My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel in early March for a week and enjoyed it immsensely. Normally we our criteria for a hotel is just that it's clean, but we splurged a bit for this one and it lived up to our expectations and then some.
The property is on a hillside and the uppermost part is closest to the main road. I was a little disappointed to have one of the uppermost buildings (Oleander) rather than one really close to the beach, but we regularly left the property to go wander and have meals outside, so it worked out for us. The beach is a short downhill walk away, so not a huge loss to be fairly far away. It's groomed regularly and the hotel provides complimentary loungers, umbrellas, towels, and water. You can order food and drink while on the beach, which is a bonus, but skip on the Rum Swizzle because it's not very good. Get one at the Swizzle Inn, instead (where you can get half a jug for the price of one glass at Elbow!). There's no need to get to the beach at the crack of dawn, either, as it was never very busy.
The room itself was great. Comfy king-size bed, very, very clean, great bath and shower, great view, and a short but fairly steep walk down to the beach or up to the main road. There's a minifridge but no provided drinks, and the tea and coffee in the room wasn't great. Getting milk or cream was an extra, which annoyed me a bit, so we bought some at the Modern Mart on the way back one day.
Only real issues we had were minor. Firstly, one of the concierges wasn't very helpful and seemed like we were an annoyance more than paying guests. Secondly, while tea and coffee were available in the room, they weren't very good, and milk or cream was an extra $10 (!).
Overall a wonderful hotel and we'd happily stay there again.
Beautiful beach-side resort in one of the best parts of Bermuda. Suites have modern finishes and are extremely comfortable and romantic. The beach front is very clean and gets great weather. The bar is home to one of Bermuda's only live music nights - pop/rock covers and the atmosphere and friendly and fun. Service is great on every level. It's not cheap but nowhere is in Bermuda
The most lovely people in the warmest and friendliest island I've ever visited. The resort could not do enough to ensure everything we needed was at our disposal. Before we even arrived when Kyle was helping us navigate our activities, to the moment we arrived and Danny met us with his famed rum swizzle (just ask him how long he's been at the resort!) and Nicholas who was immediately available to help with any needs - to the lovely owner of the scooter shop and her fur-friend, Millie (just ask her how long she's been at the resort!), to the phenomenal tennis pro (David - who made every morning fun and engaging and always left us wanting more!), to the phenomenal staff at all the outlets, room service, and to the incredible team that manages the beach --- and how could we forget Bame, who provides exceptional service with the biggest smile EVER - at every turn... Elbow Beach knows EXACTLY how to treat their guests and is an example of the gold standard in the hospitality industry... And, as a 20 year veteran in the event planning industry, I know from what I speak!!!! I missed this lovely treasure before I even left and I absolutely plan on an annual visit. Thank you for making our stay so special and so wonderful..... We couldn't have asked for a better vacation!
Easily one of the most beautiful hotels, and resorts, I have ever seen.
I need to add something to this review, though. The people at this hotel are some of the most friendly,
Incredibly generous staff I have ever encountered. While I have stayed here in the past, I am submitting a review because of what happened just recently at the hotel.
My girlfriend was a bit woozy and was close to faint due to the heat; us being from NYC, she wasn't fully ready for it. We had planned to come to the hotel because of my memories and love for the spot (we were on a cruise at the time), and had to walk along the public beach to reach it. But when we got here I did not realize to get an umbrella and chairs was a cash only affair ($100) for non-hotel guests (be advised).
The staff, recognizing my girlfriend's condition, not only helped us to a spot on the beach so she could rest, but provided us the spot COMPLIMENTARY as we didn't have the cash to fully pay for the spot (not naming names because don't want to get anyone in trouble haha). It was, without a doubt, one of the kindest things complete strangers have ever done for either of us, and we are so incredibly grateful for it. (Don't worry we tipped at the end