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Small hotels usually have a private beach, gardens and pools, other luxury facilities, sports, shops, beauty salon, cycle livery, bars, restaurants, nightclub and more. They all have television. Some are on or close to Bermuda's public sector bus or ferry routes. Recommended properties are shown in bold. Some have the facilities shown by the following symbols. Properties shown with 5-2 Stars reflect the symbols shown on Expedia.com. Some have lower rates from November to March.
In addition to per-day hotel charges, visitors should expect to pay the following Bermuda Government Taxes (a) Occupancy Tax of 9.5% and (b) a Resort Levy of 17%. Ask any property at which you stay about any further extras.
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Having Free WIFI or paid WIFI or wired ADSL (Broadband) available for their guests is more important than ever before in 2012. Many clients assume they will have this same ability during their business visits or vacations as they now do in their homes and places of employment. Their guests or prospective guests who travel to wonderful places like Bermuda want to be able to email photos, including where they stay of course, back home to their families, friends and colleagues. If they cannot, it's a significant opportunity wasted for both clients and properties in terms of publicity and more clientele. It is noted that while some guests write nice web reviews of Bermuda overall they invariably also state whether or not they've had WIFI or other Internet access and other key communications and telecommunications facilities at where they stayed. Internet-reliant guests can bring a laptop or eBook such as a Kindle or Kobo or netbook or IPad or IPhone or playbook or notepad or tablet or ultrabook. In July and August 2012 American visitors to Bermuda who were interested in the 2012 Olympic Games from London were able, from where they stayed if it had WIFI or wired Internet, to see http://www.nbcolympics.com/. Canadian visitors saw http://www.ctvolympics.ca/. British visitors viewed http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/2012/.
When space is available for the disabled - accompanied if in a wheelchair - this symbol indicates this. Always confirm this with the proprietor and note that properties in Bermuda do not conform to first class USA ADA or third class UK DDA standards at this time.
3 Stonington Circle, South Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda PG 04. Phone (441) 236-5416. Fax (441) 236-9766. Formerly Stonington Beach Hotel. 32 ocean view rooms and 2 one-bedroom ocean-front suites.
See TripAdvisor Reviews at http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g147259-d148955-Reviews-Coco_Reef_Resort_Bermuda-Paget_Bermuda.html.
The real estate is owned by the Bermuda Government and is leased to the current operator. It first opened in 1980 as a training ground for students at the Bermuda College (a junior college, awarding associate degrees). Name changed June 2003 to reflect the Coco Beach name of its Tobago-based Bermudian property owner and land leaseholder John Jefferis who once managed the nearby Elbow Beach Hotel. Overlooking the ocean and with a shared - by Elbow Beach - gorgeous private beach (it used to be public Elba Beach (named after the island where Napoleon was first exiled and escaped from until the original Stonington Beach hotel was built), complete with superb boiler reefs, one of the very best of all Bermuda beaches. Less than a ten minute drive from the City of Hamilton and on the # 2 and # 7 bus routes. With tennis courts, bar, two restaurants and a fresh water pool. In January 2008 a Bermuda Government-issued Special Development Order was granted in lieu of normal planning regulations, for an additional 66 luxury holiday apartments. The latter are for sale to non-Bermudian as well as Bermudian buyers and can be leased back to the hotel for transient visitors for six months of the year by mutual agreement in accordance with local legislation. In May 2010 the Bermuda Government pledged to ensure publicly paid consultants will stay at the Coco Reef Resort while visiting Bermuda on official business.
Formerly White Sands Hotel and Cottages. 24 rooms. 55 White Sands Road, Paget Parish, PG 05, Bermuda. P.O. Box PG 174, Paget PG BX Bermuda. In USA call toll-free 1-800-548-0547. In Bermuda (441) 236-2023 for reservations. Fax (441) 236-2486.
Not presently taking guests. In May 2010 it was announced that the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has rented the Grape Bay Hotel on the South Shore in Paget for the next two to three years. The property will house nurses, mostly from abroad, while King Edward VII Memorial Hospital upgrades the current nurse's accommodation at the hospital.
Now owned by Bermudian businessman Jeffrey Amaral, who also owns the Palmetto Gardens condominium development. It was owned by New Jersey-based American property developer James M. Dwyer, with then General Manager Esan Frederick. But after severe problems in staff not being paid for months, the property went into receivership with substantial debts and was advertised on March 22, 2002 as up for sale. It finally reopened July 14, 2003 after extensive refurbishment by the Bermuda Resort Hotels management group who now operate it for the owner.
It is a fair walk from the hotel to bus routes 7 (going west, not east and 8 ). It has nice rounds and gardens. It overlooks spectacular Grape Bay, a spectacular private beach for hotel guests, guests of intimate Grape Bay Cottages and approved local residents.
In receivership since 2010.
27 Harbour Road, Paget PG 02. Phone (441) 236-6060. Fax (441) 236-2296. On the harborís edge overlooking the city of Hamilton. Owned by Bermudian developer Kevin Petty. Bermudaís first hotel to open (in April 2008) on the island in 35 years. On hand were Hollywood stars Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, both of whom then called Bermuda home, the-then Premier, affluent members of society, the entire staff along with the resort's first guests.
The full service resort destination has 104 hotel rooms and 74 residential units. It offers amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, located nearby at Belmont, a world class spa, two tennis courts, infinity pool overlooking Hamilton Harbour, two restaurants (including Beau Rivage), room service, concierge service, housekeeping service and bell service. It combines traditional Bermuda architecture with new Bermuda design, keeping the old world charm of a small boutique hotel and cottage community.
Offers deeded part ownership of luxury suites to non-residents. Owning at a luxury fractional development such as this is essentially the only feasible way for foreigners to own real estate in Bermuda, due to a government policy that restricts the amount of real estate that can be sold to non-Bermudians. Because of their affiliations with hotel properties, private residence clubs are not affected by these regulations. Guests will receive even more perks if/when they pay between $129,000 to $360,000 for fractional ownership (which amounts to eight weeks throughout the year) of the cottages.
This new resort is built from the remnants of two once-elegant Bermuda hotels called Newstead, once a 19th century colonial manor, then a hotel, and the former Belmont Manor - a less luxurious but also spectacular in water views 20th century hotel circa 1920 - plus the rebuilt Belmont Golf Course near the latter.
Guests at the facility can travel to and from Hamilton by a private water ferry, run throughout the morning and evening. Some Newstead guests may qualify to use the Elbow Beach Hotel's private beach facilities via a shuttle service.
Pompano Beach Road, Southampton Parish. Phone (800) 343-4155 in the USA or Canada or (441) 234 0222 directly. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 75 rooms.
See TripAdvisor Reviews at http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g147261-d148965-Reviews-Pompano_Beach_Club-Southampton_Bermuda.html.
A spectacular location, in gorgeous turquoise waters, for the non-disabled. Family-owned since 1956, Managing Director Tom Lamb III and his brother Larry are owners. Bermuda's first fishing club, named after the pompano game fish then prolific. It has expanded appreciably since. Celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2011. Has many repeat guests and long-serving staff. Taxi fare from/to airport from $38 per taxi for 1-4 passengers or from $48 for 5-6 passengers. Offers dramatic ocean views from the main clubhouse and all guest rooms. With two fine restaurants, pool, its own private South Shore beach, fitness center, bar and more. The two tennis courts are clay. It is on its own private road well away from all the noise of traffic, so it offers peace and tranquility. The 8 bus route is on the main Middle Road a mile away and if you stay here a courtesy shuttle bus from the hotel will take you there or collect you to and from the bus stop at the junction of Middle Road and Pompano Beach Road.
South Road, Southampton Parish. Phone (800) 742-2008 in the USA or Canada or directly at (441) 238-0222. Fax (441) 238 8372. E-mail email@example.com. Taxi fare from/to airport from $35 per taxi for 1-4 passengers or from $45 for 5-6 passengers.
For Trip Advisor Reviews see http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g147261-d152415-Reviews-The_Reefs-Southampton_Bermuda.html.
A beach resort nestled into coral cliffs above a private pink beach with good diving and snorkel facilities. Each guest room has Bermuda-inspired colors. Each private lanai is situated to give maximum privacy.
With three gourmet restaurants, bar and fitness center. The 2 tennis courts are plexi-pave. On the 7 bus route. Owned by David Dodwell, a former Minister of Tourism for the United Bermuda Party. (He also owns a hotel on the island of Nevis, Caribbean).
It applied for and got major renovations under the Hotels Concessions Act and invested US$5 million on renovations and additions. It has new suites, entrance area, landscaping and first "infinity" hotel swimming pool in Bermuda. The USA's Travel & Leisure magazine voted this hotel as best in in the Caribbean region for the standard of its rooms, facilities, service, food, restaurant and value - and 23rd best in the world. in June 2007 work started on a $40 million dollar new development, The Reefs Club. It is a Private Residence Club (PRC) with 19 two-and-three bedroom residences all with unobstructed ocean views and features a spa on the patio of every unit.
Residents also have access to an infinity pool, whirlpool, club lounge and state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The Reefs beach
The PRC is located immediately west of The Reefs property. The PRC units are fractionally owned, meaning there are ten owners per unit. When a unit is purchased the owners get to select the dates they will be residing there, but also have the right to use the unit whenever it is free. Owning at a luxury fractional development such as this is essentially the only feasible way for foreigners to own real estate in Bermuda, due to a government policy that restricts the amount of real estate that can be sold to non-Bermudians. Because of their affiliations with hotel properties, private residence clubs are not affected by these regulations.
44 rooms. Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke Parish. P. O. Box HM 290, Hamilton HM AX, Bermuda. Phone (441) 295-1640. Fax (441) 295-5904. Toll free in USA 1 800 742 5008. Operates 365 days a year, offering all guests "Old English Bermuda Charm."
Taxi fare from/to airport from - depending on number of pieces of luggage - $29 per taxi for 1-4 passengers or from $36 for 5-6 passengers.
For TripAdvisor Reviews see http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g147257-d150758-Reviews-Rosedon_Hotel-Hamilton_Pembroke_Bermuda.html.
An old former Bermuda colonial home, owned by the Kitson family. In a central and convenient location, with a lush and immaculate garden setting amidst flowers of every color. There are two large lounges with television with wide verandahs for guests in the main house, also a self-service bar.
Featuring comfortable and pleasant guest bedrooms in the main house and wing. Price includes a full breakfast every morning delivered to each guest room or private porch. Also offered is traditional English afternoon tea at 4pm in the main house, including finger sandwiches and homemade Bermudian cakes and cookies. In addition, management hosts a swizzle party every Tuesday evening for guests.
The swimming pool is fresh water and one of the few in Bermuda to be heated in winter.
It is a pleasant leisurely 15 minute or so walk to the City of Hamilton and its public transportation ferry terminal and/or buses for the western and eastern parishes. From the city there are also many attractions, restaurants and services.
Most of the staff have been there for more than 20 years.
People who have stayed at the popular boutique-style property on the edge of the city say the rooms are kept clean and pleasing with quality furnishings, and have mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi. But more than anything, itís the staff and warm service guests rave about in their reviews.
24 Rosemont Avenue, Pembroke Parish, HM 05. 32 rooms including some small suites with kitchenettes. Telephone 1 441 292 1854.
Taxi fare from/to airport from $26 per taxi for 1-4 passengers or from $32 for 5-6 passengers.
Owner managers are Susan Weare, Richard Smith and Edmund Smith.
A 90 year old converted gracious estate.With a fresh water pool.
A buffet continental breakfast is available as an option from 7 am.
Within 10-15 minutes walking distance to the City of Hamilton for guests who are fit and like walking, on a cooler and not humid day.
There are no regular buses serving this property.
With its own "Ascots" restaurant for guests and the general public. People who have stayed at the popular property on the edge of the city say the rooms are kept clean and pleasing with quality furnishings, and have mini fridges, flat-screen TVs. But more than anything, itís the staff and warm service guests appreciate in their reviews.
90 South Road, Warwick Parish. Facing the South Shore ocean. On 7 bus route. Telephone (441) 236-7100. Fax (441) 236-9765. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA and Canadian residents can call 1 800 553 9990. Miami-based hotel management company Tecton Hospitality took over the running of the Club in March 2009.
The owner is Nam International, for Sharad Tak and Naval Mehra, both of Washington, DC.
Collectively, they own the Bermuda Resort Hotels company of which Surfside is one. They invested US$5 million into the property for major concessions under the Hotels Concessions Act, first major addition since 1971.
On the South Shore at the Warwick Parish and Paget Parish boundary, about 15 minutes drive from Hamilton and 35 to 40 minutes from the airport.
Catering mostly but not exclusively to families.
With a full restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, open to guests and the general public, and bar.
Since May 2009 facilities include Aqua Restaurant, formerly at Ariel Sands.
The 38 guest units are in a semi-circle on 5 acres of landscaped oceanfront. They include three-bedroom units, each unit with a full kitchen, cable television.
No tennis (at another facility a few minutes away).
Darrell's Wharf, Harbour Road, Warwick Parish.
Formerly the Palm Reef Hotel.
Before that the famous Inverurie, a huge Bermuda favorite in the 1950s and 60s, on Hamilton Harbor.
Taxi fare from/to airport from $29 per taxi for 1-4 passengers or from $38 for 5-6 passengers.
Geared towards the corporate business traveler.
It opened officially on July 10, 2002 as a 15-suite boutique hotel.
With (for Bermuda) high speed Internet, office facilities, 24-hour concierge service and kitchens.
There is a ferry stop adjacent to the hotel.
There are adjacent condominiums, ranging in size from 2-4 bedrooms.
The property was bought by the owners of Surfside Beach Resort, Nam International, for Sharad Tak and Naval Mehra, both of Washington, DC.
Collectively, they own the Bermuda Resort Hotels company of which the Wharf is one.
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