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The Havelock

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Double Room, Ensuite | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free daily full breakfast
Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View | View from property

Overview of The Havelock

The Havelock

4.0 star property
Shanklin upmarket B&B with bar/lounge
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

95 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
2 Queens Road, Shanklin, England, PO37 6AN
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bath or shower

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Osborne House - 20 min drive
  • Gunwharf Quays - 86 min drive
  • HMS Victory - 88 min drive
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - 96 min drive

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 113 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 136 min drive
  • Sandown Station - 6 min drive
  • Shanklin Station - 10 min walk
  • Sandown Lake Station - 28 min walk


  • Bayside Fish & Chips - 8 min walk
  • The Falcon - 7 min walk
  • Thai Mukda - 6 min walk
  • The Village Inn - 6 min walk
  • The Townhouse Bar - 6 min walk

About this property

The Havelock

When visiting Shanklin, The Havelock is a great choice to consider. After splashing around at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket bed & breakfast include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (7 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1860
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 50.0 per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to August

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Havelock B&B Shanklin
Havelock Shanklin
The Havelock Hotel Shanklin
The Havelock Shanklin
The Havelock Shanklin
The Havelock Bed & breakfast
The Havelock Bed & breakfast Shanklin

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Havelock?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Havelock?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Havelock?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Havelock?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Havelock?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Havelock and nearby?
The Havelock has a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
What's the area around The Havelock like?
The Havelock is located near Shanklin Beach, only a short 4-minute walk from Shanklin Chine and 5 minutes' walk from Shanklin Old Village. Travellers love the bed & breakfast's prime location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel
Our stay at The Havelock was extremely pleasant. The hotel was very clean and well presented. Paul and Vicky were excellent hosts and were always on hand for a friendly chat. The breakfast was very good and all the serving staff were so friendly and efficient. The location of the hotel is great - with old Shanklin village, Shanklin Chine and the beach all nearby. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Havelock and will hopefully return one day. Thoroughly recommend!
Judith, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved this hotel. Very clean, great welcome and service. Lovely breakfast.
peter, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean with lovely fluffy towels. Good choices at breakfast with attentive staff
7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Place to Stay
Friendly couple running the hotel and they were so helpful. Room was great with everything you could need. Comfortable clean and with a sea view. If I return to the Isle of Wight I will definitely stay again.
Arlene, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Good stay
We stayed in room 11 - although great access to the pool, there was noise from the kitchen area below (in the evening and early morning). The bathroom is far too small for a family suite. Good location - we got around on foot most of the time. Very friendly staff serving breakfast.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable, clean and conveniant location. Breakfast good ingrediants well prepared. Owners and staff very friendly and always happy to help.Particular thank you to Daniel for excellent service
David, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly family run hotel. Perfect location 2 mins walk to the beach. Nice breakfast and room. Value for money.
CT, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maureen, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A gem of a place
We decided to have a staycation here this summer and it was wonderful. The place is run by a lovely couple who are very friendly and helpful. The location is amazing, a stone’s throw to the sea front and the old town and a 10 minute walk to the train station. It has a wonderful sea view from the terrace where you can sit and have drinks in the evening. It also has a heated swimming pool which is lovely on warmer days - it almost feels like you’re on the Mediterranean. Breakfast was delicious and the staff were always friendly and welcoming. We don’t usually do staycations but this is a place I would happily visit again. Highly recommend.
Hannah, 5-night trip
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