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“Convenience and comfort on the coast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mazarine by the Sea

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Mazarine by the Sea
91 North Shore Rd, Bermuda   |  
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Arichat, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Convenience and comfort on the coast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed at the Mazarine for a week in October for our honeymoon. The property was very nice. It was located directly on the coast, on the North Shore Road, a couple of kilometers from Hamilton. It took us about 20 minutes to walk into downtown Hamilton from there.

We stayed in unit #3. It was very clean and faced had a little balcony with a table and chairs, overlooking the property with the ocean beyond. I would highly recommend spending the small amount extra to stay in one of the oceanview rooms. We chose this one because we liked the colour scheme (it was bright) and there was tile instead of carpet.

The kitchenette was small but very functional. We ate breakfast in our room every morning and had coffee on the patio. We ate dinner here some nights and found that we had everything we needed to cook.

We got bus passes for the week and found this very convenient, because the number 11, which runs between Hamilton and St. George's, stops a 1 minute walk from the Mazarine. So we could time our departures to take the bus into Hamilton if we didn't feel like walking. We also took the bus to St. George's.

There is a sort of outdoor grill built into a stone wall but we didn't use this. We also didn't swim in the pool because it felt kind of cold. In the summer it would have been lovely to take a dip there in the evenings. You can swim off the rocks from the property but we had fairly windy weather (there was a hurricane in the middle of our visit), so we did not do this either.

We used the Mazarine as a base for our day-long excursions and it was great. I also loved that their off-season rate started October 1st, unlike most places, which start these rates November 1st. I believe they also extend their off-season rate later in the spring.

We saw two bugs, which my husband got rid of. But I can't complain, because Bermuda is a subtropical place. These were definitely isolated incidents, not the norm. Don't let that turn you off Mazarine. We really enjoyed our visit there.

Room Tip: We stayed in Unit #3 and it had a great ocean view, nice bright colours and a tiled floor. Definite...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Windsor, Ontario
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Mazarine last week. We are in our mid sixties. I chose this guest house five years ago as it was near to my Aunt and Uncles home and my brothers, sisters and I brought my Mom to visit her sister (both in their 80"s). The location was perfect but we all fell in love with Mazarine.
On this trip we also took advantage of the taxi arranged by Rhonda to and from the airport. Thanks to a previous reviewer we stopped at the Marketplace on the way from the airport-great move we made all our breakfasts and lunch if we were "home". We still had to shop carefully (the heat and humidity spoils food quickly). A tip from a cousin-most food is imported and usually arrives by container ship from the states Thurs and Sunday. Albert also drove us to the bus terminal to pick up transportatin passes, again a good move-the day after we arrived we toured the island by bus and ferry. Bus stops are close by but accept exact change only and do not sell the passes.. We got a little spoiled as family did drive us around a bit. I had the bus and ferry schedulle and it is very useable with some planning. A taxi after dinner from downtown Hamilton was only $8. We loved the quiet location.
The view is incredible-sunrise, sunset, and durng the day watching the cruise ships (and their various toys), ferries, fishing boats and so on. Being the last weekend of the summer the north shore was very busy, we even saw the container ship sailing to Hamilton on Sunday, We swam in the pool several times a day and usually went for a dip before breakfast as it was so handy. We ate on our balcony, in the BBQ area and a couple of times at our little dinning table (if it the sun was strong), all had wonderful views.
I couldn't wait to snorkle with my husband on the wonderfull reef just down the steps from our room. The ocean was too rough for the first two days, then every day it was better and better as the water settled. On our last full day, Monday we went in twice, the water was calm and almost like a mirror. Low tide that afternoon was the best. We saw many different fish, a small octopus and a large sea slug! The coral is good and colourfull and has not been trampled. Getting in and out on the large flat rocks is not too hard but varies depending on the seas and we found a uninflated air matteress helpfull as a pad as the rock surface is sharp. On my trip five years ago the sea was like glass almost everyday, also we had low tide in the morning, which might have been helpful. The ocean was choppy again our last morning as another tropical strom was brewing but generally the north shore is calm as it is so welll protected.

Room Tip: I've stayed in room #5 and #3. Family has also stayed in #1 and #6. The rooms are all similar...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We just returned from vacation in Bermuda and stayed at the Mazarine for 5 nights. It was fantastic and the view was perfect. Our trip went swimmingly from the moment we landed until we left. The taxi arranged from the airport by Rhonda Dismont, owner of the Mazarine was great. The driver Albert James was extremely kind. As a matter of fact evryone we met or encountered in Bermuda was kind. I would highly recommend this establishment, and specifically recommend room #4 or 5. My room was 5 and the view was breathtaking. When I return to bermuda, I will be staying at the Mazarine by the Sea.

Room Tip: Ask to book rooms 4 or 5 or 7 which is the bungalow. All have wonderful views of the ocean and the...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Spokane, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying 12 nights at Mazarine by the Sea. We rented Apt. 3 and Apt 6. Both apartments were immaculate and we had all the amenities that we needed. The pool was right out our slider door and only a few steps to the clean, well kept grounds. Delia, our housekeeper was friendly, took her time getting to know us and we were friends as we left. She worked tirelessly to keep everything clean, including the pool. Rhonda, the owner was helpful and always available when we needed her.
The location is excellent- close to bus stop, but very quiet neighborhood. Did I forget to tell you that there is an awesome view of the ocean?. Snorkeling just down a few steps.
Everything was great on this trip and Mazarine on the Sea made it perfect! Will stay here again on our next trip to Bermuda

Room Tip: Room 6 has direct access to pool without stairs. The cottage has private lawn area. All rooms are...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

stayed at mazarine july21st to july27th. last year stayed at the all inclusive at grotto bay and had a wonderful time. this time we wanted to be our own boss with our time and where we ate. had a cute cottage #7 with a kitcen. but we really just ate toast or cereal. orleander came and picked us up to rent our scooter and they also came and picked it up. We were the only people on the property so we had the whole place to ourselfs. my husband will gladly go back again. this was about our 8th trip to bermuda so we always rent a scooter and explore. for the first time visitor the mazarine is alittle out of the way to really walk anywhere. would recommend this place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We have been staying at Mazarine by the Sea since around 1998 and have been coming to Bermuda since 1994. We stayed at the fancy hotels and found that we did not want the pretence of over priced hotels. We found MBTS, and it appeared to be a nice, clean place with a great view of the ocean on the North Shore of the island and a quick 7 minute moped ride to downtown Hamilton.
This is exactly what we were looking for, and over the years the property has been improved upon. We still get to visit the entire island every year, but always retreat to our comfortable room at the end of the day.
Each room has a small kitchen area, a roomy king or queen bed and a modern bathroom. You can eat all of your meals in the comfort of your room or just some of them and enjoy the many fine restaurants in Bermuda.
Both arriving and leaving Bermuda, the owners of MBTS will arrange for a taxi to get you from and to the airport. The only thing you need to worry about is what you are going to do and where are you going to eat every day. Can't wait to get back in 2013...

Room Tip: Rm 3 is a favorite for us
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The views are spectacular (even from the partial ocean view room where we stayed)!
The rooms are nice and well-equipped for cooking, AC works very well, and daily maid service was excellent.
We would definitely return next time we're in Bermuda.
We were there over the July 4th week, and even with most of the rooms booked, we had lots of quiet/private space (including the pool).
The only problem was that we arrived on Sunday and everything was closed. We were relying on the grocery store being opened on our first day there. We couldn't even find a place to buy a bottle of water without going into Hamilton on buses that took an hour to come, so plan accordingly. A bit of warning about this, and a bottle of water in the room for Sunday arrivals, would be a good idea for the future.

But otherwise, a really wonderful place, and HIGHLY recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Mazarine By The Sea Hotel Pembroke
Mazarine By The Sea Hotel
Mazarine By The Sea Bermuda/Pembroke Parish
Address: 91 North Shore Rd, Bermuda
Location: Caribbean > Bermuda > Pembroke Parish
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Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Pembroke Parish
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