Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Pete Coyle (June 2016)
Stayed at the hotel for about 10 days in June of 1985. The pink stucco walls and the many shades of aquamarine waters around the fort are still etched in my mind. Took some great photos at the secluded cove beaches and the old church that lay in ruins just down the road from the hotel. The smaller pool on the south side of the hotel was almost always empty and very private and relaxing. Rented a little red motor scooter and rode it all over the island in the warm tropical air and beautiful sunshine gleaming on the waters. Driving on the "opposite" site of the road was challenging especially at intersections trying to figure who goes next, but found the Bermuda bus drivers extremely tolerant of my navigation indecision. The people of Bermuda were very gracious and friendly, the bars and the night clubs in town all very welcoming. Saw the magnificent caves and the mirror image of the stalagmites reflected in the crystal clear water deep underground. Incredibly beautiful. Sad indeed to hear the hotel was torn down. The ride down the long steep hill from the hotel to the base of the fort was hair-raising on the little scooter, I look forward to returning to St.George's Cove even if things have changed there.
Kathy Campbell (March 2016)
My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn in 1980 for our honeymoon. We had such a wonderful time - snorkeling in the cove, Rum Swizzles by the pool, dinner overlooking the Fort and the ocean liners out at sea. We loved St. Georges and I remember going to a disco in a cave at a nearby hotel? Can't remember the name. Just loved it - sad to see it go. The perfect spot for a new resort.
Rene (July 2015)
This hotel was beautiful. Remote for sure. I was 19 years old and got married in 1973. Our honeymoon cost $900.00 including airfare, food and 1 full week at the hotel ocean front room. It was beautiful and I still to this day look at those pics of the hotel high on the hill. There was hardly anyone around even in the hotel. Wish i could go back there. Sad to hear it was demolished and just never caught on. Beautiful spot.
Kim (May 2015)
Our family vacationed to this Club Med in May of 1988. It was likely the top vacation we ever experienced. Like being on a cruise ship, but on land. It rained the entire trip. Not one ray of sunshine. I admit my most favorable memory was being able to purchase Peach Schnapps at the local liquor store at 17 years of age. Now, that was awesome! This land is perfect for another resort. Maybe not build it so big. That hotel was HUGE!! Can't imagine the costs of running it.
Biff Thomas (October 2014)
I stayed at the then Holiday Inn with my family in 1977. The place was remote, but it had everything from a disco and bars for my parents and older siblings to great pools and games for the younger lot. It had one broad beach suitable for sunning and a narrower one by the fort that was great for snorkling. My parents bought a timeshare next door at the St George Club and I got to visit numerous times and wandered around the grounds in the 90s and 00s as the hotel lay in waste. Terrible shame.
Van Bricker (November 2013)
My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Inn (1972-three months) while we waited for our furniture to arrive from the US. I was stationed at the Naval Air Station Public Works.It was quite the hotel, I hated to see it go away.. a lot of memories.
Just in the interest of accuracy, the Holiday Inn opened in St. George's in 1971 not 1973. I was hired as part of the food and beverage night audit staff and my interview for that job was in December of 1970. The opening was delayed because of dock strikes in South Florida interfering with materials for construction and furnishing. I arrived in Bermuda in late March of 1971 and left in November of 1971. The first guests at the hotel arrived in June but the official opening was not until later in the year. I met my husband there as he was a part of the construction staff (onsite financial comptroller) for Savage Construction.