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Shirley Hotel
Ranked #14 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
fowey
1 review
“we both loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Everything was nice from our arrival to our departure. a friendly greeting and a nice pot of coffee, lovely hosts, a very nice room, a convenient location and a great breakfast. WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE. We will be back again. Paddy & Julia

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
We would really love to thank you for your kind review. We really enjoyed looking after you both and look forward to being able to do so again.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Stayed two nights in the Shirley and it was a nice stay. Couple running the hotel were very friendly and helpful giving advice on the places to eat etc. Room very clean and great standard and the hotel is excellent inside with pleasant grand Victorian interior. Nice picture of steam Engine on the stairs wall, but need more !

Cooked breakfast was tasty and nice choice of breakfast items. Hotel is just 10 minutes walk down the hill into the center. Road is quiet but only a small amount of parking onsite. Would stay there again if going to Torquay.

Finally remember Vote UKIP for Britain to leave the EUSSR ! James and Olga

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for your great review. It was nice that you wanted to spend your special weekend with us and we are thrilled that you had such a great weekend. Moo the cat is especially missing Olga !!!!! We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have recently come back from yet another stay at the Shirley and it was as good if not better than the first visit. Debbie and Garry both remembered our names and welcomed us as if we were old friends.
The room was lovely and clean the breakfast was very well presented and tasted lovely. Garry was very helpful with advise and info on local attractions and buses. I am looking forward to booking again in the spring for yet another bit of heaven.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for you kind review. It's really nice when guests choose to return and see us once again. We are very proud of our reputation at 'The Shirley' and we always strive to make everyone's stay a pleasing and enjoyable experience. It will be great to welcome you both back again this coming Spring.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

This was our second visit to the Shirley having visited 18 months earlier and I am pleased to say it is still one of the best places we have ever stayed in. Not only is the location ideal (2 mins from bus stop and 5 mins walk from town centre), but the service and food is outstanding. It was also nice that our hosts remembered us from our previous visit and we were welcomed with fresh tea and coffee on arrival.

We stayed for as a birthday/New Year treat and I was greeted with a breakfast surprise of a decorated table, balloons, card, badge and champagne. In the evening we were provided with a delicious buffet and fun quiz to bring in the New Year.

We stayed in room no.4 which has a lovely shower so book this one if you can. The introduction this time of a guest fridge with fresh milk for tea/coffee was a very welcome and clever addition. The whole place is spotless and the bedding and towels were clean and high quality.

Debbie and Garry always do what they can to make your stay perfect and we will definitely be back in 2013.

Room Tip: We always book room 4 which is the most expensive but does have the nicest en-suite.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your very kind and thoughtful review. We are so pleased that you both visited us again. It was good to know that you enjoyed yourselves. We also really enjoyed putting on the quiz for everyone. It's nice to know that our efforts were appreciated.

Debbie is the brains behind the catering side of things and she has always taken so much care and pride in the selection, preparation, cooking and presentation of the food at 'The Shirley'. We have our Breakfast Award and are really proud to tell people about it though Debbie's cooking.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you both soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

A group of 8 friends stayed for our annual Christmas gathering. The Shirley was perfectly located an easy walk to everywhere. We stayed for 2 nights and our room was lovely, lovely linen and towels. Debbie and Gary were superb hosts and breakfast was very tasty, great bacon. Although some areas need updating the house is constantly being refurbished and will be smashing when finished. Would definitely recommend and will return. Thank you Debbie and Gary.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so glad that you all had a great time. We really enjoy what we do and were so glad to make your weekend go with a bang !!!

The building was built in 1888 and we are constantly updating the rooms etc as finances allow. We take great care when decorating of choosing the furniture and fittings for 'The Shirley'. Debbie is the one with the eye for detail on this.

As far as the laundry is concerned we have always made sure that we have only used the best Egyptian Cotton products. They are regularly replaced and the cleaning of linen is carefully monitored.

Once again thank you all so much for your kind words and we hope that we can welcome you all again in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the Shirley Hotel again whilst visiting family for a brief Christmas stay over. The Shirley Hotel know how to accommodate individual situations ... whether it be a relaxing break, visiting family or touring the bay, Garry and Debbie will help you achieve your reason for visiting. Garry and Debbie are born to be hoteliers, with an immense amount of generosity, compassion, and desire to help you enjoy your stay. I'll be booking my future family visits around their availability.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful and thoughful review. We do try so very hard to give all of our guests a reason to want to return. We never forget that every guest has very different and varied individual needs and expectations. If something is within our power we will most certainly find a reason to accommodate it.

Our moto at 'The Shirley' is, has been and always will be 'It's the little things that matter'. We are really pleased that you chose to stay with us again and we look forward to seeing you back at 'The Shirley' next year. Thank you again.
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We booked the Shirley for the night before our anniversary. We met Debbie and Gary just as we arrived. They were very welcoming and so friendly. Our room was warm and very comfortable. I had forgotten when I booked the room that I had said we were coming for our anniversay. When we entered our room, there was a bottle of Champagne in a cooler with 2 glasses. Such a lovely thought and so lovely to drink. We sat with Debbie and Gary and watched some of 'Strictly' before we went out for the evening, The breakfast was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. On the whole, a really good time at the Shirley. Would recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that we were able to make your special occasion memorable. We love to get to know all of our guests and feel privileged that you chose to stay with us.

We really hope that you will chose to visit us again soon. Once again, thank you.
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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 #14 of 153 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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