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Shirley Hotel
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England   |  
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Ranked #22 of 154 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Returned to the shirley for our 2nd stay after spending our honeymoon here in 2009, stayed for 5 nights.Debbie and gary are brilliant host,lovely location,close to sea/town ,short walk away. Our bedroom was really nice and comfortable and very clean. all them little added touches were lovely, everything we needed right down to a little sewing kit.Has a relaxing lounger to sit in if you don't fancy going out or staying in your room. debbie and gary are always at hand if you need anything.A warm welcome on arrival and a nice cuppa and chat,Breakfast is super with much to offer, perfect cook debbie and gary can't do enough for you making sure you are ok. has a small pool outside with seating area..loved our stay, can not wait to return again for our 3rd stay.

Room Tip: we were on top for both visit,no lifts lots of stairs ,so make sure you ask what floor if you are un...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
It was so nice to see you both again. It's a real tonic for us when we can greet returning guests. Please don't leave it too long before you come back and see us again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Just returned from after a 5-day break. Had a really enjoyable stay. Gary & Debbie are wonderful hosts. The bedroom was really nice and comfortable whilst the breakfast was all you could wish for. We would definitely stay again and thoroughly recommend the Shirley.
Pete & Pauline H.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thanks very much for your stunning review. We are so very pleased that you both enjoyed your break with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Only stayed one night but enjoyed the warm hospitality in this old Torquay hotel. Great host, good location within walking distance of the centre and very good breakfast. Rooms are quite small but nicely furnished with everything needed for a pleasant stay. Honour bar open to 20.00 and a comfortable lounge to sit and read. Would definitely stay here again

Stayed March 2013
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for your review. We're pleased that you were able to sit and relax in our lounge which is one of the features of 'The Shirley'. We find that it's a good mixing place for our guests to either talk or relax along with our bar although it is open until 10pm and not 8pm. Once again thank you.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

All my family, this included my husband, myself, our 2 sons, their wives and 3 grandchildren Stayed at the Shirley hotel to celebrate my husbands secret 60th birthday and we combined our 39yr Anniversary as well. Garry and Debbie where in on the secret and gave my husband the surprise of his life, they where really helpful so that the surprise wouldn't be spoilt, they did us proud :)
Everything was spot on in the hotel, very clean and well organised establishment, breakfast was lovely, nothing was too much trouble, and staff where very helpful at all times. We would definitely stay there again, and would highly recommend the Shirley to our friends

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that we were able to assist in making the weekend both a surprise and a roaring success. We do try to go that extra mile if we are able and we hope that it won't be too long before you all come back and visit us again.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had the most wonderful, relaxing break here and felt graciously and beautifully looked after, and utterly pampered by our friendly and endlessly helpful host and hostess. A great location, extremely comfortable bed, spacious and spotless bathroom with generous, fluffy towels,a heated outdoor pool on a sunny, flower-filled patio, and a delicious, plentiful and varied breakfast – who could ask for more? But there WAS more, as my gluten-free needs were perfectly met with the most meticulous, professional care, and with plenty of choice. Absolutely no need to worry, or ‘bring your own’, which is such a bonus for coeliacs on a holiday! You’ll also be provided with comprehensive advice about places to see and how to get there. Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your break with us. We do try if we are able to cater for guests with special dietary requirements and we are pleased that we were able to help you on this occasion. We do hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Just returned from a 60th birthday surprise mini break at the Shirley.
My family, Garry,and Debbie all managed to make it a holiday I will never forget.
Could not fault anything about the hotel, clean, comfortable, staff very attentive, breakfast delicious. Would definitely return again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
So pleased that you enjoyed your birthday surprise. We certainly enjoyed your company. Hope to see you on another occasion.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights from 30th July for my Father in Law's surprise 60th. He just thought it was himself and my mother in law but the whole family went (6 adults, 2 toddlers and 1 infant). Gary and Debbie were very accommodating and we received a very warm welcome. They had even arranged Champagne for when my father in law arrived at the hotel. The rooms were lovely and clean with plenty of space in the family room, a bath would have perhaps been easier with the Children but this wasn't a problem because the other members of our party had a room with a bath and Gary had shown us the 2 family rooms and we were able to choose which we prefered. Breakfast was really good with locally produced goods. Although a big party we were all able to sit down to breakfast together, which was nice and Gary always had a big smile ready for us when we walked in the breakfast room. The Shirley is in a very convenient location, just a 10 minute walk into town and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you for helping make my Father in Law's birthday a special one xxx

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. We love it when a plan comes together as it did so well for your special occasion. The element of surprise was well worth it and we hope that you have many happy memories of the special occasion.
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Address: Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at The Shirley, which not only provides Visit England Four Star accredited accommodation but also boasts a Visit England Breakfast Award. Individually styled and situated in a quiet road close to Torquay Harbour, restaurants, bars and shops, this family run Victorian villa still retains much of its original charm and character. Whether your visit is for business or leisure, the cosy and friendly atmosphere at The Shirley will provide you with happy memories of your stay. ... more   less 
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