Our stay began well, with a friendly greeting and the staff offering to take our bags to our room. The decor in the bedroom was beautiful and contemporary but respectful of the building's heritage, and the bed was huge and comfortable. As it was October, the heating was on high to keep the place warm, but this was a bit much for a comfortable sleep. Perhaps partly our mistake, we should have turned it down a bit as well as opening the windows.
Afternoon tea was provided, then it was on to dinner - after some time spent chilling out in the roll-top bath. The bathroom in our room was generous and the shower excellent and powerful (We booked a Superior room, and got Room 5 - Beinn Eighe, which has great views over Loch Torridon to the village and the western flanks of Liathach.)
The 5-course dinner was superb, without being overly rich or simply too much. A real showcase for local ingredients and subtlety. Point for consideration though - has the food become too complicated if every course needs the waitress to talk you through it before eating? (This is a general issue and affects many more establishments than just The Torridon.)
The bar is extensively stocked, not just with malt whisky but also with a range of well-chosen quality gins.
Breakfast provides everything you could possibly need and again you needn't lift a finger - service is comprehensive.
We decamped to the Inn for our second night on site, and the staff arranged to have our luggage awaiting us in our new room there when we arrived back from our day trip. Our bill was also transferred over accurately and without fuss, allowing me to pay it all on departure from the Inn - joined-up working. I had visions of this becoming a debacle (it's happened to me in other hotels with more than 1 restaurant) but in fact it couldn't have been easier and everything seemed to be correct when I checked it. Well done to the staff!
Lovely setting, wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommended.
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