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The Havelock
Ranked #7 of 50 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Better than ever!”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We have stayed at this lovely place a few times now, and it gets better, if that's possible!
Dave and Anne had only just opened for the new season, but everything was up to the usual very high standard - lovely immaculately clean room and fantastic breakfast, efficiently served.
The breakfast room has been redecorated to a very high standard, and now looks modern and fresh. Would not stay anywhere else on the island!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review, we're glad you had a good stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in September 2013. Dave and Anne the hosts were great. The room was clean and comfortable and drinks around the bar at night with other guests was very enjoyable. It is near the old village of Shanklin and close to the beach. The hosts were very helpful with suggestions of what to see and where to go. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed for one night in a room with sea view and a balcony. Everything was clean and well maintained, and breakfast in the morning was excellent. Unfortunately the bed was much too soft for our liking, and the other guests were very noisy late at night, and this woke us and our son.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Ipswich
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We had a cracking 5 days stay in September. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and understanding of the guests needs. The bedroom (Room 6) wasn't the biggest we have ever stayed in, but it was well decorated and the bed was very comfortable, and we were only there to sleep in it, not have a party every night! Ample clothes storage space and room to hide the suitcases too.
The breakfasts were to die for! They really set you up for a busy day sightseeing! it did tend to get quite hot in the dining room, so sit by a window if you suffer in high temperatures!
The hotel was very quiet, the thick carpeting everywhere made it so - great!
The proximity to Old Shanklin was excellent as we could walk each evening to the restaurant.
We were recommended to the local theatre and the Thursday evening show "Best Of the West End" was such a good evening, the place was full and it was more like London than I.O.W. Well done.
We will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a good time with us and on the lovely Isle of Wight.
We hope to see you again in the future. Dave & Ann
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Kent
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Me and my boyfriend would just like to say a big thank you to the owners and all the staff at the Havelock Hotel. We have just returned from our holiday to the isle of wight and couldn't have asked for a better location, The hotel is just a 5 minute walk to the Old Shanklin village and main town.The Double room we stayed in was very Modern and cleaned to a high standard daily. The breakfast Menu was great, we very much enjoyed helping ourselves to the fresh fruits and cereal, we did have a cooked breakfast on one occasion which again was cooked to a very high standard. When we return to the isle of wight in the future we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Thought it was time to say how much we enjoy The Havelock. We stumbled on the hotel in an emergency some years ago and now never look for anywhere else when visiting the I.o.W. Dave and Ann are very welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts are great. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The public lounge and small bar is a very relaxing room with no television where you can relax, read, play games and chat with other guest and Dave & Ann in the evening over a nightcap. In the summer the spacious pool is a real asset for a swim or just to sit in the sun and enjoy a snack. The staff are all friendly and helpful and many have been with the hotel for a long time so are knowledgeable and do a fine job.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Recently stayed at the Havelock for a weekend break. The owners were very helpful - with our ferry bookings and a change of dates due to illness. They provided friendly service throughout our stay.
The hotel was clean and pleasant - rooms had all the essentials - tea making service, hairdryer, complimentary bath/shower products etc. Good views over the front garden and could just see the sea (hotel based one street back from the sea). Breakfast was very good with a wide selection from full english and a breakfast buffet selection of cereals,fruit, croissants etc.
Good value for the money and would stay again

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Havelock
Address: 2 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Havelock 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Havelock was originally built as a gentleman's residence and over the years has been sympathetically renovated and extended to provide a mixture of 22 superb bedrooms & family suites, 10 of our rooms also have sea views. Set in attractive gardens, near to the sea and with its own Mediterranean style heated outdoor swimming pool (open mid-May to mid-September), we offer the ideal location to relax and unwind in friendly and comfortable surroundings at outstanding value. Open mid-March - November annually. Guest bar/lounge. Free WiFi available most rooms and bar/lounge area. ... more   less 
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The Havelock Hotel Shanklin
The Havelock Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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