Our hosts were excellent. I like being around REAL human beings when travelling and Kingston House is warm and inviting but Harry and Marlie (Marley) go out of their way and further than others in making sure your stay is great.
We were unfortunate to come during a rainy time and on one particularly rainy morning Harry ran out, in a downpour, to pick us up some Portuguese doughnuts. Harry and some of the house mates had been discussing the eateries in the area and there was an expression of a sincere desire to try them. I couldn't believe he was so kind as to run out and pick some up. I hate to even type that because I know they are an awfully busy couple and I'd hate for anyone to feel let down if he doesn't do the same....but I wanted to post that so you know exactly the type of people you will be staying with.
We stayed in the Palmetto Suite upstairs. I was fond of the room and its size. The place in extremely clean. There is a ton of literature on Bermuda and the hosts are FULL of information. The most interesting part of staying at a B&B is the house mates that are leaving or coming in and how we all help one another navigate the buses, the island itself, and the best places for this and that.
It was an outstanding vacation, even with the rain. I loved all the Bermudians we met and if we go back I hope to stay at Kingston House again.
One short note to newcomers to Bermuda. If you don't rent a moped (we didn't) the walk to the bus station is just short of 1 mile so I highly recommend for the ladies that if you have cute shoes to wear out to an outing or for the evening that you bring a bag that's fashionable that will fit some good walking shoes so you can change into your cute shoes when you want to. OR...the cab ride to and from the house with the destination being the city of Hamilton....only costs about $8-$10 per trip (depending on how you tip). Had we to do it over, there are a couple of times we wouldn't just taken a cab into town..like when going out to eat dinner at a nice restaurant. I gave this rating as Very Good instead of Excellent only because of that walk, not that it was that bad or that the location isn't good, but having to walk back and forth to change clothes for this outting or that outting became tiring to us. The location is Very Good. Everything else is EXCELLENT!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kingston House B&B is conveniently located walking distance to Hamilton and all it's amenities. It has plenty of architectural character and charm as well as the modern conveniences travellers expect in a top hotel. Friendly hosts help you make the most of your time in Bermuda. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kingston House Hotel Hamilton
- Kingston House Bed And Breakfast
- Kingston House B&B Bermuda/Hamilton