We (2 couples) spent 9 days at the St. George's Club in early April, and were very pleased with almost every aspect of the place. It's a relatively quick taxi ride from the airport (about $20 one-way), and check-in was quick and painless. Arriving guests leave their bags at Reception, or just outside, and they are brought to the cottages, because getting there involves walking up a pretty steep path. We had cottage #15, which had a decent if not spectacular view.
The cottage has a full kitchen (which we didn't use much), plus a dishwasher and microwave. There is one bedroom and bath on the main floor, and one upstairs. My wife and I had the upstairs room, which had a queen or king bed and a shower and big bathtub. (The bathtub has a large window directly in front of it, so you might want to pull the shade first!) There are window airconditioning units in the living room and both bedrooms.
The upstairs got a little stuffy, and the a/c up there wasn't really working, but after the first day it wasn't an issue, because we simply opened the windows and let the delicious breeze cool the room -- perfect sleeping weather. I imagine it might be a little more of a problem in July or August, but in April it was perfect.
There is a $60 per person minimum charge for Griffin's, which is easy to use in one visit. The food is good, if not spectacular, and service is generally good. Griffin's serves the traditional Bermuda fish chowder, which others in our party liked but I found a little strange (I liked it better without the sherry pepper sauce and rum). The Garden Café, which serves lunch (and breakfast on Saturdays), is also good. The lobster roll is a bit pricy, but after all, it's Bermuda. My personal favorite on the lunch menu was the club sandwich. It seems everything comes with French fries, which are very tasty, but it would be nice to have the option of having a small salad instead. Bruno, the combination maitre d'hôtel, server, and who knows what else, has a great personality and does his best to make everyone a satisfied customer.
The property is immaculately maintained, and it's an easy walk down Rose Hill to the town of St. George, which has a number of restaurants and shops. The supermarket is also down the hill, at the other end of town (a whole 10-minute walk). The Club's shuttle will drop off and pick up in St. George, and it also does trips to the Beach House, an affiliated restaurant (and beach) about a 15-minute drive away. (It's also possible to walk to the Beach House, but it's very easy to get lost.) The Beach House serves essentially the same menu as Griffin's, and all restaurants are closed on Wednesdays.
All in all, we had an enjoyable week at the Club. The only nagging negative was that although there is free wi-fi, it is so slow as to be useless. We were able to connect by bringing our devices to the lobby, but when we went back to our cottages we were not able to do anything, even though the devices still showed "connected." Even in the lobby, the connection was agonizingly slow. "Premium" wi-fi is available for a fee, but the woman at the front desk said it still would not be fast enough for streaming or downloading video. This is a relatively small dissatisfier, but in this day and age we have come to expect decent wi-fi as a standard amenity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched high on Rose Hill overlooking the World Heritage Site of the old town of St. George and it historic harbour is The St. George's Club. The Club is an enclave of seventy-one (71)One and Two Bedroom cottage hotel suites that are available for rent or vacation ownership. The Club boasts three swimming pools (one heated in the cooler months), two floodlit tennis courts, and fitness centre. 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 in the shadow of Fort St. Catherine is secluded Achilles' Bay and the beach facility The Beach House. This restaurant and bar boasts a great menu, good wine and 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