We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 52 Shanklin B&Bs / inns

The Havelock

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   2 Queens Rd, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Havelock to your Saves list
The Havelock
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
98%
Ranked #14 of 52 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Cfcsccc London
  • Overview
  • Reviews (204)
  • Photos (64)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (55)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

204 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    166
    34
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
40
116
4
6
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (55)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another visit to the IOW and to our hotel of choice. We spend 3 nights here with both our Dad's and occupied a double and 2 excellent singles. The rooms are always spotless and the singles are great value as good accommodation at a good rate rather than a high price for single use of a double. Dave and Ann... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ruislip, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights in july, the room was spotless, comfy bed and a wonderful breakfast served by efficient polite waitresses in the breakfast room. We would definitely return to this little gem.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to spend a weekend, there's plenty to do and see on the island, but also a peaceful place to relax. More

wallington,surrey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us have Just Returned from a weeks stay at this Hotel,and would thoroughly recommend it.Friendly hosts,comfortable clean rooms,great breakfasts.Good base for travelling around all the sights of the island.We had a double room with sea view,which was quite small but adequate,and my friend had a single room on the ground floor,which she said was fine for her.The swimming... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So glad that your visit to the Isle of Wight was a lovely experience, especially after so many years. Thank you for choosing The Havelock for your stay. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just returned from a wonderful few days away on the Isle of Wight. The Havelock is so well run by the welcoming owners and their lovely friendly staff. The place is spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated with a really lovely pool and gardens.Our bed was SOOOOO comfortable! The breakfast is superb, we can't fault it. The Havelock is only... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're glad you had a lovely weekend and hope to see you again in the future. More

London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this B&B for a weekend break.. very welcoming and friendly, the room was very clean and comfortable, breakfast was very nice, the facilities are excellent.. the hotel itself has sea views, a lovely garden and a heated outdoor swimming pool.. I really cannot fault this hotel... thank you for making us feel so welcome.. we are already... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It was lovely to meet you and look forward to hopefully seeing you again before the end of the year. More

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Every year we travel with our friends for either a long weekend or week, this year it was a long weekend at your beautiful hotel, you made us very welcome thank you both very much. The room was lovely whilst next time I would request a room on a lower floor, nothing wrong with the room simply old age and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Yes, our guest house has 3 floors and it's always worth mentioning at the time of booking if you'd prefer a room on the 1st floor with less stairs, we always try to accommodate requests, although if we have limited rooms available it isn't always possible. Unfortunately, we only have a single... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

2nd visit to this B&B.. It is so relaxing, everything has been thought of, even towels for the swimming pool. Extremely friendly and genuine owners. There is a bar area and lounge which provides fantastic facilities and great conversation!!! Backs on to a stunning garden.. Awesome breakfast, the meatest bacon and sausages I've ever eaten!! So much choice!! Ultra clean,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very generous review. We aim to please and enjoy spending time with our guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay on the lovely Isle of Wight & look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. More

Chislehurst
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went for a last minute weekend in the Isle of Wight,stayed at numerous places in Shanklin but first time in the Havelock,what a lovely surprise it was. Very friendly hosts and friendly and efficient staff at breakfast.very comfortable rooms,beautifully clean and lovely smellies in the bathroom.More than enough tea/coffee supplies but very welcome.very well situated for Shanklin old town... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad that your stay with us and on the island was enjoyable. The good weather over the weekend was also the icing on the cake. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was our 2nd stay at The Havelock and we stopped in room 7 which has a excellent view of the sea and own balcony. Our room was excellent and well maintained. Breakfast service was superb and the new sausages were delightful. Evening bar service was very relaxing and as always a good chat with Dave... Room 7 is now... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was lovely to see you again. The balcony rooms are special and it's lovely to sit out on the balcony at the end of the day and watch the ships as the sun goes down. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed here 25th April 2014, our 4 night stay was very comfortable. Hosts Anne & Dave run this small hotel very well. Friendly & efficent waiting staff @ breakfast. Well cooked & good choice @ breakfast too. Clean, comfortable & nicely decorated double bedroom, well stocked with toiletries & tea/coffee.Would definately stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
AnnB65, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you have noted, we have a selection of rooms here, we don't sell our Balcony and Superior rooms through booking agents (Booking.com, Late Rooms etc), so it's always worth giving us a ring if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, as we may be... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Havelock, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Havelock? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Havelock

Address: 2 Queens Rd, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Havelock 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL and Priceline so you can book your The Havelock reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Havelock Hotel Shanklin
The Havelock Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

64 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (50)
Viewed
Room/suite (17)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (10)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Havelock Hotel 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 with free WiFi. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
22

See which rooms travelers prefer