Grotto Bay Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary during the third week in February. The property is beautiful with grounds crew working each day to keep it fresh and new. We spent 4 nights and throughly enjoyed the all-inclusive package offered. Front Desk ladies were super friendly and offered a great first impression. The food and wait staff could not have been better. The menus are extensive and the food is prepared with genuine care and talent. Pool, hot tub and beach area were all well maintained. New fitness center is well equipped and offers beautiful views. Location is a definite plus..close to airport, Hamilton and St. George. Bus system and ferry are the perfect way to see the island and bus/ferry passes included in all-inclusive package are a tremendous value. Tea Time offered each day was always such a lovely way to plan, relax and enjoy all that the island of Bermuda has to offer. Grotto Bay Resort was the perfect choice for our anniversary celebration.
Very beautiful views. Basic rooms, don't expect glitz and glamour but the grounds are well kept and clean, very pretty area. Close to airport and crystal caves. They also have their own caves which you are free to go into and swim around. Additionally, there are watersports on their small private beach. Staff is great.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this resort. Everything was fantastic. The wifi worked great in our room. The food was great (overpriced, but that's Bermuda). Staff pleasant. There's a little store right across the street for snacks. Restaurant within walking distance - Swizzle Inn and Jamaican Grill. Bus stops right in front of the resort. Make sure you visit the onsite cave pool. Great staff. Will definitely stay here again on my next visit.
Great Hotel, Good Staff, Nice restaurant, Bar, Pool, Private Beach. You can also upgrade to get anall inclusive (room, food, drinks, city bus passes and ferry passes) My only negative point I like firm mattress and the both beds in my room we're kind of really soft.Resort well located, very close to airport.
I spent a lovely long weekend on Bermuda and this hotel was the perfect spot for what I was looking for.The resort is about a 2 minute cab ride from the airport - so you can't get any more convenient than that. In fact, you can see the airport from many of the rooms (which is fun for an aviation enthusiast like myself). Don't worry about noise, though, the air traffic is pretty minimal on this small island. The resort itself is set on a sprawling hillside with lovely landscaping, and all rooms appear to be overlooking the bay. Beware that there are quite a few steps up and down to the rooms, the pool, the spa, or the main lobby building/restaurant. Staff will help with your luggage, so no worries on that. The main building has a nautical theme and the old wood decor is very charming. I had a large ocean-front king room, with a balcony overlooking the water. There was plenty of space in the room, and it had all the amenities I needed, including a large mini-fridge and a safe large enough for my iPad and other items. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The bathroom was a little small, and I'm not a huge fan of showers with tiny glass partitions instead of full glass walls or clean shower curtains (it's hard to really relax and enjoy a shower when you're worried about water getting all over the floor), but it wasn't a big deal. The hairdryer was small but mighty. :) Overall I'd say the room needed a little updating in terms of decor (some things were chipped and peeling), and there needed to be more accessible power outlets (I had to unplug a lamp and the clock from an extension cord under the bed just so I could plug my two mobile phones in). Sadly, the most inconvenient thing about the room was the super thin walls. I could hear the entire conversation my neighbors were having, and the worst was that I heard him snoring all night. Even my a/c fan running plus a noise-making app on my iPhone didn't drown it out :( My neighbor's snoring is definitely not the hotel's fault -- but the thin walls are not ideal.I used the complimentary WiFi in the room and in the lobby and it worked well. I had the full buffet breakfast one morning - there were a variety of options (all the usual things you'd see in a breakfast buffet) so it was perfectly fine, but of course it was quite expensive and probably too much food. The next morning I just took advantage of the a la carte continental breakfast in the bar next door, which was more reasonably priced and still tasty.The pool is large and apparently heated (I never went in). I would've liked to have tried the jacuzzi, but it was super small and always filled with people. Since Bermuda gets chilly in the winter, it might be nice to have a second jacuzzi, or a larger one. There's a small beach with lounge chairs, and an aquatic center that I assume just wasn't open since it was the off-season. Not to be missed is the cave that's on the property -- how many times can you say your resort has it's own cave you can swim in? The water is crystal clear, and although I didn't swim in it, I did stick a toe in -- it wasn't all that cold. What a unique experience it would be! There's also a spa in another cave for massages and such, but I didn't visit it so can't speak to it. The staff at the resort were wonderful. Everyone at the front desk was so helpful and polite, and the woman at the concierge/tour desk was awesome -- she had so many fantastic suggestions, and such enthusiasm for the Bermudian culture and island. A side note that transportation on Bermuda can be challenging, as tourists cannot rent cars (only motor scooters), so really your options are taxis or the public bus. Fortunately the bus picks up right in front of the Grotto Bay, but unfortunately the buses only came every 20-40 minutes (although they say it's 10-15 minutes). Maybe I just experienced the off-season or Sunday schedule -- but on an island that's generally only open 9am-5pm, waiting for buses sure eats up a lot of the day.Overall this was a great resort and I'd definitely stay here again for future visits to Bermuda.
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).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
Optional All-inclusive includes:
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Unlimited domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, juices
- Snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing
- Nightly entertainment
- 201 rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant
- 1 a la carte restaurant, dress code required
- 1 BBQ/Grill
- 3 bars: Lobby bar, Pool bar, Swim-up bar
- Fitness centre
- 4 lit tennis courts
- Scuba diving centre
- Water sports centre
- Games room
- WiFi internet (fee)
- Coin operated laundromat
- 500,000 year old natural underground cave
- Handicap accessible: rooms, restaurants
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- Cable television
- Internet (fee)
- Iron and ironing board
- Max occupancy 2 adults and 2 children or 4 adults
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Grotto Bay Beach ResortHamilton,Bermuda
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
11 Blue Hole Hill Bailey's Bay, CR 04 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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