Writing on hotel walls is usually viewed in much the same way as chucking the telly through the window – rather dimly.
It’s a different matter if your name is Robert Burns.
The poet was so taken with his stay at the Kenmore Hotel – Scotland’s oldest inn – that he wrote a poem on the chimney breast of the fireplace in the hotel’s Poet’s Bar.
It is still there today.
Make your own poetry with today’s Big Deal with the Kenmore Hotel in Perthshire.
Nestling on the banks of the River Tay and easy to reach from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Dundee, the Kenmore Hotel is famous for its warmth, charm and Highland hospitality.
While the Kenmore Hotel may have a long and proud heritage, it also embraces modern comforts with all of the individually furnished rooms having WiFi as standard.
Two night getaway
Available seven days a week, this relaxing offer is for two people to enjoy a two night stay in a double or twin room at the Kenmore Hotel with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
On the first night, guests can also enjoy a £25 per person spend on food in the hotel’s plush Grill Room.
Reminiscent of the famous London grills, The Grill Room at The Kenmore presents exciting grill specialties, using high-quality, locally sourced produce.
Popular dishes include the steamed Isle of Lewis mussels, the slow cooked shoulder of lamb and, of course, the dry-aged Scottish beef steaks.
If the weather allows, there is an elegant terrace where you can experience fabulous al fresco dining.
On your second night, you could choose to dine in the more informal Boar’s Head Bar. Of course, visitors are also welcome in the previously mentioned Poet’s Bar.
A traditional Highland bar, it features an open fire and comfy chairs as well as many fine Scottish malt whiskies and locally-brewed real ales.
See & do
With the Tay Forest Park on one side and the River Tay on the other, there is no shortage of interesting walks around the hotel.
There are lots of great golf courses nearby as well as outdoor adventure activities and, of course, world class fishing.
The Kenmore Hotel is part of the Aurora group which won eight awards at the last Scottish Hotel Awards.
At the time of writing, the results of this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards have yet to be announced but the Kenmore Hotel is in the running for the Romantic Hotel of the Year and the Rural Hotel of the Year.
Guests on TripAdvisor have also been quick to tell of their experiences at the Kenmore Hotel:
‘Homely, relaxing, friendly and superb food. From the moment we arrived, the team at the Kenmore were friendly and welcoming… Room warm and comfortable, log fire burning, magazines and papers about in the lounges… But the food… Excellent – well done the kitchen team. The wild mushrooms on toast with poached egg and Hollandaise was so good I had it on both nights. Excellent breakfast both served in the restaurant with an amazing view of the Tay. It’s twenty years since I was last at Kenmore and I booked on the strength of that trip… This time was even better. Many thanks.’