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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Our time at the Shirley was amazing! At 1st glance we thought we were overseas with the beautiful palmtrees and surroundings! we thought we were actually in Turkey not Torquay! Owners garry and debbie gave us great service and provided us with brilliant information of what to do in the area.Torquay is packed with fun things to do , our 4 days wasnt enough. With only a 10 minuet walk to the main town theres so many places to visit , lots of restaurants , boat trips,shops and walks. Worth the 16 hour drive!

Room Tip: higher floors have less noise
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2012

Firstly, many apologies for not replying to your lovely review earlier than now. It's true what you say that four days in Torquay is never enough. That in itself is a good enough reason to return. For our part, we are happy that we have also given you another reason to return.

We are certainly looking forward to your next visit to us and really hope that it won't be too long before we see you both again.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We had a fantastic few days at the Shirley. Lovely period rooms. Breakfast was amazing, tried the breakfast muffin with smolked salmon and scrambled egg - delicious. The owners Garry and Debbie were very friendly and gave us lots of information on the local area. Nothing was too much trouble including a welcome cup of coffee when we arrived. The hotel is up quite a steep hill but then most hotels in Torquay are.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to reveiw 'The Shirley'. Thank you especially for the comments about the breakfast. The smoked Salmon and scrambled egg in a muffin is a favourite amongst many of our guests and is sometimes requested on a daily basis which of course we are more than happy to oblige. Hopefully it won't be too long before we see you once again.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

A very pleasant hotel (or large B&B!). The owners are very friendly and accommodating, and the breakfast is really great with a large choice of tasty hot and cold food. The hotel is a little tired or dated decor and furniture wise in places, but it seems that some improvement works are ongoing as we had a new en-suite in our room. It was also very clean. Our room was on the top floor and the room was not huge but a perfectly adequate size. The bed was a bit soft for us, but everyone has their own preference there.

The location of the Shirley one of the strongest points, with only a few minutes walk downhill to the centre of Torquay but easy access by car too. There is parking for a few vehicles so you may not get a space, but there is other parking on the street – unrestricted on one side and time limited but unrestricted overnight on the other side.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful review. Your comments on our breakfast were especially appreciated. Debbie has worked very hard to ensure that everything from sourcing the breakfast items for taste and quality right the way through to presentation on the breakfast table is done with great care and a true sense of pride.

Since coming to 'The Shirley' we have upgraded many of the rooms and is an ongoing process. It is a large but truly wonderful building and we are very privileged to be a part of it. It's nice to know that you appreciate our efforts and that we thank you very much once again for taking the time to review 'The Shirley'.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We recently stayed at The Shirley at the end of October, for a two day break.
A wonderful Hotel with excellent breakfast, wished we could have stayed longer. Garry & Debbie we're the perfect hosts. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Many thanks for your wonderful review. It's great to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that you want to return on a future date. Once again thank you.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

SSI (Sleep & shower Index) 9/10. Very good bed and plenty of hot water in the modernised bathroom.

Beautiful building, lovely period rooms and made next to perfect by the wonderful host couple. Nothing, just nothing is too much trouble for them.

Great location just a 10 minute walk into town with several very good restaurants on the way. Car parking is available.

Cooked breakfasts were very, very good with a large variety to choose from.

Has an outdoor swimming pool, but this is England??? It closed for the winter the week we arrived.

We fully recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

So very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at 'The Shirley'. We are privileged to live in such a wonderful building and in such a great location. It looks spectacular and we still have to pinch ourselves on occasions.

We're also very pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts so much. Debbie pays such attention to detail in both sourcing the best/finest ingredients and in the cooking and presentation. hopefully it won't be long before we see you once again. Thank you.

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