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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I don’t even know where to start.... only two people working front desk and over 40 people checking in. We traveled 16 hours to wait. After checking in, found nothing to be open for food included in package. The room was unbelievably disgusting. It smelled horrifically of mildew. The room had black mold on the ceiling in the room and bathroom. The sink and toilet were dirty. There was hair in the sink. There was no shower pressure with Luke warm water only. When we tried calling to front desk there were two phones in the room both broken. After walking to lobby to ask for another room they shared the manager needed to come look at the room. She then came up with someone and “inspected” the room. No apology she just said, “Well we have a full house, so let me see what I can do”. Now here I am waiting for over 15 minutes with still no answer. This place is by far not even close to a 2star.
We stayed at the Fairmont, Southhampton at the end of August and the beginning of September. The resort was dated, but it had everything that we needed for a great stay! The food at this resort was pricey but delicious, and we have been to over 70 countries.
Horseshoe Beach was a five minute walk away, but you can take the hotel shuttle, if you don’t want to burn calories. The beach was beautiful, and the white sand so soft between your toes, as you dive into the turquoise water.
As for timing, DO NOT go before Labor Day! There were so many kids at the resort!! So many entitled families with young children, who let their kids swim in the adult pools, run up and down the hallway and yell and scream when their spoiled ways were not catered to. Such bad parenting! The pool was chlorinated so much that I could barely open my eyes after swimming in it. I guess they had to take proactive steps to accommodate all the kids.
After Labor Day, the resort was quiet and beautiful. You can have a romantic dinner in peace. NOTE TO COUPLES: if your research points to the Fairmont, then book after Labor Day!!
As for the staff, everyone that we interacted with were so nice and friendly. We always make a point to get to know the beautiful folks who take care of us. We appreciated every person that made our stay at the Fairmont such a good one.
Overall, we had an excellent stay. We would definitely come back...but not before Labor Day!!!
This was our second visit to the hotel and was as good as I remembered, but not quite the time for a visit though as it was really very busy there with lots of people with their young families as it was the school holidays.
The pool area after one morning was abandoned as it was just too noisy with small children running around unsupervised and we couldn’t move to other loungers in a slightly quieter bit as people were just reserving them with towels and then disappearing for hours. In one case we never saw anyone on 5 loungers that were reserved the whole time we were there.
Thankfully though the beautiful beach was much better. As it was busy though the loungers here were packed in much more tightly together than when we last visited. Also they have let the ladies room run down a lot. They do need to repair broken things like the loo with no door and a tap not working in one of the sinks etc.
The plus points were the grounds where the hotel is situated, the spacious room that we had with its walk in wardrobe (I would like one of these at home), the views from the viewing area, the frequent shuttles taking you to the beach and back to the lobby or down to the marina so you can catch the ferry into Hamilton or go to the bus stop for travel to other places on the island.
The ferry itself, which was free for Fairmont guests, we thought was really good and we enjoyed looking at the scenery on the way to and from Hamilton.
The restaurants that we went to on site were good i.e. the breakfast area, Mediterra and Jasmine Lounge with our helpful server Mike Lopez.
It’s really the people at the hotel that really make the place though as all that we encountered were friendly and polite.
So all in all would I go back again – you bet I would but when it’s not quite so busy.