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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is more "glamorous" than we usually stay when we are doing a beachy vacation. But I didn't regret it for a second! Loved the terrace facing the water. Great for wine at the end or anytime of the day. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great locations for being in Bocas Town. There is also a full size kitchen!

Thank Townie-TRIP
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Planned a last minute trip to Bocas Del Toro, since we were staying in Puerto Viejo for the week, after recommendations from people that we need to visit there while in the area. So glad we did! The hotel is in a great location, on the water, and about 5 minutes walk from where the boat dropped us off at...

Thank Nina A
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I would give this hotel 5/5 but the only fault was the showers. The cleanliness and quality of the rooms, the outstanding service, definitely worth every penny. The shower (in our room at least) varied in pressure and temperature and was never quite right. Still recommend. If I could have given it a 4.5/5 I would have.

Thank Sydney T
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staid here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. Room is large with a kitchen and nice and clean. Bed was comfy. Took one star off for lack of services in the hotel. It is basically just rooms and a dock at the back with a small bar that seems to just offer coffee in the morning, not any kind...

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This little hotel is in a great location, close to everything, but nice a quiet when you're ready for sleep. The rooms are comfy, clean, and have everything you need if you want to make yourself some meals. The staff are extremely helpful with calling water taxis, giving advice in things to do, and suggesting places to eat or companies...

Thank Lori Q
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night and the hotel was quite nice with a very comfy bed. However, we booked an ocean view with a balcony and were placed on the ground floor beside the dock and the bar. A bit expensive we thought but well placed and friendly staff. Very clean.

Thank PharmSuki
Vacaville, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Bocas one has to understand that you won't find any Marriotts or Westins or Intercontinentals. It just wouldn't be the same vibe if they were here, so that's a good thing. Tropical Suites is the Best hotel in the area. It is clean, has Very helpful staff, generous accommodations (ours came with an equipped kitchen), has over the...

Thank Mauibird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights at this hotel in the 2 bedroom penthouse. It is likely the nicest hotel in town but only a 3 star in North America. Most of the town is hostels so this looks like a palace in comparison. Penthouse is nicely decorated but only access is by elevator. They give you a cell phone to call...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was the perfect end to our trip (we spent 7 days in Costa Rica prior to arriving). The room was very clean with comfortable beds. I didn't encounter the unfriendly staff like other reviewers. The staff actually went above and beyond to help us find restaurants, book trips, order ice from the grocery store when it was out, etc....

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Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carlos, We are very pleased that you enjoyed the room and to hear that our team went above and beyond to assist you during your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to see you back in Bocas in the near future. All the best, Tropical Suites Team

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The room was comfortable and clean but the staff needs to be more helpful and friendly. Every question we had was answered vaguely and we even speak Spanish so it was not a language barrier. The a/c was nice and cold and the bathroom shower was spacious in the Star Suite we were in but there was no place to...

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Jason S, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the room and amenities. Our team takes great pride and effort in providing an exceptional customer service, so please accept our apologies if the answers to your questions seemed vague. Some of our newer employees are receiving training so that they are...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: $97 - $225 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
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“Avoid first floor rooms that face the front. No privacy there. All other rooms OK. But the ones facing the water are magnificent!”
 of 5 bubbles Townie-TRIP, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the water!”
 of 5 bubbles Mauibird, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are a must (no 5 was great for the view)”
 of 5 bubbles Plotte, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view with balcony. Upper floors and corner units.”
 of 5 bubbles leonr959, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room. Worth the $30 extra!”
 of 5 bubbles marji1, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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