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We have been at the Hotel bocas del torro in november-and had a great stay there! The rooms are nice-the beds are great and we had a wonderful view over the ocean from our room! But the best is the woman at the desk-Yacina! She is really helpful and has all the time such a sympatic and lovely smile- so... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We definitely liked Hotel Bocas del Toro. It was built by a ship builder and the rooms are reminiscent of the interior of a ship with beautiful, exotic woods everywhere. The location is excellent and you can even swim from the hotel dock. The water is very clean and warm. The only negative in our estimation was the loud noise... More 

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear RebeccaSanDiego, Thanks for sharing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate our wood aesthetic. Staying in town makes it easy to get around, on foot and by boat. More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I was put off from the beginning as when we rang they were trying to charge us $100-150 and booking website price was $62!!! Also our 'view' was the side of another building, we had asked for a sea view. The bar wasn't open, no staff and I didn't like the pressure to tip from this man just hanging round... More 

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Wold, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Sally, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your comments about OTA agent bookings. Other than the water feature of children playing in the shower in the room above the hallway, including the fiesta weekend, we are pleased you enjoyed our friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms. The good news is you did not... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best places I've stayed in a long time! Rudi the bartender took great care of us!! The restaurant had great food, the drinks were ice cold, and the rooms were beautiful. This is one of the best locations in town. I would recommend Hotel Bocas to anyone!

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Hi Tom S, Thanks for your kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the hotel. We know we can count on Rudi to take care of everyone at the bar. Hope to see you again soon! More 

San Diego, California
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We spent three nights at Hotel Bocas del Toro. The hotel is quaint, well kept and in a wonderfully central location on the water. We enjoyed the staff and especially our interaction with Carla the owner, who took time to ask about our plans and provide very useful suggestions on where to go and what to do. But more important... More 

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear SueinSD, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We're pleased you appreciated our customer service, and warm welcome. More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This hotel is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. I had a view over the water which was brilliant and the room was very clean with a great shower. The staff were very friendly and we had dinner at the hotel and the food and cocktails were delicious. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Hi Cecily, We're pleased you found the hotel clean and comfortable, with a view that can't be beat. Thanks for mentioning our friendly staff, great food and cocktails. Hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful stay at the hotel. Right on the sea the rooms are gorgeous and we were so fortunate to be given a room that had a fantastic balcony and view out over the bay. We had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant as the sea lapped about our feet - with some of the best drinks I've... More 

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dear Emily H, Thanks for sharing your positive experience, from great wifi to a wonderful view. Glad you enjoyed the restaurant and bar too. We appreciate your recommendation! More 

Alpine,AZ
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The hotel is very well managed with friendly and helpful staff speaking English. We had a lovely clean room in a nautical theme. It included a porch to enjoy the city view from our 3rd floor room. The breakfast was substantial with a continental choice for full breakfast. Only problem was the street noise of dogs barking, people yelling at... More 

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Dera Cathy643, Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed our staff, clean rooms and breakfast. We're glad you appreciated the central location of the hotel, even with the night time hustle and bustle of town activity. More 

Dell Rapids, South Dakota
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our vacation plans changed suddenly and we wound up in Isla Colon. What a wonderful surprise to stay at the Bocas Del Toro. Carla and her staff were super friendly and very accommodating. The hotel in conveniently located in town and is very clean and comfortable. highly recommended!

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Sometimes unexpected changes can end up being the best experiences! Glad you enjoyed your stay, our friendly staff and convenient location. More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The name Bocas del Toro conjures up some special expectations that the town is challenged to fulfill. The town / island needs a lot of updating in all areas to get into the twenty first century. Having made that observation the Bocas del Toro Hotel provides a friendly, clean and comfortable base for your stay right in the middle of... More 

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Julie C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

We're pleased you enjoyed your stay, and friendly staff. Thanks for mentioning our central location and clean accommodations. More 

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  • Free Parking
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Newly upgrade high speed internet along with Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar honored as one of the "Top" Caribbean Bars in the best spots in the world on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List, ¨Cuisines & Bars, IPAPP. The Hotel consistently receives TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence". We've discovered that understated elegance in our Caribbean Wood Design and superior service are essential. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements. 2013 Hotel Bocas del Toro was chosen and featured in the Conde Nast Traveler January issue under ¨Caribbean Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨, for our commitment to Sustainable Tourism over the last 11 years. Bocas del Toro's oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar are unique to this island paradise. Eleven perfectly appointed nautically inspired rooms, displaying thirteen different types of exotic Panamanian hardwoods, custom built furnishings, some with ocean view or town balcony rooms. We invite you to join us for a memorable experience at the best sustainable boutique hotel in Bocas del Toro, Panama. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bocas del Toro

Address: #2 Calle | No 2 Calle, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 77777, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $150 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bocas del Toro 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Bocas Del Toro Hotel
Del Toro Bocas Town
Hotel Bocas Del Toro Panama - Bocas Town
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#4 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
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“we had the top floor waterside room with large balcony and the views were beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles RebeccaSanDiego, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Either find that room in the picture or look elsewhere that has staff, food and good soundproofing.”
 of 5 bubbles Sallyontheroad, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you have the budget ask for a view over the water”
 of 5 bubbles CecilyHenderson, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get the ocean view!!”
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“Try not to choose a room in front of the street, it could be noisy at night”
 of 5 bubbles 268milenac, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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