The Shirley

66 Braddons Hill Road TQ1 1HFTorquayUnited Kingdom
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About The Shirley

The Shirley is a bed and breakfast set in an old Victorian villa in the heart of Torquay, South Devon.

With the 11 bedroom guest house, guests have a choice of rooms: Smaller Double, Standard Double, Superior Double and Superior Plus Double. Alternatively there’s the Family En-suite. All rooms have an en-suite with free toiletries, TV and DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi throughout the rooms and public areas.

The hotel has an outdoor pool for use in the summer and a terrace space as well as a spacious indoor lounge area. The hotel does not accept stag or hen parties or young farmers.

Guests can enjoy a mix of hot English, Canadian or continental breakfast with locally sourced produce. The licensed bar is available to serve drinks throughout the afternoon and evening.

Located in the centre of Torquay the Shirley is close to both the Babbacombe and Princess Theatres or take a stroll along the beachside.


66 Braddons Hill Road , TQ1 1HF, Torquay, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1803)293016 | Fax: +44(1803)291346 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Television

Positive Reviews

Helpful Staff.

Guests were very impressed with the performance of the Shirley’s staff, who were helpful and pleasant and always willing to offer service and advice when needed.

Great Location.

Set within the well-maintained Victorian villa, the hotel offers a great starting point to exploring the Torquay area.

Clean as a Whistle.

The hotel is very well maintained with guests appreciating the attention to detail given by the housekeeping staff. Rooms were clean and tidy on arrival.

Negative Reviews

Small Car park.

The Shirley’s car park is small with limited spaces and guests mentioned it is difficult to maneuver their car on arrival or departure.

Steep Entry.

The hotel is on a hill which some guests said was quite steep. While this is not the fault of the hotel’s, it is worth mentioning as it may make it difficult for guests with limited mobility or the elderly. Similarly there are steep stairs to the hotel’s

Hot n Cold.

Most guests found their stay very comfortable but some found their rooms either too hot or too cold when the central heating was either on or off.

Rating Overview

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9.4 /10
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9.4 out of 10 based on 615 reviews