The Loren at Pink Beach
What We Love
- The custom-designed carpet, which features a map of Bermuda
- A rotating door of world-class DJs at Bar Marée
- The dry-aged beef “Pink” burger at the alfresco café—one of Bermuda’s best
- The photo-op–worthy glass spiral staircase at the main entrance
What To Know
- When it opened in 2016, this retreat was the island’s first new hotel in over a decade
- Though most of the property’s duplex villas are for sale, three are available to book by overnight guests
- Each of the suites has a fully furnished terrace
- The spa’s signature Loren Massage uses hand-carved Himalayan salt stones
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This sexy, eight-acre beauty tastefully revitalized the region’s southern coast when it opened in 2016—Bermuda’s first new-build hotel in nearly half a century. From cartography on the carpet to sweeping panoramas of the azure Atlantic—practically an art installation in the light-filled lobby—it’s apparent the minds that imagined this oceanfront retreat (helmed by financier Stephen King) wanted to steer clear of Caribbean clichés. Art-lined corridors, sourced from King’s private collection, and five-piece marble bathrooms add a dollop of Euro-chic, though the hotel is also a stunning reflection of Bermuda’s distinctive reefs and ridges. Suites are splattered in subtle sea and sand tones—no coral walls here. The two dining options also exhibit the hotel’s signature high-low tone: while Marée is a French-inflected tribute to seasonal eats, the ocean-facing Pink Beach Club (though it’s missing exterior walls, its hurricane-proof screens ensure a sturdy all-weather spot) is the more casual option, where breakfast plates, like the curry tofu scramble, and waffles, drizzled with Bermudan mulberry syrup, are the crowd pleasers.
In the Area
Lazing on the pink sand beach the hotel is named for is always an option, but if you tire of lounging, fear not: you’re in a world-renowned sailing, tennis, and golfing destination thanks to Bermuda’s varied topography. The island’s south side boasts its best vistas. Make sure to stop at Warwick Long Bay—a hit with families for its especially calm waters. Though it’s about an hour’s drive from the hotel, the Royal Naval Dockyard, on Bermuda’s western tip, is a must-visit for maritime history buffs: in the early 19th century, it held the distinction of being Britain’s largest naval base outside the United Kingdom.
How to Get There
This place is fabulous. The staff are friendly and service is impeccable. With just 37 room, this is hotel is a perfect quiet getaway overlooking the ocean. The small but gorgeous beach was our main hangout but the infinity pool was perfect as well. Now the gym was surprising. Not enough machines, and they looked old and not properly maintained. A hotel of this calibre that does everything else to perfection...this was a letdown.
My husband and I have had a wonderful time at the Loren celebrating a very belated honeymoon. The hotel is beautiful with a great location. What truly made our stay though was the staff! Everyone was friendly and helpful with extra thanks to Cole at reception and Ty who made the extra effort to spoil us! Rudy at the poolside and Jamie at the Mareè bar. Plus the ladies at reception who called all over the island to look for something I needed. Will be back!
I booked the Loren because it seems to be Bermuda’s only high end, luxury, smallish boutique hotel directly on the ocean. However I was slightly apprehensive, based on previous reviews, that the vibe might be too clubby or ‘euro’ for my taste, having read about house music bumping from the common areas, etc.
I think those reviews may have been from when the hotel first opened, because I can say for sure that at least now, that is not the case at all at the Loren - it was the perfect, relaxing, low key modern vibe I was hoping for.
I contacted the hotel in advance to request their quietest room away from the common areas, and they accommodated my request by placing us in room 106 - an ocean view king with terrace - at the end of the hall and super removed from all the common areas. The great thing about this hotel is, it’s so small that “end of the hall” is still close enough where you can reach the pool and restaurants in 3 minutes!
The room was very large and luxuriously appointed, with a large, covered private terrace and gorgeous views of the ocean - perfect for a drink and a good book when you want to escape from the sun.
We had a wonderful experience at the spa for massages and Chelsea at the desk there was very friendly and helpful with recommendations for things to do on the island.
The pool and beach areas were small but perfectly sized for the number of guests. The hotel is right on a bluff over the ocean, with easy beach access, with gorgeous views from every guest room and common area. It was a bit windy at times but that was actually welcome given the humidity.
One comment I will agree with other reviewers on is that the hotel does seem to be slightly understaffed - everyone we did encounter were super friendly, helpful and working hard - but definitely they could have used an extra hand! Special shout out to Vladimir who seemed to be working 18 hour days every day we were there, hustling to take care of pool goers all day long, and then somehow popping in with our room service dessert at 10pm.
Location was about 15 mins from the airport and 15 mins from downtown Hamilton, making excursions easy if expensive - including tip, cabs were $25 each way to Hamilton. There’s not much else in the immediate vicinity of the Loren, except the Rosewood hotel which was relatively close and has a lovely conservatory for afternoon tea or cocktails.
Overall, we loved our experience here and would return in a heartbeat!