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“For a friendly family run hotel - look no further.”
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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #20 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Berkshire
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8 reviews
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“For a friendly family run hotel - look no further.”
Reviewed 20 August 2010

This has to be one of the real gems of the hotel industry. A hotel genuinely run by a really friendly family who make you feel like friends and guests in their own home. The standards exceed those of the finest hotel chains. Immaculately presented and clean. Great facilities and probably the best breakfast in Devon! Like staying at the Savoy being run by your best friends - perfect!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

First, thanks to Garry, Debbie and Adam for your hospitality! When we arrived the hotel we met your friendly and happy faces on the stairs, welcoming us to Torquay and to Shirley's with a warm cup of coffee. It felt like coming home to our own family. The hotel was lovely and nostalgic, and the rooms were individual and very cute. And it was only a five minute walk from the town center in Torquay. We also spent some time at the living-room down stairs, playing games and talking with our hosts. The breakfast room was also very nice and the food and service was excellent. When we some time return to Torquay, we can't stay another place. The stay at Shirley's was one of the best things with our trip to Torquay because of the excellent service, food and hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

Excellent as always! Warm, friendly atmosphere. Always a pleasure.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2010

Stayed for two nights, made to feel very welcome. Friendly hosts. Lovely Victorian buliding that has been sympathetically restored. Lovely features lots of amenities including a good sized swimming pool and tearrcace .Rooms clean well presented and lots of little touches that made your stay easy.
Close to main town although set in a quiet street, close to restaraunts and good pubs.
Host very knowledgable about the surrounding area and helpul in offering suggestions for trips and places to visit.Shame we had to come home will definately be back soon

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

The couple who own this Hotel really do know how to treat their guests. Excellent service throughout our stay, fresh hearty breakfast and very friendly atmosphere.

The Shirley is highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2010

Our holiday stay was made by the hospitality of the people that run the guest house. They could not do more to be of assistance and make our stay so relaxing. The breakfast was delicious - definitely worth getting up for and the rooms were very well equipped too!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Dorset uk
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

We usually would only stop in a major chain hotel, but we were extemely impressed with the hotel, service, breakfast...well everything to be fair. We could not fault this hotel. The owners were amazing and could not do enough for us, even though we booked last minute and only stayed 1 night! We definately will be going back to the hotel when we go to Torquay again. Room was home from home, fresh linen, comfty bed, spotless, there was robes and slippers, water, tea making facilities, flat screen tv and complementary toiletries...which were branded and not cheap crap! There was an outdoor pool which looked beautiful but sadly we had to head home :( The breakfast was yummy everything cooked fresh with great service too! We were even offered more toast..but we were given enough anyway...If you are reading this, take my word book it!!! I am the worlds worst fussiet guest and I can not complain about anything.

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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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