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Reviewed 26 February 2015

This former United Fruit Company office is renovated in the spirit of the town with colourful fabrics and original oak floors. The front desk staff helpfully provided some useful local knowledge regarding restaurants and tours. For $2 you can get a towel for a day trip to the beach. The hotel is convenient to everything in town, including a loud...

Thank slim_dusty
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2015

So, my boyfriend and I travelled into Panama and stayed in this hotel on a package we organized in Costa Rica. The rest of our trip was rustic so this was definitely a luxury to stay here. The location is central, but it's a small town so everything is. The hotel itself was beautiful, boutique-y and clean. The building is...

2Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

In general this is a good hotel. It is located at the end of the.main street so its not too noisy even if the street is busy. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The staff was polite and willing to help. Breakfast was continental so toasts and cheese with coffee.

1Thank Antonio M
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Last Summer I visited Bocas with my Family(Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister & 1 Cousin) and looking for a well located, good quality but no so expensive option we stayed at Gran Hotel Bahia which was just a few steps away from our Landing Boat Pier. The Rooms are so spacious and well design that we just had room enough to...

Thank Dany_Carbone
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed in two different hotels in Bocas. This one and also Hotel Bocas Town. Both properties locked the front door after about 9:00 pm. This was a little unnerving as it meant we were literally LOCKED IN!! the front door of the Gran Bahia Hotel had a very temperamental deadbolt and it took a few minutes of fiddling with...

1Thank Gonetoghana2014
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Beautiful place with historic background, very nice and clean rooms, comfortable beds, warm water, perfect located and acceptable breakfast. Recommended to all who are tired of private hostel rooms with no comfort, old beds and loud neighbors next door. Allow yourself some comfort to more than affordable prices!

3Thank funkyferdi
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 February 2014

After spending one night in the horrible careening cay we moved to Bahia Hotel and it was a great surprised!. Rooms are nice and clean, with a very comfortable bed, AC working perfectly, clean bathrooms, nice tv. Everything you need! . Breakfast was very good, and is very well located, you can walks everywhere. We strongly recommend this place!

2Thank Violetagrancelli
The Great State of Maine
Reviewed 1 February 2014

I had such high expectations for this hotel based on the photos on their website. And, I realize that those are professional photos, staged to make the rooms look their best. However, our bathroom did not in any way resemble the bathroom in the photo gallery on the website. First, It looked as if the person who put in our...

3Thank LovingMaine
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I made a last minute booking during the Panamanian "festive season", so hotels were very difficult to obtain after New Year's celebrations. The receptionist over the phone was able to accommodate me for 2 of the 3 nights that I needed, so with little option, that's what I did. The owner Tito, graciously picked up my sister and I from...

Thank texasjr
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Unfriendly service. Bugs in room. Very expensive for what it is. Stayed in a few hotels in Bocas. This was by far the worst value. Would not recommend to a friend. Went out of my way to write review so people would know not to stay.

3Thank JewLion
SweetBocas, Gerente at Gran Hotel Bahia, responded to this review

Hello. I wrote directly to you a couple weeks ago, trying to find out, exactly, which room you were and what happened during your stay, but haven't received any further information from you. We would really like to know what did you experienced. Additionally, I, personally, ran an inspection of several rooms and haven't find bugs of any type, so...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is located at the Southern tip of Third (Main) Street, in a majestic antique wooden building, that has already celebrated its hundredth anniversary and is still standing firm despite the ravages of time and the destructive earthquakes of 1917 and 1991. Built in 1905, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the area. We offer the 18 most spacious and comfortable rooms, all of them with A/C, WI-Fi connection, Cable TV, safety boxes and private bathroom with hot shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Bahia

Address: Calle 3a. y Ave. A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $98 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bahia 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bahia Hotel Bocas Town
Gran Hotel Bahia Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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“I would choose rooms away from the street and on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 399patricial399, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“away from street at back of hotel; less noise”
 of 5 bubbles Coletteandphilip, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room on the second floor facing the side street, towards the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Stewart79, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Do not expect to sleep from 10 till 330 if La Iguana is open Do not take room 210 even though it is nice. It is only a few hundred feet fro the bar and it is on the street. The AC in room 203 was very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles fharild1, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All Rooms are Good but the 2nd Floor Rooms are closer to the terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles Dany_Carbone, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
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