Fairmont Hamilton Princess
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Just returned home from a fabulous week at the Hamilton Princess. Staff were excellent and by far the friendliest we have encountered in a hotel setting. They couldn't do enough to help us and our kids. (8 and 5). Very impressive. Food was fantastic, views from the hotel room outstanding, plenty of shade around the pool and a beautiful beach. Couldn't ask for much more. Would definitely go back.
We arrived at the Hamilton Princess for a 3 night stay. We left the kids at home and enjoyed the hotel as a couple. First off, it's not cheap, but that goes for Bermuda in general. You can get amazing meals and wine, but it comes at a price. The hotel itself has just come out of a huge renovation and it shows! Every corner of this place has been meticulously taken care of and then covered in one of the biggest collections of modern art you can imagine. You'll be walking down a hallway, and bam! You run into an entire wall of Warhol's. Turn the corner and you see art from Magritte and Matisse. It is seriously astonishing. The pool is lovely (and heated) and they have servers constantly around so you can easily get food or drinks while you're poolside. There is a jitney that runs daily to their own beach club. The beach is to die for! It's in its own little cove and has a little restaurant, beach side service, showers, lockers, bathrooms and a play area for kids. Walk 2 minutes up the hill and you have a beautiful lookout spot with Muskoka chairs all set up for you. We walked up to the road, and then to the lighthouse (took maybe 10 minutes or so) and then for about $5 climbed up to the top of the Gibb's Hill lighthouse. When we were done, we just walked back down to the beach, had a drink and waited for the jitney (free) to take us back to the hotel.It was so safe, clean and the staff were all incredibly professional. Have a couple dark and stormy's at the restaurant by the pier and enjoy the views of the harbour. While there were some children, it definitely seems to be a hotel aimed more at adults. I was told that their sister property, The Fairmont Southampton, is more child friendly. It's truly a magnificent hotel - just make sure to bring your credit cards (with lots of extra room on them!), it's easy to spend money here!
For us this was a perfect hotel in a perfact location. It was great to be able to walk into town but still have wonde full views and so peaceful. We were on the Gold Level in a 1 bedroom suite which had the most fantastic harbour/marina view. Beautifully decorated and everything in it a very high standard. This level gives you access to the Gold Lounge; this includes breakfast and goodies throughout the day. Without exception we found all the staff in the hotel to be excellent, but must single out the Gold Lounge staff as being exceptional. Lindsay and her team - Pia, George, Peter, Michael, Alison and Alexander really went the extra mile. Outstandingly helpful, kind and efficient. Lovely pools and spa. Three restaurants - Marcus', 1609 and the Crown and Anchor. All good but the Sunday brunch at Marcus' is the best! A wonderful stay. I can't wait to go back - and soon!!
There is no doubt this hotel is all people say about it- renovated, clean, beautiful location, mainly great staff (Justin is a prince!), however, having stayed in luxury hotels many times (including numerous Fairmonts), there are some things that should go far more smoothly. First, there is no longer a shuttle to/from the airport, yet it says there is. There is no longer any reciprocity with the Fairmont Southhampton, or the ability to take a ferry there. That should be rectified, or at least not mentioned anywhere. There is no list of activities at the hotel, or any suggested activities. You have to bug the concierge. When we checked in, there was a long wait (even though only two other people there), and no one told us anything about the restaurants, pools, spa or amenities. Nothing. Here's your key. The rest we had to figure out. We'd have to wait forever to be seated in Crown and Anchor. Probably the worst part overall was the incredibly loud music on Friday and Saturday night which kept us up past midnight even though we were on the highest floor. It's great to have a band, but soundproof your hotel or better select your bands so people can sleep. We may well return, but these are things that should be fixed when you are paying top dollar.
We just couldn't find fault with this beautiful hotel. The refurbishment is exceptional and to a very high standard. Our room overlooked the harbour/new marina and views were just stunning. We loved the artwork which the hotel has become famous for and this gives it a modern, fresh feel. We took the jitney to the Beach Club which is a stunning setting with excellent facilities, and being a sheltered cove is ideal for families with young children. Used the paddle boards and kayaks and had lunch at The Beach Cafe...great menu choice. Loved the 'call' button at each sunbed! Ate at 1609, Marcus' and listened to live music in The Crown & Anchor Bar. Excellent food and good menu choices all round.The staff are friendly and helpful in all areas and the hotel has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Having stayed at other hotels on the island we prefer to be in Hamilton so we can walk into Town and we were not disappointed. Having a spa and gym is another added benefit and all members of our family used these. Book a Gold Standard room which gives you access to their Gold Lounge where we had breakfast and complimentary afternoon tea and evening canapés...a private lounge with terrace and great harbour views.Our suite was furnished to an exceptionally high standard, with extremely comfy bed, top of the range TV/audio equipment, stunning bathroom with powerful shower...and, unusually in a hotel room, a powerful hairdryer! Generally everything you need a hotel room to be.The attention to detail can't be faulted.The infinity pool is stunning and ideal for families, we also used the spa pool which is for adults only...great harbour and marina views from here.Overall a superb family holiday and congratulations to Management and Staff on a stunning refurbishment and who provide excellent, personal service in an exclusive setting...just can't wait to go back!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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
- Hotel Contacts
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76 Pitts Bay Rd, Hamilton HM CX Bermuda
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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