We've got a very warm welcome by Garry, who's also been very helpful in advising about restaurants and pubs.
The room was clean and the bathroom very comfortable.
A rich breakfast with fresh fruit, porridge and anything you may dare to ask in a beautiful Georgian style room.
We will definitely recommend The Shirley to our friend traveling in Cornwall.
Paolo from Torino, Italy
A detached Victorian villa, quietly located away from the main road, yet only 5 minutes walk from Torquay’s shops …More
Hotel staff were brilliant, very helpful and friendly. We had a very pleasant stay, and would recommend this hotel for a quiet comfortable getaway. Very hilly area,so need strong legs, car or use bus.
Some minor issues, such as no shower gel for indoor pool, no where to hang wet coats in room, or hang damp towels and no face towels - some do, some don't but I never know who will.
Bedside lights in our room were totally inadequate, more like night lights if you are afraid of the dark, but easily resolved by moving another standard lamp to the bed.
The sunbed covers were very dirty looking, not easy to keep clean I expect, but hotels manage in Spain etc.
Don't want to sound too negative, but this could be a 5* hotel, with tennis court and two pools, but the little niggles can add up!
Fantastic room, with a lovely view, that's right in the middle of town.
The owners are helpful and friendly, and the breakfast is very tasty.
I would recommend this hotel as your first choice if you want an excellent experience.
We only stayed one night, but had a great stay. Our hosts were welcoming and made us a lovely cup of tea on arrival. Our room was lovely and had everything we needed. Their recommendation for a dinner venue of La Scala was a great choice. The location is only 10 minutes walk from the town centre, but well worth staying if you plan a visit to Paignton.
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