The Rosedon Hotel, Bermuda (UK)
|Hamilton, Bermuda (UK).|
Description: The Rosedon HotelQuiet, friendly and relaxed, Rosedon offers the most discerning visitor a wonderful vacation away from it all. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Rosedon Hotel offers 47 rooms individually decorated with traditional English and Island flair.
Friendly, attentive Bermudian staff of 30 has earned the Rosedon Hotel a reputation for excellence. On average staff members have been with them for 20 years there is the feeling of one happy family working together.
Rosedon was built in 1906 as the private home of Mr. E. J. Thompson. It was named after his son, Robert Rosedon Thompson; Rosedon was an oldfamily name of the Thompsons in England. The property on which the house was built was actually purchased by cable from England. Mr. Thompson, who owned the E.J. Thompson Bakery on Pitts Bay Road (now the Bermuda Bakery), was in England on business when he learned that this magnificent site was available. He promptly bought it and his close friend, Mr. Beswick of Chicago, designed the house and drew the plans. The builder was a Mr. N. W. Hutchings of Bermuda. Mr. Beswick knew what he was doing. The walls were built double with thickness and furred to prevent any dampness seeping through. The woods were all imported - pine, oak, cherry, mahogany and California redwood went into the decor, with each room designed to suit a particular wood. The pillars in the entrance hall were specially carved and imported from Chicago.
Type of rooms: The Rosedon HotelAll individually decorated with traditional English and Island flair. A few are located in the main house, but most are located in a garden setting facing the pool.
Minimum Rooms: The minimum rooms (2 only) are in the garden, one on the upper level and one on the lower level. These rooms are situated in the middle corner of a block of rooms in an L-shape. The upper room has a queen bed, and a shower (this is the only room in the hotel with just a shower), while the lower level has a king size bed.
Standard Rooms (6): We have three of the standard rooms located in the wing attached to the Main House which overlook the garden and poolside area. Bedding: King size beds. The remaining Standard rooms are located in the garden area on the lower level with patios; three of these garden rooms have king size beds, and one has two double beds. The garden rooms also have wooden floors.
Deluxe Garden Rooms (16): Our deluxe rooms are located in several locations on the property. The rooms in the main house are quite charming and feature the architecture of the original house. These rooms are traditionally decorated with high ceilings and they overlook the main entrance to the hotel. The rooms in the main house do not have a balcony but we do have a large spacious veranda at the entrance of the main house for your use. All of these rooms feature a king size bed. In addition, two of the main house deluxe rooms have a sleeper couch for a further adult guest or two small children. There are more deluxe rooms located in the wing attached to the main house with a balcony overlooking the pool and garden. These rooms are more modern in decor, with king size beds. Finally, there are deluxe rooms located in the garden and poolside area with two double beds. The upper level rooms have a balcony, while the lower level rooms have a patio. The deluxe rooms in the garden area also feature a desk for our corporate guests.
Luxury Garden Rooms (6): The Luxury rooms have new wooden floors, bathrobes and a desk for the corporate guests in the room. The upper level rooms have king size beds and a balcony, while the lower level have two double beds and a patio.
Royal Garden Rooms (5): The Royal rooms are our newest rooms and have additional features such as a four poster king size bed, CD and DVD players and robes, and a sleeper couch for an additional guest. They have lovely bamboo wooden floors and are ideal for honeymooners. These rooms also have desks for our corporate guests and have either a balcony or a patio.
Additional information: The Rosedon Hotel
Close to the city of Hamilton, Rosedon can accommodate the business traveller as well as the tourist.
Hotel conveniences include the Bermuda Plan (full course breakfast served in your room, patio, or at pool side), a heated outdoor swimming pool, an old fashioned honour bar and all the modern conveniences of home including: Air conditioned rooms with private bathroom, cable TV, telephone, radio, coffee maker, refrigerator, ceiling fan, wall safe, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, voice mail, and Internet access.
Royal Rooms include: CD Players, VCR & Robes Same-day laundry service.
Dining: á la carte luncheon is served poolside and picnic lunches available on request.
Traditional English tea at four in the afternoon.
Light evening meals are also available on request.
A self-service honour bar, (Nigel's Bar) in the main house.
Activities: Award winning videos are offered daily.
Swizzle party every Tuesday evening.
Rosedon can also arrange introduction to the island's fine golf courses and other sporting facilities.
Free round- trip transportation is provided to a very popular South Shore Beach & Tennis Club.
Number of rooms: 47
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1906/1960's/2008.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: no preferences.
Credit cards accepted: Master Card, Visa, American Express.
Restaurant closed: No restaurant: breakfast, lunch, and light supper for guests.
How to get here: Our tiny island of Bermuda is located only 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina, or two hours flight from most North American east coast airports.
Bermuda is only 21 miles long and 1 mile wide at its widest point. Our roadways are old but well taken care of and many of our guests enjoy exploring the island by bike, bus, ferry or taxi.
GPS Coordinates: 32° 17' 30.84'' N 64° 47' 30.66'' W
Nearest airport: Bermuda International Airport