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Shirley Hotel

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Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review has been a long time coming and I don't know why we didn't do it before now!! GARRY AND DEBBIE ARE THE BEST!!!! Always there and helpful, always accommodating and an absolute great laugh!! We've stayed at the Shirley about a half dozen times now and every time it's been absolutely fantastic. Breakfast is superb and can accommodate... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had room 3 very nice there is all tea and coffee for you and in a fridge on the first floor you have fresh milk . You have bottle water to. Now we come to the breakfast you can start with fresh fruit salad, yogurt, and toast My husband had a fall English every morning ( he said it... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks Debbie and Gary for a great break. The attention to detail is outstanding. Room was comfortable and spotlessly clean the breakfast wow. All the produce used local and of very good quality. All in all for a first visit to Devon what a great place to stay and we would certainly return. Also our thanks go to the other... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you Gary and Deb for making our weekend stay at the Shirley Hotel so enjoyable. The hotel is in a gorgeously restored building. Rooms are classically decorated. We found the room very clean and your beds super comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed spending time on the sunny veranda in the early evening. Great stay, thank you

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are very lucky that we have such a lovely veranda and pool where we can relax. It's a real sun trap. Please come and see us again. More 

Perth, Australia
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54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 nights here and thank you to Gary and Deb for all the attention and help with our touring in the area. It really did feel homely and the breakfasts were excellent. The location is also brilliant and within walking distance to the harbour at Torquay. The only negative is that it is... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. With regard to the hill, Torquay is built on seven hills and this adds to the unique setting for the Shirley. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful spot with the great views that others are so envious of. Please come... More 

West sussex
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location, but very steep climb to hotel, not for people with walking problems. We stayed in room 10, walls very thin, as heard room 9's life history. Room very dated, was like staying at your nan's stuck in the 70's decoration, wood chip and wood panelling in the bathroom, very old bathroom suite, miss mash of furniture but had... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

It is with sadness that we read your review and sincerely hope that anyone looking to stay with us will take the time to read all of the excellent reviews that we have received prior to yours. Where to start; Room 10 is a lovely room located on the second floor and is regularly requested by repeat guests that stay... More 

Caerphilly
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying for 3 nights. Have to go home in morning after a first class breakfast if it is as good as the last 2 breakfasts. Everything is high quality and lots of extras to make it an extra special place just 10 minutes walk to the harbour. Parking is on steep car park but there is plenty of on road... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review of your stay at the Shirley. We are lucky to find ourselves in such an enviable position in Torquay. Such easy access to everywhere. Hopefully you will return to visit us again on another occasion. More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we recieved a fantastic reception from the owner and his staff. we were given a tour of the hotels facilities ,our room was very clean and well furnished,the breakfast was second to none.the hotel was close to the town centre a two minute walk . the car park and entrance are on the steep side.we will be going back and... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are both thrilled that you all enjoyed your weekend away at the Shirley. More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent four nights at the Shirley Hotel last week.Gary and Debbie our hosts made us more than welcome.Nothing seems to much trouble for them.Room 3 at front of hotel was very clean and comfortable ,full of extras,water,toiletries,biscuits etc,Breakfast great everything freshly prepared.If staying in Torquay would recommend this hotel to anyone .Just like home from home

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time out to write such a lovely review. We really enjoy what we do and try to ensure that every guest has a great stay with us. We also like to ensure that every complimentary item such as buscuits, tea, coffee and bathroom supplies are of a superior quality. The breakfast that we supply... More 

York
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35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with great hosts! Clean and very comfy beds. Only stayed the one night as on the move but the breakfast was amazing..... Cooked to perfection and plenty of choice too. Would deffo stay again if the occasion arises.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are over the moon that you found our breakfast to be 'amazing'. We do think that it's important to send all of our guests away with happy full tummies.... Please come and see us again soon. More 

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