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“Adorable economy hotel, safe and clean”
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Hotel Dos Palmas
Ranked #28 of 42 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Adorable economy hotel, safe and clean”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed here for two nights on a recent visit to panama and really liked it. The host is very kind and maintains a super clean and safe hotel. Rooms have "old fashioned" decor and are very cute. It's built over the water, on stilts, and has a wonderful shared deck to enjoy the sunset on. The water is so clean, and it's amazing to just jump off the dock and go for a swim right there from your hotel

It's also excellent value for money

AC is available but we didn't use it as it's wonderful to sleep with the window open and hear and small the ocean

Showers are lukewarm, but it's such a lovely temperature in Panama that we didn't miss hot water at all

This is not a party hotel and definitely family friendly

I'd stay here again for sure!

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two rooms facing the deck, they are lovely
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Eugene
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

I loved this place. It was clean and off the main street so it was quiet. The woman who ran it was very sweet. The price was very affordable. The sunsets were amazing from the back deck, where you could also jump in the water. We could walk to any place in town.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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New York, New York, United States
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

For $30 a night, this is as good as it gets. Our room was dank and dark, ultimately, who's hanging out in their room in Bocas? The patio in the back overlooking the water will afford you one of the most amazing views of the sunset and place has a totally relaxed vibe all just a minute's walk or so from the bars and restaurants.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Very quiet hotel but close to the town. The terrace facing to the sea is a great place to relax. The owner sometimes appeared gruffly but she gave us some good advices on activities. The room was spacious and clean.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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United States
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2012

This is a locally owned small hotel with the back end including a deck extending back over the water. The back deck is a great place to hang out and watch the sun set. The hotel is set in a residential area off the main road which was a plus for us. Local kids played out front in the street. The owner Lavinia sits in a little office in front and keeps a close eye on things. Her son Winston helps run the place and they are interesting to talk with and learn some history of the area. It is a very laid back place which retains the Caribbean vibe that a lot of the other places here seem to have lost. If you want a modern place with all the modern conveniences then this isn't the place for you. But if you want some local flavor then this is the place and for the price it can't be beat.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Halle (Saale), Germany
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Not in the center of town, but only 2 minutes away, this small family hotel is located in a more quiet area. The rooms are small, but adequate and most important: clean. They also have TV. The bathroom has hot water. From the patio at the back of the hotel you can jump right into the sea, lie in the hammock or play cards at one of the tables. The atmosphere is very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Marbleton, Quebec
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This was a very pleasant surprise in Bocas where hotels tend to be overpriced for the value they represent. The owner is a charming aging lady that overlooks this well managed little hotel on the waterfront. Very clean, confortable and hangers in the room! For mere 30 dollars a night with A/C, a pleasant patio on the waterfront to watch sailboats passing by, chat with friendly backpackers or sip some red wine, what a good deal!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Dos Palmas
Address: Ave Sur between Calle 6 y Calle 5, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
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Ranked #28 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Colon
Number of rooms: 8
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Hotel Dos Palmas Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon

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