We stayed at this charming hotel just the other evening for one night as a treat for my partner finding a new job. We were not dissapointed. On arrival we were greeted warmly with a choice of Tea or Coffee and a chat with the owners Gary & Debbie. They are not your regular 'hotel checker inners' and really do make that extra effort in making your stay a pleasant one. After a lengthy chat about the history of the building, the surrounding area and travels, Gary escorted us to our room. On the way he politely pointed out a choice of books that were free for us to borrow and drinking facilities that could be found on the landing.
On entering the room I found it to be reasonably small but very clean and well furnished with cute touches such as a heart decorated biscuit box and complimentary toiletries. Before staying here I was made aware that some rooms have been fully re-decorated and others are to be shortly. Although we were both happy with the room, I imagine it was one that is up for decoration shortly (the only aspect stopping a 5* review). The bed was extremely comfortable and towels etc were of high quality.
Breakfast in the morning was superb with an array of cereals, fruits and juices to choose from before the main course. The food was of top quality and we both thouroughly enjoyed are full english's. We both agreed it was a shame to only be staying for one night and really wished it could have been longer. I rarely write reviews but The Shirley deserves one. If you like a cozy feel with a warm service, great food and quality facilities then take my advice...stay here. We will again one day.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shirley Hotel Torquay, Devon