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Tropical Suites Hotel

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We recently stayed six nights at the Tropical Suites. Florence and the rest of the staff took great care of us at this very clean hotel. Since we were new to Bocas, we relied on the staff for a lot of advice all of which they gave generously including helping us find a doctor when my wife became ill. Overall,...

1Thank Daniel T. C
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We recently went to Bocas for four days and stayed at Tropical Suites. We found the place everything that it was advertised as. Bocas town is a pretty beat up place, so it was nice to come back to the hotel in the evening and enjoy the nice rooms. It is on the pricey side for Bocas, but we felt...

1Thank SHJG2014
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 18 July 2014

It is a great hotel... safe, clean, neat very close to restaurants, pubs, shops. The staff is really helpful and polite. The rooms are large and clean. It is very close to everything you may need in Bocas. I highly reccomend it.

2Thank Carla F
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Tropical Suites was the highlight of Bocas Town. The employees all bent over backwards to please... all we had to do was ask. Probably the most helpful and unexpected was with travel arrangements by the manager... around the island, hotels, travel to David and Panama City. The only thing we found wrong with the room was the refrigerator... it worked...

2Thank Bill W
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 26 May 2014

My family and I stayed for 4 nites in the summer. We opted for the city views and it was always fun to watch. After seeing the ocean in every other place we stayed we found it interesting and not noisy on the city side. Very clean rooms. nicely decorated and helpful staff. Very nice owners. I would highly recommend...

1Thank 320Trisha320
New York
Reviewed 21 April 2014

First I want to cover Bocas del Toro and Panama City. It can be a complicated place to get in and out (and around) of and has many choices for activities and accommodations. Typically it is best to fly a major airline into Panama City, Panama - Tocumen Intl. (PTY), then drive across town in a taxi ($40) to Albrook...

15Thank vivrelemonde
tropicalsuites, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Vivrelemonde, Thank you very much for staying with us at Tropical Suites and taking the time to leave a review of the town and hotel. It seems there may have been some confusion about where you were staying with regards to the comment about a change in ownership or our daughter running the hotel. We have owned and operated...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed at Tropical Suites last year and loved it so we stayed there this year during our Bocas del Toro visit. This is the place to stay at in Isla Colon. The ocean view suites are worth the price. This time around I got to experience the hotel's great service. We experienced a blackout which I guess is not...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The airconditioning in room 7 did not work properly. As such, we got little sleep. We complained to the front desk. They did nothing to fix the AC but just argued that it was working fine. It did not work fine and nothing was done to correct the matter.

2Thank Bill C
tropicalsuites, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Bill C, We appreciate your feedback and would like to express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience that you experienced. It is unacceptable this matter was not promptly rectified. Our staff strive to deliver the highest service standards and an exceptional guest experience. This matter was discussed with the appropriate staff member and we are confident such a situation...

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We just returned from 6 nights at this hotel with our 12 and 14 year old children. While expensive by Bocas standards, it wasn't by US standards! We had the top floor Executive Suite which included 2 bedrooms and a big kitchen and living room. Best of all, a huge terrace overlooks the water but none of the bedrooms overlook...

1Thank NIcoleLarry
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Just returned from a four night stay in Bocas at Tropical Suites. Everything was perfect. From the time of check in until we left. It was clean and well maintained. The front desk had the most pleasant ladies who helped with everything from taxis to reservations. I will return here again.

2Thank qjoan

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $111 - $202 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
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“Second floor ocean side.”
Bugsy2, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get an ocean front if you can”
Tripzilla, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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”
Mark_Bath_UK, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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