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Hotel Bocas del Toro

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Picton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel - right on the water, middle of the action. This place is a classic - old wooden structure with a restaurant on piers over the water in the back. I would image that the rooms overlooking the street could be noisy if there is some festival - in any case, I would spring for the rooms in the...

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Middle of the action says it all! On the town side, you can watch bustling activity stroll on by. And on the water side, the never ending parade of boats coming and going from the islands. Where better to enjoy it all than in our hotel, restaurant and bar?

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here 5 nights with City view room. There is a bar across the street that is open all night. Even with ear plugs I could not sleep because of all the noise. Saturday was the worst. This hotel was pretty basic but very expensive especillay if you factor in the noise. Front desk staff were great. Breakfast OK.

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Journeys2017, We're sorry to learn that the thumpin' bumpin' music of Bocas town kept you awake. We see that your stay was in February, which may have coincided with Las Carnavales, the biggest party of the year in Panama. It's a cultural event that doesn't stop, night and day. No Sleep 'til Bocas, Panamanians love to party! If you're...

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely view from our balcony on the third floor . We could watch all the "action" happening on the Bay outside out room. Wooden walls, furniture with a nautical theme. Staff was friendly and helpful. Could not ask for a better place to stay.

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

We're always pleased to receive great comments about the view from our balcony rooms. Thanks for including yours. Enjoyable inside and out!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first vacationed in BDT in 2002, and my accommodation for 6 nights was Hotel Bocas Del Toro. I so fell in love with the island and this hotel that I bought my own private property on Isla Colón in 2007. This trip, in January 2017, I spent a few days on my property with my boyfriend, but because it...

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Teresa L, We're thrilled that Hotel Bocas del Toro was part of your original journey to Bocas, and that you've continued to create new, wonderful memories here. We're thankful you took the time to mention the staff by name. We'll make sure they know you wrote about them. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

London
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night in February. We had room 8 and it was lovely. Loved the wood panelling throughout the hotel. The room was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. I really liked the nautical theme. The staff were very chilled out and friendly. We would have stayed another night but they were fully booked. Just a small walk from...

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

We love that you love us! Thanks for mentioning how easy and close it is to catch a water taxi. Glad you found the decor charming, and enjoyed the crew.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great location looking right over the water. We visited with our 2 adult children and there was plenty of room in the large suite we had -- even had a terrace to watch the boats. Breakfast was fine and service was good. Price was reasonable. Lots of restaurants in town.

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Hi Reina S, Thanks for your detailed comments. The suite is great for families. Relaxing on the terrace and enjoying the view is so much fun. Hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice hotel right in middle of Boca town. Was happy to find 2 rooms there for the 4 of us for 3 nights, Thur, Fri, Sat. with no Reservation. Rooms were good to very good. One had great view of harbor with private deck. Not mine but my friends. But that was ok. Service in restaurant was slow at best...

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Robert Z, Thanks for your comments. We're pleased your group was happy to find accommodations, and one enjoyed a room with waterfront terrace & view. Glad you appreciated the front desk service and bar service.

St. Marys, Georgia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Right on the water in the center of Boca Town near all the places to eat and drink. It was all I had wanted a place to be on a bay. I enjoyed the sites from the dock and sitting at the bar on the street watching the world go by. For me it was perfect and filled all my...

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Jstein1, Thanks for sharing your experience in the center of it all. Thanks also for mentioning our quality service. Glad you enjoyed the rooms, the waterfront bar and the view.

Andes, New York, United States
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our spacious room #4, has a balcony & comfortable lounge chairs w/ table overlooking the water, perfect for sitting out at night, listening to the (abundant) nightlife and seeing the sunrise (much quieter ;-). Super comfortable king bed, fantastic shower & air conditioning made this a wonderful stay. We expected noise at night, after all, this is Bocas, a 'happening'...

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl T, Thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your room, from the bed to the shower to the balcony and view. Yes, Bocas town is known for it's nightlife, and we're in the center of it all!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is old but has charm and a central location. It is overpriced for the condition. The room was functional but not comfortable. The air conditioner did not reduce the humidity. However, the staff was very pleasant and helpful.

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Wold, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear teacherpam88, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. . We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our friendly and helpful staff . Because you booked with a travel agent we were not made aware of the rate you were charged. We offer online booking with competitive rates...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly upgrade high speed internet along with Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar honored as one of the "Top" Caribbean Bars in the best spots in the world on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List, ¨Cuisines & Bars, IPAPP. The Hotel consistently receives TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence". We've discovered that understated elegance in our Caribbean Wood Design and superior service are essential. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements. 2013 Hotel Bocas del Toro was chosen and featured in the Conde Nast Traveler January issue under ¨Caribbean Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨, for our commitment to Sustainable Tourism over the last 11 years. Bocas del Toro's oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar are unique to this island paradise. Eleven perfectly appointed nautically inspired rooms, displaying thirteen different types of exotic Panamanian hardwoods, custom built furnishings, some with ocean view or town balcony rooms. We invite you to join us for a memorable experience at the best sustainable boutique hotel in Bocas del Toro, Panama. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bocas del Toro

Address: #2 Calle | No 2 Calle, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 77777, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $123 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bocas del Toro 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Bocas Del Toro Hotel
Del Toro Bocas Town
Hotel Bocas Del Toro Panama - Bocas Town
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#4 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
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“Rooms on the water, third floor quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Cecilia1751, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you can get an ocean view, book it! But the regular rooms are still great”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for room on 2nd or 3rd floor at back overlooking Bay. Get's private Deck.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertZ822, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“One with balcony, overlooking boats, water.”
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“Great view over the water”
 of 5 bubbles K7507CLaliceg, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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