Hotel Review: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda


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The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont Managed Property has recently completed a full renovation, so I was excited to stay here during a recent trip to Bermuda. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from BDA, however offers a shuttle service for $10 per person each-way from the airport, which is the easiest way to get to the hotel.

This property is part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts program for those holding the American Express Platinum Cardwhere you can receive a $100 property credit, complimentary Wi-Fi, guaranteed 4pm late check-out, daily breakfast for two, room upgrade upon arrival, and an early check-in.

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The hotel is located about a 5 minute walk to the heart of downtown Hamilton where all the shops and restaurants are, and is located directly on the Hamilton Harbour.

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The hotel looks right out onto the marina, with tons of boats out in the dock.

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I booked a Fairmont Gold room, which had two double beds and was completely renovated. While not a harbor view, I did have a nice garden view room.

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The room felt very modern and fresh.

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The bathroom had also been completely renovated and featured a single vanity, and walk-in shower.

Fairmont Gold Lounge

Located on the 2nd floor of the main building was the Fairmont Gold Lounge, which served complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés, and desserts. The lounge features an honor bar during the day, however makes it complimentary between the hours of 5-7pm.

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The Fairmont Gold Lounge was spacious and overlooked the harbor, and featured an outdoor seating area as well.

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Afternoon tea included scones and tea sandwiches.

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Evening appetizers included two hot items each night, as well as cold cuts, salads, breads, cheeses, and the open bar.

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The bar had a decent selection of liquor, all which was complimentary from the hours of 5-7pm.

The Beach Club

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As the Hamilton Princess is located on the harbor, they have a shuttle which runs several times per day over to their beach club, which is complimentary for guest use. The beach club has beach chars and umbrellas, as well as casual beach restaurant, or you can order food at the beach.

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The beach club has kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkels that you can use, and there are hammocks in the water if you just feel like unwinding.
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Back at the main property, which features roughly 400 rooms, according to the website 170 are fully renovated, so be sure to try and get a renovated room if you’re staying here.

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The hotel has two pools, one being the adult only spa pool, and the other, pictured above is the hotel’s main pool which is an infinity pool.
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The hotel does rent jet skis, however they are $145 for 75 minutes, and do require you to go with a guide, per Bermuda law.

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View from 1609 restaurant

Bottom Line:

Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel if you’re headed to Bermuda. Being on the Fairmont Gold level was great as well, and the service from all the employees was top notch.

It’s fairly convenient to walking into town in the evenings for dinner, however if you choose to eat the hotel, 1609 offers great harbor views and serves lunch and dinner. Marcus serves lunch and dinner as well and features an open kitchen.

Have you stayed at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club before? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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Comments

  1. Me again. Just curious how you were able to get access to the Gold Lounge. We are staying 3 nights, all on points. We are premier members and we have told them that we are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary (true!). Is it worth asking, if we’re not offered. All that free food and liquor could offset the high cost of dining on the island.

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