Spent a delightful 10 days here over Easter and the May Day bank holiday and would certainly recommend this hotel. Consisting of bungalows (or cottages) scattered around a very picturesque peninsula the hotel is unhurried and quiet allowing you to feel like you have got away from it whilst having the facilities of a hotel on hand. Both the main building and the rooms blend Bermudian architecture with quaint English decor.
Check in was easy and short. We were welcomed with the local drink before being taken to our room on a golf cart definitly starting us off with the right impression. Our room was very spacious with loads of storage space, a nice sitting area and our own garden terrace with an outstanding view over Long Bay. This view could also be enjoyed from the sitting area and the bed so we were very happy. The room was of a good standard and in decent condition. The facilities were as stated although I was surprised there was only a coffee maker - considering the English influence tea wasn't an option.
There are plenty of things to do there: minigolf, croquet, tennis, watersports hire, cycle and moped hire all on site. Plus the spa offers a good range of treatments and there is an indoor pool and jacuzzi and an adjoining gym. None of the facilities were ever busy although I think it was still early in the season. There is an outdoor pool although it is not large and is sold as an infinity pool. Personally I think his recent development was slightly misjudged as it feels out of character. The development extends along the front of the main building overlooking Mangrove Bay and has encroached onto the small beach. It's possible this is needed to give more capacity in the summer for outside dining but remains slightly out of place.
The food was always very good and we treated ouselves to the Easter Sunday buffet at the Tamarisk restaurant. We were on the breakfast plan and so also had breakfast here each morning which offered a good selection. Confusingly on some days an omelette station was available whilst on others this was not out front but could be requested. As this wasn't always explained you could miss out if you didn't know. Afternoon tea is also available to all guests featuring sandwiches, a variety of cakes (including scones) and a wide range of teas. This was always a very civilised (but informal) affair held in the bar.
We also ate at Breezes which is next to the beach on Long Bay and highly recommended, and were very pleasantly surprised when we decided to get lunch at Shutters one day and they offered to bring it to the secluded beach on which we had been sitting which was a very nice treat.
Service in general was very good especially the catering and waiting staff at the various restauants and bars. The housekeeping staff were similarly friendly although my wife felt the cleaning (especially of the bathroom) could have been more thorough and I was a bit annoyed that I had to keep asking to have the coffee and creamers refreshed as this only happened intermittently.
Regarding the location I would say that the actual property sits on a beautiful peninsula, with delightful grounds and four varied but stunning beaches. It is a five to ten minute walk into Somerset Village where there are two restaurants, a pharmacy and the bus stops. If you turn right instead of left towards the village when you leave the hotel then about ten mins walk away is a decent supermarket. The buses are good and it is a short ride to Dockyard where you can get ferries to Hamilton or St Georges. Alernatively taxis are often at the resort or can be easily called.
Overall I would recommend the hotel as a lovely getaway in beautiful surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning AAA Four Diamond Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Bermuda’s premier cottage resort, provides the ideal sanctuary for adults seeking an intimate and relaxing escape from the demands of contemporary life. Guests indulge in a serene and romantic getaway while experiencing the Island’s rich history and distinctive culture. Cambridge Beaches invites guests to discover breathtaking panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean. Relax, renew, reconnect or simply do nothing at all, and do it well. Whether you seek activity or tranquility, the resort beckons with a wealth of amenities, from the indulgent Ocean Spa and four private beaches to an onsite marina, kayaks, croquet and putting greens, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Not to mention the seemingly endless private coves, providing the perfect setting for an intimate escape.Cambridge Beaches offers guests all the sophistication of an internationally acclaimed resort in an authentic Bermudian environment. Accommodations are provided in elegantly appointed traditional pink Bermuda-style cottages and customary afternoon tea is served in the historic main house. And all of this may be enjoyed without the demands or distractions of traveling with children, as Cambridge Beaches is the island’s only resort that caters exclusively to adults.The resort’s casually sophisticated environment encourages a sense of total relaxation, romance and renewal. Idyllically set on a 30-acre peninsula on Bermuda’s western coast, the property boasts 4 private beaches, a nature reserve, private gardens and spectacular water views from every vantage point of the property. Additionally, guests enjoy unique treatments and wellness options at the seductive Ocean Spa, and a range of culinary delights in three restaurants, including the celebrated Tamarisk Room, rated by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the Bermuda’s best restaurants.Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa is legendary Bermuda at its very best. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cambridge Beaches Sandys
- Cambridge Beaches Hotel Sandys
- Cambridge Beaches Bermuda/Sandys Parish