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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

In general this is a good hotel. It is located at the end of the.main street so its not too noisy even if the street is busy. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The staff was polite and willing to help. Breakfast was continental so toasts and cheese with coffee.

1 Thank Antonio M
Panama City, Panama
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Last Summer I visited Bocas with my Family(Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister & 1 Cousin) and looking for a well located, good quality but no so expensive option we stayed at Gran Hotel Bahia which was just a few steps away from our Landing Boat Pier. The Rooms are so spacious and well design that we just had room enough to... More 

Thank Dany_Carbone
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We stayed in two different hotels in Bocas. This one and also Hotel Bocas Town. Both properties locked the front door after about 9:00 pm. This was a little unnerving as it meant we were literally LOCKED IN!! the front door of the Gran Bahia Hotel had a very temperamental deadbolt and it took a few minutes of fiddling with... More 

1 Thank Gonetoghana2014
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Beautiful place with historic background, very nice and clean rooms, comfortable beds, warm water, perfect located and acceptable breakfast. Recommended to all who are tired of private hostel rooms with no comfort, old beds and loud neighbors next door. Allow yourself some comfort to more than affordable prices!

3 Thank funkyferdi
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

After spending one night in the horrible careening cay we moved to Bahia Hotel and it was a great surprised!. Rooms are nice and clean, with a very comfortable bed, AC working perfectly, clean bathrooms, nice tv. Everything you need! . Breakfast was very good, and is very well located, you can walks everywhere. We strongly recommend this place!

2 Thank Violetagrancelli
The Great State of Maine
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I had such high expectations for this hotel based on the photos on their website. And, I realize that those are professional photos, staged to make the rooms look their best. However, our bathroom did not in any way resemble the bathroom in the photo gallery on the website. First, It looked as if the person who put in our... More 

3 Thank LovingMaine
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I made a last minute booking during the Panamanian "festive season", so hotels were very difficult to obtain after New Year's celebrations. The receptionist over the phone was able to accommodate me for 2 of the 3 nights that I needed, so with little option, that's what I did. The owner Tito, graciously picked up my sister and I from... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Unfriendly service. Bugs in room. Very expensive for what it is. Stayed in a few hotels in Bocas. This was by far the worst value. Would not recommend to a friend. Went out of my way to write review so people would know not to stay.

3 Thank JewLion
SweetBocas, Gerente at Gran Hotel Bahia, responded to this review

Hello. I wrote directly to you a couple weeks ago, trying to find out, exactly, which room you were and what happened during your stay, but haven't received any further information from you. We would really like to know what did you experienced. Additionally, I, personally, ran an inspection of several rooms and haven't find bugs of any type, so... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Good hotel with clean and airy rooms and very good service.in the center of Bocas town. Staff is very helpful to find respectable tour operators. Price is reasonable for the size of the room. Overall a good value.

Thank ChiPete
Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We had a very nice stay at Bahia Hotel! I loved the big terrace upstairs with a view over the ocean (also where the breakfast buffet is served). The rooms were very clean and spacious! Safe, fridge to store own food/drinks, aircon, large bed and a great bathroom. The staff was nice and helpful. We had to go very early... More 

1 Thank AHL89

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is located at the Southern tip of Third (Main) Street, in a majestic antique wooden building, that has already celebrated its hundredth anniversary and is still standing firm despite the ravages of time and the destructive earthquakes of 1917 and 1991. Built in 1905, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the area. We offer the 18 most spacious and comfortable rooms, all of them with A/C, WI-Fi connection, Cable TV, safety boxes and private bathroom with hot shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Bahia

Address: Calle 3a. y Ave. A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $101 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bahia 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bahia Hotel Bocas Town
Gran Hotel Bahia Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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“I would choose rooms away from the street and on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 399patricial399, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“away from street at back of hotel; less noise”
 of 5 bubbles Coletteandphilip, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room on the second floor facing the side street, towards the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Stewart79, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Do not expect to sleep from 10 till 330 if La Iguana is open Do not take room 210 even though it is nice. It is only a few hundred feet fro the bar and it is on the street. The AC in room 203 was very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles fharild1, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All Rooms are Good but the 2nd Floor Rooms are closer to the terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles Dany_Carbone, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
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