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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 #21 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Just perfect!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Me and my lovely fiancee spend the August bank holiday in the Shirley and we can just recommend it to everyone traveling to Troquay.
Your hosts Garry and Debbie will take care of everything you need and want.
The rooms are perfectly cleaned and fitted with all the amenities you need.
The house is in a perfect location with great views of the Torquay bay (if you are lucky to have the room on the top floor)
All the restaurants and shops are in a short walking distance so you don't need a car or cab.
But the best part of the whole experience is the breakfast, just stunning, everything made fresh to order from superb quality ingredients.
I can just say thank you very much for having us, we will be back for sure
Roman & Erika

Room Tip: Top floor (but they are all good)
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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, September 22, 2013
Thank you both for your kind words, especially regarding the breakfast. Debbie is rightly proud and always goes that extra mile to ensure that it not only tastes great but looks terrific. It's nice to know that it's appreciated. Our location is also another plus with everything within such easy reach. We look forward to entertaining you on another occasion.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a great well situated little hotel - although not for folk who don't like walking up-hill. The owners are friendly and welcoming and really do their best to ensure you have a good stay. The breakfast is good and cooked to order - although some items do have to be booked the night before. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 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, September 22, 2013
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. It's always nice to know that our efforts are appreciated and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

stayed at the hotel august bank holiday found debbie and gary very freindly and helpful they helped our friends spring a suprise for us on our aniversary . the hotel is good location and very clean and welcoming with little extras such as bottled water and sweets in your room. its a 5 minuet walk into town down the hill and 15 getting back this helps to walk of the lovely breakfasts served in the morning . all in all a great place to stay when you visit torquay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, September 23, 2013
Many thanks for your review. It was especially nice to see your comment regarding our breakfasts. We have always tried to go that little bit further for our guests and we hope that you will come and visit us again soon.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the shirley hotel for 4 nights early september. We arrived early but this did not seem a problem with Gary meeting us with a smile and great welcome.The room was clean and tidy with a lot of little extras witch made a lot of difference.After a good nights sleep we were greeted by a wonderful breakfast that had you prepared for the day the girls who served the food were very pleasant and could not do enough for you.The parking could be a bit of a problem but what does a small matter of parking matter when you got a great hotel like this.
Thank you all for making our stay so complete hope to see you all again.

  • Stayed September 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, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We believe that it's the little things that matter when it comes to hospitality and we have always tried to live by those words. We hope that you will come and visit us again in the future.
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Cogorno, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in September . We had a lovely room, very nicely decorated and with very comfortable beds. Good location, near the harbour and the town centre. Gary and his wife were very friendly and polite, always willing to help.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will visit us again when you return to England.
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The owners and sraff were very welcoming and friendly. The room was lovely and had everything you could want in it, and more. We arrived early and asked if we could leave the car in the car park, and as the room was ready Gary checked us in. This made our day in Torquay longer and we were very grateful. This is a really lovely place to stay, it has parking, a bar/ lounge, seasonal pool and an outside terrace, plus the best bit was the very easy walk in to town. 10 out of 10 Gary and Debbie, you have a great hotel. We highly recommend you!

Room Tip: We had a superior room and it was lovely.
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  • Stayed September 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, September 21, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky to be located so close to everything in Torquay. Also having such great bus links so close at hand is a real advantage to guests as it makes the car redundant for most days. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Adelaide, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I spent 1 night here with 5 other friends in 3 separate rooms in early September. Fabulous place with great hosts. Breakfast was a treat and very friendly service. One of our party had to catch a train to Falmouth so Gary jumped on the Internet and printed off the complex logistics needed. Above and beyond service.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review 'The Shirley'. We don't think that we go above and beyond the call of duty. To us it's the way that we have always looked after our guests. We truly hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in the UK and that hopefully you will return and see us again.
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Address: Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Hotel 4*
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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