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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
St. George, St. George's Parish, Bermuda

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cmdobee
Northampton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Spotlessly Clean, Gracious & Hospitable Hosts, Great for Independent Travelers!”
Reviewed 2 May 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Gobbler’s Corner is spotlessly clean, safe, well-equipped, and in easy walking distance to town (restaurants/shops), the bus & ferry, and the beach. The bed and couch are comfortable, the wi-fi fast, and bathroom is spa-like. The kitchen is just what the independent traveler wants (with a full service grocer a 2 minute walk away...and a pretty good Chinese take-out not much farther). There are beach towels and a beach umbrella available in the closet, as well as an iron and ironing board. There is also a washer/dryer. I do believe that Brian and Susan have thought of everything! The private backyard is fabulous for enjoying a meal or relaxing with a book. Really, this is a dream apartment, in a fabulous location, at a very reasonable price. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

While the town of St. George is the northern most town, the rest of the island is easily accessible with the clean and efficient public transportation system (bus, ferry). It is very easy to travel to Hamilton, the south shore beaches, or Royal Naval Dockyard. Gobbler’s Corner is also very close to the airport, making for a relatively inexpensive taxi ride.

Brian with his wife, Susan, are the most hospitable keepers that I have encountered. Brian so obviously loves Bermuda and wants to share that with his guests. He offered to take us on an auto tour around the island of St. George the first night we were there (tourists can’t rent vehicles on island) – how fantastic and memorable that was! He offered us tips on the perfect walking paths to the beach, places to eat and shop, and the best bus routes to take. He is so knowledgeable and shares the historical significance of the island and knows a lot about local flora and fauna! We loved talking with him. The grand finale of their hospitality included Brian taking us out on his boat on a sightseeing adventure – truly amazing – and Susan offering us fish cakes, freshly homemade, for Good Friday celebration! Wow!

We will certainly stay at Gobbler’s Corner again and encourage you to do so, too, if you are an independent traveler looking to spend time away from fancy (and expensive) hotels and loads of tourists!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Tourists Rugged travelers
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spizkapa
Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gobbler's Corner, the place to stay in St George”
Reviewed 31 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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We arrived in Gobbler's Corner on December 28th 2010, planning to stay originally for 4 weeks. My wife and I (plus our small dog) were relocating to Bermuda and had to live somewhere until we found our own place. We didn't manage to find a place in time so, in the end, we spent a total of 5 weeks with Brian Oatley in Gobbler's Corner.

The guest house is absolutely excellent! There is cable television and free wireless internet, which was a huge bonus for us since we needed to communicate with our folks in Europe. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with everything from stove and microwave to fridge, freezer, washer, drier, coffe machine, toaster etc. Brian even put some little bits and bobs out for us (coffee and filters, selection of teas) to make our stay comfortable. Since I had to go to work, the iron and ironing board was also a bonus.

The bathroom deserves special mention. Bathrooms in Bermuda tend to be tiny but in Gobbler's Corner, the bathroom is huge and has a walk-in shower. All facilities seem brand new, furnished to a high standard and well maintained. Hot water was never a problem.

Gobbler's corner is in the centre of St George. It's close to an abandoned golf course which makes it ideal for walking the dog. It's also pretty close to Tobacco Bay and St Catherine's fort and beach. These sites are great for swimming and snorkeling although in January, it wasn't exactly beach weather. We did spend some time on the beach but mostly walking and wading into the water up to our knees.

St George is a lovely little town. It's safe any time of the day or night, we never felt threatened. The locals are nice and pretty helpful. You can ask anyone for directions and they will oblige and people even say hi to you when they see you on the street. There isn't a lot to do in Ste George in the winter (e.g. only two restaurants: Tavern by the Sea and Wahoo's) and most of the shops are closed but it's still nice to walk around. I will definitely go back there in the summer months to see it in all it's glory.

One of the best things about the guest house is the owner. Brian is a local guy, very knowledgeable in Bermuda history and, since he's held lots of different jobs in the past, he seems to know a little about many things. This comes in very handy when you need information and Brian is always happy to provide it. He even took us out on his boat during one weekend when it was hot and sailed all the way to John Smiths bay showing us all the houses of the rich and famous in Tucker's Town. Brian is also the commodore of a local sailing club and he invited me out a couple of times for a few frames of pool in the club house.

Brian does have one dog (his second dog died sadly when we were there) and it sometimes barks. But, we were never disturbed by it. We have a dog of our own and the two never caused any problems. He doesn't usually take pets into the guest house but, if you make a good case and your pet is quite small and quiet, he doesn't seem to mind.

The guest house is quite humid but this is no different to any other house of a certain age in Bermuda. You have to be prepared for this and make sure you ventilate the place well so avoid having the humidity settle on your things. We were not so well prepared and managed to ruin a couple of things but it's quite easy to avoid if you know what to do: always keep a couple of windows open, run the ceiling fan if you can and dry your clothes in the drier.

All in all, an excellent guest house experience!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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MD
Reviewed 11 October 2010 for a stay in June 2010
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Travelling group: Solo traveler
Your age range 45-54
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