What We Love
- Private beach and two freeform pools
- Every room has a private balcony
- Eight restaurants on-site
What To Know
- The resort was last renovated in 2004
- This hotel extremely popular with families
- With 593 rooms this is the largest resort in Bermuda
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on 100 manicured acres between Bermuda’s rolling hills and a private slice of sand, this is Bermuda’s largest resort and it delivers all the amenities you’d expect with that title. It starts with that aforementioned beach and continues with two freeform resort pools, an 18-hole golf course and a stunning 31,000-square-foot spa. Eight on-site restaurants include standouts Ocean Club, serving local seafood right on the beach, and Waterlot Inn, an award-winning dockside steakhouse set on Jew’s Bay. Guestrooms are done in an elegant British colonial style with marble bathroom stocked with Miller Harris bath products. Best of all, every guestroom has a private balcony with Atlantic, harbor or golf course views.
In the Area
Everything you need to enjoy your Bermuda vacay is found right on this resort’s 100-acre campus, but if you want to experience historic Hamilton there’s a ferry that will deposit you at the waterfront Fairmont Hamilton Princess near shops, bars and restaurants. The resort’s pink sand beach is set on a secluded cove and guests have access to chaise lounges, shade umbrellas, towels and lockers. Bermuda is the “shipwreck” capital of the Atlantic making for some of the best diving in the Caribbean and beginners to instructor levels can explore them with Dive Bermuda, with over 30 years of experience on the islands. The resort’s Turtle Hill Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-three gem with awesome Atlantic views, dramatic elevation changes and frustrating (but beautiful) water hazards. Add strong coastal winds and this challenging 2,684-yard course is sure to challenge the short game of even the best duffers.
How to Get There
Our plane had to do emergency landing and we had to stay overnight . Tui put us up for the night in this Hotel , we arrived very early hours of the morning and the hotel staff got the rooms allocated very quickly seeing there was a plane full to deal with . We went to bed and woke 3 hrs later very tired , but looked out the window and thought wow , we can’t waste the day in bed . The food was amazing , the hotel was grand , the staff very polite and couldn’t do enough for you . As soon as they seen you coming the door was opened for you . We took the little bus from hotel doors to horseshoe bay about 3 minute drive , they also pick you up when ready by calling the phone at bus stop . The beach was like something in a brochure WOW . The pool was lovely at hotel and so warm . I wished they couldn’t fix the plane for another day hahaha . Thank you for a welcoming 24 hrs .
Perfectly located close to the famous horseshoe beach . Has a private beach too. Good facilities ( pool, spa, movie screening, game room , Tennis courts etc). Spacious lobby with a bar and restaurant.
Having visited the great island of Bermuda and this property as a child; I expected AND received a memorable holiday.From the moment my family and I arrived on the island until the day of our departure; we had an opportunity to create lasting memories; daily. Whether riding the ferry to the City of Hamilton, Lounging at Horseshoe Bay or touring the island by taxi; each day offered an opportunity for adventure.Unfortunately, I cannot list every name of each employee my family and I interacted with.However, I will recognize Jaswyn (Jasmine Restaurant), Rachel (Concierge) and Mr. Herman (Windows Restaurant). Each of these employees left an indelible mark on my family. Finally, a huge thank you to Chantal (Gold Floor Mgr). She greeted and escorted my family and I to our rooms, while informing us of the hotel amenities and answering any questions. Your gesture was well received!!My children (15, 11 and 11) have already begun planning our return to Bermuda; especially The Fairmont Southampton. Until next time…
We had a fantastic stay and vacation at the Fairmont Southampton. the beaches were gorgeous! the activities and most importantly the people at the hotel made this a very special trip for us! we highly recommend the Hotel!
We stayed at the Fairmont Southampton for 5 days Nov 18-22.
The food is delicious and there are many options. We often ate at the Jasmine Lounge (due to the fact that they have great hours and a reservation isn't needed). We are from Canada so we found the cocktails to be a little pricey ($18 US = $24 CAD), however they were very special and all were delicious. Mediterra was delicious and our server Mildred was lovely! Food is delicious and is made with quality ingredients. The coffee bar is great (because the coffee in the rooms is a bit weak) however we never got great service there, kind of disapointing as we're a couple who really loves a good coffee and we drink enough of it. Boundary Sports Bar is where we ate the first night and we loved it, really good food and Natiesha was lovely. It was a bit chilly and the manager saw that I was a bit cold and he got me a wrap/scarf to wear which was kind and considerate.
We upgraded (through our third party site, Expedia) to a partial Seaview. Our flight arrived in the evening so we couldn't fully tell our view but being on the first floor (1169) we saw mostly the roof below us. We got an email from Expedia and it prompted us to answer our satisfaction on the room, being transparent we marked that we were a bit disapointed and Chantal called our room shortly after and found us another room on the second floor, the view was a little bit better but we still saw the roof (I would upgrade to the Gold floor if I could/return). The room itself was very nice, the bed was comfy and the walk in closet was great.
The service all around was really good with the exception of some of the baristas at Wickets, however with this being said, one of my coffees was really weak and I went back and asked for it to be remade and the barista was kind and remade it without hesitation. The front desk staff was always kind, the shuttle drivers too. We also had no issues at all with servers, everyone was great.
The grounds are beautiful! As you (likely) have already read, you can walk or take the shuttle to the Ocean Club...we weren't sure if this would bother us but it didn't at all, shuttles came often and the quick drive is beautiful - no complaints. We walked once and it was a quick enough walk - easy! The private beach is beautiful, we never had any trouble getting a lounge chair (although we were there during the off season). I never used the gym... but my boyfriend did and said it was really nice and had a great view.
We read many reviews saying that the hotel was outdated but we thought it was great! When you consider the brand of the Fairmont, it's exactly what you'd expect: grand, spacious, beautiful, we loved it. The food was amazing and the drinks were delicious (even at $24 CAD/drink ;)).
We loved our stay, would definitely recommend it and we will return!