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Apartments or cottages are on landscaped grounds, some with ocean views. Some have kitchenettes or kitchens. Housekeeping units are their names in Bermuda. But in North America, from where Bermuda gets 95 percent of its tourism business, they are efficiency units. In UK British terminology they are self-catering units ("European Plan" in North America). Take the Dine Around plan if offered. Some are on or close to Bermuda's public sector bus or ferry routes. Places to stay have been inspected and licensed, but not graded, by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the new Bermuda licensing and regulatory tourism agency, for accommodation, facilities and services. Most have lower rates during November to March. Add Bermuda Government taxes to prices. They are a Government tax of 7.25% plus a Tourism Levy or Tax of 2.50% plus where you stay will ask you to pay a Service or Gratuities Charge of 10%. In all, this will add 20% or more to your billing.
Bermuda's official currency in the Bermuda Dollar which is fixed to the US Dollar. Because of the latter, the US dollar is accepted everywhere at par. British Pounds sterling, Canadian dollars, Euros and other currencies should not be brought as they cannot be used. Most major international credit cards will be accepted from visitors, but overseas debit cards, even in the USA, cannot be used in Bermuda. Most if not all Bermuda places to stay, stores and restaurants will no longer accept traveler's checks, so they should not be bought for your Bermuda visit.
Bermuda Online (BOL) at http://www.bermuda-online.org will provide a free courtesy web link to websites of Bermuda properties and show their property's email address in addition, when those properties reciprocate with a link to our website. Internet-reliant guests with a laptop or eBook such as a Kindle or Kobo or netbook or IPad or IPhone or similar or playbook or notepad or tablet or ultrabook should check if prices include free WIFI or paid-for WIFI or wired ADSL (Broadband) available for their guests. When properties below tell us they offer such facilities, we show it.
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 specific USA ADA disability standards. When a property does not state on its website it is disability-friendly by ADA or other recognized international disability standards, and also does not have either ground floor access disabled rooms and/or elevators to all floors, disabled or mobility impaired potential guests should go elsewhere.
Devonshire Parish. Recommended. (441) 236-7410. Two Guest Apartments. Nestled in a beautiful garden in serene inland grounds not far from the City of Hamilton and South Shore beaches.
93 South Road, Warwick Parish WK 10. Phone (441) 236-6350. Fax (441) 236-9151. 15 units. Owned by Brenda Augustus-Spencer who also owns and runs Brenda's Poolside Diner at (441) 236-7807 - as an optional convenience for tourists who stay here. On bus route 7.
Phone (441) 292-8410. Flatt's Village, Smith's Parish. 12 units. Owned by Michael Willard Lightbourne and family. On bus routes 3, 10 and 11. Near the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
110 North Shore Road, Devonshire Parish. Telephone (441) 292-5746 or tall free (800) 637-4116. 10 units. On a major busy bus route running from early in the morning until nearly midnight.
6 Warwickshire Road or P. O. Box WK 85, Warwick Parish WK 02. Phone (441) 238-0149. Fax (441) 238-3503. 8 units. Near bus route 7. Apartments include studios and 1 bedroom, with kitchenettes. Near South Shore beaches.
29 St. Michael's Road, Paget Parish PG 04. Phone in USA (800) 637-4116 or at (441) 236-7419 or cellular 234-8331 or fax 236-7088. For 24 guests. Celia Dawkins, owner. Off bus routes # 2 and 7. Near food store, Elbow Beach public beach not far away.
4 Middle Road, Somerset Bridge, Sandys Parish SB 01. Telephone (441) 234-1435. Fax (441) 234-3006. 5 units (three apartments and two cottages). On bus route # 8 and ferry service. On 3 acres. With a washer and local television, on-room safe, kitchen, refrigerator, DVD. No credit cards. Available almost year-round except for December through February. Not on a beach but not far from a bus stop on a major route.
Recommended. Grape Bay Drive, Paget Parish. Telephone (441) 236-2515. Email Bermudian host Maria Frith at email@example.com. 2 Beach cottages (guests can take one or both if they wish), both with free WIFI, both with two bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, 1 bath. Ideally situated on superb Grape Bay, a 5-star private beach, the nearest beach to the (2 miles away) City of Hamilton by over a mile and most central. Fabulous beach-side location for seeing all Bermuda has to offer.
17 Salt Kettle Road, Paget Parish PG 01. Tel: 441 236 3615. Fax: 441 236 2427. Postal address P.O. Box PG 201, Paget Parish, PG BX. 2014 costs are from $145 to $410 per night.
7 Eve's Hill Lane, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Parish HM 07. PO. Box HM 2494, Hamilton HM BX, Bermuda. Telephone (441) 292-8726. Fax: (441) 295-4447. 3 units. Mrs. Yvonne Joseph, owner.
17 Mariners Lane, Pembroke Parish HM 02. Telephone (441) 295-2893. Fax: (441) 292-3985. Cellular: (441) 234-8261. 6 units. Water's edge at Mill's Creek. European Plan.
Phone (441) 238-0019. Fax (441) 238-4673. P. O. Box SN 501, 5 Scenic Heights Lane, Southampton Parish SN 03. 3 units. With air conditioning, full kitchen, washer, dryer available, satellite television and pool. European Plan.
Telephone 1 441 236 5842. Fax 1 441 236 9742. South Road, Paget Parish. 11 units. Main house and apartments have large bedrooms and verandah. Casual, informal, in residential area. Near public South Shore beaches, food store and optional restaurant. Bus route 7 stops nearby. European Plan.
Telephone and fax (441) 292-4347. 10 Vale Close, Pembroke Parish HM 04. 3 units.
Telehone (441) 292-1055. Rosemont Avenue, Pembroke Parish. 47 units. Residential garden setting 15 minutes walk from city, not served by buses. Apartments have their own kitchenettes.
14 units. South Road, Warwick Parish. On bus route # 7. Phone (441) 236-7093 or (800) 441-7087. Fax (441) 236-3898.
Somerset, Sandys Parish. See in phone book. Studio for up to 2 persons; One bedroom, 2 room suite, villa, B&B, 100 feet of private beachfront.
3 apartments. Telephone (441) 238-0064. 9 Bow Lane, Southampton Parish SN 04. Overlooking Great Sound, with pool, patio and barbecue.
5 units. Telephone (441) 238-1834. Fax (441) 238-1834. Warwickshire Estate, South Road, Warwick Parish WK 02. Near bus route # 7.
9 units. Valley Road, Paget Parish. Phone (441) 236-0628. Fax (441) 236- 3895. Studio apartments and cottages, centrally located.
2 Hampton Head Court, Southampton Parish, Bermuda SN04. Phone (441) 599-2611 from Bermuda or (631) 479-2270 outside of Bermuda. Surrounded by mature gardens and spacious lawns with glimpses of Riddells Bay and Jews Bay.
Recommended. 30 and 32 Princess Estate, North Shore, Pembroke Parish HM 04. Tel: (441) 295-7221. Fax (441) 295-4408. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. With one small and several larger self-contained apartments of 1 and 2 bedrooms.
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August 27, 2015.
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