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A detached Victorian villa, quietly located away from the main road, yet only seven minutes walk from Torquay’s shops, restaurants & marina. The Shirley has a heated outdoor pool which is open from June until September plus on-site off-road... Read more

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Double-Ensuite-B&B - Single Occupancy

Double-Ensuite-B&B - Single Occupancy

Double-Ensuite-Small - B&B - Single Occupancy

Double-Ensuite-Small - B&B - Single Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite-B&B - Single Occupancy

Double-Superior-Ensuite-B&B - Single Occupancy

Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Triple Occupancy

Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Triple Occupancy

Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Twin Beds

Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Twin Beds

Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Double Occupancy

Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Double Occupancy

Triple-Standard-Ensuite with Shower-Triple or Twin - B&B - Double Occupancy

Triple-Standard-Ensuite with Shower-Triple or Twin - B&B - Double Occupancy

Triple-Standard-Ensuite with Shower-Triple or Twin - B&B - Twin Beds

Triple-Standard-Ensuite with Shower-Triple or Twin - B&B - Twin Beds

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Family-Ensuite with Bath-2 Adults+2 Children - B&B - Non Refundable

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Reviews

The Shirley

(137 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.6

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  • 4.8
Karen Mature couple Stayed: May 15

Absolutely Fab

A short overnight stay but a memorable one. Lovely welcome from Gary and very entertaining too. Brilliant. Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
None
5
Karen Family with young children Stayed: May 15

Very friendly and welcoming B and B! Lovely breakfast room and breakfast!!

We stayed 2 nights at the Shirley in their family room, they provided a cot for our 8 month old, it was clean, a d in a great location! Read more

Likes?
The welcoming and friendly owners, the breakfast room and the yummy breakfast, the sheets and towels - they were super clean and of excellent quality!
Dislikes?
None
4
david Young couple Stayed: May 15

Very good experience.

Excellent Read more

Likes?
Friendly,welcoming staff.Cleanliness.Excellent breakfast.
Dislikes?
The weather.
5
Julia Alone Stayed: May 15

Pleasantly quite retreat from the hussel & Bussel of Life

I stayed here for a week primarily to get away from my husband who is refitting our bathroom. While I missed him not being with me I had a pleasant stay. with nice walks and days out to the surrounding attractions. Read more

Likes?
The staff were very welcoming and informative. The room was well appointed and comfortable. I enjoyed my breakfast but there was too much for me.
Dislikes?
The weather but who is in control of that especially in this green and pleasant land.
5
Alison Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 15

Made to feel extremely welcome

Owners are friendly and welcoming and always willing to help in any way possible. Excellent service from start to finish. High quality breakfast and the staff are incredibly professional and efficient. Brilliant!! Thanks to Gary and Debbie and the dining staff for a great stay. Read more

Likes?
Everything!
Dislikes?
Nothing at all!
5
Alethea Family with young children Stayed: Feb 15

Excellent All Round Stay

The Shirley was a very Grand Guest House. We ourselves own a Guest House so it was nice to be looked after for a change. The hosts were incredibly friendly, there are water stations throughout, access to fresh milk, the lounge and honesty bar was beautiful. The beds were incredibly comfortable especially the lovely bedding, we all slept a treat. Breakfast was absolutely perfect, we ate every single scrap and it was all delightful. Very close to everything. Thank you for a wonderful stay Read more

Likes?
Hosts, grand guest house, décor, food, location
Dislikes?
We would definitely recommend this accommodation to others
5
Andy Adult(s) Stayed: Feb 15

Will definitely return again

Warm friendly welcome from staff and owners alike, excellent accommodation and the Breakfast First class. Read more

Likes?
No hassle and the Honesty Bar was unusual!!
Dislikes?
None
5
Claire Adult(s) Stayed: Oct 14

Warm welcome, comfortable, good value

Overnight, excellent Read more

Likes?
Very comfortable, lovely room, great breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Clare Family with older children Stayed: Oct 14

Excellent in all aspects! Super friendly staff, lovely clean room. I would highly recommend this!

2 nights stay to visit National Trust venues in and around the area. Read more

Likes?
Very comfortable and clean. It was a great locaton for everything we wanted to do, and the fantastic breakfast set us up nicely for the day!
Dislikes?
There was nothing we did not like.
5
Penny Alone Stayed: Sep 14

Wonderful night's stay

Just stayed one night to see some friends who live nearby. Everybody was very friendly and at breakfast where one might feel a little "lost" being on one's own I was greeted warmly and felt at home Read more

Likes?
The friendliness of the owners and staff; cleanliness of the room and hotel generally and the extra touches such as hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities in the room and toiletries
Dislikes?
Nothing at all
5
Ingrid Family with older children Stayed: Aug 14

Wonderful Holiday

A stay at The Shirley is a very restful experience. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. The cleanliness of the entire hotel is to the highest standard and the beds and bed linen quality ensure a comfortable nights sleep. The award winning breakfast is very tasty and varied. Read more

Likes?
Everything.
Dislikes?
None
5
Graham Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

very good hotel

Second stay. Very good service and breakfast Read more

Likes?
very clean room and facilities
Dislikes?
None
5
Richard Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

A very pleasant relaxing break

My wife and I enjoyed our 1st visit to Torquay. Great local public transport system. Read more

Likes?
Easy walk to restaurants, shops and local bus service.
Did not have to use the car once.
Dislikes?
Car park entrance and exit on steep slope.
4
Mary Family with older children Stayed: May 14

excellent hotel and ideal for my visit to see family

Relaxing and enjoyable the staff were lovely the room we had was excellent would definitely stop again Read more

Likes?
Enjoyable location and friendly staff
Dislikes?
None
5
Daniela Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Lovely

Wellcoming, charming and familiar. Make one feel wellcome and at home right from the beginning.
Rooms are decorated with charm and love. Read more

Likes?
English Breakfeast was a very positive surprise.
Dislikes?
None
4
David Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 14

Comfortable

Short break over Easter week-end Read more

Likes?
Very good location re: access to town centre but still far enough away not to be bothered by any street noise. Room had all the facilities in it that are looked for in more expensive accommodation.
Dislikes?
Room decoration was a littled dated but was clean and had been well looked after - everything worked.
5
lucy Alone Stayed: Mar 14

great stay

excellent Read more

Likes?
all of it!
Dislikes?
None
5
Donna Adult(s) Stayed: Feb 14

Comfortable and friendly stay at The Shirley

Very pleasant stay, due to the friendliness of the owners. The hotel is ideally situated for the town and surrounding area. Bedrooms are comfortable, roomy and very clean. The whole stay was very enjoyable and the breakfast was the best we have experienced in any hotel. Read more

Likes?
Friendliness of the owners and staff and a very nice atmosphere.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Terry Young couple Stayed: Jan 14

Absolutely wonderful place and very welcoming couple

A very nice place to stay, very close to town centre. The guest house is very clean and comfortable. The owners are the kindest and most welcoming couple I have every met.
Definitely the place to stay in Torquay, especially for a gluten free person like me. Thank you for the nicest gluten free breakfast Debbie. Read more

Likes?
The comfortable and homey feel of the guest house.
And the gluten free breakfast of course.
Dislikes?
N/a
5
Julie Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

A real gem on the English Riviera

This is our second stay at The Shirley, which in itself speaks volumes. You could not ask for a warmer welcome from Garry and Debbie, from the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave. Our room was very tastefully decorated and the bed was amazingly comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was locally sourced and plentiful, with as many options as you could wish, the full English was gorgeous. We will definitely return for many more visits. Read more

Likes?
Everything was as you would wish, a lovely welcome, great location, lovely rooms and great food.
Dislikes?
None
5
Naomi Young couple Stayed: Sep 13

Lovely hotel

We had a lovely stay. Really helpful including booking afternoon tea for us and suggesting places to visit in the local area and local restaurants. Breakfast was brilliant, I never felt like I would go hungry and there was such a choice including extra options so you were never bored. Read more

Likes?
Breakfast was exceptional. The room was comfy and warm and perfect for our needs.
Dislikes?
None
5
Paul Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Short Break

Excellent stay.
Lovely hotel,clean friendly great location. Read more

Likes?
Greeted with a smile.
Great weather.Location and staff.
Would highly recommend.
Dislikes?
no
5
Ulrike Family with older children Stayed: Aug 13

Ferien in einer familiären Atmosphäre

Wir waren 5 Nächte zu dritt (Familie) Gäste im "The Shirley".
Torquay ist eine schöne Stadt. Wir haben viele Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung per Bus, Bahn und Auto unternommen und sind auf den Spuren von Agatha Christie gewandelt.
Das Klima ist mild und relativ beständig. Read more

Likes?
Wir wurden sehr herzlich von Garry mit Tee empfangen!
Die persönliche Betreuung durch die Familie (Infos zu Ausflügen, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Restaurants, Zugfahrplänen...) war Top.
Dislikes?
Das Familienzimmer war hübsch aber sehr beengend und recht dunkel.
4
Barry Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

Lovely short stay in a friendly small hotel.

We found this break by chance on an Internet search. The hotel is well situated fairly close to the marina. This is a lovely little hotel which I couldn't recommend more highly. The staff were friendly and helpful and they had paid close attention to providing lots of little 'extras' in the room such as bottled water and sweets.. They are justifiable proud of their breakfasts. Read more

Likes?
Friendly and approachable staff. Very good food. Location of hotel.
Dislikes?
Apart from it being too short - not at all.
5
Mim Family with young children Stayed: Jul 13

Unforgettable

This vacation was a birthday and Anniversary surprise, My Sons and families and myself booked this hotel as Torquay is where we had family holidays when our sons where younger, all this was in secret from my husband, with Gary and Debbies help / support this turned out to be a very memorable 4 day break.

Hotel is lovely and clean, beds are really comfy and the breakfast is very enjoyable, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they go out of their way to make your stay a great one :) Read more

Likes?
Everything, staff, hotel food, everything was 100% perfect
Dislikes?
None
5
Jacqueline Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

A great week

Lovely hotel and lovely people. Very central but just off the beaten track to miss all of the busy town. The good weather was a bonus. Breakfast was very good as was our room (4). We will come back again. Read more

Likes?
We felt very welcome.
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
Anthonie Family with older children Stayed: Jul 13

We enjoyed our stay in Torquay !

We were with our doughter (16) for 4 days in Torquay. We stayed in The Shirley. It was a lovely hotel. Everything was walking distance. Nice restaurants and pubs. The owner of the hotel was most helpfull and gave us lot of usefull tips about restaurants and trips. Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff.
Dislikes?
The only thing was the bed. It was very small, 120 cm for two people.
4
Sharon Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 13

Very homely hotel

The owners of the hotel were very hospitable and friendly. It was a homely and comfortable hotel. The breakfast and service they offer is excellent. Read more

Likes?
Hospitable and homely atmosphere.
Dislikes?
Wish it was a bit closer to the beach area of Torquay.
5
John Mature couple Stayed: Jun 13

Centrally located with car parking facilities providing a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere.

We wanted to stay in a centrally located place so that we did not need to use the car. The Shirley fitted this and the car never moved for 4 days.
Very caring and friendly proprietor who provided the best possible service.
Excellent breakfast within a pleasing timescale. Did not use the lounge but this was well equipped with bar and large screen TV. Read more

Likes?
In easy reach of centre of Torquay on foot providing access to all bus routes and boat trips. Weather was good to us and we were able to sit out and enjoy a drink or two.
Dislikes?
No
4
Debbie Family with older children Stayed: Jun 13

we got more than we expected

A very good weekend break, the weather was perfect which meant the pool was open early and we were able to make full use of it whilst there, within walking distance from everything. we did not move the car from when we arrived until it was time to leave.We had a great time staying at the Shirley Read more

Likes?
All of it.
Dislikes?
No
4
Lloyd Adult(s) Stayed: May 13

great stay good hosts nice breakfast

comfortable and pleasant Read more

Likes?
relaxed atmosphere
Dislikes?
no
5
Martin Alone Stayed: May 13

Faultless in every aspect

I went to Torquay for a relaxing short break. There are many nice restaurants and tea shops in Torquay. Walking the Torquay section of the Southwest Coast Path is wonderful, it is extremely beautiful. I will visit again. Read more

Likes?
The Shirley fulfilled every expectation. The hosts are friendly and helpful at the right extent. The B&B is near many decent restaurants. I will definitely stay at The Shirley again.
Dislikes?
None
5
Michelle Alone Stayed: Apr 13

Friendly service, a lovely sleep and great poached eggs!

. Read more

Likes?
.
Dislikes?
None
5
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Apr 13

The SHIRLEY is a superb place to stay.

Although we were only here for two nights, they were two of the nicest we have ever experienced having travelled extensively throughout the UK. Read more

Likes?
Debbie and Gary were so very friendly and welcoming,and I am sure nothing would have been to much trouble for them,the room was well proportioned,and the bed was very comfortable.
The breakfast was A
Dislikes?
None
5
Deborah Alone Stayed: Apr 13

Very homely and welcoming

Having booked last minute and arriving 20 mins after booking at 9pm, I was given a very warm welcome and put on first name terms with the owners immediately. I spent a very relaxing two days at The Shirley. I would definitely like to return with my family at a later date. Read more

Likes?
The small touches, sweets in a glass jar on the dressing table, bottled water, tea and coffee, quality biscuits that were replaced daily. Free wifi. Really snug dressing gowns that felt like new.
Dislikes?
Nothing worth mentioning, overall outstanding for a B&B.
5
graham Mature couple Stayed: Mar 13

home from home

a 4 day easter break in torquay Read more

Likes?
the moment we walked in the hotel we were overwelmed by the friendliness and hospitality of our hosts and the lovely homely atmosphere.
Dislikes?
nothing
5
Zhibek Young couple Stayed: Mar 13

Excellent weekend

We stayed at Shirley for two nights. Everything was just amazing. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The owners are lovely! The atmosphere in general is very friendly and welcoming. Read more

Likes?
Staff service, quality of the rooms and breakfast. Basically everything
Dislikes?
None
5
charles Mature couple Stayed: Mar 13

A relaxed happy stay

Comfortable, welcomming break helped by the warm atmosphere of the Shirley Read more

Likes?
The friendlyness of both Debbie and Gary
Dislikes?
None
5
Brian Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

A short leisure break

Excellent Read more

Likes?
Warm welcome, clean en-suite rooms(comfortable bed), choice of breakfast foods excellent
Dislikes?
None
5
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

Overnight stay at The Shirley

Stayed for one night on our way back home from holidays Read more

Likes?
Lovely friendly owners. Spotlessly clean room and excellent breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Terry Young couple Stayed: Sep 12

convenient and freindly family run hotel recommended for short breaks

My wife and i went away for a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary,the hotel were made aware of this upon our booking and they went above and beyond there duties to make our weekend special. Read more

Likes?
Kind, friendly atmosphere, close to the local attractions and restaurants etc.
Dislikes?
None
4
Karl Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

comfortable,friendly , good location,good breakfast

Pleasant Read more

Likes?
as above
Dislikes?
no
5
Eva Family with older children Stayed: Aug 12

The best B&B ever!

The Shirley - a magnificent Victorian house in a quiet vicinity - is a unique and special place to stay. Thanks to the owners, Garry and Debbie, who really take care of their guests, one feels really at home there.
The breakfast was varied and always delicious, the service at breakfast and in the rooms was perfect. Besides Garry and Debbie did everything to make our stay enjoyable, e.g. by providing us with lots of useful information.
In short: we had a perfect holiday at The Shirley! Read more

Likes?
Lovely people; beautifully furnished rooms with charming details like shower cream, bodylotion etc with a wonderful scent and huge towels; water dispensers on the floors; cozy terrace and pool
Dislikes?
None
5
Craig Young couple Stayed: Aug 12

It was lovely!!

A lovely 2 days in Torquay, that was made better by the nice, homely accommodation, and attention from the staff... Read more

Likes?
The customer service and personal touches definitely enhanced our visit.
Dislikes?
None
5
Ken Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

Nice an friendy

Lovely place to stay Read more

Likes?
The place was so clean, breakfast was very good and the owners and staff were very nice.some nice touches that made the stay even better.
Dislikes?
None at all
5
darren Family with young children Stayed: Jul 12

very friendly hotel - would recommend

7 day family holiday Read more

Likes?
liked the friendly welcome,the swimming pool & the excelleant breakfast
Dislikes?
None
5
Anthony Family with older children Stayed: Jun 12

Cheerful, most helpful, breakfast the best.

We had a lovely stay in /Torquay. The Shirley hosts were very help and cheerful, always a smile. The Shirley was in a great location. Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
Stairs. Difficult for cases
5
Linda Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

lovely break despite the weather!!!

We had a lovely time as we were looking forward to a few days away from home.Hospitality was excellent,very friendly,wonderful comfy bed,superb breakfast really set you up for the day !!would have no hesitation in recommending to friends. Read more

Likes?
same as above
Dislikes?
no
4
Yu-Huei Family with young children Stayed: Jun 12

Definitely recommend it!!

We came to Torquay for a long weekend with our families. It's quite important to find a good quality B&B when we have young children as 9 mth & elderly over 65. And Shirley is definitely recommended. We have received a very warm welcome from the owners. Excellent!! Read more

Likes?
We enjoyed our stay at Shirley. It's in a good location. The owners were very friendly. The breakfast was superb. Rooms & beds were clean & nice. In fact, we like everything!!
Dislikes?
None
5
Andrea Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 12

excellent hosts, and very considerate, felt welcome even before getting there

short break Read more

Likes?
welcoming owners, great service and very comfortable rooms, rarely slept better!
Dislikes?
there would need to be better parking arrangements, as there are no near enough parking places compared to the number of rooms.
5
Ronald Adult(s) Stayed: Jun 12

Relaxing and comfortable stay

Good Read more

Likes?
Friedliness of woners
Dislikes?
None
4
Sophie Family with young children Stayed: Jun 12

Very nice stqy at Shirley Guest house, host v. very nice and helpfull; To be recommended

Stayed here 3 nights. Was very nice, good advices from the host for our stay here. Nice gesture for the jubilee breakfast; I recommend it. Read more

Likes?
Clean and warm welcome; close to facilities and various visits, very good contact with the owners;
Dislikes?
none
5
Thomas Family with older children Stayed: May 12

Full recommendation. Lovely place und very friendly service!!!

We stayed there for two nights at our south-england round travel. Read more

Likes?
We enjoyed our stay very mouch! The friendlyness was phantastic and the breakfast very good!
Dislikes?
None
5
Philip Mature couple Stayed: May 12

A Super good time!

Debbie and Garry are a wonderful, friendly couple. They welcome you with open arms and a cup of coffee!!! Great food and comfortable rooms...with lovely little extras. Read more

Likes?
The owners!!
Dislikes?
Tricky carpark.
5
Graham Family with young children Stayed: May 12

Very high standard, very friendly would definitely return.

4 night family stay Read more

Likes?
Cleanliness and friendly atmosphere
Dislikes?
no
5
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

nice relaxing stay.

Very nice, would stay here again. Read more

Likes?
Just to relax in a nice friendly hotel. Very friendly owners.
Dislikes?
The room we had could do with improvement, other than that very good.
5
Lisa Family with older children Stayed: Apr 12

A quick get away...

A short break away from the usual humdrum; a lovely location in a lovely part of the world.. Read more

Likes?
The accomodation is clean and very friendly - and there is much to do if you can get yourself motivated...
Dislikes?
You can pay a ton for a meal in one of the main restaurants, and the local cheapies are very much the same sort of quality.
4
John Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

relaxing and cheerful in a great setting

Very friendly proprietors, who made you feel relaxed as soon as you walked through the doors.excellent choice of breakfasts in a relaxing environment.Near to town centre and all it had to offer (which was a lot) .Gary the manager when asked would tell us the best places to visit,and Debbie his wife was very helpfull(and a great cook !) Read more

Likes?
Torquay is great and with the hotel only being a short walk away it made it easier to get around.The hotel is great for all ages,it even has its own swimming pool !
Dislikes?
None
5
Elizabeth Mature couple Stayed: Nov 11

Top of the range

It was only one night but it was a pleasure from the time we arrived to the time we left. Read more

Likes?
It was the most comfortable hotel/guest house bed we have ever slept in. The owners were welcoming and friendly and it is only a short walk to the harbour
Dislikes?
No
5
Karen Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Exellent stay.

Weekend away. Read more

Likes?
Friendliness of the staff.
Well situated to Torquay Centre.
Breakfast...very nice!
Dislikes?
Nothing at all.
5
Ian Mature couple Stayed: Sep 11

Home from Home with the little extras thrown in too.

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, the rooms were clean with every comfort thought of and the breakfasts were second to none. Detailed information about the places we were visiting and weather reports thrown in for good measure were given freely at no trouble to the owner who was very obliging. Nothing was too much trouble. Only a short walk to all the restaurants and shops. The best nights sleep we'd had for ages. A real home from home.
Mrs. Christine Fox Read more

Likes?
We liked the situation of the hotel being close to all the amenities and the friendliness of the staff. The breakfasts were really special with plenty of choices to choose from.
Dislikes?
None
5
Neil Adult(s) Stayed: Sep 11

A very comfortable, relaxed, enjoyable stay.

A 3 night short honeymoon break. Read more

Likes?
The extra little touches were lovely, and the staff were very friendly. A good central location to vist other towns and attractions.
Dislikes?
None
5
Janet Young couple Stayed: Sep 11

a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in a beautiful place.

An excellent welcome on our arrival by all staff and we felt a genuine pleasure in having us stay with them. Read more

Likes?
the friendliness and the cleanliness in our room and the communal areas throughout the hotel.
Dislikes?
the water pressure of the shower on the second floor was not very good.
4
Karl Young couple Stayed: Sep 11

Very friendly staff, good breakfast

Very friendly staff, good breakfast Read more

Likes?
Very friendly staff, good breakfast
Dislikes?
None
4
anthony Mature couple Stayed: Sep 11

excellent

excellent stay,made to feel very welcome. gary and debbie are just like friends. Read more

Likes?
just like being at home,and the eye for detail like milk and water left on the landing ,(something like the grand hotel)
Dislikes?
None
5
louise Family with older children Stayed: Sep 11

Warm friendly and great value for money

We felt welcomed, important and looked after. Read more

Likes?
Lovely period building with many period features
Dislikes?
Nothing worth mentioning
5
Edward Family with young children Stayed: Aug 11

We had a great time in the Shirley.

We went for a short break close to the coast in a place were we could find things to do for the kids and adults. Read more

Likes?
The owners were very friendly and helpful. My kids in particular enjoyed the swimming pool. The place is close to the pier, restaurants, and other attractions.
Dislikes?
None
5
Gary Family with young children Stayed: Aug 11

Wonderfull welcome, lovely hotel

We stayed for two nights in August. We were two adults and a five year old. Room was ok but not the recently decorated ones you see on the website. It was a bit tight for space when the put you up bed was up but fine for two nights. Lovely linen and towels. Great facilities as well. Bit disappointed not to have a bath especially having a little one who isnt into showering yet. Again not really a problem for a two night stay. Read more

Likes?
Superb welcome. Fabulous breakfast. Nothing to much trouble for the hotel owners. Great location a small down hill stroll into Torquay. Definitely recommend
Dislikes?
No
4
Elsbeth Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

First impressions count double

Welcomed with a much needed pot of tea. Gary is a very friendly and welcoming host. Rooms are clean, well decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast is excellent and served in a pleasent room by friendly and attentive staff Read more

Likes?
The breakfast would be hard to beat even if you paid twice the price
Dislikes?
Nothing to dislike
5
delia Family with older children Stayed: Aug 11

comfortable , pleasant stay

over all very clean and comfortable guest house with very friendly staff and hosts , rooms very clean and comfortable , quiet location . excellent breakfast Read more

Likes?
provision of bottled water in room also water containers provided on each floor , cleanliness , friendliness of staff , very helpful , lovely breakfast with good choice
Dislikes?
room alittle small and cramped
5
robert Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

Great people,great food,great place, Wonderful time.

delightful.Scenic,relaxing,Chill out time.Peaceful, Read more

Likes?
Debbie and Gary were the best.Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was a lovely victorian building, very bright and airy.Our room was very clean and comfortable.Staff were fabulous
Dislikes?
None
5
Sue Family with older children Stayed: Aug 11

relaxing and welcoming

It was friendly and we found lots of places nearby to visit. Read more

Likes?
lots of personal touches. Very comfortable. Liked the breakfast choice and water coolers on each floor.
Dislikes?
No
5
Philip Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

A welcoming and enjoyable stay.

A 2 night break to visit Torquay for the first time. Read more

Likes?
Proximity to amenities. Friendly staff. Delicious breakfast. Comfortable bed and lovely big bath towels!
Dislikes?
Can't think of anything we disliked.
4
Valerie Young couple Stayed: Jul 11

Excellent hotel and the owners are the most friendliest you can meet

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners called us by our first names throughout our stay. They went out of their way to help us with maps, directions and to visit places of interest during our stay. They made all the guests feel special and lots of the quests and us will be booking the hotel again. It was the most friendliest hotel we had ever visited. Read more

Likes?
The hotel was lovely - very clean and tidy. There was even a swimming pool. The owners made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived, providing us with a pot of coffee and a very warm welcome.
Dislikes?
No - everything was excellent.
5
Samantha Family with young children Stayed: Jul 11

Just what we needed

A lovely short break, good location-close to town, but not in the thick of things.Our 8 year old daughter loved the pool, which was warm & clean. Really decent breakfast and friendly owners. Read more

Likes?
Location, cleanliness, pool & friendly hosts
Dislikes?
nothing
5
Katherine Family with older children Stayed: Jul 11

A warm welcome

We received a warm welcome and staff went out of their way to be helpful to us. We were lucky enough to have lots of sun and to be able to use the outdoor swimming pool. Read more

Likes?
We liked the excellent breakfast and the friendliness of staff. The beds were comfortable, and there were lots of excellent details such as tea/ coffee/ bottled water in rooms, books to read/ a Wii..
Dislikes?
No
5
mike Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Excellent for a short break.

5 day break including wedding anniversery. Debbie and Garry went out of their way to make us most welcome and gave us a wonderfull five days. Read more

Likes?
Handy possition for walks down to the town and harbour providing you like hills! Dinning room and guest lounge were pleasant and comfortable.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Deryck Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Fantastic I only wish I had gone here on my last visit to Torquay in April

It was heaven from the moment I arrived & was greated by Gary & Debbie, They couldnt do enough for me. A real family atmospher felt like you were at home, even trusted residents to poor themselves a drink from the lovely living room bar and tell them in the morining. Although the outdoor pool was heated I wasnt brave enough for a dip but other
residents did!! I highly recommend Amicis Italian just down the road, be prepared they serve large portions!! Fantastic I will be staying again soon! Read more

Likes?
Everything!
Dislikes?
No but next time I will book earlier and get a room on the first floor to save my legs!
5
Ulf Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Have a splendid stay in Torquay!

Staying at the Shirley Hotel was all we wanted for a couple of days in Torquay. Only a 5 minute walk to the city centre, the very friendly and professional staff: Oh yes, we were very happy with our stay and will come back one day! Read more

Likes?
The room, the breakfast, the staff, the location, and of course: the manager's know-how of Fawlty Towers (dont mention the war :-))
Dislikes?
Actually: no!
5
Mark Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Very friendly, excellent service and help, excellent public rooms, rooms and upstairs a little tire

A weekend visit,chose hotel from web-sites and trip-advisor rating . Read more

Likes?
fantastic help from keen owners and staff, pool, and bar, lounge areas.
Dislikes?
bedroom comfortable but dated decor, needs more electrical suppy points.
4
Nathalie Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 11

Top class service! Best B&B experience ever!

Incredibly friendly and professional service! Warm welcome from Debbie, who offered some tea and coffee after a long train journey, then showed us our room and offered very useful advice and tips to explore the region. Fantastic breakfast and excellent service! Clean rooms, very comfortable beds, tea and coffee available in the room, etc. Read more

Likes?
Excellent customer service, friendly and useful advice from the owners and staff, very clean!
Dislikes?
Nope...Perfect stay!
5
Brian Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

We couldn't have wished for a more friendly place to stay. Absolutely wonderful.

Fantastic welcome on arrival, lovely room & fantastic breakfast, all local produce & you could certainly taste the difference. Read more

Likes?
So many little extras, toiletries renewed whenever necessary, complimentary water again replaced regularly & a communal fridge outside the rooms with fresh milk.
Dislikes?
Nothing, it's perfect.
5
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

Good to be back at the Shirley

Really enjoyed our stay again. Good to see Gary, Debbie, Adam, Marion.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Shirley. Good to be with Gary, Debbie, Adam and staff.So hospitable and obliging.!! Read more

Likes?
As it is. Its style, its comfort. Superb breakfasts and choice.
Dislikes?
We prefer a bedroom on the first floor.
5
Liz Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

Warm and friendly, clean with good facilities, attention to detail in an excellent location

We came back to Torbay to celebrate 25 years of our engagement, we bought our engagement rings in Torquay! The Shirley provided us with a romantic hotel for the ocassion, the owners Debbie and Garry were very friendly and the hotel excellently situated for the harbour, restuarants and shops. We stayed for 2 nights and fitted so mcuh in, meals, shopping, boat trip to Brixham, fish foot pedicure! Theatre and a look around Torre Abbey. It was a great weekend! Read more

Likes?
The owners were very warm and friendly. It was clean and ideally situated for us. The ensuite was lovely and the toiletries supplied great. There was good attention to detail. Breafast was very good
Dislikes?
No it was great!
5
Janet Mature couple Stayed: Jun 11

Short break

Our stay at the Shirley was very restfull and quiet
it was close to everything we wanted Read more

Likes?
The shirley looks great and was very clean and comfortable and had everything in the room that was needed. Breakfast was very big an set you up for the day.
Dislikes?
There was nothing i did not like.
5
David Mature couple Stayed: Apr 11

Marvelous Hotel

Absolutely marvelous, Debbie & Gary are perfect hosts ably assisted by Adam. Nothing was too much trouble. Cannot wait to visit again. Read more

Likes?
Obviously very well run and the location just out of the town centre is perfect. The atmosphere in the bar was excellent giving us a chance to catch up and get to know the other guests.
Dislikes?
No
5
brian Mature couple Stayed: Apr 11

A friendly and happy hotel.

Seven very pleasent days holiday. Read more

Likes?
The friendlyness of both the staff and the owners
We were welcomed in a very pleasent manner indeed.
Dislikes?
nothing
4
Deborah Mature couple Stayed: Mar 11

A restful oasis

We had a wonderful stay. Gary and Debbie were great host, very welcoming and attentive throughout our stay. Read more

Likes?
Very clean and luxurious
Dislikes?
No
5
Sheila Mature couple Stayed: Feb 11

Brilliant

Lovely friendly couple, excellent rooms and lovely breakfast. good location and an overall happy stay. Would go again and encourage others. Read more

Likes?
Rooms were nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable. Hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful.
Dislikes?
None
5
Qi Young couple Stayed: Nov 10

Adorable hosts

My boyfriend and I spent last weekend with Shirley. We enjoyed a great time there thanks to the comfy & friendly atmosphere Garry & Debbie endeavored to provide. We've also been able to spend some very lovely time in the restaurants they've recommended in Town. Read more

Likes?
friendly hosts
central location
very high quality linen and nicely furnished bathroom
Dislikes?
cannot think of any...
5
David Family with young children Stayed: Sep 10

A comfortable, friendly hotel with a great breakfast.

We stayed over one night visiting family for an 80th birthday party. The owners were very friendly and made us feel at home from the start. The room was comfortable and very clean. The breakfast with Colombian coffee and locally sourced produce was super. Read more

Likes?
The breakfast, the large bath towels and the friendly atmosphere.
Dislikes?
No
5
john Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

great hospitality.great food.great hotel

as we pulled up on the drive of the hotel we were impressed by the outside look of the hotel,it was so clean an such beautiful details to the building.an when lit up of an evening superb.as we entered the hotel we were greeted so warmly by the owner gary.offered a drink,after wish we were shown around an was very impressed,we was then shown our room which was very clean an comfortable,the service given while we were there by everyone was excellent,our food was always of a high standard Read more

Likes?
the whole package,the hotel,people running it.the food that was locally sorced.the way they were able to offer great hospitality an involvment but also your own space when needed.
Dislikes?
no we were impressed by was has already been done to the hotel an the future plans they have planned for the hotel will make your stay even more enjoyable
5
Robert Young couple Stayed: Sep 10

Brilliant accommodation made even better by the friendliness of the hosts.

Felt at home as soon as greeted and under the impression that nothing would be too much for Garry, Debbie and Adam.

Their attitude certainly added to the charm of the hotel and contributed to a wonderful break. Read more

Likes?
Spotlessly clean and a lovely building which was decorated in keeping with its character.
Dislikes?
No
5
Stuart Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

excellent would definately return

very plesent very welcoming and accomadating owners Read more

Likes?
all of it
Dislikes?
nothing
5
Nigel Mature couple Stayed: Sep 10

Just like staying with the family.

My partner and i enjoyed our stay and will use The Shirley anytime we are in the South West. Read more

Likes?
The friendly atmosphere and the fact that nothing was too much trouble.
Dislikes?
Nothing its all good.
5
Elaine Family with young children Stayed: Sep 10

Warm welcome - very accomodating

Very enjoyable. Read more

Likes?
Staff, facilities and pool.
Dislikes?
None
5
Timothy Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Very warm, welcoming hotel, spotless with lovely hosts and great breakfasts.

Very enjoyable. Read more

Likes?
The owners Gary and Debbie could not do enough to ensure everything was as you wanted. They were also knowledgeable of areas of interest to visit.
Dislikes?
None
5
samantha Adult(s) Stayed: Aug 10

very helpfull, friendly.. would stay again

a short break (childfree) with friends Read more

Likes?
good location. relaxed. good atmosphere.
Dislikes?
no
4
Jonathan David Young couple Stayed: Aug 10

Fantastic

Brilliant as always Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
Nothing at all
5
Jutta Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

great hospitality

we were heartily welcome by the hosts and we at once felt familiar with everybody. We can recommend this B&B to everybody who likes enjoying himself and talking to people. There's a nice bar and the owners all always prepared to help you with anything you might demand. They also help you arranging your stay with lots of material, even private books. We are looking forward to coming back Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
no
5
secil Young couple Stayed: Aug 10

Pleasant hotel

We enjoyed our stay at Shirley. The owners are very friendly,as soon as you get in they serve tea or coffee, provide all the information about the places to visit, things to do.
Mainly mature couples and families with young kids stays at the hotel. Read more

Likes?
Hotel has a great location, its close to the harbour, restaurants and the beach. The rooms are nicely done and very clean.Owners and the stuff very friendly and helpful. The heated pool is a big plus.
Dislikes?
none
5
Gary Young couple Stayed: Jul 10

Unforgettable!

It was the first time that we stayed at the Shirley, it stood out when we were looking online at places to stay in Torquay. It had great reviews from other guests. It had a mediterranean look to it especially at night when it was all lit up. Garry & Debbie were very welcoming and helpful in providing suggestions of activities to do during our stay. Read more

Likes?
The B&B was central & only a short distance from main pubs, restaurants & harbour. It was nice to venture out during the day & night and then come back to a comfortable and quiet accommodation!
Dislikes?
No
5
Nigel Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Exceptionally Friendly

Exceptionally friendly welcome , Debbie,Gary and Adam were the perfect hosts.We have stayed at several small hotels and B&B`s over the last few years but none come close to the friendliness we experienced at the shirley. Room was lovely , fab breakfast, attentive staff would recommend this place to anyone.Easy going we could come and go as we pleased! Read more

Likes?
Friendliness and helpfullness of hosts. General cleanliness and decor throughout the hotel.
Dislikes?
Could`nt fault it!
5
Howard Adult(s) Stayed: Jul 10

Enjoyable stay in a friendly atmosphere.

A weeks break in Torquay where the hotel staff and proprieters went out their way to make guests feel at home. Nothing seemed too much trouble and went towards making the holiday a success. Read more

Likes?
Excellent breakfast and choice, pleasant rooms and all the team very friendly and attentive. Nothing seemed too much trouble to anyone.
Dislikes?
No
5
Maxine Family with young children Stayed: Jul 10

Good stay for young family

Very relaxing stay. The staff could not do more to help. They were very friendly. The facilties were very good. Read more

Likes?
The staff.
Dislikes?
None.
5
Natalie Young couple Stayed: Jul 10

Fantastic quality stay, very helpful staff

We stayed for two nights and had a great time. The staff were friendy and attentive, we were really happy with the quality of the accommodation and would definitely go back. Read more

Likes?
Modern furnishings, bedrooms and communal areas were very clean. Dining room was also lovely. good location just off of the marina.
Dislikes?
No. Everything was great!
5
Lisa Young couple Stayed: Jun 10

Perfect location for a Torquay short break

Very relaxing stay with great advice on local facilities from the owners. Read more

Likes?
The location is fantastic and we appreciated the very warm welcome after such a long drive. Breakfast was also fantastic!
Dislikes?
We would have prefered a bigger bed and I would book an upgraded room next time for a little more space.
4
Martyn Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

A Welcome break

A welcome break away, and a very nice breakfast of which was very much enjoyed by Martyn as he is very often on the go and don't get to have a cooked breakfast even on the weekend. Read more

Likes?
Made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped into the hotel. The tea, coffee and biscuits were replenished straight away.
Dislikes?
No complaints
5
sarah Mature couple Stayed: Jun 10

brilliant stay at the shirley,torquay

we had a very enjoyable stay , the shops, restaurants etc. were a few minutes walk away and there was a good bus service to other areas. plenty of tourist attractions in the area at fairly reasonable costs.the hotel was lovely , far enough away from the seafront to be peaceful but not to far to walk.very friendly ,nothing to much trouble . thank you for making our holiday Read more

Likes?
Garry,Debbie and Adam made us so welcome , a cuppa on arrival and good advice on local eating places etc. we were made to feel we were part of the family , great breakfasts , we will be back
Dislikes?
none
5
Donna Young couple Stayed: Jun 10

friendly clean and great value

Fab riendly place to stay. Staff went the extra mile. We would not hesitate to book again Read more

Likes?
Mugs rather than cups in the room.bottles of water also
Dislikes?
It was very steep access but that wouldn' t stop me going back
5
Sabyn Family with young children Stayed: May 10

Very friendly , made to feel very welcome, cleanlinest excellent....

Only stayed for 3 nights, but during our stay we were made to feel very welcome, It was clear some of the other guests were on return visits..We would definately return,the rooms were cleaned daily and the breakfast was of a high standard,down side was the family room was dated and on the top floor which was a bit of a hike..the staff were all friendly and put themselves out to ensure we enjoyed our stay,liked the location as it wasn't in the centre of town but was a short stroll from amenities Read more

Likes?
The owners and staff were really friendly.Remembered all our names,and had a good rapport with guests. There is a comfortable living room which is great if you don't want to be confined to your room
Dislikes?
The decor in the family room is very dated ,having walked up the hill to the B&B,Then up the steep driveway we were shattered by the time we reached our room on the top floor ....
5
Antony Mature couple Stayed: May 10

exerlant place to stay

a very pleasant couple,well looked after nothing was to much trouble for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more

Likes?
only a short walk from the town and harbour,so everything was to hand,and was a good central location for sight seeing in the surrounding area.
Dislikes?
no
5
susan Mature couple Stayed: May 10

Very enjoyable

Lovely people, lovely house, lovely food Read more

Likes?
everything
Dislikes?
no
5
Gordon Adult(s) Stayed: May 10

Wonderful Stay

We stayed for a short break to take in the football match Torquay v Notts County. Had a wonderful stay, staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Read more

Likes?
To be honest everything, room, food, staff and area were first class.
Dislikes?
The Hill, small price to pay though.
5
Kjell Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

Relaxing

Wonderful village and nice restuarante,good food. Read more

Likes?
Nice family hotel
Dislikes?
No
4
Michael Young couple Stayed: Apr 10

Friendly, enthusiastic, warm and welcoming.

A short break B&B trip. We had a great location with very friendly service. Read more

Likes?
Location, service, lounge/bar,dining room, cleanliness, and excellent evening restaurant recommendations.
Dislikes?
The room ( a Standard Double ) was nice, but was not as special as the communal facilities.
5
Uwe Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

Taking a relaxing break for 3 days

If you need a break from everyday life, this is a very good place to go. The atmosphere in The Shirley is relaxing right from the beginning. Friendly advice is given on what to do and on places to see. They make reservations for dinning out for you and comply with special requests (like an early breakfast due to your time schedule). The room was nicely decorated and quiet. The bed and mattress were high standard and guarantied a good night sleep. Modern shower cubicle, but a bit tiny. Read more

Likes?
The friendliness and help from the owners. We felt wellcomed and enjoyed every moment in the hotel.
Dislikes?
not applicable
5
christine Mature couple Stayed: Feb 10

A break in a million could not have been better looked after.

The hotel is family run,they made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived.Nothing was to much trouble,food was excellent,rooms clean with all our needs catered for.Will be going back again for sure. Read more

Likes?
The relaxing pleasent atmosphere,and the friendly welcome.
Dislikes?
Nothing to dislike.
5
jennifer Family with older children Stayed: Oct 09

The hoteliers were extremely friendly and always had time to advise on local restaurants and events.

It was perfect for a long weekend break to get a view of somewhere that you might not have visited before.A safe place to take children. It would have been useful to know that the pool was not in use before coming. Read more

Likes?
Easy access to the town and seafront. Comfortable room and very friendly people
Dislikes?
It was alittle old fashioned but it had character and l thought lovely for families.
4
Romano Mature couple Stayed: Oct 09

Lovely clean hotel, great location, very friendly hosts.

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the extremely friendly hosts and made to feel very welcome. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable, offering excellant facilities. Breakfast was delicious. The hosts were very helpful in offering advice on places to visit and as a result of their recommendations we dined at some great restaurants. Location is excellant. Would definately recommend this hotel. Read more

Likes?
Warm and friendly hosts. Cleanliness and facilities in rooms.
Dislikes?
None
5
Chris Family with young children Stayed: Oct 09

Fantastic!

Very enjoyable stay at the Shirley.
Good position, just a short walk from town centre.
Rooms were spacious, clean and well stocked with drinks/snacks.
Owners and staff were very friendly and super helpful.
Would definitely stay here again. Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff.
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
David Mature couple Stayed: Oct 09

Pleasant weekend break in South Devon

The hotel is in an excellent location in Torquay, close to the harbour, restaurants and shops. The welcome and hospitality were second to none, and we had a very pleasant weekend. There is much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country. We spent some time visiting local National Trust properties, in particular Greenway and Coleton Fishacre; both are beautiful houses and gardens in awesome locations. Read more

Likes?
The warmth of welcome and friendliness of Gary and Debbie, the hotel owners. The excellent breakfasts.
Dislikes?
The access to the hotel is rather steep and needs some care when parking. The room was rather small, with only a standard double bed (as opposed to a king-sized) and a tiny shower.
4
B Mature couple Stayed: Oct 09

No Headline Provided

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Likes?
None
Dislikes?
None
4
theresa Mature couple Stayed: Oct 09

relaxing break

we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived the room was spotless and well equiped and we had a brilliant few days
Read more

Likes?
everyone was so helpfull and friendly
Dislikes?
the hill leading to the hotel
5
Marian Mature couple Stayed: Sep 09

Wonderful hotel, wonderful hosts!

This was our second stay at The Shirley and was a birthday gift to my husband from myself. Both Debbie and Gary, the propetiers arranged this stay with me as a surprise . They made dinner reservations for us and also arranged a cake to be placed in our room for our return from dinner. Also was included a very sweet card from the both of them and thier son Adam. The breakfast is the best! Cooked to order and absolutley lovely! I can't say enough! I would highly recommend The Shirley! Read more

Likes?
The attentivness of hosts and attention to personal details. The breakfasts are delicious!
Dislikes?
Nothing!
5
Bryan Mature couple Stayed: Sep 09

Comortable, friendly, atmosphere at the Shirley.

Our stay at the Shirley was great, very relaxing and comfortable with our hosts Gary, Debbie and their son Adam always keen to give advice and recommendations using the expertees of their local knowledge. Nothing was was too much trouble. Read more

Likes?
A light airy peaceful room and ensuite with a lovely view across rooftops to the sea.

A beautiful breakfast room with excellent food and service.
Dislikes?
Going home!
5
Ireneusz Family with young children Stayed: Aug 09

No Headline Provided

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Likes?
None
Dislikes?
None
5
Susan Family with older children Stayed: Aug 09

relaxing and restfull

This is a lovely hotel where nothing is too much trouble for the owners. Everything was well presented and we have rarely had such a choice for breakfast. Would recommend to anyone. Read more

Likes?
Everything about the hotel and Torquay
Dislikes?
The hill walking back to the hotel
5
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Aug 09

Very pleasant hotel & staff

Hotel is within easy reach of town centre (albeit up hill) Read more

Likes?
Friendliness of staff
Dislikes?
The main entrance way into hotel (driveway) is very steep and limited parking.
4
leslie Family with young children Stayed: Aug 09

very warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble, it was like home from home.

very warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble, it was like home from home.would recommend to friend and family for a short or longer stay.very kind, helpful owners and staff. we took our granddaughter with us she really enjoyed her stay and everyone treated her as an individual and asked her if she would like anything. Read more

Likes?
the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere,owner that were not over powering and alway showed interest in what you had been doing and they were willing to find out information if they didn't know.
Dislikes?
just the parking.
5
Carol Family with young children Stayed: Aug 09

Lovely stay and charming hosts

Arrived to a very warm welcome by Gary and given pot of tea in the lounge. Then showed our room. Very clean room indeed. We had a family room with bunk beds and they provided us with a travel cot for our 18 month old. All exceptionally clean and the cot was spotless (always a worry when travelling what you are going to get) and was made up with lovely cot sheets and blankets. Nice crisp white bedding on all beds. Tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer etc. plenty of storage space. Read more

Likes?
Made to feel very welcome by Gary and breakfast was excellent. they also didnt mind providing milk and warming it for our son evening and morning. Very charmiing.
Dislikes?
there was nothing to dislike but if I had to pick something it would be the quality of the electric shower but that was a very minor point!
5
gabriela Family with young children Stayed: Aug 09

friendly athmosphere

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Likes?
very friendly staff
Dislikes?
rooms and continental breakfast: specially low fat joghurt, missing prunes, missing croissants etc.
3
steven Family with older children Stayed: Aug 09

A wonderful hotel with the best hospitality you can find

We (late 40 couple with 14-year old daughter) stayed at the Shirley for a week in August. We experienced the most heartily stay you could imagine. The hosts never tire in making your stay as nice as possible. Debby is an excellent cook who delivers the best breakfast you can imagine and who gave the hotel its homely character. Gary never stops helping you, and makes your stay also unforgettable by his funny stories. Read more

Likes?
Welcome and general hospitality of the hosts
Excellent breakfast
Vicinity to city center
Lovely little outside swimming pool with adjacent terrace
Lounge and bar where hotel guests and hosts meet
Dislikes?
Nothing to report, but if obligatory:
Room a bit crampy for 3 person family
Bathroom needs updating
5
Lauren Young couple Stayed: Aug 09

Superb - friendly staff excellent hospitality

The staff at The Shirley are the most welcoming people we have ever stayed with. They made the stay very comfortable indeed. Read more

Likes?
The staff, the location, cleanliness and comfort of the room.
Dislikes?
None
5
Christine Mature couple Stayed: Aug 09

"A welcome on the hillside"

From the welcoming pot of tea to the warm handshakes fairwell we could not fault the "Shirley". This hotel is a credit to its owners Gary & Debbie. The atmosphere was abundantly warm and relaxing, everywhere was clean bright and comfortable. The breakfasts where second to none with plenty to choose from. The location was good and close to all amenities. Access to hotel is however very steep including steps up to front door which could be difficult for the less mobile. Overall "WE LOVED IT" Read more

Likes?
We were made so welcome
Dislikes?
Having to go back home!
5
Tony Mature couple Stayed: Aug 09

friendliest welcome ever

Good location, close to shops and Harbour, Lovely people, spotlessley clean Read more

Likes?
None
Dislikes?
the sea gull wakeup call ! and the very steep slope up to the entrance, wouldnt be any good if you have trouble with your legs.
4
andrea Family with young children Stayed: Aug 09

first class hospitality,nothing was too much trouble, I couldnt have asked for anything more

perfectly placed, first class hospitality and breakfast. Being a single Mom I found the pool a really usefuloption to the beach. The living room had a fantastic bar, and Wii, which of an evening families would sit in and natter, whilst the kids played. The rooms were wonderfully supplied with TV tea and coffee and biscuits every day, and all was clean and tidy. The owners were simply the best, attending to your every need, with nothing too much for them to do for you. Read more

Likes?
Position, and service
Dislikes?
Nothing!!
5

The Shirley Information

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Pool
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Cots
  • Games available
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 14:00 till 21:00
  • Early check-in available on request
  • Check out: 10:30
  • Late check-out available
  • Child Policy: Children welcome
  • Pets: No pets

Description

A warm welcome awaits you at The Shirley, which provides four star accredited accommodation. Individually styled, this family run Victorian villa still retains much of its original charm and character. Whether your visit is for business or leisure, our aim is for you to relax and enjoy your stay. Well situated, The Shirley is located in a lovely quiet road, away from the traffic noise of the main road, yet only seven minutes walk from the shops, restaurants and bars, harbour and marina. Also only a short distance from the Riviera International Conference Centre. The location is great for eating out or exploring the beauty of Torbay, with over 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, 18 beaches, secluded coves and the spectacular, rugged Dartmoor National Park. We are only 1.5 miles from Babbacombe and its famous cliff walk and only one mile from Kents Cavern. There is a large comfortable bar/lounge and an elegant dining room. The extensive breakfast menu includes the traditional full English option with local bacon, butchers sausages and free-range eggs. Guests are also able to choose from kippers, omlettes, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on muffins or pancakes and maple syrup. We also offer a continental option. We are able to cater for guests on a vegitarian or gluten free diet. All bedrooms are en-suite and well equipped with flat screen Freeview TVs with integrated DVD, hairdryers, clock radios and free Wi-Fi connection. We also provide towels, facecloths, hot bevarage making facilities and complimentary biscuits, bottled water and branded toiletries. There are convenient water coolers located on each floor. We also have a heated outdoor swimming pool which is available during the Summer months. The Shirley is a completely non-smoking hotel and there is free on-site, off-road parking for guests.

Our drive is fairly steep and guests with mobility problems may need some assitance. Steps leading up to the hotel lobby have a wooden handrail fitted for ease of ascent. There is also a bench situated halfway up the entrance stairs. Chairs are also available on each landing for anyone experiencing tiredness when ascending.

On-site parking, Free parking, Off-site parking,

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