Welcome to Paradise: The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda

Welcome to Paradise: The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda

The famous Pink Palace in #Bermuda (also known as the Fairmont Hamilton Princess) made the perfect backdrop for our long weekend of #relaxation. Pools and #beaches are only part of the Princess's charm - the staff and onsite restaurants really up the luxury ante.


While traveling in Bermuda, we stayed for three nights at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess and were treated to a very luxurious stay. Known around the island simply as “The Princess” it is one of the most famous and oldest hotels. In fact, it is the oldest hotel in the Fairmont chain, originally opening in 1885. It is also one of the largest hotels in Bermuda, with 410 guest rooms. This “Pink Palace” overlooks the Hamilton Harbour in Pembroke Parish.

The stone with the name
The stone with the name of the famous Pink Palace
Outside the hotel I was bubbling with excitement
Outside the hotel I was bubbling with excitement

Location

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is centrally located in the city of Hamilton, Pembroke Parish. It was very easy to walk from the hotel right downtown where all of the shops and restaurants are located along Front Street. The walk was around five minutes in length. We could easily walk to the main ferry terminal and the bus station in Hamilton. There was a place to rent scooters right next door to the hotel as well. 

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Hotel The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

 76 Pitt's Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda
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The Princess also offers a free ferry service between this property and the other Fairmont hotel on the island, the Fairmont Southampton Princess. This hotel really felt like it was close to everything, and as for the places that were farther away, they were easily accessible by either the ferry or the bus. Public transportation in Bermuda was very easy to navigate, so no worries there!

The Room

Our hotel room was a newly renovated One Bedroom Suite overlooking the infinity pool and the harbour. That’s right, there’s an infinity pool! I was pretty stoked to discover that. The suite was both gorgeous and comfortable. It was decorated with plenty of Bermuda-themed artwork, and the walls were a soothing shade of blue. After walking through a small hallway with a huge front closet, there was a living space with a sectional couch, a flatscreen television, and a very large desk. Wifi was available for free for Fairmont President’s Club members, so makes sure that you sign up for the loyalty program.

The room
The room, along with island themed art
Nice sofa
Nice sofa and a desk area for working - if you absolutely have to
Really comfy
Really comfy little area that's like a living room

The living room is separated by a set of doors that leads into the bedroom. The king-sized bed was very comfortable and left us feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated in the morning. There was another flatscreen TV in the bedroom, though we never tend to watch television while we’re on holidays. Another fantastic aspect of staying here was the huge amount of storage space in the room. There were two side tables with drawers, a large dresser with three drawers, the closet in the hallway, and additional other spaces. You will easily be able to store all of your belongings and keep everything organized. We always returned to an immaculate room, plus the hotel staff offered turndown service in the evening.

The king sized bed
The king sized bed with pretty bedside lamps and room to stretch out
The overall view
The overall view, where our balcony looked out over the pool and palms

This suite had just about everything you could possibly need. There was a Keurig coffee maker with coffee pods and tea pouches, and two small fridges (one being a fully-stocked mini fridge).

I'm always stoked to see a Keurig machine in my room
I'm always stoked to see a Keurig machine in my room

The bathroom was huge and had a bathtub and a shower. It was very well lit with a huge mirror, and there was a large counter top and shelves for all of our belongings. The bath products that were provided smelled great! If only our bathroom at home could be this spacious…

Very spacious bathroom
Very spacious bathroom
Artsy, too
Artsy, too!
Cool lighted mirror - the light in the bathroom can really be very bad sometimes
Cool lighted mirror - the light in a bathroom can really be very bad sometimes
Great shower
A great shower with gorgeous marbled tiles

Both the bedroom and the living room had huge floor to ceiling windows that doubled as sliding patio doors that could be fully opened. While the bedroom patio door could be slid open to admire the view outside and let a fresh breeze inside, the living room doors led to a large outdoor balcony. There was a table with chairs and a lounger to enjoy the view. And, what a view it was. The balcony overlooked the infinity pool, the Hamilton Harbour, and the 1609 Restaurant where we dined on our first night in Bermuda. It also provided a view of “Bermudiful” sunsets. We felt so spoiled.

The balcony
The balcony overlooking the palms
The pool and relaxation area
The pool and relaxation area
Ahhh, an infinity pool!
Ahhh, an infinity pool!
Wonderful sunset
A taste of Bermuda's beautiful sunsets

Hotel Amenities

Being a hotel on a tropical island, we were hoping that the Princess had a great swimming pool. The infinity pool was everything that we had hoped for. There were loungers out in the middle of the pool where you could relax, read a good book, or get lost in the views of the harbour. There was also a hot tub beside the pool, which was a great spot to unwind.

Some of the pools
Some of the pools
The view from the lounge chair
The view from the lounge chair

There were several small shops inside the hotel, as well as a coffee shop that unfortunately closed at 2:00pm so I didn’t get to try it out. The hotel had two restaurants on the property: 1609 and Intermission. I reviewed both of them over at our Vegan Guide to Bermuda, so you can check out the tasty dishes that we ordered! The hotel was incredibly receptive to our vegan dietary requests, and we were very happy with the meals that were prepared for us. We ate at Intermission for a buffet breakfast each day (available at an additional cost), where we easily found vegan options – potatoes, bagels and jam, and lots of fresh fruit.

The Staff

We were delighted with the staff members from the moment that we arrived as they made us feel right at home. While we were being hosted at the Fairmont as the #MyDestinationStory Contest Winners, I truly believe that we would have received friendly and courteous treatment no matter what. Each day, we were greeted with a smile and plenty of friendly conversations. Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and fulfilling. Our VIP Concierge, David, arranged absolutely everything for us, from tours to transportation, with our plans changing from moment to moment at times. Yelena, the Marketing & Communication Manager was helpful and knowledgeable as someone who has lived in Bermuda all of her life. We were treated like royalty and we thoroughly appreciate that.

Summary

After spending four days in Bermuda, we were contemplating how we could move there permanently. While we wouldn’t be able to live at the hotel forever, that would be the dream, wouldn’t it! The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is a beautiful hotel and was part of the reason why we instantly fell in love with Bermuda. From top notch service to spacious rooms and public areas, I wouldn’t hesitate to book a stay at the Princess again in the future.

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