We first saw Salt Kettle House 29 years ago on our honeymoon, while we were staying at Lantana (now closed). It looked like a nice place to stay, and we vowed to come back and try it some day. Well, we just returned from a wonderful 6 days at Salt Kettle House, and it was all we hoped. Nice room overlooking the water, comfortable beds, handy kitchenette, clean bathroom, all we needed in accommodation, very nice and helpful staff. But the three best parts about the experience were Hazel Lowe, the proximity to the ferry to Hamilton, and the opportunity to trade stories and recommendations with other guests at breakfast. Hazel Lowe has running a guest house down to a science. She arranges pick-up at the airport, taxis when needed, loans of first-day tokens for the ferry (so you can buy passes at the ferry dock), recommendations of restaurants (every one we tried was delicious and reasonably priced), directions to beaches and other activities that suit your preferences, and whatever else you need. Her knowlege of Bermuda is encyclopedic, and she also appears to know by name every person who works in tourist-related activities. Close proximity to the ferry, with departures about every hour, makes it easy and picturesque to get to Hamilton, where you can get a bus anywhere, including the South Shore beaches or other ferries across Great Sound, and even one along the north shore of the island to St. George. This keeps taxi fares under control, although several times we used a taxi to go directly to a South Shore beach to save time. The other guests meet at breakfast, which is made to order with eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruit, coffee, and so on. Most seem to have visited Bermuda and Salt Kettle House before, and are wonderful sources of advice about where to go and what to do. The only downsides were a non-working air conditioner in our room (there's a new one on order, but it hadn't arrived -- not really necessary anyway, since we were comfortable with the ceiling fan alone) and the need to lock up against burglaries, which apparently are a problem wherever you stay -- we moved to Marley Beach Cottages for the last two nights of our stay since Salt Kettle House did not have a room available, and there was a break-in while we were there. But if you lock up, you'll be fine. We highly recommend Salt Kettle House. Be sure to make reservations early, since it is often booked a year or more in advance. By the way, Salt Kettle House does not provide Internet access, but I was successful in logging my laptop on to someone's unsecured wireless network when I sat on the front porch. This allowed me to get e-mails without having to go into Hamilton. (Of course, this convenience could disappear without notice.)
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