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This boutique hotel on the outskirts of Hamilton is the epitome of Bermudian design and style. Comprising two 19th-century manor houses, the hotel is surrounded by lush orchards (guava, banana, avocado, and orange trees—and guests are allowed to pick fruit off them). Authentic details include an airy wraparound front porch with a swing and rocking chairs, a sunny glassed-in breakfast room with handsome Bermuda cedar tables, and a chandelier-clad sitting lounge with a brick fireplace and hardwood furniture. Rooms have all the touches of old-school Bermuda (like antique-styled lamps, hardwood furniture, and tufted armchairs) and most have kitchenettes with a microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, and wet bar. Continental breakfast is provided daily, as is complimentary red and wine white during evening happy hours. Ascots, its on-site restaurant, is a favorite off-the-grid hideaway among locals, but you’ll find much better dining options if you simply take a short walk to town.