Guest FAQs

COVID PCR testing at the Hamilton PrincessSo that you can make the most of your time with us, we are pleased to share that hotel guests can now undertake their on-island PCR COVID-19 testing on site. This is provided in conjunction with the Bermuda Hotel Association to ensure that visitors to our beautiful island can stay safe and keep their waiting times to a minimum.
Testing is currently available from 8:00am to 12:00pm on Monday to Thursday and 8:00am until 11:00am on Friday through Sunday.


SafeKey is required to attend any indoor events or activity during which masks can be removedA SafeKey is required to attend any indoor events or activity during which masks can be removed. These activities include: indoor dining, bars, clubs, sports clubs, gyms, fitness facilities and spas. SafeKeys will also need to be presented to board boats with more than 20 people on board and for large gatherings.
Links to SafeKey certificates will be shared alongside on-island test results for visitors’ use and convenience and will be renewed with each new test result. Find out more on gov.bm here »


Please Note: all travellers aged 2 and older must apply for and complete a Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorisation 1-3 days prior to arriving in Bermuda. As part of this, they must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than four days before arrival in Bermuda. The day of testing is day 0.

Test results must be entered as part of the online travel authorization process and be presented upon arrival in Bermuda.

Visitors without a pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation and enter Bermuda. Children aged 2-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveller must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

AZOVA has partnered with the Bermuda Tourism Authority to offer convenient at-home COVID-19 testing for safe travels to Bermuda – find out more here »


When do I have to wear a mask?

A mask must be worn at all times when moving through public indoor areas of the hotel, such as the hallways and the lobby. When visiting a restaurant indoors, a mask must be worn whenever you are not at your table. Guests do not need to wear masks when outdoors.


What health and safety protocols is the Hamilton Princess implementing?

New health and safety protocols, in line with local government guidelines have been installed, with hotel staff briefed and trained in new procedures. Some of these measures include temperature checks for everyone entering the property, physical distancing markers and table placement, masks required throughout indoor and outdoor public spaces and a maximum of two guests in elevators at any time.

In your room, you will find your wellness kit which including masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and disinfecting wipes.  Hand sanitiser stations have also been placed in key areas throughout the hotel for your convenience.

The new operational standards being implemented at Hamilton Princess and at Fairmont properties across North & Central America were developed and vetted by a team of expert advisors to ensure maximum efficacy in preventing the spread of all viruses and pathogens, including COVID-19, with oversight by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification; Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security & fellow with the Infectious Diseases Society of America; and Ruth Petran, Ph.D., CFS, Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety and Public Health, for Ecolab, global leaders in cleaning and hygiene, and trusted advisors to the CDC. The hotel has also achieved the All Safe Certification. For additional information on Hamilton Princess’ and Accor’s commitment to helping its community stay safe and stay well, please visit www.ALLSafeAndWell.com.


How does this affect housekeeping during our stay?

Your room – in addition to public areas – will be carefully cleaned by our specially trained, professional housekeepers during your stay – every three days – using EPA registered disinfectants that have proven effective in preventing the transmission of all viruses and pathogens, including Covid-19.

However, guests must not remain in the room during cleaning. If you would like to opt out of your housekeeping or make a note of when you will be out of the room, please call the Front Desk. Turndown service is not available at this time.

As an additional precaution, guest rooms will be left vacant for a minimum of 48 hours after being used for a stay, prior to a deep clean before new arrivals.


What happens if I feel unwell during my stay?

If you feel unwell, please call the Guest Services Manager by dialling ‘0’ and let us know your symptoms.

Hamilton Princess is utilising an innovative new service in partnership with AXA, a world leader in insurance and assistance, to provide complimentary medical support to in-house guests. Any guest with a non-urgent medical need can be put in touch with a medical practitioner over the phone for no cost. Currently available in English and French, the service will be available in German, Portuguese and Spanish by the end of the year.


How long do we have to self-quarantine?

Immunised travellers

  • Please note that this refers to those who have received both doses of a Bermuda recognised vaccine more than 14 days ago.
  • Immunised visitors who have a valid negative, pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result must quarantine at the resort until they receive a negative result from their arrival test (typically less than 24 hours) but can use the hotel facilities on site, including the restaurants, gym and pools. Please note that the Beach Club can only be accessed once a negative arrival test is received. Following the receipt of the negative arrival test, travellers are free to roam freely and do not have to quarantine – although additional tests in town (the cost of which is included in the Travel Authorisation form) must be taken on days four and ten.
  • Please note: Children aged 17 and under are not required to be immunised; however, children 2 and up are required to follow the same testing protocols as their parents while on island. Non-immunised children aged 17 or under assume the status of their adult companions.
  •  If you are a returning, immunised resident and do not take a pre-arrivals test, you must quarantine for four days.

Non-immunised travellers

  • Unvaccinated travellers to Bermuda must take a pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test in order to travel to the island. Once here, they will be required to quarantine in accommodations for 14 days, wearing an electronic monitoring device and a red wristband. They will be required to remain at their accommodation for the full period. The only tests they must have on island are the arrival test and their day 14 test.
  • Unvaccinated returning residents must quarantine for 14 days on their arrival back in Bermuda under the same conditions as above. They may quarantine at home if they are able to do so alone, unless they have a medical exemption. If they are not able to do so, then they must stay in paid accommodation for the duration.

To find out more information, please visit: https://www.gov.bm/are-you-unimmunised


Are the restaurants open?

Yes!

In accordance with local government guidelines table sizes are currently limited to ten people. Drinks can be ordered from the bar but only by seated patrons.

Guests who have both a negative pre-arrival and arrival PCR test may eat at any of the hotel’s outlets, indoors or outdoors. Please be aware, though, that you may not sit indoors at offsite restaurants until you receive a negative day four test.

Crown & Anchor, our lobby restaurant with its stylish new veranda offer island favourites and classic pub fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week from 8am until late.

Drink in the view and enjoy the sophisticated drinks menu and elevated casual fare at our 1609 Bar & Restaurant. Enjoy island flavours and fresh seafood –  delivered straight to the hotel’s docks down below. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am until 11pm (last booking 9:45pm).

Marina Bar is the hotel’s newest addition. Serving refreshing cocktails and light bites from 1609, this is the perfect place to watch the sun go down. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am until late (last booking 9:45pm).

If you’re looking for something lighter, The Duchess Café and Gelateria is in the retail wing, opposite Exhale Spa. Offering freshly made pastries, a range of coffees and teas, it’s an excellent place to wake up. That’s not all, though: pick up a delicious lunch to go to enjoy in the Bermuda sunshine or treat the family to the crazy milkshakes or incredible cakes. The Duchess is open 7am until 4pm every day.

For a cosy night in, In-Room Dining is also available 7am until 11pm.


Are the pools open?

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has two pools – both of which are open for your enjoyment. Our spa pool, for adults only, is perfect for swimming laps, while our Infinity Pool is ideal for families and to spend your day unwinding while overlooking Hamilton Harbour. If you can’t bring yourself to leave the poolside, you’ll be glad to hear that poolside dining and bar service is available at both pools from 11am until 6pm.


Is the spa/gym open?

Our spa and gym facilities are open and following local guidelines with regards to social distancing. Exercise machines and classes are available to members and guests with physical distancing in place.


Can we go to the Princess Beach Club?

Yes! Our incredible, exclusive beach at Sinky Bay is ready for you. You can get there by taking one of our iconic pink and white jitneys, which have physical distancing in place, and run on a regular schedule. To find out the latest schedule, please ask Front Desk or check out our screens in the lobby.

Please note that the Beach Club can only be accessed once a negative arrival test has been received by our immunised travellers.