Grotto Bay Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
Excellent location with outstanding facilities and food and very friendly staff.Only real downside is that the room front doors have enclosed blinds, that would work fine if the material blocked the light, which it doesn't. Each room has an outside light that shines through the blind every night and can be very disturbing
We stayed here 4/15-4/20. The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The grounds were clean. Rooms were spacious and clean. Dining area very clean and efficient. We will be back to such a beautiful place.
I have been to Grotto at least 7!times. They have a high tea everyday that is lovely and free for customers. They have their own caves and over the years one was a nightclub and now one is a spa and you can swim in the open one, it is cold. They have the outside dining room open and a swim up bar nearby w/the pool. They also have a mgr.'s cocktail night w/appetizers and rum swizzle sand dark and stormy for 1/2 hr. It is right near airport and buses run at the end of drive and the cab is around $10 from airport. Right next to St. George's you can spend a day eating locally and shop at all kinds of stores, visit St. Peter's, and eat at Mama Angie's. Go across the street to Somersault Park to rest, meditate etc. also you have a replica of boat in the square which landed there. Down the street from Grotto is a park used to b private w/dolphin shows now public and you will see where dolphin buried this is just down the hill. .
This place was lovely. Clean, great layout and views. Easy to get around the island on the buses which run past the entrance.We went in April and the weather was nice but not too hotMake sure you check out the cave it's awesomeNegatives were:The walls were so thin we could hear every snore from next doorRooms are a bit tatty and need updating, although it did look as if they were doing this on some of the other roomsThey kept putting charges on my bank card with no real reason and no prior warning, all reversed in the end but was just annoying - should be told about theseTips:Keep checking the prices. We booked and then by accident noticed they had a half price sale so cancelled and then rebookedBuy bus tokens from the hotels as cheaper than on bus
My husband and I just returned from a quick three-night stay at Grotto Bay Beach Resort. We had a wonderful time! We flew out of Philadelphia and the flight was only 1.5 hours which was great. We then took a taxi to the hotel which was a 5 minute drive and only cost us about $10 each way (opposed to the $40 per couple one way that cheapcaribbean wanted to charge us) to travel to the hotel which was also a plus. You can see the airport from the hotel as well as planes coming and going, but it is not intrusive at all. This is probably the easiest international travel that we have ever done, which was important to us as we would rather spend more time at the resort than on a plane/ in an airport.The resort is small but does not lack quality. It is beautiful, wonderfully maintained, and kept up by very dedicated staff. Everyone who works there is friendly and personable. If you're looking for a big resort with a ton of activities for all ages, this might not be the resort for you. They had available water activities and had a disco night but not a lot of other stuff going on. That could be because it was Easter weekend, but we came for rest and relaxation, so this type of resort fit our needs. The pool is small but great. The bar is not a true swim up bar where someone serves you drinks while you are in the pool, but the bar is about two steps from the pool. The had a pretty beach with a good amount of seating for the size. There were other nice perks about the place- cool grotto caves, which is where the spa is located. The spa is probably one of the most beautiful spas that I have been to, and the massage I got was great. There are only three restaurants which serve about the same type of food, but the food was delicious and tasted very fresh, and offered a wide variety of cuisine, both classic Bermuda dishes and other international fare. I particularly loved the breakfast buffet- a ton of variety and tasty, fresh options. We (more my husband because he was the only one drinking) noticed that the quality of alcohol they served was much better than the other larger, chain resorts that we have visited in the Caribbean, which again we attribute to the size and location of the resort.We purchased the all-inclusive package when we arrived at the resort, which I highly recommend. In fact, it was cheaper to purchase the package at the resort than through a travel site (we booked through cheapcaribbean) by a few hundred dollars. Everything was very expensive (a salad was about $14 for example, a bottle of water $3 and a cup of coffee $6), so we felt that we definitely got our money's worth with the package, despite only one of us drinking on the trip. The package also included free bus passes which is a great deal if you're planning to travel around the island. It seemed to be an easy task to travel around the island from the hotel. We did not feel the need to leave since we were there for a short time.The only negative was the rooms. They were clean and well-kept by friendly staff, but definitely outdated. We did not mind- we were the least concerned about the rooms since we spent no time there. I would also suggest that they hotel start some type of breakfast room service option at the least. It would have been nice to order breakfast and eat in private on the balcony that overlooked the beautiful scenery. The only room service that they offered was pizza from about 4-10 pm. Also, there were a lot of stairs to climb- the main part of the hotel was situated higher up than most of the rooms. Being pregnant, it was a little hard for me to climb, but there's nothing they can do about that, and all the benefits of the resort more than made up for those issues. The nice thing about the rooms is that most of them seemed to overlook the water, Overall it was a great stay and we look forward to returning in a short while!
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
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Resort Location Map
Grotto Bay Beach ResortHamilton,Bermuda
- Hotel Contacts
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11 Blue Hole Hill Bailey's Bay, CR 04 Bermuda
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