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Shirley Hotel

1.8 km from Torquay centre
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66 Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This was our first trip to this part of the country. The driving instructions to the hotel were invaluable, as we all no know how dodgy sat-nav can be. Our welcome was first rate. Debbie was accommodating and pleasant. She promoted the hotel, Torquey and the surrounding area with the enthusiasm of a local and not a tour operator. Our...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review and comments. we were upset that we couldn't fit you in for an extra night but at least we were able to help you find somewhere for you. We really enjoyed your company during your stay and would dearly love to see you both again.

mountain ash
Reviewed 6 May 2013

debbie and gary were the perfect hosts, so friendly and accomodating, nothing was too much trouble for them. the rooms and facilities were supurb. breakfast's are hot and delicious and plenty of it. well situated for local resteurants, shops, etc.shall be returning!! full marks.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you want to return. we're really pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts and managed to sample some of our breakfast specials. see you soon and thank you.

devon
Reviewed 16 April 2013

stayed at the shirley for a two night break nothing was two much trouble for gary and debbie was reccomended by some work mates rooms were lovely and clean with plenty of mod cons and the breakfast was superb gary and debbie sure now how take care of people first class in everything thank you very much.

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review 'The Shirley'. We are very pleased that we lived up to your colleagues recommendation. Word of mouth is always the best form of advertising and we do have many repeat visitors. Please come and see us again soon.

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Came upon the Shirley just by chance after driving into Torquay without booking any accommodation.Boy did i pick the right place.Garry and Debbie are the best hotel owners i have ever met,They were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble.Room was excellent and very clean,and breakfast was delicious. I could not find fault with anything,and would recommend this hotel...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. we're really pleased that you stayed with us and that we ticked all of the boxes for you. One thing that we have found is that many of our guests will automatically look up the football results to see how Torquay are doing with many making it their second team choice. It's always a good...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

excellant B& B comfy bed fluffy clean white towels and bedlinen top rate breakfast and very helpful and friendly hosts nothing was too much trouble for Garry and debbie and their dad was so sweet! They made our so welcome and were very helpful in helping us chooses place to visit and restaurants to eat. Short walk from local amenities...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad that you and your grandson enjoyed your stay with us. The bed linen that we use is top quality Eygptian Cotton and we are always receiving great comments about the size of our bath towels. Please come and visit us again soon.

Skegness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2013

we stayed at the shirley for 4 nights over a very cold easter,but there is certainly nothing cold about the shirley it is warm in every sense, as soon as you walk through the door you are at home.the rooms are very nice,clean, comfortable and quiet. breakfasts were always to look forward to, debbies scrummy cooking and garry's banter was...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to write your wonderful review and I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to reply. 'The Shirley' is a lovely building and radiates a wonderful warm atmosphere. We also try to make breakfasts a fun time for everyone. What's the point of being miserable even on a wet day. We hope...

Pontypool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Stayed for a short break over the easter weekend. We were made to feel very welcome from the time that we arrived and walked through the door. Nothing was too much trouble and the Easter Egg at breakfast on Sunday morning was a nice personal touch. The room was very comfortable, with nice touches like robes and slippers and the...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your special break away witjh us at 'The Shirley. At Easter we always give each couple who are staying with us an Easter Egg. It's just a nice little gesture and is especially wonderful if there are children staying. Please come back and see us again soon.

Leeds
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

I stayed with the Shirley Hotel for a long weekend over Easter. As always, the welcome was first class, the rooms very clean and well prepared. Breakfast remains one of my favourite luxuries when visiting Shirley Hotel. It's a treat. Garry and Debbie are two incredibly attentive people, who make running a hotel look easy, owing to their natural abilities...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks again for another sparkling review. Once again it was great to see that you enjoyed Debbie's breakfasts so much. She seems to have a great knack of coming up with the goods on every occasion. Many of our regular guests say that this is a contributary factor as to the reason for their return visits to us. See you...

weston super mare
Reviewed 28 March 2013

A most enjoyable stay and made very welcome by Debbi and Garry. The bedroom was very clean and comfortable with an excellent bathroom. A good breakfast with lots of choice and freshly cooked to order. They made suggestions of where to eat dinner and even made a reservation at Man Friday on our behalf. The weather at the time of...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. God the weather was unseasonally cold wasn't it? We're really pleased that you found 'The Shirley' to be cosy and having a warm welcome. it's also nice to know that you were pleased with our restaurant recommendation. We do look forward to seeing you both again on your return.

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Everything a small hotel should be.Very friendly,clean & comfortable.Excellent breakfasts,probably the best poached eggs in the western world!Many nice touches with this hotel,cup of tea on arrival,water cooler & fresh milk on landing,well stocked tea & coffee in room,(even biscuits!)Garry went to the trouble of reserving us a table at the excellent Man Friday fish restaurant by the harbour.This hotel...

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Shirley2007, Owner at Shirley Hotel, responded to this review

Wow.... 'The best poached eggs in the western world'. Thank you so much. Debbie was so pleased that you thought that much of her breakfast ! We do try very hard to ensure that everyone has a good breakfast everyday and we do get a lot of guests who visit us again and again purely because of this. Hopefully you...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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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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Address: 66 Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay TQ1 1HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $102 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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