I just returned from a 5 day stay. Overall, a nice resort to which I'd likely return. I will say, however, I traveled alone as a single man so please keep that in perspective. I'd say at 35 years old that I was the youngest person there by 20-30 years. I was not looking for a wild party scene so I actually didn't mind this fact. Simply put, the crowd is older than average.
Room (C) - I booked the run of the house since I spend very little time in the room anyway. The room was adequate with a nice balcony and pool view. Otherwise, nothing spectacular. It could have used some updating and was a little dingy in some areas (light fixtures were very dirty). No internet access in the room was a bit of a pain for me, but it was available in the lounge area.
Grounds and Beach (A) - The buildings themselves are understated, in that they are not massive skyscrapers. The facade blends perfectly with a landscape where every building on the island is a pleasant paste blended perfectly with the greens and blues of the land. The beach is spectacular. Adequate in size and comparable in quality to many of the local famous beaches. The snorkeling off the beach is excellent. Some of the best I experienced on the island actually. There are three huge breakers offshore with abundant sea life. Plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas to go around if you are more the type to soak up rays and keep dry.
Pool (A-) The pool was beautiful and blends beautifully with the ocean horizon. The hot tub was nice as well, though one of the evenings I was in there it seemed a little cooler than it should have been. The area was clean and quiet, though this was the off season.
Food (B) Breakfast was dependable but not excellent. I did eat dinner on the premises one evening and it was excellent but far over priced. Coconuts provided a great lunch several times during my stay. Staff was friendly and food was fairly priced.
Overall, a nice small hotel. A few minor touch ups would have made it perfect, but its pretty close. If you are looking for massive, commercial, high-rise hotel then I would suggest the Fairmont down the street. I enjoyed the more intimate feel of the Reefs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Widely recognized as the best hotel in Bermuda, this award-winning and intimate hotel offers spectacular ocean views from every room. Perched along limestone cliffs overlooking its own private beach you'll enjoy legendary Bermudian hospitality and gourmet dining at three different restaurants. The Reefs is one place where you will feel perfectly at ease. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Reefs Hotel Southampton
- Reefs Hotel Southampton
- Reefs Resort Southampton
- The Reefs Bermuda/Southampton Parish
- Reefs Bermuda