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“Such a relaxing trip!” 5 of 5 stars
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Poinsettia Avenue | Sunset Crest, 24015, Barbados   |  
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Such a relaxing trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Great location, the proprietor was so helpful and friendly and gave us plenty of tips of things to do. Rooms are clean and the beds are possibly the most comfortable I have slept on. Perfect for a young couple on their first trip to Barbados!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

We stayed in studio 2 for 10 days. Let me start by saying pictures do not do justice to this place, it's much prettier and brighter. Excellent location close to the stores, beach and a huge variety of restaurants inclusing thai, indian, chinese and a big bunch of bajan spots. Surfside beach bar 5 minutes walk serves excellent cocktails. Sean, one of the two owners is extremely friendly and very thoughtful - genuinly very nice person and knows how to run his business. On a second day of our stay he brough a little cooler and a backpack for us to use while out stay. The Studio is extremely clean and he looks after it every day and makes sure he's there to help. He also called and made arrangements for us for the activities we wanted to do, which actually was way cheaper than when we called places ourselves- he tries to help out in any possible way.

The beds are very comfortable and studio has everything you can possibly need. Very nice to sit in the garden in the evening and listen to the birds, tropical frogs and crickets.

Sean also helped us get a rental car which allowed us to explore the whole island, but after seeing it all in one day you will realise that Holetown Casa De Leo apartments is the spot to be. It's also very close to 1st and 2nd streets where every Sunday locals get together for some music, drinks and karaoke - very entertaining experience!

Recommend to everyone, you will not regret! Book soon as there are a number of repeat customers that book by month at a time for a year ahead.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

A great place to stay. I think one useful thing I can say about Casa De Leo is that their website gives a fair and honest impression of what the apartments are like. They don't, say, claim to be super luxurious, or that they come with a view of the beach. But they are, as you might assume, clean and sweet and well appointed.

One of the best things about the apartments are the owners, Sean & John, who are very friendly and helpful. Sean would run out of his apartment pretty much every morning to open and close the gate for us so that we didn't need to get out of the car--totally unnecessary, but a really nice thing to do! John, as well as being very reassuring during the pre-visit admin (emailng maps and so on), mailed a jacket back to me that I'd left in the wardrobe.

The apartments are a few minutes walk from a little mall, which contains a fairly large supermarket and some other shops. (The immediate environment is not especially picturesque.) If you go over the main road that runs around the island, you get to a decent beach. (Although it's not completely necessary, it might be useful to have a car so you can easily get to the quieter beaches a bit further north.) There's quite a lot of restaurants and bars within a short walk, including Just Grillin'.

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

I rented-out all three accommodations in Casa de Leo for about 10 days and could not have been happier with the set-up. All are immaculate and well appointed, the bedrooms are very bright and the overall facilities are very well kept. The owners are very friendly and their personal attention to detail and your needs is commensurate with, if not superior to, four-start standards.

The location is in Sunset Crest, and this area provides everything one would need, everything except a cheap package tourism disco scene. The beach is very nice, and the beach-accessible reef (complete with wreck) is the nicest on the coast. Sunsets on the beach are perfect.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

Having longed to return to Barbados after a 12 year break, this time we considered self-catering as we had researched hotels and found them to be quite expensive. We came across the Casa de Leo Apartments' website and decided to 'phone John direct. We were afforded a very pleasant and courteous conversation with him and just knew that this is where we wanted to stay.

Upon arrival, we received a very warm welcome from both John and Sean, joint owners, and we were delighted with our 2-bedroomed accommodation. It was spacious, clean and very comfortable. A good sized bathroom, very well equipped kitchen and lovely crisp linen on the beds. Masses of storage space, too. There is an outside covered patio dining area - fantastic when eating in the evening - leading to a small private garden with a further table and chairs and sun loungers. During our stay, Sean looked after the apartment very well and we felt really spoilt with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Both he and John were extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Sean's constant hard work around the delightful grounds made us feel exhausted just watching him!!

Casa de Leo Apartments are in the lovely Sunset Crest area of Holetown on the beautiful West Coast. The area has a feel of exclusivity about it. There is a well stocked supermarket a pleasant, short, 5 mins walk away, and lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance, too. Speitstown, approx 6km away, is a lovely place to visit, although very limited eating places, but you almost get a sense of going back in time.

There are some great places to visit around the island and although we saw many changes since our last 2 visits during the '90's - not all for the better - it's still a wonderful place to be. The people are courteous and very laid back and happy to chat and the drivers are probably the most considerate you'll ever come across.

We have recommended Casa de Leo Apartments to friends, but we will definitely return. Thank you John and Sean, we look forward to seeing you in the future.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

Casa de Leo is in a quiet residential area of nice homes. At $110 a night, this was a bargain in a normally expensive area. You can easily walk to beaches, restaurants and shops, including a supermarket. The grounds are attractive, with lots of nice plants and flowers.

The room itself is not large, but well laid out with a high bajan style ceiling which added to the feeling of space. The kitchen area is modern and clean looking with everything you need (fridge, stove, microwave, etc). The king size bed was very comfortable. There is a small satellite TV, and a CD player with radio. There's no kitchen table, but you can eat off the two small tables or outside in the pleasant sitting area.

You can also have access to a beach club, though we'd didn't make use of it. (Lying in the sun beside a pool is not our thing.) Add in the friendly and helpful staff, and you've got a perfect place to stay in Holetown!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

I stayed at Casa De Leo Apartments in the studio room, which was very clean and functional. Being set within the Sunset Crest development, we felt a striking sense of quality and exclusivity. What made this a memorable experience was the level of service and attention we received from Sean who is the Caretaker/Owner of the apartments. He was kind enough to take us for a guided tour around the area so we were familiar with the local amenities and really made us feel welcome in our stay. I am a frequent traveller and have stayed at some of the best Hotels in the Carribean. These apartments offered something different in the sense it felt alot more personalised rather than generic which hotels can feel like. It didn't have gym spa and all the flash facilities you would find in 4 and 5 star hotels we have stayed in but has lovely accomodation and a level of service which is very difficult to match let alone beat! To me that's what sets these apartments apart from other holiday apartments I have stayed in and this in my eyes is a truly 5 Star venue in every sense of the word! Mr Ashley and Liya Fateh

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Poinsettia Avenue | Sunset Crest, 24015, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two studios and a two bedroom apartment newly developed in 2005 in the established West Coast area of Sunset Crest, Holetown, St James. Located in a cul-de-sac only minutes stroll from beaches, bars, restaurants and shops. Free daytime use of the swimming pool at The Beach House Restaurant. Apartments are air conditioned and comfortably furnished, including fully equipped kitchens for those occasions when visitor don't want to eat in the excellent local restaurants. ... more   less 
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Casa De Leo Apartments Barbados/Saint James Parish

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