We have stayed in a number of hotels and B&Bs in Bermuda. Then we discovered The Reefs and haven’t strayed. We are not sure what category it fits into. It has the amenities of a large hotel but the intimacy of a small inn.
The setting is magnificent, high on a cliff overlooking the rhythmic ocean. The Cliffside rooms have private balconies, perfect for listening to the surf while watching the sun set over the ocean before dinner, glass of wine in hand. The large sliding doors opening onto the balcony flood the room with light. The rooms are well appointed and the complimentary can of ginger beer and small bottles of Goslings rum most welcome. The bathrooms on our last couple of stays were renovated with large soaker whirpool tubs and an open shower big enough to hold a crowd. There is now access to wireless internet in the guestrooms but, as it was just recently installed, there are a few minor glitches.
The food is the equal of any of the fanciest restaurants in which we have eaten. Fresh ingredients, imaginatively prepared and beautifully plated. The executive chef was even willing to divulge his recipe for Bermuda fish chowder. Our only complaint is that the portions of some of the mains are too large.
The staff is among the friendliest we have found anywhere and genuinely concerned about the quality of The Reefs and our stays in particular. Incidentally, it is an insult not to say good morning, even to strangers on the road, in Bermuda.
An intimate resort with all the amenities and the quality of a 5 star hotel with views as an added bonus.