This was my eighth visit to Bonaire and my third stay at Hotel Roomer. This time I brought a group of 8 divers with me and we rented 6 of the 10 rooms.
As always, the property is sparkling clean, very well kept and completely casual and relaxed. Owners Martin and Nicole and their adorable daughter Noa make everyone feel welcome and pampered. If there was ever a family custom-made to run a small inn, this one is it! They are there to meet your every need without ever making you feel "hovered over."
Property security manager Senna makes her rounds and diligently watches out for the safety and security of the guests.
Each individual room is air-conditioned, with a safe, large closet or wardrobe and has a private en-suite bath with a large shower and modern fixtures. I love the individual flow-through hot water heaters in each shower. They allow you to individually adjust your water temperature and are very ecologically sound. Beds are either queen, king or multiple singles and are quite comfortable. Furnishings are simple, but not spartan, and the decor is tasteful and tropical without being overdone or trite. Nicole has a very good eye for color and balance, so there are some very nice touches in each room.
The patio, pool and bar areas are just lovely. The bar can get quite lively with both locals, tourists and ex-pats in the evenings. The restaurant menu is small but varied and the food is simply excellent. The roti (a traditional Antillean dish of chicken and vegetables wrapped in a large tortilla, shrimp creole, pork chops and (my favorite) chicken sate with peanut sauce are all excellent.
While Roomer is not oceanfront, it is conveniently located directly across the street from Belmar and the Belmar Dive Shop (a branch of Buddies).
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Restaurant Roomer Bonaire, Caribbean
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * small intimate resort* personal attention and service* perfectly located, close to (kite)-surf and dive spots* bar and restaurant in lush garden* pool with sunbeds* free internet* all rooms have flat screen TVs and aircon* free DVD player on request. ... more less