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“Excellent Stay”
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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #29 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Everything was fantastic - hospitable hosts, cozy room, very clean, very warm, excellent food, it is obviously that a lot of care has been put into this neat little B&B. We had a lovely time and would like to thank Debbie & Gary for the excellent stay!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was good that you enjoyed your break at 'The Shirley' and we would love you to visit us both again soon.

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed for a weekend and were immediately made welcome; no waiting around by a desk to check in as we were ushered into what appeared to be a family sitting room (the lounge/bar) and offered a tea or coffee before filling in paperwork.

The room (and the rest of the hotel) were scrupulously clean and the cooked breakfast is delicious and sourced from local farms. Every effort is made to help, with constant offers to help book seats at restaurants or to enquire about local attractions on guests' behalves.

The only possible negative point to note is that this isn't the kind of place where you could hide away from other guests in a quiet corner of a bar; it's a small place where you wouldn't be able to go unnoticed!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thank you very much for your review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We quite understand that in a guesthouse like ours it isn't easy to be unnoticed as the guest lounge is also our own family lounge and we willingly welcome guests into it to either socialise at the bar or to simply watch some telly. We do try to make ourselves available as much as we can without being too overbearing. Whilst some guests prefer to be left on their own others are quite at home chatting and socialising with us. We try very hard to make people feel as if they are not intruding but we do fully take your comment on board and hope that it won't deter you from visiting us again.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed at the Shirley for 2 nights - a quick weekend trip. We loved it! We were met by Gary and Deborah who proceeded to help us get checked in very quickly with the offer of tea or coffee. We were travelling with our one year old daughter who they immediately put at ease with their friendly, approachable personalities. The hotel was clean, comfy and nicely decorated. They were quite helpful in giving us tips about child-friendly restaurants etc. The breakfast was indeed award-winning and they made special effort to cater to our vegetarian diet and food for our little one. Thanks Gary and Deborah! We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Devon!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thanks so much for your great review. We really enjoyed looking after you for the weekend. Your daughter was an absolute delight with a smile that lit up the dining room. We try very hard to cater for as many varied diets as possible and we are pleased that you especially enjoyed the breakfasts. We would certainly love to welcome you back on another occasion. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

What a place! We came here just to look at the room. As we didnt have a booked room. We got the best room in the house. Along with a great welcome from Garry!!

You couldn't ask for more at this B&B the rooms where spotless. And the whole hotel was! Great location. Great breakfast, great welcome.
You'd be mad to fault it! Just read all theses reviews! They speak for the place so well!!!
Richard & Chris. 15/02/2013 - 17/02/2013

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank you for taking the trouble to write your review. We are pleased that we were able to step into the breach and save your weekend for you. hopefully it won't be too long before we see you both again.

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

A murder mystery weekend with enhanced service. We brought our guest from Japan with us from Cambridge for this event and had a fabulous time. Garry and Debbie were excellent hosts and went the extra mile to make us all welcome. The local points of interest were given to us and Torquay with its Agatha Christie link will make us return again this year.
The Hotel was very clean and confortable and superbly placed for attractions. The meals were very good with extensive local produce-excellent stay!
Peter,Hiroko,Adam,Erika,&Kimie

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind and thoughtful review. We do occasionally hold Murder Mysteries out of season and this was our fifth. We have had really positive feedback and we are glad that yourself and your guests enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you all again. Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We stayed here one night and would like to return in the future.
The owners made us and the kids really welcome from the start and throughout.
Bed was comfy and really clean all over.
Breakfast was really nice not greasy - and they ensured it was exactly to our requirements.
It was handy short walk to shops and harbour and living coasts and dinosaur place so good spot. Private car park.
Lovely lounge area.
Would def. recommend.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. we are so very happy that you all had a great time, especially the children. We are ideally placed for all of the attractions that Torquay offers in abundance on both fine and wet days. Once again thank you.

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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Stayed at The Shirley for just one night and wished it could have been longer. The hotel is in a great location and the room and en suite was spotlessly clean. The welcome on arrival made me feel right at home. Debbie and Garry could not have done more for me. I will definately be staying there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are so pleased that you feel that you want to return. We do spend time ensuring that all of our rooms are spotless at all times and it's nice to see that our efforts aren't in vain. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you once again in the not too distant future.

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Additional Information about Shirley Hotel

Address: 66 Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £58 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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