My husband and I went for a quick three night stay at the end of March to celebrate the end of my chemotherapy. Bermuda had always been high on my list of places to visit and I my husband begrudgingly agreed because it was where I wanted to go. He was quickly converted into an unwavering fan of the island and the Reefs. For myself, I had high hopes to say the least and it did not disappoint! The resort is situated on probably one of the most beautiful private beaches I have ever seen. It is intimate and provides a real sense of community. People return here year after year and it is easy to see why. I'll quickly go through some of the items that I found helpful to know before picking the Reefs...
Rooms: We booked the cheaper poolside rooms. Yes, privacy on your balcony could be an issue but the views were still incredible. Since we were there in March, the resort was relatively quiet so it wasn't much of an issue. The room had recently been updated with new tile floor, new bedding, and new bathroom. It was odd that so much was invested in the room but then things like the dresser, the ceiling fan, and the window curtains were obviously pre-renovation. Easy fixes which did not bother us a bit. The bed was comfortable, towels were huge and of nice quality, nice quality toiletries, Keurig with an assortment of coffee, safe, complimentary water bottles/ginger beer/ and rum, fridge, ironing board/iron, bath robes, umbrella, ipod dock, and flat screen TV.
Staff: Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating - and it did not feel put on. I have to say Bermudians are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. Bermuda is an expensive island and we were worried people would be snobbish. Not the case in the least.
Food: Our room rate included afternoon tea (assortment of tea, sandwiches, and sweets) and full breakfast. Both were wonderful. We ate at the resort two nights and both meals were good. I think I was expecting the best food ever with what we paid but needless to say they were still nice meals and service was exceptional. We were able to save a few dollars by purchasing wine/beer and snacks to keep in our room at Henry VIII's Pantry just up the street. Check out the dining room at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Easy walk and very good.
Hotel: Hotel was gorgeous with incredible views of the Atlantic. Some people might think it is dated b/c it was built in the 1940s. This was actually a draw for me. It was a taste of old Bermuda and it was fun to think of so many people before us enjoying such as fabulous place! Absolutely gorgeous beach and pool. Chairs/umbrellas/towels provided. All additional water sports are included in the price which I hear are extra at many other resorts. Beautiful terrace to enjoy the sunset with a drink. We also enjoyed the spa - easily best massage I have ever had.
We would not hesitate to recommend The Reefs to anyone!!
- 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