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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ystrad Mynach, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my third visit to the Shirley, amazing couple running the place, we have suggested this hotel to 4 different families and all have had fantastic experiences here, the beautiful area is the cherry on the cake! P.a if you visit! Ask for room 4 if it's available!

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you once again for your review. Thank you also for recommending us to your friends. It's always nice to meet up again with previous guests. I guess that we must be doing something right ..... See you again soon. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely and enthousiastic welcome. Great house with nice old details. Breakfast was good with a lot of things to choose from. Good and clean room. Parking was full (and steep), but there was space not far from the b&b on the road. Good starting point to explore the town.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us but sorry that you could not find a car parking space on-site. We are fortunate though as you say to have plenty of unrestricted parking in the road where we are situated. We do hope that you will visit us again on another occasion. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On arriving we got a lovely warm welcome from Debbie even though we had arrived early. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast was exactly as it said on their website absolutely fabulous !! Would definitely recommend to friends and family and go would go back again. Garry and Debbie... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you fdor taking the time to write a review on the Shirley. It's nice to know that you think that we are the 'perfect hosts'. We will accept your accolade with pride and really look forward to looking after you on another occasion. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely warm, welcoming place to stay in a quiet area, less than five mins' walk from Torquay centre. Gary and Debbie are the perfect hosts and helped us with recommendations for the area, including a great Greek restaurant two minutes walk away. Honesty bar, sunny terrace and heated outdoor pool, with an excellent breakfast. Perfect.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

We are really glad that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We are also pleased that we managed to get the pool open in time for your visit. Please come and see us again soon. More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for two nights last weekend. Debbie and Gary made us feel most welcome. The Hotel itself is a lovely traditional building with lots of period features. We booked a small double room which clean and fresh. The beds , pillows and bed linen are of superior quality. The bottled water, fresh milk, sweets and toiletries... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of the Shirley and we really try very hard to ensure that every guest leaves with the desire to return. Thank you. More 

Harwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shirley is well located 5 minutes walk down hill to the Harbour ,restaurants and pubs. If you don't fancy walking, there is a frequent bus service that stops near the bottom of the road. The room was spotlessly clean nice comfortable beds ,slept well. A splendid breakfast plenty of choice cooked to order. My wife was able to have... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very proud of our achievements at the Shirley and want to make sure that everyone has a great time and wants to come back. We do cater for gluten free guests and all of our staff are fully aware of the importance for some of our visitors. We really hope that you... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Shirley for a one-night stay over in Torquay purely based on the TA reviews. The hotel, I would say, is pretty typical of many of the better B&B establishments but, it is set apart by the very friendly and welcoming hosts. Travellers looking for modern furnishings and chic interiors should possibly look elsewhere. However, the room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't fault any aspect of my wife and my stay at the Shirley Hotel for one night last weekend. Bed and Breakfast doesn't convey all the little touches that your hosts have thought of to make it feel more like a home. From the very warm welcome, bedroom with everything you might need, beautiful lounge to the award winning breakfast.... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying with us. We do try to create a homely and welcoming atmosphere at the Shirley and we are happy that we have come across as such. Hopefully it won't be too long before are welcoming you both again. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Four of us recently stayed at the Shirley for a 3-night break in Torquay. The hotel is only a short 5 min walk to the main centre. The rooms are well-appointed and clean. The breakfast is excellent, we couldn't fault it. Above all else, the owners,Gary and Debbie are lovely people and make you feel at home from the minute... More 

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a great review. We enjoyed looking after you all and hope that you will all return again soon. More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We would have loved to have stayed longer , thankyou to Gary Debbie & Helen for your hospitality , thanks for booking us a perfect table at your favourite restaurant overlooking the harbour ,breakfast absolutely delicious , hope to meet again in your lovely hotel

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Debbie was especially pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast. We will also tell Helen that she was mentioned in your review. She will be over the moon. We are blessed in Torquay with many great restaurants to choose from and it's nice to know that you enjoyed your visit to Man Fridays. (Note... More 

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