$185 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 5, 2014 Check-out: Sep 7, 2014

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

3 stars
#11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
376 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 (376)

Ratings and reviews for Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 376
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grotto Lover
Alexandria, VA
Jun 18, 2013

Comfortable hotel with lots of unexpected amenities!

We went to Grotto Bay for four nights. What we loved about this hotel was the location, the daily tea time, the two sunken ships that were explorable, the onsite spa, and the grotto! I've never stayed in one place where you could do so much without leaving the resort. If you do leave, Grotto Bay is a great central location to St. George's and the beaches there or the beaches on the south side. The rooms were also comfortable and clean. Some things that could be better - the place is on a hill, so you have to go outside to get to the main building and the path to the beach is not direct. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would go back there over any other location again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Swizzle Inn just up the road. It's a great pub with yummy food!

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ami P
Gastonia NC
Jul 9, 2012

Beautiful place....awesome people

E. Michael is awesome! Look for him in the lobby...or anywhere on the resort and he will help you to know the best places to see. The food is awesome and the all-inclusive fee is well worth it. You also get a free bus pass which makes it easy to visit the entire island. St. George's has a free walking tour each day at 10:30 that is fun and let's you learn some Bermuda history.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
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
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
lorettaot
New Hyde Park, NY
Feb 21, 2010

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

This was a lovely experience for our wedding anniversary celebration. The staff was friendly and there was a program for the guests along with a planning meeting to figure out each day's activities, since there is so much to see and do in Bermuda. We especially enjoyed the tour: bywaysbermuda.com with Heidi. What a pleasant experience and we got the indea from a flyer in the lobby of the hotel. Well, Heidi who is a 6th generation Bermudian gave us a wonderful tour which was a very special ending to our stay in Bermuda. If in Bermuda, don't miss this tour, its called "The Heart of Bermuda". Besides the beautiful scenery, she even took us to our honeymoon spot, the Southhampton Princess for photos, and Gibbs Lighthouse, and beautiful parks that I don't think tourists even know about! It was as they say, "Spot On"!!

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

They say its expensive to eat in Bermuda and get a meal plan, well we say: if you research it, you can find plenty of great places and reasonable to eat! In Hamilton we found a nice place for a dinner of $10! Its Broadway Bistro in Hamilton on Front Street across from Ferry Terminal 6. And a "Dark and Stormy" drink for $4!! Their wahoo fish sandwich was excellent the cole slaw was wonderful!! The place had such good food we went there twice! Tried baby back spare ribs -- delicious! And some more of their terrific coleslaw !!

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Newark, NJ
Jul 22, 2007

Long weekend wasn't long enough!!

Because the flights to Bermuda arrive well before you can check in, we arrived a little too early for a room. The staff was wonderful! She suggested that we store our bags with the bellman and go up to the Swizzle Inn for lunch and perhaps check out the caves, which we did. When we got back our room was ready. Nicely furnished room, spacious and nice sized bathroom. FABULOUS VIEWS!!! Their private beach was great with beachside and poolside service. Very relaxing....Each morning there is a full breakfast buffet or continental buffet. A little pricey, but having a huge breakfast gave us energy all day and there was no need for lunch, so all in all, a great savings! Afternoon tea was free and also very nice. The consierge, was super helpful and quite knowledgeable. Really didn't want to leave when Sunday came.

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 walk from hotel

If you?re not renting scooters, get a bus pass for all the days (except your day of departure). It's inexpensive & takes you all over the island. The bus pass is accepted on the ferries (no additional cost) and is another great way to travel. The buses and ferries are extremely clean and timely. The drivers are very friendly and accomodating.

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Professorra
NY
Dec 2, 2013

Excellent resort

The staff was really awesome--very friendly and accommodating. Did the MAP for 3 days--food was exceptional. I would return again and I highly recommend The Grotto

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Agat
Ontario Canada
Jul 3, 2013

AN ISLAND DREAM COME TRUE

Our short 4 day , 3 night trip to Bermuda and our stay at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort was infamous. The fact that the Hotel was close to the airport , hence no long taxi ride, that the Hotel was similar to a huge condominium complex of pastel shades and pretty structural form, that the room was extremely comfortable including a small fridge and balcony on the ocean, that the main facility lodged a handsome dining room with 3 choices of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for the sophisticated as well as the casual palate,that the grounds offered an island beach with turquoise waters, a large barside pool, an outdoor jacuzzi , a grotto cool swimming area with dim lights and natural stone decor was only the beginning. Three pm tea included a choice of teas and scrumptious deserts , on the house ! Staff members were jovial, funny and extremely helpful . WELCOME TO THE ISLAND and the GROTTO BAY BEACH RESORT

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

Very casual dining with local rum drinks and a ran:ge of casual dinner offerings as well as, on some nights, live entertainment ; Swizel restaurant

Review of Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Mattapoisett
Aug 1, 2008

very family friendly

The Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Bermuda was excellent. They have a great beach with fish to see whether you snorkel or not. They have a rental place owned by another company that rented sunfish and kayaks and scuba diving and more. They had plenty of chairs at the beach with umbrellas. The food at the restaurant was good and they had a buffet outside with good music and an entertaining band to dance to. Its location is great and the bus system in Bermuda is excellent. We had a great time.

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

4
5.01.0
skkccp
New England
Nov 7, 2012

Perfect weekend get away

We had a fun and relaxing time.Friendly and helpful staff.

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