My wife and I decided to visit Bermuda for a last-minute getaway and chose the Fourways Inn based partially on the value and partially on their already high Tripadvisor.com rating. I am happy to report that we were not disappointed! The Inn itself is centered around a beautiful historic home which is a fantastic example of traditional Bermudian architecture. Behind the main house is the "cottage community" that makes up the rooms offered by the inn. In the middle of these cottages is the pristine swimming pool (unfortunately for us, the temperature was just a little too chilly for us to take a dip - but as my wife and I love the water, and given that is would be an excellent way to relax after a day of sightseeing, we would have appreciated a hot tub for off-season guests).
We were given the "Barque" room, and it was huge. It consisted of a large living room with sofas, a dry-bar, dining table for two, and a generously sized flat screen TV; through a door was the sizable bedroom with a king bed, nice closet space and a few nooks, one of which was desk space. Both the living room and bedroom had french doors that opened onto our expansive private terrace - lovely! The bathroom was adequately sized as well, with double sinks and a separate room for the toilet and shower. We found hot water aplenty and everything was sparkling clean. While it didn't diminish the quality of our stay at all, it is worth noting that the room's furnishings were noticeably dated - an update to the furniture as well as new linens and draperies in possibly a brighter color would take the accommodations to the next level.
The location of the hotel is not near (within walking distance) any of the island's "main" attractions, but we were aware of this when booking and have confidence in our ability to get around. The staff was incredibly helpful in pointing us in the right direction and explaining our transportation options fully. The public bus and ferry system in Bermuda is excellent with drivers that are friendly, courteous, and helpful and there is a bus stop steps from the front of the Fourways Inn. Additionally, ferry boats to Hamilton (the Island's main city and central transportation hub) are easily met at Darrell's Wharf, which is an easy 10 minute walk from the hotel. If none of these transport options are palatable to you, the innkeepers are happy to call a cab to pick you up! Additionally, there is a very nice, well stocked grocery store quite near the Inn, and with a refrigerator, microwave, and electric kettle (as well as a selection of dishes and silverware) it is nice to be able to pick up some treats, snacks (and Dark 'n Stormy ingredients - an official rum drink of Bermuda) to have in the room and enjoy on your terrace!
Both the maître d'hôtel and the general manager are fantastic gentlemen who are consummate professionals and adept at their profession; incredibly attentive and helpful, their high standards are reflected in the Inn's staff. Everyone we encountered was always eager to help and genuinely interested in if we were having a good time and if our needs were met. Checking in and checking out were a breeze. Settling our bill was flawless, everything thing price-wise was as quoted with absolutely no surprises or hidden charges or fees (which is more than I can say for the majority of places we have stayed!)
Finally, the pièce de résistance was the Fourways Inn dining room. Set in the original home that was built on the property in 1727 (yes, 1727!), the dining experience is nothing short of spectacular. The surroundings were wonderful and the attentiveness of the servers, amazing. The food rivaled even the cuisine of Paris itself. Don't skip dessert - make sure to order the soufflé!
In short - given the opportunity to visit Bermuda again (which I hope is not too far down the road) we would happily return to the Fourways Inn!
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