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“Excellence In Bocas Town”
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Hotelito Del Mar
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellence In Bocas Town”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This place was not our first choice, but it became apparent that it was meant for us. We stayed there during the Carnivals, and the staff(Jessica & Oneida) were so attentive and helpful. The Owner Sally was a chip off the old block, but also very loving and caring. Everyday we had breakfast in the patio, and traded stories. This was a great place to just relax, although centrally located. The rooms were cozy and clean, and the atmosphere was definitely inviting. My girlfriend had gotten sick while traveling, and they allowed me to cook up our own meals upstairs, so we could nurse her back safely. This is the kind of place you want when you travel far away from home.

Room Tip: If you can get the top deck, you can see all of the town, and the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seeley Lake, MT
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel is great. Best value as far as I am concerned in all Bocas. The manager, Jessica and the staff were always very helpful and kept my room clean and stocked. The location I loved especially if it rained. You could just run across the street to several restaurants. I will definitely come back here someday.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, this hotel is in a really location right in the middle of the town. Very close to grocery stores, restaurants, and the place to board water taxis for beaches. However, be warned that because it is so centrally located, the noise level is high. Bring ear plugs!
The room was clean and had everything we needed, including AC. Staff was helpful.

Room Tip: Definitely get one of the rooms on the 2nd floor. The rooms on the first floor were literally on the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank cwmmh
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Vancouver
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Great location downtown next to the expensive hotels. Rooms clean and comfortable. Upstairs rooms large with balcony (extra $20).

Minor downsides; shower head needs cleaning as it's black with mould and reception is pretty unhelpful on most things


Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kelowna, BC
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Hotelito Del Mar was a really great experience overall. We were looking for the "middle of the road" accomodation on our trip through Central America and we found this great spot in the center of Bocas town. It was clean, private, had a/c and hot water, and also very friendly staff who made a continental breakfast every morning. For the value/service/location, I wouldn't shop elsewhere if I was going back again! Thanks Hotelito Del Mar!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Playa Coronado, Panama
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed three nights here, following 3 nights in other places..2 in Bocas Town, 1 on Isla Carenero. Hands down, this was by far our favorite hotel. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We were even able to have our laundry done for a very fair price. The gardens are gorgeous, the room was immaculate, well decorated and the linens are very comfortable,. It was easy to see why they received a Trip Advisor award. We have already booked a return visit for January. Great job ladies..you're all wonderful at running a lovely hotel!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, it wasn't dear, but wasn't exactly great value for what you are getting. The rooms are a good size, it's clean, and the bathroom works, but it is a bit dark and shabby in the room. The bed is pretty small but I slept fine, the air con is pretty quiet. The location is great the staff are nice and they do a pleasant little breakfast of muffins, fruit, tea coffee and juice. It's a good all round hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013
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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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