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“"bloody brigadoon!"” 5 of 5 stars
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The Torridon
Annat | By Achansheen, Torridon IV22 2EY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Torridon
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“"bloody brigadoon!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

every visit to the torridon, the standard gets better and better. the spooky thing is the owners and the staff also get younger and better looking every time we visit!
it's like bloody brigadoon!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

This must have been our tenth Hogmanay stay at The Torridon and and we have never been disappointed. Dan and his great team, following a tiring Christmas season, greeted us with big smiles and a gorgeous tea served in the library. Our room was warm and cosy despite being very spacious. The beds are so comfortable, it is difficult to get up!
The hotel is spotlessly clean and the cleaning is obviously carried out by fairies as I have never actually seen a cleaner! The food is wonderful and worthy of much higher awards than they possess. Fabulous, fresh local food, ingeniously put together and intelligent portion size! Dreamy breakfasts, fantastic choice and again, fresh local produce.

My husband is gradually fulfilling his aim to taste as many whiskies as possible from the dazzling selection in the bar! the celebrations were as always, superb with the attention to detail unmissable. Robert's decorations, the piper, the dancing, the fireworks and everyone had a fantastic New Year 's Eve. Well done the Torridon team you are truly exceptional and of course, we will be back again and again!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanRB, Owner at The Torridon, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind review and as always it is you and other guests that make Hogmanay so enjoyable. We love having you all to stay as it does not feel like a hotel but more of a house party with good friends.

Remember keep smiling,

Dan & Rohaise
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mcr
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Everything about the Torridon is fantastic. The service is great with lovely staff, the rooms are gorgeous and the best thing about it is the food. Really the restaurant should have Michelin stars.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

We spent three blissful nights at the Torridon for our honeymoon. Daniel and his fantastic team made us feel incredibly welcomed. Nothing was too much trouble and the atmosphere was always friendly and comfortable.

Upon arrival, we were upgraded from our deluxe room to a master room. The room itself was superb, featuring a four poster bed that was comfortable beyond belief. We were staying on half board, which included a choice of cooked breakfast and a five course evening meal. The excellent chef and sous-chef (Jason and Max) always checked on dietary requirements and amended their menus to suit individual requirements. The food itself was virtually faultless - amongst the best I have ever eaten. In particular, the pork three ways with black pudding cannelloni was food to make you smile.

The waiting staff were always knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. This was true of Vanessa for the morning service and Kasia for the evening service. Robert as the hotel manager was always accommodating, as was Daniel as managing director. You can see that we really did enjoy the personal touch during our stay!

So what to say of the hotel's location and grounds? It sits on the banks of Loch Torridon, enjoying spectacular views out to the mountain opposite. There are extensive grounds and a kitchen garden, which we walked around once the snows cleared. We also enjoyed a day trip across to the Applecross peninsula - this is a scenic drive of around one hour along the coast road. The hotel itself dates back to the Earl of Lovelace, and has many period features from the reign of Queen Victoria. It is beautifully furnished and features log fires in many of the public rooms.

We also took lunch on one of the days in the neighbouring Torridon Inn. This is owned by the same team that operate the hotel, and is a comfortable and welcoming inn with a roaring fire and generous portions of fish and chips!

Overall, this is perhaps the best hotel I have ever stayed in and I can't wait to go back. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

Two days of luxury and relaxation, helped by a team who really know their stuff and a kitchen produsing memorable food. The game terrine with foie gras and truffled bean salad was the best starter I have ever had. Thanks to everyone at the Torridon - you hit a perfect balance between friendliness and all-out professionalism Wine and whisky recommendations hit the spot - I'm a Cardhu convert. We've been to a few good country house hotels in Scotland, and other than Arisaig House (which is now run as a guest house, I think) this is the best by far. Would like to be back already...

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanRB, Owner at The Torridon, responded to this review, December 11, 2010
Thank you for your kind review of The Torridon. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that in particular you enjoyed the food and that our personal touches shone through in the service you received.

We hope to see you back at the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,

Dan & Rohaise
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Biddeford, ME
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15 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

We spent one night in late October at the Torridon and wished we had booked for more. The setting is superb, the staff is very attentive to any needs and the dining was excellent. The gardens are beautiful, even in the fall, with a garrulous gardener happy to tell you all about his babies. The views are spectacular, with the Loch and mountains visible from most rooms. We dined at the restaurant on sea bass. The cheese course was one of the best we had in Scotland, crowned by the Snowdonia original cheese. The lounge is expansive and conducive to relaxing in front of a warm peat fire with a world-class single malt, of which the bar has many.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DanRB, Owner at The Torridon, responded to this review, November 10, 2010
Thank you very much for writing such a great review of The Torridon, We are delighted that you enjoyed the hotel as well as Les's interesting garden stories and are particularly pleased about your comments on the cheese selection and are glad you enjoyed your meal.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to The Torridon in the future.

Kind Regards,

Dan & Rohaise Rose-Bristow.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

Had a wonderful stay at The Torridon last weekend. Very warm welcome by the GM who suprised us by upgrading us to a lovely big room complete with four poster bed and with the most beautiful views I have had from a hotel over the loch and mountains and it just got better from there. Excellent staff all round, friendly, helpful and discrete, you got the impression that nothing was too much trouble for them. Great food, fantastic location - well worth the extra effort to get there.

We couldn't have ask for more... except maybe to have booked another night here!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Annat | By Achansheen, Torridon IV22 2EY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Torridon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Torridon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Torridon is a luxury hotel in the northwest of Scotland. We provide exclusive luxury with a personal touch to all our guests and we invite you to come and visit us and experience some of the best scenery and hospitality that Scotland has to offer. ... more   less 
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