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All reviews starfish suite place to stay in town bocas del toro ocean view buena vista water taxi front desk staff full kitchen nicest hotel highly recommend this hotel hotel is in a great location air conditioning mini fridge beach towels bars and restaurants breakfast was included
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Tropical Suites is, as the reviews say, an excellent choice: clean, spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned, with good beds, and well-equipped (including for basic cooking). Make sure your coffeemaker and mini fridge are on and working!

The hotel has friendly bilingual staff who will recommend or arrange outings or restaurants.

My room faced the waterfront, which I recommend for the views of water, islands, and boats. (Although be warned that even the waterfront side can be noisy and not private, especially on the first floor).

It is steps to grocery stores, restaurants, tour boats, and the airport, as the town consists of only a few blocks.

Two warnings. First, hotel staff should be asked to tell their recommended tour boats to Dolphin Bay to please not circle and chase the dolphins. Even the guidebooks mention this practice, presumably done for tourists' benefit.

Second, Bocas Town is not a likely ultimate destination. The town is hot and dirty (and unique to Panama has no potable water). There are limited points of interest, and - most of all - no swimming access. Some visitors may like the run-down reggae backpacker vibe and others may need to be based here for myriad reasons. But I recommend spending more time on the islands and using Tropical Suites Hotel when flying in and/or out.

Room tip: Waterfront view is worthwhile, probably upper floors are better.
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MayraM1305, Gerente at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

Dear RawFiness, Thank you for your recent visit to Tropical Suites! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the room and our hotel's facilities. Guests are often curious about our "town view" rooms, so sharing your experience is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Tropical Suites Team

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Reviewed 25 October 2018

great place, great staff, highly recommend it , only problem was next door where there is construction going on but no big deal, they are done by 4 pm, very clean , on the water, very helpful and kind staff

Room tip: rooms in the back face the water
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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MayraM1305, Gerente at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

Dear Mr. Luis,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Mayra Miranda-Manager

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 nights and it was wonderful! Book only a room with sea view. It is so great ! You are just 2 meters from the water.
The room is comfortable with kitchen ( which we did not use) nice bed and bathroom. The personnel is so kind and helpful. We highly recommend this hotel with excellent location.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MayraM1305, Gerente at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Guest Ygraif,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Mayra Miranda-Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best hotel in town, clean, spacious, well maintained and the staff is absolutely great. It has it's own dock which is great for water taxis and getting picked up for excursions. The hotel is in the perfect location very close, everything is less than 3 mins walk.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MayraM1305, Gerente at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Mrs Athene F,
Thank you for your recent visit to Tropical Suites! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the room and our hotel's facilities. We are very grateful to take a moment to sharing your experience is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Mayra Miranda-Manager

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Centrally located, super clean, spacious, friendly helpful staff - it’s one of the fanciest places to stay in Bocas town, which is otherwise mostly hostels, surfer crash-shacks, or just not as nice. If you want the hostel, surfer, or backpacker experience, this is the wrong place. So it was perfect for us. Scored down .001 of a star for having bad geometry on the TP rolls.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MayraM1305, Gerente at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Sr MysteriousGoober,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are glad you enjoyed our comfortable rooms. However, we do apologize for any inconveniences you encountered during your stay and will certainly have our head of departments improve upon these matters accordingly. We appreciate your patronage and hope to serve you once again.Mayra Miranda

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