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“Superb Hotel ,Brilliant Location,Staff, Food, pool and Decor.”
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The Havelock
Ranked #9 of 51 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wootton Beds
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“Superb Hotel ,Brilliant Location,Staff, Food, pool and Decor.”
Reviewed 17 July 2009

Have stayed in a few hotels & guest houses on the Isle of Wight and this was really the icing on the cake.As good as a five star hotel but with value for money.The food was delicious,the location perfect, close to sea and town.Cleanliness was second to none and the outside pool was delightful & well sheltered .To top it all we had 4 days of hot sunshine.Will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2009

We have just returned from a three night stay at The Havelock, I researched the hotel at Trip Advisor before I booked and I must say we were not dissapointed. The location at the end of a road virtually next to the pretty Shanklin Chine was ideal. The room had lovely views out to sea, and was in walking distance of the beach, town and places to eat, Fishermans Cottage on the beach by the Chine offered fantastic value for money and wonderful meals.
The room was spotlessly clean and decorated in fresh colours. Tea and coffee making facilities, a TV, hairdryer and toiletries were provided. The breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of cooked meals and a well presented cold buffet station. The staff were all warm and friendly and very helpful. The visitors lounge/bar was very comfortable, in fact it felt more like being at home than in the 'usual' kind of hotel lounge. The hotel bar drinks were also very affordable which was another plus.
On the whole a wonderful stay, we would most certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed 6 June 2009

A wonderful, small-ish hotel for a short break with a personal touch. Wish we could have had one of the balcony rooms but apart from that it was a fantastic stay. The staff are top notch!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2009

We stayed in one of the smaller double rooms overlooking the pool. It was a perfect base for a weekend away, amazingly clean, and modern decor. The bathroom was spotless, and the bed was more comfortable than our own at home. The breakfast was a buffet of cereals, fruit, croisants etc, followed by as much or as little of an English breakfast you wanted. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Location perfect for the Old Village part of Shanklin and easy to get around to the rest of the island. Would definitely visit again if on the island and recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ealing, London
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Reviewed 21 April 2009

This hotel is an absolute gem. Fresh and attractive decor, friendly and helpful management and staff, a sumptuous breakfast and excellent value for money. We were only staying one night but wouldn't hesitate to come again and to recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2009

My husband, my two children and my mum stayed at this lovely hotel. The children absolutely loved the warm swimming pool. The hosts were so helpful and friendly. Would deffinitely go back!!

  • Liked — CLEANLINESS, SWIMMING POOL
  • Disliked — NOTHING
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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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 #9 of 51 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 Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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