our pricing for our rooms.
We do seem to get quite a few people commenting on our Breakfasts, which i hope set you up for the day ahead!

Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Booked in for one night to attend a concert at the nearby Perth concert hall ( five minute walk ) . The hotel is well situated in the city centre with plenty pubs and eateries at hand. Our room was basic but comfortable, the bar warm and friendly for a couple of nightcaps and our overall impression was great value for the price we paid.( would definitely return }
ps Excellent breakfast before our journey home - cereals,fruit, yoghurt and good full scottish breakfast selection.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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SallyGM, Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thanks for posting your positive review.

I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Salutation Hotel,
We seem to get quite a few people commenting our Breakfasts, which hopefully set you up for the rest of your day!

Look Forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I used to use this hotel regularly some years back. it is a traditional Scottish hotel and non the worse for it. decor is warm and dark rooms comfortable and traditionally furnished. An excellent cooked buffet breakfast is provided, without being cold or dried up, why can't other hotels do the same? Friendly waitress recognized me after all this time. i'd love to go back again. Cosy!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank robd186356
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SallyGM, Manager at Salutation Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Many thanks for your positive comments regarding your stay at the Salutation Hotel.
I am glad you enjoyed your breakfast during your stay!

Look forward to seeing you again.
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Property: Salutation Hotel
Address: 34 South Street, Perth PH2 8PH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Perth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Perth
#6 Family Hotel in Perth
#6 Business Hotel in Perth
#6 Romantic Hotel in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Salutation Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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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