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Reefs Question - Rooms? Restaurants?

Montville, New...
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Reefs Question - Rooms? Restaurants?

Thinking of The Reefs for our 10 year anniversary. Deciding btwn poolside and cliffside. Poolside is cheaper, so leaning towards that - but is the view/room still good? Is cliffside that much better? wondering if it's better/necessary to splurge. Also, we will only be there for 2 nights in June, a Thursday and Friday night. I read that the restaurants sometimes close for weddings/private events. are there always good options open? don't want to be disappointed if we do the meal plan and can't get a reservation for our two nights. Last question - for a 48 hours trip, and our first time to Bermuda, do you recommend staying at the resort the whole time since it's such a short stay - or should we venture out to another area for an afternoon. Leaning towards just appreciating The Reefs for the full 2 days, but if going out is a must, we shall do so! Thanks in advance for your replies.

USA
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1. Re: Reefs Question - Rooms? Restaurants?

>>>...Deciding btwn poolside and cliffside. Poolside is cheaper, so leaning towards that - but is the view/room still good?...<<<

The '..Poolside..' category rooms at The Reefs are situated right 'round the hotel's small, horizonless swimming pool. This area can act a bit like an '..amphitheater..' and amplify ambient sound (particularly at ground-level). This probably isn't a problem at night but during the day these rooms can be '..noisier..' than the '..Cliffside..' category rooms. All of the rooms will have wonderful ocean views...but 'Cliffside' views will be almost entirely un-obstructed.

The Reefs Resort & Club Map/Diagram--

http://thereefs.com/property-map.php

>>>...I read that the restaurants sometimes close for weddings/private events. are there always good options open?...<<<

There's no accounting for whether there will be any 'special events' during your stay...but there are three(3) on-premises dining option at The Reefs at this time of the year--Ocean Echo (indoor & outdoor terrace) Coconuts (outdoor) and Royston's (indoor). All of the choices are good with varied menus. It will simply comes down to which you happen to prefer most/best. Given that June is perhaps the most heavily reserved month of the year for popular properties like The Reefs, probably the only potential problem you may experience is getting a table, at the restaurant your prefer, for the time that you prefer. The Reefs' MAP guests will ALWAYS be accommodated at its on-premises restaurants.. You might also consider participating in the reciprocal (table space available basis) '..Dine Around..' option with Cambridge Beaches and Pompano Beach Club.

>>>...our first time to Bermuda, do you recommend staying at the resort the whole time since it's such a short stay - or should we venture out to another area for an afternoon...<<<

The Reefs is your '..hotel..'. BERMUDA is your '..resort..' As pleasant as The Reefs is (and that's pretty damned PLEASANT), if you don't get out 'n about to see, experience and enjoy RESORT BERMUDA during even such a brief visit....you'll be sorry.

Montville, New...
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2. Re: Reefs Question - Rooms? Restaurants?

Awesome, thanks for the detailed response! Does anyone know if the 28 day cancellation policy is fully enforced? The website states you'll be charged for 2 nights which is an outrageous amount of money to lose in the event my 2 young kids get sick last minute and we can't go. (these things happen with young children, so as most parents know, it's not 100% until you've actually landed!) Thanks again for any replies.

USA
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3. Re: Reefs Question - Rooms? Restaurants?

You need to check with The Reefs DIRECTLY with your questions and concerns. While the people at The Reefs are sensitive to the varied problems that potential guests might encounter...they've a business to run. So as a parent, you must know that if they tried to run it around the schedules of '..other people's children..'...they wouldn't be in business much longer than a '..New York minute..'.

If you've concerns or questions about their published cancellation policy or your ability to fulfill your reservation commitment...then either invest in travel insurance...or...choose another property with a more '..family friendly..' cancellation policy.

Princeton, New...
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4. Re: Reefs Question - Rooms? Restaurants?

Cliffside rooms should all have updated bathrooms & will indeed be quieter & offer more privacy. Which restaurants will be closed due to special events is usually a last minute thing & hard to plan for. All the restaurants are good so it shouldn't be big problem. Lastly, better check with The Reefs on minimum stay requirements. June is a very busy month.

London, United...
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I don't see how fifty dollars extra for a cliffside is spluging when you are paying over $700.00 a night for a poolside. Go with the cliffside it will be the best $50.00 you ever spent.

Manchester UK
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I'm in Bermuda now, first time! Visited The Reefs with a view to having lunch and found it 'closed'!! Website had no mention of this so pretty disappointed! Also disappointed with the whole set up although admittedly it is 'off season' and things are so quiet around Bermuda. Beach looks gorgeous, but to me, it can't compare with going half a mile down the road and finding horseshoe bay and the various coves leading to Warwick Bay. All much more gorgeous. Have a look at the Trip Advisor reviews before going here. Some pretty damming ones for the restaurants, but again, it's off season so I can't say how it will feel later in the year.

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