Aunt Nea’s Inn in St George takes its name from the ‘Odes to Nea’; a volume of romantic verse by Irish poet and guest Thomas Moore. He stayed here for a short while in 1804 and put quill to paper in admiration of Hester Louisa Tucker, a young woman living next door to the Inn.
All rooms are appropriately furnished with antiques and include four-poster, canopy or sleigh beds. Tray ceilings with exposed cedar beams, a classic feature of early Bermudian architecture, give Aunt Nea’s Inn a genuine historic atmosphere.
The accommodations consist of 10 guest rooms, 2 one-bedroom suites and the house of a former innkeeper. All have telephones, air conditioning, cable TV and private bathroom. The Inn operates a no smoking policy throughout. Wireless internet access is available in the lobby.
St George is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there’s a wealth of activities and sights at hand. Wander around the quaintly named streets that surround Aunt Nea’s and you’ll no doubt stumble across the Bermuda Perfumery and the Old Rectory. On your way into the town centre you can visit St Peter’s Church, one of the oldest churches in the world, or explore the role Bermuda played in the American Civil War at the Bermuda National Trust Museum.
The nearest beach is Tobacco Bay. It’s a lot less busy now since the big cruise ships stopped calling at St George (they now dock at Royal Naval Dockyard). You can walk there in about 15 minutes or get a taxi or minibus from Kings Square in the town centre. Fort St Catherine and St Catherine’s Beach lie just east of Tobacco Bay.
Getting around the island from St George is easy. Buses 1, 3, 10 and 11 go to the Central Terminal in Hamilton. From here you can catch a bus to any area of the island. Bus 6 also departs from St George and goes to St David’s Island. Attractions here include Carter House, the St David’s Lighthouse, and Clearwater Beach. In the summer ferries depart from St George for Royal Naval Dockyard (Orange Route).
Aunt Nea’s Inn is just 4 miles from the airport, so getting there and away by taxi is fairly cheap.