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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online
Hotels - in alphabetical order - are shown separately. Some have their own private beach (unlike in the Caribbean 900 miles south where all beaches are public) or private part of a beach, gardens and pools, other luxury facilities, sports, shops, beauty salon, etc.. Most have off-season lower rates from November to March. Some are on or close to Bermuda's public sector bus or ferry routes. They have been licensed but not graded by the Bermuda Government's Ministry of Tourism and Bermuda Tourism Authority. Some also offer residential condominiums on their properties. Many resort hotels operate the American Plan (AP), in which the cost of breakfast and dinner are included in the cost of a room but not drinks. Others have the European Plan for only the room, with guests making their own arrangements for meals. Presently, only one resort, Grotto Bay, offers All-Inclusive. It includes, costing from $114 a day per person as an optional extra, three meals, alcoholic drinks, on-site water sports sports, entertainment, public transportation. No hotels are adults-only. None include Butler Service.
Other up-market places - shown here - are where anyone can stay. Apartments or cottages and guest houses are on landscaped grounds, some with ocean views. Most have kitchenettes or kitchens. Some are on or close to Bermuda's public sector bus or ferry routes. Places to stay have been 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. Guests should check to see what meals are available on the premises.
Bermuda's official currency. The Bermuda Dollar 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.
Internet, WIFI and Links to and from this website. Most hotels and other guest properties in Bermuda have Internet/WIFI, free to registered guests during their stay. Why don't we link to most of them? We will gladly create la non-exclusive link to them as a Bermuda resource when they create a similar link to us.
Guest hotel or similar occupancy and departure taxes and gratuities (tips) payable by tourists. A summary, paid to the Bermuda Government unless otherwise noted.
World's most visited countries in 2018. Source, Daily Telegraph. UK. Measured in 2019 by the UK's national Daily Telegraph newspaper.
How Bermuda compares with other countries or islands where tourists outnumber locals. Measured in 2019 by the UK's national Daily Telegraph newspaper in annual number of tourists compared to numbers of residents.
Tourist numbers and spending 2014-19
Disabled visitors access. Note that USA ADA disability standards do not apply in Bermuda. Here, because there are no such legally required disability protections or minimum standards required by Bermuda's Ministry of Tourism or the public/private sector Bermuda Tourism Authority what constitutes a disabled-friendly room can be interpreted differently. Disabled visitors using wheelchairs and the mobility-impaired should ask before they book for details of disabled-friendly rooms such as overall room size (many disabled or mobility-impaired guests need somewhat bigger rooms); room door and bathroom door width, does the bathroom have a wet-room shower or only a shower in a bathtub over which guests have to step, is the room on the ground (first) floor or higher in which case is there an elevator nearby and what is the elevator emergency policy for disabled guests
1 Nea's Alley, Town of St. George. Phone: (441) 296-2838. Fax (441) 297-1908. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Was once with 15 rooms. Now with five big rooms all en suite facilities, as well as a self-contained apartment to the rear of the 18th century building and a small room on the outside. Also offers a garden. Breakfast. Bermuda's L.F. Wade International Airport is a 10-15-minute drive. The City of Hamilton is 14 miles away by public transport bus or ferry.
South Road, Paget Parish. Telephone: (441) 236-2233. Fax: (441) 236-1876. General manager Nik Bhola, since September 2014. Just west of the Elbow Beach Hotel, less than 3 miles from the City of Hamilton. A fully functioning members’ beach and tennis club, currently with many local and international members. A Private Club, open to new members and appropriate guests not members. On a 29.64-acre parcel of land with main clubhouse with eight cottages, 31 suites, plus pool and tennis facilities, squash courts, wedding, croquet and more. Has almost 2,000 feet of spectacular private beach. International tennis has often been played here. There are 8 clay courses, 3 lit.
36 Rosemont Avenue, Pembroke Parish HM 06, Bermuda. P. O. Box HM 1048, Hamilton HM EX. Phone (441) 295-7124. Fax (441) 295-3850. Email email@example.com. 9 units. Light continental breakfast. Located on a hill only minutes away from the City of Hamilton, its shops (stores, restaurants, etc) bus and ferry terminals. Once a colonial-style mansion, converted to a guest house over 50 years ago. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave oven, small safe, private telephone line and WIFI. Rooms with kitchens are available on request. Secluded swimming pool for guests in a lush subtropical garden.
1 Middle Road, Paget Parish. P. O. Box PG 294, Paget PG BX. Phone in USA (800)-962-7654 or directly at (441) 236-6517. Fax (441) 236-5528. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. This upmarket restaurant, one of Bermuda's finest, has 5 luxury cottages, 5 suites and 6 deluxe rooms in a tranquil and verdant garden with swimming pool adjacent to restaurant. Inland. Flat screen digital television. Not on a beach but with access privileges at the nearest private beach. On bus route 8.
71 Middle Rd, Jenning's Bay, Southampton Parish SB 04. Phone (441) 238-0834 or 238-2113. Fax (441) 238-8980. 3 individual rooms with ocean views, from $160 a night. Rooms share a kitchen and living room space. Residential area. Pool, Sunken garden, lounge and games room. On bus route # 8. Rooms have air conditioning and fans.
16 Pomander Road, Paget Parish PG 05. By mail at PO Box HM 384, Pembroke Parish HM BX. Phone (441) 236-7635. Fax (441) 236-8332. 5 units. Near bus routes 1, 2, 7, 8. Continental breakfast. WIFI cable TV, radio, air-conditioning, microwave oven and fridge. Patio and barbeque.
Mid Ocean Club, Golf Course and beach
1 Mid Ocean Drive, Tucker's Town, Hamilton Parish. Or by airmail at P. O. Box HM 1728, Hamilton HM GX. Telephone: (441) 293-0330. Fax: (441) 293-8837. 21 rooms and suites, with two beaches, one in the small harbour shown in the photo, the other south of the golf course. Must be a member or referred by one to stay. This property was one of those begun by the British shipping organization Furness Withy in the 1920s that really began Bermuda's climb in tourism. On a 640-acre estate in the most exclusive area of Bermuda, with numerous beautiful residences and 3 large private beach areas plus coves on the estate, accessible by a private road to the Tucker's Town peninsula usable only by Club members. The world-famous Mid Ocean 18-hole golf course was first laid out by Charles Blair MacDonald, who created what became the National Golf Course in the USA. It was once ranked as one of the 10 best golf curses in the world. There are also 2 tennis courts and a tennis pro. With fine dining in its own restaurant, plus a Beach Cafe. It has received the Bermuda Government's Tourism Longtail Merit Award. On bus route # 1.
20 Woodbourne Avenue, Pembroke Parish HM 08. Postal address P.O. Box HM 374, Pembroke Parish, HM BX, Bermuda. Phone (441) 295 0503.Or in USA 800 548 7758. Fax (441) 295-0250. Guest house. 12 spacious guest rooms, all with private bath, air-conditioned with cable television, telephone and coffee/tea maker. Internet and WIFI in public areas. Continental breakfast.
Private club. Albuoy's Point, city of Hamilton. Telephone 1 441 295 2214. Fax 1 441 295 6361. 3 comfortable guest rooms, only available to RBYC members, their guests and others who qualify by yacht club reciprocal membership. Rooms have harbour views. Contact the front desk for reservations and more info. Features include king size bed, tub/shower units, phone, coffee machine, Cable TV, DVD, stereo, and radio alarm clock. With its own marina, members' restaurant and nearby access to buses, ferries and shopping.
Lighthouse Hill, Southampton Parish. Telephone (441) 238-0043. Fax (441) 238-8445. PO Box SN 144, Southampton, SN BX, Bermuda. 7 units. Owner: Jean Richardson. Accessible to public South Shore beaches. Near bus routes 7 and 8. Overlooking Great Sound. Views, bedrooms with air conditioning, television and patios. Continental breakfast.
6 Rose Hill Street, Town of St. George. Phone (441) 297-1200. 71 units (43 2-bedroom and 28 1-bedroom cottages). Timeshare. Built in 1985 over what was once the St. George's Hotel, on 18 acres on the top of a hill overlooking the town. Weekswere exchanged for vacations in over 5,000 other RCI resorts. Membership prices were based on the size of the cottage, the time of the year, and the location. Club facilities were open to members local and overseas
2020. February 1. The St George’s Club shut its doors yesterday after a quarter of a century in business. Sally-Anne Kyle, the president and chief executive of the club on Rose Hill Street in the Olde Towne, said yesterday that staff at the hotel had been made redundant and the company would hand back its lease to the Bermuda Government. The club declined to say how many staff were affected, but it is understood it could be up to 25. But Ms Kyle added: “The news is not all bad as Hotelco Bermuda SGC Ltd, who are part of the group developing the nearby property to open as a St Regis Hotel, will take over the St George’s Club. They will reopen the club after a period of much needed refurbishment and update.” Ms Kyle added: “We wish to thank all our very loyal staff for their efforts over the years and our remaining members who have been supportive of the club.” She blamed the closure of the St George’s golf course, increased costs, the recession and members defaulting on their contracts as reasons for the closure, along with the problem of operation as a timeshare with “changing legislation”. Ms Kyle added that all current timeshare memberships would be honoured. Zane DeSilva, the Minister of Tourism and Transport, said closure of any tourism business was a concern, but that he was optimistic about the future of the club. He added: “Not only do we possibly lose a tourism product but, of course, one has to think about the Bermudian workers who are out of a job. The good thing is that I do know that something is happening with regard to the club and I’m really hopeful that some positive news will come soon.” Kevin Dallas, the CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said: “While our thoughts are with staff impacted in the short run by this move, we are delighted the St George’s Club will now receive the investment it needs. We thank Hotelco for its deep commitment to Bermuda’s tourism future and we look forward to working with its team to continue to revitalize the East End.” The 71-cottage St George’s Club was said to be close to a sale in 2016. Members at the club were told that the potential buyer had promised to invest in renovations and improvements — but the club would have to pay off $3.5 million of debt first. Management at the club said they would focus their attention on turning the property into a cottage hotel when the deal failed to materialise. The club said at the time that the property was already operating “more than 50 per cent” as a hotel. The club also offered a “buy-out” to members, but not all accepted the offer. Remaining members complained in 2017 that their fees had jumped, but Ms Kyle said the increases were needed to cover operational costs.
6 The Ledgelets Drive, Somerset, Sandys Parish MA 06. Phone (441) 504-6962. Cottages, some large, capable of hosting entire families, pool. Tranquil surroundings. Next to former gorgeous Lantana and owned by young descendants of the same family that founded Lantana. Lovely place for a magical garden wedding. Sunset cocktails and moonlight dancing. Whimsical tea parties and black tie dinners. A unique venue for a special occasion.
The Loren at Pink Beach
116 South Shore Road, Tucker's Town, Smith's Parish HS01, Bermuda. Website thelorenhotel.com On 17 landscaped acres and with two of Bermuda's spectacular private pink sand beaches. A new $51.5 million 34 room boutique hotel with two restaurants and six guest condominiums, two guest suites, two swimming pools and a residential building. Bermuda’s newest hotel and condominium complex, in a private beachfront area, built on land that until 2014 housed the once-iconic Pink Beach Club and Cottages until their receivership in 2010 and subsequent demolition. Bus route 1 by day passes below.Categories of all accommodation properties for visitors
April 1, 2020
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