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“Relaxing with some disappointments”

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Fairmont Southampton
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Location is a bit secluded which lends to a slower pace and relaxing experience. Location offers multiple dining options, but be ready to pay for the convenience and to spend more than what the cuisine is worth. Given the hotel's rating, I expected the accommodations to be more refined/luxurious, but it was typical of a mid-level hotel without in-room movie channels. Overall, a good stay...just lower your expectations.

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Carlita L, Marketing & Communications Manager at Fairmont Southampton, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for posting about your trip - we are glad to hear you found the hotel relaxing. It is unfortunate you were disappointed by parts of your stay. We try to offer many different types of cuisine at a range of price-points to suit different budgets. We appreciate the feedback.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We only had a very short unplanned stay here, and the staff could not have been more friendly, I assume that this is pretty standard on the island as everybody we met have to be the nicest people I have ever met.
We were so impressed with both the hotel and the island we are planning a return trip so we can spend more time exploring the island.
The golf course at the hotel looked fantastic and so well kept, and 15 minute walk took you to the most fantastic Horseshoe beach and its pinky golden sands and clear blue seas.
It is not cheap as everything has to be imported, however if you are happy with what you receive for your money then you have yourself a bargain.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sian F
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Fairmont Southampton is located toward the southern end of the islands, and it contains one of the great beaches of the world, and one of the greatest Par 3 golf courses in the world. The restaurants are top notch- a steakhouse (Waterlot), italian (Bacci), seafood, one near the pool, one for lunch on the beach, and a couple inside the hotel itself for breakfast or a casual lunch/dinner. We have tried them all more than once- and have been very satisfied. The Waterlot is fantastic. The rooms are updated, clean, classy, though as you would anticipate- very expensive, You can take a water ferry over to Hamilton (stops at the other Fairmont hotel in town- very convenient for walking around Hamilton). If you are a SPA person- the Fairmont has a great spa area, with its own indoor heated pool, sitting and lounging areas. The exercise area contains good machines, and is a decent size for anyone's workout.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I just returned last night from a 4 night stay at the Fairmont Southampton! We had the most wonderful time at this resort! It was our third visit to the island and by far our best visit. From the moment you step out of the taxi, Nick greets you with a big smile and a warm welcome! Get to know him, he is wonderful and wealth of great information. He listens to exactly what you are looking for and gave us some great recommendations. He remembers your name when you return and always has a warm smile on his face!

Room: Our room was fantastic. We had a king size bed with a very large closet on the 4th floor and a beautiful view of the harbor from our very large balcony. We had friends with an ocean view and our view was just as beautiful. I don't think you can go wrong with the view the way this hotel is situated up on a hill. The bed was very comfortable and the AC worked great. Our service in the room was perfect and we truly wanted for nothing. There is a single cup Keurig in the room and this was a nice treat! It was so easy to use and K cups were replenished daily. We heard absolutely no noise from the hallways or above us at any time and we were located right across from the service elevator so I was a little nervous at first. We needed a luggage holder and they were very quick to bring that and 5 more hangers to our room. Every employee we encountered greeted us and asked us how we were. We felt so special here!

Service: The service at this hotel is fantastic and the staff is extremely friendly. You truly feel pampered here. We had dinner at the Waterlot and it was delicious. We both had the caesar salad and the filet and it was perfect. Their cheesecake was very tasty as well. We ate lunch by the pool and the staff was so attentive and the burgers were great. Very tasty Rum Swizzles as well! We had drinks every night at Jasmines and thoroughly enjoyed each evening there. They had nightly entertainment as well while we were there!

Beach: The hotel provides frequent trolly service up and down the hill to the beach. It is a beautiful little beach, especially for small children. We enjoyed it as well. There is food and drink service on the beach and the drinks were very tasty! If you walk through the gate to on the left when you arrive by trolley, you enter Horseshoe Bay Beach and it is another beautiful beach. There are no chairs provided here but you can take quite a walk along this beach. There may be a rental service during peak season but we did not see any chairs when we were there in early May.

Location: The location of this hotel perfect as it is very convenient to get to other locations without a long ride. It is an easy cab ride to almost any other destination. We went into Hamilton and back both by the provided ferry service and by cab. We loved the provided ferry service. The Fairmont in Hamilton has a great Happy Hour from 5 to 9pm that we attended one evening. It was a beautiful evening and the Happy Hour was located outside on their deck overlooking the water.

All in all this was a fabulous experience and we cannot wait to go back to the Fairmont Southampton again! I would highly recommend that you experience this hotel and it truly made our third visit to the island that much more special!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank KAL1011
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Carlita L, Marketing & Communications Manager at Fairmont Southampton, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

It always makes us happy to hear when we've done it all right - thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with us at The Fairmont Southampton on TripAdvisor. We have passed along your message to our colleagues to encourage them to continue to provide great quality service - we do care about all of our guests and remain committed to turning moments into memories. We hope to have you back with us soon - hopefully for another perfect Bermuda vacation!

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

while staying at the Southampton Fairmont you will be treated to warm friendly service from the entire Fairmont crew which is so refreshing.The decor is a bit worn but the food and service is wonderful.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

My husband and I spent a week at the Fairmont Southampton, at the end of April. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. There is a Keurig single cup machine in the room, with ample K cups provided, which is nicer than most hotel room coffee machines. The staff (reception, concierge, dining, cleaning, etc) were helpful and attentive. There are several restaurants on site and the food is good, but quite expensive. All restaurants at the hotel automatically add a 17% gratuity, but this appears to be standard for the island. It is a large resort, so the hotel provides frequent trolley service to both the bay and the oceanfront. Also provided is a ferry that connects the Fairmont Southampton to its sister hotel in Hamilton, the Fairmont Princess; the ferry operates three times each day. The hotel has a nice private beach next to Horseshoe Bay. But be sure to visit the public beach at Horseshoe Bay, as the views are far more spectacular.
This is a lovely hotel and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank abdelnero
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Carlita L, Marketing & Communications Manager at Fairmont Southampton, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing about stay - it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed Bermuda and I'm so happy to hear that. You are right - the 17% gratuities is fairly standard across Bermuda. I'm also glad to hear that our staff were friendly & accommodating, and I hope that you consider returning back to beautiful Bermuda again soon!

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Southampton Fairmont is a lovely property with panoramic views. each room has a balcony overlooking either lovely gardens or the sea. The staff is friendly and helpful and exhibit a can do attitude to every request. As I was attending a conference, I can also state that their banquet staff is terrific and I would recommend it highly for either conference locale or vacation.

Room Tip: The additional cost of the ocean front rooms may not be worth it as the views are all fine!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Fairmont Southampton

Address: 101 South Shore Road, SN 02, Bermuda
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Location: Caribbean > Bermuda > Southampton Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Southampton Parish
Price Range: $247 - $745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Southampton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 593
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda is a luxury resort perched on Bermuda's stunning south shore with miles of pink sand beaches. Conveniently located in the mid-Atlantic, less than a two-hour flight from most east coast gateways, this hotel is perfect for getaways year-round. Sitting on nearly 100 gorgeous acres dotted with lush bougainvillea and towering coconut palms, The Fairmont Southampton is Bermuda's largest full-service luxury beach resort boasting 593 rooms and 6 floors with amazing views of ocean and sound. Unparalleled amenities are offered throughout the property. Spend your days relaxing at the resort pool, or pull up a chaise lounge at the sprawling private oceanfront beach club with Dive Centre, 11 tennis courts, jet ski rentals, and more. Unwind in the luxurious Willow Stream Spa with indoor spa pool & fitness facility, or tee off at the Turtle Hill Golf Club, an award-winning 18-hole par-three championship golf course. The Fairmont Southampton has dining covered for even the most discerning palates with an impressive range of restaurant options. Family-friendly, the hotel offers a kids camp for day & evening. Free round-trip ferry service is available to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, located in the island's downtown district. Guest rooms feature AC, 42" flat screen TV with multimedia panel, spacious work desk, 2 telephones with voicemail, dataport, Keurig coffeemaker, tea kettle, mini bar, large walk-in closet, iron & ironing board, personal digital safe, private bathroom, hairdryer & bathrobes, and WiFi Internet access is available (fee). The Fairmont Southampton is a AAA Four-Diamond award-winning resort. The Turtle Hill Golf Club was named one of the top 5 par-3 courses in the world by Golf Magazine. The Willow Stream Spa won the 2012 Conde Nast Readers Choice Award for best hotel spa in the Caribbean. In 2012, Conde Nast called The Fairmont Southampton one of the top hotels in the Atlantic & one of the best golf hotels in the world. ... more   less 
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The Fairmont Southampton Hotel Southampton
Fairmont Southampton Bermuda/Southampton Parish
Southampton Princess Bermuda
Southampton Fairmont

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