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The Havelock

Traveller (94)
Room & Suite (40)
Pool & Beach (12)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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 early 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Offers & Announcements:Car ferry inclusive deal


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
19Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
Traveller rating
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Time of year
Traveller type
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  • English
Popular mentions
Ann & Dave are so lovely and helpful, our ferry was booked in advance for us and changed several times to accommodate being stuck in traffic! Hotel has great views and we loved exploring the Isle of Wight, the people are so warm and friendly and lots of great places to see.
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Great hotel , great location just 5 mins walk from Shanklin Old Village with a choice of great places to eat out. The Village Inn has great ale and food and Pavoritis Italian was a standout restaurant. The Havelock rooms are very clean and the sea view was lovely..... Dave and
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Response from Ann B, Owner at The Havelock
Responded 10 Oct 2018
Dear Rob Thank you very much for your very kind review. It was lovely to meet you all and we're happy to hear that you stay was so enjoyable. Happy biking and look forward to seeing you all again next year:). All the best Ann & Dave
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I thoroughly recommend the Havelock. It is handily located for the sea and the Old Town, and is within walking distance of the railway station. The room was more than comfortable and the breakfast was very good. It was good value for money. There is also an indoor swimming pool
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Response from Ann B, Owner at The Havelock
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Dear Paul Many thanks for your very kind review, we're very glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on the Island and with us. Congratulations for braving the sea, we're impressed. Just to note, our swimming pool is actually outdoors and heated and available from mid-May through to early September annually. All the best Ann & Dave
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The Havelock is a welcoming friendly atmosphere in both the bar and restaurant. The food is of high quality, I had the seafood platter and was glad i did not have a starter, on the Sat after the Nairn FC game. Then there is the fact that you can take along your 4 legged friend
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Response from Ann B, Owner at The Havelock
Responded 11 Sep 2018
Dear Steven M Sorry but I think your review is for a different 'The Havelock'! We're a bed & breakfast in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, sorry no evening meals available here.
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This is an ideal independent, well-run, friendly seaside hotel. It delivers all you would expect from this sort of establishment - immaculately kept interiors, nicely presented dining room (neatly laid tables and gleaming crockery and cutlery) coupled with friendly young serving
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Response from Ann B, Owner at The Havelock
Responded 11 Sep 2018
Dear RGM Thank you very much for your kind review, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. With kind regards Dave, Ann & team
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Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuitePool & BeachDining
Room on top floor
sea view from room 1
View from Botanical Gardens (Its free and woth a visit!)
It was lovely hotel, nothing was too much....great location to live beside beach.....lovely brea
It was lovely hotel, nothing was too much....great location to live beside beach.....lovely brea
"sea view is worth having"
"Room 12 - no balcony or sea view."
"Obviously rooms at the front with sea views"
"Rooms at the front have fabulous beach views but our room no 18 was lovely and quiet and you could see the swimming pool."
"Some rooms have sea views but only accessible by stairs"
US$ 78 - US$ 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the havelock hotel shanklin
United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightShanklin
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