"A genteel and historic mansion hotel in Bermuda’s capital – with tropical gardens, an outdoor pool and elegant dining space."
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- 40 rooms
- Hamilton, Bermuda
- Michelin-star restaurant, pool and tropical gardens run with award-winning eco-initiatives
- Check-in is 2pm, checkout is 12pm
- 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.
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.