Sea Shell Havelock was a lovely stay for us in April 2013. The quality of the cabins (we had a chalet) was great and certainly a step above the majority of cabins on Havelock, which tend to attract backpackers. Like a previous reviewer before me, here's my review of the following:
Staff: extremely friendly, provide a welcoming atmosphere and great service. We stayed here for 9 nights, and they went out of their way to talk to us and be helpful every morning and evening.
Location: the location isn't as good as I thought it would be, as the majority of accommodation resorts and restaurants on the island are the far side of the central market - making it imperative to hire a motorbike / scooter (don't forget your driving license!) or make friends with a local tuk-tuk driver. The location, however, is close to the jetty for the ferries, and one restaurant, Barefoot.
Food: mixed.....their breakfast buffet was pretty weak - tasty but very few options. Their bar menu had a range of Western and Indian options, but they rarely had anything in stock of the Western variety. Saying that, when we ate from the bar (lobster one night, and spaghetti another) the food was exceptional - really excellent. Eat their chips - they were really really good!
Quality of accommodation: very very good. Clean. comfortable, felt a little bit luxurious given you're on a tropical island. It's definitley a step above the rest of the accommodation of the island, and attracts a different sort of visitor because of it. There's also a bar which often plays music but will always turn it off by 10.30pm.
Overall, a great place to stay, particularly if you're not looking for backpacker accommodation - as a couple, it worked great for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beach side resort provides an excellent view of the clear emerald waters and coconut trees studded beach. Its well-appointed suites with modern amenities, warm and welcoming staff ensure that guests are comfortable and cared for. Dining options include our all-day dining "Urban Tadka" which serves a multi-cuisine fare. "Fluidz" our bar gives you splendid view of the sea with the mouth smashing mocktails, cocktails and flavorsome seafood. With well trained staff manning the kids play zone, couples can relax and enjoy the serene beauty of the resort, or indulge in some spa therapy or choose our in house scuba diving centre to explore the ocean. With the swimming pool having a kid's pool and a Jacuzzi, you are bound to have a memorable and fun time with your family at SeaShell, Havelock. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seashell Havelock Hotel Havelock Island