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Rosedon Hotel and Beach views/access

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Rosedon Hotel and Beach views/access

Our family is considering taking our first trip to Bermuda. The Rosedon appeals to us for many reason including the excellent TripAdvisor ratings. My question is can you see the beach from the hotel and what is meant by beach access? Do you have to take a car to get to the beach or simply walk across the street?

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1. Re: Rosedon Hotel and Beach views/access

NO....the only glimpse of a water view from the ROSEDON HOTEL property is Hamilton Harbour, through the space between a large 'Waterfront' office/condo complex and the Hamilton Princess Hotel. For all intent and purpose, Rosedon is a '..city..' hotel. It is located out on Pitt's Bay Road, at the western edge of City of Hamilton (perhaps a pleasant 600-700 yard stroll/walk along Pitts Bay Rd/Front St. to the main ferry terminal in downtown Hamilton....and nowhere near (relatively speaking) the ocean or beach. "..beach access.." from Rosedon is via a free taxi ride (round-trip vouchers provided by the front desk upon request) out tothe public portion of Elbow Beach (approx. 15 mins). Vouchers for free chaise lounge and beach umbrellas from the private concessionaire (near the public access entrance) of Elbow Beach are also available from the front desk upon request. This BEFORE you go...not after.

Perhaps you should take the time to take a good look at a good Bermuda map to properly orient yourself to Bermuda, its layout, relative locations, etc to get a better sense of the place ??--

BERMUDA--Handy Reference Map--

gotobermuda.com/uploadedFiles/GetHere/MapsAn…

You can also obtain free copies of this cleverly designed, pocket-sized reference map...as well as other Bermuda brochures and information...by contacting the Bermuda Dept. of Tourism at: 1-800-BERMUDA (237-6832)

We love Rosdon and have been multi-repeat guests there (and will be again in a few weeks) but among its great many assets and benefits...'..ocean view..' ain't among 'em.

Edited: 30 June 2011, 03:45
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I truly appreciate your time and generosity with the detail of your answer. My husband and college children absolutely love to see the ocean when we travel to beach locations. The Ritz in Sarasota is similar it seems to the Rosedon, except at the end of the hotel shuttle you arrive at the Ritz beach club. The Rosedon has to be wonderful because of the large number of returning. loyal clientele. Do you know of other hotels similar to the Rosedon's feel but on the beach-is the Reef's such a property.

I shall peruse your kind link to the map you forwardedl

Have a great 4th of July weekend.

Thanks so much!

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If you're trying to compare ROSEDON to the RITZ-CARLTON in Sarasota....I'm afraid that you're trying to compare apples-to-pomegranites....each a wonderful fruit in it's own way but entirely different in the details.

ROSEDON is a wonderful, small, family-owned, charming, '..traditionally Bermudian..' (in the very finest intrepretation of the term) hotel. But it ain't in the same 'class' or even the same league with a Ritz-Carlton property.

We've made our own choice predicated on our own particular personal preferences, priorities, tastes and budget. We've '..voted with our wallet..' time and time again for ROSEDON. It is a wonderful small property with a wonderful staff. It suits our particular needs and expectations of '..Bermuda..'. But if your's run to Ritz-Carlton properties, I'm not sure that you're going to find Rosedon quite up to your expectations. A stay at Rosedon, in '..RESORT BERMUDA..' could quite easily change those preferences and expectations...but you should know this goin' in.

If your personal and family preferences and priorities are for large, full-service, '..beachfront..' resort/hotels than you may be better served by the-- FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON HOTEL--

http://www.fairmont.com/southampton/

or the 'down-sized', full servic, larg-ish 'cottage colony' at--

ELBOW BEACH HOTEL--

http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bermuda/

or perhaps smaller, more intimate, full service, 'boutique' hotels and 'cottage colonies' like--

The REEFS HOTEL--

http://www.thereefs.com/

POMPANO BEACH CLUB--

http://www.pompanobeachclub.com/

CAMBRIDGE BEACHES--

http://www.cambridgebeaches.com/

Though not quite in the same 'class' as the others, just for good measure, toss in--

COCO REEF RESORT--

http://www.cocoreefbermuda.com/

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