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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #29 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We just stayed for a brilliant week's holiday in The Shirley. Garry and Debbie are excellent and made us very welcome. The room was very clean and comfortable and full of extra touches that you don't get in most hotels. Breakfast was delicious and the weather was hot, so we had a swim in the pool most days. All the staff were polite and efficient and we didn't want to leave. can't wait to return.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We enjoy what we do and we like to be around people. Ideal for our line of work. Our staff work very hard to ensure that everyone has a great time and we will make sure that we tell them about your kind comments. Please come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

I saw a lot of different places in this world and many different hotels, but I think that this hotel was the best hotel in my life. It placed very closed to the Torquay Harbour and centre of this picturesque small town. Very nice staff, excellent proprietor, excellent food, very quiet place. I strongly recommend this hotel for the family vacations.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Debbie and I were very touched by your comment that it was the best holiday of your life. We strive very hard to make sure that all of our guests have a really good time whilst staying with us. I hope that you and your family will come and see us again one day. It was such a delight to be able to look after you all.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights is Aug 2013.
We were greeted by Garry. Smiley and Joking with a pot of tea, and showed us around the hotel, and outside pool. Which is supposed to be heated, but is COLD, alright once you get used to it.
Our room was at the top of four flights of Stairs, which was a bit of a killer, especially after such a huge breakfast. Not good for disabled people of those who find walking a task.

Our room was a bit small for my liking, and we were at the back of the hotel, and overlooked the garden, which was more like a rubble tip.

2 minute walk down the road into Torquay, and the Harbour. Not much further to the beach.

All very friendly, they even dried our towels from the pool in their dryer.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Thank you for your review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we'll see you both again.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. When we arrived after a very long journey we were greeted by the lovely hosts. A pot of tea was very welcome. Gary helped us with bags and showed us around. This is a very comfortable and friendly place to stay. Room had everything we needed and more. You are very well looked after here towels are lovely and bed is very comfortable. Lots of little luxuries you probably wouldn't get elsewhere. They have great staff here that also makes a difference. Everything about our experience here was wonderful top marks for breakfast faultless! Unfortunately I was not feeling 100% when we checked out and didn't get chance to thank them both very much. You deserve all the good reviews and you should be very proud of yourselves. Thanks once again from Michelle and John.

Stayed: August 2013
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay. Debbie will be particularly pleased with your comments regarding the breakfast . Thank you also for your lovely comments about our girls. They do try so hard to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay with us and we will make sure that your praise is passed onto them. Once again thank you.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Had a lovely stay at The Shirley. We were there for two nights in the family room which was very clean and tidy with some added pampering treats. The breakfast was scrumptious. Gary and Debbie were lovely hosts and couldn't do enough for us. We would definitely recommend this hotel (only to the able bodied though as steps and drive are very steep). It was perfect distance from the main town centre, enough to walk and enough to be away from the noise at bedtime :).

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

It was lovely being able to look after you all. We're glad that your break was all that you had hoped for and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Returned to the shirley for our 2nd stay after spending our honeymoon here in 2009, stayed for 5 nights.Debbie and gary are brilliant host,lovely location,close to sea/town ,short walk away. Our bedroom was really nice and comfortable and very clean. all them little added touches were lovely, everything we needed right down to a little sewing kit.Has a relaxing lounger to sit in if you don't fancy going out or staying in your room. debbie and gary are always at hand if you need anything.A warm welcome on arrival and a nice cuppa and chat,Breakfast is super with much to offer, perfect cook debbie and gary can't do enough for you making sure you are ok. has a small pool outside with seating area..loved our stay, can not wait to return again for our 3rd stay.

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

It was so nice to see you both again. It's a real tonic for us when we can greet returning guests. Please don't leave it too long before you come back and see us again.

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Just returned from after a 5-day break. Had a really enjoyable stay. Gary & Debbie are wonderful hosts. The bedroom was really nice and comfortable whilst the breakfast was all you could wish for. We would definitely stay again and thoroughly recommend the Shirley.
Pete & Pauline H.

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

Thanks very much for your stunning review. We are so very pleased that you both enjoyed your break with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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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 - £106 (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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