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“Perfection!”
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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #22 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfection!”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

From start to finish our stay at the Shirley was fantastic. The service was top notch the family room was clean comfortable and filled daily with water, sweets and biscuits. The fresh milk was a added bonus. The breakfast was delicious. Location is perfect walking into the harbour and town centre easily done. We will be staying there again!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2014
Thank you for writing your review. We love what we do here and really appreciate your feedback. We look forward to meeting you again soon.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

If I stayed in Torquay again I would not dream of choosing another hotel. The Shirley is comfortable, quiet, very welcoming and friendly. My partner and I spoke to all of the people staying at the hotel at the same time as us. They shared our feelings.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased that you wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. We look forward to seeing again in the future.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The Hosts at the Shirley were lovely and made us very welcome.the room was spotless and had lots of extra little bits in it.The breakfast was the best we have had in a B and B yummy .with only a short walk to town it was an ideal place to stay ,thanks to Garry and Debbie !

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 10 October 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are especially thrilled that you enjoyed the 'yummy' breakfast. It's something that Debbie is especially proud of so thank you.
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Excellent b&b. Service was great..the owners are super nice. Helped us planning our day excursions. Pool is nice and heated. But make sure you use it early in the da, as there is no sun there in the evning, and english weather is not always very warm :P
Beds very comforable, decor is nice! Amazing breakfast! especially the smoked salmon scrambled eggs!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 21 September 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. It's nice to know that you enjoyed your stay. We have always been keen to highlight the best of the area which is why we offer guidance on places for our guests to visit. All part of the service. Hopefully it won't be too long before we see you again.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Fabulous hotel. Beautiful room amazing food and perfect location. The owners were wonderful. Made us so welcome. Great parking and just a short walk to the harbour and shopping centre. Great few days there!!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 20 September 2014
Thank you for writing a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Why go abroad when you can go to the English Riviera and stay with the lovely Gary and Debbie.
If you want a good laugh for however long you stay and sleep in the most comfy beds and go down to breakfast each morning which will never fail to disappoint or leave you hungry then The Shirley is the place to be. We had 4 nights recently and it was a shame to leave to be honest. The whole place just welcomes you from the moment you check in, Gary and Debbie will make The Shirley your second home right from the start. Beautiful bedrooms, tranquil breakfast room full of light and laughter served by a great team of girls and the locally sourced produce makes it so tasty whether your a full English or fruit and cereal. The team of staff they employ are a credit to the whole house. Even fresh milk for tea and coffee in your room must be a first for a start and tasty biscuits too. Relaxing lounge with an honesty bar stocked with fine ales brewed locally with endless information on what to do while your there should you want to leave the Shirley and explore. If you do then take the only surviving Paddle Steamer trip up the river Dart past the home of Agatha Christie. This is a beautiful tree lined river full of wildlife from seals to birds of prey and more nostalgia will pass you by in the way of the frequent steam locomotives. So its a great place for all to see with the added pleasure or returning to the Shirley each evening. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the guest house too. Check their website out it sold it for us!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Thank you for taking time out to write a review. We are really delighted that you had such a good time. we are so lucky to have found the staff that we have working with us so to have someone write such wonderful comments about them is a real tonic.

We do honestly enjoy what we do and would love to welcome you both back on another occasion. Thank you.
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed at the shirley from Monday 11th August until the Thursday and we didn't want to leave! Our room was lovely and clean. Beds re-made and toiletries stocked back up every morning. Breakfast was lovely. Nice bar and pool terrace to sit and have a drink. Only a short walk to the harbour and sea front but still in a nice quiet road. Gary and Debbie were lovely.
Highly recommended and well worth the money, wish we could of stayed longer! First time we have been to torquay and we will definitely be back again staying in the shirley!
From Michael and Hollie (With the crystal toenails!!!!) :) x

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
thank you so much for your lovely review. We really enjoyed looking after you both and it would be so nice to be able to welcome you back on another occasion.
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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 #22 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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