Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Deal of the Day?

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.

1 comment:

  1. David,

    We appreciate your honesty in your article on our off-season weather guarantee. Our goal is to invite travelers to visit Bermuda and off-set any concerns they may have about cooler weather. We offered this guarantee not as a stand alone “deal” but as an added incentive that’s combinable with all of our special offers. Our rates include daily breakfast, afternoon tea and gourmet dinner for two, which add to the value of vacationing at this time of year. If your looking for the deal I'd recommend the Take 5 or the Winter Break packages that give you a night free. Then if the weather is bad there's a bright side at the bar.

    Thank you for your continued support of The Reefs and Bermuda Tourism.

    Link to our special offers:

    At your Service,

    Ben Tutt
    Managing Director The Reefs