Reviews

What people are saying about The Havelock




One weeks stay at the Havelock. - Rating 5/5

This was our seventh stay at the Havelock and was in an excellent comfortable room, and the food was as good as ever. Our hosts and some of the other guests helped to make our stay particularly enjoyable.

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Grundy | Sun 7th Dec 2014


My Short Break - Rating 5/5

Third visit this year. Absolutely fantastic time, as always. A lovely hotel.

Reviewer: Mr John Richards | Sat 25th Oct 2014


Review of the Havelock Hotel Isle of Wight - Rating 4/5

A very friendly, comfortable and well-run hotel. Staff are particularly pleasant and as a visitor staying alone I was made to feel especially welcome. If the hotel has a drawback it is in the limited parking space on site but that would not prevent me staying there again. If the hotel has a drawback it is in the llimitstion on parking but that would not prevent me staying there again.

Reviewer: Mrs Marie Hammond | Thu 16th Oct 2014


An Autumn break. - Rating 4/5

Wonderful stay at the Havelock. Room clean, tidy and adequate. Staff at breakfast wonderful and food well cooked and presented. Well sighted for town, buses and restaurants. ( dined at a different place every night) Two adverse points.Shower over the bath had no rubber mat or grab handles for those less steady on their feet. However would recommend this above average B & B to family and friends.

Reviewer: Mr Melvyn Turner | Wed 15th Oct 2014


Excellent all round - Rating 5/5

Great location, easy to find. Lovely, very clean hotel with great staff and excellent rooms with everything you could need. 10/10!!

Reviewer: Helen Ibberson | Tue 14th Oct 2014


Nice stay - Rating 5/5

Very pleasant stay....v helpful, nice room, great breakfast...couldn\'t have asked for more!

Reviewer: Mr Graham Jessup | Tue 14th Oct 2014


One of our best Holidays - Rating 5/5

Our visit was to celebrate a very special birthday. Only one word can sum up our stay. Perfection. Staff,Hotel, Breakfast and the Island superb.

Reviewer: Mr I French | Mon 13th Oct 2014


Two week holiday - Rating 5/5

This is very good quality guest accommodation.Personally run by the owners it provides an excellent base for holidays ,or for overnight business stays . The food and service is excellent , and all the staff cheerfully work in the dining room and in the guest rooms to the same high standards . Altogether a very pleasurable experience.

Reviewer: Mr Roy West | Sun 12th Oct 2014


Happy Holiday - Rating 5/5

We have been returning to the Havelock for several years bringing our elderly mother to revisit favourite places. All the staff are so helpful and friendly, we always feel most welcome and have a great holiday.

Reviewer: Mrs S North | Fri 10th Oct 2014


hotel stay - Rating 5/5

we were made to feel extremely welcome, the breakfast was absolutely amazing. in fact it was like a home from home. the beds were the comfiest i`ve known for a long time and the gardens were amazing

Reviewer: Mr Christopher O\\\'leary | Sat 27th Sep 2014


Best of the Rest!!! - Rating 5/5

1st Class 5 Star Quality, From Accomadation to Breakfast and not forgetting the Excellent and Friendly Staff. Nothing too much Trouble for anyone. Very Highly Recommended Stay on the Isle of Wight. Thanks to all for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewer: Mrs Teresa Speight | Sat 27th Sep 2014


Wonderful stay - Rating 5/5

I recently stayed here on business. The Havelock is a truly wonderful place to stay. Welcoming, Warm and friendly. Nothing is too much on behalf of the hosts. I will be back!.

Reviewer: Ms Louise Marshall | Sat 27th Sep 2014


A Nice Stay - Rating 4/5

Avery pleasant three nights spent at the Havelock, on a B&B basis. A very pleasant bedroom with views over the bay beyond Shanklin, particularly from the balcony which got plenty of morning sun. A good selection of food available at breakfast, particularly of the cooked variety. Pleasant and helpful staff, too.

Reviewer: Mr David Broome | Fri 26th Sep 2014


PERFECTION! - Rating 5/5

Stayed at The Havelock 12th to 17th Sept What a perfect break! From the moment we arrived, the warmth of welcome and sincere hospitality could not be bettered. EXCELLENT room, staff, breakfast, pool and general surrounding. Our every need always pre-empted. Would rather be there than anywhere I\'ve been in the world. Thank you for a lovely experience.

Reviewer: Mrs Jo Gallimore | Wed 24th Sep 2014


Superb - Rating 5/5

Thankyou Dave for making us feel very welcome, and giving us lot\'s of information about places to visit on the island, it\'s a shame that we didn\'t get to meet Ann.Your hotel is one of the best we have ever stayed in, and felt so luxurious. It was so spotless, the breakfasts were to die for and the bed was like sleeping on a fluffy cloud.Your staff are a credit to you too.Many Thanks

Reviewer: Mrs Christine Patel | Mon 22nd Sep 2014


island break - Rating 5/5

wonderful hosts, made us very welcome, every detail was attended to, staff very helpful. amazing breakfast, lovey bedroom great sea view, near to beach and other amenities. would definitely stay again. Definitely recommend them to family and friends.

Reviewer: Mr Stephen Neale | Mon 22nd Sep 2014


Awesome Havelock - Rating 5/5

Our second stay at the havelock this year ( says it all really ) But i will elaborate . The havelock is awesome Dave and Anne who run it are lovely people , their staff equally nice and helpfull , rooms a great ! And breakfast Wow , who can beat it ? Great hotel great plot , great people what more do you need for a break /holiday ?? . Please dont tell anyone though !!! I want to be able to get a room when we want one :-)

Reviewer: Mr Robert Hutchings | Mon 22nd Sep 2014


Our stay - Rating 5/5

Excellent room and lovely breakfast very freindly staff and propetiors i would recommend the havelock to anyone who wants to stay in shanklin

Reviewer: Mr Michael Knight | Mon 22nd Sep 2014


HAPPY HOLIDAY! - Rating 5/5

excellent hotel good food good service nice rooms dave and ann excellent hosts a friendly lounge bar to round off the day with a nightcap served by dave.could not ask for anything more will make The Havelock our first choice when we return to I.O.W

Reviewer: Mr David Smith | Sun 21st Sep 2014


fabulous stay - Rating 5/5

We were made so welcome at the Havelock by David an Anne. We could not fault anything about our stay. Breakfast was amazing the staff were very friendly and attentive the accommodation was exceptionally clean it was simply fabulous, we will be back

Reviewer: Mrs. Angela Rowett | Sun 21st Sep 2014


Havelock Hotel Break - Rating 5/5

An Anniversary Break for us and one that we absolutely enjoyed. Hotel was great with a lovely room and sea view to complement it. Breakfast was all you could ask for and staff really pleasant and welcoming. Would recommend it to anyone. Hopefully we shall be back.

Reviewer: Mr. Keith Lynaugh | Sat 20th Sep 2014


havelock hotel - Rating 5/5

its always a pleasure staying at the Havelock, we have been visiting since Dave and Ann have been here they always make us welcome and look after us very well. mr and mrs p perkins

Reviewer: Mr Phil Perkins | Fri 19th Sep 2014


Short Break - Rating 5/5

Everything good! The friendly welcome by our host. Spotless seaview rooms. Comfy beds. Swimming pool. Super breakfasts. Comfortable bar/lounge. Location. Nothing at all to dislike!

Reviewer: Mr Tom O\\\'malley | Thu 18th Sep 2014


Our 6th Visit - Rating 5/5

well suffice to say this was our 6th visit to The Havelock. We have been to the Isle of Wight six times in the last Two years as we enjoy walking. Having picked The Havelock last year for our first visit I will be more than happy to say that after our latest visit 13th to 17th september that we would not stay at any other Hotel. 1st rate rooms outstanding location, and Outstanding Breakfast choice.Anne and David have every right to be proud of the Havelock and I would not hesitate to recommend their Hotel to anyone looking for a Quality stay.Ive given this rating as 5 Star should be 10 Star. See you next year Anne and David , yours David and Diane Green

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs David Green | Thu 18th Sep 2014


Happy Days - Rating 5/5

Stayed previosly with lads (55YOA+)Felt cheated as this was a walking hol,such great location & facilities decided jane &I return to relax & enjoy the friedly & clean enviroment,Where else can you sample a breakfast,choice including smoked salmon followed by home made bread,preserves!

Reviewer: Mr Robin Drake | Thu 18th Sep 2014


Wonderful stay - Rating 5/5

We chose The Havelock because 2 members of our party (2 couples) had special dietary requirements. It was so nice to have gluten free and veggie needs met with such ease at breakfast. The property is beautifully furnished, decorated and maintained. Our rooms were small, but had everything we needed. The lounge was welcoming and so nice to be able to have a night cap back at The Havelock after going out for dinner. I would unreservedly recommend The Havelock to anyone wanting a relaxed stay in Shanklin. Dave and Ann were perfect hosts.

Reviewer: Mrs Jane Edwards | Tue 16th Sep 2014


scooter weekend - Rating 5/5

We stayed at the Havelock over the August bank holiday weekend. We all really enjoyed our stay and thought that the hotel and staff were excellent. Very welcoming we will certainly recommend the Havelock and hope to come back.

Reviewer: Mrs. Elaine Topley | Mon 15th Sep 2014


Barry and Marlene Craven - Rating 5/5

DAVE and Ann are superb hosts , our room with sea view is spectacular, room very comfortable room 5 , size of twin beds fixed together , gives plenty of room with to sleep , feeling refreshed ready for the day ahead , breakfast starts with fresh fruit of everything you can imagine . Colourful with fresh natural yogart to ade a heathly diet , pot of tea lovley to look forward to beautiful quality and taste Fresh bread you can cut yourself real treat toast machine perfect every time . With butter and home made marmalade perfection , to then eat the most well balance English full breakfast is exceptional standard , to then start the day exploring Shanklin just 10 minuets into town is just right distance , Shanklin theatre 🎦 managed to make available tickets for Marlene and I was just the ticket , we where lucky 🍀 enough to see West End compilation of most popular shows, could ser again and again s real gem for Shanklin , Dave and Ann at the Havelock have built a reputation which will be difficult to emulate , finally staff are very polite efficient and professional,and finally the swimming pool nice to keep the fitness going Congratulations 😤 , we really enjoyed So impressed we booked again next years Holiday already Celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary was very memorable for us. Barry and Marlene

Reviewer: Mr Barry Craven | Mon 15th Sep 2014


Great stay - Rating 4/5

Super, friendly hotel. Wonderful breakfast and spotlessly clean. Our best recommendation is that we would definitely use this hotel again.

Reviewer: Linda Tucker | Sun 14th Sep 2014


Small Hotel, Big Hospitality - Rating 4/5

A well appointed hotel conveniently located both for the Old Village and the sea front. Very clean throughout, both the double sea view rooms were of a good size with large wardrobe and chest of drawers offering plenty of storage space. The en-suite bathrooms were compact but not cramped and had a modern shower cabinet (1x curved, 1x square) basin and toilet. In room tea, coffee and hot chocolate provided with a generous supply of milk pots (so often not the case in most establishments!). A good cooked breakfast menu choice of full English or eggs various and cereals, croissants, continental breakfast and juices. Staff were very welcoming,friendly and helpful and the feel of the place was peaceful and relaxing. Good value and would certainly recommend and stay here again. Would only have scored higher if this was located with uninterrupted view of the sea, but all in all not a deal breaker.

Reviewer: Chris Gardner | Thu 11th Sep 2014


3 Night Break - Rating 5/5

Lovely hotel, very good breakfast, comfortable bedroom a little snug but we had our own patio so not a problem really. Very well stocked bar. Only a short walk to the village & the beach, all together makes a lovely holiday base.

Reviewer: Mrs Sue Moules | Thu 11th Sep 2014


Perfect location and friendly service - Rating 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Havelock, and having the old village and the beach so close was great. Both the hosts and the staff were very nice, always providing "service with a smile". If we come back to Shanklin, we'll definitely be booking The Havelock again. Thanks for a fantastic week!

Reviewer: Ms. Ragnhild Engetroen | Mon 8th Sep 2014


Another Excellent Stay - Rating 5/5

Always sunny in Shanklin! Thank you very much once again. Always very clean, comfortable, full Wi-Fi access, amazing breakfast. See you next year.

Reviewer: Mr Ray Ince | Sun 7th Sep 2014


Feedback of recent stay - Rating 5/5

Very enjoyable stay, close to all amenities, friendly atmosphere, nice food, all you need for a relaxing break. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Reviewer: Mrs K Odell | Sat 6th Sep 2014


1sr Week Sept 14 - Rating 4/5

A Good Hotel in a Good Location above the cliffs of Shanklin. Good Staff and a Good Breakfast. Good value for money. Very helpful owners. Overall an enjoyable stay at the Havelock.

Reviewer: Mr Anthony West | Thu 4th Sep 2014


Lounge - Rating 4/5

Enjoye d our stay room and staff could not fault Our only criticism was the lounge found it very dull

Reviewer: Ms Joan Cleeve | Wed 3rd Sep 2014


Excellent - Rating 5/5

Really enjoyed our 2 night stay. We were made most welcome by the proprietors. Our rooms were clean and well presented. The hotel is in a prime position partially overlooking the sea. The breakfast staff were polite, helpful and efficient. We would definitely consider staying at The Havelock again.

Reviewer: Sarah Poppe | Tue 2nd Sep 2014


Years. - Rating 5/5

Love this place .eight years staying here speaks for itself .Ann & Dave always make our stay very special.and we always look forward to meeting them the following year.Splendid views .local food and entertainment .Make it our First choice .

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs P Perks | Tue 2nd Sep 2014


Very pleasant stay - Rating 5/5

We spent two nights here in August. The rooms were clean, bright, comfortable and did indeed have a sea view! The breakfast was excellent with lots of choice and was served by very friendly staff. The hotel owners were very helpful in every way. I will definitely book again in the future.

Reviewer: Mrs J Tucker | Tue 2nd Sep 2014


Lovely hotel - Rating 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast fantastic with a lovely choice of homemade preserves . Pool lovely too . Hotel is well situated to the seafront and old town. We had a great time

Reviewer: Mrs Linda Holm | Tue 2nd Sep 2014


We ❤️ The Havelock! - Rating 5/5

As a young professional couple we wanted to take advantage of a few days off and decided on the IoW for our short break.The Havelock is a beautiful hotel with great facilities and lovely rooms. Friendly staff, a delicious breakfast and lovely, helpful owners made our stay here a real pleasure. We very much hope to return to the island, and to The Havelock, soon and see the things we missed this time. Thank you so much!

Reviewer: Miss. Sophie-jayne Dyde | Mon 1st Sep 2014


very enjoyable - Rating 5/5

We found the Havelock a very warm, friendly, homely and relaxing place to stay. The room was comfortable and our sea view was excellent. The breakfast was also excellent and would highly recommend The Havelock to anyone who wishes to stay on The Isle of Wight.

Reviewer: Mr Andy Hovey | Mon 1st Sep 2014


Short Stay - Rating 3/5

Clean and friendly.

Reviewer: Mr Mark Stone | Sat 30th Aug 2014


Fantastic Base - Rating 4/5

We stayed for the Bank Holiday weekend for the Scooter Rally. Dave and Anne were very accomodating with parking the scooters. Lovely varied breakfast, great staff. Comfortable and Modern rooms. Will definately be back!

Reviewer: Mrs. Elaine Topley | Fri 29th Aug 2014


Wonderful Stay - Rating 5/5

We had a week long stay at the Havelock in August 2014 and had such a lovely time. The hotel and our room were tastefully decorated, the Proprietors and staff were pleasant and attentive, and the breakfast was wonderful.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs R Kedwards | Thu 28th Aug 2014


Another Short Stay at The Havelock. - Rating 5/5

As ever, the stay was a relaxing, comfortable and engaging one. A spotlessly clean room, comfortable bed, WiFi for the tablet, great breakfast, good company in the bar if you want it...a lovely hotel with no fussiness or silly rules. Ann and Dave, the owners, do a great job here.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Woodward | Thu 28th Aug 2014


Another Short Stay at The Havelock. - Rating 5/5

As ever, the stay was a relaxing, comfortable and engaging one. A spotlessly clean room, comfortable bed, WiFi for the tablet, great breakfast, good company in the bar if you want it...a lovely hotel with no fussiness or silly rules. Ann and Dave, the owners, do a great job here.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Woodward | Thu 28th Aug 2014


Another Short Stay at The Havelock. - Rating 5/5

As ever, the stay was a relaxing, comfortable and engaging one. A spotlessly clean room, comfortable bed, WiFi for the tablet, great breakfast, good company in the bar if you want it...a lovely hotel with no fussiness or silly rules. Ann and Dave, the owners, do a great job here.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Woodward | Thu 28th Aug 2014


great breakfast - Rating 4/5

Lovely, friendly hotel. A good night's sleep and breakfast was delicious

Reviewer: Miss Rebecca Gray | Wed 27th Aug 2014


Great place to stay - Rating 4/5

We visited the Havelock as a group and found our stay most enjoyable. Breakfast was first class. The rooms were clean, well decorated and furnished. All the staff were very pleasant, looked pleased to be there and always had a smile on there face.

Reviewer: Mrs. Elaine Topley | Wed 27th Aug 2014


Excellent - Rating 4/5

We had a warm welcome and found the Havelock pleasant, clean and comfortable. The pool was fantastic! I would love to return, and would definitely recommend the Havelock.

Reviewer: Miss Jane Tilley | Thu 21st Aug 2014


An enjoyable break - Rating 4/5

Very friendly, welcoming hotel. The facilities were good and the heated pool was a bonus. A well cooked substantial breakfast that sets you up for a busy day round the island.

Reviewer: Kay Brown | Thu 21st Aug 2014


stay - Rating 4/5

A very pleasant stay. Rooms were clean and the proprietors friendly and accomodating. There was a good choice of breakfast also.

Reviewer: Mrs S Panesar | Wed 20th Aug 2014


Fantastic Experience - Rating 5/5

The Hotel, the owners and all staff were fantastic. Would recommend highly!

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Cowling | Mon 18th Aug 2014


Wonderful Stay ! - Rating 5/5

The Havelock offered everything, and more for a comfortable stay at this 1st class hotel. We had a balcony room, which was very comfortable, and decorated to a high standard. Breakfast was 1st class , and Ann's home made jams were so yummy ! All the staff were very friendly, and the evenings in the bar with Dave and Ann, and other guest were very enjoyable. No need to look any further than The Havelock if holidaying on The Isle of Wight.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs W Crawford | Sun 17th Aug 2014


Excellent Stay - Rating 5/5

We have just spent three nights at The Havelock. Our room was superb, large, light and airy with period features. It was tastefully decorated with plenty of storage and a generous supply of tea, coffee etc and toiletries. Very clean and had large bath towels which is always a plus. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, the girls in the breakfast room were very sweet. Excellent breakfast choices, including gluten and dairy free. We would definitely recommend The Havelock.

Reviewer: Mrs. Alison Keeble | Sun 17th Aug 2014


Great Hotel - Rating 5/5

Really enjoyed our stay with Ann & Dave Bunney. This Hotel is like "home from home!" The kids loved it here, as Dave is very entertaining with his puzzles & magic tricks! The Havelock Hotel is very clean & family friendly. We liked it so much that we returned for the second year running. There is a very big choice of breakfasts & nothing is too much trouble, you are made to feel very welcome. This hotel is very central to all attractions in Shanklin & has a lovely outdoor pool. Highly recommended for a relaxing break with friendly staff that make you feel at home!

Reviewer: Mr Adam Gillespie | Sun 17th Aug 2014


Mini break - Rating 4/5

We had planned to spend a few days on the Isle Of Wight, and decided to go B&B which is how we came about booking the Havelock. The facilities at the hotel were very good, and the hosts were very welcoming, and breakfasts were excellent. Hotel was in a good location for what we needed.

Reviewer: Mr. Gary Clark | Fri 15th Aug 2014


August visit - Rating 5/5

Excellent all round service, quality breakfasts, very clean well presented room. Excellent host Excellent value for money. Thankyou

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Sewell | Fri 15th Aug 2014


Excellent!!! - Rating 5/5

Just got back from an amazing week stay at the havelock, fantastic location to head over to the beach or into the old village, the proprietors dave and Anne are most welcoming and nothing was to much of an ask, very friendly and helpful, plenty of choice at breakfast time much to my husbands delight!!! Rooms very clean and comfortable, we cannot wait to return for our next stay and would most definitely recommend to friends and family, thank you for an amazing holiday :)

Reviewer: Julie Tolley | Thu 14th Aug 2014


9 - 12 August 2014 - Rating 4/5

A very welcoming and friendly stay. It is easy to see why the awards have been achieved. We were very comfortable and made to feel we were friends rather than paying guests.

Reviewer: Mr Leslie Hillstead | Wed 13th Aug 2014


Great Stay - Rating 5/5

As always before another great stay at The Havelock! Wonderful hosts in Dave and Ann, friendly place to be. Fantastic breakfasts, including buffet table and cooked breakfast. Room was clean and tidy, couldn't fault it at all. Would always recommend and will be back again next year!!

Reviewer: Mr Tim Grindey | Wed 13th Aug 2014


Holiday - Rating 5/5

Ann and Dave were very helpful 10 out of 10 for everything wonderful stay

Reviewer: Mrs Elaine Sidwell | Tue 12th Aug 2014


Great Hotel - Rating 5/5

Very comfortable, good food, very clean, Good staff and good value and lovely view of the Sea. Management take care of you when you arrive / leave

Reviewer: Sally Holman | Tue 12th Aug 2014


Don't try the rest this IS the best - Rating 5/5

My wife and I have just finished a most enjoyable weeks stay at The Havelock and from arrival the service and the quality of cleanliness and food was outstanding. Both Anne and Dave went out of their way to make this a holiday to remember. So thanks once again and we would reccomend this 1st class hotel to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing stay.

Reviewer: Alastair Dunsmore | Mon 11th Aug 2014


Very good - Rating 4/5

Great place in a great location. The pool is surprisingly warm in a sun trap garden. Breakfasts very nice. Very good overall, couldn't fault it.

Reviewer: Mrs Karen Chapman | Sun 10th Aug 2014


Holiday review - Rating 4/5

Hospitable hosts and staff. Had a great time!

Reviewer: Miss Christel Tchakounte | Sun 10th Aug 2014


Pleasant stay and will come back - Rating 5/5

Very good experience with the Havelock. We stayed for 3 nights in a family room with a balcony facing the sea. Room is very clean. Good breakfast and excellent service.

Reviewer: Mr. Chi Ma | Sat 9th Aug 2014


Excellent - Rating 5/5

Not much to say really everything was splendid.Clean,friendly,lovely breakfest

Reviewer: Mr. Robert Beattie | Wed 6th Aug 2014


Relaxing stay - Rating 5/5

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and it was even better this time. The room was Lovely and kept very clean throughout the stay. The breakfast was delicious and nothing was too much trouble. However, the most impressive feature apart from the swimming pool which our daughter loved, are the owners themselves who make all their guests feel very much at home and able to really enjoy their holiday. Highly recommended.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs A Rushworth | Wed 6th Aug 2014


Lovely Guest House - Rating 5/5

I really enjoyed my stay, i will be back. Dave is legendary and you will never regret a stay with him and his wife! Pool great, breakfasts filling lovely and fresh. Horrible evil nasty puzzles to drive you nuts, parking and bar. What else do I need :). See you next year Dave!

Reviewer: Mr Robert Baxter-Kaneen | Mon 4th Aug 2014


wonderful stay in Shanklin - Rating 5/5

Absolutely nothing not to like here. Clean, comfortable rooms, charming helpful hosts and friendly staff plus sea views and car parking.Good restaurants locally with plenty of choice within easy walking distance.

Reviewer: Mrs. Anne Vallis | Sun 3rd Aug 2014


A cozy place - Rating 5/5

Worm and highly professional staff. A very clean and cozy place.

Reviewer: Mr. Radu Octavian Pop | Sun 3rd Aug 2014


Brilliant week - Rating 5/5

We have just spent the week at the Havelock Hotel. We were given a very warm welcome by David and Ann. This hotel is not to be missed, the rooms are tastefully decorated, the finishing touches in the bedroom and bathroom are that akin to a 5 star hotel. The breakfast menu is exceptional, and exceedingly stylish. The food and its presentation was incredible. The pool was a delight to use, the lounge bar and patio area very enjoyable. David and Ann were very friendly, welcoming and nothing was ever to much trouble. The perfect hosts! Do not miss out on this gem of a hotel, in a very nice part of Shanklin.

Reviewer: Mr Martin Paine | Sat 2nd Aug 2014


Excellent - Rating 5/5

First time visiting absolutely first class. Rooms very good and Anne and Dave (owners) very accommodating. Breakfast really good plenty to eat and a good choice.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs John Richards | Fri 1st Aug 2014


We love staying at The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Thank you to Ann and Dave for a lovely stay once again at The Havelock. This was our 4th stay, and as always the rooms were clean and airy. The welcome and staff friendly and breakfast oh so delicious and fresh. We will of course be back again, and even planning a trip within the next month or two.

Reviewer: Miss Lindsay Gray | Thu 31st Jul 2014


Summer 2014 (P+M) - Rating 5/5

The breakfast was faultless. Plenty of choice and everything freshly cooked. Enjoyed our balcony room with great views.

Reviewer: Mr. Patrick Brettell | Mon 28th Jul 2014


july 2014 - Rating 5/5

Excellent breakfast, friendly owners and staff, spotlessly clean & well equipped rooms. Small relaxed bar with a good pint of beer. Nice sunny swimming pool. VERY enjoyable visit. We will definitely come back. Highly recommend hotel.

Reviewer: Eileen King | Sat 26th Jul 2014


july 2014 - Rating 5/5

Excellent breakfast, friendly owners and staff, spotlessly clean & well equipped rooms. Small relaxed bar with a good pint of beer. Nice sunny swimming pool. VERY enjoyable visit. We will definitely come back. Highly recommend hotel.

Reviewer: Eileen King | Sat 26th Jul 2014


Overnight stay - Rating 5/5

Warmly welcomed on arrival. Plenty of information on the I.O.W. available Lovely hotel. Very close to the beach. Stayed in a double room which was spacious. Hair dryer was by a mirrored wardrobe door so didn't need the extension lead I take. Shower had plenty of hot water and was powerful. Bed linen was of good quality. Plentiful tea and coffee supplied. Didn't use the pool but it looked inviting, with seating around. Breakfast was excellent. Plenty of choice and good service. Car parking is available but can be a tight squeeze. Would stay here again.

Reviewer: Mrs Anne Poole | Fri 25th Jul 2014


Clean, friendly hotel - Rating 4/5

Stayed here for 4 nights with two friends and our 16 year old sons, in order to do some cycling on the Island. The hotel is exceptionally clean. The rooms are modern and well fitted out. Breakfast was delicious- all local stuff. The hosts went out of their way to make sure we had a good time, and genuinely cared. Location is good if you are mobile. 5 minute walk to the beach and to Shanklin village but both are up steep hills. Free wifi but a little bit patchy. Nice secluded pool. All in all, would recommend for a couple of days and R&R.

Reviewer: Ms Liz Benison | Wed 23rd Jul 2014


Another Great Stay - Rating 5/5

We have stayed at the Havelock many times over the past few years and it never fails to deliver. Comfortable rooms, great breakfasts, lounge bar and excellent swimming pool area. The hotel is ideally situated for both beach and town with many bars and restaurants within walking distance. Dave and Ann are welcoming hosts and the Havelock continues to be our IOW hotel of choice.

Reviewer: Mr Stephen Wadlow | Tue 22nd Jul 2014


the Havelock - Rating 5/5

A wonderful warm and inviting hotel. Ann and David were the perfect hosts. Breakfast each morning was first class, nothing being to much trouble for the staff. Rooms were to a very high standard. Will definitely be going back

Reviewer: Mrs Carol Malloy | Tue 22nd Jul 2014


Blissful spot - Rating 5/5

Lovely garden,in which,as a trained horticulturist,recently in charge of a 1 acre Gertrude Jekyll heritage garden in Surrey,about to set up home in Shanklin,I would be happy to work,and a friendly reception(which my wife used to be in SA,before housekeepering at the above establishment)this review is turning into a job application! When are you going on holiday? Good setup you have there! Thanks again.

Reviewer: Mr. Michael Smith | Mon 21st Jul 2014


Havelock experience - Rating 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Havelock The owners and staff very friendly and welcoming at all times Food and accommodation excellent Very clean and comfortable We would choose to stay at the Havelock again And recommend the Havelock to our friends happily in the knowledge that they would receive a warm welcome a fabulous food

Reviewer: Mr Brian Wheat | Mon 21st Jul 2014


Thanks - Rating 5/5

We had a warm welcome, very clean rooms, fantastic breakfast and extremely helpful staff. Storage for bikes was good and information easily obtained.

Reviewer: Mrs. Melanie Johnson | Sun 20th Jul 2014


the havelock - Rating 5/5

a very clean well run seaside hotel nothing too much trouble all staff spotless and polite,breakfast first class,we have no trouble recommending this hotel,we will use again.

Reviewer: Mr G Cummings | Sun 20th Jul 2014


10 July 2014 - Rating 5/5

Stay just one night as a fleeting visit to IOW.I was not disappointed with my choice of hotel.I would describe it as a boutique hotel.Rooms are well appointed and have all been renovated to a high standard.The breakfast served was excellent with a wide choice.The hosts Ann and Dave are very friendly and offer a warm welcome.I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewer: Mr. David White | Sat 19th Jul 2014


10 July 2014 - Rating 5/5

Our room here was on the top floor with lovely sea views.it was well appointed and had been recently refurbished.Excellent breakfast and hospitable hosts.Great location very near to The Esplanade and Old Village.Lots of pubs and restaurants to choose from nearby.

Reviewer: Mr. David White | Sat 19th Jul 2014


Our Stay - Rating 5/5

Our week at the Haverlock was fantastic, perfect hosts, staff who are a credit to them, room was spotless with a lovely sea view,great breakfast that caters for everyone. A thoroughly enjoyable stay, we will definitely return.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Gary Carruthers | Sat 19th Jul 2014


Short Summer break. - Rating 5/5

We've just enjoyed four days at the Havelock. What a lovely hotel. Very pleasant staff, a really good breakfast, and spotlessly clean. We hope to visit again in the future. Many thanks.

Reviewer: Mrs. Linda Caveny | Fri 18th Jul 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Excellent location. A warm welcome and efficient friendly staff. Hotel facilities very good. Recommended.

Reviewer: Mrs L C Stripe | Wed 16th Jul 2014


Excellent Accommodations - Rating 5/5

The Havelock came even better than expected - which is saying something because it was already well reviewed. The property is kept up immaculately with lovely garden and sitting room. The room we stayed in was a good size and quite comfortable. The location is great - easy walk to the beach/esplanade, and the entire island is easy to access via train or bus or bike. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewer: Mr. Sean Casey | Tue 15th Jul 2014


Relaxing short break - Rating 5/5

We've stayed at the Havelock quite a few times and it never fails to disappointment. Ann and Dave are welcoming and make every effort to make your stay comfortable. The breakfast is excellent, and the hotel is well positioned for the beach and Old Shanklin village with a pretty garden. Perfect for a slow relaxing break.

Reviewer: Mrs. Jacqueline O\'farrell | Tue 15th Jul 2014


Great place to stay - Rating 5/5

Friendly , Comfortable, great breakfasts, Cleanliness second to none , Hospitality faultless . We both enjoyed our stay at the Havelock , great nearby beach, enjoyed eating out locally , with plenty of fresh sea food on offer. Beware of the bar puzzles,

Reviewer: Mr John Davis | Mon 14th Jul 2014


Great stay! - Rating 4/5

We stayed for three nights at The Havelock and had a lovely stay. Everyone that we came into contact with was friendly and welcoming, David offered us some great advice on things to do and the room was lovely - just as described. Good position to explore the island from - the village is lovely. We chose the room with a patio and the view was fantastic - well worth it!

Reviewer: Ms. Cat Mcnaught | Sun 13th Jul 2014


Delightful Stay - Rating 2/5

This hotel is a absolute must stay, It was very cosy and the breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. Would stay again.

Reviewer: Mrs Barbara Boustred | Fri 11th Jul 2014


Highly Recommend - Rating 5/5

Sea View, great location, pleasant and helpful staff. Facilities excellent with spotless rooms and a comfortable bed. We highly recommend this hotel for a quiet,relaxing break. Added bonus swimming pool.

Reviewer: Mr. Nicholas Wall | Thu 10th Jul 2014


Highly Recommend - Rating 5/5

Sea View, great location, pleasant and helpful staff. Facilities excellent with spotless rooms and a comfortable bed. We highly recommend this hotel for a quiet,relaxing break. Added bonus swimming pool.

Reviewer: Mr. Nicholas Wall | Thu 10th Jul 2014


Highly Recommend - Rating 5/5

Sea View, great location, pleasant and helpful staff. Facilities excellent with spotless rooms and a comfortable bed. We highly recommend this hotel for a quiet,relaxing break. Added bonus swimming pool.

Reviewer: Mr. Nicholas Wall | Thu 10th Jul 2014


Our visit - Rating 5/5

Most friendly welcome, comfortable rooms and splendid breakfasts served by charming and helpful team. Delightful stay

Reviewer: Mr Peter Moulton | Thu 10th Jul 2014


Nice stay - Rating 4/5

Vey nicely furnished room and great breakfast

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Savin | Thu 10th Jul 2014


Ideal Location - Rating 4/5

This is our 4th visit to The Havelock. We just take short breaks so 2 to 3 nights max. Always welcoming and great location. We just need to book earlier to get the rooms with the balconies!! All rooms are spotlessly clean, some are bigger than others but all of a high standard. Location is great, 5 minutes to Old Shanklin village itself and about 8 minutes to the beach area. We also love walking and a great location to walk to Ventnor. Look forward to going back for many years to come.

Reviewer: Mr I Bowden | Wed 9th Jul 2014


Another Brilliant Week - Rating 5/5

Our 11th. visit was just what we needed. We found some places we hadn't visited over previous years. We came back with our batteries recharged. Thank you to Anne & David for your warm welcome.

Reviewer: Mr Alan Chapman | Mon 7th Jul 2014


Weekend stay - Rating 5/5

Fabulous stay at the Havelock! Everything was great - very welcoming, helpful and nothing was too much trouble!! Will definitely return!

Reviewer: Lis Monson | Mon 7th Jul 2014


All around. - Rating 5/5

Marvelous time!! Great room, tasty breakfast but most important for me extremely helpful with getting around the island and places to go. Would go again if I get the chance.

Reviewer: Ms Susa Lindsey | Mon 7th Jul 2014


? - Rating 5/5

Lovely Island. Very comfortable hotel. We would return and recommend to others.

Reviewer: Mrs. Carolynne Withers | Sun 6th Jul 2014


Fabulous - Rating 5/5

Fabulous welcome, great room, lovely breakfasts & close to seafront and town. Perfect holiday - feels like visiting good friends. We've been before & we're coming back - wouldn't stay anywhere else on Isle of Wight

Reviewer: Mrs G Cooper | Sat 5th Jul 2014


Briliant - Rating 5/5

Absolutely wonderful stay at the Havelock. The Room was Way above my expectation with a fantastic sea view. Breakfast was Superb and the staff cannot do enough for you. The owners Dave and Ann are Wonderful and VERY hospitable. Nothing is too much trouble. I cant wait to go back sometime this year.

Reviewer: Mr David Kelly | Sat 5th Jul 2014


Totally Awesome - Rating 5/5

A beautifully presented establishment run by a most professional, yet utterly friendly couple, who pandered to our every wish. A B&B with all the trimmings of an uptown hotel minus the excessive prices - even a swimming pool! First class food, first class hygiene standards and first class waitresses who served just about any combination of food you could want! It is on our list of 'must go back to places' - The Isle of Wight was a real undiscovered jewel in the crown of places to visit in the UK.

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Sewell | Fri 4th Jul 2014


Very relaxing - Rating 5/5

We stayed for three nights at the Havelock. The room was very nice, spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfy. The breakfast was very good and was served by very polite waitresses. We would definitely return

Reviewer: Mr Stephen Foster | Fri 4th Jul 2014


Isle of Wight gem - Rating 5/5

Had a wonderful short break here this week, cannot fault it. Breakfast was one of best we've ever had, swimming pool was perfect temperature, bed superbly comfortable, hosts were very friendly and helpful and the hotel has a lovely, relaxed ambience.

Reviewer: Mrs R Bertram | Thu 3rd Jul 2014


Short-break - Rating 5/5

Lavish, lavender flower gardens. Plentiful tea and power showers. Glorious, resplendent breakfasts. Soft and supportive beds

Reviewer: Mrs Hazel Bowhill | Tue 1st Jul 2014


very restful - Rating 4/5

The Havelock hotel was very relaxing and restful. Paul and Ann made us feel very welcome, and rooms very clean, loved the out door pool and tasty breakfast too. Would recommend this hotel

Reviewer: Mr Paul Stevens | Mon 30th Jun 2014


Wonderful - Again! - Rating 5/5

This was our third trip to the Havelock and once again delighted with our stay. Dave and Ann are excellent hosts - I am yet to persuade Ann to sell some of her wondeful home made jam! Breakfast is great with a lovely choice including home baked bread and mixed fruit salad as well as the traditional English. Rooms are lovely and the Hotel is just a short walk away from Shanklin Village, The Chine and down the hill to the beach. I am sure we will be back!

Reviewer: Mrs Susan Keeffe | Sun 29th Jun 2014


Good Break - Rating 4/5

We had an enjoyable stay at the Havelock; only criticisms would be that; i) our room was too hot overnight due to the good weather; ii) breakfast was delicious but an earlier start/wider time slot would have been more convenient.

Response

Dear Mr Deeprose. Thank you for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay. In response to your criticisms, the weather was extremely warm and sunny during your stay and we do provide fans in the rooms, or they are available on request, lighter weight duvets are also available on request as mentioned in our room packs. Since we came to The Havelock we've insulated the loft and had cavity wall insulation put in where possible. We offer a full cooked breakfast from 8:30am - 9:30am and a continental breakfast from 7:30am - 8:30am on request as stated on our website at the time of booking and also in our room packs. As a B&B we are governed by strict food hygiene laws which tell us how long we are able to keep food hot and how long cold food can be kept in the dining room without being chilled. We abide by these regulations for the safety of our guests health. We have a 5 star kitchen rating, Environmental Health do regular spot checks and we are happy to work within their guidelines. Dave and I also get up at 6:30am every morning to start preparing breakfast for our guests, we often and usually go to bed at about midnight after the bar closes and we have locked up and closed down for the night. We survive for over 7 months on a maximum of six and a half hours sleep a night, we physically couldn't get up any earlier to prepare an earlier breakfast for everyone. We need adequate preparation time to be able to cook up to 45 breakfasts each morning.

Reviewer: Mr Richard Deeprose | Sat 28th Jun 2014


Happy Holiday - Rating 5/5

Sadly only stayed a few days but lovely hotel, very warm and friendly welcome. Beautiful location and gorgeous breakfast. We hope to be back this year :)

Reviewer: Mr Alan Player | Fri 27th Jun 2014


perfect holiday - Rating 5/5

We stayed in Havelock for 5 days and we had a wonderful time there. Location ist great and staff very friendly. yours Peter

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Doppmeier | Tue 24th Jun 2014


Weekend - Rating 5/5

Had a wonderful time rooms very good and staff accomodating

Reviewer: Mr John Richards | Tue 24th Jun 2014


Weekend break - Rating 5/5

This was our second stay at The Havelock and have now booked again for next year. The whole stay was faultless, we had a lovely room, good hosts and excellent breakfast. We would not hesitate to recommend The Havelock to others. Ric & Sylv

Reviewer: Mr Richard Hudson | Tue 24th Jun 2014


Havelock heaven - Rating 5/5

We have just returned from another visit to the Havelock in Shanklin and as usual perfect in every way including the weather. The Havelock ticks all boxes with regards to location hospitality cleanliness and a superb breakfast. The staff deserve a special mention too very efficient and friendly. Look forward to our next visit.

Reviewer: Michael Hayes | Mon 23rd Jun 2014


Weekend stay 19/22nd june - Rating 5/5

First time for us on the island , and how lucky were we to pick the Havelock to stay at . We walked in reception and new we made right choice and then everything else confirmed it . Room was very nice , clean cozy lovely sea view , breakfast was fantastic , great food great service , then there was the pool WOW what a bonus , and a loveky bar area for a chill after a long day out, and have a chat with Dave and Ann before letting go bed ( dont want them late on parade for breakfast ) Dave and Ann wonderful hosts ,definately be back and tell my friends but not to many want to be able to get a room myself . Overall a fantastic place 10/10

Reviewer: Mr Robert Hutchings | Mon 23rd Jun 2014


Fabulous - Rating 5/5

We had a fantastic stay at the Havelock, we were made really welcome . The setting is fantastic near the old village part of Shanklin with great views . The gardens outside are lovely and inside is just as good with the rooms being decorated in a modern style with a lovely comfy bed and all you could need .. As for the breakfast in the morning..well superb is the only word , and as for the homemade marmalade and jams..wow.. Unfortunately we didn't get time to use the outdoor heated pool, but it looked very inviting. I would recommend the Havelock to anyone looking for a great b&b on the island..everyone there was very friendly and helpful.

Reviewer: Mr. Gary Schubert | Sun 22nd Jun 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Stayed for 3 nights B&B. Excellent service, excellent location. All staff very friendly and welcoming. The best breakfast I have had anywhere.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs K Wells | Thu 19th Jun 2014


great establishment - Rating 4/5

Lovely establishment, staff were very friendly and more than accomodating with different peoples needs. Would definitely stay here again in the future.

Reviewer: Mr Patrick Nicholls | Wed 18th Jun 2014


excellent - Rating 5/5

excellent as always..

Reviewer: Mr Keith Orton | Tue 17th Jun 2014


June 2014 - Rating 5/5

Superb breakfast. Well presented and service was first class. The accommodation was very clean and tidy, nice lounge with good choice of drinks available in the evenings. Plenty of parking space. Location is just 5 minutes walk from the coast and Old Town.

Reviewer: Mr Roy White | Tue 17th Jun 2014


Short Break - Rating 5/5

We checked in on Sunday the 8th of June for 4 nights and had a very enjoyable stay. Our room was at the front facing the sea and was quite large and very clean. There was a super king-sized bed which was very comfortable. We had plenty of storage space for our clothes which was rather too much for us. There was only one chair in the room and we had to ask for another which was immediately provided. There were facilities to make tea, coffee and drinking chocolate which we made use of in the morning before breakfast which started from 8:30. The breakfast was excellent and had something to satisfy everyone's wishes. The full English was filling and and of high quality. They also had home made freshly baked bread which is something not to be missed. The ladies in the dining-room, Anne and Kirsty are very cheerful. This hotel has a swimming pool which we did not use as we wanted to visit other places on the island. There is a nice bar with comfortable sofas to sit in and relax with or without your drink. Dave is very talkative and Ann sometimes joins in. They are wonderful hosts and very welcoming. We shall tell our family and friends that this the place to stay at if they visit the IOW and will definitely be returning.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Dolfuss Sequeira | Mon 16th Jun 2014


- - Rating 5/5

Crisp, clean and very comfortable accommodation in a handy location between the town and sea front. Excellent food, great pool, friendly and helpful owners with good support staff.

Reviewer: Mr Peter Johnson | Sun 15th Jun 2014


Excellent - Rating 5/5

Wonderful host and declious breakfast. Highly recommended! The location is quite and pleasant, nearby the attractions of Shanklin.

Reviewer: Mr. Kinjal Macwan | Sat 14th Jun 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Very welcoming couple with pleasant nice size rooms. Excellent breakfasts with numerous different choices.

Reviewer: Mr Arthur Chalmers | Sat 14th Jun 2014


holiday - Rating 5/5

We found this establishment excellent.The view from balcony room was brilliant and Ann and Dave were very friendly and helpful. We will be going back sometime soon

Reviewer: Mr. Jeff Wight | Fri 13th Jun 2014


Lovely friendly hotel - Rating 5/5

Yet again as per previous stays it wash very comfortable, clean & friendly. Excellent breakfast Would strongly recconmend

Reviewer: Mr Mark Cartwright | Thu 12th Jun 2014


The Havelock Excels - Rating 5/5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday, the room had everything you would need and was very clean with great views, the breakfasts were A1 and the owners and staff were very welcoming and friendly. Thank you for a lovely time.

Reviewer: Mr. Christopher Bailey | Sat 7th Jun 2014


Could not find a fault! - Rating 5/5

We came with a couple of friends and found everything top class. We could not have chosen a better location and the staff were friendly and helpful.The breakfast was excellent and speaking as a fellow B&B proprietor ... this is praise indeed! Hope you have a good season. Keep up the good work!

Reviewer: Mrs Beryl Heard | Thu 5th Jun 2014


Excellent hospitality - Rating 5/5

We have experienced an excellent hospitality during our stay at The Havelock. Nice, tidy room and very good breakfast.

Reviewer: Gyula Szilagyi | Wed 4th Jun 2014


First class - Rating 5/5

Excellent Service, Friendly management & staff Comfortable room, altogether a very enjoyable holiday. Great value for the money.

Reviewer: Mr Peter Lintern | Tue 3rd Jun 2014


Weekend Trip - Rating 5/5

I would recommend this friendly hotel for a holiday or short break and will definitely stay again. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was beautifully cooked and presented.

Reviewer: Mrs. Dorothy Atkins | Tue 3rd Jun 2014


Stop searching now! - Rating 5/5

We visit the Isle of Wight every year to see my sister & brother-in-law and have stayed at many different hotels....some good and some bad...some cheap & some expensive...but we've never gone back to the same one...until now!! The Havelock is just perfect fo us. This time there were 10 of us and we took 5 rooms all of which were individually priced slap in the middle of the cheap and expensive ones and suited us all perfectly. Every room was wonderfully decorated and cared for with an excellent daily service. All had great views apart from the one to the side, albeit this was well made up for by an outside patio with a sea view and table & chairs. The pool area is superb, albeit the poor weather meant only one short dip was enjoyed by the youngest! Breakfast was superb each of the 4 mornings of our stay and the staff and owners were just the perfect hosts. George even went out and purchased a stock of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc for the ladies and my favourite real ales and we sat out until late every evening on the front patio. The hotel is located within a 5 minute walk to the old village and a 2 minute drive into the main town shopping area. Shanklin is, of course, a wonderful seaside resort and the Esplanade boasts several excellent restuarants....you must try The Reef for a great big meal and Legends (next door) for the "Rock Experience" where you cook your own meal at the table on a hot volcanic stone!! Hungry men.....have the mixed grill kebabs and ladies....the salmon is to die for!!I cant help thinking we will never stay anywhere else again on the Island...we have already reserved one of the two front facing rooms with the balcony for next year!!

Reviewer: Mr Nigel Powell | Mon 2nd Jun 2014


Best B&B - Rating 5/5

Havelock gets our vote as the best UK B & B ever!! Many thanks to Ann, David and all their caring staff. We will return!

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Fullard | Mon 2nd Jun 2014


Excellent stay - Rating 5/5

Had a lovely time once again staying at the havelock.lovely,spotless hotel serving lovely breakfasts. Owners are very friendly and welcoming and all staff are nice and polite. Will be returning later on in the summer for another visit.

Reviewer: Mrs Sue Stead | Sun 1st Jun 2014


Havelock review - Rating 5/5

Very friendly and polite staff superb breakfast lovely room

Reviewer: Glynis Reader | Sat 31st May 2014


Havelock, Shanklin, IOW - Rating 5/5

Really lovely little B&B, ideal location within easy distance of the beach and a number of good restaurants, very friendly atmosphere and clean and comfortable accommodation. Good bed, great shower and shower products,plenty of cupboard space and everything you could wish for breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and only regret is that we didn't get to use the pool on account of the not so summery weather! But it looked inviting nevertheless. So much to do on the IOW whether beach or sightseeing or just taking in the countryside and lovely views, it's a great place to take a short break and we found it easy to slow down the pace of life within a matter of hours

Reviewer: Miss. Elaine Harding | Wed 28th May 2014


The Havelock - Rating 4/5

Just returned from a stay at The HAVELOCK A very nice hotel. Dave and Anne are wonderful hosts nothing too much trouble,staff very friendly and attentive when delivering a very good breakfast, a very nice clean hotel in a lovely position. I can thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewer: Mrs Jean Hepworth | Wed 28th May 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Havelock. It was a very friendly and welcoming B & B, our room was clean, quiet and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. We would certainly stay here again.

Reviewer: Ms Karen Crowhurst | Wed 28th May 2014


Annual golfing break - Rating 5/5

I organise a 4 day break for 4 mad keen golfers.Having lost our previous hotel to redevelopment I found Ann & David at the Havelock. Its been a while now and in all the years I cannot think of a word of criticism from any of us. The location is great. The balcony rooms are fabulous. The food and atmosphere faultless. You can book this with total confidence. We do every year..

Reviewer: Mr R Lawrence | Sat 24th May 2014


Short break - Rating 5/5

Hotel is spotless staff and food were first class we would highly recommend it .owners could not do enough to make you welcome.

Reviewer: Mrs Elaine Sidwell | Tue 20th May 2014


Brilliant B/B - Rating 5/5

Have had another fab break at the Havelock. Wonderful B/B. My 9 year old son and his friend had a brilliant time in the pool, my friend and I could relax! Fantastic breakfast, Ann even has wheat free products, and lovely home made jam. Will be there next year.

Reviewer: Mrs Clare Horrocks | Tue 20th May 2014


return visit - Rating 5/5

This was a return visit and we weren't dissapointed. A friendly welcome, comfortable room, lounge and dining room all spotlessly clean. Breakfast excellent. Another enjoyable stay.

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Watts | Tue 20th May 2014


double room with sea view - Rating 5/5

As always excellent stay with spotless accomodation and fantastic breakfast and hosts.

Reviewer: Mr. Neil Broadbent | Sun 18th May 2014


i will go again - Rating 5/5

very nice place,very clean.... staff it's amazing. we had a nice breakfast... defenetly go again

Reviewer: Mr Marius Popescu | Sun 18th May 2014


The havelock - Rating 5/5

Great stay again 3rd time

Reviewer: Mrs K Parrott | Sun 18th May 2014


Mr &Mrs - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely stay at the hotel everything was perfect and owners Couldn't do enough for you and very friendly we will be back again next year regards carol and Melvyn waite

Reviewer: Carol Waite | Sat 17th May 2014


Perfect - Rating 5/5

This was the 3rd time at The Havelock and we would not want to stay anywhere else in the IOW.The cheerfull welcome,all the staff from waitresses to cleaners are so helpful,the rooms cleaned every day to a very high standard,cannot fault the place,excellent.Would recommend this hotel without fear of contradiction to anybody.Forgot to mention!the breakfasts are perfect and plenty to choose from.

Reviewer: Mr G Watchorn | Sat 17th May 2014


Excellant Short Break. - Rating 5/5

Had an excellant 4night stay,very friendly staff.Superb sea view room,only 3minute walk from Old Shanklin Town and High Street. Breakfast was excellant,plenty of choice.Full english breakfast cooked to order.Looking forward to going back soon.

Reviewer: Mr. Alan Turner | Wed 14th May 2014


Great Stay - Rating 4/5

Loved the island and very much enjoyed the Havelock. Great breakfast, amazing bed and friendly staff.

Reviewer: Mr. Christopher Williams | Mon 12th May 2014


GREAT WEEKEND - Rating 5/5

HAD A GREAT WEEKEND,THE HAVELOCK A GREAT PLACE TO STAY,FOOD GREAT ,HOTEL LOVELY

Reviewer: Mr Richard Chappell | Fri 9th May 2014


nice stay - Rating 5/5

We stayed at this hotel over the bank holiday weekend and enjoyed it very much. The rooms are nice and tidy. Hotel is in a great location for the beach and shanklin old town. They do a great breakfast as well. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewer: Mr. Boris Weevers | Tue 6th May 2014


Bank holiday weekend - Rating 5/5

Once again a great weekend at The Havelock. A good base to stay on the island. Comfy bed, good breakfast and genial hosts, excellant value.

Reviewer: Mr Colin James | Tue 6th May 2014


Happy at The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Much enjoyed our stay at your hotel. It was welcoming and clean to a high standard. Your breakfast staff were very helpful and efficient. The food was well presented and plentiful. Just one thing, you could do with more of your home made bread as you ran out on our last day.

Reviewer: Mr G Viscido | Tue 6th May 2014


The Havelock Hotel - Rating 5/5

Another fantastic stay at the Havelock hotel.. You always get a very warm welcome from both the owners and all the staff.. There is a very good selection of food for breakfast, the rooms are always clean and well equipped.. We are very happy to recommend this hotel

Reviewer: Mr P Brown | Tue 6th May 2014


Top break - Rating 5/5

As allways our stay was excellent David and Ann make you so welcome every time, we stayed in one of the balcony rooms what a lovely room it was nice to have a cup of tea in the morning in the sunshine cant wait to go back in September.

Reviewer: Mr Kevin Swanton | Mon 5th May 2014


may day bank holiday - Rating 4/5

had a great stay here and wpuld definately recommend this hotel for anyone looking tp stay in shanklin. comfortable rooms, a wa welcome and a great breakfast. thanks!

Reviewer: Mr Will Hayward | Mon 5th May 2014


Fitzgeralds from Hoddesdon - Rating 5/5

We always find such a warm welcome every time we visit. Standards are very high with homemade bread and conserves for breakfast which are delicious. The Havelock is well situated for visiting attractions on the island. Look forward to our next visit.

Reviewer: Mrs Annette Fitzgerald | Wed 30th Apr 2014


Havelock - Rating 5/5

Very welcoming close to beach restaurants very comfortable great breakfast. Lovely hosts and staff.

Reviewer: Mrs S Bonner | Mon 28th Apr 2014


Very nice - Rating 5/5

Very friendly and useful staff, excellent breakfast, room spotless clean, and comfortable bed. Very good quality/price during off season.

Reviewer: David Dupuy | Fri 25th Apr 2014


A pleasant stay - Rating 5/5

Thank you so much for our pleasant stay over Easter. We found our room very comfortable, the breakfast and hospitality very welcoming and friendly and would recommend to anyone to stay with you. Thank you.

Reviewer: Mrs. Susan Moore | Fri 25th Apr 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

We enjoyed our stay in the Havelock.The room with sea view was very comfortable, facilities excellent and the breakfast was the best we have been offered anywhere.

Reviewer: Mrs. Julia Buehrer | Thu 24th Apr 2014


Excellent all round - Rating 5/5

Very friendly, and homely, excellent food and accommodation, have stayed here before around 6 years ago and the standards were excellent on both occasions.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs P Beardsley | Thu 24th Apr 2014


Excellent Venue - Rating 5/5

A perfect spot with excellent amenities, well managed with friendly service. A delightful breakfast with homemade bread and preserves. Would not hesitate to return.

Reviewer: Mr A Crawshaw | Wed 23rd Apr 2014


wonderful time - Rating 5/5

spent 3 nights over the easter week, the staff were friendly and great with the kids, the food was devine, our family room was luxurious. The grounds were beautiful, a nice quiet area, close to everything, good amount of parking available. Will definitely go back.

Reviewer: Miss Louise Latchford | Wed 23rd Apr 2014


Easter Break - Rating 5/5

On arrival we were given a lovely warm welcome and plenty of information regarding the hotel and local area. The bedroom was great size, nicely fitted out and decorated lovely. The hotel is well located in between the old village and the beach. I have stayed and also have worked in many 4 & 5 star hotels around the world and I have to say the breakfast at the Havelock hotel have one of the best breakfasts I have had with 5 star service and quality. I would like to stay a big thank you to Ann, David and all the staff at the Havelock we had the most wonderful time. William & Mallory PS: Great little bar for a night cap.

Reviewer: William Allen | Mon 21st Apr 2014


Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is an excellent place to stay. I found the owners friendly and welcoming, and the room I stayed in had a fantastic sea view. The breakfast was outstanding and the staff went out of their way to help, with me being disabled. Would highly recommend this hotel and would most certainly stay there again on any future visits to the I.O.W.

Reviewer: Mrs. Jean Knight | Mon 21st Apr 2014


Simply Wonderful! - Rating 5/5

I always stay at the Havelock whenever I visit the island. Its lovely to return and see Dave and Ann and all the staff who are so nice and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. Its like coming home! Can't wait to see you all again soon!

Reviewer: Miss Jo Barnett | Mon 21st Apr 2014


great stay - Rating 5/5

Wonderful B&B with friendly hosts. Good sized,clean rooms, great breakfast and top location!!

Reviewer: Mrs L Dawkins | Mon 21st Apr 2014


Fabulous - Rating 5/5

Best Hotel on the Island. Rooms are lovely, staff very friendly breakfast to die for.

Reviewer: Ms Hazel Alexander | Mon 21st Apr 2014


Excellent hotel - Rating 5/5

I had a very happy visit to the Havelock. The rooms were clean and well decorated, coffee and tea provided. The choices of breakfast was good and imaginative. The staff all helpful and friendly. I noticed a lot of the customers were returning and greeted as friends. I look forward to returning myself.

Reviewer: Mrs Paula Nicholas | Sat 19th Apr 2014


Don't hesitate just book. - Rating 5/5

Warm welcoming hoteliers, lovely comfortable rooms,great breakfast,great staff,set in an ideal position for walking into old village and sea front.needed a relaxing break that's what we got would definitely recommend .

Reviewer: Mrs Lyn Day | Fri 18th Apr 2014


The Havelock - Rating 4/5

A very pleasant hotel to stay in. The rooms are spacious, clean and well decorated. Ann and David are very welcoming and look after their guests well. The breakfast is one not to miss.

Reviewer: Mrs. Teresa Goodchild | Tue 15th Apr 2014


5 Star - Rating 5/5

We stayed two nights and can't praise the welcoming hospitality enough. About everything was perfect - a definite 5 Star rating. Breakfast was of the highest quality, the rooms and overall appearance tidy, very clean and well maintained. A real gem. We will be back.

Reviewer: Mr. Michael Schlaeppi | Tue 15th Apr 2014


Weekend - Rating 5/5

All very good 5 star

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Vale | Mon 14th Apr 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

This is my second visit to "The Havelock" hotel and again I was very impressed with the hospitality from David & Ann Bunney . An excellent venue, the rooms are of a very high standard, along with the choices for breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is seeking to stay at a location in Shanklin that provides easy access to all amenities

Reviewer: Mr. David Redfearn | Mon 14th Apr 2014


Weekend stay - Rating 5/5

Lovely clean hotel, very friendly people running it and good value for money. We will not regret booking this hotel!

Reviewer: Mr Barry Winnett | Sun 13th Apr 2014


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Our club the Pan European Owners Club visits the Isle of Wight at least once a year and usually we stop in Shanklin the Havelock is by far the best Hotel I have stayed in, the rooms are spotless and well decorated and the staff are friendly and we were made to feel very welcome and nothing was to much trouble, I'm sure we will return in the near future.

Reviewer: Mr Roger Tong | Sun 13th Apr 2014


Weekend at the Havelock - Rating 5/5

We stayed at the hotel for the weekend and enjoyed it very much. The breakfast was superb. Our room was very clean and tidy. We stayed with our motorcycle club of around 25 and were welcomed with open arms. We would definitely stay there again.

Reviewer: Mrs Linda King | Sun 13th Apr 2014


Enjoyed our stay - Rating 5/5

We enjoyed our stay as usual a warm welcome from the proprietors (Ann & David). Room and friendly service both to a high standard, our son particularly enjoyed the breakfast. Would recommend to anyone

Reviewer: Mr. Will Dunkason | Fri 11th Apr 2014


Excellent - Rating 5/5

I have stayed at the Havelock many times and always find it excellent value for money. It is in a lovely location, the rooms are always very nice and very clean and the breakfast is of a high standard. Proprieters are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel

Reviewer: Mrs S Bland | Fri 11th Apr 2014


Stay at the Havelock - Rating 5/5

This was our sixth stay and the hospitality, food and room were superb. Ann and Dave were the perfect hosts, and we hope to visit again soon.

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Grundy | Tue 8th Apr 2014


A delightful find - Rating 4/5

Just had e few days at the havelock,a delightful place to stay, everyone so friendly nothing to much trouble, everywhere very clean,superb breakfast,would definatly recommend to friends,our thanks to everyone,we had a wonderful stay. Colin and Sue.

Reviewer: Mr Colin Clarke | Sun 6th Apr 2014


First class - Rating 5/5

Stayed here alot.... Always excellent..... Great service..... Highly recommended!

Reviewer: Mr N Rooker | Fri 4th Apr 2014


Return Visit - Rating 5/5

Once again a very comfortable stay in a welcoming hotel. Good range of choice for breakfast. It is only a short walk into the town where there is a large choice of places to eat and drink. The seafront is also only a short walk down-hill.

Reviewer: Mr. David Lynam | Tue 1st Apr 2014


Perfect! - Rating 5/5

Had a wonderful time staying that the Havelock. Very welcoming owners who were also very non intrusive. The hotel is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We had room 14 which had a stunning sea view and a very comfortable bed with good quality linens. Breakfast was delicious with an excellent choice and served in a lovely sunny breakfast room. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we'll certainly be back!

Reviewer: Paul Lappage | Mon 31st Mar 2014


March 2014 break - Rating 4/5

We have just returned from a 3 day break staying at The Havelock came across the hotel from trawling the internet it appealed over other hotels as the rooms looked modern & have to say they were just as shown very clean & comfortable, soft comfy beds with extra pillows & covers if required. The owners were very welcoming & the breakfasts are wonderful & love the special touches of homemade bread, jams & marmelades we were so stuffed after we didn't need to eat again until night time. Would stay again.

Reviewer: Mr. Tony Bryan | Sun 30th Mar 2014


great hotel - Rating 5/5

This was a great find. Really professional staff yet friendly. Good balance to achieve

Reviewer: Tim Mcgregor | Sun 30th Mar 2014


fantastic location - Rating 5/5

Great hospitality, spotless and welcoming....great views....got an upgrading on arrival....wonderful wifi and all amenities....will surely return asap

Reviewer: JOSEPH MIFSUD | Sun 30th Mar 2014


Welcoming & Comfortable - Rating 4/5

A very welcoming stay in a pleasant spot. The host has a genuine sense of hospitality. I would recommend.

Reviewer: Antony Weston | Sun 30th Mar 2014


Weekend break - Rating 5/5

Just returned from a lovely relaxing break at the havelock. It was a beautiful & clean, breakfast was outstanding couldn't ask for anything more,we were made more than welcoming by the owner. I will go back again in the summer.

Response

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay & look forward to seeing you again in the future

Reviewer: Magaret Walker | Mon 24th Mar 2014


Fantastic stay! - Rating 5/5

Fantastic stay! Lovely staff, amazing breakfast and a comfy bed. Can't wait to stay again!

Response

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully see you again in the future!

Reviewer: Jack Slade | Sun 23rd Mar 2014


Aug 2013 - Rating 5/5

It was all perfect, starting with the warm welcome at the reception. The room was very clean. The best of the room was the stunning view on the sea. The Breakfast was great and enough and the personal was very friendly. The hotel was very quiet. When we ever return to the isle of wight we will definitely stay here again.

Reviewer: Mr. Gerald Fröhlich | Fri 15th Nov 2013


good hosts - Rating 5/5

Once again can't fault the owners and hotel .Will stay here again well done .

Reviewer: Mr David Spinks | Thu 31st Oct 2013


Recommend - Rating 5/5

Always very accommodating very pleasant staff clean rooms Good breakfast

Reviewer: Mr David Scrimshaw | Thu 31st Oct 2013


Great Time - Rating 5/5

Great place to stay, friendly staff. Never heard the storm? We had an excllent time, loads to do and great places to eat. We left the car and travelled by public transport, but you need to study the bus time tables.

Reviewer: John Hawley | Thu 31st Oct 2013


A great stay - Rating 5/5

First class experience. The rooms were freshly decorated and in a contemporary style so one didn't feel like one was walking back in time. The investment in the property was evident and the staff friendly. Would recommend and stay again.

Reviewer: Mr. Nick Lander | Tue 29th Oct 2013


Short break - Rating 5/5

From arriving at the hotel our stay was fantastic. The staffs welcome was extremely friendly. The room was more than adequate as was great in size and style. As for breakfast had a great choice and even catered for gluten intolerant guests. Only down fall is the parking but as everything is so close by we only needed car at end of our stay. Overall a great place to stay

Reviewer: Gareth Hoy | Fri 25th Oct 2013


EXCELLENT STAY - Rating 5/5

This was our second trip to The Havelock, having stayed for a long weekend back in April. Just as before our stay was superb. A warm welcome on arrival with David always on hand with a smile when needed, courteous and friendly staff at breakfast and our room was comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was lovely and we shall certainly recommend the hotel and return ourselves! Thank you.

Reviewer: Miss Laura Crawford | Thu 24th Oct 2013


Our visit to the Isle of Wight - Rating 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Havelock. Very friendly and the most amazing breakfast. It is 15 years since we visited the Island and found parts too commercialised and some towns now looking rather tired.

Reviewer: Dudley Taylor | Wed 23rd Oct 2013


The Havelock, Shanklin - Rating 5/5

Extremely warm and friendly hospitality from Ann and Dave and their staff. Food, accommodation and location superb. Look forward to returning again in 2014.

Reviewer: Mrs B Ingman | Tue 22nd Oct 2013


friendly hotel - Rating 4/5

We had a nice weekend stay at the Havelock. Room and breakfast both good and the owner and his staff were especially pleasant and helpful.

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Bell | Mon 21st Oct 2013


Weekend stay - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely stay and very impressed with the Havelock- We had 3 single rooms which were immaculate with everything we needed- The breakfasts were superb- very impressed with the homemade jams & bread- lovely, friendly staff- highly recommended!

Reviewer: Mrs Caroline Hooper | Mon 21st Oct 2013


John - Rating 5/5

Very nice Hotel, friendly staff breakfast first class rooms well equiped and spotless and made to feel very welcome by the owners.

Reviewer: Mr John Richards | Sun 20th Oct 2013


Rich - Rating 4/5

very comfortable. Room very clean and well equipped. Excellent breakfast. Good value for money.

Reviewer: Richard Davies | Fri 18th Oct 2013


Liked the close proximity of the village centre - Rating 4/5

Very pleasant stay the girls who served breakfast were lovely and the close proximity of the centre of shankin was an added bonus. Plenty of varied restaurants all in all a lovely break. In a very clean and warm nicely decorated hotel with helpfull and welcoming hosts

Reviewer: Margaret Russell | Tue 15th Oct 2013


10 day stay - Rating 5/5

Excellent value hotel . very good service in dining room and room servicing is first rate .All is done by a cheerful and friendly staff

Reviewer: Mr Roy West | Sun 13th Oct 2013


Good choice - Rating 5/5

Comfortable, well appointed rooms. Welcoming staff. Excellent breakfast service and choice. Large lounge with bar for relaxing at the end of the day and meet other guests. Excellent location near both the town and the sea-front for access on foot.

Reviewer: Mr. David Lynam | Fri 11th Oct 2013


Havelock Hotel October 2013 - Rating 4/5

A very enjoyable stay, the hotel was comfortable and well located. The excellent breakfasts are particularly worthy of mention. All of the staff we met were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewer: Mr. Charles Madden | Thu 10th Oct 2013


Our Break - Rating 5/5

Dave and Ann were very welcoming. We had an enjoyable stay. The choice at breakfast was excellent.

Reviewer: Arthur Stevens | Wed 9th Oct 2013


Havelock hotel - Rating 5/5

Fabulous hotel, staff, breakfast very very nice. Would recommend to anyone. We will be back.

Reviewer: Mr. William Insley | Tue 8th Oct 2013


Lovely Weekend - Rating 4/5

Very nice hotel , close to beach and village . Our room was modern clean and bright . Very nice breakfast. Would definitely stay there again

Reviewer: Mrs. Wendy Hudson | Mon 7th Oct 2013


Just Perfect - Rating 5/5

Beautiful bedroom, smelled so nice and spotlessly clean. Lovely touches.. Fantastic breakfast, especially home made bread and jams. All staff made you feel extra special and spent time giving useful tips. Thank you.

Reviewer: Deborah Reddington | Mon 7th Oct 2013


Re-visited - Rating 5/5

What can I say, the refurbisment of the rooms are excellent. We stayed in one of the balcony rooms which was lovely. The best breakfast selection we have ever had and the service was excellent. Well positioned for villiage and beach. So glad we came back for a second stay.

Reviewer: Mrs J Fryer | Sun 6th Oct 2013


mr &mrs - Rating 5/5

A little gem good accomadation excellent breakfast and all staff very polite and friendly would not stay anywhere else this was our 5th year and we will be returning next year

Reviewer: Mrs. Susan Thompson | Sat 5th Oct 2013


Havelock review - Rating 5/5

Our stay at the Havelock was very pleasant. The hosts Dave and Ann Bunney were most welcoming. Breakfast was excellent and the staff were attentive. Also a nice bar area. A very clean and comfortable hotel.

Reviewer: Mrs A Rogers | Thu 3rd Oct 2013


Havelock Hotel - Rating 5/5

Have visited the Havelock about 4 times now and each time am impressed by the quality, friendliness, nad excellent standard of both hotel, location, breakfast, room and staff - will be back

Reviewer: Mrs Judith Carey | Tue 1st Oct 2013


A great place to stay - Rating 5/5

We were very pleased with the Havelock. We were greeted by a warm and helpful welcome with information about the Isle of Wight and local restaurants and directions as to how to reach local areas. It is superbly located for all local amenities. Our room was comfortable and suitably furnished. Breakfasts were absolutley excellent with great service from all the staff. Ranks very highly amongst the guest houses and hotels which we've ever stayed at.

Reviewer: Mr Derek Hoare | Tue 1st Oct 2013


Lovely Break - Rating 5/5

A really lovely stay, great hospitality and a wonderful breakfast - check out the homemade bread on offer!!

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Paul Grant | Tue 1st Oct 2013


Weekend Short Stay - Rating 5/5

As ever, the room was spotless, warm, spacious, and comfortable,(superior double). Breakfast continues to be a feast. Ann and Dave are very, very fine hosts. A stay here is a relaxing and refreshing one every time.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Woodward | Mon 30th Sep 2013


10th Visit - Rating 5/5

Excellent breakfasts, very warm welcome, great company. Very well positioned for exploring the island by car, bike or walking. 5 mins walk from lots of good restaurants with varied styles for evening meals. Looking forward to making our 11th stay next year.

Reviewer: Mr Alan Chapman | Sun 29th Sep 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Very comfortable, clean hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much and the hotel was ideally situated for both sea front and village.

Reviewer: Mr Alan Jones | Sun 29th Sep 2013


Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

We have stayed in this hotel every year for over 12 years now which speaks for itself. Standards have never slipped and the proprieters do all in their power to ensure a memorable stay.

Reviewer: Mr. Neil Broadbent | Sun 29th Sep 2013


excellent - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely stay at The Havelock. Very comfortable and high standards of cleanliness. Yummy breakfast and perfect for our needs

Reviewer: Ms. Ruth Isaacs | Sun 29th Sep 2013


Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely stay at The Havelock, the owners and staff were so helpful our waitress at breakfast was excellent and so pleasant. Our room was fine with nice sea views. We were on the island for a wedding and couldn't have stayed at a nicer place.

Reviewer: Mr. Gerald Williams | Fri 27th Sep 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Excellent place to stay - couldn't fault it in any way.

Reviewer: Mrs Anne Howe | Thu 26th Sep 2013


short break - Rating 5/5

A very friendly and warm welcome as we arrived - the quaint shaped room was modernly decorated and spotlessly clean , the breakfast was 1st class and cooked to order . I would strongly recommend this hotel

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Poole | Wed 25th Sep 2013


lovely holiday - Rating 5/5

This was the third time we went to Havelock Hotel.All three stays were fantastic,will stay there again.Dave and Ann are very nice people as are all their staff, all very friendly.

Reviewer: Mrs. Melanie Stearman | Wed 25th Sep 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Excellent. Friendly welcome. Breakfast was great, good choice, freshly cooked. Room was fine, bathroom a touch small, but not a problem. Plenty of very local Pubs and Restaurants.

Reviewer: Mr Palmer | Tue 24th Sep 2013


Midget & sprite Club - Rating 5/5

Friendly Owners and Staff, very comfortable accommodation, breakfasts were stunning. Great all round package.

Reviewer: Mr J Shepperd | Sun 22nd Sep 2013


Midget & Sprite Club JM - Rating 4/5

Friendly & cheerful owners & staff. Excellent bedrooms, very comfortable beds, very nice en-suite. Breakfasts excellent with attentive waiting staff. Good off-road car parking. Close to town centre & comprehensive range of restaurants & pubs.

Reviewer: Mr John Mansell | Sat 21st Sep 2013


3 nights in September - Rating 5/5

Excellent from the first contact with Dave at our reception, comfortable clean and modern rooms, friendly and comfortable lounge and an excellent breakfast. The location is also perfect being just literally a few minutes from the delightful old village where there are also good eating places, plus you are just a few minutes from the esplanade and Shanklin chine, worth a visit for all age groups. Thanks Dave and Anne for making our brief stay a very pleasant one, and we hope to be back.

Reviewer: Mr P Tozer | Thu 19th Sep 2013


Highly recommended - Rating 5/5

Without a doubt I would recommend the Havelock as an excellent place to stay in Shanklin. The Hotel is in excellent order with clean, bright and tastefully decorated rooms, with good cotton linen and comfortable beds. The breakfast choice is good and you must try Mrs Bunny's home made bread and your cooked items are served promptly and hot by efficient and friendly staff. Everything is good quality including the coffee. The lounge/bar is cosy comfortable and friendly with a good choice of snacks available until 5pm. On a rainy day an excellent place to curl up with a book or try solving the mind boggling choice of puzzles. The Havelock is well situated in Shanklin, with the shops, the Old Village, The Chine and Seafront in easy walking distance. Also there is a very good range of eating places nearby from tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Mr and Mrs Bunny run an excellent establishment and whilst being professional in the running of their hotel are also extremely friendly and helpful as are their staff. Would definitely book again if we were to stay in Shanklin in the future.

Reviewer: Mrs Elaine Denman | Thu 19th Sep 2013


Havelock - Rating 5/5

Just had a wonderful 3 night stay at this hotel. Comfortable clean room. Excellent breakfasts. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere.

Reviewer: Mrs Anita Dinsmore | Thu 19th Sep 2013


A lovely and welcoming stay at The Havelock - Rating 5/5

The hotel was very pleasant relaxing and friendly. The rooms were well equipped and the breakfasts excellent.We went as a couple with 5 other couples from a classic car club and we were made most welcome and there is safe parking for the old cars. The staff were all helpful and friendly.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs R Underwood | Wed 18th Sep 2013


Return to the best B/B on the IOW - Rating 5/5

We were lucky to have a family room on this our 2nd stay this year which gave us extra space. The location makes for a superb base to venture further. Room facilities again were excellent, everything spotless, rooms made up each and every day. All staff are always very helpful and pleasant. Breakfasts are worth waiting for, every conceivable taste is catered for, with a large choice of homemade fare, just like my mother used to make. We shall continue to book The Havelock whenever we visit the Island. Thank you once again Dave & Ann, you are always magnificent hosts, it's nice to see you are gaining the awards you richly and rightfully deserve.Hope to see you soon.

Reviewer: Mr. Ron Perkins | Mon 16th Sep 2013


Excellent! - Rating 5/5

This is our 2nd visit to The Havelock,& and cant fault one thing!Anne & Dave provide clean & comfortable accomodation together with a fantastic breakfast.We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Reviewer: Mrs Marion Pearce | Sat 14th Sep 2013


Havelock - Rating 5/5

This was our fourth visit! We find the Havelock warm and inviting and eager to help our holiday run smoothly. Nothing is too much trouble, we will be returning.

Reviewer: Mrs S North | Sat 14th Sep 2013


Enjoy IOW - Rating 5/5

We had a very pleasant stay at the hotel. We had a very warm welcome, the room with seaview and balcony was excellent, so was the breakfast. Friendly staff not to forget. All in all I would definitely recommend "The Havelock" as a superb place for a nice holiday.

Reviewer: Mr. Norbert Freitag | Mon 9th Sep 2013


Wonderful break - Rating 5/5

The Havelock gave us a wonderful break. The breakfast is superb with a wide selection for all tastes and palettes. The room was spotless and the lounge provided a great area to sit and read. Ann and Dave always went out of their way to make our stay exceptional. They are brilliant. This was our second visit and wel will be going again - soon.

Reviewer: Mrs M Turrell | Sun 8th Sep 2013


Another Perfect Stay - Rating 5/5

A 4 day break for us again at the Havelock. We come back every year, it's the perfect hotel for us in every way. Lovely breakfast, very clean hotel, friendly and attentive staff and owners. We will be back again next year. Thank You very much.

Reviewer: Mr Ray Ince | Sat 7th Sep 2013


Wonderful stay! - Rating 5/5

I have lost count of how many times we have stayed at The Havelock but there is always a very warm welcome from Dave and Anne. The Hotel is immaculately kept in every way. The breakfast is exceptional. No wonder they have an award for it. The Pool and gardens are beautifully kept and there are lots of little touches in the rooms that make for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Rooms are nicely decorated, very clean and very comfortable beds and linens. We look forward to staying again and would be hard pushed to find anywhere to equal this Hotel.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs A Humbles | Sat 7th Sep 2013


Splendid Hotel - Rating 5/5

We could not fault this hotel. Beautifully furnished balcony room with modern bathroom with lovely toiletries. Perfectly cooked breakfast. Great location, friendly staff - what more could you ask for! Jean and Nigel Smith

Reviewer: Mrs J Smith | Fri 6th Sep 2013


Happy guests - Rating 5/5

Lovely quiet relaxed hotel and surroundings including fully heated pool!. Hot breakfast every morning.. Have stayed there twice before, this was my 3rd visit.. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewer: Miss L Smith | Thu 5th Sep 2013


Pleasant stay - Rating 5/5

My sons and I stayed at the Havelock for a week. We had a very good time. The rooms were pretty and tidy, the seaview is amazing. Breakfast was excellent and the people were very friendly. My sons loved the pool! And it´s really not far to the beach.

Reviewer: Mrs. Petra Held | Wed 4th Sep 2013


Excellent Weekend Break - Rating 5/5

We stayed at The Havelock for 3 nights 30 August. The hotel is spotless throughout, with nicely decorated rooms and a convenient location for the Old Town and beach. Breakfast was better than we've had in some much more expensive hotels and was served by friendly attentive staff. Overall a lovely little hotel which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Reviewer: Jackie Hughes | Tue 3rd Sep 2013


Friendly and comfortable - Rating 4/5

Very friendly, good location. This was our second time to visit and we were just as pleased this year as last year. Good accommodations with everything you need.

Reviewer: Mr R Wallace | Tue 3rd Sep 2013


My 2nd visit to Havelock. - Rating 5/5

I initially booked into a B&B in Cowes for 3 nights, but only after 1 night we had to contact Havelock where I had stayed before because the place in Cowes had damp smell and cramped. Just didn't feel comfortable. Ann and David @ Havlock were good enough to accomodate us for one night and also make arrangement for us for the 2nd night next door. At Havelock, the place is very clean, rooms are nice and bright, bedding, shower, other bits in the room are all clean. Breakfast hall is moderate size to suit the size of the hotel with plenty of choice to cater for all ages and tastes. To top it up, a warm welcome by Ann and David. As I can not pinpoint a singe minus point, I would reccomend "Havelock" to anyone. Ch.Mohammed Anwar

Reviewer: Mr Mohammed Anwar | Mon 2nd Sep 2013


Very friendly - Rating 5/5

We found The Havelock by looking online and we were not disappointed at all. The welcome was very friendly, the family room we stayed in was very comfortable and clean and the kids lived the pool. Breakfast was wonderful, especially the homemade bread and jam! We have already booked for next year.

Reviewer: Mrs. Amanda Bell | Mon 2nd Sep 2013


5 night holiday - Rating 5/5

Lovely clean hotel, ideal location, lovely spacious room (comfiest bed ive ever slept in) friendly owners and staff will definitley visit again.

Reviewer: Ms Kath Welham | Mon 2nd Sep 2013


Excellent!!! - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is excellent. Friendly and helpful service, lovely rooms, nice pool and a great breakfast, all in an ideal location close to the beach and Shanklin old village.

Reviewer: Mrs. Emma Marsden | Mon 2nd Sep 2013


Another excllent stay - Rating 5/5

A lovely 3 day break with our two teenage daughters, we look forward to returning next summer

Reviewer: Mr. Guy Mills | Sun 1st Sep 2013


Fantastic - Rating 5/5

Thank you both for another wonderful stay. Hotel relaxing and wonderful staff. The havelock is perfectly situated and offers exceptional value for money.

Reviewer: Mrs. Julie Lonsdale | Sun 1st Sep 2013


Perfect Location - Rating 5/5

We have just returned from a fabulous stay at The Havelock where we were made to feel very welcome. The staff are excellent and the breakfasts superb. The location is ideal for both the beach and the Old Village where there are many restaurants and pubs.

Reviewer: Mrs S Cannon | Sat 31st Aug 2013


M12380001264 - Rating 5/5

We have been quests at this hotel for four hears, each year is more impressive. The hospitatily, food and decor is excellent.We would recommend this hotel to anyone. All who stay here will return like we did.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs J Corden | Thu 29th Aug 2013


Lovely hotel! - Rating 5/5

Room with sea view was really comfortable and well decorated. The location was perfect and we had a brilliant stay!

Reviewer: Miss. Karen Downer | Wed 28th Aug 2013


Great - Rating 5/5

Had a great time, rooms was very nice and clean, great views, warm reception too, planning on visiting again withing the next year :D

Reviewer: Mr. David Potter | Tue 27th Aug 2013


Second visit - Rating 5/5

Our second stay, as good as our first. Hope to be coming back in October. All the best David and Diane Green

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs David Green | Tue 27th Aug 2013


Great B & B - Rating 5/5

From the moment we arrived at the Havelock we were made to feel very welcome and at home. Our stay was relaxing and most enjoyable. Delicious breakfasts with plenty of choice. You would have to be VERY fussy to find fault. Our room, number 14, was clean, comfy and tastefully decorated. All in all a great location and we would like to return in the future.

Reviewer: Miss Carol Sayers | Sun 25th Aug 2013


Happy holiday - Rating 5/5

This Hotel could not be in a better location for Shanklin beach front, Shanklin village. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

Reviewer: Mr. Ian Jeffery | Sun 25th Aug 2013


Top B & B, recommended - Rating 4/5

I visited Shanklin with another female friend, we both had single rooms at the Havelock. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well decorated both en-suite. The Meals were well cooked and not so small. It is within walking distance of Old Shanklin, the beach and town center. On site parking was available. I came home feeling relaxed and refreshed and will certainly return again. Such friendly service I fully recommend the Havelock to anyone!

Reviewer: Mrs Tina Wood | Fri 23rd Aug 2013


holiday - Rating 5/5

Fantastic hotel, been 4X now & wouldn't go anywhere else, very clean & lovely breakfasts

Reviewer: Mrs Lynne Fitzjohn | Thu 22nd Aug 2013


Terrific! - Rating 5/5

Friendly welcome, lovely clean room and great breakfast. Couldn't fault it. Shanklin's lovely too - visit "Fine Nammet", "Mamma Mia" and The Chine if you can.

Reviewer: Mr. John Reah | Thu 22nd Aug 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

We had another fantastic stay at the Havelock..( our 7th time ) The whole hotel is very clean, neat and tidy and you always get a very warm welcome.. Breakfast is first class with plenty of choice, the fruit salad, cooked food and home made bread are excellent.. The hotel is in a perfect location to both the beach and the town centre. All the rooms we have stayed in have been well equipped with everything you need, shower gel, coffee, hairdryer, quality towels, linin, comfy bed, TV etc etc.. We are looking forward to our next stay at the hotel and would recommend it to our friends..

Reviewer: Mr P Brown | Thu 22nd Aug 2013


Excellent - Rating 5/5

I have stayed at the Havelock for the past 4 years, and every time it has been a wonderful and enjoyable stay. Both Dave and Ann are fantastic hosts, and make it a holiday to remember. Hotel is spotless throughout, pool definitely to be enjoyed, bar well stocked, and breakfast is to die for. Will always stay here as a preference, couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you!

Reviewer: Mr Tim Grindey | Wed 21st Aug 2013


EXCELLENT - Rating 5/5

The rooms are clean, The breakfast is fresh and hot, The staff are friendly, There is nothing I can say bad about this hotel and would recommend it.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs P Horrigan | Tue 20th Aug 2013


The Havelock I.O.W - Rating 4/5

Enjoyable stay, clean room, excellent breakfast,very friendly helpful staff. I would recommend this hotel to friends.

Reviewer: Mrs C Benner | Mon 19th Aug 2013


Excellent hotel - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely stay. Couldn't fault anything about the hotel. Nice room with sea view, friendly hosts and excellent breakfast. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewer: Mr. Graeme Bell | Thu 15th Aug 2013


Lovely - Rating 5/5

We stayed at the Havelock for 4 nights and found it to be a most welcoming place. All the staff are friendly and helpful, spotlessly clean rooms and great breakfasts. I would definitely stay here again but next time I would try to book earlier so we could have a superior room (it has a bigger bed) and also a balcony room.

Reviewer: Mrs Val Allaway | Wed 14th Aug 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Once again a very enjoyable stay, you are always made so welcome,looking forward to next year

Reviewer: Mrs Y Calvino | Tue 13th Aug 2013


Staying in Shanklin - Rating 4/5

We were recommended to The Havelock by friends who were also staying at the hotel The rooms were very clean and had all facilities that we needed. As promised the breakfasts and service were excellent. Eggs done to perfection. Bar/lounge very restful. Thankgoodness no television in the lounge.Well located for the beach, town and walks. Outside sitting areas relaxing. We enjoyed the stay and Happy to recommend to friends.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs T Howard | Sat 10th Aug 2013


Great hotel! - Rating 5/5

Great place-friendly,clean and in a good location!Have stayed twice and wil do so again!Recommended!

Reviewer: Mr Richard Gurl | Sat 10th Aug 2013


the havelock - Rating 5/5

Just stayed for a week at the havelock very friendly staff spotlessly clean hotel with superb breakfast. Excellent location for beach Shanklin old village and town centre. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewer: Mr Geoffrey James | Thu 8th Aug 2013


Another great stay - Rating 5/5

What can I say that hasn't already been said about this great place except that we keep going back. . . . . It's that good!! A brilliant recommended place to stay.

Reviewer: Mr. Benedetto Fantauzzo | Thu 8th Aug 2013


Best Hotel in Shanklin - Rating 5/5

Going to the Havelock is like coming home, it's warm, friendly, great food the best place for a holiday and a lovely clean outdoor pool, we love it

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Hewitt | Wed 7th Aug 2013


The perfect stay - Rating 5/5

We visited the havelock for 3 lovely nights at the start of August. The whole staff are so firendly and welcoming, the rooms are decorated well and well priced and the breakfast was lovely. Ann needs to sell the bread and her tasty jams though. They're amazing. It's such a convenient location - just 2 mins to the old and new town and down to the beach, and we didnt have any issues with parking. A great stay and probably the best B&B in Shanklin - would very highly recommend.

Reviewer: Miss. Zoe Gordon | Mon 5th Aug 2013


wonderful return stay - Rating 5/5

Lovely hotel, very comfortable with friendly hosts.Breakfast is always well presented and very tasty with a good choice. Ann's homemade jam and bread is exquisite. Ideal location for cliff path walks.

Reviewer: Mrs Besford | Mon 5th Aug 2013


Havelock Hotel 26th July - 02nd Aug 2013 - Rating 5/5

Once again another very enjoyable stay at the Havelock. Balcony room 8 was superb,so clean and airy, breakfast was brilliant and the staff were all excellent. Your staff are a credit to you Dave and Ann you should be proud of the Havelcok Hotel it is an excellent place to stay and central to Shanklin old village and Shanklin beach. we had a fab time. Thank you for letting us stay at the Havelock Hotel x

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs S Hiles | Sat 3rd Aug 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

This was our 5th stay and the service was as good as ever, and we would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to others.

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Grundy | Thu 1st Aug 2013


wonderful stay - Rating 5/5

having just returned from the Havelock I must write to say what a lovely time we spent with our young grandchild aged 6. We were celebrating our son's birthday as a family group and we could not have chosen a better hotel. well done Anne and David you are the perfect hosts!

Reviewer: Mrs Janet Hayden | Tue 30th Jul 2013


What can I say! - Rating 5/5

What can I say, my friend & I could not fault it. Everything was excellent. We hope to return with another friend & we shall certainly recommend it

Reviewer: Mrs C Fielding | Tue 30th Jul 2013


Wonderful B&B - Rating 5/5

Wonderful B&B one of the best we have ever stayed at would definitely recommend it

Reviewer: Mrs G Fitzpatrick | Tue 30th Jul 2013


EXCELLENT - Rating 5/5

GREAT LOCATION.HOTEL BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. BEDROOMS EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE.BINOCULARS PROVIDED IN ROOMS WITH BALCONY/SEA VIEW.COMFORTABLE BAR LOUNGE.VERY GOOD BREAKFAST WITH EXTENSIVE CHOICE.AMPLE CAR PARKING.QUITE FRANKLY IT IS DIFFICULT TO SEE WHAT IMPROVEMENTS COULD BE MADE AT THIS HOTEL. IT PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT VISITOR EXPERIENCE.

Reviewer: Mr. Roy Whalley | Mon 29th Jul 2013


a warm welcome - Rating 5/5

the hotel is a very comfortable place you cannot fault the rooms or the food always a warm welcome have been many times in the past and will always stay here in the future

Reviewer: Mr J Ennis | Sun 28th Jul 2013


The best - Rating 5/5

I cannot speak too highly of the Havelock: nothing is too much trouble; everything is done in the friendliest manner. Thank you so very much!

Reviewer: Mr. Hugh Parrott | Fri 26th Jul 2013


Fantastic Hotel - Rating 5/5

Cannot praise this hotel enough. The rooms are wonderful, the staff are friendly and the owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the island

Reviewer: Mrs Sharon Bell | Fri 26th Jul 2013


Lovely Hotel - Rating 5/5

Just spent 3 nights at this lovely hotel Rooms very comfortable/towels changed every day - proprietors and staff very friendly and obliging - breakfast fantastic.Swimming pool an added bonus. Ideal situation. All in all a really excellent hotel which highly recommended

Reviewer: Mr E Brotherston | Wed 24th Jul 2013


Great holiday - Rating 5/5

Great hotel staff friendly great location handy for beach or any buses to different places breakfast was excellent lots nice restaurants Pendleton was our favourite will return as it was lovely holiday Liz tommy @ Susan Scotland

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs T Wilson | Tue 23rd Jul 2013


Pat & Mel - Rating 5/5

The Havelock Hotel makes you welcome throughout your stay. It is a very friendly hotel to stay in, in a perfect location. Can't wait until our next stay.

Reviewer: Mr. Patrick Brettell | Mon 22nd Jul 2013


Welcoming hotel - Rating 4/5

Really enjoyed our recent stay at The Havelock, lovely setting and gardens. Well looked after property, very clean throughout, excellent breakfast with very friendly staff. Thank you for making us very welcome.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Moore | Sun 21st Jul 2013


1st class weekend - Rating 5/5

Again 1st class 5xxxxx cannot be faulted

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs N Moore | Thu 11th Jul 2013


excellent - Rating 5/5

This was the nicest, most friendly hotel we have ever stayed at. The breakfast was superb, the smoked salmon was the best I have had, and everything was spotless. The pool was a lovely bonus.

Reviewer: Mrs Sue Saunders | Tue 9th Jul 2013


best place to stay in Shanklin - Rating 5/5

very friendly, very comfortable, great breakfasts, we've been before & we'll come again

Reviewer: Mrs G Cooper | Tue 9th Jul 2013


Very Enjoyable Stay - Rating 5/5

A very friendly hotel which is situated within walking distance to the beach/shops/restaurants. Bedrooms were very clean and they serve an excellent breakfast with many choices, staff couldnt have been more helpful.

Reviewer: Mrs. Christine Thompson | Tue 9th Jul 2013


4 night break - Rating 5/5

Very nice hotel,made to feel very welcome when we arrived, rooms clean and tidy and the lounge comfortable, looking out over the beautiful well kept gardens. Breakfast very good with plenty of choice and lovely fresh fruit salad every day and a freshly baked loaf !

Reviewer: Mrs V Ball | Tue 9th Jul 2013


Our holiday - Rating 5/5

Lovely place, nice friendly owners

Reviewer: Mrs K Tweedy | Sun 7th Jul 2013


recommendation - Rating 5/5

A delightful stay. We were made welcome from first arriving to leaving. The hotel was immaculate & breakfast lovely. The Hosts were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Dave's puzzles were both irritating but good Thank you

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs R Knox | Fri 5th Jul 2013


very good - Rating 5/5

We all had a wonderful time.

Reviewer: Mrs Linda Charley | Tue 2nd Jul 2013


Havelock - Shanklin - IOW - Rating 5/5

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Havelock and enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel is tastefully decorated and everywhere is spotlessly clean. The breakfast is excellent with a self-service buffet for cerials, juice and toast etc but the "main" breakfast is chosen from a menu and served at your table. We didn't use the heated pool but the pool area with sunbeds is quite attractive. The Havelock is nicely situated with only a few minutes walk down to the beach and also only a short walk to Shanklin Old Village with its good selection of pubs and restaurants. We would certainly stay again and would again choose room 10 which has its own patio area and gets the sun all day.

Reviewer: Mr Terry Clancy | Sun 30th Jun 2013


Fab Weekend - Rating 5/5

On arrival we got a very friendly reception, shown quickly to our rooms. Rooms very nice, clean, all facilities(quality items)very nice hotel, large lounge and nice views from rooms. Breakfast to die for, selection will not be bettered. Looking forward to our return visit.

Reviewer: Mr P Watson | Fri 28th Jun 2013


Mrs - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is everything a Hotel should be It is spotlessly clean and the rooms are welcoming and with individual decor . David and Ann obviously love their work as nothing is too much trouble for them and their breakfast with home made jam and chutneys set me up for the hard days of golf ahead The swimming pool and gardens are well kept and thus gem is well worth a visit to refuel your tank and meander around Old Shanklin Thank you for a very enjoyable visit

Reviewer: Mrs Gill Snelson | Fri 28th Jun 2013


Enjoyable stay - Rating 5/5

For our first visit to the Isle of Wight we could not have chosen anywhere better to stay than The Havelock. Very comfortable, clean and welcoming. With an amazing breakfast. Thank you

Reviewer: Mrs S Ling | Thu 27th Jun 2013


5 star - Rating 5/5

What a wonderful place to stay,Very clean and comfortable rooms throughout. Ann and Dave could not have been more kind and attentive. A very relaxing place to stay and the breakfast's were out of this world with continental or full english (vegitarian also) We had one every day and needed nothing more until we went out in the eveving. Shanklin is a fantastic base for your stay and offers many good resterants for your evening meal. Pendletons in the old villiage was well above exellent. A few drinks back at Havelock after dinner really made our stay 5 star. Trevor Brame Suffolk.

Reviewer: Mr T Brame | Thu 27th Jun 2013


Very good olace - Rating 5/5

Have stayed quite a few times. Very friendly and does not fail to please. Will continue to book breaks.

Reviewer: Mr. Roger Cross | Wed 26th Jun 2013


June 2013 - Rating 5/5

Thank you for providing such excellent facilities. Nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. We had what I would suppose is one of the smaller rooms, but the booking was, perhaps, a little late and the choice was gone. Very pleasant staff though. I would certainly recommend. The only problem could be the "tight" parking arrangement.

Reviewer: Mr. John Wood | Mon 24th Jun 2013


Lovely stay - Rating 5/5

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at The Havelock. The breakfast was great, the staff friendly and the owners were great and went out of their way to help over the ferry booking. The hotel is also very well placed for town and beach.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs JH Willis | Mon 24th Jun 2013


lovely - Rating 5/5

very welcoming and helpful staff, lovely clean room and shower. Excellent breakfast. Parking could be a problem. small parking bays.

Reviewer: Mrs. Elizabeth Maxted | Sun 23rd Jun 2013


happy couple - Rating 5/5

All you could wish for in a lovely hotel

Reviewer: Mr. David Assirati | Sat 22nd Jun 2013


Great - Rating 4/5

Wonderful establishment in quiet part of Shanklin fantastic breakfasts.

Reviewer: Ms. Roberta Lucas | Tue 18th Jun 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

we couldn't fault The Havelock, it was all comfortable and nice, all staff were friendly and helpful. The room was cleaned properly every day. just wish the weather had been better!

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs A Douglas | Sun 16th Jun 2013


Early Summer Break - Rating 4/5

Our second stay at the Havelock and as last time we were made to feel most welcome by hosts Dave and Anne. The enhancements they have made to the bedrooms and dining room over the winter have made what was already a good hotel even better. Breakfasts are excellent in both quantity and quality and they well deserve the award they have achieved for them this year. Although the weather wasn't the best during our stay the pool was well heated and had I been a little braver Im sure I would have enjoyed a dip. Perfectly located for the beach and old village which are just 5 minutes walk away. Bus and train stations about 10 minutes walk away with good transport links to all the island attractions. If you like good service by friendly well turned out staff who go out of their way to help you then give the Havelock a try, Im sure you wont be disappointed, we certainly weren't. Thank you.

Reviewer: Mr Ian Collins | Sat 15th Jun 2013


a flying visit - Rating 5/5

we only stayed one night on a b&b basis but wish we could have stayed longer.we have stayed in some 4* hotels around the world but the Havelock is up there with the best.the bedroom was immaculate and spotless with our own balcony and sea view.the service at breakfast was very friendly and efficient.this hotel made our holiday.thanks david

Reviewer: Mr David Sisson | Tue 11th Jun 2013


Summer break - Rating 5/5

Great welcome and an immaculately clean room. The breakfast was excellent as were the waiting staff. Lovely to sit by the pool in the afternoon sun.

Reviewer: Mr. Malcolm Simmons | Mon 10th Jun 2013


Our Lovely Stay - Rating 5/5

The Havelock Hotel is very clean, light and modern. It is in a perfect position for a stroll to the beach or to the town. Breakfast is superb with a wide choice, and at a sensible 'human' time. Dave and Anne are very welcoming and the staff polite, warm and friendly.

Reviewer: Mr Keith James | Mon 10th Jun 2013


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

We were a group of 13 cyclists staying at The Havelock for a weekend. The owners could not have been more helpful. The rooms were very clean and all had baths. Breakfast was excellent. I would have no hesitation at recommending this hotel as very good value for money and it has an excellently maintained swimming pool.

Reviewer: Ms Annie Beatson | Mon 10th Jun 2013


A good holiday break - Rating 5/5

Easy to see why the Havelock consistently scores very high marks for the location is good, the hotel is scrupulously clean, the bedroom a good size and the breakfast excellent.

Reviewer: Henry Cookson | Mon 10th Jun 2013


Excellent Break - Rating 5/5

We stayed for 3 nights at The Havelock, and have enjoyed it so much we have already booked for a further 3 days in September. The hotel is spotlessly clean in every room. The breakfast offers a large choice and is of exceptional quality and quantity. The waitresses and waiters at breakfast are friendly and welcoming. Probably best of all is the welcome we got from Ann and David Bunney. We are looking forward to our return visit.

Reviewer: Mrs M Turrell | Sat 8th Jun 2013


Havelock in June - Rating 5/5

Our stay of four days in June (one double and one single room) was very pleasant. Our booking request (including ferry) was very well attended to, and our arrival smooth. Parking was tight, but easy to achieve. The rooms were excellent, clean, and well supplied. The breakfast room and the lounge/bar were in very good order, and the breakfast itself was varied and excellent. The bar was reasonably well stocked and comfortable, and there were plenty of evening restaurants within walking distance. We would recommend anyone wishing to visit the area for B&B, to make the Havelock their first booking choice.

Reviewer: Mr A Percy | Thu 6th Jun 2013


Overnight Stay - Rating 4/5

We had a lovely overnight stay, wish it could have been longer. Pleasant very clean room, good choice at breakfast and nice friendly/helpful staff. Check in/out easy, although we didn't use it the bar area looked welcoming as did the pool. We hope to return.

Reviewer: Mrs Tasker | Wed 5th Jun 2013


My Review - Rating 5/5

(Just completed .COM survey.) Exellent B/B Hotel. Super Breakfast, CLEAN, tidy, friendly, meets all claims. Shame I broke my Ankle on the last day, but thanks for your help. ENJOYED. Thanks Peter.

Reviewer: Peter Jump | Wed 5th Jun 2013


Personal Touch is Everything - Rating 5/5

We were very pleasantly surprised by the Havelock. It is in an excellent, yet quiet, location close both to the sea and to a range of charming shops and restaurants in the Shanklin old town. We were particularly impressed with the warmth of the welcome we received from one of the hotel owners, and we concluded that, should we ever venture into the hotel business, this would be a hard act to follow. Overall, the Havelock tries very hard to please, and succeeds in doing so!

Reviewer: Mr Gordon Driscoll | Wed 5th Jun 2013


Excellent service - Rating 5/5

All staff were very helpful and friendly at all times.

Reviewer: Mr. Andreas Schatzlein | Tue 4th Jun 2013


the havelock hotel - Rating 5/5

Clean room with very good food, staff are friendly excellent location with seafront and town only 10 minute walk.

Reviewer: Mrs S Bonner | Tue 4th Jun 2013


Fabulous hotel - Rating 5/5

This was our second visit to The Havelock with our 2 young sons. Still a wonderfull place to stay! Perfect location. The staff are very friendly & helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Spotlessly clean. The boys loved the heated pool (even in the rain) & the breakfast selection is just fantastic. We were all very sad to have to go home, although will definately be coming again!

Reviewer: Mrs Adele Milne | Sun 2nd Jun 2013


Brilliant - Rating 5/5

This is my second stay at the Havelock and it was again a wonderful week. The breakfasts are absolutely amazing and Dave and Ann are super hosts. The location is perfect, very quiet and restful with sea views and yet attractions and bus transportation to all parts of the Island are easily accessible within a short walk. I'm looking forward to my next visit already!

Reviewer: Ms Barbara Starmans | Sun 2nd Jun 2013


A good place to stay - Rating 5/5

Excellent accommodation, staff and location. We will certainly stay here again when visiting the Isle of Wight.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs J Brown | Sun 2nd Jun 2013


A very fine B&B hotel - Rating 5/5

My wife and I are fairly regular visitors to the I.O.W and we choose to stay at The Havelock because it provides an excellent B&B experience, from the friendly welcome, to the spotlessly clean room, comfortable bed, and so on through to an incomparable breakfast to start off the day.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Woodward | Sun 2nd Jun 2013


Great place to stay - Rating 5/5

Very lovely place. Rooms were clean, staff friendly and helpful. Made to feel welcome and would state that if you stayed here you wouldn't be sorry.

Reviewer: Mr John Boreham | Fri 31st May 2013


Another faultless stay - Rating 5/5

Just returned from another 3 night stay. Great hotel, location and hosts. Fabulous breakfast. Room 11 is a lovely family room for kids with direct access to the pool which we used every day as its heated!

Reviewer: Dr. Donna Glyde | Wed 29th May 2013


May 2013 - Rating 5/5

This year has been our seventh stay at the Havelock. The hotel is always spotless and the food wonderful. Dave and Ann are always very welcoming and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else on the island.

Reviewer: Mrs Janet Watson | Tue 28th May 2013


exceptionally good - Rating 5/5

This is a beautiful hotel in a perfect location. The decor and cleanliness are of a high standard. Rooms are comfortable and the sea views are amazing. Breakfast each morning was the highlight of the stay with a varied choice of hot and cold buffet all cooked and prepared freshly on the day. The owners and staff are very friendly and welcoming. All in all the best hotel we have stayed in on the isle of wight.

Reviewer: Mr. Adam King | Tue 28th May 2013


Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

We had a wonderful stay at the Havelock, the location was excellent a short walk either in to the old town or down to the sea front, the staff were really helpful and the food was really good,the rooms were very clean and modern,we would fully recommend a stay at The Havelock, Lovely family run hotel which we will visit again.

Reviewer: Mrs Sarah Scarr | Tue 28th May 2013


Perfect for us - Rating 5/5

Clean, comfortable and friendly; modern bedroom; attractive lounge/bar; convenient car parking; top rate breakfast; short walk to large and varied selection of restaurants.

Reviewer: Mr. Robert Ellis | Mon 27th May 2013


Great time - Rating 5/5

We could not have been made more welcome. Our room was clean, comfortable and stylish. Our en suite had a full length bath/shower and masses of hot water. Breakfast was great with the exception of the industrial toaster.The hotel is in an ideal position for access to the beach and Shanklin village. Ann and Dave are great hosts: friendly, warm and helpful. Even going so far as to post our forgotten clothes back to us! We will not hesitate to recommend and return.

Reviewer: Mr. Chris Hughes | Thu 23rd May 2013


A quality small hotel - Rating 4/5

Spotlessly clean very comfortable accommodation with excellent breakfasts and friendly staff and owners. Parking can be a little tricky if hotel full but it can be managed. We enjoyed our short stay and would recommend this place.

Reviewer: Mrs Audrey Desbrow | Tue 21st May 2013


Mini break - Rating 5/5

We have just returned from a wonderful mini break at this fantastic hotel. When we arrived we were greated by Dave who was lovely and made us very welcome. We had room 18 upstairs and what a beautiful room it was. We had a view of the pool which we sat around on a couple of occasions.so relaxing!! Other guest were just as friendly. Most comfortable bed ever!! Lovely decor too. Breakfast was wonderful as we're the waitresses/waiter. Nothing was too much trouble. I really didn't want to leave and I will certainly be recommending to everyone I know!! Can't wait to come back.

Reviewer: Mr. Richard Pallister | Tue 21st May 2013


lovely holiday - Rating 5/5

had a lovely stay,very clean,delicious breakfasts,nice room with comfortable bed. Proprietors very friendly and helpful,wish we could have stayed longer.Location excellent,close to town and beach.

Reviewer: Jill Smith | Tue 21st May 2013


Lovely Hotel - Rating 5/5

Lovely comfortable two night stay. Immaculate. Could not be faulted in any respect.

Reviewer: Ms Kerry Townsend | Mon 20th May 2013


Weekend break - Rating 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Excellent breakfast and service. Good location. Comfortable bed.

Reviewer: Mr. Richard Pryor | Sun 19th May 2013


Jackie Brown - Rating 5/5

Everything was beautiful, the room and food and the hospitality shown to us throughout our stay - definitely a winner!

Reviewer: Mrs J Brown | Wed 15th May 2013


Perfect bed and breakfast hotwl - Rating 5/5

Lovely hotel/bed and breakfast. Welcoming and warm, Very comfortable room and access to a very cosy lounge...much appreciated on cold windy and wet days! We thoroughly recommend it. Also big choice at breakfast.

Reviewer: Mr John Holmes | Wed 15th May 2013


weekend stay - Rating 5/5

Great location and great hotel. Rooms are very clean and decor pleasing. Varied choice on the breakfast menu and the food was brilliant. Staff very friendly.

Reviewer: Mrs Carol Phillis | Tue 14th May 2013


Ideal family hotel - Rating 4/5

Found the hotel to be spotlessly clean and well maintained. Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the breakfast as well.

Reviewer: Mr. Vasantha Krishna Madhurabharathula | Tue 14th May 2013


Lovely hotel! - Rating 5/5

The Havelock looked good on the website, but the real thing was even better. It's in a great location with good views over the sea and a 3 minute walk from Shanklin Old Town. The manager is very friendly, the hotel is really clean, and the bar was reasonably priced with comfy sofas and cosy to sit in during the evenings. Highly recommended, we can't wait to go back!

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Bowyer | Tue 14th May 2013


excellent - Rating 5/5

This is our fifth stay at the havelock and yet again our stay was five star, Ann & Dave are excellent host the hotel brilliant as all ways and the breakfast top notch we will be ba4ck and would recommend a stay at the havelock to all our friends.

Reviewer: Mr Kevin Swanton | Mon 13th May 2013


Very enjoyable break at the Havelock - Rating 5/5

Thanks Ann & Dave for the great time we had on our short break. The Havelock offered everything we needed, a warm welcome, comfortable room & lovely breakfast. The hotel is in a great spot close to the beach & town & we hade a really enjoyable time. We will recommend your hotel to our friends, thanks so much!

Reviewer: Mrs Caroline Armstrong | Thu 9th May 2013


May Bank Holiday - Rating 5/5

We have stayed here for the past 6 years, when we go over for the cycling weekend. Lovely comfortable large bed, great breakfast selections, friendly staff nothing is too much trouble. Look forward to the next time.

Reviewer: Mr Colin James | Wed 8th May 2013


excellent - Rating 5/5

Had a lovely long weekend on the Isle of Wight this was my first visit to the Island and Gavin's since he was a child. The accommodation at the Havelock was perfect. All the staff were very friendly and the rooms immaculate. Location to the sea front and Old Village of Shanklin was ideal. The perfect destination. Thank you.

Reviewer: Karen Webb | Tue 7th May 2013


Vegan-friendly & great service! - Rating 5/5

Staff were extremely helpful. Emailed before to ask about vegan breakfast and vegan-friendly restaurants in the area and was given a whole heap of helpful information and the breakfast was tailored to suit my needs. Rooms were very well presented, very clean. The place has a lovely bar area and is a short walk from everything you need in Shanklin. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Reviewer: Ms. Elise Croft | Tue 7th May 2013


Excellent - Rating 5/5

Yet again we had a great holiday staying at the Havelock. Wonderful breakfast and spotless accomodation we shall be visiting again soon.

Reviewer: Mrs. Susan Broadbent | Sat 4th May 2013


Lovely as usual - Rating 5/5

This was my second visit to The Havelock with my 81 year old mother and 6 year old daughter. It was also the second time that the weather wasn't in our favour! We were made very welcome as usual, it was a birthday celebration for my mother. I have never seen such a clean hotel, it is really spotless and everything looks as new! We will be back!

Reviewer: Mrs Michelle Smith | Wed 1st May 2013


Havelock - Rating 5/5

Very pleasant stay. Excellent service, good food and good clean accomodation. Made to feel very welcome.

Reviewer: Mr Terry Adams | Wed 1st May 2013


excellent - Rating 5/5

Went to IOW to visit elderly relative. Stayed at the Havelock Hotel for 3 days. Very, very clean everywhere in the hotel, Proprietors and staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast excellent. Would most definitely go back and would recomment this hotel to anyone. One small thing. Car park could be bigger.

Reviewer: Mrs Janet Corps | Tue 30th Apr 2013


Home from Home - Rating 5/5

A truly unforgetable few days. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything was handled as one would expect of a 4 star establishment. Breakfasts were something extra. The simple touch of hot home-made bread and home-made jams every morning was the icing on the cake. It brought memories flooding back of my mother and my childhood. Seriously looking forward to returning in September with my wife. Thank you Dave, Ann and the breakfast girls.

Reviewer: Mr. Ron Perkins | Mon 29th Apr 2013


A lovely place to stay - Rating 5/5

As a frequent visitor to the island for over 40 years I have stayed in many many places. The Havelock is perfectly placed for old village, cliff walks and beach and had one of the most comfortable beds ever. The breakfast service was very good and the bedrooms and communal rooms spotlessly clean. We were given a balcony room was lovely. Proprieters very welcoming and helpful while keeping a low profile but are there at the ring of a bell if needed. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewer: Mrs. Susan Bland | Sat 27th Apr 2013


Thankyou - Rating 5/5

I've coming to the IOW for about 13 years on business and have stayed in various B&B's but then I found the Havelock, Shanklin. Which in my opinion is the best one. Anne & David the proprietors really look after me so I would most definitely give them a 5 STAR rating.

Reviewer: Mr David Scrimshaw | Sat 27th Apr 2013


excellent - Rating 5/5

Excellent location. Lovely breakfast. Nice room with comfy bed and good quality linenl

Reviewer: Ms Helen Williams | Tue 23rd Apr 2013


Enjoyable stay. - Rating 5/5

I have just spent another great 3 days for the third year running. Fine accommodation and wonderful friendly staff hase got the feel of a large hotel.

Reviewer: Mr. John Speakman | Mon 22nd Apr 2013


wonderful hotel - Rating 5/5

We spent 2 nights at The Havelock last weekend.Our double room with sea views was very comfortable and beautifully furnished. The breakfast was delightful with bowls of fresh fruit, hot croissant, freshly baked bread, home made jams, cereals and an excellent choice for cooked breakfast.Lovely location for walks. Would highly recommend.

Reviewer: Mrs Besford | Sat 20th Apr 2013


What a Gem! - Rating 5/5

Lovely hotel & ideally situated, nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Spotless rooms & lovely lounge to relax in. Excellent breakfast and light lunches. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewer: Mr G Soundy | Tue 16th Apr 2013


Great Hotel - Rating 5/5

Second time at this hotel and if anything it was even better. Great rooms, great breakfast, helpful staff and Ann & Dave make you feel really welcome.

Reviewer: Mr R Cassidy | Tue 16th Apr 2013


Thankyou - Rating 5/5

The second year we have stayed at the Havelock. The facilities and the very pleasant hosts makes this the perfect place as a base to holiday and explore the island. Faultless!!!

Reviewer: Mr T Franklin | Tue 16th Apr 2013


Home away from home - Rating 5/5

We stayed for a few days and felt everything was just perfect. Friendly and personal without being intrusive. Excellent breakfast and tasteful decor. Dave and Ann were delightful and Dave's breakfast is complimented by Ann's Jam selection. The hotel staff are very attentive and polite. It's the first time I've been asked whether I was ready for my breakfast at a hotel rather than have it dumped in front of me. Despite the weather this was a lovely place to use as a base to explore the islands delights. The other reviews for this hotel are not wrong and we are happy to join them in endorsing and complimenting Dave and Ann and their staff on running a fine establishment! ;-)

Reviewer: Mr. Crispin Dexter | Mon 15th Apr 2013


As Good As It Gets - Rating 5/5

First class in all respects. Beautiful location, spotlessly clean and one of the best breakfasts I've ever had the pleasure of indulging in. Add to that, wonderful hosts. Pretty much faultless.

Reviewer: Mr Richard Field | Mon 15th Apr 2013


Work & Play - Rating 5/5

When I told my husband I had some work on in the Isle of Wight, he decided to join me and extend our stay on the island. We were extremely well looked after by Ann, Dave and the team. Our balcony room was sumptuous!! lots of little details which made it a very relaxing stay. Would definitely recommend to other and will stay there again.

Reviewer: Mrs L Gale | Fri 12th Apr 2013


Lovely Stay! - Rating 5/5

We were welcommed to the Havelock with a complimentary cup of tea and this set the tone for the few days that we stayed! Perfectly positioned close to the old village at Shanklin but also within easy reach of the beach. The weather wasn't the best but there was still lots to do. The room was spotlessly clean and the breakfast delicious. Wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you.

Reviewer: Miss. Kathryn Sealey | Tue 9th Apr 2013


Stay - Rating 5/5

Thank you for a lovely comfortable stay. The rooms are well equipped to a high standard. The breakfasts are lovely and a big selection.Very hospitibable hosts. Will be recommending "The Havelock". e

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs D Dowding | Mon 8th Apr 2013


Excellent breakfast with a large choice. The home made bread was ereally nice. - Rating 5/5

The was the first time we had been to the Isle of Wight since we spent our honeymoon in Shanklin in 1980. We are now kicking ourselves for leaving it so long.We really enjoyed our 3 night stay.We really liked Shanklin where there are some good pubs and restaurants. We had two good meals in 'Pembertons.' 'The Haverlock Hotel' is spotlessly clean and has good facilities. Dave and Ann are great hosts. We will be returning later this year.

Reviewer: Mr Robert Strong | Sun 7th Apr 2013


April 2013 - Rating 4/5

A very pleasant B and B, well located close to the sea and other facilities. Breakfast very good Bathroom rather small, better shower attachment needed

Reviewer: Mr P Robinson | Sun 7th Apr 2013


Great hotel and location - Rating 5/5

This is an excellent hotel. Good rooms, very good breakfast in a very pleasant breakfast room. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the picturesque old village with its pubs and restaurants. Also a few minutes walk to the seafront, down the steep hill path. Stayed here a few times and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Reviewer: Mr Ian Bartlett | Thu 4th Apr 2013


Perfect Stay Once More - Rating 5/5

Once again we have had the most wonderful welcoming and relaxing stay at The Havelock. Ann and David's hospitality and attention to detail never fails to impress us. Clean and up together accommodation, delicious breakfasts and first class service. A must stay all round.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs W Dunkason | Thu 4th Apr 2013


Welcoming Hotel - Rating 5/5

First rate in every way, would recommend and stay again

Reviewer: Mr Graham Harrison | Wed 3rd Apr 2013


Excellent! - Rating 5/5

This is our third stay at The Havelock. Always very polite and professional service from the staff. Excellent welcome & service from the owners. Breakfast is of a very high quality (& plenty of it!) Dining room had been refurbished since our last visit... Love it! We had a balcony room this time and we were not disappointed. Would recommend The Havelock everytime. Many thanks for a great stay.

Reviewer: Ms. Jacqui Giddens | Tue 2nd Apr 2013


Lovely stay. - Rating 5/5

Excellent rooms, excellent breakfast, excellent views, excellent hosts !!

Reviewer: Mrs Sneha Nair | Tue 2nd Apr 2013


warm and friendly hotel - Rating 5/5

warm friendly welcome on arrival,room lovely decorated clean and fresh linen, breakfast excellent lots of choices, bar and lounge area very nice would return again.

Reviewer: Mr. David Roke | Mon 1st Apr 2013


great stay - Rating 5/5

Great welcome, great room, great breakfast, great view(Rm14),great holiday

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Westrep | Sun 31st Mar 2013


fantastic - Rating 5/5

This is a fantastic BnB, as we turned up we were greeted with smiles and politeness. We spoke with David about where to go around Shanklin and where best to eat. Then as we entered the room i was pleasantly surprised with how nice it looked and was presented. There were towels folded nicely on the bed with face soaps. The room had everything we needed and more, i would defiantly stay there again. The breakfast was lovely everytime, the choice was wide and were all at the best standard you could ask for. The buffet was full of all the things you would want. All the staff were smiley and greeting each day.

Reviewer: Mr Lewis Morgan | Thu 28th Mar 2013


Short visit - Rating 5/5

Despite the awful weather, we enjoyed our stay on the IOW but were surprised by the number of shops/attractions etc closed. The Havelock was a great place to stay not only for the lovely house and breakfasts but also proximity of old Shanklin and the good restaurants. If visiting IOW again we would certainly return to the Havelock.

Reviewer: Mrs. Hilary Moss | Mon 25th Mar 2013


Excellent - Rating 5/5

It is always a pleasure to stay at The Havelock. Always a friendly welcome, very clean, very comfortable B&B with the best breakfast on the Island. They really are excellent.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs I Rice | Thu 21st Mar 2013


Outstanding - Rating 5/5

I had the pleasure of staying at The Havelock, with three colleagues, two nights ago. Put simply everything was outstanding. The hotel is very welcoming, internally everything is very modern, comfortable, clean and new looking. The rooms are lovely with everything that you would need whether on business or on holiday. Breakfast is lovely. The staff are extremely friendly. Thank you for a lovely stay - wish it could have been for longer.

Reviewer: Ms Katie Barry | Thu 21st Mar 2013


Accommodation - Rating 5/5

The couple staying at your hotel said it was very nice and they enjoyed their 1 night stay and thought of coming back in the summer.

Reviewer: Mrs. Charmaine Rutherford | Tue 19th Mar 2013


havelock - Rating 5/5

Very clean and comfortable room, breakfast very good, excellent hosts. Superb position for town and beach.

Reviewer: Mrs S Bonner | Mon 18th Mar 2013


Our 4th stay at the Havelock. - Rating 5/5

We continue to enjoy our visits to the Havelock. Ann and David are always very helpful, and the staff courteous and cheerful. The rooms are superb and we look forward to our next visit.

Reviewer: Mr. Brian Grundy | Mon 4th Mar 2013


FFF - Rating 5/5

First Class, Friendly, Fantastic Breakfasts

Reviewer: Mr Tomlinson | Sat 23rd Feb 2013


feedback - Rating 5/5

me and my lovely other half had a fantastic time while staying in this luxury hotel, you couldn't ask for better or much nicer people. we will defiantly be coming back next year, top service and always with a smile!

Reviewer: Mr. James Phillips | Thu 8th Nov 2012


Once again a lovely stay - Rating 5/5

Just returned from another 2 night break at the lovely Havelock hotel. Wasn't sure it would be as great in the winter but we had such a great time. Lovely family room, great home cooked breakfast and the normal hospitality we have come to expect from this exceptional hotel.

Reviewer: Dr. Donna Glyde | Tue 6th Nov 2012


Great October stay - Rating 5/5

Great hotel. Friendly staff with great breakfasts and very comfy beds. Good central location. A really good stay.

Reviewer: Mr. Colin Raraty | Tue 6th Nov 2012


Welcoming & comfortable - Rating 5/5

The owners provided a warm welcome. The accommodation was very comfortable. The location of the Havelock is excellent. The food was wonderful. We plan to return

Reviewer: Mr. Paul Tallack | Mon 5th Nov 2012


What more could you want?! - Rating 5/5

So pleasantly surprised by the Havelock. Really friendly owners/ staff, lovely clean rooms, and an excellent breakfast. It has completely changed my opinion of B&Bs! Our room had a beautiful sea view, despite paying for just a standard double (which was good value anyway), and the location was spot on. Can't wait to go back in summer and make use of the pool! Thanks for an excellent stay. James and Sarah

Reviewer: Mr J Blackwell | Mon 5th Nov 2012


A five star treatment! - Rating 5/5

Our stay at The Havelock was both a pleasure and excellent value for money. The rooms were well decorated and extremely clean. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Location idea and the breakfast was perfect and plentiful. Will definitely be back.

Reviewer: Mr A Pullen | Sun 4th Nov 2012


Half Term Stay. - Rating 5/5

'The Havelock' is one of those things we sometimes find in life: something that 'fits the bill', so why waste time in looking around for something else of the same sort? Welcoming; always spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable; beds that do not disappoint and guarantee a good nights rest; breakfasts that are mini feasts, plus a day-time light food selection if required. Add to that the close proximity of the town and it's varied food outlets, it is the perfect place for a short - or longer - stay on the island. (Oh - and don't forget to ask Dave or Ann to book your ferry for you to get the trade rate).

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Woodward | Sun 4th Nov 2012


very pleasent - Rating 5/5

my self and my husband took a few day at the Havelock Hotel, it was a lovely hotel with a very pleasant en-suite double room with sea views. The manger was very welcoming and the information he gave us of places to visit was very helpful. The breakfast was very good with a selection of cereal, fresh fruit, full English and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. one of the best i have every had.

Reviewer: Philip Simmons | Sun 4th Nov 2012


MR & MRS - Rating 5/5

Very warm, friendly atmosphere, very comfortable room and helpful in providing maps, walks etc. We were made to feel very welcome. Breakfast was the best I have had in any hotel and could even supply as good in a vegetarian option. Comfortable lounge area with a range of excellent condition games to play including cribbage and chess. Will definitely recommend.Excellent value for money.

Reviewer: Mrs Gillian Hudson | Fri 2nd Nov 2012


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Thanks for a lovely couple of days. We were made to feel really welcome by all of the staff and the rooms were very comfortable. As for the breakfast... just what is needed before a day's cycling.

Reviewer: Mr James Kelly | Wed 31st Oct 2012


Superb.... - Rating 5/5

Beautiful Hotel & location.Modern & clean room.Delicious & filling breakfast.Friendly & polite staff & very welcoming & good humoured owners who couldn't do enough for you for a pleasant stay.If visiting the Island again we'll be checking in to the Havelock.

Reviewer: Ms Jo Colyer | Wed 31st Oct 2012


Silver Wedding Break - Rating 5/5

A lovely hotel! Owners are very warm and welcoming. They ensured we had everything we needed. The room was excellent as well as the food and service. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend the Havelock!

Reviewer: Mrs. Irene Sugden | Thu 25th Oct 2012


The Havelock - Rating 4/5

A very comfortable stay. Excellent breakfast.

Reviewer: Marguerite Durham | Thu 25th Oct 2012


excellent - Rating 5/5

First class hotel, wonderful hosts,very welcomeing.wil soon be making our third booking to stay in this hotel next summer.The Island is such a tranquil place with such a slower pace of life, well kept and so clean.

Reviewer: Mrs. Caroline Rowland | Tue 23rd Oct 2012


Havelock Hotel - Rating 5/5

Excellent hotel, friendly atmosphere, superb breakfast.

Reviewer: Mrs S Bonner | Mon 22nd Oct 2012


Weekend Break - Rating 5/5

Eight of us from Northampton have just returned from our annual October weekend visit to The Havelock and once again have enjoyed the superb hospitality of Dave and Ann. Brilliant in every way - even the sun shone! Can't wait to return in 2013. The Ingman Party.

Reviewer: Mrs B Ingman | Thu 18th Oct 2012


Jeff & Carole - Rating 5/5

superb hotel.nice friendly staff.spotlessly clean.

Reviewer: Mr J Young | Tue 16th Oct 2012


havelock - Rating 5/5

Very welcoming Very homely exceptional clean superb breakfast lovely staff would highly recommend

Reviewer: Mr. John Spriggs | Tue 16th Oct 2012


Excellent again - Rating 5/5

Always an outstanding stay. Warm family welcome, great value for money including clean and up together rooms & a super breakfast. Thank you as always.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs W Dunkason | Tue 16th Oct 2012


3 nights B & B - Rating 3/5

We had a very pleasant 3 night stay and found this Hotel adequate for our needs.

Reviewer: Mrs Joan Pitman | Sat 13th Oct 2012


Havelock Hotel - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is an amazing place with friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean and spacious. The location is perfect as everything you need is in walking distance and not far from the station and bus service should you need them. I would recommend this hotel and i would stay there again.

Reviewer: Kimberley Parsons | Fri 12th Oct 2012


Great weekend - Rating 5/5

The two of us stayed here earlier in the year, were so impressed we booked a weekend for 11 of us for a family birthday. Every one has said what a great place to stay and what lovely staff, especially in the breakfast room. Everyone would stay here again. (if only to complete one of the puzzles in the lounge!) Thanks for a great weekend.

Reviewer: Mr Stephen Terry | Thu 11th Oct 2012


Best spot in Shanklin? - Rating 5/5

Nifty hotel! Right next to the Chine, the Fisherman's Cottage pub, the Old Village and the beach. Wonderful sea view if you get a room with a balcony. Do walk down the Chine, and do visit the Fisherman's Cottage, possibly the best pub in England, with great food. Shanklin's Old Village is close; it's nice, but not extensive. If you walk to the Havelock from the train station, take Regent Street and Alexandra Road. Saves time and hills. Great hotel!

Reviewer: Mr. Tom Neely | Thu 11th Oct 2012


Very enjoyable - Rating 5/5

A very relaxing few days in charming Shanklin. The Havelock is superbly positioned midway between the beach and the old village. very comfortable room with a gorgeous sea view. Excellent cooked breakfast, piping hot and freshly presented.

Reviewer: David Cadd | Wed 10th Oct 2012


Super little hotel - Rating 5/5

We have stayed here many times, and are never disappointed. The hotel is spotlessly clean, and there is always a warm welcome, even when we are only staying one night. Breakfast is excellent, and efficiently served. Would highly recommend in all respects.

Reviewer: Mr I Waddell | Wed 10th Oct 2012


GREAT PLACE - Rating 5/5

Second time I have stayed at his great place will stay again soon. Dave and his lovely wife are both great friendly and welcoming as are all the staff. Breakfast is great so much to chose from. A short walk into town and to the beach. Loved every minute of our stay. Can not wait to go back. X

Reviewer: Mrs. Ruth Payne | Tue 9th Oct 2012


Short break at the Havelock - Rating 5/5

Warm welcome, excellent spotless room, great breakfast served by friendly efficient staff. Nice to chat to Dave and other guests in the lounge in the evening

Reviewer: Neville Panting | Mon 8th Oct 2012


One Night Stay - Rating 5/5

A warm welcome, super room with enormous comfy bed and sea view plus a lovely breakfast!! Would definitely stay again.

Reviewer: Mrs. Jane Hargreaves | Sat 6th Oct 2012


Great - Rating 5/5

Fantastic place. We were made to feel very welcome by both Dave and Ann, and also all the staff we came into contact with. The room was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was great. We would definetly recommend the Havelock to friends visiting the Isle of Wight.

Reviewer: Mrs. Jayne Braddock | Wed 3rd Oct 2012


hard to beat - Rating 5/5

great stay great hotel great staff very hard to beat

Reviewer: Paul Ditton | Tue 2nd Oct 2012


3 night b & b - Rating 5/5

Lovely place,warm welcome.great for old shanklin town (2 minutes walk).also 2 minutes to beach.nice choice at breakfast.very clean room.would stay again without hesitation.

Reviewer: Mr Tim Driscoll | Tue 2nd Oct 2012


Holiday - Rating 5/5

Excellent accomodation, homely and friendly, Staff top rate Food great

Reviewer: Mr L Cooper | Mon 1st Oct 2012


Another enjoyable week - Rating 5/5

Our ninth visit, Ann & Dave keep improving the hotel. This year the smoked salmon & scrambled eggs was a welcome surprise.

Reviewer: Mr Alan Chapman | Sun 30th Sep 2012


excellent - Rating 5/5

As always an excellent stay. Clean rooms excellent breakfast and hospitality we sahall certainly come again.

Reviewer: Mrs. Susan Broadbent | Sun 30th Sep 2012


Guest review - Rating 4/5

A very friendly and welcoming hotel.We found the facilities to be of an excellent standard. We look forward to returning in the near future.

Reviewer: Mr Alan Burnell | Sun 30th Sep 2012


September 2012 - Rating 5/5

Had a lovely stay at The Havelock. We had a stunning sea view, comfortable room, fluffy towels that were changed every day and a feast of a breakfast. Thank you Dave and Ann - you couldn't change the dreadful weather but our stay on the IOW was great!

Reviewer: Keri Sweet | Sat 29th Sep 2012


A wonderful stay. - Rating 5/5

A warm and friendly welcome awaits everyone who stays at The Havelock. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well furnished. The choice at breakfast is plentiful and well presented and the the staff are efficient and polite. A very enjoyable stay all round and we're sure to go back again soon.

Reviewer: Mrs. Barbara Thomson | Tue 25th Sep 2012


Wonderful Hotel - Rating 5/5

Room was good with kingsize bed, nice touches like towel arrangements, soap and gel dispensers and drinks tray. Breakfast was very satisfying with good selection of cereals and juices, tasty homemade jams and excellent hot food options. Comfortable lounge in which to relax. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the old village where there is a good choice of restaurants and tea rooms.

Reviewer: Mr L Smith | Tue 25th Sep 2012


Wonderful Place to Stay - Rating 5/5

This hotel is close to the village and the beach. It offers clean, comfortable rooms and a friendlly atmosphere. The owners make every effort to make your stay welcoming.

Reviewer: Mrs. Jacqueline O\'farrell | Tue 25th Sep 2012


Captain - Rating 4/5

A well organised hotel, the breakfast room staff were excellent,they had obviously been well trained. The rooms were rather small, but well appointed with adequate amenities. The owners were friendly and keen to oblige. The one thing I would advise to anyone wishing to visit the IOW is to book their ferry crossing through the hotel, it cost me £108 return for the crossing, booked through an agency. Other than that, a very pleasant visit.

Reviewer: Philip Taylor | Mon 24th Sep 2012


3 day break - Rating 5/5

warm welcome,helpful and pleasant staff,nice clean room,good food, well situated and a attractive building.value for money,Would recommend to family and friends

Reviewer: Peter Rose | Mon 24th Sep 2012


Holiday - Rating 5/5

This was our 4th year would not stay anywhere else good location excellent breakfast friendly staff and very clean will be returning next year

Reviewer: Mrs. Susan Thompson | Mon 24th Sep 2012


vsit by the 'K's - Rating 5/5

The 'Havelock' met all our needs. Friendly reception , lovely clean room with large bed and sea view. TV with subtitles for those with 'impaired hearing . The Wi-fi works! The breakfast - superb Good eating spots only 10mins walk

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs A Kaye | Sun 23rd Sep 2012


Havelock - Rating 5/5

Very friendly and welcoming.Accommodation very comfortable and clean. Breakfasts excellent. Would recommend to friends.

Reviewer: Mr. Graham Page | Sun 23rd Sep 2012


M12380000943B. - Rating 5/5

Excellent on all counts from booking in to departure. 5 stars all around. Will be staying again.

Reviewer: Mr A Heal | Sat 22nd Sep 2012


four day break shanklin - Rating 4/5

stayed at the havelock first time we stayed there but would go back very good hotel

Reviewer: Sue Bingham | Thu 20th Sep 2012


Highly recommended - Rating 5/5

A warm welcome. Comfortable bed. One of the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen in a hotel. Excellent breakfast with super friendly service. Overall a very pleasant stay. We would definitely book again.

Reviewer: Mr R Walker | Thu 20th Sep 2012


Excellent hotel - Rating 4/5

Had an excellent 4 days at the Havelock. Rooms are very well decorated with excellent bathrooms. The breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. Would certainly stay again!

Reviewer: Paul Coleman | Wed 19th Sep 2012


Wonderful Havelock - Rating 5/5

The Havelock in Shanklin was our base for a brief stay on the Isle of Wight, and it was all all thoroughly enjoyable. The island is always worth a visit, with its many attractions and lovely countryside, but it's even better when you stay somewhere as welcoming as the Havelock. The proprietors pride in their hotel is obvious and it's what makes it what it is - a truly wondeful place.

Reviewer: Mr Ken Gore | Tue 18th Sep 2012


Fantastic hotel - Rating 5/5

The Havelock was extremely clean and exceptionally placed within a few minutes walk of the lovely setting of Shanklin with its fantastic facilities. All of the staff were very friendly and could not do enough to make our stay superb. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewer: Mr. Paul Stonham | Tue 18th Sep 2012


Perfect weekend away! - Rating 5/5

This is a fabulous place with friendly staff and in a great location. Would recommend it without hesitation and would definitely book to stay again.

Reviewer: Miss Neysa Joyce | Mon 17th Sep 2012


LOVELY STAY - Rating 5/5

Just got back from a weeks stay at the Havelock. Lovely friendly couple running a very comfortable,clean hotel. Excellent breakfasts & very obliging staff. Would recommend.

Reviewer: SUSAN BLAKE | Sun 16th Sep 2012


excelent - Rating 3/5

very pleasant hotel-highly recomended

Reviewer: Mrs D Banks | Sat 15th Sep 2012


Janet - Rating 5/5

This was our 5th visit in 6 years to this hotel. We love the island and wouldn't stay anywhere else. It is well situated for the old part of the town. It is clean, the food is very good and the management are very welcoming. The only downside is that at busy times the parking can be a bit tricky in the front car park but I leave that to my husband, he has it down to a fine art. We look forward to our next visit.

Reviewer: Mrs Janet Watson | Sat 15th Sep 2012


Perfect Place to Stay - Rating 5/5

Returned once again to the Havelock and, as usual, everything was first class. Room spotlessly clean and nicely serviced each day. Good choice of breakfasts & cooked breakfast well cooked and always served piping hot. Very pleasant dining room and friendly and efficient staff. The hotel is very well placed with easy access to both Old Village and Keats Green and sea front. Would certainly recommend this hotel and looking forward to returning again next year.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs O'connor | Wed 12th Sep 2012


great - Rating 5/5

what a wonderful 3 days we spent with you everything was just perfect the bedrooms were very nicely decorated with lots of special touches. The breakfasts were to die for this is not a hotel to visit if you are watching your weight your waitresses were so very polite nothing was to much trouble all in all cannot wait to return

Reviewer: Wendy Turner | Wed 12th Sep 2012


Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

Stayed at The Havelock as our base for Bestival 2012, and it was perfect. Beautiful quiet location, which was ideal for us as a break to come back to from the festival site each night. The room was spotless and had a great sea view. Overall service was excellent, and we particularly enjoyed the breakfast. Overall, we would highly recommend The Havelock and would definitely stay again if visiting the Isle of Wight.

Reviewer: Mr John Salisbury | Wed 12th Sep 2012


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Our first visit but certainly not our last..Room.food,service,ambience. Faultless attention to detail. Absolute joy.

Reviewer: Mr John Ballard | Tue 11th Sep 2012


Our Stay - Rating 5/5

We recently spent two nights at The Havelock hotel with our three adult children. The staff were friendly, kind and attentive. The rooms were comfortable, clean and very welcoming. It was nice to have a selection of tea, coffee and chocolate drinks. The breakfast was a feast, served in a beautiful light room. It was our first visit to the Island and when we return we would definitely choose the Havelock again.

Reviewer: Mrs Amanda Deyes | Sun 9th Sep 2012


Great stay - Rating 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel provides great service, is in a lovely location, close to the town and the beach but also very peaceful

Reviewer: Mr David Fiddler | Sun 9th Sep 2012


Superb - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is a great place to stay,Anne and Dave are very welcoming. The location is ideal to explore the island and is a short walk to the beach and the coastal path. The Breakfast at the Havelock is lovely and more than enough to start your day,the staff are very helpfull too. The pool is good and situated in a great sun trap. The Havelock also sorted the ferry tickets out too saving me the hassle and gaining me a discount in the process. Overall The Havelock is a superb place to stay. Thank you for making our break that little bit extra special

Reviewer: Mr. Peter Hawthorne | Sun 9th Sep 2012


t - Rating 5/5

I found the Havelock welcoming and friendly. My room was very clean. There was a good selection of breakfast items available and the staff were excellent.Service prompt.

Reviewer: Mr I Plunkett | Sun 9th Sep 2012


Just the Best! - Rating 5/5

Well this hotel is very clean, excellent breakfast, friendly staff, quality rooms, good views, nice swimming pool, relaxing lounge and bar, wi-fi in most rooms (but you can log in down in the lounge anyway). Don't have a bad word for this hotel, and I did try hard to find at least one issue! Our 3rd visit, we will return again next year. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewer: Mr Ray Ince | Sat 8th Sep 2012


Great Long Weekend - Rating 5/5

Our 2nd Visit to the Havelock. Our Room facing the heated pool was very clean and had all mod cons, bathroom/ shower had every thing you required, the whole hotel is very clean and tidy, breakfast, first class, catered for every ones taste. David and Ann were very freindly and helpful, We don,t often write reviews but had to on this hotel, Great, we will be back again.

Reviewer: Mr B Foreman | Fri 7th Sep 2012


room 14 1st - 4th Sept - Rating 5/5

Our room was a beautiful one with sea views,was very clean with ample tea/coffee replenished daily,our bed was very comfortable,in fact the whole hotel was excellent.The staff,food everything, If we had to make a CONSTRUCTIVE criticism the b/room/toilet was far too small,more shelving needed,+ nowhere to dry towels out.Host Dave was great,but never met Ann till we said our farewells!!we would certainly like to return to the Havelock Hotel will recommend to all well done 5x

Reviewer: Mr. Robert Adams | Wed 5th Sep 2012


Very nice accommodation. - Rating 5/5

Very nice accommodation, good breakfast, very clean with good facilities in a nice quiet but central location in Shanklin close to all the main attractions that the island has to offer. Staff and owners were most helpful and very friendly. Would recomend! Would also like to recommend The Essex pub in Godshill for some excellent food and surroundings.

Reviewer: Mr G Abrahams | Wed 5th Sep 2012


Weekend Break - Rating 5/5

We were made very welcome and the owner gave lots of information around the area. We had a great time and definitely recommend for anybody to stay there as it very comfortable and relaxing.

Reviewer: John Bloomfield | Mon 3rd Sep 2012


Absolutely Brilliant!! A* - Rating 5/5

We stayed at this hotel for 11 nights (12-23/8/12)and had such a brilliant time here. Food excellent, (esp Anne's home-baked bread - to die for!), boiled eggs with soldiers(!) ooh yes, full English, all served by the most friendliest and polite staff. The hotel itself is absolutely spotless; cleanliness is obviously high on the agenda here! Woke up each morning looking out to sea (Room 22; stylishly decorated), couldn't have asked for much more. Nothing was too much trouble. We were blessed with sunny climes most of the week and certainly made good use of the pool and loungers. We don't normally make use of the hotel bar much but with Dave serving and regaling us with his tales and humour we were there most nights. Puzzles left out on the bar-top kept me busy too! Managed 3 (with a bit of help of Dave ;). There were quite a few there who have been going to the Havelock time and time again, testament to its popularity. Be sure to book, you won't be disappointed!

Reviewer: Miss Lisa Allan & Mr Peter Lambeth | Sat 1st Sep 2012


Fantastic - Rating 5/5

The room is very comfortable with a beautiful sea view! It is more like home rather than a hotel. The breakfast is great! Highly recommend!! By the way, the homeowner is really kind and great!

Reviewer: TAO ZHU | Sat 1st Sep 2012


Great - Rating 5/5

This was a wonderful find. Spotlessly clean, comfortable rooms and warm friendly staff. What more could you ask for.

Reviewer: Gail Blackney | Fri 31st Aug 2012


Fab hotel - Rating 5/5

We couldn't of asked for more. Great hotel, beautiful rooms, friendly staff and lovely food. Highly recommended :)

Reviewer: Mrs. Jodie French | Fri 31st Aug 2012


scooter rally week end - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely warm welcome, our room was lovely and clean and very modern, the room was cleaned daily to high standards and we would with out a doubt stay here again.

Reviewer: Andrew Fletcher | Wed 29th Aug 2012


THE BEST!!! - Rating 5/5

This is our 5th visit to The Havelock. It is run by an absolutely delightful and professional couple in Dave and Anne Bunney. The rooms and facilities are impeccably kept and Dave's superbly and renowned cooked breakfasts are served in the most immaculately kept dining room. All in all the fact that we like others return year after year speaks for itself.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs P Jones | Wed 29th Aug 2012


August 2012 Bank Holiday Weekend - Rating 5/5

Thank you for a very quiet, relaxing stay in a lovely building within easy walking distance of Shanklin village. We will definitely recommend The Havelock and its pleasant staff to all, indeed many residents had stayed there previously. Breakfast had a good variety of foods, with the full english being beautifully cooked. Our room and the rest of the Hotel was lovely and clean with everything provided, even extra towels to use after a swim. A great place to stay! Thank you Ann and Dave.

Reviewer: Mrs Sharon Ollier | Tue 28th Aug 2012


Great place - Rating 5/5

We had a really lovely time and thought the Havelock was excellent. Very clean and would recommend to friends. Already booked up for next year! Thank you Dave and Anne xx

Reviewer: Mr Leon Farrant | Tue 28th Aug 2012


Pre baby mini break - Rating 4/5

Popped to the IOW for a quick break, the hotel was nice, good location for Shanklin old village. Friendly owner. Good breakfast, worth a visit. And free mint imperials!

Reviewer: Mrs. Kirsty Ward | Mon 27th Aug 2012


Stay at The Havelock - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is a very friendly hotel. The owner was extremely helpful and made you feel at home. The room was very clean and had nice little touches to make our stay very comfortable. The hotel had a peaceful atmosphere and all the other guests were quiet and frindly. The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of choices for everyones taste and cooked to a high level. I would recommend this as an excellent hotel to stay in when visiting the Isle of Wight.

Reviewer: Susan Smith | Sun 26th Aug 2012


Another great stay... - Rating 5/5

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, everything was prefect, as always! Dave and Ann (hotel owners) are lovely people who do all they can to make you feel at home. Breakfasts are first class! Staff are friendly and helpful. Cleanliness, 10 out of 10! Thank you

Reviewer: Miss Jo Barnett | Sat 25th Aug 2012


22nd August 2012 - Rating 5/5

We couldn't fault the Havelock. The rooms were spotless and everything has been thought of. Tea and coffee in the rooms and toiletries too. Excellent breakfast set us up for the whole day. Very good location too. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Reviewer: Mr. Terence Poulter | Fri 24th Aug 2012


Good Hotel - Rating 5/5

very friendly and helpful staff this is a good home from home hotel and does a good breakfast

Reviewer: Mr D Spinks | Fri 24th Aug 2012


sunshine - Rating 5/5

OUR STAY AT THE HOTEL WAS VERY PLEASANT,NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THE STAFF AND THE BREAKFAST WAS EXCELLENT PLENTY OF CHOICE AND HOT.IT WAS OUR FIRST VISIT BUT I AM SURE WE WILL RETURN.

Reviewer: Mrs. Yvonne Wright | Tue 21st Aug 2012


First Class - Rating 5/5

We recently stayed at the Havelock Hotel for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Ann and David were very friendly and very obliging. Ann even went to the trouble to go and buy a gift on behalf of my daughter to leave in our room as a surprise for our Anniversary. The Hotel is excellent. Very efficient and friendly staff. The Hotel was spotlessly clean and the breakfast room was very pleasant. The beds and bedding were so comfy and the room very pleasant overlooking the sea. The swimming pool is warm and welcoming, you could almost think you are in Spain when relaxing by the pool and palm trees. The breakfast was amazing with a lovely selection to choose from, I was spoilt for choice. The vicinity of the Hotel is perfect within minutes walk to the sea and shops. Very pretty quaint Thatched roofed local pubs and shops. I would certainly recommend The Havelock. You will not be dissapointed.

Reviewer: Mrs Julie Boulton | Tue 21st Aug 2012


Clean efficient tidy - Rating 4/5

Lovely hotel great location friendly staff nice pool. Will try to stay here again.

Reviewer: James Collings | Mon 20th Aug 2012


Great Stay as ever - Rating 5/5

We have stayed at the Havelock on many occasions over the past few years having discovered this gem on the internet. Great hosts Ann & Dave and clean and comfortable rooms with the benefit of a lovely outdoor pool for the sunny days. We relaxed with a drink around the pool on a couple of our afternoons before taking the short walk to the town or prom for dinner in one of the many retaurants around. A great breakfast set you up for the day or sadly the journey home but hopefully to return soon.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs S Wadlow | Mon 20th Aug 2012


Great location - Rating 4/5

Very welcoming and friendly, good breakfasts and an excellent location, close to beach front and old town. Rooms were comfortable and heated outdoor pool was a nice extra.

Reviewer: Mr. Neil Bramley | Sun 19th Aug 2012


lovely hotel - Rating 4/5

we had a lovely 4 day stay at the Havelock.Was a very friendly hotel with great breakfasts and was kept immaculate.Had a nice patio area with swimming pool to sit and relax.Highly recomended.

Reviewer: Mrs. Patricia Woodrough | Tue 14th Aug 2012


Highly recommend - Rating 5/5

Clean, tidy friendly hotel. Can't find fault.

Reviewer: Ms K M Taggart | Mon 13th Aug 2012


Summer short break - Rating 5/5

The hotel was excellent, very clean. The breakfast was very good, and we were made very welcome by all

Reviewer: Mr P A Smith | Mon 13th Aug 2012


Pat & Mel + Kate - Rating 5/5

Once again the Havelock Hotel made us feel really welcoming. Top breakfast, great room with lovely sea view, so friendly all the staff. Nothing to much trouble. Can't wait for our next stay.

Reviewer: Mr. Patrick Brettell | Sun 12th Aug 2012


First class stay - Rating 5/5

Our short stay at the Havelock was first class in every way. The staff had a great attention to detail and were pleasant at all times.The room was well equipped clean and tidy. The heated pool was very clean. The breakfast was also first class. Would recommend to anybody.

Reviewer: Mr Steve Back | Sat 11th Aug 2012


It Gets My Vote - Rating 4/5

Stayed here 2 nights 6-8 August. Excellent breakfast and friendly service without being obtrusive. The hotel has a lovely garden overlooking the sea. I had a single room which was comfortable and very well appointed. Seemed to be popular with older and younger clientele. I intend to stay here again.

Reviewer: John Ripley | Fri 10th Aug 2012


would return to the havelock - Rating 4/5

nice hotel, very friendly staff, excellent breakfast, clean

Reviewer: Ann Cannoot | Thu 9th Aug 2012


- Rating 4/5

Warm welcome, comfy bed, clean, airy and modern room. Ideal location and FAB swimming pool!

Reviewer: Mrs Natalie Neale | Thu 9th Aug 2012


Havelock Hotel - Rating 5/5

very friendly clean hotel, excellent breakfast very friendly staff good sized single room. Hotel close to old village. Would definately stay again

Reviewer: Mr. Roy Booth | Tue 7th Aug 2012


Weekend break at Havelock - Rating 5/5

A very warm welcome, pleasant clean room and great choice of breakfast was excellent top notch hospitality . We highly recommend the Havelock without hesitation

Reviewer: Andy Barzoukas | Tue 7th Aug 2012


Mr - Rating 4/5

very relaxed stay close to beaches and an excellent breakfast, room and swimming pool. We would certainly recommend the hotel to friends or family

Reviewer: Jan Nijmands | Sun 5th Aug 2012


Fabulous - Rating 5/5

The best hotel on IOW, clean, friendly, lovely food, many thanks Dave & Ann, booked for next year already

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs Hewitt | Sun 5th Aug 2012


top hotel - Rating 5/5

first class hotel friendly staff and proprietors nothing was to much trouble for them. excellent breakfast choices (the fresh homemade bread went down well with the girls) comfy beds clean rooms, and the heated pool was the icing on the cake. highly recommend

Reviewer: Mr Fred Smith | Sat 4th Aug 2012


We will be back - Rating 4/5

Third time we've been to this hotel. Great location, minutes to beach and minutes to Old Shanklin. Owners are very friendly and more than accommodating. Employees are friendly and helpful. The only reason why we haven't given a 5 star is because the shower in our room was very small BUT the room was great and we would happily stay in that room again.

Reviewer: Miss J Savage | Fri 3rd Aug 2012


Fantastic - Rating 5/5

I came to stay here with my 11 year old daughter and I would definatly reccommend it to my friends. Very clean and tidy, rooms very comfy and the staff very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to going back.

Reviewer: Mrs Angela Spencer | Wed 1st Aug 2012


consistantly a great hotel - Rating 5/5

We have stayed here many times in many different rooms & it is always a great experience,relaxing,welcoming & a superb breakfast.

Reviewer: Miss S Gilbert | Tue 31st Jul 2012


Summer holiday - Rating 5/5

Lovely hotel. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. Didn't try the pool; but it looked inviting. Location is good, near the beach, the town centre and the Old Village. The room was comfortable and had plenty of storage space. I will definitely come again.

Reviewer: Carole Targett | Tue 31st Jul 2012


Close to the beach - Rating 4/5

We received a very nice welcome at the havelock. The hotel is close to the beach, just down the hill, then the town is in the other direction. We got allocated the room with a balcony and it was lovely for the cool breeze. The swimming pool is a nice little extra where we didn't expect it, it's warmer than the sea!!!!! Overall very nice

Response

Thank you for your review, just to let you know that the room you had was our standard double room with en-suite and patio. The Balcony rooms are on the front of the building and are large rooms with king size beds, en-suite and large balconies with sea views, they are available at additional cost.

Reviewer: Ms Claire Masterson | Mon 30th Jul 2012


The Havelock Hotel - Rating 5/5

This the second time my sister and I have stayed at the Havelock. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the rooms are well decorated and modern, we had a room with a sea view, excellent breakfast,the pool is warm with a really nice area to sit round. Staff very friendly and we always feel so welcome when we arrive. It is close to the town and also the Old Village and minutes away from the beach. We cannot fault the Havelock and hope to have many more happy holidays there!

Reviewer: Mrs G Massey | Sat 28th Jul 2012


1st class - Rating 5/5

ten out of ten good alround hotel great place to chill out and relax service excellent staff one hundred percent

Reviewer: Paul Ditton | Sat 28th Jul 2012


The Havelock - Rating 5/5

We were recommended The Havelock by a family member. Our stay was very relaxed. The Havelock is very comfortable and clean. We would definately stay again and highly recommend it to others

Reviewer: Mrs. Carol Templeman | Fri 27th Jul 2012


4 day stay - Rating 5/5

excellent breakfast very clean comfortable friendly hotel. could not fault anything. excellent value very central, good parking. will definately come back

Reviewer: Mr. Terence Wheeler | Fri 27th Jul 2012


Supremely comfortable - Rating 5/5

Very pretty and confortable, great customer service. Tv and awesome bathroom facilities in the with tea and coffee an hot chocholate. My only crticisms: people were too civilised for me, felt a tad out of place.

Reviewer: Gregory Fenn | Wed 25th Jul 2012


Outstanding Hotel - Rating 5/5

Beautiful hotel located in an excellent part of Shanklin with easy access to the beach and town within 5 minutes. the hotel is spotless and staff so friendly you feel like one of the family, the breakfast is award winning and pool is beautiful, well worth a stay for a couple of nights or for a couple of weeks, i cant praise them enough.

Reviewer: Mr. Christopher Davies | Mon 23rd Jul 2012


The Havelock - Rating 4/5

I am happy to say that our stay at The Havelock was perfect, we were greeted warmly and given all the relevant information we needed, from parking to info on how to get to the town centre. The rooms were lovely, nicely decorated and clean. i wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and happy to recommend it. Thankyou.

Reviewer: Mrs Pinker | Mon 23rd Jul 2012


Foggo family, UK - Rating 5/5

Very comfortable beds, lovely breakfast, great sea views and very welcoming owners. Central to all the attractions. Surprisingly warm outdoor pool (used on a rainy day!). Would highly recomend this hotel.

Reviewer: Mrs Lorraine Foggo | Sun 22nd Jul 2012


Wonderful - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely stay. Very clean room. Friendly and helpful owners and staff. Owners helped us book ferry. Location is great, a short stroll into Old Shanklin. We used the heated pool which was nice too. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

Reviewer: Laura Janes | Sun 22nd Jul 2012


Hotel a Winner - Rating 5/5

We only stayed 5 days but every moment spent in the Havelock was enjoyable. The accomodation was clean and modern. Breakfast was well cooked and plenty of choice. Dave & Ann, the owners, were good company and could not do enough for us. The staff were all friendly and polite. In all, we consider this hotel to be everything it says it is and more - A winner and in a great location. We would definately stay again.

Reviewer: Mrs. Lorraine Harlow | Fri 20th Jul 2012


Havelock - Rating 5/5

Staff were friendly and helpful. Just the sort of Hotel we needed. Would recommend

Reviewer: Chris Ogden | Thu 19th Jul 2012


A Marvellous Hotel - Rating 5/5

A georgous hotel that is excellent value of money. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the breakfast was lovely and the staff, including the owners, were friendly, efficient and so helpful. This is the fourth or fifth time we have stayed at this hotel and it always manages to maintain it's incredibly high standards.

Reviewer: David Figgins | Tue 17th Jul 2012


A week of relaxation - Rating 5/5

A really friendly hotel that's very well maintained with hard-working, friendly staff. Ten out of ten from me!

Reviewer: Mrs Jill Tovey | Mon 16th Jul 2012


Wonderful stay - Rating 5/5

Very friendly, welcoming and helpful with any queries, guidance that you need. Very clean hotel and the breakfast is wonderful and staff will always help with any additional requests. Ann & David are lovely hosts and made you feel at home

Reviewer: Mrs M Gardner | Sun 15th Jul 2012


VERY PLEASED - Rating 5/5

Very nice stay. Friendly welcome and service. Room very nice with fabulous sea-view and breakfast very nice indeed.

Reviewer: Mrs. Helen Hosking | Fri 13th Jul 2012


Fantastic!! - Rating 5/5

Fantastic hotel, beautifully clean throughout and lovely welcoming owners. The bar was open in the evenings with a full lounge and happy customers- says it all. Lovely pool and gardens and as for the breakfast..wow, brilliant! Will definitely be recommending and staying again!!

Reviewer: Elizabeth Bowskill | Thu 12th Jul 2012


Weekend Break - Rating 5/5

Booked this for a long weekend in the Isle of Wight and it didn't disappoint us. Rooms are excellent, very clean and decorated in the modern style. Dave and Ann are very welcoming and friendly. Excellent service at breakfast with extensive choice of cereals, fruits and preserves with a good menu of cooked items.

Reviewer: Mr. Michael Brooks | Tue 10th Jul 2012


July Vacation - Rating 4/5

A most enjoyable experience at The Havelock, recommended

Reviewer: Mr John Hicks | Tue 10th Jul 2012


Great stay! - Rating 5/5

The Havelock is an extremely clean and pleasant hotel to stay in. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very nice.

Reviewer: Mrs. Michelle Smith | Tue 10th Jul 2012


Whole experience. - Rating 5/5

One word.......Excellent !!!!!! Most definitely highly recommended.

Reviewer: Ruby Hicks | Sun 8th Jul 2012


Minibreak to The Island - Rating 5/5

We recieved the warmest of welcomes from our hosts Dave and Anne. This is a lovely hotel in a good location for the village and the sea front. We chose a sea view room and were not disappointed, warm and cosy,with en-suite facilities,TV and tea/coffee making etc. Breakfast was well worth getting up for with the usual buffet options and a full English which was perfectly presented and served by the polite and efficient staff. There is a good mix of clientel and the bar lounge is a good place for a night cap(or two). If your looking to stay in Shanklin then The Havelock should be the first place to check for availability. We hope to return in the not too distant future...

Reviewer: Mr. Graham Reed | Sun 8th Jul 2012


Shortbreak - Rating 5/5

My husband and I stayed at the hotel and found it very clean comfortable place and hope we will definately stay when we return to the I.O,W in the future

Reviewer: Angela Bell | Fri 6th Jul 2012


Excellent - Rating 5/5

We had the most enjoyable stay at the Havelock. The room was very nice, bed very comfortable indeed. Breakfast was EXCELENT! Staff very friendly and polite. Nothing at this hotel was too much trouble, we are recommending to all our friends. Thankyou all at the Havelock for making us feel so welcome..

Reviewer: Mr. Bryan Dolby | Thu 5th Jul 2012


Our Weekend Break at The Havelock - Rating 5/5

We had a lovely comfortable stay at the Havelock, which was recommended to us by friends. We have been to the Isle of Wight numerous times and now fully intend to stay at the Havelock whenever we visit.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs G Upton | Tue 3rd Jul 2012


Business will come back when pleasure - Rating 5/5

Staying one night with parter as both had work on island next day. Havelock was wonderful, beautiful room, immaculate bathroom. Breakfast was superb. Staff looked happy in their work, and friendly service was fast. Wish we could have stayed and enjoyed the pool but duty called.

Reviewer: Charlotte Smith | Mon 2nd Jul 2012


short break - Rating 5/5

very friendly and welcoming staff. Well organised at breakfast, clean pleasant rooms. We would definitely recommend the Havelock

Reviewer: Mr J Revell | Sun 1st Jul 2012


Havelock - Rating 5/5

I really enjoyed my stay and the warm welcome, lovely breakfast and cosy room all helped me feel at home. The sea view added to my emjoyment of the hotel.

Reviewer: Miss Helen Brook | Sun 1st Jul 2012


A perfect stay - Rating 5/5

This is our third visit to The Havelock and we will not consider staying anywhere else. The owners are lovely, staff are friendly and efficient, rooms are comfortable with fabulous views and the breakfasts are amazing. The bar is perfect for relaxing in and the pool is a real sun-trap. The location could not be better as it is minutes from the town centre and the beach. In short, we love it and will be back again soon. Thanks for another wonderful stay.

Reviewer: Mrs Gillian Stubbs | Thu 28th Jun 2012


I'll be back! - Rating 5/5

In the words of Arnie in Terminator - "I'll be back". Lovely hotel with superb friendly staff. Breakfast was fantastic every morning with a beautiful selection of fresh food on offer. The room we had was comfortable with one of those showers that peels a layer of skin off you. A two minute walk brought you either to the village or the beach, depending which way you turned so a more central yet quiet location you couldn't get.

Reviewer: Mr. Denis O\'donovan | Wed 27th Jun 2012


lovely hotel - Rating 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Havelock. The hotel is very well placed for the beach and Old Shanklin. Lots of restaurants and pubs in easy reach. The pool was an added bonus. The breakfast was excellent with lots of choice. Would recommend this hotel.

Reviewer: Mrs. Carole Richardson | Fri 22nd Jun 2012


Excellent - Rating 5/5

Very clean hotel, excellent breakfast,lovely and peaceful,good position, most enjoyable stay.

Reviewer: Mrs J Cross | Fri 22nd Jun 2012


Staying at The Havelock - Rating 5/5

Being a single traveller, I have found from experience you nirmally get stuck in some pokey little room at the back with no views. Not so with the Havelock, the single room was very roomy, very modern and had a beautifuly view overlooking the gardens and the sea. Service was esxcellent and the breakfasts catered for every taste possible. I would certainly reccomend this hotel

Reviewer: Miss. Yvonne Gibbs | Sat 16th Jun 2012


brilliant - Rating 5/5

The welcome we recived was very warming a lovely couple. The rooms where very clean and very comfteball.The breakfast was amazing have had nothing like it before so much choice.Didnt book on line got the phone number of the net but Ann was so help full wene I booked over the phone the price of the accomidation was very fair and being able to book the ferry at the same time was brillant saved me alot of time thankyou for a lovly stay

Reviewer: Mrs Sylvia Beadle | Sat 16th Jun 2012


Recommendation - Rating 4/5

Wonderful welcome from owners. Excellent service from all the friendly staff. Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Very pleased to have gluten-free diet catered for. No hesitation in recommending Havelock to anybody looking for quiet homely atmosphere.

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs P Wilson | Fri 15th Jun 2012


excellant b and b - Rating 5/5

Stayed at the Havelock for the 1st time- highly reccomend- excellant facilities, very clean, lovely rooms, excellant breakfast and staff very attentive- will be back

Reviewer: Mrs J Trimarco | Wed 13th Jun 2012


Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

Excellent breakfast with a lot of chcoice. Convenient location for the High Street in Shanklin and the beach area. Well decorated and lovely property. Very friendly service. I look forrwad to staying here again. I have stayed in other Hotels/B and B's in Shanklin and Sandown and this one is by far the best.

Reviewer: Richard West | Tue 12th Jun 2012


Happy Break - Rating 5/5

Excellent. Good stay.Proprietors always friendly and helpful. Hope to visit again.

Reviewer: Mr. Roger Cross | Tue 12th Jun 2012


Great B&B - Rating 5/5

We had a great stay. Room and facilities were were very good. Shame about the weather.

Reviewer: Mrs D Bint | Sun 10th Jun 2012


Fantastic B&B - Rating 5/5

We had such a lovely time at the Havelock. Great location, fantastic staff, rooms and views amazing and plenty to do in the area of Shanklin within walking distance of the Havelock. Very grateful to Ann and David for catering gluten free and making our stay feel home from home. Would recommend to anyone to stay at the Havelock. Many thanks. We'll be back in the future without a doubt. Lou & Si

Reviewer: Miss. Louise Chidlow | Sun 10th Jun 2012


ISle of Wight short break - Rating 4/5

I travelled with my wife and her mother to Isle of WIght. Mother -in - law is 87 and we thought she would enjoy going back to IOW. We had not been before. The Havelock was very comfortable, clan and in a good location - just 10 minutes walk into the centre of SHanklin. The breakfasts were superb and the staff were excellent. We thought the hotel was excellent value, we all enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation returning there again!

Reviewer: Mr. Keith Neary | Sun 10th Jun 2012


R.J.Villet - Rating 4/5

Very pleasant stay.Room was good, especially with the attaching room which enabled one to put down one's cases, thereby freeing up the main room. Breakfast was very good and the service was excellent! We would definitely use the Havelock again for a longer stay.

Reviewer: Mr Richard Villet | Fri 8th Jun 2012


Perfect! - Rating 5/5

I have just returned from a four night stay at The Havelock, with my daughter. Our only negative comment is that we couldn't stay longer. What a perfectly lovely guest house. We were greeted warmly by Mr. and Mrs. Bunney and looked after extremely well by all their friendly staff. I can honestly say I have never stayed in such a wonderfully clean B+B before either. Our bedrooms were beautifully furnished, my daughter's having its own private terrace overlooking the sea. However, when I saw my single room, which was incredibly comfortable and tastefully decorated, I didn't feel cheated at all. The breakfasts were delicious, with plenty to choose from, all served by pleasant staff, who were always on hand to make sure everything went smoothly. A totally wonderful place to stay and, to top it all, a perfect location too. It took us, at the very most, five minutes to walk down to the beach and five minutes, in the opposite direction, to walk into the beautiful old village. I would recommend this guest house to absolutely anyone, without a moments hesitation. When visiting Shanklin again, we know exactly where we will be staying.

Reviewer: Mrs Kathy Everitt | Thu 7th Jun 2012


Friendly atmosphere - Rating 4/5

We had a great time. The hotel is clean, the owners are friendly and helpful, good location near beach and Old Town.

Reviewer: Renate Reichardt | Mon 4th Jun 2012


staying at the Havelock - Rating 5/5

We have been staying at the Havelock every year since Anne and Dave have been running it,and they always make us welcome

Reviewer: Mr & Mrs P Perkins | Sat 2nd Jun 2012


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