Fairmont Hamilton Princess
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I just returned from a long weekend at this hotel, and I would say overall it is a pretty basic hotel. Service is not exceptional and check in and out is a bit slow, and you pay for literally everything from bottled water to morning coffee. We were awake or woken up by our neighbor every night because the walls were soooo thin. We could also hear constant banging above which I am assuming was the elevator opening and closing and people dragging their luggage out and in. We ate dinner at Marcus which I must say was excellent. However, if you don't make a reservation the hostess makes no effort to accommodate you and acts like you are crazy for walking into a half filled restaurant and asking for a table. Also there are a lack of pool chairs at the adult pool. I saw people constantly looking for chairs and in some instances the staff would bring out more chairs but most of the time no one would be around to help. You have to take a bus to their private beach which is very pretty with bathrooms and a nice restaurant. All in all, I won't be returning and would not recommend this hotel to friends based on the price and what you get.
We stayed at the Hamilton Princess for my friends birthday. We were met with warm friendly staff, beautiful accommodations and fantastic food ! The server Dragos from the pool area, and Aldo who we originally met in 1609 were warm and welcoming every time we saw them! They truly added to our overall hotel experience and will not be forgotten!
The Hamilton Princess and Beach club is located actually on the beach. It is really lovely. The service was poor - we had to ask more than once for a drink. When one of our party got the waiter's attention to order a drink - he did not bother to ask anyone else at the table if they wanted one! We had to get his attention again. As the night that we went was a buffet - I would prefer to not have to pay 17% grats when I went to get my dinner myself. Also the clean up service was very slow, so we sat there with dirty dinner plates in front of us! But the worst part was the smoke from the bar-b-que. When we arrived, I asked one of the staff if that was the norm as the thick smoke from the bar-b-que area was completely enveloping the folks who were at the tables and he said yes - that is the way it usually works. I would not recommend anyone sitting too close to the far end of the beach. Surely they could move the bar-b-que down the beach so that everyone could enjoy the night air?
Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda is phenomenal! We upgraded to the Gold club and highly recommend doing so. Throughout the day the Gold club offers light breakfast, lunch, snack/tea, appetizers, and dessert. In addition to can beverages, bottled water, juice, coffee, and wine. Could not recommend this enough! All of these amenities can be enjoyed on a large private balcony or beautifully appointed interior rooms. Ending the evening with a glass of wine on the Gold club deck was pure enjoyment. Also, you receive the extra attention of Gold club staff. Pia and Peter (and another gentleman whose name eludes me) are amazing and helped make our trip fantastic! They answer every question, look to help in any way they could, and are generally smart, personable, and friendly. Way to employ awesome staff (please keep them there)!Hotel info: We stayed in 3 different rooms (long story and totally our choosing) in the main building, all were recently updated and well-appointed, and their closets are something else! We had a balcony facing the marina for part of the stay, again totally worth it. Rooms have a small frig and coffee maker. Loved the lagoon, plenty of paddle boards, floaties, and kayaks to use free of charge. Lots of chairs and umbrellas on the beach, with food/beverage service. Even when the beach was full, it never felt full as there is plenty of space. We brought snorkel gear and had the best time paddling out and snorkeling by the rocks. So much beautiful ocean and wildlife to be seen and appreciated. Beach sand is fine/ powdery and barely a wave in the lagoon. We didn’t really use the pool on site, so can’t comment much. The bus to the lagoon fills fast, so get there early!Ate at all the restaurants and enjoyed them thoroughly! Food is slightly pricy, but have realistic expectations: you’re on an island and it’s expensive to get anything there. We usually don’t go to a resort/location twice, but will make an exception for Bermuda and The Hamilton Princess! Without a doubt, we’ll be back.
My husband and two boys, age 9 and 11 just returned from a 5 day stay at the Hamilton Princess. We had an amazing time. This was our first visit to Bermuda so a lot of time was spent in choosing the right hotel for our stay. For a small country, Bermuda really has a lot to offer for every kind of traveler. My recommendation before booking your stay is to determine which traveler you are. Do you want to just lay on the beach and never venture off the resort? Do you like to golf? If you answered yes to the above questions, you may wish to look into the Fairmont Southampton, Tucker's point, or the other resorts in Southampton, Warwick Parish's. While we were looking to relax and unwind, we are an active bunch who like to leave the hotel and explore. We wanted to stay in a place which was centrally located to all that Bermuda has to offer. The Hamilton Princess turned out to be the perfect hotel for our stay. It is clean, modern, quiet, and staff is friendly, professional and quite helpful. If you are an art lover, you will appreciate the décor of the hotel. The hotel is beautifully decorated with interesting paintings, lithographs, sculptures, ect.. The marina and outdoor area are breathtaking. They have two pools, the adult and infinity; both overlook the marina and have spectacular views. The infinity pool is simply gorgeous and I believe that it is ether fresh or saltwater. There are plenty of lounge chairs; beware the busy times when chairs do become scarce between 1 and 4 pm (but only for a moment). There is friendly staff on hand to bring a fresh towel or cocktail or snack. There was a little snafu with our room on our first day, but that was because of misinformation provided during the pre booking stage. However, Justin was quick to resolve the issue and this did not affect our stay at all. We were upgraded to a king one bedroom suite overlooking the infinity pool. While I am not a fan of the staying on the first floor or near the pool area, the kids went bonkers at the idea of simply opening the sliding door and walking up to the infinity pool. (thanks again Justin). We had a nice closed off patio area with lounge chairs and tables. Very private. The room was also well soundproofed and you did not hear the residents when they were in the pool. Beware if you are staying in any room that is overlooking the infinity pool/garden area. There is some sort of machine room which emits a loud humming sound. It is located right near the infinity pool/garden area. If your room is near that area you will hear the humming sound at night. For those light sleepers, it could prove an issue so make sure that you request a room high up away from this sound. I was not bothered by it all and neither was my husband and two boys. Hotel has three restaurants. The lobby (I forgot name), 1609 and Marcus. 1609 has great views. Dishes are simple. Food is average. the Lobby Bar is great. The bartenders were all friendly. Marcus is pricey. But did not disappoint. We ate there on our last night. Appetizer, Surf and Turf, snapper and steak frites. I would not waste money or time on the appetizers or sparkling water. My youngest son had kid burger. All were great. With the17% and cocktails, came to $250 for four of us. The hotel and all of Bermuda is pricey. So beware wherever you go. Not sure whether the Princes is still running this special, but during our stay, kids 12 and under ate free or were discounted. I recommend adding the breakfast with your stay. Otherwise you are paying $80 for two adults and $30 for the kids to eat breakfast daily. There is a 17% gratuity added for every meal not just at the hotel but all the restaurants/ bars/cafes anywhere in Bermuda. If this offends you, Bermuda may not be the place for you. We ate out of the hotel every night but the last night and the prices were pretty much the same each place we ate. A lunch for four, I am talking about cocktails/beverages, an appetizer and simple sandwiches, will run between $150-$200. Dinner will run you between $250-$300. This includes the 17% gratuity. The hotel is about a mile from the ferry. We took the ferry daily to our planned excursions. It is easy to get around and much cheaper than taxi. Public transportation is easily accessible, especially in the downtown area. The Concierge at the princess is the best I have seen. Zarena, was a total superstar. I received an email from her before our trip offering the concierge services. I took full advantage of her offer and great advice. Please be sure to see her after you check in. The island offers a lot of activities from parasailing, swimming with dolphins, jetskiing tours, ect.. These do book up fast. Especially the swimming with the dolphins and Hartley's tours, ect... I would book those before you fly in. For those thrill seekers, I highly recommend the jetskiing tours. Typically between 60 to 120 minute tours on the jetski going 30 to 40 miles an hour. I went with my older son and that was the highlight of our trip. Cost was 150 for double and 140 for single. There is a market about a block and half from hotel where you can purchase beverages and alcohol to keep in your room. I believe each room comes with a fridge. Elbow beach is the best beach. Horshoe Bay is crowded but still nice. Warwick Long Bay is the true "pink beach." Also, if the locals say its within "walking distance," its not. Their idea of walking distance is different from ours. If you do venture out, I would bring a phone number of local taxi company. You cannot simply flag a taxi off the street. (we tried unsuccessfully when leaving Elbow beach; do not recommend). Either walk to a local hotel and flag a taxi or call ahead. Overall this was a successful family vacation with lasting memories. Bermuda is a clean, beautiful, interesting, and safe country. Everyone is friendly,polite and proper. We loved our stay and are already planning next visit.
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- 410 rooms
- 2 restaurants, including: a la carte restaurant, dress code required at a la carte restaurants
- 2 bars, including: lobby bar, pool bar
- 2 pools
- Water sports centre
- Scuba diving centre
- Fitness Centre
- 18-hole Fairmont Southampton Golf Course
- Beauty salon
- Tour desk
- Business centre
- Internet/WiFi (fee)
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Air conditioning
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- 1 full bathroom
- Iron and ironing board
- Clock radio
- Cable and satellite television
- Telephone with voice mail
- Internet access (fee)
- Max occupancy 2 adults and 2 children,or 4 adults
- 1 king and 1 queen sofabed, or 2 queen beds
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- CD player
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Fairmont Hamilton PrincessHamilton,Bermuda
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76 Pitts Bay Rd, Hamilton HM CX Bermuda
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