Expect a tranquil, refined environment and friendly service at this bright, blue-shuttered, white manor house in the center of Hamilton. All rooms have either balconies or patios from which you can admire the garden setting and pristine pool. It's easy to forget you're downtown.
While there isn't any sand in sight, you can take a free 15- to 20-minute shuttle ride to one of the South Shore beaches.
Beautifully decorated rooms are spread between the main house, built in 1906 and renovated in 2017, and the newer two-story building behind it. Surrounded by a relaxing tropical garden, the peaceful accommodations feature king size beds and mini fridges. A local newspaper and one liter of bottled water is delivered daily to your room.
Pastel colors and complementary decor brighten the spacious and spotlessly clean bathrooms. Enjoy an array of complimentary products and fluffy bathrobes.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Some bathrooms feature showers, some have tubs, and others have both; double check your room selection to make sure you get your preference.
Floral prints, classic furniture, and impressive chandeliers impart an elegant, colonial feel, while the cheerful staff make sure you feel welcome and at home. Kick back on one of the many sofas or armchairs or pick a spot outside on the wrap-around porch.
Nestled amongst banana trees, hibiscus bushes, bird-of-paradise plants, and tropical palms, the pool is its own quiet slice of paradise. Relax on a lounge chair or take a stroll through the gardens to admire some of Bermuda's finest flora.
While there isn't a fitness center in the hotel, guests have 24-hour access to Court House Gym, located a few minutes away by foot.
A brand new restaurant, Huckleberry, serves three farm-fresh meals a day, plus artisan coffees. Breakfast is a highlight and can be brought to your room or enjoyed outside on your patio or balcony. There's also afternoon tea service and a Bermuda Rum Swizzle party every Tuesday.
YOU SHOULD KNOW While dinner is excellent, the menu is quite limited. Luckily, all of Hamilton's best restaurants are less than a 15-minute walk away.
Named after a longtime employee who retired in 2013, Beau’s Bar is located inside the main house and serves a variety of signature cocktails and spirits.
Walking into Hamilton is quick and convenient. From there, catch a ferry or taxi from Front Street or navigate two blocks north to the main bus terminal next to City Hall. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, Smatt's Cycle Livery is just around the corner for scooter rentals.
One of Bermuda's only casual French restaurants, Bouchée (3-minute walk) is a small, friendly eatery that's popular for breakfast and weekend brunch. If you like Italian, be sure to check out La Trattoria (11-minute walk). Wood-fired pizza and a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere make this a hit with adults and kids of all ages.
Sports fanatics will love the fun vibe, flowing drinks, and filling appetizers at Flanagan's Outback Sports Bar (10-minute walk). For something a bit more high-brow, we recommend the sophisticated Little Venice Wine Bar (7-minute walk). Local professionals and business elite gather en masse for power lunches and happy hours, enjoying an endless variety of whites, reds, and rosés.
WHY WE LIKE IT
With lush gardens, a quiet pool, and Hamilton within walking distance, you will hardly notice that there's no view or beach. The new restaurant is excellent and goes a long way in making the hotel feel like the complete package. Guests love the longtime Bermudian staff members who go out of their way to make your stay special. If you want peace, quiet, and true island hospitality, this boutique hotel is for you.