4 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
relaxing break at Greenbank cottages
"My husband and I stayed at Green Bank for two nights and it was brilliant, very clean, towels changed daily, bed made , everything we could have wanted, the view from our room was to die for, right on the water, when we go back to Bermuda we will definitely stay there. Green Bank is a 5 minute walk to the ferry over to Hamilton , which is very cheap, and all the shops etc are there. The beaches are not far away, either by ferry or bus."
- Travel date: 13th September 2015
Great place to stay
"Greenbank is a lovely place to stay in Bermuda...especially if you're looking for a good value. We stayed in the Driftwood cottage in early July. The cottage had a small deck with a table and some chairs. Inside, there was one king sized bed, a small kitchen and small bathroom with a shower (no tub). Everything was very clean. With the front door open, we felt there was plenty of light. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were nice and soft. Nothing fancy here..no frills and certainly no resort feeling, but really very, very pleasant and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with tools for cooking meals and the deck had a small charcoal grill that could be used also. It was so nice to be able to sit on the deck and watch the sunset or just look out at the turquoise water. We had a gorgeous view of the harbour from our deck. There is no beach at the Greenbank, but you can dive off the dock that is on the property and swim if you want. The hotel is located a five minute walk away from a ferry dock that can take you to Hamilton and even other parts of the island. We were there for only two days, so we did not use the kitchen...but if we were to go back, we would definitely plan to make breakfast at the room every morning. There is nowhere to eat breakfast nearby and both days we had to travel pretty far for our first meal of the day with not even a cup of coffee to get us started. It would have been nice if the hotel offered a breakfast package (or at least some coffee), but that's our only small complaint about this place. We spent both our days at Elbow Beach (exquisitely beautiful beach) which is a 30 minute walk or a 10 minute/$10 cab ride from the Greenbank. (yes, Harbor Road can be tricky, but the drivers seem pretty pedestrian friendly and its a short walk to the Tribe Road that takes you directly to the beach...also a lovely walk) The Greenbank actually provided us with beach towels which was great and you can rent umbrellas and chairs at the beach. We ate most of our dinner meals in Hamilton and we took the ferry over. We tend to eat dinner late, so we had to take a cab back from Hamilton after dinner since the ferries stopped running (again $10 and 10 minutes). Being in Bermuda such a short time, we didn't make it out to any other beaches or to St. George....but I think its a $10 cab ride to Horseshoe Bay and other Southhampton beaches as well. We absolutely loved everything about Bermuda and can't wait to go back...and we're very likely to stay at the Greenbank again..."
- Travel date: 10th July 2006
"We enjoyed our stay here. The accommodation is very clean, comfortable, inexpensive (by Bermuda standards), and the hosts very friendly. The best thing about the place is the setting - lovely harbour views, central yet quiet. We stayed in the Hibiscus unit. The only personal negative for me was that there was very little natural light in the building, but this may be an advantage if you stay in summer, if you want the shade. The other reviews tell you the best units to go for. I think Hibiscus is the only one that can sleep 3, though. There was a small problem when we left, where nobody was around to check us out for a good hour or so. This was amicably sorted, and I'm sure was just a one-off. However, worth mentioning that it would probably be best to check with the owners the night before if you want to leave early the next day. Finally, a tip for the area - don't try walking along Harbour Road during rush hours, as you take your life in your hands! Go into Hamilton by ferry instead, and use a moped or buses to get anywhere else."
- Travel date: 26th January 2006
Quiet and restful
"At the last minute, we stayed here with our 14-mo-old son. We enjoyed our stay even though we all had to share a studio. The place was quiet. You can swim off the floating dock. And the place is a 3-min walk to the ferry so we were able to go into Hamilton every day. It's also very close to the bus, but a pain if you need to drag a stroller up the hill. The rooms to stay in are Sea Fan and Sunset. They have very nice views of the harbor. The price is great too."
- Travel date: 11th August 2004