Royal Palms Hotel & Restaurant, Hamilton
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We loved it!from JamesSmithinnewyork
charming relaxing retreatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
VERY Happy with the Royal Palmsfrom washpa
Our room was spotless and comfortable, with two beds, a sitting area, desk (with internet access for $10 per 24 hours) and a neat galley kitchen that included a sink, microwave, toaster oven and mini fridge, as well as basic pots/pans, glassware, and cutlery.
The long-time owners are very present/available and most helpful and gracious, as is the staff. We also were impressed with the overall friendliness of all staff - unfailingly courtious and warm.
Lovely small pool, grounds well-kept, very nice breakfast room which is open-air. As others have commented, the continental breakfast is good but not spectacular. Fruit, various muffins, scones and breads (very fresh), juice and coffee/tea and a place to soft-boil an egg if you'd like.
Previous posters have commented on the walk to town. It is an easy enough walk which you can make in 10 minutes if you keep a good pace. We were not put off by the walk at all. Good way to walk off breakfast, and no need to hail a cab. To my knowledge, this hotel has one of the best proximities to Hamilton proper.
We had dinner at the excellent Ascots restaurant, which is within the Royal Palms but under separate management. We had several very fne meals in Bermuda, but none better than Ascots.
Also with regards to restaurants, we very much enjoyed Fresco's Wine Bar, Bistro J, and for a casual lunch, Paridisio Cafe and Common Grounds. All of these establishments are within close proximity off of Front street.
Do give serious consideration to the Royal Palms, especially if you look for excellent customer service and a very British sensibility in the best sense of the word.
Wonderful vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was clean, well equipped and quiet. Breakfast was made available with ample tea, coffee, breads, cereals and fruit. It provided a good start to the day. The breakfast tables were located in a beautiful open space, making conversation with other guest easy.
A must restaurent is located at the Royal Palms. Try their cold soups (Banana) a must. Again, consider the Royal Palms when visiting Bermuda.
We will be back
Brian and Carol
Heaven on earthfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Royal Palms is a turn-of-the-century manor house that has been converted into a first-class hotel. It's an easy 15-minute walk from the ferry terminal end of Front Street (be sure to take a detour through Par La Ville Park on your way down). The grounds of the hotel are lush and green, even in December when we were there. The rooms are immaculate and well furnished, right down to the rubber ducky in the bathtub. High-speed internet service is available at a nominal fee, and every room has a wall-mounted flat-screen TV with good cable programming. The food in the attached Ascots Restaurant is out of this world -- a bit on the pricey side but so delicious that you won't even care. If you plan to have a meal there, be sure to make advance reservations. Ascots is a popular island dining spot, so it fills up quickly. Hotel guests are treated to a free continental breakfast every morning.
But what makes this place so special is the folks who run it. Owner Richard Smith was on the premises during our stay, and he treated us not like paying guests but like visiting family members. He and his housekeeping staff made sure we knew when and where to go for Christmas Eve mass and arranged taxi service for us. When he discovered that we especially wanted to see a performance by the island's famed gombey dancers, he ferreted out the location and drove us there in his own car. You'd never find that level of concern and personal care in any one of the larger beachside resorts.
The location is superb, the facilities are magnificent, and the people who run the Royal Palms are wonderful human beings first and hotel proprietors second. Book a stay at the Royal Palms, and you're guaranteed the perfect Bermuda vacation experience.
Great Location, pleasant stafffrom ChinaShrek
Weekend getawayfrom GlennE
Seems to be overrated by other usersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
In summary, even though we are not hugely disappointed at the hotel, we probably won't stay there again. I would not recommend staying there particularly during hot summer months because the hotel is a good 15 mins walk to the bus station or town center. The walk is quite uncomfortable in hot and humid weather. Also, with no hotel lobby or any indoor facility, there isn't even any place for you to hang out at the hotel when the weather is bad outside.
Our time at the Coco Reef was significantly more fun and enjoyable (please see my review there).
Friendly staff, nice roomsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is not on the beach. Big deal! You can DRIVE to the beach on scooters like everyone else does on the island.
If you are looking for an affordable hotel that is clean and safe, then this is the one for you. I would certainly go back.
Best Place to Stay in Hamiltonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Hamilton
Ask the owners for unused tranportation tickets Sometimes previous guests leave unused tranportation tickets around, ask the owner or hostess, as you may save a few dollars and they good for bus and ferry rides unlimited all day.
Bus Hiring a moped is most popular form of tourist transport but it you're not sure this is for you, the buses run regularly and on time and go to all the tourist spots. Comfortable and convenient form of transport.
Transportation Buy the transportation passes for unlimited transportation for buses and ferries.Remember, you can use both the buses and ferries and take free tours. They bring you everywhere on the island. Dont pay extra for the tours. Make sure you go snorkeling. Worth it, no matter how cold the water is!!!!
Other names for Royal Palms Hotel & Restaurant
- royal palms hotel bermuda
- royal palms hamilton
- hotel royal palms
- Address: Rosemont Ave 24, - Hamilton - HM CX - Bermuda
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