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Hotel Tierra Verde
Cayce, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very disapointed”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We have never just turned out and walked out of a hotel, but had we not been so far away from anything else, we would have. We had reservations for three nights, but we left at first light the first day. My wife could not sleep because of the mold in the room. She went downstairs and slept a few hours on the couch in the lobby. There was no hot water, the shower did not drain well and the room was small and so were the beds. I did not say anything about the water or the drain because we had already decided to leave at first light. Partly because of the hotel and mostly because of Bocas.
THis hotel website was misleading. It said the rooms were spacious, they are not. THe pictures show a lovely place, but they do not show the run down and abandoned buildings around it. I felt like we were lodging in the hood.
If you are a backpacker or surfer and are looking for a hostel, then you may like it. But if you are looking for a clean comfy bed and breakfast, the you may want to keep looking.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ilyaPanama, Owner at Hotel Tierra Verde, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
It is quite unfortunate that your bad perception of Bocas del Toro was reflected on our establishment. We will take into consideration your comment on the smell of mold, but you must understand that Bocas del Toro is humid and your visit took place during the rainiest season this year when humidity was at an all time high. If something was not to your liking, we should have been notified during your stay in order to accommodate you better.
Bocas del Toro is a rustic, raw and beautiful place with locals that surround the area, and even though their residences are not to your liking, it should not reflect on our hotel nor the service we provide.
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Nosara, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Definitely my favorite place to stay in Bocas, hands down! Great location- nice and quiet but still super close to everything you would want to do in Bocas. When you get out of the airport, it's a 3 minute taxi ride to a boat, then a 3 minute boat ride to the hotel, super easy. If you just want to chill on Carenero, everything you need is within walking distance. Or if you want to enjoy the nightlife, it's just a $1 boat ride away. The surf is epic! You do not need to go to Indonesia to get world class waves! There's a super fun left point you can walk to from the hotel or take a taxi to any of the other breaks for a few bucks.

The owners, Cookie and Ivan, definitely made the trip though! Very accommodating and hospitable. They'll help you out with anything you need. I just came back and am already booking my next trip 2 weeks from now!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

The rooms were in poor condition. Musty smell, door wouldn't lock and the mice in the walls and bed bugs made it nearly impossible to sleep. Overall management ability was sub par. Unfriendly and condescending. Do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere

Stayed July 2014
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Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Loved this place during our stay in Bocas. Good location on Caranero island, just 2 min away from the town, quiet area, clean and comfortable rooms, air conditioner, wi-fi, light breakfast, reasonably priced. The owners were very friendly and helpful that made the whole stay there very easy and enjoyable.
Would stay here again for sure!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This hotel right on the water on a small island of its own. The owners of the hotel treat you like you are a part of the family. I had an amazing time! If you want to have a relaxing time in a great atmosphere right on the water then you need to come here....you will forget all your troubles!!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

What a great place. We stayed in Tierra Verde for several days in January and would have stayed more but they were fully booked. The rooms are very clean, large and airy with lovely wood. The verandas are a fine location for relaxing. The hotel is set back and surprisingly quiet. Bocas town in a quick and cheap water taxi ride away. The two brothers who run the hotel are great hosts. They can book tours for you or help you find your next destination. They also have good stories about life in Panama. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank E A
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2014

What a great place to stay. Very lay back and relax. owners are young guys who speck perfect english. Good tips on surfing (even if I'm too old to surf), tours, and restaurants
very friendly staff. Highly recommended

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Tierra Verde
Address: Carenero Island, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Carenero Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Tierra Verde 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel located into a lush, tropical setting, and carribean ocean to view. Each room comes with Ac, Cable Tv, hot water and wifi. A stretch of beach and restaurants are in walking distance from the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tierra Verde Hotel Bocas Del Toro Province
Hotel Tierra Verde Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Carenero Island

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