Elbow Beach Hotel

, Paget, Bermuda
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Elbow Beach Hotel

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60 South Shore Road - Paget - PG 04 - Bermuda Hotel Website | 441 236 3535
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10/10
Fab holiday
Submitted by: Debby in 12/12/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We spent 9 nights at the elbow beach and I must say it was wonderful, the staff, the service, the hotel was just great. The only negative thing I could say was the room needed a little face-lift but the view made up for this, lots of Americans at this hotel!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Elbow Beach Hotel

Elbow Beach Hotel is Awesome!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We recently returned from 5 days at the Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda. The views from the hotel are spectacular....ocean as far as the eye can see. More important to me was the service. The staff went out of their way to attend to your every need. We were there to celebrate a special birthday, and they made it so special! I highly recommend the property to anyone wanting to visit Bermuda.

Still repairing hurricane damage

from A TripAdvisor Member
The best part of the hotel is the beach - it is situated on a beautiful stretch of pink sand on one of the most beautiful beaches in Bermuda. Ocean view rooms in the main hotel have a lovely view. The staff is nice and courteous.

The hotel however is overly expensive for what facilities are available after the hurricane. Although signs in the elevator purport that hurricane damage will be repaired in spring 2004, there is still alot of construction going on still - The main hotel has no disturbances, but the facilities at the beach look to be nowhere near completion. At the beach, they are still repairing the two or three restaurants down there and there are no dining options at the beach (they do offer snacks though like soda and potato chips). Many of the cottages are also being repaired and there is heavy construction equipment on the beach and throughout the property. You must use outhouses at the beach. There are only 2 restaurants available for dinner - an expensive restaurant which serves somewhat esoteric foods and the bar where you can get sandwiches or burgers. The pool restaurant is open for lunch, but not dinner (although on one night they have an oriental buffet for dinner in the pool restaurant).

In all, I think once the construction is complete the hotel would be lovely, although it is not as nice as the Southhampton Princess or Sonesta or comparable to a Ritz, despite its comparable (or even more expensive) prices. One would think though that the hotel would discount its rates (running over $500) owing to the fact that nearly 9 months after the hurricane, it still does not have adequate beach facilities nor does it offer the many dining options as it did before the hurricane.

What a disappointment!

from mom2ba
This was by far one of the worst hotel stays in recent memory. The service was incredibly poor, the management truly uninterested in their guests, and the rooms outdated with the basic of basic amenities not functioning. If you are looking for any kind of papering or even comfort, this is not the hotel for you. Management should be ashamed of the prices charged for everything from the room rate to the food-the old adage "you get what you pay for" does not hold true at Elbow Beach Hotel.

Their are plenty of other choices in Bermuda along with wonderful properties on the beaches-think twice before booking into Elbow Beach.

Not for your average budget traveler!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Upon arrival at the Elbow Beach we were greeted by a very nice receptionist, who went out of her way to find us a room which had 2 single beds. The room we were placed in was basically your standard hotel room, which was very comparable to a Holiday Inn or a Motel 6, but it had a great view of the pool. The room did have a fridge which was stocked with a $70 bottle of champagne, and some selected nips of rum/vodka for $6 each. Also included was some various candies such as a snickers bar, or potato chips for $3 each. We had a nice balcony, a room safe, and complimentary bathrobes and slippers (although if you steal them you'll find a $75 charge on your credit card, haha). The food however was extremely expensive. Highlights of the menu included scrambled eggs for $18, and a club sandwich for over $20. Essentially, I don't think I could ever be hungry enough to pay $18 for some eggs, and $6 for a 12 ounce can of soda. On the bright side of things, the supermarket was only a 5 minute walk down the road which had comparable prices to that of a store in the US. One last note, as of May 25th, the hotel was still repairing damage from Hurricane Fabian. The main property was all repaired, but there was some heavy construction being done on the beach (not quite sure what they were building either). My overall impression of the Elbow Beach was that if you have $700 to pay for a deluxe suite then you will be more than happy, however if you are a budget traveler you'll probably want to stay elsewhere.

Less than expected.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just retuned from the Elbow Beach hotel. The "Junior Suite" was sparse, shabby and had tile floors. We transferred to a room in the main building right after arrival and the staff was friendly and accomodating. They were not suprised though about our unhappiness, "We may not be able to get you a new room tonight because we have a lot of requests for room changes." Our room in the main building was comfortable but still enormously below Mandarin Oriental's normal standards, and the main restaurant was laughably pretentious. Bermuda is a beautiful place though, but when I return I'll take the advice of some friendly Bermudians and stay at the Princess.

Surprised and unaware

from Jill0400
We went to Bermuda 2 weeks ago and did not find what we had expected.
The hotel is beautiful from the outside and the beach is lovely. But when we got there, we were given a room with one bed (there were 3 of us). At the time of making the reservations, we were told we had paid for a room with a king size bed and a sofa pullout. After waiting a long period of time, a very nice manager upgraded us to a junior suite.
For the price we paid, it could have been cleaner. To the fault of the travel agency and online site, no one informed us that the grounds had been hit by a hurricane last September and several buildings were under reconstruction. We had picked this hotel for the number of resturants that are now not open. This was very disappointing as it costs to travel anywhere else to eat. The Sea Grill was their only dinner resturant and it was very expensive and you had to have a reservation.
Unfortunately, we ate many meals in our room and skipped breakfast. It wasn't the hotels fault, but the weather was also not very good. It was very windy and cool.

Good stay at Elbow beach

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just came back from a 1 week stay at the Elbow Beach Hotel (went Feb 16 to Feb 20). I had used tripadvisor to do research before my trip and thought I would pay back by posting my review.The resort was great; from the very friendly staff to the food (The seahorse grill was among the best restaurants on the island; it is a great reflection of it's Mandarin Oriental parentage). If you are a tennis fan the ground tennis courts are great; it also has a great putting green and nearby golf course for all you golfers. The private beach is beautiful; and transportation to the other attractions was convienent with the bus station, taxi, and moped rentals all accessible in the resort area.We passed by the Sonesta Beach Hotel nearby and we would recommend that versus elbow beach hotel if you love to snorkle and like to do it right in front of the hotel (at elbow you would need to find some coves nearby to snorkle). If we had to do it over again we would have waited to end of March to go due to the weather; the temp was not bad (high sixtys) but sometimes squalls would come in along with the rain and wind gusts. We have been told the weather will be more predictable from April on. Of course the con is the prices will be higher during that time.All in all I would have to say I had a very good experience at Elbow beach, and Bermuda in general (very friendly people) and would recommend them both wholeheartedly.

Wonderful Stay at Elbow Beach

from A TripAdvisor Member
My family just got back from spending Thanksgiving at Elbow Beach. We all had a wonderful time. The beach outlets were hit by Fabian, but the beach is still very nice. The pool is beautiful. The hotel is in the midst of renovations, but still maintains its grand character. All of our rooms were clean, and the maid service was excellent. The food is very good, and each member of the staff we encountered was friendly and really made us feel welcome. We didn't want to leave and we can't wait to return when all of the renovations are complete.

Luxury at Elbow Beach

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just got back from our first trip to Bermuda where we stayed at the Elbow Beach Resort. The resort was amazing! Everything was first class!
The employees were friendly, the lobby was beautiful and the dinner at the hotel's Seahorse Grill was amazing! It was definitely the most elegant resort on the island. The employees at the beach were great, the waitstaff, the conceirge and the doorman were all terrific and informative! We will certainly be staying there again in the future! We highly recommend this resort if you like luxury!

Breathtaking location

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed at the Elbow Beach Hotel back in August (before the Hurricane) for a 4 day weekend getaway (without children), and the location was absolutely breathtaking as you walked from the main hotel along the beautifully landscaped paths and down the many steps to the ocean! The hotel lobby is beautiful and we had a beautiful view from our room of the ocean and also the pool area( room228)---was very impressed with the room as they could not guarantee that we were going to get the oceanview because they were "booked full" for that weekend.
The rooms were nicely furnished, with some furniture that was a little beaten up--but that kind of stuff doesn't bother us- bed was very comfortable, with nightly turn down service ( with bottled H2O at bedside and a printout of the weather forecast and activities left on the bed!)-- very large private balconies with chairs and tables --marble bathroom with plenty of clean towels, bathrobe, slippers,etc!
We ate at all of the beachfront restaurants (I think some may have been destroyed by hurricane, though) and service and all food was excellent!!All in all this is a very beautiful and amazing place on a breathtaking beach--nice water--although there is a bit of a sudden drop-off in ocean to deep water. Beach is a decent size--we were looking for a beach that we could take long walks on and this is one of the few in Bermuda where you can do this! The only very minor disappointment with this place was that it was not easy to get any drink or food/snacks on the beach--I just thought they would have better direct beach service at such a resort--but again a minor complaint and would recommend this special place highly!!

Top Local Tips for Paget

No rental cars available in Bermuda. Take the bus. Buy the multi-day pass. Stops are frequent, and the drivers are helpful in pointing out your stops. The ferry boats do not run on the weekends. Taxis are plentiful, but calling in advance will avoid long, long waits late at night or early in the morning - they are expensive, though. Note: although the bus will take you to and from the airport, they do NOT allow any luggage to be brought on other than briefcase or small lap bag. You are almost stuck taking a taxi to/from the airport. It will be lots of money - to the Elbow Beach we paid $28 each way. Farther out either island side it can be up to $40.

Bus Pass Purchase the bus pass ( offered in 1, 3 or 5 consecutive day options). The bus system is a bit confusing with the different zone charges on the island. The bus passes are also taken on the ferry. The #7 bus takes you from Elbow Beach to Hamilton. Watch out for the last bus during the week at 9:30- they tend to cancel it without notice.

Get a MultiDay Pub Trans Pass I strongly recommend using the Pink Bus and Ferry System.... they can get you anywhere you need to go on island. The Ferry ride is peaceful and enjoyable. We bought 4 day passes... and made our way around the entire island. It's worth the price.

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  • Address: 60 South Shore Road - Paget - PG 04 - Bermuda
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