My friend and I stayed here for 4 days/3 nights and had a great experience.
Pros:This hotel has the feel of a bed & breakfast, with very kind staff who know the details of your stay and check in with you on how things are going each day. As you approach the hotel, you see the beautiful gardens, with benches, a swing, pathways through the plants, etc and you know you're going to feel at home. Our room was one of the ones with an outdoor entrance (about half the rooms seem to be in the main structure, the others have entrances along a quaint little path). We could see the pool from our little patio (with chairs and a table). Our room was very comfortable- 2 single beds, a plush sofa,a kitchen area with a toaster oven, small fridge, microwave, sink, and full set of china, wine glasses (which we used!), a coffee pot, and our favorite -a tea set. The bathroom was clean, no problems there.
We also appreciated the complimentary breakfast - and loaded up so we wouldn't have to spend tons on the expensive(!) restaurants for lunch and dinner. There was always coffee and tea out, and the breakfast also included various baked goods (croissants, muffins, scones, sliced bread), fruit (melon w/ grapes & strawberries, canned peaches, prunes?), cheddar cheese, ham slices, yogurt. There was a waffle maker and eggs that could be boiled to taste in a crock pot. There were both a toaster and a toaster oven (tip: make a ham and cheese croissant by toasting one half of a croissant with the cheddar and one half with the ham, them smoosh together!). The breakfast room is nicely decorated and glassed in (the windows and doors open to let breezes in) so one can see the gardens. There are also a few tables so one can eat outside.
There were a few nice sitting areas in the main house and a laptop(& printer) w/ internet access that was complimentary to use. The office had dvds to borrow and the rooms had dvd players.
The location is about a 10 minute walk from Hamilton, and they tell you the best route to go, aka the one with the most sidewalks (Bermuda doesn't seem to have that many except in the main towns). It's a pleasant walk, pretty flat, and you pass pretty homes, greenery, and a few eating options.
Cons: Not close to a beach. Not directly in town, if that's what you're looking for. Pool is small and unheated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegant Royal Palms Hotel, situated on a tree-lined lane near Hamilton, offers the best of Bermudian hospitality. This quintessential boutique hotel boasts a blend of Colonial and Bermudian architecture in a tranquil garden setting with coral-coloured walls, white shutters and a colonial wraparound porch with comfortable chairs for relaxing.You are graciously welcomed to one of two pink, 19th century manor houses, which are nestled in lush gardens where you may enjoy the sun from lawn chairs or take a dip in the secluded pool. Each of our 32 non smoking rooms is unique, with the same attention to detail extended to each one.Our friendly and professional staff take pleasure in providing personal service from restaurant reservations, to planning your day, to introductions at Bermuda’s world class golf courses. Just ten minutes from the nearest beach, Royal Palms is the perfect central location to access any island spot! Royal Palms is also home to one of the islands best fine dining restaurants, Ascots. There is also the more casual dining option of Just 24 serving dinner on Ascots enclosed patio in a lovely garden setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Palms Hamilton
- Hotel Royal Palms
- Royal Palms Hotel Bermuda/Hamilton