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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Staid here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. Room is large with a kitchen and nice and clean. Bed was comfy. Took one star off for lack of services in the hotel. It is basically just rooms and a dock at the back with a small bar that seems to just offer coffee in the morning, not any kind...

Thank Sean M
Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sean, Many thanks for the great review. We are glad that you enjoyed the spaciousness and comfort of your room. As there are many great restaurants and bars nearby, not having these services on site maintains a quieter ambiance for our guests.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This little hotel is in a great location, close to everything, but nice a quiet when you're ready for sleep. The rooms are comfy, clean, and have everything you need if you want to make yourself some meals. The staff are extremely helpful with calling water taxis, giving advice in things to do, and suggesting places to eat or companies...

Thank Lori Q
Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lori Q, Many thanks for the wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your travel experience and are pleased to hear that our staff helped make your stay a pleasurable experience. Please visit us again in the near future.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed here for one night and the hotel was quite nice with a very comfy bed. However, we booked an ocean view with a balcony and were placed on the ground floor beside the dock and the bar. A bit expensive we thought but well placed and friendly staff. Very clean.

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Vacaville, California
Reviewed 6 February 2017

When visiting Bocas one has to understand that you won't find any Marriotts or Westins or Intercontinentals. It just wouldn't be the same vibe if they were here, so that's a good thing. Tropical Suites is the Best hotel in the area. It is clean, has Very helpful staff, generous accommodations (ours came with an equipped kitchen), has over the...

Thank Mauibird
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at this hotel in the 2 bedroom penthouse. It is likely the nicest hotel in town but only a 3 star in North America. Most of the town is hostels so this looks like a palace in comparison. Penthouse is nicely decorated but only access is by elevator. They give you a cell phone to call...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was the perfect end to our trip (we spent 7 days in Costa Rica prior to arriving). The room was very clean with comfortable beds. I didn't encounter the unfriendly staff like other reviewers. The staff actually went above and beyond to help us find restaurants, book trips, order ice from the grocery store when it was out, etc....

Thank carlosdanger8
Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carlos, We are very pleased that you enjoyed the room and to hear that our team went above and beyond to assist you during your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to see you back in Bocas in the near future. All the best, Tropical Suites Team

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The room was comfortable and clean but the staff needs to be more helpful and friendly. Every question we had was answered vaguely and we even speak Spanish so it was not a language barrier. The a/c was nice and cold and the bathroom shower was spacious in the Star Suite we were in but there was no place to...

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Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the room and amenities. Our team takes great pride and effort in providing an exceptional customer service, so please accept our apologies if the answers to your questions seemed vague. Some of our newer employees are receiving training so that they are...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Really enjoyed our stay here. It is definitely the nicest hotel in Bocas Town. Very clean, staff was nice and helpful, there was security at night. We stayed in 2 different rooms, one over the water and one looking over the town, and enjoyed both, more interesting to sit on your balcony on the town side. You can call a...

Thank LJM5005
Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the wonderful review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our sea view and island side rooms. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we appreciate you taking the time to share your travel experience. Tropical Suites Team

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Tropical Suites with my family for a couple of days during Christmas. The hotel itself is rather small which gives it a more of a "homey" feeling and the entire staff is warm, kind and helpful. The rooms are spacious and some of them are equipped with a kitchenette. However, all of the rooms have their own balcony....

Thank Fredrik A
Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fredrik, Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. We are delighted that you enjoyed the room and the service, as our team works hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience. Please visit us again next holiday season. All the best, Tropical Suites Team

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

After having some problems with the reservation in the beginning everything ended up very positive. The manager was friendly and tried to solve the problems without any discussion. The hotel itself is nice, clean, has big rooms and a very good location. The stuff is friendly and helpful. I can recommend to come here as it is the best place...

Thank Bernd S
BocasHotel, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bernd S, Thank you so much for the kind words and the 5 star review! Reviews are so important to our business but a pleased guest is even more impactful to the staff! Thank you again and safe travels from the Tropical Suites Team!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical Suites is a modern oceanfront hotel located in the heart of Bocas del Toro. Resting on a tranquil Caribbean shoreline, the property is close to many over the water restaurants, shops and attractions. The hotel's comfortable and spacious suites feature a panoramic view of the Caribbean waters or​ ​the island's ​tropical ​landscape.​ Amenities include private balconies, air conditioning, 24 hour front desk and water access from​ ​the hotel's private dock​. Nearby attractions include beaches, snorkeling, dolphin watching, zip-lining, diving and surfing. Tours and activities may be arranged through the hotel's front reception. Guests may choose to include breakfast with their room rate. The property is a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride from the Bocas Town island airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tropical Suites Hotel

Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $108 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Tropical Hotel Bocas Town
Tropical Suites Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Bocas Town
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
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“Get an ocean front if you can”
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“Has to be overlooking the bay and not town.”
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“ocean view isnt better.....”
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“A balcony overlooking the sea is a must”
 of 5 bubbles Mark_Bath_UK, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid first floor rooms that face the front. No privacy there. All other rooms OK. But the ones facing the water are magnificent!”
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