-- The salmon-colored building on the harborfront easily could be
mistaken for the offices of an offshore bank.
But after passing
through the arched doorway and into the terraced courtyard, guests
recognize why Waterloo House is considered one of the islands most
distinctive small hotels.
A manor house
dating to the early 1800s, Waterloo House has earned a reputation
over the years for its service, charming accommodations,
sophisticated dining and convenience. Bermudas main financial
district is within walking distance, and Hamiltons upscale shops
are minutes away.
One of two
Bermuda members of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotel
marketing association (the other is sister property Horizons &
Cottages), Waterloo House offers plenty of tranquility for a city
hotel. Flower gardens meander through the resort, from the entryway
to the hotels scenic Poinciana Terrace at the harbors
Waterloo House is
noted for having one of the best restaurants on the island. Guests
can dine on international cuisine in the Wellington Room or on the
torch-lighted Poinciana Terrace.
Public areas are
tastefully furnished. The lobby could pass for the sitting room in
a private home in London.
The resorts 20
guest rooms and 10 suites vary in size and furnishings. Florals,
plaids and striped fabrics adorn the antique furniture. Original
paintings hang on the walls. Each room has a private balcony or
terrace with waterfront views.
Activities at the
hotel are limited. Theres a pool and a fitness center, but no
beach. Guests have access to the facilities at the Coral Beach and
Tennis Club and at Horizons & Cottages, both about a 10-minute
drive from Waterloo House. The hotel can arrange harbor cruises,
water sports and golf.
Rates range from
$340 a night for a double room to $780 a night for a suite, April 1
through Nov. 30. Rates include a continental breakfast and
afternoon tea for two. For an additional $50 per person, per day,
dinner can be arranged at one of the hotels dining rooms.
Six-night anniversary and honeymoon packages
begin at $2,487 for a standard room up to $3,365 for a deluxe
daily breakfast and afternoon tea, a day of tennis or golf at
Horizons & Cottages, a picnic lunch and beach privileges at the
Coral Beach Club. The six-night package also includes airport
transfers, a cocktail party and a souvenir photograph. Weekend
specials for executives start at $1,245 for three
information, call (800) 468-4100 or visit www.waterloohouse.com.
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