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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed here for the beer and buses weekend. Hotel is excellent. Rooms were spacious and well equipped. The breakfast was perfect. Plenty of choice and well cooked food. The gardens of the hotel are lovely and even got the chance to sit out in them in the sun in October!! The hotel has a nice pool but this closes mid... More 

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write such a lovely review for us. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the Beer & vintage buses weekend, it was very popular and we've had lots of good feedback, it just seems to be getting bigger & bigger every year. Yes, the outdoor heated pool is only... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Have been to the Havelock twice now and both times it's been fantastic. Lovely people and great rooms. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was lovely, all fresh and cooked to how you like. Will definitely be returning.

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Hi Char & Adam Many thanks for your kind review. It's lovely to hear that both visits have been fantastic for you. We look forward to seeing you both again. Take care. Ann & Dave More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Recently had a 3 nights stay with my family for a small celebration, we had 4 rooms in all, they were all perfect. The breakfasts are amazing with so much choice and very well cooked. The waiting staff are lovely , so happy,friendly and obliging. The proprietors were so helpful at booking and during our stay, they could not do... More 

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Hello Mrs Mills Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all whilst you were celebrating your parents 60th wedding anniversary here, and to see your daughter and her boyfriend again a couple of days ago. We would love to see you all return again and wish you all 'All... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Stayed in Superior room. Was better than some 4 star London hotels I stayed in. Friendly, sincere greeting and ongoing care, without going over the top. Free parking, nice grounds, even though close to town centre. Really good feel to it. There is a bar as well, which we didn't use. But looked all good and people were enjoying themselves.... More 

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Stephen, we're happy to hear that your all round experience of Shanklin was a good one. Breakfasts are always cooked fresh to order daily, we aim to give a friendly feel to your stay without being intrusive. We hope to see you again. All the best. Ann & Dave More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Second year we have stayed and just as enjoyable. Very clean & tidy rpoms. Always look forward to the cooked breakfast especially the poached eggs and Anns homemade bread & jams. Enjoyed our chats in the bar Dave. Cannot find any faults and look forward to seeing you next year. Mark & Jasmine Heath.

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Hello Mr & Mrs Heath Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to see you all again this year. I know Dave really enjoys his chats with you in the bar in the evenings, sorry I couldn't make it, but I'm still struggling to shake this horrible cold!! We look forward to catching up again next year. Take... More 

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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here for a week. The staff were really friendly and did their best to ensure we had a great stay and recommended places to go. The cooked breakfast every morning was delicious. Great sea views. Rooms were fantastic and clean. Brilliant location. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The owners live on site and genuinely care about... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The owners were a tad unsure about out booking as we are a large group of Harley riders over to see the isle of white for 4 days, but they couldn't have been more welcoming! fantastic breakfast (amazing compliment coming from a chef!) fab and clean hotel - thank you soooooo much! cant wait until next September... Keep all the... More 

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thank you for your very kind review. It was lovely to meet all you folk from the Harley Davidson club and I know Dave was enthralled by all of your fantastic gleaming motorbikes. We're glad you enjoyed our breakfasts, I'm also a trained chef, albeit a long time ago now! Dave, myself and all of our staff would... More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Owners live on site lovely people. Breakfast staff very helpful & what a breakfast! Just about everything you could want. Tried to buy a jar of Ann's homemade jam but sadly not for sale! Lovely well appointed rooms. In the evening after going out to dinner we would go back to the bar for couple glasses of wine. Dave was... More 

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Dear Mel0253 Many thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us:) The pool is wonderful for a swim on a hot day and also to lounge around and soak up a few rays. Sorry, my jam's aren't for sale, I really struggle to keep up with making them for our own use through the summer months,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Booked in for 4 nights, wanted 5 but not available. Can only support other reviews. Very clean, we were in room 22 on the second floor with a sea view. Owners very friendly as are the other staff. Breakfast is excellent, ranging from full English, to continental, to whatever you want really. If we go to IOW again will certainly... More 

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Dear Michael Thank you for your kind review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry we couldn't accommodate you for all 5 nights, but the summer months do get booked up early, especially in the sea facing rooms. The layout of the building and thick stone walls make getting WiFi to some of the rooms... More 

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Just had a nights stay at the havelock hotel And would highly recommend The rooms are well maintained and very clean And the owners and staff are very welcoming Breakfast was lovely with gluten free options With great views........................

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Ann B, Owner at The Havelock, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We offer a range of options for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free guests at breakfast time. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again sometime in the future. With kind regards. Ann, Dave & team. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about The Havelock

Address: 2 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $91 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Havelock 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“There are some great rooms on the 1st floor with Balconies - They looked nice”
 of 5 bubbles 688stephenw, Oct 9, 2016 | Read review
“excellent service and breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles karengV7464RH, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 7 sea view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Mel0253, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the back of the hotel overlooking the hotel, rooms at the front look to have sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles johnmillar, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the sea are lovely and cool in the hot weather!”
 of 5 bubbles cperry1981, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
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