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“Great all round!”
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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #30 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very pleasant stay at a hotel with a personal touch. The owners were lively characters who are very helpful on any requests for information and activities. Breakfast was provided at a good quality and the ability to customise it was a welcome option.

Located 10 mins from the centre of Torquay by foot with a number of delicious restaurants and pubs inbetween to stop off at. The living room and dining area were of a super decor and it was very comfortable but the bedrooms could be better decorated/modernised.

We arrived late and they waited for us so we could check in.

RECOMMENDED!!

Room Tip: Front view 2nd floor is best. Avoid the first two rooms on the 1st floor as smell from kitchen come...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you for your review and we are glad that you had a nice break with us. We do have a couple of rooms that do need redecorating and we are working our way round to them shortly. We have just totally re-decorated two bedrooms plus the hall and both landings. We have also re-carpeted throughout and that was finished just in time for Easter. More work is scheduled as and when there is a gap in bookings.

As for the smell of cooking in the mornings it was rather unfortunate that your room was located just above the kitchen. We are sorry if this spoilt your enjoyment during your stay. If you return to us on a future date we will endevour to make sure that you are allocated a room away from the kitchen area. Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts on Tripadvisor and we would love to be able to look after you all again at some time in the future.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Thank you Gary & Debbie we have just had a lovely Easter break at the "Shirley". Excellent accommodation, with great attention to detail and your wonderful hospitality a winner all round. We would not hesitate to recommend anyone visiting Torquay to try the "Shirley" experience. Sandra & Bob

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We do try to get the details right for everyone's stay at 'The Shirley'. Our motto is 'it's the little things that matter'. We hope that you will come and see us again in the future.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Thank you Gary & Debbie for such warm & cheerful hospitality during our stay at the Shirley. We loved it. Great pancakes & gluten free toast for breakfast this morning :))))))) We'll be sure to recommend to our friends & family & hope to be back again ourselves. All the best, Mark & Olga.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you for your really wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to welcome you once again in the future.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is our second stop at the 'Shirley' and we enjoyed the first hence our return. Garry & Debbie are superb hosts and the breakfast is truly 'First class', and is all locally sourced fair I believe! The location is ideal for the town centre if a little hilly (but you are in Torquay). We have found the hotel very clean , the rooms are peaceful and comfortable and Garry & Debbie can not do to much to help. And we look forward to returning next year!!!! The Willoughby's

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Many thanks for taking time out to write a review. It was fun seeing you all again and we really look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

My husband and I only had a need to be in Torquay for one overnight stay but found the owners of the Shirley hotel gave us a very warm welcome on our arrival and our room was comfortable to being quite luxurious and supplied everything needed to make our stay special.In an excellent position to the restaurants and shops being in walking distance to the centre of the town.Breakfast was really nice with locally sourced foods and a variety of choices on the menu.We thought for the experience we had at this hotel we had a very good deal.Brian and Maureen Finka.

Room Tip: Room 9 has a very nice view including a partial view of the sea
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. We take great pride in what we do and would dearly love to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Don't bother looking for a better value, a nicer place or a more pleasant welcome. This Is where you stop. Lovey people lovely surroundings. Breakfast choice is wide ranging and coos perfectly. The Shirley will make your stay in Torquay complete

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you very much for your kind and lovely review. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay. Please come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Just spent a lovely three night stay at the Shirley - and what a gem! Owners Debbie and Gary go out of their way to make you feel welcome right from the outset and treat you like old friends rather than first time visitors. Location is great - only an easy 5 to 10 minute walk from the centre of Torquay and a range of local restaurants. Our room was spotless and extremely comfortable with what seemed like a brand new bathroom. Great spread for breakfast with a superb full English cooked to order by Debbie which we couldn't resist having every day! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly be back again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2014

Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful review. The Shirley is in such a great location and within easy reach of all the local shops, restaurants etc.

We do like to take the time to get to know our guests when they arrive. By doing that it helps us to know what they want from their stay with us and also enables us to give advise on where to eat or go for day trips etc.

Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day so we do like to make sure that all of our guests are suitably fed and watered before they leave for the day.

So thank you again for your wonderful words and we hope that we shall see 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 #30 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £57 - £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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