"A genteel and historic mansion hotel in Bermuda’s capital – with tropical gardens, an outdoor pool and elegant dining space."

Need to know

    • 40 rooms
    • Hamilton, Bermuda
    • Michelin-star restaurant, pool and tropical gardens run with award-winning eco-initiatives
    • Check-in is 2pm, checkout is 12pm

We love

  • Dancing to live Calypso music by the poolside every Tuesday, surrounded by lush foliage.
  • Sipping cocktails in the Michelin-star restaurant Huckleberry (named in honour of famous Bermuda-lover Mark Twain).
  • Hopping on the complimentary shuttle service to the dreamy pink sands of nearby Elbow beach.

Top Secret

Every Tuesday, the Rosedon Hotel hosts a poolside get-together. Charmingly dubbed the Bermuda Rum Swizzle Party, it offers the chance to enjoy the bar’s most famous cocktail (the eponymous Rum Swizzle, of course), set to the sounds of live Calypso.

Origins

Construction on the hotel started back in 1904, with building work completed two years later. It was designed as the personal home of Mr E. J. Thompson, and was named after his son, Robert Rosedon Thompson.

The Review

In the immortal words of Mark Twain: “You can go to heaven if you want to; I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” Indeed this shimmering spot, perched in the blue waters of the Sargasso Sea, has a paradisiacal feel – colourful coral reefs, pastel-hued mansions, lush greenery and the scent of frangipani and bougainvillea drifting on the sea breeze offer all the trappings of a true island escape.

 

Located in the centre of the island, the Rosedon Hotel might be the quintessential Bermuda location. A spacious townhouse close to the capital of Hamilton, it is a confection of gleaming white and blue colonial architecture, its effortless elegance tempered with a welcoming and adventurous approach to hospitality. Live music is a regular occurrence here, with steel drums and the chatter of cocktail hour echoing across the tropical grounds on at least a weekly basis. The on-site Huckleberry restaurant is relaxed and lively, with a seasonally inspired menu that is wholly deserving of its Michelin star, and the front porch offers the ideal spot to “loaf” while people-watching (Mr Twain would certainly approve).

 

Itching to get out and explore the dazzling local scenery? You’re in luck – the hotel has a fleet of complimentary-to-borrow bicycles on hand, along with electric Twizzy cars for hire. A beach shuttle whizzes you down to the pink sands of Elbow beach in no time, while the pretty cobbled streets of Hamilton are just a five minute stroll away. The staff are happy to help arrange seafaring trips too – from sailing and whale-watching to chartered cocktail cruises.

Location

Rosedon Hotel

  • Address: 61 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda.
  • Travel info: The Rosedon Hotel is 25 minutes’ drive from LF Wade International airport – staff are able to coordinate arrivals and departures if desired.

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Beach

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Bar

  • Restaurant