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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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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Shirley was a very Grand Guest House. We ourselves own a Guest House so it was nice to be looked after for a change. The hosts were incredibly friendly, there are water stations throughout, access to fresh milk, the lounge and honesty bar was beautiful. The beds were incredibly comfortable especially the lovely bedding, we all slept a treat.... More 

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Garry M, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Shirley. The pancakes are rather good aren't they? We really do appreciate your comments. Hopefully we will see you on another occasion. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After arriving in Torquay to watch FC United of Manchester in the FA Trophy 'giddy' with excitement, we were soon brought down to earth by realising that the hotel we had booked was for the wrong date! Frantically, we looked to find another hotel and lucky came across The Shirley. We were warmly welcomed by the couple who own it,... More 

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Garry M, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. All in all it was a great weekend and we certainly enjoyed the company of all of the supporters that came to visit and stay at the Shirley. The real winner over the weekend was football as everyone had an amazing time. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed at the Shirley this week for one night and had a standard double room. The owners, Garry and Debbie, were extremely welcoming and fantastic hosts from the minute we entered the hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting them. The hotel is a lovely building and the room was equally as lovely with nice decoration. The... More 

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Garry M, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm so sorry that it's taken us until now to repond. Especially after the problems with the radiator! (That is now fixed by the way!!) We do love what we do and we really enjoyed your company. Local knowledge is important, especially when a guest does not know the area and wants... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We recently stayed for 1 night. Received a very warm welcome, room and bathroom well equipped. The breakfast was freshly prepared and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Would highly recommend.

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Garry M, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review the Shirley. It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you on another occasion. More 

Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A beautiful hotel, full of character. Comfortable room and good facilities. Breakfast was fab, freshly cooked and tasted delicious. The owners were very friendly and helpful. In a perfect location just 5 mins away from the town. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

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Garry M, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Your comments on our breakfast are especially welcome. We do try to source as much as we can locally and it's nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you. More 

warwickshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights over new year, was made very welcome by the owners, lovely clean rooms with excellent tea coffee and toiletries, breakfast was exceptional all freshly cooked, will definately return and would recommend to any one.

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Garry M, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed staying at the Shirley and that you will return again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife and I spend 4 nights in this hotel in the end of December 2014. What a wonderful experience. Beautiful setting on the hill above the town and harbour. The hotel is just 5 min walk from the town and harbour. Parking in the street or at the hotel is all free and always available. Personal touch all over... More 

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Gazzapops, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We really enjoyed looking after you. It was also fantastic to learn of your wonderful news whilst you were with us. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at The shirley in November and we had the most wonderful time. The room was so comfy and warm. The breakfast was delicious with loads of choice and lovely fresh coffee too. It is close to the town so no need to drive anywhere. We were made very welcome and really didn't want... More 

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MrTacky, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I seem to remember that the weather was particularly cold when you stayed with us. It's good to know that you were comfortable and that you didn't feel the cold. Please come and visit us again soon. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Must say the owners and staff were some of the most accommodating I have come across after many nights spent in hotels. The whole experience of the Shirley over two days stay was excellent. Much thought has obviously been made about guest requirements. The quality of the furnishings and fittings were also up to a very high standard. Choice of... More 

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MrTacky, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We really appreciate your comments. We have always worked hard to ensure that the guest always comes first at the Shirley. Thank you. More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Only stayed for one night but were made to feel very welcome in this lovely B&B. Everything was fantastic - room was bright, clean and comfortable, breakfast was excellent and the hosts so friendly and helpful. No complaints whatsoever.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time out to write a review for the Shirley. We enjoy what we do and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come and see us again soon. More 

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