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“A fabulous weekend”
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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #20 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
hertfordshire
2 reviews
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“A fabulous weekend”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

When you book a b&b you read the info cross your fingers and hope for a good clean place. This place is a hit! The hotel is well maintained, clean and clearly Debbie and Gary have a passion and enjoy looking after their punters. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is cooked to order, lovely outside pool and terrace to relax. I love to moan but couldn't find anything to moan about apart from wish we'd stayed longer. Thank you so much, we will be back

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
What a lovely review. We do enjoy what we do at 'The Shirley'. Please come and visit us again soon.
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Came here for my partners 50th birthday just for 1 night and what a great place to spend the night :-)Gary and Debbie welcomed us in to there lovely home .
Would recommend the Shirley and the breakfast was absolutely delicious .
Thanks again Gary and Debbie for a lovely time .Will be back not sure when but we will xx

PS Better than the Chewton Glenn :-) x

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
What a lovely review. We are both extremely flattered that you think that we are better than Chewton Glenn but we won't argue with you about that. Please come and see us again soon.
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This was our third time staying at The Shirley with Gary & Debbie, myself and my fiancee wouldn't look anywhere else in Torquay.
Their great hosts and run a very clean B&B, we have stayed in three different rooms over the last 4 years and all are very well presented.
The Shirley is in a great location and is only a 5min walk to the harbour front and town.
We will be back! ( again )

Paul Heard & Hannah Simpson

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thanks very much for taking the time to write your review. It was so nice to see you again and we look forward to seeing you both next year.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The hotel stands on a quiet road that is a short walk to Torquay's harbour,a perfect place to stay it the town. The building is beautiful and has an added attraction of a pool area, the room that we stayed in was clean and charming as were the public spaces.
Gary the owner of the hotel was very helpful and pleasant, as were the staff at breakfast, which was a tasty affair may I add.
If I were to stay in the wonderful Torbay area again I would book The Shirley without doubt.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We are so very pleased that you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We booked The Shirley Hotel nearly a year before our wedding as our honeymoon, we couldn't have picked a better hotel, Debbie and Gary were the perfect hosts, so friendly and could'nt do enough for us, we even had a bottle of sparkling wine waiting in the room for us. The breakfast was the best we have had in any hotel with have stayed in. We even booked a return for next year on our 1st annivesary , would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We were so pleased that we were your choice for your honeymoon and delighted that you have booked again for next year. It was great looking after you both and we are really looking forward to welcoming you back again.
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My Fiancée and Myself spent a lovely long weekend at the Shirley hotel, straight from the second we walked in we were greeted with a smile and excellent service, The owners booked us in quickly and showed us to our room which was very clean and tidy and of a good size with all the amenities needed, each of us had a bottle of water on our bed side tables and not just tea and coffee but Juice sachets as well which was a good touch We thought, as the little things like this makes all the difference, also on the landing outside the room was a water dispenser and a small fridge with extra milk in if needed which also was a good touch, we had everything we needed. The downstairs bar was self service if needed, and although we didn't use it there's an outside swimming pool open in the summer months. We absolutely loved staying here and would not hesitate in staying here again in the future, its close to the marina as well and all the shops bars and restaurants, in the evenings we sat by the marina watching the sunset which was beautiful, ending the night perfectly. There's plenty to do outside of the area not too far away such as coastal walks, Kents Cavern, boat trips tour bus, lots to do if we had more time. All in all on the hotel itself 10/10 location 10/10 things to do and see and experience 10/10 a perfect weekend to remember

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and well equipped through with the price ranges
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words. We do enjoy what we do and we loved your comments. We truly believe that it's the little things that matter and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you on another occasion in the not too distant future.
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Only spent one night here after managing to book the last room, a triple. Very clean hotel and is being constantly updated by very friendly owners. Lots of nice touches such as fresh milk for use in room and filtered cold water on tap. Located in a quiet street just 5 mins from harbourside and room had a view of sea. Have stayed in a number of Torquay hotels over the years but this was one of the best. Overall I would recommend to anyone visiting the area for a short or longer stay. Breakfast was delicious which is not always the case in some larger grander hotels. Mike and Lindy, Newport, S Wales

Room Tip: Had a room on top floor which had a sea view
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated all of the little added touches that we provide for our guests. We hope that it won't be too long before you come and stay with us again.
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Property: 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 #20 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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