$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

We traveled to the Grotto Bay on a family vacation. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.... See full review

  • Busy Bee 1198
  • Jul 25, 2014
Honeymoon

The staff was very attentive and the amenities were perfect. The pool area was very clean and the... See full review

  • 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.

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.

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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 (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
Anonymous
Piscataway
Aug 5, 2008

My review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

The hotel was wonderful the staff were the most friendly and treated us very well. I was very pleased that the hotel was very close to the airport and bus transportation. Are room was great and so was the room service. I just want to say three cheers to the Grotto Bay Beach Resort i would stay there again.

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

Make sure that you are close to events that will make your vacation enjoyable.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aislinn
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18, 2007

Cute

Not a bad location, close to the airport but not to Hamilton. Not much near the area but if you don't mind traveling to see things totally worth it. Dining options were fairly limited.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lucky11
New Jersey
Jul 22, 2012

Excellent vacation!!

We took advantage of the all inclusive meal plan which includes unlimited cocktails - highly recommended. The food was great plus every staff member was so accomodating from housekeeping, concierge, bartenders, waiters, etc. Great location with walking distance to the Crystal Caves and Rum Swizzle Inn and also the bus stop was right outside the hotel. We also rented mopeds for a day to go to Horseshoe Bay and Hamilton. We will definitely be back to Grotto!

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

Our best waiter at the hotel was Ben. If you are lucky enough to be at his table he will treat you like royalty!!

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
MD
Mar 8, 2011

Fantastic Getaway!

The hotel was great! Not near the city of Hamilton but in Hamilton Parish! One big difference but it was great! The public bus is the best way to go and it picks you up outside the hotel! The Grotto at the hotle was a great free sight to see!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Nightlife doesn not exist in the off season! But the Swizzle Inn Pub was a great time!

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
NYC, NY
Nov 20, 2010

Been there, done that...still love it.

The Grotto Bay Beach hotel has been my favorite for years. Perched on a cliff facing the water you can't go wrong for your money. They have an excellent restaurant on premise and the famous Swizzle Inn is only a short walk down the road. At the end of the main drive there are scooter rentals. One is right next to an Esso station that carries wine and some tasty local bakery goods. A private beach, pool, hot tub, tennis court and SCUBA diving facilities make this the ideal getaway. Our last visit was mid November where the temp was in the low 70's during the day with no humidity.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elbmeb
Boston, MA
Sep 6, 2012

Amazing Anniversary vacation at Grotto Bay!

My husband and I went to Grotto Bay for our one year Anniversary and enjoyed ourselves from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. It was our first time in Bermuda and this resort was perfect for us! The staff was all very friendly! It was so close to the airport (and there was absolutely no noise from airplanes whatsoever). We will return again in the future!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Locoell
Augusta, Ga
Mar 9, 2009

Could not believe how beautiful it was.

Was outstanding and the staff was very helpful.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boston, MA
Aug 20, 2007

Grotto Bay... A Good Place to Stay

This was the second time we stayed at Grotto Bay and was again very pleased. The restaurants serve very good food, the service is fantastic and the employees are friendly and helpful. The beach is very clean, well groomed and has a nice view all around. Though its proximity is very close to the airport, I never heard any planes taking off or landing because they don't fly over the island. The Crystal Caves and the Swizzle Inn are within walking distance of the hotel, and you can rent scooters right next door.

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

The hotel has boats for rent and 2 small caves. The pool is heated and doesn't seem to be very busy. On the far end of the beach, there is plenty od fish to swim with and feed.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Babita
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 15, 2008

Beautiful grounds

Grotto Bay was exceptionally beautiful. Our room was well-decorated and spotless with a gorgeous view of the ocean from the balcony. The beach was pristine and well-kept with a clear teal ocean, white sands, and lovely stone formations. On the property were a walk-in lagoon filled with beautiful fish and deep green coral, mysterious caves ready to swim in, a clean pool, and a tucked away jacuzzi, all just a few yards away from our hotel room. The concierge service was excellent! Hamilton City, St. George's, and a number of other attractions and restaurants were easily accessible after purchasing a 3 or 6-day bus pass. The Swizzle Inn, Crystal Caves, and a Jamaican Restaurant were very close by. My only regrets were that there were not many options for an affordable breakfast, only pizza could be ordered to our room, many of the hotel's amenities such as the pool side bar and snorkeling were not available or optimal during the off-season, the hotel shop was meager at best, and there were some additional fees on the final bill which could not have been anticipated. Overall, however, I would definitely recommend this resort to friends and family.

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

The Dolphin experience at the Royal Naval Dockyards was particularly fascinating. Cafe Cairo in Hamilton was our favorite restaurant. The Frog and Onion Pub and Hannigan's in Hamilton had great drinks and entertainment in the evening, though they seemed to be the only places w/ nightlife during the off-season.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Island Visitors
Toms River, New Jersey
May 15, 2012

Relaxing vacation

A wonderful experience, convenient to the airport, bus lines, and waterfront. The staff were all friendly, accomodating, and assisted us with everything with a smile. Dining staff was excellent as well as fresh and delicious food. Room service was great, and the grounds were nice. I would stay here again and will recommend to all.

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

Prices were reasonable for this time of the year. Excellent choices, clean dishes, friendly staff, delicious food, and great service.

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