This just in from The Reefs, a beachfront hotel in Southampton that was recently named the best resort in the Atlantic by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler: If the temperature in Bermuda fails to reach 68 degrees Fahrenheit, guests will receive 20% off all beverages for the day, and, if the sun is shining at 10 a.m. guests will receive a certificate for 10% off one spa treatment at its new La Serena day spa, good for stays until March 15 (for more go here). I’m all for hotel deals but this seems like a stretch, no? First of all let’s address the weather. If you plan on jetting to Bermuda this week or next, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be sipping discounted drinks—according to the Bermuda Weather Service, weekly highs are around 64 degrees Fahrenheit this time of year. But a stay in February or early March? Sorry Charlie. Methinks you’ll be paying full price for those rum swizzles. And as for the sun shining at 10 a.m., I’d say you’ve got a 50/50 chance to receive 10% off at the spa, which, if you sign up for a 60-minute relaxation massage, amounts to a savings of—wait for it, wait for it—ten bucks. Look, I’m not saying you shouldn’t stay at The Reefs during your Bermuda getaway. It’s a lovely hotel and if you’re at all into sunsets, well, you can’t go wrong (see above; that's the view from its outdoor terrace). But I think I’ve gotta call Howie Mandel on this one. Deal or no deal? I say no deal, Reefs.
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