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Grotto Bay Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   11 Blue Hole Hill | Bailey's Bay, CR04, Bermuda   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Hamilton Parish
Scituate, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic Anniversary getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just returned from 4 nights at Grotto Bay and loved it! The staff was helpful, the location is great, and the food was varied and tasty. Doing the all inclusive plan is the way to go as dining out in Bermuda is expensive. The 2 wrecks in the bay are great for snorkeling.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The best thing I can say about Grotto Bay is their employees are excellent. They really want you to enjoy your stay and go out of there way to make that happen. Esme at the hospitality desk was wonderful and couldn't do enough to help us plan our stay and Victor, the restaurant manager was also very helpful. The location of the hotel is convenient to the airport, Swizzle Inn, scooter rental and bus service. The beach is very nice though not on the ocean. The facilities and food are fine. The caves on site are a nice bonus.
We were only there 4 nights and wanted to eat off site at places like Barracuda so we didn't participate in the all-inclusive options. Overall this was a very relaxing getaway for my wife and I.
We would definitely recommend this resort.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Amazingly friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere. Felt like we were the only ones there.

Rooms need a little updating and modernising, bathrooms are fine.

Views are fantastic if you pay for them. Can hardly hear the roosters, and cannot hear the planes.

Breakfast was superb too.

Balcony also a nice addition.

The beach/pool/hot tub are all fantastic and were never crowded.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Spent a week in bermuda in an apartment on the island . We were looking for a rainy day activity and found that the Grotto Bay spa offered couples massage in the cave. This was an experience that can hardly be described. The massage was great but the setting was incredible. It was a unique and totally worth it experience. After the massage we went down to the beach bar and had some of the best rum swizzles on the island for a very good price. Highly recommend!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

My huband and I stayed at the Grotto Bay for our second time in July. The beautiful beach, caves, and scenery were the main reasons for returning there. We enjoyed the summer bbq that the resort had: all you can eat lobster, chicken, fish, shrimp, etc. However, there was a charge of around $65 per person. As the resort is not in the city of Hamilton, you need to take a bus or taxi to explore the city. The resort is within walking distance to the Crystal Cave, Swizzle Inn, & Bailey's Ice.Cream but not much more. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The Grotto Bay was as expected and advertised. The bed and bedding was comfy, the room was clean with the exception of a very dirty carpet. The TV and other amenities were kind of out dated but it didn’t bother us at all. We found the location to be perfect for us since we like St George and it’s proximity to that location is excellent. There’s a convenient store across the street from the entrance and the famous Swizzle Inn is just up the road a bite, besides the cave that is about all you will find within walking distance. As far as the rest of the resort, the beach is small and the waters are calm since it’s on the bay, but not crowded at all. The view is not that great, it’s mainly of the airport and bay. The place is laid out pretty cool with the separate buildings and all. If you plan on seeing the island and not just staying at the resort this is a perfect place. One thing to be aware of however is, Bermuda is expensive and you will pay for EVERYTHING. The only thing you my get without a charge is water. This goes for the resort as well so don’t expect free stuff and don’t blame the hotel. The whole island is that way. I heard some people crying about how expensive evrything is, but hey It's Bermuda. We would defiantly stay here again. It was totally worth every dollar.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We had a great time in Bermuda and the Grotto Bay was the ideal place to stay. Service was excellent and totally sincere. Food was fine and swizzles addictive. Would like to see better quality wi fi atnthe hotel though, it only works in reception. Bus service is really great also, all in all great vacation.
The people of Bermuda are a credit to their island making visitors feel truly welcome.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 11 Blue Hole Hill | Bailey's Bay, CR04, Bermuda
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Location: Caribbean > Bermuda > Hamilton Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Hamilton Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grotto Bay Beach Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Grotto Bay Beach Hotel Hamilton Parish
Grotto Bay Bermuda
Hotel Grotto Bay Beach
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Bermuda/Hamilton Parish

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