I was quite disappointed with my stay at Hotel Angela, which I chose given the promising reviews here, in Lonely Planet, and Bradt's Guide.
Don't stay in Room 9. We saw cockroaches and had a leaky air conditioner that rattled against the balcony door all night. Not worth the $70 pricetag for a balcony that overlooks a construction site, when there are many other wonderful hotels and B&B's in Bocas Town. Management also had no response when I contacted them about this (I thought I'd give them the chance to defend themselves before writing up a bad review!) The hotel was bought over in December, which may explain the disappointing experience compared to the many previous bright reviews.
My personal suggestion is to stay at the Hotel Cala Luna, which is not only a bit cheaper but nicer! Cala Luna is a beautifully crafted house with good wood, AC, and open-air seating areas outside of each room. It is also two blocks from Calle 3 (the main street) which can be very loud. The owner, Alberto, is always around if you need anything and very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Angela, and its Restaurant Sol and Sombra, calms and enchants with breathtaking views of the beautiful Caribbean. Enjoy swimming from our deck, or just sit and fingertip toetip the cuddly soothing waters, refreshing cooling Caribbean breezes stir memories of Paradise with which we are all familiar. Please come, visit or revisit. You will enjoy as sincerely do we. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Angela Hotel Bocas Town
- Hotel Angela Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town