By Raj Bhattacharya
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Visitors' Reviews and Comments
Phil Thompson (February 2019)
Raj, You always give excellent advice so here goes.... My wife and I (fit seniors) are staying with Carole and Joe Holding at Watercolours on Harbour Rd near Belmont Ferry. We want to get to the scenic South Shore Beaches Walk. Carole says we can walk up to Middle Rd to get Bus#8. Either Keith Hall or Morgan Rd? (Is Keith Hall Rd too steep?) We then take Bus #8 to Waterlot Inn. Wait for the free? Southampton Princess shuttle to take us over to South Shore Beaches? Is this a good option? Or As a Plan B should we take a taxi from Watercolours to beaches? Or even a Plan C where we take ferry into Hamilton then find the bus terminal to take Bus #7 out to the beaches? Is the Bus Terminal near the ferry wharf??? Any suggestions would be appreciated.... thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) February 2019
Hi, Keith Hall road is initially little steep (when you approach from Watercolours), then flattens out and goes downhill towards the end. But that's not much of a problem. The real problem is it's very narrow and there are no sidewalks. Cars coming from behind would be a scary feeling. I suggest not to walk on that road. Morgan Road is comparatively broader, more scenic and most importantly has a sidewalk (on the left and all along up to Middle road). Bus #8 won't go all the way up to Waterlot Inn. You need to get down at the junction of Middle road and Lighthouse road. The free shuttle of Fairmont Southampton is actually meant for the hotel / restaurant guests and not for public... although the driver may not verify. And secondly it may not be available when you reach. Better you continue to walk and reach Horseshoe bay beach (about a mile from Middle road). Plan-B is good, but there is no taxi stand there at Watercolours. You need to ask Carole to call one for you. Plan-C too is quite doable... the main bus terminal in Hamilton is at a walking distance from the ferry terminal (750 meters), but you can get bus#7 on Front Street as you come out of the ferry terminal.
Nancy and Richard Adams (April 2013)
We stayed at Watercolours a few years ago, for our 25th wedding anniversary. We've traveled a lot during our long lifetimes, but Bermuda has always been our favorite getaway. We've stayed in a variety of accommodations over the years, from a small BnB in Hamilton to the large waterfront resorts, but our favorite, by far, is Watercolours. Watercolours mirrors the refinement of the island, as well as the ambiance of an English BnB. We were there with a another couple, so we thoroughly enjoyed the privacy and spectacular views as we sat by the pool drinking Gosling's 140 Proof Black Rum with Coke, something Carole Holding introduced us to.
The location of Watercolours, right next to the ferry stop, provided us the freedom to move about the island without having to hail a cab or hop on a scooter. The ferry ride to and from Hamilton was relaxing and especially enjoyable at night, with the lights from the homes and businesses reflecting in the water. We purchased one of Carol Holdings framed prints of Watercolours, which adorns our powder room, a constant reminder of our time there. We're hoping to return to Watercolours in the next year or so, to introduce our grown children to the beauty that is Bermuda.