$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 5, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 2015

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

3 stars
#11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
394 reviews
Great get-away!

Great location, very close to the airport. It is easy to go around by bus. Staffs are friendly. See full review

  • Gary.
  • Dec 22, 2014
Wonderful Place to Relax

Grotto Bay is ideally located, close to the airport and within short bus distance from anywhere in... See full review

  • Pianoman50
  • Dec 21, 2014
Calm, tropical relaxation in Bermuda above a pink-sand beach
A relaxing getaway doesn't get much more idyllic than the Grotto Bay Beach Resort, overlooking the blue Atlantic waters and a pink-sand beach. The resort, comprised of 11 "cottages," features extensive landscaped grounds for walking and paths connected to the south shore beach trail. Guests enjoy newly redecorated and renovated rooms, a freshwater pool, and easy access to golf, tennis, sailing, snorkeling, and shopping in nearby Hamilton or St. George. All-inclusive plans are also on offer.


Highlights
  • On-site dive shop, offering shipwreck and reef tours
  • Kayak, windsurfer, and sailboat rentals available
  • Pool, whirlpool, tennis courts, and exercise facility
  • Children under 12 stay free in parents' room
Rooms

All 201 rooms in the 11 senior cottages with color classic architecture of Bermuda include one king or two double beds, cable television, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, mini-fridge, hair dryer, marble bathrooms, bright tropical decor, and in-room safe. Rooms also offer private balconies or patios, with views of beach and pool. All-inclusive plans are on offer.

Features

Guests enjoy fresh Bermuda island cuisine at Al Fresco above the beach, and enjoy drinks and snacks at the Rum House Bar and the Bayside Bar and Grill. Reservations recommended for dinner.

 

The hotel's spa offers aromatherapy, Swedish and couples massages, body scrubs, and facials. Guests will find a long list of activities for children. The property is adjacent to the Crystal Caves attraction.

Transportation
  • Bermuda International Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • There are no rental cars for visitors on Bermuda
  • Shuttles, buses, and taxis are readily available; bus stop is right across the street
  • Bus passes and tokens are available at the front desk
  • Many guests rent mopeds or bicycles
Nearby attractions
  • Crystal Caves (0.25 mi/0.4 km)
  • Bermuda Reef Explorer glass bottom boat tour (5.4 mi/9.8 km)
  • Bermuda Maritime Museum (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • High-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply)
Policies and fees
  • Full meal plans available.
  • Children under 12 stay free in parents' room and eat free from children's menu when parents choose a meal plan.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Grotto Bay Beach Resort Rooms

Superior Ocean Front
The Superior Ocean Front offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4. 1st floor private patio near beach & pool. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
Superior Ocean View
The Superior Ocean View offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4.1st floor private patio. Top of hill. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
Deluxe Ocean Front
The Deluxe Ocean Front offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4. 2nd or 3rd floor room with private balcony near beach & pool. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
Deluxe Ocean View
The Deluxe Ocean View offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4.2nd or 3rd floor private balcony. Top of hill. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Smith's Parish: 2.9 mi

Dining

The Palm Court
The Palm Court has just undergone an exquisite redecoration and renovation. Stately palms, natural sisal details, mahogany, terra cotta tiles and trade wind motifs deliver a relaxed and tropical atmosphere for casual dining. An Island inspired menu, along with an exotic beverage menu ensure your enjoyment for dinner. The Palm Court also features an elegant new bar offering all of your favorite cocktails, wines and beers. Dress code casual; Enjoy yourself on most nights with local entertainment.
The Hibiscus Room
Elegance in soft hues of coral, beige and crisp white echo tropical sophistication in our newly decorated and renovated formal diningroom, The Hibiscus Room. Here you will enjoy fine traditional European cuisine with a Bermudian flavor, which changes daily. Open for Breakfast and Dinner year-round. The Hibiscus Room is the perfect choice for more formal dining. Dress code is smart casual. Jacket and tie optional.
The Bayside Bar & Grill
Bayside is the place for outdoor fun and a taste of home with your favorite quick foods - hamburgers, hot-dogs, salads, sandwiches & much more. The Bayside Bar & Grill also features two theme night buffets for added enjoyment, offering a savoury Island BBQ on Monday evenings and a fresh Seafood Soiree on Thursdays. (Seasonal & weather permitting)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (394)

Ratings and reviews for Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
394 out of 394
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brooklyn,NY
Jul 21, 2009

Excellent Value

The Grotto Bay was a very good value.Searched all over and got best rate on Orbitz by far.No hidden cost only the per day service charge of $10 PP which was clearly listed on reservation.Was also able to increase discount by using Mastercard Orbitz coupon!!! The staff was very friendly and helpful.We did not do all inclusive as we like to travel around.The all inclusive price seemed way too high for us. is.Only used hotel for breakfast. Airport noise is not an Issue. Bus service right at entrance to hotel very easy to travel around by bus.The hotel is a little out of the way between Hamilton and St Georges. Swizzle Inn also very close. If you are looking for a good value this is a good choice.No bells and whistles but very nice for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Swizzle Inn is a five minute walk.Good mix of friendly locals and tourists.Decent food.Fun place

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rive Vale, NJ
Jul 19, 2009

Beautiful Island getaway

Very nice hotel with picture perfect views of the ocean! Clean rooms, friendly staff. Location was a little out of the way from Hamilton and the pink beaches It's right near the airport (Noise level never a problem), and beautiful St. George. If you want to snorkel, this is perfect, as Tobacco Bay is close by in St. George!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Charlotte, NC
Jul 13, 2009

Mixed Feelings

The resort as a whole wasn't bad but there are certain items that make me not want to go back. The room was damp & had mold/mildew on the ceiling and in the corners. I had a massage which was really good but the "spa" is nothing but a guest room with massage tables in it. I could hear the guests next door the entire time. The housekeeping...although you paid extra per day per person, the housekeepers are not shy about telling you what time they get off of work. If you want to sleep in, you may not get your room cleaned. Although Bermuda is a British island, there were a lot of Americans on the property and the resort did not have any lively activities during our 4th of July visit. You definitely have to go into the city of Hamilton for any type of nightlife.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mertmason
Business
washington, dc
Jul 5, 2009

Great trip to a great island...

This was a much needed R&R trip to Bermuda. The island is clean, the people are friendly and the landscape is beautiful. Grotto Bay Beach Hotel is a nice place to stay. It's close to the airport and easy to get to other parts of the island from its location. The rooms were clean and well kept up. This is not a high end hotel with flat screen tvs or state of the art fitness center. It's more of a boutique type resort. There was a good mix of people staying at the resort, the pool area was crowded at times, but still enjoyable. I recommend either renting a scooter or getting a bus/ferry pass to explore the rest of the island. We were able to enjoy the pool and beach area of the hotel, in addition to seeing Hamilton, driving to Dockyard and riding over to St. George's. Eat at the Swizzle Inn and have some ice cream from the cute shop just a block or two from the resort. It was a great trip and I look forward to returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eating outside of the resort...Swizzle Inn and Pickled Onion (Hamilton).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bermuda Trip
Business
Hollywood, FL
Jun 24, 2009

Nice Hotel

Very nice hotel. Near the airport but a bit far from the restaurants and city center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY, NY
Jun 21, 2009

Beautiful Bermuda

Beautiful location! So easy to get to and from Airport, Hamilton and St. George. Food and amenities are very pricey and there is a charge for everything...but that seems to be true every where in Bermuda. Overall it was a very relaxing and friendly place to stay...beautiful water, beach and pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Food everywhere is pretty expensive...it is hard to pay under $100 per couple for dinner at most restaurants on the island.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 10, 2009

NICE LONG WEEKEND

the $60 per person per night tip charge is very excessive!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

TRY SWIZZLE'S FOR PUB STYLE DINNER

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Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Plymouth, MA
May 31, 2009

Relaxing Weekend

Great location with friendy and very helpful staff. Rooms were old and drab and in need of significant updating. Bathrooms were much to small with no surface space to place shaving cream,deoderant, razor, shampoo, toothpaste, etc for 2 people. Since we did not have to spend much time in our room, we did enjoy our short stay at the Grotto Bay Resort. For the price,I would NOT recommend this Resort until they invest in more grounds maintenance and room updating and redesign.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Purchase the Bus Pass at the hotel for convenient, safe, and inexpensive bus and ferry travel day/night throughout the Island and to beaches.

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Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Elmont, New York
May 25, 2009

Great location

The best thing about Grotto Bay is the breath taking views from your room. All the rooms face the bay so there really isn't a bad view anywhere. The location is also great because you are only a short bus ride from Hamilton or St. George. This is a wonderful place to just relax and unwind reading at the beach or taking a dip in the heated pool while enjoying a drink at the pool bar. The breakfasts are very good and so are the lunches. The buffet dinner that we attended was very poor and I would not recommend the buffets as they are not replenished often and if you have a later sitting you will have a lot of picked over food. The Crystal Caves are a short walk from the hotel and very worth seeing. There is also helmut diving that leaves from St. George and is an exciting underwater experience. The ferries and buses can take you anywhere on the island and are very convient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the_mak
Business
NY
May 21, 2009

Nice & Easy

Great service, super clean room, real close to the airport - easy to get around from - water sports rental on premises __ I only gave 4 stars because the dining left something to be desired the food was mediocre and expensive - being from NY I'm used to spending money for a meal and don't mind if the food is good but the food just didn't do it for me -- breakfast was the best meal.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Swizzle Inn

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