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My wife decided that we should get away during Thanksgiving week for our 41st anniversary celebration by going to Bermuda. We stayed at Cambridge Beaches after reading the many great reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. The staff is dedicated to serving guests and keeping them happy. Meals at the resort were outstanding and we ate breakfast outside looking over the ocean. Cambridge Beaches are located near Somerset, which is on the far end of the island, but shouldn't discourage anyone since the hotel has a shuttle to the Dockyard where the ferry will take you to Hamilton and other locations. We never were at a loss for things to see and do and are already planning our next visit. Be careful of planning anything for next May and June 2017, as the Americas Cup will be held and the crowds and prices will be fierce. We absolutely loved this place!
Our first trip to Bermuda and how lucky were we to find Cambridge Beaches? The staff are all charming and most welcoming, the breakfast unbeatable and the location stunning. It was a particularly nice touch to receive a cake on my birthday and a " Happy Birthday" from the manager and staffI wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone.
What a shame...excellent location, beautiful views, excellent staff, excellent food (just cook the vegetables a bit more as my old teeth aren't as good as they used to be) but no investment or attention to detail. Yes they had a hurricane a few weeks ago but one beach unusable as tide came in as all loungers overcome by the approaching tide, another beach covered in litter, a sunken boat and bits off the boat and branches off palm trees. Many of the villas needed painting and that was not because of the hurricane...plant room door of 'Easterly' as an example, the shutters outside the kitchen were filthy; broken glass table top outside bar which was dangerous and we reported it to barman who told me he had reported it.....still there when we left.Menu display of evening meal in foyer to restaurant had bird 'poo' on it for three days yet menu changed daily. Croquet lawn but no croquet set.....putting greens need to be cut at 3/4mm not like semi rough.No sign of Clarence, General Manager or Richard, Manager....I have never stayed in a hotel for 10days and not seen the manager walking round talking to guests...perhaps with a notebook in his hand making notes of maintenance items to be dealt with (include tops of lamp shades in Easterly). No excuse to say managers in departments as clearly it is not working that management style.Good hotels/restaurants do not set up for breakfast whilst guests are still eating dinner or was it a hint to leave quicklyIt must have been better at some point as otherwise why do all these people keep returning?Perhaps the owner needs to get involved!
This was our third stay at the Cambridge Beaches on the extreme western tip of Bermuda. The hotel comprises a number of cottages spread around the grounds, furnished to a high standard. Most of the cottages have a separate living room. If you visit at a quiet time you may get a free room upgrade. The hotel prides itself on the number of repeat visits it's guests make, and has an 'honours board' recording those who have 5 or more visits. The record is now over 100! Most visitors come from the eastern US as it's a short flight compared to ours from the UK. The staff are very helpful and courteous. The hotel is quite expensive so it's worth looking out for discount offers. We stayed half board as we liked the restaurant and didn't want to venture out at night. The hotel has a nice beach which is best enjoyed near high tide - it's a long wade out to swim at low tide. It also has a croquet lawn and putting green. The grounds are normally immaculate but we were grateful that the hotel was still fully operational as we arrived 2 days after the direct hit from category 3 storm Nicole.It's best to book airport transfers directly through the hotel front desk. The first time we stayed in 2010 we booked transfers through the BA website, this worked fine from the airport but no-one showed up for the return transfer! The hotel rescued us by arranging a replacement taxi at zero notice.It's worth exploring the island - and to do this you need to get a transportation pass (works on buses and ferries) or rent a moped. We went for the former. The public transport system works well except it can be overrun by the influx of passengers from the large cruise boats which dock at the Royal Naval Dockyard (the only really deep water harbour on the island). So it's worth looking at the cruise boat schedules and planning accordingly.We liked the Gibbs Hill lighthouse which has splendid views over the island. The National Museum at the Dockyard is worth a visit. Although we don't approve of captive dolphins (go to Monkey Mia in Western Australia if you want to interact with wild dolphins), it was interesting to see them having their teeth cleaned at the Dolphin Quest place there! There is a lot of work going on at the Dockyard in preparation for the Americas Cup in summer 2017. The US and Japanese teams were already in place and sailing when we visited.
Looking at some of the reviews before we arrived I was expecting to be disappointed with the resort in general in particular parts of it looking tired and run down. Yes parts of it don't look brand new, yes it could do with a lick of paint here and there if you look closer but to describe the place as looking 'tired and run down' is way off the mark. If people want sterile giltzy modernity you're looking at the wrong place, try Cancun or Miami that might suit you. If I had to describe this resort in one word it would be 'Majestic'It oozes class and history, from previous Presidential guests to 17th Century millstones from a shipwreck used as patio stones...... there is hidden aristocracy and history at every turn. THAT is what people should be looking at.I'll also add this goes for the staff as well. Some people see cap doffing false deference as good service.... impersonal servility. The staff at Cambridges Beaches have it just right. There is no false deference, no 'have a fantastic day' at every turn, no 'in your face' brash over enthusiasm. Neither is there any ignorance. The staff have a polite respect for the guests. To a man and woman we found them all to be genuinely friendly and a credit to themselves and the Management.The food is fantastic. The grounds are resplendent and utterly uncrowded. The rooms have class and have every facility you would require. The sea and vistas at every turn are postcard picture beautiful. The facilities are excellent, the spa is as good as you need.It's not perfect though. Is anywhere? For example we were there 2 days after the hurricane for a two week trip and when we left one of the beaches was still strewn with debris and rubbish with a wrecked boat leaking diesel.Secondly our bill was wrong, we were charged for lunch twice on the same day at the same restaurant, someone elses bill was also added to our account and the room number and signature were nothing like ours. Just basic poor attention to detail. Why would anyone have lunch at the same restaurant on the same day twice?This is simply not acceptable for a classy resort like this and some little things.That said the pluses far outweigh the issues. Book it and get treated like Kings and Queens!!
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- Breakfast daily
- Complimentary ferry service to Hamilton
- Croquet lawn, putting green
- Moped and bicycle rentals
- Nightly entertainment
- 94 rooms
- 2 a la carte restaurants
- 3 pools including an indoor pool and a lap pool
- Fitness Centre
- 3 Tennis courts
- Meeting facilities
- Internet in lobby (fee)
- Outdoor whirlpool(s)
- Port Royal golf club nearby
- 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Cable television
- Clock radio
- CD player
- In-room safe
- Bathrobe for use during your stay
- Daily maid service, nightly turn down service
- Occupancy: 2 adults
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30 Kings Point Road, MA 02 Bermuda
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