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Which hotel...Hamilton Princess or Southhampton Princess

Which hotel...Hamilton Princess or Southhampton Princess

Old Apr 15th, 2001, 06:23 PM
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Which hotel...Hamilton Princess or Southhampton Princess

My husband and I are going to Bermuda in June for my birthday. We are torn between these 2 hotels. The pictures of both look great. We got an excellent price at the Hamilton and the SH would cost us almost double. I guess the drawback of the Hamilton is the lack of a beach, but I understand there's a ferry to the other hotel. Has anyone stayed at the Hamilton? Every post I've read mentions the SH one, so I know that is good.
Please help!
Old Apr 19th, 2001, 06:17 AM
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We stayed at both locations. The staff at the Hamilton Princess were great. You are conviently located to the shopping port and since the island is not that large, it does not take alot of time to get anywhere. If you stay at the Hamilton Princess, they will get you to the Southhampton by boat. You will be able to use all the facilities or you are able to take a bus. The Southhampton Princess is just a much more luxurious hotel. It really is worth the extra money if you can swing it. The rooms overlook a beautiful golf course and the ocean. You will still need transportation to the ocean because it is set up on a hill, but it is a 5 minute ride. The staff at both places were great - enjoy and have a rum runner for me...
Old Jun 2nd, 2001, 12:32 PM
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We only stay at the Fairmont Princess Hotels. To us, both hotels are wonderful. We're going in June, too. This time we're staying in town at the Hamilton. I love to get up early in the morning and walk down to one of the local shops and have a cup of coffee and danish with the people of Bermuda or just sit in the park and watch the ships, boats & yachts. I enjoy the pool at the Hamilton, more than the Southhampton pool. Bar service is excellent, people chat and the layout is more relaxing. Then it's off to shopping downtown at least twice during our stay. We usually take the ferry over to Southhampton twice during our visit. Once for the ocean and once for the great 3Par golf course. Most of the major stores have off-site stores at the larger hotels, which includes the Southhampton.

The Southhampton is a beautiful hotel. I can't say enough about it. They had a wonderful wine cellar the first time we visited Bermuda and they served wine and after dinner drinks. There was also a jazz singer and harp player. This is where I took the time to learn and appreciate different types of music. The only dissapointing part is that we have never seen the wine cellar opened again. However, it is still there, right before the indoor pool on the second floor. Just explore this hotel, there are so many parts of it that are enjoyable.

Both hotels, offer luxurious rooms and run of the house rooms. We've been in all categories and would probably say that of the two, Southhampton has a better room accommodation. However, there is nothing like sitting out on your balcony at the Hamilton Fairmont and watching the ships and yachts roll in.

As you can see I love them both. Be sure to visit horseshoe bay when you go to the Southhampton beach. You can cut thru the parking lot, it's a pretty beach with some very nice coves.

This is our eighth time visiting Bermuda. Our intention is to only see one site each time we visit. This year it's the Royal Naval Dockyard. After that you know the rest of our itinerary.

First time there, ah Southhampton as long as your coming back and planning a visit to Hamilton Fairmont.

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