$259 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 27, 2014

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

3 stars
#11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
537 reviews
Fantastic Family Getaway

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  • Jul 25, 2014
Honeymoon

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  • Enchanted Honeymooners
  • Jul 24, 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 cottages include one king or two double beds, cable television, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, mini-fridge, hair dryer, marble bathrooms, bright tropical décor, and in-room safe. Rooms also offer private balconies or patios, some 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.

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

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Hotel Map

32.3536 -64.7133
Area served
Hamilton, Bermuda.
Nearby airports
Bermuda International Airport(BDA)- Approximate drive is five minutes and distance is one half-mile.
Area description
For shopping, dining, and entertainment choices beyond this property, guests usually travel to either Hamilton or St George's. Points of Interest: Crystal Caves, Devil's Hole Aquarium, Bermuda Aquarium, Town of St. George, Hamilton City center, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Fort Hamilton, Botanical Gardens, Royal Naval Dockyard.

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 (537)

Ratings and reviews for Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
537 out of 537
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Booskinewyears
VA
Dec 20, 2012

Grottoriffic!

Grotto Bay is the Perfect Bermuda retreat! Never would I consider staying any place else! The Staff is the best, the hotel is the best, and the food at the hotel is the ultimate in fine dining! I took my new husband here in July 2012 and had not been here for 20 years when I had gone with another husband and what a treat! It was even more beautiful! Be sure to eat at the local restaurants as well. Swim in the cave at the hotel! Travel the Island as the locals do and get to know the people and you will love the place. It has become like another home. I wish we could move there. Be sure to enjoy all the hotel events while you are there and let them truly entertain you as they will!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Do not do the meal plan at the hotel. You can eat for less on your own. Share meals and eat locally as well. But they give you enough food with each meal to share no matter where you go and it is wonderful. Save a little where you can and then splure on the really great food you want to on those special dinners and things you really want!

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The NY Sisters
Cincinnatus, NY
Jul 21, 2012

Great Vacation

My sister & I had the best vacation ever! The people at this resort work very hard and are great. Our special appreciation goes to Duane-the bartender, Ben & James-waiters, Cristian-Maitre'd, our housekeeper, the gentlemen who opened doors, the cooks and everyone there! These employees helped make the experience a memorable one. We knew if we had any problems, they would take care of it or get Michael to fix it. However, no problems, no worries, just a great time! The food was excellent and exceeded our expectations. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. One of the best times was swimming in the cave. We will be back. Thanks again to everyone at Grotto Bay. "The Sisters"

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get the bus pass-good on buses & ferries. Check the schedule before going & enjoy

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jul 11, 2008

Beautiful Midrange Resort

Well everyone says Bermuda is expensive and this resort is no exception. Bfast buffet was $40. each (without other full bfast options). 8 oz Coppertone spray $16.95. A really great All you can eat Surf and Turf buffet for $65. + 17 % gratuity- not including ice tea or coffee (let alone alcohol)! But the topper was the $10 per person per night fee that the resort tacked on at check in, amounting to an additional $140 for 2 for 1 week stay! Thats just plain sneaky and bad business. The beach was nice. The room was comfortable. Food is average (at best) except for the Surf and Turf buffet which was really good and included entertainment. We loved Bermuda, liked Grotto Bay but for the money, I'll take Maui any day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Public transportation, buses and ferry are convenient. Buy the 7 day unlimited pass for $45, it is worth the money.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Columbus, OH
Jul 5, 2007

Beautiful Views

Grotto Bay is a very nice hotel - I felt it to be a little pricy, but there is not a bad view in the entire place. They have their own private beach which is very nice and it is close to everything. The rooms are spacious and comfy - all with balconies. Their workout facility could have been better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Get a scooter - everything is close.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pigpickin
Hope Mills, NC, USA
May 1, 2012

Great Anniversary Location

What a great place. Hotel grounds, pool, beach all excellent. The view is Awesome Resturants were outstanding. Service and Food great. The staff were very helpful. Walk 2 minutes to a bus to anywhere. St. Georges, 15 minutes. What a great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eat at Wahoo's in St. Georges. On the Water. Quaint, excellent food and recommended by a number of locals we talked to.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 16, 2007

Beautiful Location

Grotto Beach Bay Resort was extraordinary! The setting of being in acres and acres of lush tropical foilage, flowers everywhere, birds, chickens and lizards everywhere, caves to explore on the property, a three-tiered beach with palm trees and comfortable lounge chairs and bar, the low-water area full of thousands of fish to watch, the on-site boat rental, plus the breath-taking view of the aqua water of the Bay, all made this vacation like a trip to Paradise! The rooms were comfortable and roomy with private balconies to enjoy the view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There are boating activities on the property, scooter rentals are a short walk, commercial caves are a medium walk - great fun eating place a very short walk - bus stop right outside resort.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Aug 19, 2007

Beautiful Beach Area

This hotel has an ideal location and setting. The grounds are beautiful as well as the main hall. The beach is very intimate and beautiful. The location of the rooms are a distance and could be upadated to a better quality. Overall it is a beautiful location and public transportation is a short walk away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colonia
Sep 13, 2008

EXCELLENT ACCOMODATIONS

Unbelievable sights on this property. View from all rooms, but the best was in th Hamilton Lodge overlooking the bay. On-site kayaks, scuba, snorkel gear for rent. On site scooter rental. Fantastic buffet but expensive. Can't wait to go back and can't imagine staying anywhere else other than Grotto Bay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Darien, IL
Dec 29, 2009

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Good meals, wonderful activities director, [...] - who really put atremendous effort into getting people involved in some of the interesting activities in the area. She was unique.Hotel staff - great and helpful. Rooms were tidy, and clean. Very quiet. Fine for us. We wanted peace and quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Muzica
Atlanta, GA, USA
Nov 8, 2011

Great Stay

Friendly helpful staff. Great location and accessibility to Bermuda Breeze public transportation, which was a terrific deal (3-day inclusive--buses and ferries just $28.00). Location was great as our party was doing historical research in nearby St. Georges--very quick and easy getting back and forth. Had trouble with Internet (WiFi) connection, at least from our room. Lovely grounds. VISIT THE CAVES on site!!! Really COOL!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joe & Sue
Wauwatosa, WI
May 23, 2011

Grotto Bay - A great place to stay.

The Grotto Bay is close to the airport, so the cost for a taxi between the airport and hotel was less than $20 for my wife & I together. The resort personnel were quite friendly, courteous, and accommodating. The room was great and the grounds are fantastic, as there is a lot to see and enjoy there (lobby & main facilities, landscaping, waterfront areas, caves, etc). A bus stop at the entrance is used for all routes into St George and Hamilton. The Baileys Ice Cream & Sandwich Shoppe and The Swizzle Inn are close and easy to walk to for refreshments. We would definitely stay at the Grotto Bay again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

For $6, we got a half hour of time to send emails to our family. Any time left can be used on another day if you log out each time.The email facilities were downstairs in the lobby.

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