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Originally built as a private home in 1906 and named after the original owner’s son, this stately whitewashed mansion was converted into a boutique hotel in the 1930s. It’s changed hands a few times since then, but much of the Rosedon’s old-time charm still remains, including its welcoming front porch and its cozy rooms with plantation style furnishings and crisp white linens. For visitors who’d prefer an upscale hotel in the City of Hamilton without the pricetag of the Hamilton Princess (located across the street), there’s no better option. In addition to a large heated pool and lush gardens with banana trees, birds of paradise and colorful hibiscus, the hotel has a very good on-site restaurant called Huckleberry, which specializes in sea-to-plate and farm-to-table cuisine (sit outside—the dining room is cramped and lacks character). It also offers guests a host of complimentary extras including a daily shuttle to Elbow Beach, daily afternoon tea with biscuits and cookies, a Tuesday night one-hour rum swizzle party with hors d’oeuvres, plus two bicycles, which can be borrowed at any time.