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The Torridon hotel receives prestigious Five AA Red Stars

The Torridon hotel in Wester Ross has been awarded ‘Five Red Stars’ by the AA, the top rating for hotels from the respected hospitality guide.

Selected by the AA as an Inspectors’ Choice in the British Isles, the accolade regards The Torridon as one of the best hotels in Britain & Ireland due to its outstanding levels of service and hospitality. The hotel joins 65 other hotels in the British Isles that have received the rating, including seven newly awarded hotels in 2019.

The announcement follows an exciting development period for The Torridon which has seen the hotel receive a number of awards alongside its continual physical enhancements. Named The Cateys Independent Hotel of the Year 2018, the hotel also built six eco-friendly staff accommodation flats in the same year, which use biomass heating and mechanical heat recovery ventilation reinforcing The Torridon’s commitment to sustainability. Its own handcrafted gin Arcturus received one star at the Great Taste Awards 2019, the only hotel gin to be named in this year’s awards, and the new Gin Garden was opened in August at the hotel, featuring a star-shaped pool, pergola, and 1,500 herbaceous plants. Three newly designed rooms were launched in March, and the hotel’s restaurant, 1887, will be refurbished at the beginning of 2020.

Speaking of the win, Dan Rose-Bristow, co-owner of The Torridon, said: “My wife Rohaise and I have a real sense of pride that bespoke training for staff and efforts to establish The Torridon culture have been recognised by the AA. The award is testament to the team’s dedication to deliver curated experiences that will create amazing memories. Our focus on quality and training together with extensive refurbishment has allowed us to improve our facilities and standards so that we can continue to exceed our customer expectations.”

Located at the head of a sea loch, The Torridon Hotel is a former Victorian shooting lodge that offers 18 individually designed, luxurious rooms, the 3 AA Rosette restaurant, 1887, and Whisky & Gin Bar with 365 malts and over 120 gins. The hotel is set within The Torridon Resort comprising of the Torridon Inn with spacious rooms and a pub, the deluxe, private self-catering Boat House, the Torridon Farm, a two-acre Kitchen Garden, and expert activities team Torridon Outdoors.

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