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Shirley Hotel

66 Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF England
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#7 of 23 small hotels in Torquay
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A warm welcome awaits you at The Shirley, which not only provides Visit England Four Star accredited accommodation but also boasts a Visit England Breakfast Award. Individually styled and situated in a quiet road close to Torquay Harbour, restaurants, bars and shops, this family run Victorian villa still retains much of its original charm and character. Whether your visit is for business or leisure, the cosy and friendly atmosphere at The Shirley will provide you with happy memories of your stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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Tean N wrote a review Nov 2023
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Stayed at The Shirley Hotel for a couple of nights, lovely hosts and very welcoming. Room was lovely, very comfortable and very clean. Bathroom was perfect, lovely soft towels and again spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious and again the hosts couldn’t do enough for you. Parked our car in the car park at the front of the hotel which was also brilliant because we didn’t have to move it during our stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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319jules wrote a review Sept 2023
Eastbourne, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
We had the most amazing week with Nick and Chen. Room is perfect and bed so comfortable. Sea view and locaction perfect and a five minute walk into town to the beautiful harbour and pubs if wish. Breakfast wonderful and tasty every day and Chen and Nick so friendly always so helpful and nothing ever too much trouble. We will be returning most definitely to this wonderful hotel and beautiful owners xxx Devin is fab and Torquay our fave place. Thank you Nick and Chen xx love Jules and Michael
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Gill C wrote a review Sept 2023
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We spent a week at the Shirley in June. The owners Nick and Chen are superb. The hotel is spotless, breakfast choice is amazing and delicious. Rooms very comfortable with a small fridge ( very quiet) bottles of fresh milk and water every day. Nothing too much trouble for the owners
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Torquay is very hilly, make use of the regular bus service, free if you have concession pass.
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karina k wrote a review Aug 2023
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I don't know where to start we had the most amazing weeks stay the room was spotless the bed was so comfy and as for the breakfast to die for ...but most of all nick and Chen are amazing hosts nothing is to much trouble would recommend to anyone you won't regret it xxxxxthankyou karina and paul
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Lou wrote a review Jul 2023
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions15 helpful votes
People make the place. When you book a stay at a beautiful accommodation, it’s the people that make the biggest impact. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The location was fabulous. Chen and Nick are just the loveliest people who welcomed us like longtime friends. We would love to visit again and definitely recommend staying at The Shirley.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We didn’t have any issues with parking. We enjoyed everything about our stay.
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Rebecca J wrote a review Jul 2023
Cwmbran, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely loved our time at the Shirley!! The owners were such a lovely couple and the room was spotlessly clean. We had a fridge in there and fresh water and milk were out in every day. The breakfast was gorgeous and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend it and will be back soon ..
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking a bit tight and not really suitable if you have difficulty with steps
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Lesley M wrote a review Jun 2023
Bedford, United Kingdom44 contributions42 helpful votes
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The hotel was clean, welcoming and the hosts were the best. The room was amazing. Comfortable bed, decorated beautifully. The breakfast was delicious good quality products. Would definitely stay there again is we go back to Torquay. Thank you Nick and Chen.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The only thing was the hill from town but we’ll worth the climb.
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paul b wrote a review Mar 2023
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Very nice place, clean and friendly, wonderful owners and a stunning building, had a fantastic 3 nights and will be back, breakfast is perfect and sets you up for the day, nothing is to much trouble, short 5 to 10 minutes walk to the seafront with a bus stop just outside on main road, I would recommend this place
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Ronmay wrote a review Feb 2023
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We had a wonderful couple of nights at the Shirley Hotel in February. Our hosts were genuinely welcoming and ensured that we were very comfortable. Or room was spotless and well equipped with the whitest thickest towels I have experienced. The hot breakfast was made to our preference and ordered the night before with additional cold buffet cereals, fruit, etc. The building itself is fascinating and full of character. It is decorated beautifully with architectural prints and oriental carvings. We spent the journey home considering decorating our kitchen in the colour scheme of the Shirley dining room as we loved it. We hope to visit again and will recommend to any friends who are heading towards the Torquay area.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is free parking which is a bonus but you need to be skilled at driving on hills if you...
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Colin R wrote a review Sept 2022
Newport, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
Lovely couple of days in Torquay, Nick and Chen made that much better. A good breakfast that will see you through the day, the rooms are so clean and have all amenities that you require. We have stayed here many times before, and will return many more.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£58 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraTorquay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shirley Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shirley Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Torquay Museum (0.06 miles), Hole in the wall pub Torquay (0.3 miles), and The Hideaway (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shirley Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shirley Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Shirley Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shirley Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Vienna Restaurant, Ollies, and Ephesus Torquay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shirley Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shirley Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Shirley Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (1.0 miles) and Friends Of Oldway (2.6 miles).