Not being able to afford the higher end resorts and guest cottages, we found this to be a wonderful alternative, a charming boldly blue collection of apartments situated toward the east end of the island in Flatts village right on all the major thoroughfares overlooking a picturesque inlet and harbor and across the road from the aquarium with great walks in all directions and decent restaurants a mere stone's throw away, also a charming clothing store with an ample supply of Bermuda shorts and rasta wear. Everyone at the guest house was extremely friendly and hospitable, going out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and that we had everything we needed to get around the island and enjoy our stay with the greatest of ease. Our studio apartment was off the upstairs veranda with shutters and solid drapes to keep out light and traffic noise at night, modest but sizeable and clean, outfitted with kitchenette and set up for dining and tv although we took all our meals out. The queen bed in our studio was firm enough to ensure sound comfortable sleep. Our bedding and towels were changed every day. The verandas are broad and ample with wicker furniture where we sat out planning our days and taking in the milieu and hustle of the village. There is also a pool nicely set on the premises which turned out to be a refreshing alternative on the one day we didn't swim at the beach. If you're not looking for anything fussy and fancy but clean, modest and way more comfortable and welcoming than the average hotel, Brightside Guest Apartments should do the trick.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of picturesque Flatts Village at the eastern end of Bermuda, Brightside with its informal atmosphere, is a great place, if you are looking for a home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brightside Guest Apartments Hotel Smith`s
- Brightside Guest Apartments Smiths
- Brightside Guest Apartments Bermuda/Flatts Village