I've just come out of 5 months of shuttling back and forth to Bermuda every week, and stayed at the Rosemont on all but one of those occasions. The Rosemont isn't exactly a luxury property, but a good place to stay for a longer period of time. Its kitchen facilities also help in keeping costs down, since dining out in Bermuda is very expensive.
As far as I can tell, there are three room types:
1. The standard rooms in the main building. These are all well-maintained and a decent size, however I found the bathroom and kitchen just a little too small to be truly functional (e.g. a bit of a battle between the bathroom door and shower door, which is bad enough when you're alone, and even worse when there's two of you).
2. 3 penthouse suites at the top of the main building. The view from up there is fantastic, and they have huge balconies, however the one time I stayed in one (the penthouse lounge, in the middle), I felt that it could do with a major update. The kitchen was a joke and the bathroom looked like it was from the 80s, which isn't the case for the other rooms.
3. My favorites: B1, B2, C1, C2. These are in their own separate bungalows and have a different layout from the standard rooms, most importantly, the kitchen and bathroom are bigger and much more functional. If you have the chance, try to specify that you want to stay in one of these - the C building is slightly better since it's a little more private.
Note that all rooms have connecting doors on both sides, which is great if your party is staying in more than one room, but does enable noise to travel. The B and C rooms are good in this respect too, since you only ever have one neighbor.
Having said all that, the rooms are spotless. No sign of bugs anywhere, which is tough in that kind of climate. Body wash and shampoo dispensers are provided in the shower, as well as liquid soap and a bar of soap by the wash basin. There is a large closet for storage, as well as an in-room safe.
All the rooms have king beds, although they're essentially two twin beds bolted together. They will separate them on request.
One thing I noticed throughout my stays is that there is continuous improvement going on:
- All the rooms are having their old carpets replaced with tile floors;
- The Wifi was terrible at the beginning, but is now pretty decent. Note that there are at least three Wifi networks, so if you don't have good connectivity, it's worth checking whether you have a stronger signal from one of the others;
- The pillows are being replaced (although I'm not a fan of the new ones - too firm);
- The towels have been replaced (though the bath towels are still on the small side)
As other reviewers have mentioned, there is what may be called a "continental breakfast" available in the reception area. This consists of mediocre muffins and a selection of yoghurts. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. This gets old pretty quickly, so if you don't want to go out for breakfast, it's easiest to stock your kitchen at Miles Market, which is 5 minutes down the road.
Everyone I met there was lovely. Lisa was there every Monday at check in to welcome me back, and everyone at reception was always friendly and happy to help, whether it was by booking a cab or supplying me with needle and thread.
The Rosemont's location is good - it's one of the few Bermuda hotels that are actually in Hamilton, so it's very walkable. It's on a little hill, which gives it great views over Hamilton bay. Shopping, restaurants, the ferry and bus terminals are only a 5 to 10 minute walk away.
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- Also Known As:
- Rosemont Hotel Hamilton
- Rosemont Bermuda/Hamilton