Just got home after spending a week 17th to 24th October 2013. I read all the reviews on here before we went and ignore any of the negative reviews, there is only a few but don't let them put you off. We have always done long haul holidays so we wasn't expecting much. Very impressed. We went self catering as we don't like being on a time scale when out and about exploring the area having to get back for evening meals etc and being able to eat wherever we fancied. Our apartment was better than we expected and bigger. There was myself and my husband and 2 children aged 7 and 5 and this was more than big enough. The kitchenette had an electric 2 ring hob, decent size fridge, can and bottle opener, blender, juicer, tea pot, pots and pans, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea towel. Air con was good and the bedroom had a seperate digital control so you could adjust the temp in there without the kids getting too cold/warm. In the bedroom there was our own wardrobe with shelves and a safe. Dressing table and 2 bedside tables. The main living area had 2 sofa beds which were big enough for adults to sleep on, dining table and chairs and a flat screen tv. There is no remote for the tv when you arrive to your room but you pay €10 at reception as a deposit and then at the end of your stay you take it back and then get your €10 back. At a guess people have knicked them in the past. Our room was in block 5 and room 5005 on the ground floor looking out onto the main pool and was an excellent location. The room looks very modern and I would guess only been revamped within the last 10 or so months and spotless. We never at at the hotel but speaking to others around the pool it seemed very reasonably priced. Kids has slush which was €1.85 and a beer was €3. On the harbour you would pay between €2 and €3 for a beer so for a hotel we didn't think it was too bad. Thomson reps were excellent and did loads for the kids as well as the adults and were always around it you needed anything, 10/10 for their hard work. Hotel staff excellent and very helpful too. Bar staff excellent and very hard workers, so friendly and never seem to expect a tip but when you do leave them one they are extremely grateful an even if you left 50 cents they can't thank you enough. The splash pool for the kids was great, my two thought it was the best thing ever with lots of water slides and the water was very shallow too. The water did seem very cold when you started paddling but once you was in it was fine and being October you would expect this. There was a indoor pool but we was happy to be outside. If you are thinking of eating out then try The Rope & Anchor a British pub and the food is excellent value for money, approx €30 for the four of us with drinks too. Down the road from the hotel is a BIP supermarket selling all british brands as well as local food and fresh bread baked daily. This is cheaper than the Spar shops. Even cheaper is Eroski in Calla Millor but if you are not into walking far then if you get the local open top city bus from near BIP this will take you into Calla Millor for €1.85. Where the bus stops cross the road and turn left at the T junction and you will see Eroski on your left. You can get a sliced loaf of bread there for 65cents and BIP will cost you €1.80. The orange sight seeing train is ok but going to calla millor you dont get to sightsee as it goes along the same route as the bus snd will cost you more than double. €10 for the four of us, kids enjoyec it but a bit of a rip off. Hope my review helps you and we will most definately stay at Bonaire again very soon I hope.
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