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Double or Twin-Superior-Ensuite-Partial sea view

Double or Twin-Superior-Ensuite-Partial sea view


The Shirley

(168 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.4
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.6

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The Shirley Information


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, omelettes, 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 vegetarian 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.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse racing
  • Jet-ski
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking


  • Check in
    14:00 19:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
Booking Terms and Conditions


Our drive is fairly steep and guests with mobility problems may need some assistance. 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.


  • Road from Newton Abbot (8.0 miles)
    From Newton Abbot take the A380 signposted to Torquay. At the Riviera roundabout follow the signs to Torquay seafront. Turn left at the sea front towards the Harbour passing the Princess Theatre on the right. Turn left at the Harbour, signposted Babbacombe and straight on at the traffic lights. Go across the lights passing the Museum on your left. Take the first left turn after the museum called Braddons Hill Road East. 'The Shirley' is the third hotel on the right.

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