Grape Bay Beach Hotel
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Grape Bay Beach Hotel is Great!
I just read the review from a tripadvisor from Massachusetts dated June 25, 2004 and he/she must have stayed in a different hotel. I just returned after a six day stay at Grape Bay and it was great. Marcus Jones and his staff have done a wonderful job to bring back the former White Sands Hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff are attentive and very willing to assist with reservations and go out of their way to meet your needs. This is a great hotel, reasonably priced, overlooking a pristine beach and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Bermuda.
Pay a little more and stay somewhere else
Just returned from Bermuda and wanted to let people know that this hotel is in desperate need of attention. From the moment we arrived we were disappointed. The entrance looks like a loading dock and the paint, furniture and decor is old and outdated. The rugs are very badly stained. Every area of the hotel smells of mold, mildew and cigarette smoke. The rooms are the worst smelling of all. The safes are broken, the curtains did not work, the lightbulbs were burnt out and the bathroom shower backed-up everytime we used it. Honestly, the good reviews on this website are not an accurate description so don't believe everything you read. If you are looking for a clean and fresh place to stay, this is not it. This is nothing like a B & B. Luckily for us the manager was very nice and recognized how this was effecting our trip to Bermuda for a family wedding and offered our stay complimentary. The only nice thing this hotel has is a breathtaking view of the ocean and access to one of the most private beaches on the island. Don't set yourself up for disappointment, stay somewhere else even if you have to pay a little more.
Good place - good service
Our family stayed at Grape Bay Beach Resort for five nights in the middle of June, 2004. We were in Rooms 250 & 251. I would recommend any of the rooms on this floor for their view. The rooms were pretty and tastefully decorated. You can see the ocean from the small patio. Bathrooms are of a sufficient size for 2 people. They have windowbox air conditioning that hums, but it did not seem to affect my sleep, and I am a light sleeper.
The Resort has more of the atmosphere of a B&B. Breakfast is provided in a "den" area and included all the things I like for a "vacation" breakfast; scones, donuts, croissants, pastries, cereal, bagels, toast, yogurt, juice, coffee, & water.
All the staff were very polite and helpful, especially the young lady at the reception desk.
The beach is a very short stroll down a flowered lane. It's a beautiful, quite, and private expanse of sand and clear water. I never saw more than 6 people on the beach at the same time.
If you use the bus, as our family did, you will have a 15-20 minute walk over a hill, to the bus stop. I did not mind the walk (especially after eating that breakfast). If the temperatures had been higher, it might have been a less pleasant walk.
We ate at Sapori (their restaurant) the last night before we left. It was very good! Their prices were only slightly higher that those in town. It was usually crowded, so I would suggest reservations - especially for dinner. They do not serve lunch on Mondays and they are not open for breakfast.
I loved this place and will probably stay there on my next trip to Bermuda. It has good staff, good location, beautiful beach and reasonable prices (for Bermuda).
Grape Bay - An Early Glimpse of Heaven
I could not have asked for friendlier and more thoughtful staff than what I found at the Grape Bay Beach Hotel. They all went out of their way to assure that our stay was unforgettable and divine. The private beach, beyond being so close, is clean and quiet. The view from the hotel is incredible!!! If you prefer a pool, the Grape Bay has one on site where you can sun and relax. While I did not eat at the hotel's restaurant, I can assure you that if I had had more time I would have definitely experienced that alluring smell that was present during lunch and dinner hours. I am certain that because of my time constraints I missed out on some incredible cuisine. The continental breakfast offered plenty of choices (scones, croissants, fresh fruit, toast, cereal, juice and the most important, good coffee. Grape Bay also has some of the best rates on the island. I would recommend Grape Bay to all.
Outstanding hotel and staff
This hotel is charming, with a private beach and restaurant. I was impressed with how accomodating, gracious and sincere the hotel staff and manager were --they treated us like family. The guest rooms and amenities were clean and updated. The continental breakfast was the perfect start to the day. The view from the balcony was one of the best on the island. The only draw back is the location is at least 1/2 mile to the bus stop. The bus system in Bermuda is 1st rate.
Every person we met on the island went out of their way to meet and greet and were exceptionally friendly.
Don't miss horseshoe bay beach and the aquarium!
This hotel has been re-named the Grape Bay Hotel and is affiliated with the Harmony Club Hotel and Surfside Hotel. The current pictures on the hotel's website are 2 years old and don't accurately reflect what you'll find when you visit. The hotel claims that it has just completed a renovation and we expected to find some updated touches to the rooms. What we discovered is that the hotel has built a new restaurant which obliterates 40% of the ocean view from the lower floor rooms. No work was done on the rooms (at least not on ours) -- the blinds would not open or close, the rug was stained, the window-unit air conditioner made a huge racket. Room rates include breakfast served in the reading room and consisted of cereal and buns served buffet style on styrofoam plates. We were completely underwhelmed with the facility. Stay elsewhere....
So this is Heaven
Returned from a brief stay on Bermuda (4day/3night package) and I can't say enough about the hospitality of everyone we encountered. The Grape Bay Beach Hotel, formerly (the White Sands Hotel) was spacious, very clean, and Grape Bay is just steps away from your room. Sapori Restaurant is on property and oh my is the food amazing! Very Upscale restaurant and reasonable prices. Private Beach and pool. Great for families..Continental Breakfast included. Check out the Crystal Caves then walk around the corner to the Rum Swizzle Inn and enjoy a Bermudian cocktail favorite. The beaches of Bermuda are without comparision, my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage and you cannot help but fall in love even more in these surroundings.
Money worth spending!
This hotel has just been reopended and was formerly the White Sands Hotel. I've stayed now in 7 different hotels in Bermuda and this one, taking into consideration the rate, is likely my 2nd favourite after Surf Side Beach Club. The restaurant is fabulous! The rooms are quite newly renovated and a almost secret, barely used beach is a very short walk away. The staff is the weak point, especially the manager. Running the hotel appears to be over his head and his guest friendliness should also be improved.
Grape Bay Hotel
We stayed at Grape Bay Hotel recently (October of 2003) and loved it. We had often stayed there years before when it was White Sands. They are doing a wonderful job renovating it. It was comfortable and clean and the breakfast buffet (continental) was great. The proximity to the beach was terrific. The staff and manager were wonderful and the restaurant (Sapori), was an added, positive touch. We will return. Also, the rates are very reasonable at this time. Hope it doesn't change!
Loved our stay at Grape Bay Hotel Bermuda
We stayed at the hotel for one week at the beginning of Sept 03 as part of our honeymoon trip. The hotel was in an excellent location situated on the south shore with a great beach a minute's walk down the hill , and a short cab ride from Hamilton. Our room was excellent , nicely decorated , really spacious with great ocean views. All the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The only negative thing about it was that the indoors bar wasn't open to have a drink in, but we were told that it would be open next year, apart from that we could not fault it at all. We would definately stay there again and would recommend it to anybody.
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