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“Hidden gem - Literally "made" our Bocas trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Panama's Paradise Saigoncito

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Panama's Paradise Saigoncito
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sheffield
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“Hidden gem - Literally "made" our Bocas trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2010

Gorgeous, cosy cabanas,with a local flavour in the midst of the 'real' Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro. Perfect if you want to avoid busy touristy backpackers party hostels and get away from it a little bit. The apartments had a very homely feel, with lots of lovely little touches, and Jenny, the owner, had thought of everything in the way of utensils, crockery, storage space, shelves, (sky TV) etc. We ended up staying for 7 weeks, and becoming friends with Jenny, who would always be around if anything went wrong. We will always remember our chilled afternoons lying on the hammocks on the balcony and watching the humming birds feed, as well as riding around town on our pink bikes - free if you stay at the cabanas - a great selling touch. Thank you! We will be recommending to friends.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2010

These nice cabins are located 5 minutes from bocas town by bike. the great advantage you get when you stay here are the free bikes you can use! So you can easily go to the nearby beaches and bocas town. The cabins are really clean with a fully equiped kitchen and a hot shower. When you visit bocas del toro this is really a great place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nijmegen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

We had a perfect 2-night stay in this hotel at Bocas. A simple, but very cozy hotel. Jenny - the owner - has done a good job and created a nice atmosphere. She is a great hostess! A small hotel on a perfect location. Not in the very touristic part on the island - wih the hotels and appartments in a row - but also not too far away (no problem to go by bike, also at night). Don´t expect too much luxery, but everything is basic and ok. I guess you won´t find that much luxery in Bocas :-)

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nijmo
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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2010

We actually stayed in Jenny's other location called Raphael's House (I can't find it on TripAdvisor so I decided to write a review on this page). We absolutely loved it! The place was so cute, and it was located on Bastimentos Island, which is a quick boat ride away from the main island. It really gave you the Caribbean feel, and is away from all the tourism of Bocas Town. It was incredibly relaxing. The place was cleaned every day. We can't say enough good things.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kseguin9
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Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

Friendly, cozy & comfortable place 2 stay!
R. from Amsterdam

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank NetherlandsRox
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

This place is great. The location is great, we really liked being in a neighborhood and having the bikes to ride around and explore and get into town. The cabana was wonderful, the beds are comfortable and the porch was like a big outdoor living room. We spent most of our time out there.

I loved the random sounds of the neighborhood--the birds, roosters, dogs, music (at one point and Frank Sinatra).

The only thing I'd change, and I recommend this everywhere I stay because it's not usually done, is to provide some sort of dock for an iPod so visitors can listen to music.

Jeny, the proprietor, is very welcoming and helpful. We loved it.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank aliciavance
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2010

We enjoyed our stay on the island. The weather was hot and humid. The room was not the most comfortable during the day without A/C, but at night it was great being on the 2nd floor with the windows open. The space was okay. We enjoyed the patio and our neighbors. We had originally booked the private room 1 in January and I was informed a month before our trip that Jenny overbooked but she had another room available. It worked out in the end, but at the time it was a little disconcerning. We enjoyed the bikes and they made it a lot easier to get around the island.
My biggest complaint about our place was the noise. This is something that Jenny can't control and comes with the area. We heard dogs, chickens, and loud music throughout the night. We did stay during Easter and there was a party and disco set up on the beach and the music was very loud during the night all weekend.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and Jenny was very accomodating.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JamieLWisconsin
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Property: Panama's Paradise Saigoncito
Address: Area Saigon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Panama's Paradise Saigoncito 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Panama's Paradise Caribbean Cabanas "Saigoncito" are located just a five minutes bike-ride away from Bocas Town and around the corner from the beach. This is your home away from home and the perfect place to find out what life is like in Panama's Paradise. The authentic Cabanas are built in the Caribbean style and are surrounded by local daily activities. Inside you find all the luxury that you're familiar with at home. Experience the Caribbean and enjoy your stay! ... more   less 
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