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“A wonderfull place”
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Hotelito Del Mar
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Costa Rica
1 review
“A wonderfull place”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My husband and I just spent are 17th anniversarry there. The place is small and cozy. I loved the vegetation around the Hotel and the well done paintings on the walls. It makes the place feel cool; like an oasis in a desert. Its also close to the taxi boat station, making it easy to get to. The atmoshere at the hotel is very nice, safe and peacefull. The owner is a great lady that was very helpful. She works hard yo keep everything very nice. Lucy from Costa Rica

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We are two 30 year old surfers that wanted a place in the middle of all the action but needed a break from the hostel scene for a bit. This place was affordable, very close to everything and the lady that owns the place treated us like here own sons. She even kept the coffee and breakfast out for us a little longer on our hangover days. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed there for 3 nights and it was great the location was perfect the owner was very very nice and she helped us with everything we needed and the staff was so nice and we had a really good time talking with the owner.. The rooms were very clean. We highly recommend this place if you want to have a good time in bocas!!! Worth every penny! Tali and Ron.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Firstly, we had room 2 on the ground floor which was large, reasonably modern, had extremely good A/C and even had a TV.
The inclusive breakfast comprised great coffee, consistently strong each morning, fresh delicious home-made muffins, fresh fruit and some juices from concentrate (a meagre breakfast sure, but they did mention this upon our arrival so nothing to complain about here whatsoever).
The owner, Sally (from the USA), is very welcoming and affords her guests the time to get to know them by casually sitting out in the patio to chat, amongst her pet birds (Pretty Bird & Sweet Pea) and her pet cat (Kit Kit).
Staff were all smiley without being fake, helpful and friendly, even happy to chat during a bit of downtime before heading off for the day..
Overall, if coming back to Bocas, I wouldn't even think of looking elsewhere for accommodation, since at these prices, you get more than you pay for, it's a complete no brainer for me.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

I highly recommend the little hotel by the sea. Clean rooms, great prices, good A/C, cable TV, and WiFi (a must). Sally (the owner) and staff are always helpful and friendly. The property is well landscaped with lots of flowers. I love the upstairs room with your own private porch or the front veranda....either place is perfect for relaxing in Bocas. The location is convenient to everything. Why would you stay in a hostel? This is a great value.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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salmegal28, Owner at Hotelito Del Mar, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Thank you for your kind words about Hotelito del Mar. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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David, Panama
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We spent three nights here and were very happy. It is very quiet, a big consideration for us older folks in a party town. The rooms are clean, comfortable, reliable internet and utilities, and comfortable beds. I especially enjoyed breakfast with good coffee, fresh fruit and muffins, and interesting conversations with other travelers. The hotel is in a good location close to the water, shops, restaurants, city park, and water taxis. The staff is good and the owner is a wealth of information about the area, things to do, and anything else you want to know. There is more on my blog http://blog.thepanamaadventure.com/2013/04/21/bocas-del-toro-hotelito-del-mar/

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salmegal28, Owner at Hotelito Del Mar, responded to this review, 25 April 2013
Thank you for your kind words about Hotelito del Mar. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Somerville, MA
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed at Hotelito del Mar for 3 nights last week, and loved it. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. We especially liked the second floor rooms with balconies overlooking the street. Location is also good, very close to the water taxis to Almirante, stores, restaurants, etc. We'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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