Almost don't want to share this amazing B&B! I stayed here with my sister & friend on our first girls holiday in 16 years of friendship - Marlie & Harry (the King of Pembroke!) and of course Digby made our stay very special and we are already daydreaming about coming back. My sister & I stayed in Bird of Paradise and our friend in Palmetto.
The beds in BoP are so comfy and just what we needed after cycling along the Railway Trail.
Everything is thought of at Kingston House and we loved the little extras such as beach towels, snorkels, aloe vera from the garden for poor burnt skin, free wifi and the personal recommendations.
The breakfast was great, very healthy and just what you need when it is so hot outside. The endless pool was perfect for relaxing in after a day at the beach / hike / bike ride.
The walk down to Hamilton probably takes around 10 minutes, you do have to be careful due to narrow Bermuda roads but the road is not too busy and you just have to use common sense. If you are walking at night I would recommend a torch (which Harry & Marlie can lend you) or getting a taxi if you are nervous. Or if you ask very nicely Harry might give you a lift when he is heading down to Hamilton!
Things I would recommend you do when you come to Bermuda -
Paddle Boarding at Daniel's Head (SurfsUp) - so much fun, turtles pop up to say hello and it is very quiet and picture perfect.
Cycling along the Railway Trail - we did this from Hamilton to Rockaway and got the communter ferry back. Again you do have to be careful cycling on the road until you get to the start of the railway trail. We hired our bikes (or peddle bikes) from the hire place on the road heading up to Kingston House and they were very helpful.
Try the smaller beaches - everyone seems to go to Horseshoe Bay which is lovely but you can find completely deserted beaches. Try Church Bay & Tabacco Bay for amazing snorkelling, Jobson's Cove (just off Warwick Long Bay), Shelley Bay and John Smiths Bay for easy swimming, Elbow Beach is also lovely.
Go to the Crystal Caves - they are amazing and the guides are very funny!
Climb the Lighthouse for a breathtaking view.
Have a Dark & Stormy / Rum Swizzle.
Botanical Gardens and visit the Masterworks Gallery
Visit Dockyard and if you are looking for things to take home or presents go to the craft market, the art gallery, glass factory and pottery place.
The ferry from Hamilton to Dockyard is really nice and is a good way to see Bermuda.
We bought a months pass for bus & ferry from the ferry information centre - it was cheaper than a week's pass. $48 I think.
Restaurants - Rustico (Flatts), Beach House (I think - close to Tabacco Bay), Micky's (Elbow Beach), Wahoo (St Georges) - just a few I can think of! We didn't eat out that often and saved a fair amount of money by picking up things from either Miles or the supermarket at the end of Front Street (which sells Waitrose stuff!!).
We also went out on Friday & Saturday (apparently Friday is the better night to go out if you like that type of thing!) and ended up in the Pickled Onion on Front Street both times as it has great live music.
Sorry for the verrry long review but we want to make sure everyone loves it as much as we did.
Kingston House is such a precious find - stop reading this and book!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kingston House Hotel Hamilton
- Kingston House Bed And Breakfast
- Kingston House B&B Bermuda/Hamilton