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Dawkin's Manor
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Paget Parish
Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
“Great Location and Affordable!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

After looking to book a vacation for my family of four, it was obvious we would not be able to afford the trip after looking at resort/hotel prices. Learning we had the option for this centrally located guest house, we were able to go ahead with vacation plans! Having a full kitchen and a two minute walk to the grocery store also saved a great deal of money by being able to cook a quick breakfast lunch or dinner. Elbow beach is just a 5 minute walk so all family members had the option of going to the beach whenever they pleased even if the rest of the family would rather just relax by the pool or even catch a quick nap. We rented scooters at the local Oleander Cycle shop to get around the island a little more conveniently. Dawkins Manor's great central location made most of our travels on the bikes usually a ten to fifteen minute trip. Traveling all the way to the Dock Yard was barely a half hour. If you are not looking for a fancy luxurious place and want to experience bermuda living this is a great place! I would defiinately return!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank MICHELLE S
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed here 3 nights in June 2013.. Celia Dawkins, the owner, is the consummate host, and provided a warm reception and top-nothc service.

Only 10 minutes from hamilton, and basically in the middle of the island, it is perfectly located to see it all! Located next to Elbow Beach Resort, and one of the best, pristine beaches on the island is only 5 minutes walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Powder Springs, GA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

My travel companion found Dawkins Manor listed in her Frommers Guide--and what a great find it was. It's centrally located with a short walk to Elbow Beach, a market, and the bus stop. Rarely have I been in a cleaner establishment. With dining prices so high in Bermuda, it was so good having a kitchen for breakfasts and suppers before and after a day of sightseeing. Long will I remember our breakfasts eaten alfresco in the lovely garden just outside our door. A plus to Dawkins Manor is Mrs. Dawkins herself--warm, accommodating and informative. The charge for the large, comfortable rooms is low by Bermuda standards but the value is tops.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank marjorielois
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Westbrook, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

My husband and I just returned from 8 days in Bermuda and can't wait to return. We stayed at Celia Dawkin's - Dawkin's Manor and just loved it! If you are looking for a swanky place- this isn't it, but the location for us was great and the kitchenette served the purpose, as food prices are outrageous in Bermuda. Makes NYC look inexpensive!! There is a grocery store at the bottom of the hill- so we bought breakfast and snack food there and stocked the kitchen. Bought some liquor at the Duty Free at the airport which was a savings. Kitchen is set up for 4 and small but well equipped. Celia is a gem- such a sweet lady and very helpful with information!!
We rented scooters- was the best thing we did! We scooted all over the island, all week... Went to St. George's- shopped and picked seaglass on the beach and visited the Perfume factory for a tour, The Dockyard for shopping and a fun game of mini-golf , the Crystal Caves, horseback riding on the beach and a day poking around Hamilton for more shopping.
Eating out was expensive, but fun. We found good food at the Paraquet and The Specialty Inn at a somewhat reasonable price. The best nights were at Elbow Beach-- the Lido in the outside bar. Sushi, wine and tapas.... pricey, but couldn't beat the view and the pleasant service with no rush...... Can't wait to return.... very relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank marcie54
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brooklyn
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

My family (spouse and two adult children) just spent a week at Celia Dawkins' guest house. The trip started with a two hour delay at JFK, getting us to the house at almost midnight. Mrs. Dawkins was very tired, but had stayed up until we arrived and she could show us how everything worked.

This was our first visit to Bermuda so it's impossible to know what to expect. As it turned out this place was a perfect fit our needs. There's an excellent market 5 minutes away on the main road, a bike rental on the grounds of the Elbow Beach Hotel (about 15 minutes away), and beach access via Elbow Beach, also 15 minutes away. We rented a suite with a kitchen, which probably saved $50 a day for breakfast alone. Even though we washed our own dishes, the unit was thoroughly cleaned every day and I'm sure the maid would have done it.

We rented a scooter from Elbow Beach and left the helmets and keys with Mrs. Dawkins for pickup by the rental company after we left. Very convenient. Riding a bike in Bermuda is not for the meek. I ride one in Manhattan often and I would never even attempt this on the very narrow, winding, shoulderless roads in Bermuda.

I would highly recommend getting the multi-day bus and ferry pass. We got ours at the main ferry terminal in Hamilton, which is a $10 cab ride away. (We had no trouble flagging cabs on the main road or in the parking lot of the market.)

Ocean views are nice, but paying extra for this feature at your lodging seems like a waste when you are surrounded by stunning views all day. For us, it was nice to come back to a quiet house with a private entrance to our rooms.

Also, March is a nice time to go. The cruise ships don't arrive until April so the sights near these areas (St George and the Naval Dockyards) were very quiet and uncrowded. The merchants are also very happy to see you! The downside is that the water is too cold to dive or snorkel without a wetsuit.

We will definitely return to Bermuda and Dawkins Manor one day!

Room Tip: We rented two rooms with an adjacent living room and kitchen - not a suite exactly but I think that...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Our family visited to Bermuda for the first time in Jan 2013. We booked through hotels.com. Then, I contacted Mrs. Dawkins for transportation from the airport. She mentioned that the rate was paid for two only, not including my son and advised $45.00 additional will be charged at the hotel. But hotels.com agent booked for us including 1 child is $160.00/ngt. I even saw the same amount $160.00/ngt on the hotels.com website. So, I called hotels.com but they keep transferring phone to a lot of departments and never resolve the problem. But they took my booking fees and nobody wanted to take responsible for my booking. So, I forwarded hotels.com confirmation to Mrs. Dawkins. She advised me that just come with the same price. She will resolve the problem with hotels.com manager. BE AWARE OF HOTELS.COM when you book with them. They will charged you for booking fees but they don't want to take responsible for customer that I was treated badly and unprofessional services. Mrs. Dawkins was very nice and kind. She even gave us a ride around the neighborhood the day we arrived. I will definitely go back to DAWKINS MANOR again. And also very convenience place to get to the hotel from the Airport by bus if you only have a carry on bag. You just need to take bus 10 or 11 from BDA and transfer another bus 7 at Hamilton without additional charges. Then get off at Bermuda college stop and walk about 3 minutes. And elbow beach is 5 minutes away and horseshoe beach is about 4 stops away by taking bus No. 7. Grocery store is 3 mins walk next to the bus stop. Hotel is very clean and quiet.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Thaw Z
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

There is nothing negative I can say about Dawkin's Manor. My friend and I stayed here for 4 days in November, and it was absolutely wonderful. The Manor is a 5 minute walk from Elbow Beach, one block from a grocery/liquor store, and a 20 minute walk to Hamilton. Other than the location being ideal, the place itself is clean and friendly. Ms. Dawkin's was an amazing hostess. She was so helpful and even gave us a ride into town one day when she saw us walking. She gave us a brief tour around Hamilton before dropping us off. The room was extremely clean, comfortable, and cozy. It had all the amenities you would need for a short stay or an extended stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances as well as having an oven, stove, microwave, toaster, and fridge. The rates are fantastic as well. We paid $90 a night, which is basically unheard of in Bermuda. We couldn't have asked for a better stay as first-timers in Bermuda. Cherry on the sundae was receiving a Christmas card today in the mail from Celia. She certainly is a most gracious hostess. I was floored. I will most definitely be coming back for another stay at Dawkin's Manor.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Joy F
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Property: Dawkin's Manor
Address: 29 St Michaels's Rd, PG BX, Bermuda
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Region: Caribbean > Bermuda > Paget Parish
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Paget Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dawkin's Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dawkins Manor provides visitors a "Home away from Home." Each suite has a fully operational kitchen, there is barbeque on pool deck as well as portable ones in store should several guest need to cook out at the same time. We pride ourselves in keeping our guest "SAFE" with modern Security devices, plenty of lights around the property, an electronic gate and a watch dog. Our state-of-the-art generator powers the entire property during power outages so our guests are never without electricity. Chauffeuring our guest on a rainy day or getting them to their appointments on time when taxis are not available or late or taking them to the airport is one of the owner's greatest pleasures; anything to keep her guest happy. Quiet, serene, peaceful, safe, hospitable and homely is Dawkins Manor. ... more   less 
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