It’s fair to say that Scotland’s oldest hotel, Perth’s Salutation, has a reasonable amount of experience in the hospitality game. It has been welcoming guests for five centuries, although as it only opened in 1699, its 17th-century clientele might have had to put up with that fresh paint smell.
The great, the good, the notorious and the famous, from Bonnie Prince Charlie to The Man Who Came To Perth, David Bowie, have all rested their heads at the Salutation over the years. Today’s Big Deal offers the opportunity to add your name to the guest book, with a choice of a one or two night stay in this historic hotel.
Handily situated in the heart of Perth on South Street, the Salutation is the perfect base for exploring this fascinating city, just an hour’s journey from Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Available Sunday to Thursday, the Big Deal option one is for two people to stay in a Classic double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast and a three-course carvery style dinner.
Option two is for a two consecutive night stay with a full Scottish breakfast each morning and a three-course carvery style dinner on the first night.
Both options include tea or coffee with shortbread on arrival and a welcoming glass of fizz. Noon checkout ensures a relaxed start to your departure day.
Comfort and style
The Salutation Hotel combines the atmosphere and heritage of an historic establishment with 21st-century levels of hospitality. Classic rooms feature traditional décor, ensuite bathrooms, TV and hot drinks trays, and WiFi is available in the public areas.
Both options include a three-course carvery style dinner taken in the splendid Adam Restaurant with its original barrel vaulted ceiling and magnificent, neo-classical Adam window. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a menu with strong Scottish accents.
Typical starters might include Scotch broth or asparagus spears with a continental dressing. Mains include a roast sirloin of Scottish beef with traditional accompaniments, steamed fillet of Shetland salmon, braised ham and mushroom casserole plus vegetarian options.
Round off your meal with a dessert from a selection that includes fresh strawberry meringue, mint chocolate ice-cream or a cheese-board.
Out and about
Perth is a vibrant city with a lively theatre scene, a regular farmers’ market and plenty of distinctive shops around the city centre, just a short stroll from the Salutation.
The Perthshire countryside is famously scenic and the ideal location for a relaxed drive, perhaps taking in the nearby attractions of Scone Palace or the Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford, close to the Ochil hills.
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s TripAdvisor review has been lost, but plenty of other guests have offered the Salutation Hotel their approval, including these recent comments:
‘We enjoyed a great stay with friendly and efficient staff. The breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of dishes and our room was comfortable and warm. The hotel is in a good location in easy walking of amenities. We will certainly stay there again.’
‘The dining room is also the ballroom, a beautiful place with large chandeliers. Lovely bar and lounge, free wi-fi. The food was amazing and plentiful. Thank you Salutation for a lovely stay. We will be back.’
Fair City break
Just a short drive up the motorway or an easy rail journey away, Perth is the ideal destination for an enjoyable getaway.
Today’s Big Deal break at the Salutation Hotel offers an atmospheric and hospitable base right in the centre of this historic city, with dinner in the striking and elegant restaurant included.