Ratings based on 209 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Massachusetts

ocean front bargain

Posted Jul 25, 2014
not fancy by any means, worn from years of use, but if you are on a budget and want to cook meals in your room this is the place. ocean views are as good as any you'll find. great location
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful ocean views!

Posted Jul 19, 2014
Pros: Wonderful ocean views.
Cons: Pest control for ants.
Location: Easy access to beaches, restaurants and buses.
Bermuda is a wonderful place to visit. Hotel is centrally located and easy access to beaches, buses and restaurants. Hotel is charming in a quaint way and was probably very grand at one point in time. The grounds are well taken care of and the staff were friendly.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lumpy, ants, broken down

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: Excellent view
Cons: Room severely needs fixing, updating.
Location: Nothing nearby
Ants everywhere, old lumpy mattress, broken sliding door
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to nicest beaches!

Posted Jul 7, 2014
My wife and I enjoyed our stay here. We stayed here during the 4th of July weekend. The rooms could definitely use some upgrading, as most guests will agree. That being said, I don't think anyone comes to Bermuda to stay in a room. The rooms themselves were clean, the pool was clean, etc - can't complain about this at all! The best part of this place is it's proximity to the nicest beaches in Bermuda. Jobson's Cove.... - it's great. Not at all disappointed when taking the low cost into consideration!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful Location

Posted Jul 5, 2014
Pros: The ocean view
Cons: Yes, see above
Location: Beaches, Swizzel IInn, Paraquet Restaurant
We enjoyed our stay at Surf Side. The views are beautiful. The rooms need to be updated and the rooms were not super clean. The patio needed to be scrubbed and swept down. We had ants in the kitchen & on the floor next to the balcony door. The screen door was torn and needed to be replaced. We would go back to Surf Side if we had a nicer room.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boston

Stunning view!

Posted Jun 26, 2014
Pros: View, quiet, beach.
Cons: Needs some renovation. Does not have a restaurant/cafe, however the market at the gas station (2 min walk) offers good food.
Location: There is a bus stop next to the hotel's driveway. You can get anywhere by bus. Buy passes from bus terminal in Hamilton.
You should wait for low tide to get a larger beach area. Chances to be alone at the hotel's beach are pretty good. Elbow beach is also really close.
2 out of 5
by david from kent UK

Self catering close to ocean

Posted Jun 25, 2014
Pros: God vista but see above very heavy insect infestation did not help.
Cons: Needs updating to match the self catering costs and needs to provide on site services.
Location: As the island has nil car hire could do a with local bus and cab services which caters for visitors ( cabs booked failed to appear and this is common
This is a facility which is well past sell by date.Poor maintenance nil support in terms of customer needs, you rely on local gas station for supplies food etc.Overall condition of the site is very dated and needs substantial investment.Very disappointed considering the overall stay costs and would not revisit again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ny from G

Great Location! Great Value!

Posted Jun 17, 2014
This is a wonderful location and is nestled on the beach. You are really close to some nice tourist attractions and the rates are adorable. To extended stay so you can make a meal or two and save a little money for more souviners. Hotel is a little old so there are window AC units opposed to central air. The beds aren't pillow top. However, those are small inconveniences for the value and view!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by rick from Ohio

Great location, property needs maintenance

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Pros: Helpful staff. Great location in center point of island. Great view of ocean. Great water pressure.
Cons: Better kitchen accessories, newer TV other than a 19" tube.
Location: Church Bay and Astwood Park--great snorkeling beaches. Nighttime --go to Speciality Theater for a movie--they have a full food grill
Would stay again, BUT just don't get your expectations up before arriving so you won't be disappointed. Property needs a major overhaul, but convenient location and price is very fair compared to alternatives. Pool nice, fantastic view. Decor and furniture is right out of the 70's still. Kitchen furnishings are poor--a few dishes, no forks, 6 spoons, one knife etc. Patio door would not open so we could see the ocean, but not sit outside and enjoy. We ate at pool near wifi. Wifi had fast connection. Great. Friendly and helpful staff. Kudos to the staff. Looks like a hurricane wiped out much of the beach so don't plan on doing a lot os swimming there as you have big rocks to climb over, but there are other beaches 5-10 minutes away. Definitely rent a scooter from Oleanders as soon as you arrive (they will come and get you) as that is the only way you can efficiently get around the island. The fact the hotel room may be outdated is not a big deal as you will be out of the room most of the time anyhow exploring the island. If you don't rent a scooter, you'll be waiting on buses or paying a LOT for a taxi cabs. The Modern Mart grocery store is about 1/2 mile away--so scoot over and fill up your basket with breakfast items as soon as you get there as that is one less meal to buy in the morning.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Maggie from NY

Surf side

Posted May 31, 2014
In waking distance from The Swizzle. 10 mins from horse shoe bay and long bay. Great location however rooms/furniture very old and a little dirty. Staff was excellent. If renovated I would definitely come back.