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Tropical Suites Hotel - Bocas del Toro - Building
1
9.0 Excellent (559 reviews)
C$ 170+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Tropical Suites Hotel in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Bolivar Park and Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the bed. Best mattress ever!! They offered us to book a tour everything went well and they gave us beach towels for free
Cons: They don’t offer breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was big and spacious with lots of amenities. The view was beautiful! A very clean and comfortable stay.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and location were excellent! The rooms were very clean and in the middle of town. You can catch the water taxi from the back of the hotel. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and responded to very request.
Cons: Someone was in my bags when I left the room. The staff at the front desk was very responsive to my concerns. There are cameras in the hall which they had security to check. No one entered through the door. It was my fault because I left the balcony door unlocked. A person can cross over the balcony from the room next to you because the balconies are connected by a small wall. I should have used the safe that was in the room. I am always giving people the benefit of the doubt. The elevator was broken. This was not a huge deal for me. I was on the second floor. However if you are handicapped or elderly, this could be a problem. Despite these issues, I would definitely return when I come back. The front desk staff is wonderful and the room is very comfortable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Really well located. We have a suite with balcony just in front the sea. We could even spot dolphins and it also had a glass floor area in which to see the fish. Breakfast was good even though it’s not in the hotel but in 2 partner restaurants that you can choose from.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was fine.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Highly professional staff
Cons: Air-conditioner noice on the balcony, that made balcony with amazing waterfront views almost unusable.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Ocean views
Cons: No breakfast option.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable large beds. Great location, we ended up extending our stay.
Cons: No real complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything: people, service, very clean, friendly people.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is central and right next to one of the best quality and value restaurants in town. Staff fantastic and made our stay easy and if you have any mobility issues the hotel is great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We have the room with balcony, sea view. Very nice place. The Hotel has no breakfast, but it has coffee, tea and some toast for you . Personal are nice and helpful. Thank you Nuria..(special).. The location is very gut. Big bed and comfort .
Cons: Noisy airconditon‘s machine at the balcony.
Red Frog Beach Island Resort - Bocas del Toro - Building
2
9.0 Excellent (156 reviews)
C$ 450+
Overview Reviews
Located in Isla Bastimentos, Red Frog Beach Island Resort is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Red Frog Beach and Bastimentos National Marine Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Isla Bastimentos? This resort has facilities measuring 4000 square feet (372 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location and some things of the facilities
Cons: The check in was late, we need to wait oustide the Villa at least one hour to get in.The furniture at the Villa #21 was old and not comfortable at all! Not enough furniture in the terrace, only one old sofa, for 8 people!!! The matress, the bedding of all rooms was not the best. One shower without curtain or door, with no hook to hang towels. Not enough towels, only 4 pool towels and a few bath towels. The cleaning staff did not clean the house 2 consecutive days. Too expensive for the service received!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, the rooms, the entire facility, superb food, and great pool and beach access alike.....
Cons: Absolutely nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The villa was very nice, comfortable, and clean. The beaches are clean and there are very few people around, allowing a lot of privacy.
Cons: You cannot snorkel off the beaches at Red Frog, nor anywhere within walking distance. Also, the cocktails at the resort, although delicious in taste, have very little -if any-alcohol.
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff were amazing! Super respectful, friendly, and helpful.
Cons: The food at the restaurants is subpar at best- for the cost there should be good food available. Also the little store had rotting fruits and veggies and no selection. For what people pay to stay there, the food selection should be much better. Also the water in the shower was cold - at least lukewarm water would be nice.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast that comes included with the reservation (if you choose that option) is very limited and guests should be informed it is a "light" continental breakfast that only includes coffee, juice, cereal, a small amount of fruit and muffins. If you purchase breakfast from the menu there are several good choices and the food was delicious.
Cons: It would have been nice if there were some included activities at the resort. Everything was an extra charge even for things like using a bicycle or one of the many kayaks they have.
7.1 Good
Pros: I did love how remote it felt. You are in the jungle even though in the villa you feel as though you could be in the suburbs in the U.S. The plants, animals (we saw sloths, little opossum animal, stunning birds and much more). Excursions to Bocos for dinner was lovely and we LOVED the zipline or I should say ziplines as there were several. Very professional crew with great equipment. Unless you are very adventurous be careful about the excursion of the cave there needs to be warnings about it that I must have missed. We loved it but tons of walking though mud and water up to neck in cave with bats. Others on our trip were not warned either and did not have right shoes, clothes and after getting all the way to the cave they could not go any further.
Cons: I love how everything slows down once you are here. However, one must get used to it as expectations are not always so clear. The only way to get from your villa to the front desk is a truck -- and they need to come and pick you up. They have some golf carts to rent but to their admission they only have a handful so they were all booked with a long wait list. Most of the time it took 20-30 minutes to be picked up even when they say 10 min. Both dinners we had on the property took an hour to be served. To be fair they even said that was way beyond their normal time so they gave us a free dessert.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Located on a gorgeous island. The jungle villas were spacious and lovely with a million dollar view. The main restaurant is very good with friendly staff and in a stunning location. Menu is somewhat limited. Exploring the island on foot or with a golf cart is great fun. You'll see plenty of sloths and some monkeys. We also found a good number of the red frogs. Beaches are pretty with big waves when we were there (December). Check out the hidden away Pollo beach. The whole experience is very much off the grid. There were not a lot of people. A beautiful place to relax.
Cons: Internet was hit or miss. Did work about half the time. Service at the Pointe beach restaurant was horrible and food was neither as described on the menu nor any good. They have a new manager for the two Red Frog property restaurants who just started and it will likely get better. There is another restaurant further down the beach that is affiliated with another property and the food there is quite good. Lastly, apart from the Red Frog property this is an undeveloped island. There is no town, no night life, and only a couple of restaurants. If that is not your thing you may want to reconsider. Going to the small town on the main island with a decent number of restaurants that looked interesting requires that you call a water taxi. The ride takes about 15 minutes. They will charge you $7/person for one way - no group discounts. For our family of four that meant going to town cost $56 round trip. I consider that very pricey. It would be nice if the resort offered their own water taxi service at a reasonable rate.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely, helpful staff. Brilliant wildlife and views.
Cons: Noisy neighbors!!!!! Plus, building works.
7.1 Good
Pros: Villa was great. Staff and food in the Beach club restaurant was great.
Cons: Airco was not working, but got repaired after a while. Same for the circulation pump of the pool. Without the Shuttle service the way to the beach is quite far.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge - Bocas del Toro - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (205 reviews)
C$ 536+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge in Bocas del Toro (Punta Caracol), you'll be 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from Carenero Island and 8.7 mi (14 km) from Hospital Point. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
4.2 Okay
Pros: The view is beautiful. Sunsets looks amazing.
Cons: Access: it is difficult to get there and the hotel doesn’t give you information or facilities to get there. Under - Staff. Meal average over price.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast and location are good. Very beautiful view.
Cons: No outlet for charging phones or cameras. The charging station is in the restaurant. This is ok when the hotel bagan but now, that many people use their phones for fotos, the cabins should have electrical outlets
9.6 Excellent
Pros: If you are in Bocas, you have to try this. It’s a out of this world experience. Simply fantastic!
Cons: It was pretty warm during the night, the fan wasn’t enough and the mosquito net didn’t help. But our visit was during the rainy season, so it might be better in a different time.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We saw dolphins! Good staff. Food was average. Location was sublime. Free kayaks and snorkelgear. There was some coral and fish under the cabins. But do not expext big reefs or masive loads of fish.
Cons: Normaly the food is not included. For the price you expect more. The cabins need maintenance. We were told the normal price is around 400 dollars a night, thats way to much.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Coolest place to stay. You have to take a ferry to get anywhere but the views and the water outside are stunning. Very relaxed vacation spot.
Cons: The cocktails were very expensive and there’s not much around so I’d bring my own stuff from a grocery store instead. Also I had a very hard time sleeping one of the nights because of the humidity. They have a fan but it can still be quite humid and hot.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location. Beautiful, quiet and well preserved. The little terrace in front of the bungalow. The snorkeling around, the kayaking among dolphins. Excellent fresh food. Nice restaurant setting. Staff helpful to organise a day boat trip to islands/beaches around.
Cons: Food is quite overpriced. Last free boat ride is at 4 pm which is too early.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was nice and beautiful from the staff to the location, I Definitely will come back here
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Pillow of the bed
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff super friendly!! Landscape from movies! Great food at the restaurant... we swam with mantas, star fish and beautiful fishes...
Cons: Nothing... the place is just amazing!!!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Cabin
Cons: Toilets waters smell, pricey and poor food options in restaurant, no access to a convenience store at all.
Residencial La Terraza - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
4
8.8 Excellent (125 reviews)
C$ 91+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Residencial La Terraza in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Bocas Butterfly Garden and Carenero Island. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean, organised, central but out off busy area. Great pool! And awesome terrace over water.
Cons: Nothing really!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: - Clean Room with enough space and a fridge - Nice Pool and Sea-Terrace - Breakfast available if you want - in less then 5 minutes walking distance you are in the center of Bocas with many shops, restaurants and tour-operators
Cons: - Wifi is not the best - the whole island has water problems, so there was no water during the night sometimes
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful stay at this small hotel. Just far enough away from the main strip that it is quiet at not, but still close enough that everything is within a 5 minute walk. Staff was very nice and held our bags after we checked out until our evening flight. Definitely recommend staying here and plan on coming back.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet but still centrally located. La Terraza is one of the few places in Bocas Town with a pool, which was nice as I would not recommend to swim in the harbour area with all the water taxis rushing by. Staff was helpful and organised my transfer to Isla Bastimientos.
Cons: The rooms are a bit dated.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I would like to thank Garay for his great hospitality
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The manager Garay was outstanding. He was welcoming, helpful, kind and spoke English. The staff was friendly and kept our room spotless. The location, walking distance from downtown yet out of the noise, was perfect. We also walked to and from the airport. Having a pool was a bonus as there are no beaches in town that you can swim in. The pool is a bit too deep for small children though. We liked the evening breeze on the deck over the ocean. Water taxis are available right next door. We enjoyed our 8 day stay at La Terraza
Cons: We liked everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful surroundings, spacy room, great pool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nosotros estábamos solos en el hotel porque era temporada baja y fue genial para nosotros
Cons: La Tv no se veía bien y nos costó ver los partidos del mundial
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Central location, close to everything and still very quiet. Nice room with good shower. Sea view from deck. Nice pool. Very nice owner.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: La Terrazza is a motel style hotel right in the heart of Bocas Town with a very small swimming pool and deck overlooking the sea. It was very quiet apart from the sound of planes coming in but it was the end of the season. The manager was very nice and helpful. Although initial impressions weren't great, we had a very large comfy bed, nice sheets and towels and quiet aircon.
Cons: The hotel looks rather rundown and the rooms are in need of redecoration. The area around the pool was a bit bleak as there was no landscaping or grass. The pool has no shallow end so most people wouldn't be able to stand up in it. There was fresh soap every day but no shampoo provided.
7.9 Good
Pros: The swimming pool. The owner was nice. The room has a fridge and AC.
Cons: A bit pricy
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great views of the bay. Clean and neat. Pool nice. Air conditioner worked well. Within walking distance to just about everything. All in all I would stay here again.
Cons: Cable TV had 3 channels...all snowy.
El Faro Del Colibri - Bocas del Toro - Building
5
8.7 Excellent (198 reviews)
C$ 158+
Overview Reviews
Located in Carenero Island, El Faro del Colibri is by the sea, a 1-minute drive from Carenero Island and 6 minutes from Playa El Istmito. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Eveything perfect
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: The bungalow was spacious, nicely furnished and clean. Breakfast was very good with several choices (eggs, pancakes or continental) and fruits. Lady serving breakfast was nice.
Cons: There was unpleasant smell of sewerage in the air around hotel. It was stronger in the evenings. Unfortunetely we cannot use the terrace in the evenings becase of it and have to stay inside room. Nobody mentioned it in reviews before. Maybe it is connected with construction in neighbourhood. WiFi was fluctuating. Surroundings with houses of locals are not very romantic, better go for dinner by water taxi to Bocas town. Next time we would choose another location. It was not good value for money we paid.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location over the water
Cons: It was pretty noisy with all the water taxis
6.3 Good
Pros: Beautiful location
Cons: Very steep dangerous staircase for adults and even more children in the red and white stripped building In my opinion not suitable for young children Also toilet is so close to a slopping wall you cant even sit on it properly
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and the cottages from which you can observe sea life at night, very friendly staff, good breakfast, close to Bocas town and Carenero beach
Cons: Sand flies at the terrace make it impossible to spend any time there. We would suggest the owners to instal mosquito nets over the bed due to high number of blood sucking insects
9.0 Excellent
Pros: All was GREAT.. the staff was incredible. Very nice went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location Beautiful, comfortable cabins Delicious breakfast Friendly & helpful staff Being able to jump off the deck straight into the sea
Cons: The shower didn’t have hot water
7.9 Good
Pros: Comfortable bed mattress, 4 good pillows, outside shower, The free breakfast is good, i always had ham and cheese omlet, the wife had great pancakes. Close to town so boat taxi is 1.50 each way per person. Kitchen staff if friendly but no English spoken. Three English channels on a good satellite. TV will go out if stormy just like Direct TV.
Cons: We selected the two story red and white cabana. Bed was comfortable and upstairs with the a/c. The couch downstairs was worse than horrendous. The tv and bathroom is down stairs. There is no a/c downstairs and the upstairs a/c wont cool it....much... so in the daytime if sunny, its very hot and uncomfortable downstairs. The sliding door to the private deck will not lock. There is no upstsirs balcony as advertised They converted that into part of the bedroom and have a table and two chairs in it. Its fun swimming around the cabannas and resturant until you realize they wash dishs in the resturant in front of you and let it drain right into the water along wih throwing fruit skins from cantelope and pinnapples etc, into the water your snorkling in. My wife now has a bacterial infection all over her skin from swimming there, coupled with some " no see-um" bites from inside the resturant. She is still treati g them with cortizone we purchased in town Some nights local music will thump until 4 am and keep you up. That sucked. It comes from a bar on your island as well a Selina accross the water from you.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Over water bungalow with great views. Easy to catch water taxis to all areas. Restaurant on site was very good and service was wonderful.
Cons: They need new pillows.
Hotel Palma Royale - Bocas del Toro - Building
6
8.6 Excellent (220 reviews)
C$ 160+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Palma Royale in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the beach, just a 2-minute walk from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 6 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Shower Room and beds were great And the location was great too
Cons: Breakfast can be improved a lot specially when we pay top price to stay there. They charge $2 extra for a juice that is not natural.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nos trataron muy bien. Totalmente recomendado. La habitación con balcón y cocina es lo mejor de lo mejor.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautifully maintained and the staff provided wonderful service. Very helpful with laundry, tour booking and other suggestions. And the included continental breakfast had a good variety.
Cons: The hotel restaurant was out of several items (waiting for delivery). And the occasional large truck waiting for the ferry in front of the hotel was fairly loud.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful room! Great value. Good location.
Cons: Staff was friendly, but not super efficient at getting things done. Took forever, and multiple calls, to get an adequate number of towels in our room, for example. The room was great, but there was always a little something “off.” Our first room didn’t have a phone. So, they moved us — after a bit of a wait — to another room that was missing a TV remote and the TV was hanging askew. Little stuff, but always something. . .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel location, client oriented personal, cleanness, comfortable beds.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing the service and room was incredible
Cons: The tap was too strong, was difficult to open it without getting all wet
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and comfortable
Cons: Shower curtain fell every day
7.1 Good
Pros: The room was nice, clean and spacious. The AC worked well and the location wasn't too loud.
Cons: The included breakfast was OK but left a little to be desired. This is a no frills hotel, which is fine but value could have been a little better for the price.
6.3 Good
Pros: Location is good. It is on the mainstreet and it is close to the port of the watertaxi (around 5-10 minutes walk). Next door is a small shop where you can by some simple food like snacks and drinks.
Cons: The floor in the room was not clean :-( The checked at 14.oo pm (earliest) in is very inconvenient because usually everybody arrive to the island in the morning by water taxi form the mainland. I would expected little bit more flexible service, especially if the people check out at 9 latest. People usually leave the island with the water taxi that arrived with the newcomers.
7.1 Good
Pros: The location is excellent, right on the main street. The top floor two bedroom apartment was real home away from home and had very spacious sitting area as well as great terrace with sea view.
Cons: The hotel does not look like a 4 star hotel at all, but considering the other properties it is OK. We had constant problems with water leakage from the air condition in the sitting area, and strong smell at the same time of the day in the toilets. The breakfast consists of scrambled eggs in several variants, every day of the week.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very good hotel, good quality price relation. The hotel room is cofy and very clean, really good location, in the main street of the island. Good breakfast
Cons: They gave us room 101 it is just side to side with the kitchen. Please just accept this room if you are trilled to listen to the cook signing at 7am, good singer anyway
Surfari B&B - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
7
8.5 Excellent (540 reviews)
C$ 49+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Surfari B&B places you in the heart of Bocas del Toro, steps from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 5 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
6.3 Good
Pros: Good location, area for relaxing up top. Room was spacious
Cons: Felt dirty. Luggage storage didn’t seem secure at all. Our air con wasn’t good, however in the other rooms it was, so it just depends on what you book I guess.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice Hostel very close to the center with clean rooms and a beautiful terrace :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at a two story Appartement and it was just perfect. A lot of space, flexible and nice staff and a big Kitchen.
Cons: The kitchen and its equipment could be cleaner to make it the perfect place.
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff very friendly. Free coffee in the morning
Cons: Bed was not very comfortable. AC not really cold
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Katya and Cesar were amazing hosts. Extremely friendly and accommodating. I also booked the Deepboarding Tour through them which was a blast. Cannot recommend enough! Best value in Bocas Town for sure!!!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was great, close everywhere but away from the noisy street. Shared kitchen was handy, free coffee all day long. Great cost for a room with private bathroom, warm water sometimes available. Great AC. The owner was supportive, cool guy.
Cons: The bed was not really comfortable. Probably some missing slats that would need to fix. However nothing you could not overcome.
7.9 Good
Pros: Cheap and well-located. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms have A/C and hot water. Nice rooftop.
Cons: Room smelled a bit weird, probably due to the humidity of the island. Kitchen facilities were too basic. No check-in before 3pm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location. Nice kitchen. Just what we needed during our stay.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good location, good value for money and friendly staff
Cons: The fridge was leaking and made aliments wet
5.8 Okay
Pros: Location ok
Cons: On the ground Floor the room was next to the communal Area all day/night noise. Everythjng old and bit nasty
7.1 Good
Pros: The facilities were great and the vibe of this place was great.
Cons: The pillows were very cheap and nasty looking but they were okay.
Hotel Bocas Del Toro - Bocas del Toro - Building
8
8.5 Excellent (119 reviews)
C$ 176+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Hotel Bocas del Toro in Bocas del Toro, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
7.1 Good
Pros: staff
Cons: noisy AC
5.0 Okay
Pros: It was well placed in Bocas Town
Cons: Expensive
7.5 Good
Pros: We enjoyed meeting and chatting with the owner. She was very helpful
6.7 Good
Pros: Great location and clean throughout
Cons: Room wasn’t near as nice as the photos - a lot smaller too then envisaged Felt like the hotel was barely open. Restaurant closed throughout stay and staff just going through the motions (e.g. would rather we bought our beer outside and brought in than them stock the fridge and serve to us)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good selection of breakfast entrees
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean rooms, hot shower, good breakfast
Cons: No warning that the restaurant and bar are closed in high season, something very strange going on. Also a very noisy bar 2 doors down, don’t stay here if you are a light sleeper.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Hostel next door has loud tenants. Party all night. Bring earplugs. Hotel provides them as well.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was right alongside the water taxi and this was handy. The staff were good at reception. Jose the odd job man helped me with a lost bag and went the extra mile. Life saver....
Cons: The noise from the room air conditioning. It was like a jet engine and for the room cost should have been better. Double glazing also for the adjacent nightclubs till 2am. The hotel answer is to supply disposable earplugs in the bathroom ? That is not an answer.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Confortable, cozy and good spot over water and island (we saw a dolfin from the deck :) )!
Cons: Breakfast is just ok
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, I mean really really great ! Super breakfast of pancakes or typical local fare. Very comfortable room. Nice staff.
Cons: The room had a weird smell which wasn’t entirely pleasant although not offensive. Couldn’t figure out what it was. The payment has been taken at booking but no receipt was available when I checked out although it was given when I asked.
Playa Tortuga Hotel and Beach Resort - Bocas del Toro - Bedroom
9
8.1 Excellent (1,151 reviews)
C$ 159+
Overview Reviews
Tropical Caribbean Beach Resort on the crystal clear waters of Bocas del Toro, Panama at Playa Tortuga. This beachfront hotel offers 117 stylish rooms, all with ocean view and balcony, free WIFI, cable TV and air conditioning. Hotel facilities include 2 swimming pools, beach volleyball court, kayak and snorkeling equipment, 2 restaurants and a bar, tour desk and private pier for taking tours, newsstand, fitness center and 2 meeting rooms.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Old TV. Can’t swim on the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable beds, clean rooms, safe and secure, friendly accommodating staff quick to respond. Excellent pool!
5.0 Okay
Pros: Breakfast is poor. I asked for fried eggs and had to pay additional money for this. Staff at the kiosque restaurante was the best. Food was good.
Cons: one day no towels in the bathroom. Poor service at the pool. There is a very small beach in the property and its dangerous.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome pools ,good beach ,close to town with a free shuttle service. Easy to go on tours to the remote islands via water taxi.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s a nice hotel
Cons: No lifts
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: The room and decor was nice and tastefully done
Cons: The water pressure in the shower was barely enough to wet my hair. A coffee/tea station would have been nice. When I ordered coffee, it took quite a long time to get and was lukewarm, and on one occasion only got half a cup of coffee. I was told I coul
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, on the beach. Spacious rooms with powerful aircon. Friendly staff at reception, very helpful. Free shuttle into town or taxi into town only costs 2 dollar per person one way.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff was outstanding
Cons: Old TVs Maintenance inspections need to be performed more often
6.7 Good
Pros: Good facilities
Cons: Some staff weren’t helpful
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice pool and bar area to hang out in. The staff were helpful and the free shuttle into town and back at 10am, 2pm, 8pm, and 10pm were very nice to have! The beds were also comfy. (And it is possible to change the setting on the tv to English, but took us a minute to figure it out, click on SAP in settings)
Cons: The rooms could use an update. The floors especially are starting to look old. One of the nicest properties around but still could use a few touches to improve. Also the breakfast wasnt worth it to us. We went into town for breakfast instead, to Amaranto for very good coffee and waffles!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are very spacious. The birds outside are just incredible. Very nice swimming pool.
Spanish by the Sea -Bocas - Bocas del Toro - Building
10
8.0 Excellent (189 reviews)
C$ 44+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Spanish by the Sea -Bocas in Bocas del Toro, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 6 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I loved the Vibe. The staff is just brilliant and the mix of travellers just amazing. I just had the best time and will definitely come back
Cons: - There was literally no water for two days on the whole island, so I can't blame the hostel for it. It is a small island and it can happen that there is no water, but sure therefore, toilets were kind of disgusting at a certain point, because of no water ...but this was really the only thing
7.5 Good
Pros: The first private room we were in, looked nothing like the pictures and was extremely basic. When it started getting dark we noticed that we didn’t even have a light, so we asked to switch rooms. The staff helped us and gave us a 3bed dorm room where the two of us could stay without sharing with a third person. They organize movienights and even a special night now to watch the new episodes of Game of Thrones, awesome! They also organize other activities and have spanish class. The location was perfect, close to everything and also quiet. The staff and other people staying there were really friendly and helpfull.
Cons: Half of the times that we went to the bathroom during our stay, there was no toiletpaper which is annoying. Also one day there was no more water to shower.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The only reason this review has received a 5.0 is due to the location and the staff!
Cons: Where do I begin!!! For our entire 3 night stay we we’re forced to monitor our showering and toilet schedules. Ingrid (the owner, according to staff) apparently refuses to pay for full use of water for the hostel and Spanish school, which therefore means that for approximately 20hrs of every day there is absolutely no water available for use. Not only is this a blatant disregard of basic human rights but it is also completely and utterly unhygienic, as there is often faeces left in unflushable toilets, and you are not able to wash your hands after using these disgustingly dirty bathrooms. As for the water in the showers, if you are not up at 6am in the morning, around at midday, approximately 7pm or 10pm you are essentially forced to use old water bottles which we were lucky enough to be given by one of the lovely staff. For the entire 3 days, our group of four were able to have an actual shower 3 times!!! Ohhh how could I have possibly almost forgotten to mention the inability to access the wifi anywhere but the front reception area... how in a hostel that provides Spanish lessons can there be no internet access to all areas of the hostel!! I cannot voice my disgust more for the apparent lack of care that the owner of this hostel has for the students, staff and public that she has residing in this accommodation facility. With new owners this place would flourish!!!!
7.5 Good
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, close to the Bocas dive center.
Cons: The room was not that clean. Loud during the night
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great community vibe from this place. Very friendly and welcoming people.
7.1 Good
Pros: Staff friendly and helpful
Cons: Loud obnoxious party ALL night long no sleep at all. No supervision at night. No drinking water provided no shower available
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely relaxed hostel and perfect location! Juan was very nice and very helpful!
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super. I felt at home. Very good atmosfer
Cons: Cold water in shower
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The managets we we at least friendly.
Cons: 1. We often were COMPLETELY Without Any Water at All. They told us a different story each time, AND OFTEN CONFLICTING STORIES. BUT whenever they went to the trouble to walk around the hostel (It only took 5 minutes) they could find a water tap running a little OR a roulette running a little, AND by correcting this, the water came back in just minutes. I LEARNED THIS TRICK FROM THE OLDEST MANAGER----So why did he not teach it to the other 3 managers. He taught it to me and I BROUGHT THE WATER BACK TO THE HOSTEL TWICE ON THE LAST DAY I WAS THERE!!! 2. BIG PROBLEM : I stayed in a dorm and when the manager Paul BROUGHT me to my room, the sheets were in a pile, so he said that they would put on clean ones; I found it strange the way he told me, because, of course hotels and hostels always change sheets for new EASY TO IDENTIFY **Then 3 days later, two guests left and from my dorm room. I. waited to see the sheets changed for the new guests, BUT the old sheets, WHICH WERE VERY EASY TO IDENTIFY, SIMPLY HAD THE TOP SHEET NICELY FOLDED DOWN TO RESEMBLE NEW CLEAN ONES!!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Quadruple room was spacious, limited comforts but great value for money. Staff was very friendly, options to rent kayaks / take Spanish lessons etc. Free coffee in the morning.
Cons: Not the property’s fault but lots of small mosquitoes in the garden so no chilling on the hammocks...
Popa Paradise Beach Resort - Bocas del Toro - Building
11
8.4 Excellent (19 reviews)
C$ 261+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Popa Paradise Beach Resort in Punta Laurel, you'll be on the beach and within the region of Bastimentos National Marine Park and Red Frog Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: staff was exceptional
Cons: diner could have had something besides fish
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and clean placed in paradise, with very friendly staff what more would I ask for?
Cons: Sand flies and mosquitoes, but mostly we avoid them with deed 40% and coccus oil, only a few hits from the buggers
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, big area with beautiful garden at the edge of jungle, paradise private beach and big but quiet swimming pool area. No more than 30 peaople during high season but even then You will find this place peacefull and really private. Chapagne and fire-works on new years evening were good extras from Vince and Rosie, our great hosts. Some of the staff were nice and helpfull, some not.
Cons: Restaurant was a nice place but food variety and quality was poor.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very personable family like atmosphere and service. Setting was spectacular
Cons: Very isolated
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff excellent owners Craig and Vince always present and attending to your needs!
Cons: The beds were very hard and the sheets were very old and pilly
Selina Bocas Del Toro - Bocas del Toro - Lounge
12
7.8 Good (1,820 reviews)
C$ 64+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Selina Bocas del Toro in Bocas del Toro, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Bocas Butterfly Garden and Carenero Island. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place to visit Bocas! Very friendly atmosphere and spacious room! This is the second Selina we stayed in and I definitely recommend this place.
Cons: Our room was next to the common area so it was a bit too noisy at night/in early morning. Also, we just had a light curtain to cover the window and everybody on the rooftop could see us when we were in the room which was quite disturbing. Otherwise everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lots of things to do
Cons: Food could be better.
4.6 Okay
Pros: the decoration
Cons: My experience was bad, in the room the lamp of my bed did not work, the plugs either and the dirty bathroom .. The kitchen had only one refrigerator and there was little dishes ... At night in the bar there was music so loud that we could not sleep with other guests, they have passed the limit of silence and there was noise until more than 2am ... in the morning my trip was at 6am so I did not I was able to sleep and my experience was very bad. In fact I would like a money back - some apologies from Selina.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, amazing concept, friendly staff, very clean
Cons: The private rooms are really small
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This is my second stay at a Selina's. I really liked this location. The manager was around and the staff were engaged and thoughtful. Location is great
Cons: Bunk beds were way too close to the ceiling, it was like sleeping in a coffin. Not recommended for the claustrophobic! Also, our roommates kept unplugging the ac so I didn't sleep for 2 of the 3 nights I stayed. There's a first time for everything
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The bar is good, you can swim there and its pretty clean nearly everywhere, you can get free SUPs in the property
Cons: The bathrooms could be cleaned more often, music is till 12 so afterwards your able to sleep, sometimes it gets very loud in the morning around 7AM, its pretty expensive for a hostel
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Loved the waterfront location and the good atmosphere around the hostel! Don’t forget to check out Selina in red frog, regret not staying on the other island for a night
Cons: Common kitchen lacked utensils to make it fully useful
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were great - extra shout out to Nadi, who upgraded us when we mentioned we are travelling for our honeymoon! We also had a bit of a wait to check in as we arrived at the same time as a load of other people, but she handled it like a pro and gave everyone waiting a free beer to keep us in good spirits. Also I was unwell on the day we checked out, and the staff were really great about us staying in the room for a few extra hours. Seriously grateful for that! Room and bathroom were clean, and the view was fab over the water. Selina sent us an email before we arrived explaining that on Saturdays they have a party (which we had expected in any event) so we were prepared for there to be loud music around until fairly late. It didn’t bother us.
Cons: The price quoted on the booking.com site didn’t include the 10% tax, and that wasn’t clear til after we had booked, so it would have been a little pricey - although as we were upgraded that became an irrelevance.
6.3 Good
Pros: the environment, young vibe
Cons: was very noisy cant sleep at night
Hotel Olas - Bocas del Toro - Building
13
7.0 Good (717 reviews)
C$ 77+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Olas, you'll be centrally located in Bocas del Toro, just a 4-minute walk from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 7 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, guests may use a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Nightmare in hell! The hotel staff on the overnight shift provided a thug with our hotel room number. After a couple days of seeing a man stalking me, he approached me in the dark on the street, pulled a gun and demanded money - he told me he knows I’m staying in room #18 at Hotel Olas - there really was no option but to pull oug my sallet and give the $200 I had on me. It didn’t end there. 2 nights later, a knock on my door at midnight prompted me to open it. Thank goodness for the chain - the thug came to the room # provided by the girl hotel attendant he assured me would protect him if I called the police. Fortunately this time was only $40 lost. I’m not exaggerating this event at all. The entire island portion of my Panama trip was a nightmare filled with fair. Never did I expect this.
Cons: The area was dangerous, clearly away from the safety of the inner town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The internet speed was fast, I was suprised! Staff at the hotel was very friendly and they gave me information to enjoy my stay at the island! And everything was great! I DO RECOMEND IT!!!
Cons: Nothing... Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super charming 3 story building over the water. AMAZING views!
7.5 Good
Pros: Location and thier frenflyness
Cons: Good view clean but snells they are very friendlyl
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was in a perfect location a minute walk from downtown. It’s right over the water with a beautiful view of the sailboats and mangroves.
6.3 Good
Cons: walls are paper thin is is closer to a hostel than a motel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hostel was stunning! The rooms are very clean, spacious and beautiful. Danny, the hostel owner, is very helpful and there for anything need. You can also see the most beautiful sunsets of Bocas from the hostel! Highly recommend!!!
7.9 Good
Pros: Tha town
Cons: N/a
7.5 Good
Pros: In town close to the action. Clean great value for an inexpensive room
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It’s a really nice hotel. Amazing place for sleeping. Location is good, in the middle of the ocean. You can find calm and relax in the bar. Breakfast is fantastic. Personal of the hotel is so kind and friendly. The price is ok if you compare with the rest of the hotels. 100%. If we come back to Panama, we will book again here .
Overview
When you a stay at Hotelito del Mar in Bocas del Toro, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Bolivar Park and Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage.
Coconut Hostel - Bocas del Toro - Building
15
6.4 Good (286 reviews)
C$ 33+
Overview Reviews
A stay at COCONUT HOSTEL places you in the heart of Bocas del Toro, steps from Bolivar Park and 4 minutes by foot from Bocas Butterfly Garden. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The location is perfect, right in the center. There is a nice, chilled vibe and friendly staff. It was OK for one night but I wouldn’t stay longer.
Cons: There was no water in whole island for couple days so the hostel got really nasty, especially in the bathrooms. It wasn’t fault of the hostel but they could use for example the sea water to splash the toilets... The dorm is really small but there is air condition and fan.
4.6 Okay
Pros: It’s in the center of Bocas.
Cons: Internet wasn’t working most of the time. I was going to stay one more night, but there was no water even to use the toilet, so no reason to stay. It’s very dirty and few cockroaches in the room and bed. Booked a room with airco, but was very bad one so don’t consider airco. Also if you walk in is 1 dólar cheaper. One girl came with no reservation and paid less. Very unfair. Breakfast is a small pancake with two pieces of banana and pineapple ( they said breakfast start at 8 am but they started preparing the breakfast at 8:15 and was “ready” around 8:45. And even if you are first waiting for the food, they will give to girls first to flirt with them. Staff are probably volunteers and seem that they don’t care about anything. I would stay anywhere else, but I couldn’t book anything else, so I had no choice! But you do!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Enough for me, no luxury accommodation but backpackers finest!
4.2 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: Staff won't look you in the eye.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Good vibes and good people most of the time, the staff is nice and the hostel is ok
Cons: Little bit dirty and no one is doing the dishes, no water most of the day and toilets are dirty
5.4 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: It was very dirty. The toilets, the kitchen, the hammocks, everything was dirty. They don't wash the hammocks so you sleep in other man's swet. In the hammock room there were sigaretbuds laying around. Too disgusting. Don't go there
6.7 Good
Pros: Fun, social vibe and a great location. Great location in the heart of the town. Staff are friendly and helpful with providing information about things to do and check out on the island
Cons: Breakfast isn't worth the wait. The hostel doesn't feel very secure and earplugs are a must have. The number of bathrooms and showers are insufficient and small and cramped. The hostel does have a generally run down vibe to it
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hammocks on the roof only cost $6 with a small breakfast included. Great value. Great spot to hang out. Nice vibes. Friendly staff. Very social. Location couldn’t be better! Such a great atmosphere around the hostel.
Cons: The kitchen is a little small and usually busy. Not enough seating in downstairs area.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Stuff was ok and location was good
Cons: Dirty, not a lot of space. Blood on my sheets and bed bugs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The people were wonderful...the hostel was clean...the free breakfast was delicious!
Cons: Nothing