The Rosedon Hotel, Bermuda (UK)
|Hamilton, Bermuda (UK).|
Description: The Rosedon HotelModern but charmingly old-fashioned, Rosedon is unmatched as a Uniquely Bermudian hotel. The individually decorated rooms with fine European fabrics, classic furnishings and four-poster beds surround a relaxing heated pool and tropical gardens full of blue passion flowers and birds of paradise. A short five-minute walk to the colourful capital of Hamilton, Rosedon gives guests the feeling of being on an elegant country estate despite being conveniently located in the middle of the city.
Rosedon recently renovated the main house, kitchen, rooms and garden areas, and introduced the new restaurant Huckleberry in March 2018. Located in the historic main house, Huckleberry is named in tribute to Mark Twain who loved Bermuda and visited often. Enjoy seasonally inspired menus featuring smoky, steamed mussels and blackened local rockfish among many other delectable options; all fresh and savory, from sea-to-plate and farm-to-table.
Amenities include free shuttle service to a pink sand beach, Tuesday night swizzle party, traditional English afternoon tea between 4-5 pm. daily, High speed WiFi, Daily triple filtered drinking water delivered to your room & complementary pedal bikes to name a few.
The 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 so there is the feeling of one happy family working together.
History: 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 old family 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 HotelRelaxed and effortlessly luxurious, Rosedon's bedrooms are individually decorated so no two are exactly alike. The rooms in the main house and garden area include large comfortable beds, pillow top mattresses, high-quality bed linens, large bathrooms and plush towels. A few are located in the main house, but most are located in a garden setting facing the pool.
Standard Rooms (11): Three of the standard rooms are 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 (9): The 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, all feature king size beds. There are also 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 the corporate guests.
Luxury Garden Rooms (9): Luxury rooms are located in the main house and also in the garden looking onto the pool area. The upper level rooms have king size beds and a balcony, while the lower level have two double beds and a patio. The rooms in the main house do not have a balcony but there is a large spacious veranda at the entrance of the main house for your use.
Royal Garden Rooms (5): The Royal rooms have additional features such as a four poster king size bed, robes, and a sleeper couch for an additional guest. These rooms also have desks for the corporate guests and have either a balcony or a patio.
Additional information: The Rosedon Hotel
Dining: The Huckleberry Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, brunch & dinner.
Getting around: Bermuda is only 21 miles long and 1 mile wide at its widest point. The roadways are old but well taken care of and many enjoy exploring the island by bike, bus, ferry or taxi or twizzy.
Fitness Center for a small fee
Before booking, verify the current costs, prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest accordingly. Consider travel insurance that covers cancellation fees.
Number of rooms: 40
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1906/1960s/2008/2018
Period of closure: opening in April 2021.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: no preferences.
Credit cards accepted: Master Card, Visa, American Express.
How to get here: Bermuda is only an hour and half from North American east coast airports. JFK, Boston, Newark, Phili, Atlanta & Miami. Direct flights also from Toronto & London.
GPS Coordinates: 32° 17' 30.84'' N 64° 47' 30.66'' W
Nearest airport: Bermuda International Airport