I made the mistake of buying several nights at Aunt Nea's Inn on Hotwire.com (that was my first experience using Hotwire and will now be my last!) where this inn was rated as a 3-star property - comparable to a Holiday Inn or Four Points by Sheraton. I'm hard pressed to give this place 2-stars much less 3. From what I understand from many of the locals, this was a nice place... at one time. But to compare this property to a Holiday Inn or a Four Points is just insulting to the traveling public. I don't think you can compare this property to a Red Roof Inn or Motel 6 even.
Much of what I experienced has been reflected by other reviewers here. No one there to greet me, my key left in an envelope in the mailbox with directions on how to find my room, bug problems, weeds growing through the sidewalk, etc. The room had an old window unit air conditioner (complete with rust) and a note was left to not run it when you were not in the room, hence you could come back to a very hot place on a brutal day. The shower/tub was literally at the foor of my bed and there were splits in the wood of the front door so I got to enjoy the sunlight streaming through the cracks in the morning. The linens including towels and bedspread were dirty - in fact the bedspread had something crusty on it that looked a lot like dried blood.
Now on the bright side, the A/C did work and they had cable TV so there were some distractions at least. But this is not a B&B, so you fend for yourself when it comes to breakfast, which can be an interesting prospect in St. George.
This was my first trip to Bermuda and thanks to my stay at Aunt Nea's it may very well be my last. Do yourself a favour - if you see any of the "discount websites" (Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, etc.) advertising a "three-star hotel" in St. George - DON'T DO IT!!! Odds are you'll end up here. No matter how good the deal looks online, you're better off paying more and staying in Hamilton or Somerset or one of the resorts. (Had I known then what I know now, I'd have booked The Fairmont Southampton instead.)
I think the best bet for Aunt Nea's Inn is for someone to buy it, renovate it and then embark on a serious marketing campaign to restore the image. And one final piece of advice for anyone planning a trip with someone special to Bermuda - do your homework before you pick where you're going to stay in Bermuda. There are no decent hotels in St. George, I hear guest houses are another matter, but seriously I would not stay at Aunt Nea's again nor would I recommend it - unless you are just really desperate for ONE night.
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