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Where to stay for one night

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Where to stay for one night

Thinking of taking a cruise from New Jersey, will only be in port for two days. Would like to book a stay on the island for one night. Perfer to be near water and within walking of shopping and restaurants. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Where to stay for one night

You could try the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, but you may have trouble getting just one night somewhere. Not sure why you would bother.

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2. Re: Where to stay for one night

>>>Perfer to be near water and within walking of shopping and restaurants<<<

Given your criteria....then a hotel or guesthouse in downtown Hamilton or on Hamilton Harbour area will probably suit best. Hamilton is the '..center..' of Bermuda with a concentration of restaurant (cuisines, types, prices), shopping and nightlife.

As noted above, the FAIRMONT HAMILTON PRINCESS (facing onto Hamilton Harbour) would be a fine choice--

http://www.fairmont.com/hamilton/

Though it's strictly a personal observation, in a place as tiny as Bermuda, '..smaller..' seems to be more '..right..'. With this in mind, you should also consider these excellent choices--

ROSEDON HOTEL (directly across from Hamilton Princess--downtown Hamilton)--

http://www.rosedon.com/

ROYAL PALMS HOTEL--(downtown Hamilton)

http://www.royalpalms.bm/

EDGEHILL MANOR--(small guesthouse--downtown Hamilton)--

bermuda.com/h-p/…

NEWSTEAD-BELMONT HILLS--(facing onto Hamilton Harbour)--

http://www.newsteadbelmonthills.com/

LITTLE POMANDER--(small guest house facing onto Hamilton Harbour)--

bermuda.com/h-p/…

ERDITH GUESTHOUSE--(facing onto Hamilton Harbour)--

http://www.erithguesthouse.com/

SALT KETTLE GUEST HOUSE--(small guesthouse facing onto Hamilton Harbour)--

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147259-d147921…

GREENBANK GUESTHOUSE & COTTAGES--(small guesthouse facing onto Hamilton Harbour & Great Sound)--

http://www.greenbankbermuda.com/

GRANAWAY GUESTHOUSE--(small guesthouse facing onto Hamilton Harbour & Great Sound)--

http://www.granaway.com/

WATERCOLOURS B&B--(small B&B facing onto Hamilton Harnour & Great Sound)--

http://www.bermudagetaway.com/indexWC.htm

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3. Re: Where to stay for one night

If I were you, I would "jump ship" the day the boat is to leave Bermuda. Stay at a nice hotel for 3 days and then fly home. I am not sure if the cruise line would like this or if Bermuda customs might either. KDK's opinion would be interesting and useful.

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I'm inclined to agree...except that I'd recommend that you '..jump ship..' before it departs its home-port...fly to Bermuda...stay in Bermuda...then fly home again.....Now that I think a bit more about it, you don't really need the ship at all...but if you don't want to offend the cruise line, you could always send then a check for the price of the cruise with a nice note saying you '..won't be taking it...thank you..'. I'll be the first to admit that the '..plan..' might need a little work...but.........

Several years ago, Apple Vacations offered a '..Cruise-Fly..' package to Bermuda. You could cruise down to Bermuda, leave the ship, stay four nights at selected hotels and then fly home...or the reverse itinerary. The 'Cruise/Fly' package was only offered for a 'season' or two and never really caught on. None of the cruise lines serving Bermuda offer '..one-way..' passages.

The not-so-minor '..catch..' to 'jumping ship' in Bermuda is that one-way airfares home are exhorbitant (except perhaps for JET BLUE to JFK??). I'm not sure about the HM Immigration requirements ??...but I believe that so long as you have a return air ticket and confirmed Bermuda guest accommodation, there wouldn't be a problem with Bermuda's automatic 21 day Tourist Visa for US and Canadian passport holders....though Immigration officers will probably be scratching their heads and agreeing with each other that most tourists are nuts.

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5. Re: Where to stay for one night

Newstead belmont hills is lovely and overlooks the bay and hamilton...has its own ferry across to town about 5 min

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6. Re: Where to stay for one night

More convenient than the limited-schedule (a few runs per day) private ferry operated by Newstead-Belmont Hills will be the regular, more frequent PINK ROUTE--Hamilton-Paget-Warwick public ferry service...from the HODSON'S FERRY public dock...located immediately adjacent to the Newstead property.

This same PINK ROUTE-Hamilton-Paget-Warwick public ferry route also services Erdith Guesthouse, Little Pomander Guesthouse (from the LOWER FERRY stop), Salt Kettle Guesthouse, Greenbank Guesthouse & Cottages (from the SALT KETTLE stop), Granaway Guesthouse, Watercolours B&B (from BELMONT stop).

BERMUDA-Handy Reference Map--(Orientation, Layout, Relative Locations)-

www.bermudatourism.com/Downloadable_Map.pdf

BERMUDA BUS INFO--(Routes, Schedules, Fares, Travel Times, etc)--

www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt…

BERMUDA FERRY INFO--(Routes, Schedules, etc)--

www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt…

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7. Re: Where to stay for one night

The public ferry may or may not be more convenient, as if the private ferry is at the dock at Newstead it will leave when you ask it to. It will also come pick you up in Hamilton if you call the hotel and request it, during the service hours.

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8. Re: Where to stay for one night

What are the service hours for Newstead's private ferry??

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9. Re: Where to stay for one night

And does the Newstead's private ferry operate year 'round ??

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10. Re: Where to stay for one night

It does operate year round, and the hours from memory are 7:00am till 12:30pm and then 3:30pm till 9:00pm. In general it is more designed to get people into and out of Hamilton during rush hour, but it is great for others as well, as it is super fast, and direct from the resort to the northeast corner of Albuoy's Point.

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