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“Fantastic service, excellent location”
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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #24 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic service, excellent location”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Rooms very clean and warm, beautiful fluffy towels and high quality toiletry products. Room well equipped with tea, coffee, biscuits and even some sweets.

Excellent full English breakfast.

Lovely service

An easy walk to nice restaurants and the harbour.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. The sweets in the room are just one of the little extras that we have introduced within the last year and it seems to be a hit with all of the guests. Thank you again and we will see you soon we hope.
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We recently visited theShirley Hotel and spent a wonderful few days there while we visited our daughter who works nearby.We received a very warm welcome with a warming pot of tea after quite a long journey.Our room was spacious and well appointed with a newly referbisheden- suite. breakfast was superb with a delicious fresh fruit salad available as well as a varied and sumptuous menu.Debbie and Gary were excellent hosts and gave us excellent advice on local attr actions.I was also impressed with the selection of fashion items available at reception.. Who needed the shops! The hotel is ideally located to make the most of the vibrant nightlife as well, being just a short stroll up the hill from the vibrant marina area. We can't wait to visit again Thank you Debbie and Gary. R& R George

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying with us. Your comments on the new en-suite are particularly welcome. 'The Shirley' is a large building and we are always updating rooms etc when finances allow. It's nice to know that it doesn't go un-noticed. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 28, 2012

First time staying at The Shirley hotel, Went for a three night stay (Wish it could have been for longer). Debbie and Gary excellent hosts nothing too much trouble for them. Very impressed with all facilities, our room was really comfortable and immaculate. The food we had during our stay was first class. Looking forward to further visits. Dave & Carol

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your tjhoughtful and kind words. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to 'The Shirley' and that you wish to return again. We do have a large number of returning guests and look forward to welcoming you both again soon.
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martock
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Had a warm and friendly welcome by garry and debbie,hotel very comfy and clean.A very good choice for breakfast,full english to die for!!! hotel consists of outdoor swimming pool,bar lounge tv area,2 min walk from town.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We're glad to see that you enjoyed the breakfast. We try to make sure that no-one starts the day hungry and also that the quality and presentation from the kitchen to your table is the best that we can possibly produce. Hopefully we'll be able to show you our hospitality again in the not too distant future.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We recently returned from a 3 night break at the Shirley. We were greeted by Debbie and made to feel at home right away with a cup of tea after a long journey from cornwall.Our room was spotless with everything we needed for our stay.The breakfast was fantastic which set us both up for the day ahead.Many thanks to Gary,Debbie and their staff for a wonderful stay.
Alan and Margaret Williams.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your three night break at 'The Shirley'. As far as cleanliness is concerned we do try to ensure that all of our rooms are spotless or as spotless as we can possibly manage. We have also worked very hard to ensure that the breakfast provided for our guests is the best that we can possibly serve with first class ingredients being used at all times. Thank you again for your kind and thoughtful words.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed at the Shirley recently for 3 nights.Another excellent experience.Friendly owners for w
hom nothing is too much trouble,clean and comfortable room and a first class breakfast.
It has now become a favourite of ours and we anticipate further visits when we fancy a short break
John and Wendy Davies

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time out to write another review. It's also nice to know that we are considered to be a favourite of yours.

Over the years since we have been at 'The Shirley' we have been privileged to welcome back so many returning guests from both all over the world. Rest assured that we will always be improving things here where and when we are able. Thank you once again for returning to us and we look forward to seeing you both again in the not too distant future.
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have recently returned from our second stay at the Shirley Hotel. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and nothing is too much trouble for them. They know the local area very well and are able to recomend restaurants and attractions to visit.
The hotel is located in a quiet side street so road noise is not an issue, but is only a 5 minute walk into the town centre.
There are lot's of nice touches that make this place stand out from others such as fresh milk being available in a fridge outside the rooms. The hotel is very clean and the breakfasts are of a very high standard with lots of choice.
We are looking forward to our third visit soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for your thoughtful and lovely review. It was great to see you both again. It's nice to know that you have notice the changes that we have made since your last visit to us. We are always trying to improve when and where we get the opportunity. See you again soon.
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Property: Shirley Hotel
Address: 66 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 #24 of 149 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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