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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Many thanks to Chip and the entire staff at Tropical Suites. Our three night stay was very enjoyable and the staff was there to make sure all was perfect. We loved the location and it's proximity to all activities in town. As far as water taxis, right at your front door. If you get a chance to meet Caesar and... More 

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BocasHotel, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Bill, Robbie & Lindsey, Thank you guys so much for the Excellent review! It was a pleasure emailing with you and Cesar said he had a great day out on tour with your family! I am very glad that the Executive Suite worked out for you and thank you for sharing your pictures! If you ever make it back... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2012

The great service started when I had trouble making reservations with Air Panama and the hotel owner, Skip, made them for me as we'll as helped me find reasonably price ground transportation to get us there. Upon arrival, the rest of the staff was also very helpful and gracious in every way. Helped us with restaurants as well as water... More 

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BocasHotel, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mr. Elliot for the wonderful review. It is great to hear that you found the staff helpful during your visit. It was a pleasure working with you and we would love to see you again in the future. Graciously, Chip, Jamie & the Tropical Suites Family More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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89 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Probably one of the friendliest staff I have ever seen in a hotel. Super welcoming, helpful and accommodating of every need. Good rooms (clean, spacy, big air-con and fantastic balcony). What more can you ask.

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29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

This hotel is located in the center of town. It is very clean and the rooms are very large with a full kitchen, pull out sofa and large bathroom with jacuzzi tub. The hotel is new and very modern! The bed is a king size and very comfortable! The staff are very friendly and kind. The managers are also very... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2012

This was our first time visiting Bocas and after researching for over a year, we decided to stay at Tropical Suites. We were worried that our 8 day stay would be too long for such a small town, but boy were we wrong. The staff at T.S. we're most helpful with booking our daily activities and giving us suggestions of... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

Delicate, clean, and spacious hotel. With people you serve with smiles on their faces. It has a view photosynthetic lol / :) its location in the middle of downtown Isla Colon. Therefore, It offers a great selection of food, supermarkets, nightclubs and very close to other islands, such as: "Red Frog Island" or "Isla Zapatilla" (white sand). Perfect weather, fun,... More 

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51 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Tropical Suites is in the centre of town on the water’s edge. It is not a hotel as there is no restaurant, bar or other hotel facilities. Having said that it is really not needed and in some ways this makes it even nicer, as it is just suites. Bocas town is mainly small restaurants, bars and small supermarkets. Breakfast... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Nice owners, clean rooms, centrally located in the center of Bocas Town, this hotel is probably the most modern on Isla colon. A great base to tour the island or hop on a water taxi to visit other islands. No bar to speak of, unfortunately, but there is so much around that it did not matter too much.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I spent only one weekend in Bocas with my husband and I must say that Tropical Suites was definitely the best choice for us! Very kind staff helped us with all reservations and allowed us to make our stay the most intense as possible. If I have to make critics I would say that the sheets were a little bit... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Our stay at the Tropical Suites was great. The staff was very attentive, spoke perfect English as well as Spanish. Our water front room was spectacular, especially at night. We highly recommend this hotel -if they don't have something, they go out of their way to do their best to get you what you need. Truly a great hotel and... More 

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  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $121 - $233 (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 Best Value Hotel in Bocas Town
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
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“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
“Any ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles michow7308, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Loved both Town View Suites and Ocean View Suites. Stayed on the first floor. Great views from the balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles BrownEyesPanama, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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