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“Decent 2 night stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotelito Del Mar

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Hotelito Del Mar
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
new york, ny
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12 reviews
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“Decent 2 night stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

This was my first visit to Bocas Del Toro and wasnt sure what to expect. We ended up choosing hotelito del mar as our hotel for the 2 nights we were in town because a lot of the hotels were booked because of Christmas. The reviews seemed good enough. I have to stay I was a bit disappointed. The location is great, right off the main street, but the rooms are almost college dorm like. Maybe even hostel like. It was a very simple room, two beds with a table lamp(hot pink with feathers table lamp!). We stayed on the ground floor that faced the street which sometimes made me feel uncomfortable with the men standing around on the street outside. Breakfast was some sourdough bread and fruit. Nothing special. Overall I would say it's fine but I would think there are probably better accommodations in bocas for the same price...

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Located behind Bocas Main Street, offers great location near night life, restaurants and tour/taxi boats. We stayed on a 3 single bed room located on first floor facing the street, and we had good sleep without noises from outside. All communication previous our arrival was made by email, got there and was a 1minute check-in :) Good surprise was the complementary fruit and coffee offered for breakfast. The employees at the inn where very attentive all the time. Definitely would stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

We recently returned from Bocas del toro. We spent 3 nights there and had perfect weather for the first two days and rain the last day and a bit. Of course this is the rainy season, all in all it was perfect.

The Hotelito del Mar was beyond amazing, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially with our limited Spanish.
Breakfast of fresh fruit, muffins, bread (that was amazing), coffee and tea were available every morning. The rooms were spacious, clean and there was air conditioning! But one of the best features was the free wifi! Most major hotels don't even offer that. The icing on the cake would definitely be the hot water, nice bonus.

The location was prime and we never felt unsafe even though we were two girls on our own.
We would definitely recommend this hotel.

Bocas is a great get away.

Safe travels

  • Stayed December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

I arrived into Bocas without a specific place to lay my head in mind. After walking along the main street I ended up at Hotelito Del Mar. A very nice hostess and a clean spacious room. It's in the perfect location, right off of the main street but secluded enough to not be "in the middle of everythang." What made it better was that my room was more than 100% less expensive than one across the street would've been. Yes, over 100% less.

Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

We had a rough couples days leading up to our stay at Hotelito Del Mar. We could not have asked for a better place to recoup. The staff are absolutely phenomenal. They create such a warm and positive environment.

Rooms are large and well kept. I wish we had longer in Boca because the energy from this place was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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salmegal28, Owner at Hotelito Del Mar, responded to this review, 19 October 2012
It is just so gratifying to see your kind remarks about Hotelito del Mar! Thank you for your kind words. Sally T Ramirez
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

I would stay here again! We stayed for 2 nights last week, and we would've stayed for at least 3 but they were already booked. The rooms are very big, clean, and the price can't be beat for the type of room and the area. You are centrally located to everything in Bocas. They also include a breakfast with muffins, pastries, juice and coffee. I would stay here again!

Also try Lily's Cafe across the street... home of the Killin me Man Sauce, sooo good! We ate there 3 times, once for breakfast, once for lunch and once for dinner. My personal favorites were the Chicken with Coconut Curry and Lemon Grass, the Porkchop with homemade applesauce and the homemade mash potatoes, and hot sauce are wonderful and so full of flavor.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012 via mobile

We only stayed a couple of days...plenty of information provided by the helpful people from the desk, central position, beautiful muffins for breakfast, spotless rooms, reasonably priced. Higly recommended!!!

  • Stayed June 2012
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salmegal28, Owner at Hotelito Del Mar, responded to this review, 19 October 2012
I just want to thank you for your very positive and kind words about Hotelito del Mar. We are glad you were pleased with our facility.
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Additional Information about Hotelito Del Mar

Property: 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 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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