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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #56 of 132 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Thought the hotel was good value for money 2 of us,2 nights b and b for a £100 quid.How can people complain.Brillant location close to shops etc.

Rooms are clean,a bit small. Breakfast was one of the best i have ever had in B and B.The Manager was fine no problems at all would book again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Samueljoe
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Thank you The Manager, the staff and little Bobby.
The manager Jourge, was very informative, friendly and an all round nice man.
We only originally booked for 2 nights but stayed 6 nights in total.
The Hotel was close to the beach used the lift up though, dodgy knee, was close to the centre of town, many things to see and do and Jourge suggested a great restaurant close by which we enjoyed greatly,]
We will book our future Bournemouth holiday there yet again.
Very clean, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Could do with a small desk for a laptop though.
All in all WE BOTH LOVED IT AT THE SHIRLEY HOTEL, BOURNEMOUTH.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

we stayed at shirleys hotel for 2 nights ... jourge the owner was very friendly our room was on the 2nd floor very very clean and cleaned daily with fresh towels bed was very comfy wooden floor so alittle noisy so could do with carpet .. ..... breakfast was a bit on the small size and tables where a little to close for my likeing ..... hotel was near to beach and resturants ect and we would deffiantly be returning again

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 940michelle1968
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I would like to recommend The Shirley Hotel to anyone who reads this review. My girlfriend and I booked a 3 night stay and were very impressed with the layout of the place, the value for money, the breakfast, great wi-fi and last but by no means least, the friendliness of the manager. The room was modern and clean with an LCD TV and en-suite bathroom which suited our requirements perfectly. The breakfast was well cooked and we have no complaints. Lastly, I would like to say that I couldn't disagree more with a recent review complaining that the manager needed to work on his people skills. Jorge was friendly and more than helpful to us and his character is a definite selling point to the Shirley Hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank alexeb1975
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Shirley hotel was offered a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend it. It was cheap and really good value for money. Myself and 2 friends went down for one night for my 21st birthday. It was initially meant to be four of us so we had a family sized room which had 2 single beds and a double. If there were four of us it might have been a bit small but certainly doable. We met Jorge who is Portuguese he is a lovely man. Some people said he wasn't friendly and perhaps he wasn't as friendly as some hosts, just in the sense that he told you what you needed to know and let you get on with the rest which I actually liked. I just wanted to get to my room so it was nice he didn't waffle on and on like some hosts do. He also offered to help direct us around the sights of Bournemouth if we needed it.

On arriving to our room we were pleasantly surprised by how clean it was, you really couldn't fault it. It had an en-suit which was lovely and the shower was better than mine at home! You only had one wardrobe between four so perhaps for families who are wanting to stay for a long period of time, they may be better off going to a bigger hotel. Nonetheless for us it was fine. There were fresh towels, mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash and also a tea and coffee making set. We were offered Wi-Fi but I didn't ask if you had to pay for it but reading some other reviews you didn't.

The beds were soooo comfy and the breakfast which was served between half 8 and 9 was pretty nice too. It was a general full English, you could have a vegetarian options if you let them know the night before and you could have cereal and croissants.

Parking wise there was limited parking, about 5-6 spaces at the back. I was lucky enough to get a space. There is also free parking on the road but it was the air festival when we went so again parking was limited. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the back and probably about 10 from the centre which was brilliant. Even though we checked out at 11, they let us keep our car in the car park until 2. Everyone was friendly, the cleaners, Jorge oh and not forgetting his lovely dog Bobby. He was the most friendly.

Overall it was a lovely stay, the room was £120 four a family room but we split that between 4 so it was only £30 each. I guess for families the rooms could have been a bit bigger. I wouldn't recommend this hotel if you're staying for weeks but certainly for a weekend or a few nights I couldn't fault it. Perhaps if there is only two of you then you could stay for weeks as it would have been fine if the rooms had been a bit bigger.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank laurenbluehair
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

My family booked our 2 night stay at the Shirley Hotel after reading quite positive reviews on various websites.
We arrived at the Hotel to a frosty reception from the landlord and we were given a key and pointed towards our room.
The room was small and fairly clean, very average and didn't reflect the amount we had paid (£210 for 2 nights)
The breakfast was poor, served between 8.30 and 9.30am or nothing at all. We ordered 3 full english breakfasts on the first morning and the owner served us 2 and then went onto serve other tables leaving my son without his breakfast. When we asked him about it he replied 'I am coming, I can't do everything at once!!!' We found him to be very ignorant and rude and will not be staying at the Shirley Hotel again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Wardy185
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Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

We booked a double room here on the morning of our stay. We visited Bournemouth overnight to soak in the sun and sights. We were not disappointed.

The Shirley was great value, double ensuite room with free wife, breakfast and parking for an extremely reasonable price. To top it all off, it's within walking distance of a quieter patch of beach, restaurants and shops.

Jorge, the proprietor, was a great host.
Cannot recommend enough.

Thanks for a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank OnJh
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Additional Information about Shirley Hotel

Address: 81 St. Michaels Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Bournemouth
Price Range: £25 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at The Shirley Hotel. This family run Bournemouth B&B is situated on the favored West Cliff. It offers great value for money in this wonderful location being just five minutes walk from Bournemouth town centre with its shops, cinemas, theatre, restaurants and bars. Not forgetting our close proximity to the seven glorious miles of award winning sandy beaches. ... more   less 
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