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.
- Also Known As:
- Mazarine By The Sea Hotel Pembroke
- Mazarine By The Sea Hotel
- Mazarine By The Sea Bermuda/Pembroke Parish