I stay here every year whilst working at the Isle of Wight Festival, and never fail to be impressed. Ann and David are absolutely delightful, rooms are clean and comfortable, breakfast is delicious and include home made jam and bread. Highly recommended.
Dear FinThank you so much for your kind review.It was wonderful to see you all again and to meet your son Devon this year. You're all a delight to have around.Wishing you all the best for the rest of the year and hope to see you again in 2019.Ann & Dave
Reviewer:Fin D | Tue 10th Jul 2018 | 3 months ago
Hi there,We just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for a lovely stay this week.The rooms were spotless and comfortable and the breakfasts amazing, once again!All of you were so accommodating and friendly – nothing seemed to be too much trouble.Diane really appreciated the ground floor room, so thank you for that.We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Havelock to anyone wanting to visit Shanklin.The hard work you put in for your open season definitely pays off, and you certainly deserve your down time when you get to it later in the year.Andrew and I are hoping to be able to return later in the year, and Adam is already talking about coming with us again in between terms next year when he is at university (if he has time in between his studies!)We wish you well for the rest of the season and look forward to seeing you again either later this year or in 2019.Thank you once again.Jennifer, Andrew, Diane and Adam. xx
Dear Jennifer, Andrew, Diane & AdamMany thanks for your lovely email, it’s nice to feel appreciated and to know that you had a good stay.All the best to you all and hope to see you soon.With kind regards,Dave & Ann
Reviewer:Jennifer M | Tue 10th Jul 2018 | 3 months ago
As we had enjoyed ourselves staying at the Havelock last year we decided to go for another short break - unfortunately it was a short break as the hotel was full either side of our chosen dates. Once again the welcome and service provided by Dave, Anne and their staff was second to none. The hotel is kept exceptionally clean, the breakfast is delicious and the gardens are beautiful - what more can anyone want? We shall be returning and many thanks to you all for looking after us so well.
Dear C & G from WinsleyThank you so much for your lovely review, we'll pass your thanks on to our team of staff.It was lovely to see you both again, albeit briefly by myself. You picked a lovely few days weatherwise, perfect for a few days away on the beautiful Isle of Wight.All the best to you both.Ann & Dave
Reviewer:Cynthia P | Sun 8th Jul 2018 | 3 months ago
If you are looking for a Friendly Hotel in Shanklin on the I.o.W. look no further. We have been coming to The Havelock for some years now, and as soon as you walk through the door to reception, there is Dave or Ann to greet you. The rooms are always Clean & Tidy, a Nice Breakfast in the morning, then when you come back in the evening after a day out, Dave will be behind the Bar for a Chat & a Laugh. This has got to be 1 of The Best Hotels in Shanklin, if not on the I.o.W.
Dear RogerThank you for your lovely review, we're always grateful for positive feedback.We love what we do and giving guests a memorable stay on the Isle of Wight is our aim. Dave loves a bit of banter in the bar of an evening, at least it get him away from me!!!:)All the best from us bothAnn & Dave
Reviewer:R | Mon 2nd Jul 2018 | 3 months ago
This is a fabulous hotel , spotlessly clean, very comfortable room , very friendly and a great location. Wonderful breakfast and we were also very lucky with the sun out for the whole weekend. We will be back
Dear FionaThank you very much for your very kind review. It was lovely to meet you both at the wekeend and look forward to seeing you again.All the best. Ann & Dave
Reviewer:Fiona C | Mon 4th Jun 2018 | 4 months ago
Just back from a wonderful visit to The Havelock Hotel . Friendly hosts with great service . We were made to feel very welcome . Ours rooms were very comfortable and it was a bonus to sit by the pool on a lovely sunny day with a cold drink reading my book . Good selection for breakfast nothing to much trouble .
Dear Annie & DaveThank you for your wonderful review, it was lovely to see you both again.The weather during your visit was totally unexpected, but glorious.We hope to see you again in the future.All the bestDave & Ann
Reviewer:Annie B | Tue 29th May 2018 | 4 months ago
Just come from this hotel, this is our 2nd time here, and once again just perfect, from the moment you arrive you till you leave.we stayed in the same room as last year , big room with tea and coffee in the room and very clean .The breakfast is great, freshly cooked plenty of choice .No complaints and looking forward to our next visit next year, would not stop any where else
Dear JanetThank you so much for your very kind review.It was a pleasure to catch up with you both again and thoroughly look forward to your next visit.Have a great rest of 2018.All the bestAnn & Dave
Reviewer:Janet B | Mon 21st May 2018 | 5 months ago
Lovely hotel, rooms are clean and modern. The owners along with staff are all very warm and friendly. The location is great, being a stones throw from the beach and the town. We had room 10 which has a lovely patio to sit out and watch the sun go down.
Dear RadiantkittyThank you for your kind review. You picked some lovely weather to visit the island, a real treat for April! We're glad to hear that everything was to your liking. Kind regards. Ann & Dave
Reviewer:R | Sun 22nd Apr 2018 | 6 months ago
Dear Ann just to say thank you both/all for such a wonderful break your hospitality is wonderful just like your hotel. Thank you my granddaughter had a wonderful time too. Hope to see you all soon take care. Best wishes mr and mrs o
Thank you for your kind words.We’re glad that you enjoyed your Easter break with your granddaughter, it’s wonderful spending time with grandchildrenSmileHope to see you again.All the best.Ann & Dave
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs O | Sun 15th Apr 2018 | 6 months ago
Fantastic, highly recommend.Beautiful clean and well equipped rooms, delicious breakfast and very friendly staff :) a perfect example of a great b&b. Thank you for making our stay in the isle of wight so comfortable.
Dear NatalieThank you so much for your lovely review, we're pleased to hear that you had such a good stay with us.With kind regardsAnn & Dave
Reviewer:Natalie C | Fri 13th Apr 2018 | 6 months ago
What a lovely place to stay. Excellent accommodation. Room with balcony with great views, room was decorated to a high standard clean, comfortable and nice big bed plus all toiletries included. The breakfast was great plenty to eat and mine hosts were very welcoming friendly and nothing was to much trouble. All the staff were very good and helpful. I would rate everything about this place 5/5 and would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
Dear Derek & JanetMany thanks for your lovely generous email, we'd love to see you again anytime:)Wishing you all the best.Dave & Ann
Reviewer:Janet and Derek R | Mon 9th Apr 2018 | 6 months ago
An excellent stay. Greeting on arrival and the first impressions were fully confirmed during our 4 day visit.Mine hosts have created a calm and quiet environment, very well maintained and coupled with excellent service.The room was tastefully decorated, well laid out and the bed was comfortable and we slept well.Breakfasts were divine with a good choice of cooked traditional fare and a well presented range of cereals, breads and Anne's scrumptious home made jams and signature bread made fresh each morning.All the staff were very helpful and attentive.We can thoroughly recommend the Havelock.
Dear Mr & Mrs TThank you kindly for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet you both.We wish you both well.With kind regardsAnn & Dave
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs T | Fri 23rd Mar 2018 | 7 months ago
We loved this hotel. The owners were really nice and helpful. The location of the hotel is really good. The rooms were very clean and the nicely decorated.c The breakfast was also very good. I would recommend this hotel.
Dear KirstyThank you so much for your glowing review, we're glad to hear that we were able to offer you a good break away. All the best. Ann & Dave
Reviewer:K | Sun 22nd Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
We always book a break around this time of year and having enjoyed our stay last year booked again. We had a sea view room. Ad usual everything spot on and fabulous breakfast.The weather wasn't fantastic but one day the sun came out so my husband took a dip in outdoor pool which is heated.We're planning next year's visit already!
Dear MelThank you for your lovely review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary stay with us again. Let's hope for some better weather for next year, this is very unlike our usual September's on the Isle of Wight!All the best to you both. Dave & Ann
Reviewer:M | Wed 20th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
Just come back from a 3 night stay , the hotel is in a great location for the town and the sea front .The rooms are very clean with great big large bath towels that are made in to swans laid on the bed could not complain at anything and it was lovey to have tea making in the room , the only one thing missing would be some small packets of biscuits to go with them .Breakfast was very good, everything freshly cooked rather than sitting in silver tins like most other hotels seem to do now., it was lovely to sit and eat your breakfast looking at the garden .The owners Dave and Ann made you very welcome , and loved to sit and chat in the bar at night, nothing was to much trouble.When we go back to the island next year for the weekend, we will be staying there again as it was so friendly.
Dear JanetThank you very much for your very kind review.Dave & I aim to offer a friendly and relaxed place to stay whilst visiting the island, with the lovely Shanklin Old Village and the beach just a couple of minutes walk away, it's the perfect central location.We look forward to seeing you again next year.All the bestAnn & Dave
Reviewer:J | Wed 13th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
A 3 night stay in a sea view room. Everything about the hotel was first class - room, furnishings, decorative order, paintings and photos in the common parts, breakfasts, the attentive owners and staff
Dear AnthonyWe'd all like to say a big 'thank you' for your lovely review.We're happy to hear that we suited your needs whilst staying with us, we'll pass your comments on to our wonderful team of staff too. With kind regards. Dave & Ann
Reviewer:A | Sun 3rd Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
This was our seventh stay at the Havelockand 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 G | Sun 7th Dec 2014 | 3 years ago
Third visit this year. Absolutely fantastic time, as always. A lovely hotel.
Reviewer:Mr John R | Sat 25th Oct 2014 | 3 years ago
A very friendly, comfortable and well-run hotel. Staff are particularly pleasant andas a visitor staying alone I was made to feelespecially 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 thellimitstion on parking but that would not prevent me staying there again.
Reviewer:Mrs Marie H | Thu 16th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Wed 15th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Great location, easy to find. Lovely, very clean hotel with great staff and excellent rooms with everything you could need. 10/10!!
Reviewer:Helen I | Tue 14th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Very pleasant stay....v helpful, nice room, great breakfast...couldn't have asked for more!
Reviewer:Mr Graham J | Tue 14th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
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 F | Mon 13th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Sun 12th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
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 N | Fri 10th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
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 | Sat 27th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Sat 27th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
I recently stayed here on business. The Havelock is a truly wonderful place to stay. Welcoming, Warmand friendly. Nothing is too much on behalf of the hosts. I will be back!.
Reviewer:Ms Louise M | Sat 27th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Fri 26th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed at The Havelock 12th to 17th SeptWhat 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 G | Wed 24th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Mon 22nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Mon 22nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 N | Mon 22nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Our second stay at the havelock this year ( says it all really ) But i will elaborate . The havelock is awesome Dave and Anne who runit 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 H | Mon 22nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Sun 21st Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 R | Sun 21st Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 L | Sat 20th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Fri 19th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 | Thu 18th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 G | Thu 18th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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,choiceincluding smoked salmonfollowed by home made bread,preserves!
Reviewer:Mr Robin D | Thu 18th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 E | Tue 16th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Mon 15th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
DAVE andAnn are superb hosts , our room with sea view is spectacular, room very comfortable room 5 , size of twin beds fixedtogether , 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 goingCongratulations 😤 , we really enjoyedSo impressed webooked again next years Holiday alreadyCelebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary was very memorable for us.Barry and Marlene
Reviewer:Mr Barry C | Mon 15th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Super, friendly hotel. Wonderful breakfast and spotlessly clean. Our best recommendation is that we would definitely use this hotel again.
Reviewer:Linda T | Sun 14th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
A well appointed hotel conveniently locatedboth 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, coffeeand 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, butall in all not a deal breaker.
Reviewer:Chris G | Thu 11th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 M | Thu 11th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 E | Mon 8th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 I | Sun 7th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 O | Sat 6th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 4th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Enjoye d our stay room and staff could not faultOur only criticism was the lounge found it very dull
Reviewer:Ms Joan C | Wed 3rd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Tue 2nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Tue 2nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Tue 2nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Tue 2nd Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 D | Mon 1st Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Mon 1st Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Clean and friendly.
Reviewer:Mr Mark S | Sat 30th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Fri 29th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Thu 28th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 28th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 28th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 28th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Wed 27th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely, friendly hotel. A good night's sleep and breakfast was delicious
Reviewer:Miss Rebecca G | Wed 27th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Thu 21st Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Thu 21st Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
A very pleasant stay. Rooms were clean and the proprietors friendly and accomodating. There was a good choice of breakfast also.
Reviewer:Mrs S P | Wed 20th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
The Hotel, the owners and all staff were fantastic. Would recommend highly!
Reviewer:Mr. Peter C | Mon 18th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Sun 17th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Sun 17th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 ¬hing 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 G | Sun 17th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Fri 15th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Excellent all round service, quality breakfasts, very clean well presented room. Excellent hostExcellent value for money.Thankyou
Reviewer:Mr. Brian S | Fri 15th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Thu 14th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Wed 13th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 G | Wed 13th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Ann and Dave were very helpful 10 out of 10 for everything wonderful stay
Reviewer:Mrs Elaine S | Tue 12th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Tue 12th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 D | Mon 11th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Sun 10th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Hospitable hosts and staff.Had a great time!
Reviewer:Miss Christel T | Sun 10th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 M | Sat 9th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and it was even better this time. The room wasLovely 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 R | Wed 6th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Not much to say really everything was splendid.Clean,friendly,lovely breakfest
Reviewer:Mr. Robert B | Wed 6th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Mon 4th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 V | Sun 3rd Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Worm and highly professional staff. A very clean and cozy place.
Reviewer:Mr. Radu Octavian P | Sun 3rd Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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. Thebreakfast 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 P | Sat 2nd Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 R | Fri 1st Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
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 sodelicious and fresh.We will of course be back again, and even planning a trip within the next month or two.
Reviewer:Miss Lindsay G | Thu 31st Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
The breakfast was faultless. Plenty of choice and everything freshly cooked.Enjoyed our balcony room with great views.
Reviewer:Mr. Patrick B | Mon 28th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Sat 26th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Sat 26th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Fri 25th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Wed 23rd Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 M | Tue 22nd Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Tue 22nd Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Mon 21st Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the HavelockThe owners and staff very friendly and welcoming at all timesFood and accommodation excellentVery clean and comfortableWe would choose to stay at the Havelock againAnd recommend the Havelock to our friends happily in the knowledge that they would receive a warm welcome a fabulous food
Reviewer:Mr Brian W | Mon 21st Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
a very clean well run seaside hotelnothing 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 C | Sun 20th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 J | Sun 20th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Sat 19th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Sat 19th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Sat 19th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Fri 18th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Excellent location. A warm welcome and efficient friendly staff. Hotel facilities very good. Recommended.
Reviewer:Mrs L C S | Wed 16th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 | Tue 15th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Tue 15th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 D | Mon 14th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 M | Sun 13th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Fri 11th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Vey nicely furnished room and great breakfast
Reviewer:Mr. Peter S | Thu 10th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 10th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 10th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 10th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Most friendly welcome, comfortable rooms and splendid breakfasts served by charming and helpful team.Delightful stay
Reviewer:Mr Peter M | Thu 10th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Wed 9th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Fabulous stay at the Havelock!Everything was great - very welcoming, helpful and nothing was too much trouble!! Will definitely return!
Reviewer:Lis M | Mon 7th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 L | Mon 7th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Mon 7th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely Island. Very comfortable hotel. We would return and recommend to others.
Reviewer:Mrs. Carolynne W | Sun 6th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Sat 5th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Sat 5th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 offood 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 S | Fri 4th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
We stayed for three nights at the Havelock. The room was very nice, spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfy.The breakfast wasvery good and was served by very polite waitresses. We would definitely return
Reviewer:Mr Stephen F | Fri 4th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Thu 3rd Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Lavish, lavender flower gardens.Plentiful tea and power showers.Glorious, resplendent breakfasts.Soft and supportive beds
Reviewer:Mrs Hazel B | Tue 1st Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Mon 30th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Sun 29th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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.
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 D | Sat 28th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Fri 27th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
We stayed in Havelock for 5 days and we had awonderful time there. Location ist great andstaff very friendly.yours Peter
Reviewer:Mr. Peter D | Tue 24th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Had a wonderful time rooms very good and staff accomodating
Reviewer:Mr John R | Tue 24th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Tue 24th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
First time for us on the island , and howlucky 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 fora chill after a long day out, and havea 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 friendsbut not to manywant to be able to get a room myself .Overall a fantastic place 10/10
Reviewer:Mr Robert H | Mon 23rd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Mon 23rd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Sun 22nd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Thu 19th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 N | Wed 18th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
excellent as always..
Reviewer:Mr Keith O | Tue 17th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Tue 17th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 muchfor 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 wemade useof 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 barwith 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 S | Mon 16th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 J | Sun 15th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Wonderful host and declious breakfast. Highly recommended!The location is quite and pleasant, nearby the attractions of Shanklin.
Reviewer:Mr. Kinjal M | Sat 14th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Very welcoming couple with pleasant nice size rooms.Excellent breakfasts with numerous different choices.
Reviewer:Mr Arthur C | Sat 14th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Fri 13th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Yet again as per previous stays it wash very comfortable, clean &friendly.Excellent breakfastWould strongly recconmend
Reviewer:Mr Mark C | Thu 12th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Sat 7th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Thu 5th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
We have experienced an excellent hospitality during our stay at The Havelock. Nice, tidy room and very good breakfast.
Reviewer:Gyula S | Wed 4th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Excellent Service, Friendly management &staffComfortable room, altogether a very enjoyable holiday. Great value for the money.
Reviewer:Mr Peter L | Tue 3rd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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. DorothyA | Tue 3rd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 F | Mon 2nd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 P | Mon 2nd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Sun 1st Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Very friendly and polite staff superb breakfast lovely room
Reviewer:Glynis R | Sat 31st May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Wed 28th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Just returned from a stay at The HAVELOCKA 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 H | Wed 28th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Wed 28th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 L | Sat 24th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Hotel is spotless staffand food were first class we would highly recommend it .owners could not do enough to make you welcome.
Reviewer:Mrs Elaine S | Tue 20th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Tue 20th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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. PeterW | Tue 20th May 2014 | 4 years ago
very nice place,very clean....staff it's amazing.we had a nice breakfast...defenetly go again
Reviewer:Mr Marius P | Sun 18th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Great stay again 3rd time
Reviewer:Mrs K Parrott| Sun 18th May 2014 | 4 years ago
As always excellent stay with spotless accomodation and fantastic breakfast and hosts.
Reviewer:Mr. Neil B | Sun 18th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Sat 17th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 W | Sat 17th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Wed 14th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Loved the island and very much enjoyed the Havelock. Great breakfast, amazing bed and friendly staff.
Reviewer:Mr. Christopher W | Mon 12th May 2014 | 4 years ago
HAD A GREAT WEEKEND,THE HAVELOCK A GREAT PLACETO STAY,FOOD GREAT ,HOTEL LOVELY
Reviewer:Mr Richard C | Fri 9th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 forthe beach and shanklin old town. They do a great breakfast as well. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Reviewer:Mr. Boris W | Tue 6th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 | 4 years ago
Once again a great weekend at The Havelock.A good base to stayon the island.Comfy bed, good breakfast and genial hosts, excellant value.
Reviewer:Mr Colin J | Tue 6th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Tue 6th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 H | Mon 5th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Mon 5th May 2014 | 4 years ago
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 F | Wed 30th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Very welcoming close to beach restaurants very comfortable great breakfast. Lovely hosts and staff.
Reviewer:Mrs S B | Mon 28th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Very friendly and useful staff, excellent breakfast, room spotless clean, and comfortable bed.Very good quality/price during off season.
Reviewer:David D | Fri 25th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 M | Fri 25th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Thu 24th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Thu 24th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Wed 23rd Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 L | Wed 23rd Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Best Hotel on the Island. Rooms are lovely, staff very friendly breakfast to die for.
Reviewer:Ms Hazel A | Mon 21st Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 andI 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 &MalloryPS:Great little bar for a night cap.
Reviewer:William A | Mon 21st Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Mon 21st Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Mon 21st Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Wonderful B&B with friendly hosts. Good sized,clean rooms, great breakfast and top location!!
Reviewer:Mrs L D | Mon 21st Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 N | Sat 19th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 D | Fri 18th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 G | Tue 15th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 S | Tue 15th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
All very good 5 star
Reviewer:Mr. Brian V | Mon 14th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 R | Mon 14th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely clean hotel, very friendly people running it and good value for money.We will not regret booking this hotel!
Reviewer:Mr Barry W | Sun 13th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 T | Sun 13th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 K | Sun 13th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 D | Fri 11th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Fri 11th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
This was our sixth stay and thehospitality, food and room were superb.Ann and Dave were the perfect hosts, andwe hope to visit again soon.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian G | Tue 8th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 C | Sun 6th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed here alot.... Always excellent..... Great service..... Highly recommended!
Reviewer:Mr N R | Fri 4th Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 L | Tue 1st Apr 2014 | 4 years ago
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 L | Mon 31st Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
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 B | Sun 30th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
This was a great find. Really professional staff yet friendly. Good balance to achieve
Reviewer:Tim M | Sun 30th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
Great hospitality, spotless and welcoming....great views....got an upgrading on arrival....wonderful wifi and all amenities....will surely return asap
Reviewer:JOSEPH M | Sun 30th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
A very welcoming stay in a pleasant spot.The host has a genuine sense of hospitality.I would recommend.
Reviewer:Antony W | Sun 30th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
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.
Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay & look forward to seeing you again in the future
Reviewer:Magaret W | Mon 24th Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
Fantastic stay! Lovely staff, amazing breakfast and a comfy bed. Can't wait to stay again!
Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully see you again in the future!
Reviewer:Jack S | Sun 23rd Mar 2014 | 4 years ago
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 F | Fri 15th Nov 2013 | 4 years ago
Once again can't fault the owners and hotel .Will stay here again well done .
Reviewer:Mr David S | Thu 31st Oct 2013 | 4 years ago
Always very accommodating very pleasant staff clean rooms Good breakfast
Reviewer:Mr David S | Thu 31st Oct 2013 | 4 years ago
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 H | Thu 31st Oct 2013 | 4 years ago
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 L | Tue 29th Oct 2013 | 4 years ago
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 H | Fri 25th Oct 2013 | 4 years ago
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 C | Thu 24th Oct 2013 | 4 years ago
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 T | Wed 23rd Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 I | Tue 22nd Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Mon 21st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Mon 21st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Sun 20th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
very comfortable. Room very clean and well equipped. Excellent breakfast. Good value for money.
Reviewer:Richard D | Fri 18th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 restaurantsall in all a lovely break. In a very clean and warmnicely decorated hotel with helpfull and welcoming hosts
Reviewer:Margaret R | Tue 15th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Sun 13th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 L | Fri 11th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Thu 10th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Dave and Ann were very welcoming. We had an enjoyable stay. The choice at breakfast was excellent.
Reviewer:Arthur S | Wed 9th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Fabulous hotel, staff, breakfast very very nice.Would recommend to anyone. We will be back.
Reviewer:Mr. William I | Tue 8th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Mon 7th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Mon 7th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 F | Sun 6th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
A little gem good accomadation excellent breakfast and all staff very polite and friendly would not stay anywhere else this was our 5th yearand we will be returning next year
Reviewer:Mrs. Susan T | Sat 5th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Thu 3rd Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Tue 1st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Tue 1st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
A really lovely stay, great hospitality and a wonderful breakfast - check out the homemade bread on offer!!
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs Paul G | Tue 1st Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Mon 30th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 J | Sun 29th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Sun 29th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 I | Sun 29th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Sun 29th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Fri 27th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Excellent place to stay - couldn't fault it in any way.
Reviewer:Mrs Anne H | Thu 26th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
A very friendly and warm welcome as we arrived - the quaint shaped roomwas modernly decorated and spotlessly clean , the breakfast was 1st class and cooked to order .I would strongly recommend this hotel
Reviewer:Mr. Brian P | Wed 25th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Wed 25th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Tue 24th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Friendly Owners and Staff, very comfortable accommodation, breakfasts were stunning. Great all round package.
Reviewer:Mr J Shepperd| Sun 22nd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Sat 21st Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 arejust 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 T | Thu 19th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 | 5 years ago
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 D | Thu 19th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 U | Wed 18th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Mon 16th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
This is our 2nd visit to The Havelock,&and cant fault one thing!Anne &Dave provideclean &comfortable accomodation together with a fantastic breakfast.We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Reviewer:Mrs Marion P | Sat 14th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 N | Sat 14th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 F | Mon 9th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 T | Sun 8th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 I | Sat 7th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 | 5 years ago
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 S | Fri 6th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Thu 5th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Wed 4th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Tue 3rd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 A | Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Mon 2nd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
A lovely 3 day break with our two teenage daughters, we look forward to returning next summer
Reviewer:Mr. Guy M | Sun 1st Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 L | Sun 1st Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Sat 31st Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Thu 29th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Room with sea view was really comfortable and well decorated.The location was perfect and we had a brilliant stay!
Reviewer:Miss. Karen D | Wed 28th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Tue 27th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 G | Tue 27th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Sun 25th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 J | Sun 25th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Fri 23rd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Fantastic hotel, been 4X now &wouldn't go anywhere else, very clean &lovely breakfasts
Reviewer:Mrs Lynne F | Thu 22nd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Thu 22nd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Thu 22nd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 G | Wed 21st Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Tue 20th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Enjoyable stay, clean room, excellent breakfast,very friendly helpful staff. I would recommend this hotel to friends.
Reviewer:Mrs C B | Mon 19th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Thu 15th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 A | Wed 14th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Once again a very enjoyable stay, you are always made so welcome,looking forward to next year
Reviewer:Mrs Y C | Tue 13th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
We were recommended to The Havelock by friends who were also staying at the hotelThe 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 H | Sat 10th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Great place-friendly,clean and in a good location!Have stayed twice and wil do so again!Recommended!
Reviewer:Mr Richard G | Sat 10th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 J | Thu 8th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 F | Thu 8th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Going to the Havelock is like coming home, it's warm, friendly, greatfoodthe best place for a holiday and a lovely clean outdoor pool, we love it
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs H | Wed 7th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 G | Mon 5th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Mon 5th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
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 | 5 years ago
This was our 5th stay and the servicewas as good as ever, and we would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to others.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian G | Thu 1st Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Wonderful B&B one of the best we have ever stayed at would definitely recommend it
Reviewer:Mrs G F | Tue 30th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Tue 30th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
What can I say, my friend &I could not fault it. Everything was excellent. We hope to return with another friend &we shall certainlyrecommend it
Reviewer:Mrs C F | Tue 30th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Mon 29th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 E | Sun 28th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Fri 26th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Fri 26th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Just spent 3 nights at this lovely hotelRooms 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 B | Wed 24th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Great hotel staff friendly great location handy for beach or any buses to different places breakfast was excellent lots nice restaurants Pendleton was our favouritewill return as it was lovely holiday Liz tommy @ Susan Scotland
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs T W | Tue 23rd Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Mon 22nd Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Sun 21st Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Again 1st class 5xxxxx cannot be faulted
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs N M | Thu 11th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Very nice hotel,made to feel very welcome when we arrived, rooms clean and tidy and the lounge comfortable, looking out over the beautifulwell kept gardens. Breakfast very good with plenty of choice and lovely fresh fruit salad every day and a freshly baked loaf !
Reviewer:Mrs V B | Tue 9th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Tue 9th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
very friendly, very comfortable, great breakfasts, we've been before &we'll come again
Reviewer:Mrs G C | Tue 9th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 T | Tue 9th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Lovely place, nice friendly owners
Reviewer:Mrs K T | Sun 7th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
A delightful stay.We were made welcome from first arriving to leaving.The hotel was immaculate &breakfast lovely.The Hosts were very friendly ¬hing was too much trouble.Dave's puzzles were both irritating but goodThank you
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs R K | Fri 5th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
We all had a wonderful time.
Reviewer:Mrs Linda C | Tue 2nd Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Sun 30th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Fri 28th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
The Havelock is everything a Hotel should beIt 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 aheadThe swimming pool and gardens are well kept and thus gem is well worth a visit to refuel your tank and meander around Old ShanklinThank you for a very enjoyable visit
Reviewer:Mrs Gill S | Fri 28th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 amazingbreakfast. Thank you
Reviewer:Mrs S L | Thu 27th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 BrameSuffolk.
Reviewer:Mr T B | Thu 27th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Have stayed quite a few times. Very friendly and does not fail to please. Will continue to book breaks.
Reviewer:Mr. Roger C | Wed 26th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Mon 24th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Mon 24th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
very welcoming and helpful staff, lovely clean room and shower. Excellent breakfast. Parking could be a problem. small parking bays.
Reviewer:Mrs. Elizabeth M | Sun 23rd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
All you could wish for in a lovely hotel
Reviewer:Mr. David A | Sat 22nd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Wonderful establishment in quiet part of Shanklin fantastic breakfasts.
Reviewer:Ms. Roberta L | Tue 18th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 D | Sun 16th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Sat 15th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Tue 11th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Mon 10th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 J | Mon 10th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Mon 10th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Mon 10th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 T | Sat 8th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Thu 6th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 T | Wed 5th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
(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. ThanksPeter.
Reviewer:Peter J | Wed 5th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 D | Wed 5th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Clean room with very good food, staff are friendly excellent location with seafront and town only 10 minute walk.
Reviewer:Mrs S B | Tue 4th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
All staff were very helpful and friendly at all times.
Reviewer:Mr. Andreas S | Tue 4th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Sun 2nd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Sun 2nd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Sun 2nd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
Excellent accommodation, staff and location.We will certainly stay here again when visiting the Isle of Wight.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs J B | Sun 2nd Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Fri 31st May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 G | Wed 29th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 K | Tue 28th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Tue 28th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Tue 28th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 E | Mon 27th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 industrialtoaster.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 H | Thu 23rd May 2013 | 5 years ago
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.Weenjoyedour short stay and would recommend this place.
Reviewer:Mrs Audrey D | Tue 21st May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Tue 21st May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Tue 21st May 2013 | 5 years ago
Lovely comfortable two night stay. Immaculate. Could not be faulted in any respect.
Reviewer:Ms Kerry T | Mon 20th May 2013 | 5 years ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Excellent breakfast and service.Good location.Comfortable bed.
Reviewer:Mr. Richard P | Sun 19th May 2013 | 5 years ago
Everything was beautiful, the room and food and the hospitality shown to us throughout our stay - definitely a winner!
Reviewer:Mrs J B | Wed 15th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 H | Wed 15th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Tue 14th May 2013 | 5 years ago
Found the hotel to be spotlessly clean and well maintained.Very friendly staff.Enjoyed the breakfast as well.
Reviewer:Mr. Vasantha Krishna M | Tue 14th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Tue 14th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Mon 13th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 A | Thu 9th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 J | Wed 8th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 W | Tue 7th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Tue 7th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Sat 4th May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Wed 1st May 2013 | 5 years ago
Very pleasant stay. Excellent service, good food and good clean accomodation.Made to feel very welcome.
Reviewer:Mr Terry A | Wed 1st May 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Tue 30th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Mon 29th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
As a frequent visitor to the island for over 40 years I have stayed in many many places. The Havelock is perfectly placedfor old village, cliff walks and beach and had one of the most comfortable beds ever. Thebreakfast 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 highlyrecommend this hotel.
Reviewer:Mrs. Susan B | Sat 27th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Sat 27th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
Excellent location. Lovely breakfast. Nice room with comfy bed and good quality linenl
Reviewer:Ms Helen W | Tue 23rd Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Mon 22nd Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Sat 20th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Tue 16th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 C | Tue 16th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 F | Tue 16th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 F | Mon 15th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 D | Mon 15th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 G | Fri 12th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Tue 9th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 D | Mon 8th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 S | Sun 7th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
A very pleasant B and B, well located close to the sea and other facilities.Breakfast very goodBathroom rather small, better shower attachment needed
Reviewer:Mr P R | Sun 7th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Thu 4th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 D | Thu 4th Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
First rate in every way, would recommend and stay again
Reviewer:Mr Graham H | Wed 3rd Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 G | Tue 2nd Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
Excellent rooms, excellent breakfast, excellent views, excellent hosts !!
Reviewer:Mrs Sneha N | Tue 2nd Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Mon 1st Apr 2013 | 5 years ago
Great welcome, great room, great breakfast, great view(Rm14),great holiday
Reviewer:Mr. Peter W | Sun 31st Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Thu 28th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
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 M | Mon 25th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Thu 21st Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
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 B | Thu 21st Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
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 R | Tue 19th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
Very clean and comfortable room, breakfast very good, excellent hosts. Superb position for town and beach.
Reviewer:Mrs S B | Mon 18th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
We continue to enjoy our visits to theHavelock. Ann and David are alwaysvery helpful, and the staff courteousand cheerful. The rooms are superb andwe look forward to our next visit.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian G | Mon 4th Mar 2013 | 5 years ago
First Class, Friendly, Fantastic Breakfasts
Reviewer:Mr T | Sat 23rd Feb 2013 | 5 years ago
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 P | Thu 8th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 G | Tue 6th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
Great hotel. Friendly staff with great breakfasts and very comfy beds. Good central location. A really good stay.
Reviewer:Mr. Colin R | Tue 6th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 T | Mon 5th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 B | Mon 5th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 P | Sun 4th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
'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 W | Sun 4th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 S | Sun 4th Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 H | Fri 2nd Nov 2012 | 5 years ago
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 K | Wed 31st Oct 2012 | 5 years ago
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 C | Wed 31st Oct 2012 | 5 years ago
A very comfortable stay. Excellent breakfast.
Reviewer:Marguerite D | Thu 25th Oct 2012 | 5 years ago
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 S | Thu 25th Oct 2012 | 5 years ago
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 R | Tue 23rd Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent hotel, friendly atmosphere, superb breakfast.
Reviewer:Mrs S B | Mon 22nd Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 I | Thu 18th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Very welcoming Very homely exceptional clean superb breakfast lovely staff would highly recommend
Reviewer:Mr. John S | Tue 16th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 D | Tue 16th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
superb hotel.nice friendly staff.spotlessly clean.
Reviewer:Mr J Y | Tue 16th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
We had a very pleasant 3 night stay and found this Hotel adequate for our needs.
Reviewer:Mrs Joan P | Sat 13th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 P | Fri 12th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 T | Thu 11th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 N | Thu 11th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 C | Wed 10th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Wed 10th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 P | Tue 9th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Warm welcome, excellent spotless room, greatbreakfast served by friendly efficient staff.Nice to chat to Dave and other guests in the lounge in the evening
Reviewer:Neville P | Mon 8th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
A warm welcome, super room with enormous comfy bed and sea view plus a lovely breakfast!! Would definitely stay again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Jane H | Sat 6th Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Wed 3rd Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
great stay great hotel great staff very hard to beat
Reviewer:Paul D | Tue 2nd Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
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 D | Tue 2nd Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent accomodation, homely and friendly,Staff top rateFood great
Reviewer:Mr L C | Mon 1st Oct 2012 | 6 years ago
Our ninth visit, Ann &Dave keep improving the hotel.This year the smoked salmon &scrambled eggs was a welcome surprise.
Reviewer:Mr Alan C | Sun 30th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
As always an excellent stay. Clean rooms excellent breakfast and hospitality we sahall certainly come again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Susan B | Sun 30th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sun 30th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Had a lovely stay at The Havelock.We had a stunning sea view, comfortable room, fluffy towels that were changed every day and afeast 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 S | Sat 29th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 T | Tue 25th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Tue 25th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 | Tue 25th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 T | Mon 24th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 onething 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 T | Mon 24th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
warm welcome,helpful and pleasant staff,niceclean room,good food, well situated and aattractive building.value for money,Wouldrecommend to family and friends
Reviewer:Peter R | Mon 24th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 - superbGood eating spots only 10mins walk
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs A K | Sun 23rd Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Very friendly and welcoming.Accommodation very comfortable and clean. Breakfasts excellent. Would recommend to friends.
Reviewer:Mr. Graham P | Sun 23rd Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent on all counts from booking in to departure.5 stars all around. Will be staying again.
Reviewer:Mr A H | Sat 22nd Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
stayed at the havelock first time we stayed there but would go back very good hotel
Reviewer:Sue B | Thu 20th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Thu 20th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 C | Wed 19th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 G | Tue 18th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Tue 18th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 J | Mon 17th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sun 16th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
very pleasant hotel-highly recomended
Reviewer:Mrs D B | Sat 15th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Sat 15th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 | Wed 12th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 troubleall in all cannot wait to return
Reviewer:Wendy T | Wed 12th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Wed 12th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Our first visit but certainly not our last..Room.food,service,ambience. Faultless attention to detail. Absolute joy.
Reviewer:Mr John B | Tue 11th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 D | Sun 9th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Sun 9th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 H | Sun 9th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
I found the Havelock welcoming and friendly.My room was very clean.There was a good selection of breakfast itemsavailable and the staff were excellent.Service prompt.
Reviewer:Mr I P | Sun 9th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 I | Sat 8th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Fri 7th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
Our roomwas 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 A | Wed 5th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 A | Wed 5th Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Mon 3rd Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 L | Sat 1st Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
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 Z | Sat 1st Sep 2012 | 6 years ago
This was a wonderful find.Spotlessly clean, comfortable rooms and warm friendly staff.What more could you ask for.
Reviewer:Gail B | Fri 31st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
We couldn't of asked for more. Great hotel, beautiful rooms, friendly staff and lovely food. Highly recommended :)
Reviewer:Mrs. Jodie F | Fri 31st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Wed 29th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 J | Wed 29th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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, withthe 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 O | Tue 28th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Tue 28th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Mon 27th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Sun 26th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sat 25th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 P | Fri 24th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
very friendly and helpful staff this is a good home from home hotel and does a good breakfast
Reviewer:Mr D S | Fri 24th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Tue 21st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Tue 21st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Mon 20th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Lovely hotel great location friendly staff nice pool.Will try to stay here again.
Reviewer:James C | Mon 20th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sun 19th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Tue 14th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
The hotel was excellent, very clean. The breakfast was very good, and we were made very welcome by all
Reviewer:Mr P A S | Mon 13th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Clean, tidy friendly hotel.Can't find fault.
Reviewer:Ms K M T | Mon 13th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sun 12th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sat 11th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Stayed here 2 nights 6-8 August. Excellent breakfast andfriendly 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 R | Fri 10th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
nice hotel, very friendly staff, excellent breakfast, clean
Reviewer:Ann C | Thu 9th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
Warm welcome, comfy bed, clean, airy and modern room. Ideal location and FAB swimming pool!
Reviewer:Mrs Natalie N | Thu 9th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Tue 7th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
A very warm welcome, pleasantcleanroom andgreat choice of breakfastwas excellenttop notch hospitality . We highly recommendthe Havelockwithouthesitation
Reviewer:Andy B | Tue 7th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 N | Sun 5th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
The best hotel on IOW, clean, friendly, lovely food, many thanks Dave &Ann, booked for next year already
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs H | Sun 5th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Sat 4th Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Fri 3rd Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Wed 1st Aug 2012 | 6 years ago
We have stayed here many times in many different rooms &it is always a great experience,relaxing,welcoming &a superb breakfast.
Reviewer:Miss S G | Tue 31st Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 T | Tue 31st Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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
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 M | Mon 30th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 M | Sat 28th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
ten out of ten good alround hotel great place to chill out and relax service excellent staff one hundred percent
Reviewer:Paul D | Sat 28th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 T | Fri 27th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
excellent breakfast very clean comfortable friendly hotel. could not fault anything. excellent value very central, good parking.will definately come back
Reviewer:Mr. Terence W | Fri 27th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Wed 25th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 D | Mon 23rd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 P | Mon 23rd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Sun 22nd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 J | Sun 22nd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 H | Fri 20th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Staff were friendly and helpful.Just the sort of Hotel we needed.Would recommend
Reviewer:Chris O | Thu 19th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 F | Tue 17th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
A really friendly hotel that's very well maintained with hard-working, friendly staff. Ten out of ten from me!
Reviewer:Mrs Jill T | Mon 16th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 G | Sun 15th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
Very nice stay.Friendly welcome and service.Room very nice with fabulous sea-view and breakfast very nice indeed.
Reviewer:Mrs. Helen H | Fri 13th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Thu 12th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Tue 10th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
A most enjoyable experience at The Havelock, recommended
Reviewer:Mr John H | Tue 10th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Tue 10th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
One word.......Excellent !!!!!!Most definitely highly recommended.
Reviewer:Ruby H | Sun 8th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 R | Sun 8th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Fri 6th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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. BryanD | Thu 5th Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 U | Tue 3rd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Mon 2nd Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
very friendly and welcoming staff. Well organised at breakfast, clean pleasant rooms. We would definitely recommend the Havelock
Reviewer:Mr J R | Sun 1st Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sun 1st Jul 2012 | 6 years ago
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 S | Thu 28th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 | Wed 27th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 R | Fri 22nd Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Very clean hotel, excellent breakfast,lovely and peaceful,good position, most enjoyable stay.
Reviewer:Mrs J C | Fri 22nd Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 G | Sat 16th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 B | Sat 16th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 | 6 years ago
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 T | Wed 13th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 W | Tue 12th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
Excellent.Good stay.Proprietors always friendly and helpful.Hope to visit again.
Reviewer:Mr. Roger C | Tue 12th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
We had a great stay. Room and facilities were were very good. Shame about the weather.
Reviewer:Mrs D B | Sun 10th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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. LouiseC | Sun 10th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 N | Sun 10th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 V | Fri 8th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 E | Thu 7th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
We had a great time. The hotel is clean, the owners are friendly and helpful, good location near beach and Old Town.
Reviewer:Renate R | Mon 4th Jun 2012 | 6 years ago
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 P | Sat 2nd Jun 2012 | 6 years ago