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Hotel Palma Royale
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 January 2012

I stayed here with my son, we booked for 4 days but ended up staying for 5. The staff are wonderful, especially Roderick and the owner, Melissa. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The hotel decor is high quality with great details and the rates of the hotel are really good. I cant wait to go back there..... Great vacation!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

My bf and I stayed for a couple days at this hotel. What made it exceptional was not just the location, design and cleanliness, but the staff. We hit a couple of logistical obstacles with our travel plans - nothing to do with the hotel - and Carmen, Melissa and her staff stopped at nothing by providing their help until things were right as rain. They really came through for us in our time of need. Thank you so much for making our trip a truly memorable one!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed for 3 nights, in a Studio. This was our "treat" part of the trip. The room was very nice, spacious, comfortable -- coffee/tea, wardrobe and a safe. Perfect location in Bocas, on one end of the main street (3rd St), so walking distance to tours, water taxis, restaurants, bars, grocery etc. Biggest plus was the friendly / helpful staff!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed 3 days at this hotel with a large group (2 families). The hotel is in a perfect location, has large, comfortable rooms (some with spectacular views), and is beautifully maintained. But the hotel staff, and specifically Carmen, stole the show! Carmen helped us with everything...how to navigate the town, find tour boats, select restaurants, you name it! We felt like we had a home away from home. We can't recommend this hotel highly enough!

Room Tip: The "suites" on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th floors are great for families and some of them have vi...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

We stayed for almost a week and we wished it was longer. The island was paradise, and the hotel was the perfect place to stay...comfortable and new with a fun bar with amazing drinks. Thanks :)

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  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

We stayed at the Palma Royale in December for three days and enjoyed it immensely. Melissa and other members of the hotel staff were quite friendly. The room was clean and presented a wonderful view of the bay; the restaurant was quite good. Since the hotel is just across the street from the water taxis from Elmirante, it was in a great location for travel to the other islands and beaches. The main street of Bocas fronts the hotel, so it was convenient for our strolls to the shops and other restaurants. I recommend this hotel highly.

Room Tip: The rooms on the third floor are great! Although rooms on the lower levels are good, the top level...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

This hotel stands out bc it is probably the nicest looking building on the main street. Very well maintained, inside and outside. I admit, the rest is pretty sad looking, but still the Palma Royale is very nice. We had a room on the first floor. We had a private little terrace, but the view was the neighbor's brick wall. We could have gotten a room on another floor, but rates are higher. I can imagine why.
The room was not very big, but it was really nice. Escpecially the bathroom (although some construction mistakes were made with the faucets and the tiling - probably not done by a professional). Bed was really comfy. I liked the coffee grinder in the room. Nice flatscreen tv too.
Breakfast was disappointing though. Food was OK, but service was terrible. Had to wait 45 minutes for someone (I guess the cook) to show up and then after that it took almost 30 minutes untill we got our pancakes. And it was just for us and 1 other couple.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle 3 | Next To The Ferry, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#2 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range: £68 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Palma Royale 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We would like to sincerely welcome you to the Hotel Palma Royale located in the heart of Bocas Del Toro,Panama. Upon your arrival into the quaint Bocas airport, we will meet you with a smile and personally take you to our residential refuge where we offer the best possible service and amenities. With a main street location on the water, you will enjoy a truly stunning view of the city, sea and mountainous terrain. The Bocas archipelago attracts visitors from all over the world; crystal blue water, tropical rainforests, jungle rivers, white sand beaches and amazing coral reefs are all part of the majesty that Bocas has to offer. We will personally arrange a host of Eco-Adventures in order to ensure that your experience is a success. Furthermore, all the rooms at the Palma Royale are designed with the perfect mix of quality marble, bamboo flooring, handcrafted cedar doors, high ceilings, tropical artwork and floor to ceiling windows. Come and experience something truly amazing at the Hotel Palma Royale. ... more   less 
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