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Kaya Finlandia 5, 0000aa Kralendijk, Bonaire St. Eustatius and Saba

#2 of 10 B&Bs and inns in Kralendijk

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Review Score

Based on 83 hotel reviews

9.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.7

  • Comfort

    9.3

  • Location

    9.1

  • Facilities

    9.3

  • Staff

    9.8

  • Value for money

    9.2

  • Free WiFi

    9.1

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  • Reviewed: November 2, 2018

    9.6
    Best Place to Star in the Island!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    We just had a few days on the Island but this place was just perfect. So cozy and Audrey and her husband are amazing! If you are looking for a non mainstream place to stay, you’ll feel welcomed here!

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: September 5, 2018

    10
    Everything about Casa Calexico is great!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Studio
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing!

    Everything about Casa Calexico is great! Jan and Elke are amazing hosts, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and very very helpful! They go out of their way for the guests. The property itself is homely with a lovely beachy feel. Perfect holiday atmosphere. I loved my little cottage with its outdoor kitchen and hammock. I didn’t rent a car but had no problem getting to the grocery store or downtown as they are a few steps away.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: April 6, 2018

    10
    Excellent. Highly recommended.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Studio
    • Stayed 7 nights

    - Can't think of anything

    - Perfect location. Quiet area, but still very close to the airport, beaches & city centre (walking distance) - Nice atmosphere & ambience - Clean, fully equipped room - The management (Jan and Elke) are very helpful and do the utmost to make all the guests feel at home

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: December 21, 2017

    10
    Hidden gem
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    One recommendation: Consider including mini bath items & extra beach towels in the room.

    Hosts were incredibly hospitable! They greeted us, offered us beers and showed us snorkeling sites and local restaurants on the map. They were very patient with us as we asked loads of questions.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: November 14, 2017

    9.2
    Jan and Elke are super nice and helpful, they explain the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Jan and Elke are super nice and helpful, they explain the whole island to you. Supermarkets and the center of Kralendjik are very close (but we recommend to rent a car for your trip).

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: November 13, 2017

    9.6
    Wonderful Guesthouse, Great Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Greeted warmly by Jan & Elke on arrival they sat us down with a map and told us all about Bonaire. We visited nearly all of their suggestions (restaurants, beaches, snorkel spots, etc) and all were amazing. We also rented a car with their help and were told we could have booked our diving through them as well. They really want all of their guests to have the best time in Bonaire. Casa Calexico is in a wonderful location close to the main town of Kralendijk (less than a 10 minute walk to the main boulevard and all the bars and restaurants). It's facilities are beautiful too- lovely outdoor kitchen area to cook/BBQ your meals, a small saltwater pool to cool off in and hammocks to laze away the day. The rooms are clean and cool (all have A/C & fans) and the beds comfortable. Dive locker available if you have any gear to store and safes in the room for you belongings. Would recommend this place to everyone and hope to come back soon! Kirsten & Bruce x

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: October 30, 2017

    8.8
    Casa Calexico made us feel home in a Tropical Paradise.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Casa Calexico made us feel home in a Tropical Paradise. The accomodation is clean, has a nice design, good airconditioning, and the porch with hammock was exactly what you need after a day in the ocean. The new hosts Elke and Jan really understand their job. Some examples already at the airport a cab was waiting for us, without asking they just arranged it for us. We arrived late, a breakfast for the next morning was already waiting for us in the refrigerator. Also during our stay they were always available for our questions.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: September 25, 2017

    10
    The apartments are well located, close to the airport and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The apartments are well located, close to the airport and the city center. Jan and Elie are excellent, gave us all the tips, friendly, they had patience with our terrible English kkkk. Loved our stay, loved Bonaire and will definitely be back! Thank you Jan and Elie see you soon! God bless you

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: August 25, 2017

    10
    Ideal place for relaxing
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Excellent location on a quiet little street less than 10 minutes walk to the downtown restaurants, a couple of supermarkets and a number of dive shops, car rent is around the corner. The owner was very friendly and helpful in suggesting good options for restaurants, sightseeing on the island etc. The guest house is very cosy and has its own style.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: April 20, 2017

    7.9
    Cosy accommodation on walking distance from the centre of Krallendijk.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The size of the swimming pool is limited too small to swim some strokes.

    A spacious accommodation with a small kitchen on a pleasant shaded terrass at walking distance from the centre of Krallendijk.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: April 10, 2017

    10
    Audrey has been very helpful to us!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Audrey has been very helpful to us! She knows everything on the island (a big thumb up for the foodtruck on the beach near the airport :)) and she warmly welcomes you. Thanks again !

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: March 24, 2017

    10
    This truly is, " Your guesthouse on Bonaire
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Audrey and Joop were delightful hosts. They were always available and attentive when we needed them. Casa-Calexico is a cool, funky, comfortable and relatively inexpensive spot to unpack and chill. It is also in a great location and a short walk to some of Bonaire's best restaurants, shopping diving and snorkeling sites. It was Audrey's detailed explanation on our first stay with her and Joop of what Bonaire had to offer including the best restaurants, sites and tips on how to get around that brought us back a second time...with our friends, who loved it, too.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: March 19, 2017

    10
    Our perfect stay on Bonaire
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 11 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing

    A very relaxed place in Kralendijk. Audrey and Joop a very helpful and friendly. The design of the apartment as well as the bathroom is the perfect match between stylish and layedback. The bed was so comfortable ;) We hope that we can come back.... Hang loose Raik and Christine

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: December 14, 2016

    10
    absolutely fabulous <3
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 15 nights

    Dat het zo ontzettend snel voorbij was en dat Joop ons gewoon weg bracht naar het vliegveld... Ookal moesten we bijna een beetje huilen...

    Joop en Audry zijn gewoon hele lieve en spontane mensen. Alles is tot in de puntjes verzorgd zonder dat het een stijve bedoeling wordt. Stijlvol sfeervol fantastische omgeving en geweldige mensen. Beste-vakantie-ooit!

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: September 20, 2018

    10
    Great place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Studio
    • Stayed 9 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Very cosy, feels like home

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: May 31, 2018

    10
    Totally wonderful and made an excellent diving vacation perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Studio
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

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    The entire set up was perfect. Hosts were amazing Facilities were ideal and it was always spotlessly clean

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: March 8, 2018

    10
    Perfect Adress on Bonaire
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing

    The hospitality, location everything was perfect

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: January 2, 2018

    9.2
    Great stay. Everything as described. Highly recommended!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Great stay. Everything as described. Highly recommended!

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: February 22, 2017

    10
    Love the location, owner, rooms & kitchenette.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Love the location, owner, rooms & kitchenette. Would definitely stay again. Very clean and comfortable -- a great vibe to the place as well.

    Stayed in January 2017

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  • Reviewed: March 29, 2016

    10
    The guest house is set up with great style and layout.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The guest house is set up with great style and layout. You are picked up from the airport and greeted very warmly by the host. They are a very friendly couple. You have great private space in a quiet location that is still only a few minutes from the beach. The beds are VERY comfortable. It really makes you feel at home. We had a great stay!

  • Reviewed: March 25, 2016

    8.3
    Our visit and experience was consistent with other earlier...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Perhaps it's a local trade tradition not to put soap in the bathroom, as it's the same at our next Caribbean guesthouse. We'll know next time. And as it seems a bit of a 'make up your own room' culture, so having a broom handy to sweep out the dust and sand would be useful. Minor things.

    Our visit and experience was consistent with other earlier positive reports, and this reliability is a very important attribute. Airport pick up and drop off much appreciated. Lovely wooden home and rooms, with a mature garden and a perfect dipping pool. All went very smoothly even on a weekend when Audrey and Joop were elsewhere on the island to participate in a kitesurfing competition. Very private and quiet front room with its kitchen outside, fridge stocked with a breakfast 'starter kit'. Pleasant walk to town centre. Favourite hints from Audrey - Windsock beach for turquoise water and fish, Gio's for ice cream and coffee, and the best bicycle rental in town.

  • Reviewed: March 19, 2016

    9.2
    It was really nice relaxed and quiet.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    It was really nice relaxed and quiet. The room was clean and friendly. There was storage for the dive kit, a safe in the room. Audrey was very helpful, organising dive trips and everything we needed. It's perfect if you like your independence.

  • Reviewed: March 17, 2016

    10
    Audrey, our host, was exceptional and charming.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The only thing we didn't like was that we had to leave...;-)

    Audrey, our host, was exceptional and charming. She arranged to have us picked up at the airport and when we arrived at Casa-Calexico she took a few moments to orient us and tell us about the best restaurants, the closest dive shops, where to rent a car, etc., which we really appreciated. Casa-Calexico is ideally located near the airport in a very friendly, safe, residential area that is within a short walk to the ocean, downtown Kralendijk, to grocery stores, car rental, bars, the best restaurants and dive opportunities. The bedroom was comfortable and the bed was really comfy. The bathroom is modern and had great water pressure and was a good size. We really liked the outdoor kitchen, eating area and porch where we liked to spend most of our time soaking up the vibe. We also liked the facilities to support divers like the drying lines, secure lockers and rinse station. This is a very friendly, cool, funky, compact complex that I think everyone will thoroughly enjoy as much as we did. Thank you Audrey and Joop for being such gracious hosts! We had a wonderful stay. We will be back.

  • Reviewed: October 16, 2015

    10
    Audrey picked us up at the airport and welcomed us at Casa...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    N/a

    Audrey picked us up at the airport and welcomed us at Casa Calexico with a free drink and lots of very good tips for restaurants, bars, events, beaches and snorchel sides. That was very nice and extremely helpful. She was on the phone for a while to organize a rental car for us which wasn't easy at Regatta week! The rooms are very nice, clean and very conveniently furnished. They have nice wooden shelfs, a comfy bed and even a safe. Audrey installed an anti-mosquito thing in the room and there are really no insects in the room. Outside they loved me though (buy mosquito spray!). The outside kitchen is very nice, includes everthing you need and is very nice to sit in during breakfast or dinner. We went out though almost every evening as there are many nice restaurants in walking distance.

  • Reviewed: September 3, 2015

    10
    Audrey and Joop, the owner, were extremely friendly and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Audrey and Joop, the owner, were extremely friendly and supportive. The Pick-up Service, the welcoming, the accommodation everything was just perfect! I could definitly recommend this accomodation for everybody who is not interested in "Mainstream-Accommodations"!!!! It was a perfect place for us to chill and to calm down!!!

  • Reviewed: March 14, 2015

    10
    Unique experience !
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Loved everything about this place ! Hint: if staying on Bonaire, bring some bug spray. Since the island has pooling of water after rains- some Mosquitos. This applies to staying @ any property on Bonaire.

    Unique experience ! A private property with 4 guesthouses. Bedroom (with deluxe, thick, comfy king size mattress ) & ensuite washroom are nicely air conditioned. But the kitchen, dining table & relaxing hammock are outdoors! Loved it ! Kitchen very well stocked! Also some basics provided in fridge-nice touch! Even supplied Saran wrap, foil, etc. Propane BBQ. Cute, clean swimming pool for guests to share. Super location ! Close to everything! They pick you up @ the airport! Can arrange for a vehicle to use. And offer to book your restaurant & tour trips for you! Thank you Audrey & Yope!

  • Reviewed: February 26, 2015

    10
    Audrey and Joop were fantastic hosts, and have created a...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Audrey and Joop were fantastic hosts, and have created a really cool place to stay. All the little touches, and the thought to detail make Casa Calexico a special place which I would totally recommend. You will not be disappointed.

  • Reviewed: January 11, 2015

    10
    The location was excellent, close to the beaches, shops and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    There were tons of mosquitoes, so be prepared.

    The location was excellent, close to the beaches, shops and restaurants in Kralendijk. The owners were extremely kind and helpful, they gave us lots of useful information what to do and see on the island. The apartment was clean and well-equipped. Every room has a modern, stylish and separate tropical kitchen. So briefly, we really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Reviewed: January 1, 2015

    10
    I really liked that there was hot water, because I don't...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    I really liked that there was hot water, because I don't have it in my own home. The outside kitchen was really nice, because you don't have the smell of the food in your room.

  • Reviewed: April 28, 2015

    8.3
    Well equipped kitchen and large fridge.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The beds are too soft

    Well equipped kitchen and large fridge. Nice equipped rooms and very helpful hosts!

  • Reviewed: April 8, 2015

    10
    Very kind owners, helped us lot to make the most of our stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very kind owners, helped us lot to make the most of our stay. Perfect location close to town.

  • Reviewed: January 20, 2015

    10
    Friendly chilled out atmosphere and gardens were amazing!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Friendly chilled out atmosphere and gardens were amazing!

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