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The Havelock

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2 Queens Rd, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could not have wished for a better hotel to stay in overnight. From the very start I was made to feel very welcome. All areas of the hotel including my room were immaculate. Many thanks for going out of your way to provide me with a fantastic breakfast before my days work and before your normal breakfast times. I... More 

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Kent England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just come back from a weekend staying at The Havelock along with my husbands bike club (average age 55). I cannot complement the propiertiers Ann and Dave enough, from the moment we arrived until we checked out nothing was too much for them. The rooms were spotless and comfortable with everything you could require with a newly refurbished room. The... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel with wonderful sea views overlooking Shanklin Chine. Rooms are well appointed with tea and coffee facilities and body wash, shampoo and hand wash in the bathrooms. The breakfast is a feast, with plenty of cereal, croissoint, fruit and even home made bread. They do a great cooked breakfast and vegetarian alternatives. We have stayed here... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb view from the balcony and delighted with the room in general but a little disappointed with the minute bathroom. However, the breakfast was delicious and we really enjoyed the homemade marmalade and jam. Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for what it is, as a reasonably priced b&b.

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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a chance on the hotel having read some reviews and compared it to others, from the start Ann was a gem, sorting out our booking for a particular type of room along with the ferry crossing. On our arrival we were warmly welcomed to Shanklin and the hotel regime explained, then left to our own devices, not in... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely delighted with the hotel.We booked for Easter at the very last minute with no great expectations as there were few vacancies around . We felt we had found a gem.Though the bedroom wasn't huge, it was nicely decorated and equipped and very clean. The bathroom was small but that didn't matter as it was spotlessly clean with... More 

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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, we're glad that you enjoyed Easter with us and hope to see you again in the future. Dave & Ann More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a wonderful stay, not the best luxury rooms but as they say you get what you paid for, in this case you get better value for money. The sea is just a stone throwaway from hotel means a min walk, It has got nice room with a beautiful sea and Hill view. also, the rooms are a bit... More 

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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

We thank you for taking time to write a review and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The outdoor heated swimming pool is open from the middle of May annually and it's a real suntrap, we hope that you will come back to see us again some time. Ann & Dave More 

Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I haven't visited this property as of yet - I was about to make a booking, however as I looked a little closer in the description I realised that kids must be 7 and over :( I'm so disappointed as it sounds like the perfect place to stay, very clean and very modern and would provide exactly what we'd need... More 

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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do only take children over the age of 7 years old, but maybe you could arrange a visit in a few years when your daughter is old enough. Ann & Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just come back from a 4 night stay at the Haverlock hotel, 23rd - 27 th Oct. I must say, Ann & Dave are great hosts. They are really sociable, and are keen to share there knowledge of the island. To see how social they are, join them for a drink in the bar lol lol. The breakfast is out... More 

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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our hospitality. With best wishes to you both and we'll hope to see you again sometime. Ann & Dave More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
30 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We decided on this hotel after reading all the great reviews. So glad we did as it was great! Staff were all VERY friendly and helpful, the location was great and had lovely views out to sea (there was even a telescope in the lounge area for people to use!), the whole hotel was exceptionally clean, the breakfast was plentiful... More 

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AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We're happy that you so enjoyed your stay with us and on the island. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for a slightly longer stay. More 

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