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“Class Act” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kingston House B&B

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Kingston House B&B
5 Turnstile Lane, Hamilton HM 06, Bermuda   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hamilton B&B and Inns
Scranton,PA
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Class Act”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My wife and I spent 6 nights at Kingston house in early October. We stayed in the Bird of Paradise room which we loved and thought was the nicest of the 4 rooms. The balcony catches the evening sun and was a great spot to relax. The pool area was very nice especially when you get back from a long day in the sun. The guests we met were also interesting and friendly. The hosts of this establishment are hard working gracious people. They are VERY helpful to all guests and there are many value added things that they both do on a daily basis. The 5 cent tour to orient new guests, great advice re restaurants and beaches, rides to town, history lessons, transportation guidance, botany, fishing info, the list goes on. It is a seamless experience that does not happen by accident. They know their process and they work it well while working all the hours that God gives them. Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Powell is reason enough to visit Bermuda and if you come, consider a stay at Kingston house. It's a treat. Thank you M&H for sharing your home and yourselves with us.
Kind Regards,
J&C

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Albany, New York
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My husband and I took a cruise to Bermuda in 2001 and have thought about going back ever since. The island is absolutely beautiful. The people are friendly, the beaches are fantastic and the weather is the best. But this review is not about the island, but the Kingston House.

I had found the Kingston House when searching Trip Advisor for a place to stay. Looking at the write ups and seeing the pictures, I thought….this can’t be that nice. People who had stayed there had nothing but praise…. But it can’t be true, can it? Well, I’m here to tell you….it is!

When we pulled up to the Kingston House, it looked just like the pictures on the website only nicer… because it wasn’t a picture…it was real. The grounds were green and lush and a scent of nectar from one of the many flowers greeted you as opened the gate and walked toward the house. It’s difficult to say what impresses you more, the look of the house and grounds or the greeting you get from the Powells (Marlie and Harry). I’m not sure how they did this, but after the introductions and a brief casual walk to show us the house, we didn’t feel like we were visitors but rather like we were friends returning to spend time with people we’d known all our lives.

Marlie brought us back to the Frangipani room. This room, which was right off of the combination family room and kitchenette, was the perfect size for the two of us. Bright and airy, I was very impressed with how clean and spacious it was. The queen size bed was comfortable and would ultimately become a welcome haven after a busy day of sightseeing and hitting the beaches. After unpacking, the Powells did something that you’d never see happen at hotel – since they had to run an errand; they offered to give us a ride to the market. Now, the city is just a quick 10 minute walk, but carrying some provisions back can make for a longer walk so we gratefully accepted. During our trip, Harry threw in a “quarter tour,” but Marlie, who realized we were running late, had him keep it to a “nickel tour.” In our eyes….it was priceless.

We really can’t say enough nice things about the Powell’s, especially Marlie. Harry had been away for the bulk of our time so we leaned heavily on Marlie for everything from her input on where to dine to which beach was better… Elbow or Warwick Long Beach (the winner was Warwick). Marlie made us feel quite at home and we never once felt like we were pestering her, although I’m sure she has probably answered the questions we had asked a thousand times before……she made it seem like it was the first time anyone every asked it. Her guidance truly made our choices easy and spot on. She is a sweet and wonderful lady… Harry joined us later on in the week. An interesting man, his stories of his sailing days or the work he has done kept us both riveted as well as entertained. It was fun to watch him get to really poignant part of the story only to be interrupted by Digby (the Wonder Dog) who wanted to play with his ball. The Powells are wonderful people…and so were their guests

During the 9 days we were there, we had the pleasure of meeting 6 different guests. Although most were from the U.S., two were from Europe. It didn’t matter where everyone was from. We all had one thing in common… we were guests of the Kingston House and we all started our day at the breakfast table. Breakfast was a lot of fun. We all got to know one another… and hearing stories of home and past travels. By the second cup of coffee, there were no strangers… we were all friends. And I noticed that no one seemed to be in a hurry to leave the table. At first we thought that everyone was just being polite, or that’s what you do on the “first day.” But this continued for the entire time we were there. Breakfast was a wonderful time. It was an excellent way to start the day.
So how could one possibly end a day that starts this good? How does having drinks and snacks poolside at the end of the day sound? It’s hard to say which was better? Planning what you were going to do that day, or talking about the shells or sea glass you picked up. The friends we made at the Kingston House will truly be our friends. And we have the Kingston House to thank for that.

So are we planning on returning? Absolutely! So keep the Frangipani and my plastic wine glass ready for us for we are planning on return next August.

Until then, we would like to thank Marlie, Harry and of course, Digby the Wonder Dog for one of the nicest vacations we’ve had in quite a while.

Katie and David Foster

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have been visiting Bermuda for 40+ years and Kingston House is far and away the best place I have ever found for a truly relaxing vacation. The attention to detail that Marlie and Harry provide leave you with nothing on your mind but unwinding day after day. If Kingston House were a book it would be the story of a l00 little nice touches that add up to a wonderful stay. From the amazing breakfasts to the fresh flowers in your room to the always available computer, the nice touches were everywhere. The quiet street only added to the ambience and yet so near to everything. Best wishes to the Powells and may they show others in the local hospitality business how to provide top of the line service.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, WA
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3 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Last year, I stayed at Kingston House B&B as it seemed to afford the best facilities for the best price. This year, I once again chose Kingston House because, frankly, why would I want to stay anywhere else? And next year, when I return, there will be no question about where to stay.

Returning to Kingston House this year felt like returning home, especially as I once again stayed in the Jacaranda Room. Since last year, some improvements have been made, such as a bigger area to prepare food in the Guest Lounge as well as a new, very clever water cooler which extracts water out of the air for either hot or cold drinks. The rooms have also benefited with the replacement of the old tubs with new, modern showers.

What hasn’t changed is the warm, friendly welcome you will receive from Harry and Marlie (and Digby, the resident dog), the wealth of knowledge about the island they are eager to share with their guests around the breakfast table, the delicious options available for breakfast (including superb home-roasted coffee), the offer of rides into the City of Hamilton, availability of beach towels and mats and the knowledge that the hosts want you to truly experience the Bermuda they are proud to call home.

You can stay at any hotel to experience the beauty of Bermuda but to really get a sense of what makes it such a magical island, stay at Kingston House Bed & Breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The house is located in a very quite area (residential road in hamilton).
It's only 5-10 minutes walk from the scooter rental store, 10-15 minutes walk from the Ferry Terminal and Front Street and 15-20 Minutes from the Bus Terminal.
It's quiet during the day and incredibly quiet at night.
The room (palmetto suite) was clean,comfy, with a big closet, terrace and had all the comfort (even more than expected). The bed was extremely comfortable too.. in fact it wasn't easy to wake up early in the morning.
The house has a well furnished common area and a patio with a great swimming pool (the one you can turn on the current and swim as much as you want and as fast as you like). There s a big fridge where you can store your food. Each room has it own space in the common area kitchen for more food storage. They also provide you with plates and silverware.
There's a gas BBQ in the patio next to the pool. This means you can cook and eat in every time you want and this is definitely a big PLUS considering the restaurants in Bermuda aren't cheap.
They provide you with clean beach towels every day. You'll find soap, very good shampoo and conditioner too. You do not really need to bring much from home besides some light clothes!
They also have more travel guides, books, maps about bermuda than any book store on the island! Do not forget to ask for recommendations to Marley and Harry.. you'll never go wrong, trust me!
They really are the best hosts we ever had and we were really sad when we left. They make you feel home in every way.
And I cannot forget one of the best perk of the house ... Digby "ButterPads" Powell, the PartyDog.. Dive for the Queen, Digby!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

If your like B&B's this is for you!! We stayed in July and thoroughly enjoyed our time ther. Harry and Marlie are so nice and go to great lengths to make your stay a pleasant one. The house is quaint and extremely comfortable. We stayed in the Palmetto Suite and was so welcome to come back to after a long day.The bed was extremely comfortable and everything was very clean. Breakfast was good--loved the scones!! Harry roasts his own coffee. Harry was also so accomodating--he even drove us into town a few times!! Harry and Marlie are also great conversationalists and made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Marlie even waved as we left in the cab as if we were old friends leaving!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Harry and Marlie Powell of the Kingston House are the best B&B hosts my wife and I have ever encountered. Their careful attention to detail, immaculate rooms, wonderful conversation, awesome pool and incredible yard make this an exceptional place to stay. Harry and Marlie do whatever it takes to make their guests feel welcome. We highly recommend the Kingston House B&B for anybody who appreciates the B&B experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Turnstile Lane, Hamilton HM 06, Bermuda
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Location: Caribbean > Bermuda > Pembroke Parish > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingston House B&B is conveniently located walking distance to Hamilton and all it's amenities. It has plenty of architectural character and charm as well as the modern conveniences travellers expect in a top hotel. Friendly hosts help you make the most of your time in Bermuda. ... more   less 
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