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Shirley Hotel

81 St Michael's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5DR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well sited, clean and a good breakfast! Charming proprietor and surprisingly quiet as a 'stag' and 'hen' venue. A short walk from the cliffs, sea and clubs, many nearby restaurants. Private facilities and some car parking. Would be very happy to return for a romantic weekend, Seven of us in two rooms......

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smallest room ever, would maybe suit a single bed but certainly not a couple and two dogs. Shower so small that you burnt your arm on the tap each time you moved. Shower head holder was knackered so had to be held whilst in use otherwise would drench the floor. Not welcoming in the slightest. Refused breakfast even though we... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Spend last weekend here. Perfectly located near the sea front and really close to town. Owner is quiet and reserved which can be intimidating but he makes a good breakfast. Nice rooms very tastefully decorated. Most rooms had broken glass windows but this place isnt meant for luxary. It more caters for hens and stags

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Staff are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean and tidy. Beds are comfortable and the breakfast was good. No lifts available if you have big suitcases or struggle with stairs, which is the only downside to staying here. Nice stroll into town and we found the walk back not a problem (it's a little bit up-hill). Gary was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here to break up a travelling-around holiday from the Midlands and eventually to land in Poole later in the week. The Shirley is ok - Jorge is helpful despite his strict check-in time of 2pm. Ask to use the car park and also his wi-fi. Don't be too afraid of his talking payments - I prefer to know... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

lovely place to stay very comfortable clean. the staff were extremely warm welcoming amd friendly. The price was perfect. perfect location minutes walk to the beach and BIC. we will certainly be returning so a big thank you again for making our stay pleasant. we will definitely be telling people about this

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Staying here for work so just wanted somewhere half decent to sleep after a long day. Owner seemed OK on arrival but the first topic of conversation was about the fact he hadn't processed payment as he was going to do this on arrival. I didn't book it so this will probably be an issue. The room is freezing due... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I booked two nights here between Xmas and NY. Admittedly we did go for the cheapest room in the place (room 5) but I've stayed in Bangkok, Delhi and Bali Hostels and this room was smaller! The bathroom gave me first hand experience of what it must be like to live and work on a submarine! Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We had the small room at the top, which we were advised about on booking. Although room small, the bed was king size and very comfortable. The breakfast was lovely. A fantastic centrally located b&b, with parking. Would thoroughly recommend for a short break or overnight stay.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a brilliant choice for a nice, clean and comfortable hotel for a relaxing week away! Great location for all local attractions and amenities. Just a five minute walk to the beach. Stayed in a small double (room 5) which was 'cosy' but very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and nothing ever too much trouble! Owners very warm and welcoming...would... More 

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