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“Possibly the best hotel in Bocas”
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Hotelito Del Mar
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Didn't stay here as they were full, but met the manager and looked at a couple of rooms and for the $ this is clearly the best hotel in town. The manager told us that she would have a room for us in a couple of nights but we were not into relocating. Rates wer fair, and included breakfast, location could not be better. This would be my first choice in Bocas .

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Had a great time! We met the owner when we arrived, and she provided recommendations for where to go and what to do in this colorful little community. The rooms are spacious and clean with great hot water and comfy beds. The continental breakfast is served on a sunny flower covered porch as the world wanders by in a colorful parade. While we were there there was a power outage, the hotel provided candles (and smiles) to all the guests. The hotel is in the middle of markets, dockside cafes, and lots of local color. All you have to do is enjoy!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

great place to stay if your a couple. The hotel although located nice and centrally in town, was able to keep out any noise (and mosquito's for that matter!). The room was nice and comfortable, serviced every day, the staff were friendly with a smile : ), breakfast provided (although basic) and the place was affordable.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

Location, Location, Location! Compatent and Gracious staff. Personable host in Ms. Sally.
Even too much rain couldn't spoil the friendly atmosphere at Hotelito del Mar. Comfortable beds, nice hot showers and quiet AC rooms. Continental breakfast served on the Veranda with Panamaian Coffee, freshest of local fruits, hot muffins and Juice. You can see why the rain drops were no deterent to a lovely vacation.

Room Tip: Larger rooms with private verandas on 2nd floor
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

My boyfriend and I went to Bocas on Nov 02-Nov 07. When we were planing our vacation, we look a lot of hotels in Bocas but were expensive for our budget. Thanks God, we found Hotelito del Mar and we had a wonderful prices and location!
They have confortables rooms with excellents beds and air conditioner. The people who works there are trully nice.
The hotel has a VERY GOOD location (near of everything) and the brakfast is good (we save money taking our breakfast) ;)
We don't have any complain; we had our double bed, tv, hot water, private bathroom and the room was VERY BIG for us! (you will have all the space that you need).
The owner (Sally) is a very nice woman who likes to talk with her guests.
You will feel in home when you visit Hotelito del Mar.
We are planing to return to Bocas next year, and of course, we will stay at Hotelito del Mar!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gise23
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

i traveled around central america for two months and hotelito del mar was one of the best hotels I stayed at. i stayed there for a week and felt very comfortable and at home.

the prices are reasonable, the rooms are clean, the water's hot, the staff and manager are lovely and kind...
the place also contains a big kitchen, open for the use of the guests. optional breakfest and optional rooms with great big balcony.

i enjoyed my stay at hotelito del mar very much and strongly recommend it!

Room Tip: rooms on the second floor are closer to the kitchen, slightly bigger and has a balcony.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Mor M
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Just returned from a lovely vacation in Costa Rica and Panama and had the pleasure of staying at Hotelito del Mar in Bocas del Toro. We didn't have a reservation and stumbled upon this wonderful hotel. Staff was very nice, the place was very clean, nicely decorated, great air conditioning and a good location. The beds were comfortable, which isn't always the case in this part of the world. We would highly recommend Hotelito del Mar.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lovecr_9
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Additional Information about Hotelito Del Mar

Address: Calle Primera y Calle 2a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bocas Town
#1 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range: $103 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotelito Del Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small hotel is conveniently located in Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama. Each of our spacious 7 rooms has cable TV, wireless internet access, A/C and hot water, continental breakfast. They are extremely well insulated and quiet. Groups are welcome. We accept all major credit cards. All inquiries are welcomed and answered promptly. Join us for a unique holiday on a tropical Carribean flavored island. ... more   less 
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