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Tropical Suites Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Owners that really care”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

The owners are expats who know the area perfectly and speak English. This is one of the only hotels with air-conditioning and a web presence. The rooms are huge and clean. The balconies have gorgeous views of the ocean and parts of the town. The docks that back on the hotel make getting to/from boats for day trips a breeze.
A power outage during our stay meant no water and no air-conditioning for two days. With no control over the situation, the owners did their utmost. They had the staff hand carry water to all the rooms during the cleaning to flush the toilets. They also put out coolers of drinks with ice for the guests. They even managed to get our large party one of the last dinner reservations available in the town.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Tybee Island, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Tropical Suites is the only place we stay in Bocas. I don't want to sound redundant from my past reviews but really these are the best accomodations in Bocas. Not only does the hotel offer the best amenities in town, but the staff makes their guests feel completely welcome and cared for.
Each time we return the hotel gets better and better.They are constantly updating the decor, bedding and linens, and the staff remains mostly the same smiling folks.(when the staff stays consistant from year to year, that is a statement in it's own right...) A truely wonderful place to enjoy Bocas Town.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

My husband and I traveled to Panama this summer for the first time. After a long day of flights, our luggage did not arrive in Bocas with us. The hotel staff at Tropical Suites was very proactive in working with the airline to get our luggage to us as soon as possible. Meersa (sp?) was especially dilligent in this endeavor. During our entire visit, the staff at Tropical Suites made us feel very welcome, and very special. Every morning, we were greeted with many smiles. Jamie and Chip did everything in their power to make sure we were comfortable, In addition, our room was kept very clean and stocked with necessities. For the price paid, we found an excellent amount of ammenities. The value for our dollar was very good! We were very happy with our stay at Tropical Suites! We would recommend it to anyone!

Room Tip: We stayed in an oceanview room. We were very happy there, although other guests mentioned that the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Jamie and Chip will bend over backward to make your stay a pleasure. Yes, they are pricey. Yes they're worth it. Clean, huge rooms. Great staff. Frosty A/C. Hot water. Can't think of a single negative.

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Seaside, California, United States
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

It's not often that the hotel you stay at during your vacation is one of the best memories. This is certainly the case with the week I spent with my friends at Tropical Suites.

The rooms are beautifully furnished, and though we had rooms on facing town instead of the ocean I'm glad of it - there's some great people watching to be had. The entire staff was wonderful, and accommodating when we needed them to be. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

The extras, though, is what really made the difference. The owners were so instrumental in making this vacation so great, and it probably couldn't have happened without them. Not only did they help set up all of our afternoon excursions, arrange our transfers between Tocumen and Albrook, but worked on our behalf with two different airlines to get the necessary tickets to get us to Bocas from Panama City. I really can't say enough good things about them - a real pleasure to work with them.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Tropical Suites Hotel
Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
Price range (per night): $123 - $202
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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 
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Tropical Hotel Bocas Town
Tropical Suites Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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