We recently travelled to Bermuda and stayed at the St George's Club. We were in a 2 bedroom cottage (unit #1). We had a good view of St. George's Bay from both balconies. I am going to break down my review into the various sections of the unit we stayed in.
FIRST FLOOR - First floor had one bedroom, one bathroom, the kitchen and a living/dining room.
Bedroom / bathroom #1 - Had two twin beds that seemed comfortable, a bureau and two closets which was nice. Plenty of room to move around and a picture window looking out at the complex and St. George's Bay. It had it's own A/C unit - a window shaker type mounted in the wall just off the floor. Had quite a bit of cooling power. The first floor bathroom was off the bedroom. It had good size along with a stand up shower.
Kitchen / Patio - The kitchen was just in front of the bedroom. It had a small stove/oven, std size microwave and probably a 17 cubic foot fridge. The kitchen was a small galley type with the appliances lined up along the bedroom wall and the sink and dishwasher opposite the appliances on a peninsula that overlooked the living room/dining room. One side of the kitchen opened up into a patio through sliding doors. It had the same view as the bedroom and the living room as well as a charcoal grill, table, chairs and deck chairs. The vertical blinds on the doors were in rough shape and you needed a PHD to work them. We figured it out luckily. All the appliances worked well including a toaster, coffee maker and tea maker. plenty of plates, glasses, utensils etc... The cabinets worked fine but were pretty worned.
Living Room / Dining room - The living room was a large rectangle connected to the kitchen. A couch, end table and love seat occupied the interior corner of the room opposite the of the wall opposite the peninsula. Plenty of tables/lights. Couch and love seat was very uncomfortable. On the opposite wall the dining room table and chairs was located directly in front of a large picture window with the same views as the kitchen and 1st floor bedroom. In the farthest corner of the dining room / living room just adjacent to the dining room table was the only TV in the whole unit. It was probably 27" older flat screen TV. It was okay. Selection of channels was a little limited coming from the US but most of the channels we got were at least some of the popular cable channels form the US. The ceiling was raised over the entire living room/dining room and a ceiling fan was in place. There was also a window shaker type air conditioner along one of the front walls just off the floor mounted in the wall like the bedroom. This supplied A/C to the kitchen/living room / dining room complex and when you ran the ceiling fan in conjunction with the A/C unit you had tremendous cooling capability. Excellent - older unit and most of the furniture was older and worn. However, it was maintained.
A stairway along the back wall behind the kitchen and rising above the 1st floor bedroom / bathroom led to the second floor. This got warm especially near the top of the stairs since you went up about 20 feet. If you were willing to sacrifice a little cooling/separation upstairs, you could keep the door open.
Second Floor Bedroom - At the top of the stairway you entered the second floor bedroom. it was directly above the 1st floor bedroom and had sliding doors that opened to a small patio with chairs. This view was even better of ST.George's bay since it was higher up. the room had a ceiling fan over the bed and an A?C unit mounted like those downstairs. However, this unit appeared to be older and was not as good. However, with the ceiling fan, it maintained a good level of cooling. The room had a very comfortable king bed. On both sides of the bed were closets of which one had a safe available for use. Nice to have the space. The bedroom stepped up into a room that had double sinks and a tub sunken in to the floor. this are had to be 12X16 feet all by itself. The large tub was along the front of the unit and overlooked the great view of the bedroom as it a large window on the outside wall. The tub was sunken in the floor but was about a foot above the floor for the rest of this space so you can't just fall into it but you can get into it easily. The toilet and shower were enclosed in a little room of this area.
Another nice feature was a built in bureau on one side of the room and a built in desk/vanity mirror on the other side. This was really nice area for my wife to use for make up etc... Another nice feature, instead of end tables on both sides of the bed, above the bed, there was a built in shelf that allowed you to put anything you wanted within arms reach. There were also control for lights, fans etc. as well as multiple outlets here. Really convenient.
Again, the area was worn and in need of upgrades but it was again maintained well.
We had heard a number of complaints about cockroaches, ants and things of the like. First of, we saw none of this. There were a few small (what I call sugar ants) stray ants. This is not unusual. I see this in many of the tropical areas we have visited. As with any place you stay, you need to keep garbage / food sealed and in place where insects can't get to them. We had no problem.
Plenty of pool space as there were 3 pools on property. We practically had one to ourselves. The shuttle service was a great thing to have. We were expediently brought to and form the surrounding area. The drivers were excellent. The beach was nice and in a protected cove. Swimming was good. The front desk was helpful and check in / out was okay. We stayed in a two bedroom and it needs some updating as a lot of it had worn furniture. However, it is well maintained and very functional for your visit. I know that most, if not all the one bedroom units had been upgraded, but I don't know where they stand on the two bedroom units. This should not stop you from visiting here. The worst thing on the whole island is the price you pay!! Take food from home!! We enjoyed our stay and felt it was very adequate.
PLEASE NOTE - there is a requirement to pay a facility fee of $60 per person that can be used in there restaurant Griffin's. Also, they change they clean the unit mid week on the time shares exchanges / usage. They charge you 20.40 for this and it is required. 10.20 is the mid week cleaning and 10.20 is the end of stay cleaning. So don't be surprised by this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the World Heritage Site of the old town harbour is The St. George’s Club. An enclave of vacation/ownership cottages, The Club boasts three swimming pools, three tennis courts (two with lighting), fitness centre and scooter rental. We have two restaurants on property Griffin's Bistro and Bar in the main Clubhouse and five (5) minutes away on the across the bordering golf course is our secluded beach facility The Beach House, our restaurant and bar which boasts a great menu and good wine with one of the best views of the sunset on the island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The St. George`s Club Hotel St. George
- St Georges Club Bermuda
- St George Club Bermuda