From check-in to check-out, everything was great. The staff is friendly and eager to help you in any way they can. We had an ocean view room with balcony and it was great to sit up there and have our morning coffee and plan the day's activities. Carla, the owner, has an eye for detail and her hotel shows it. She was the first in the area to offer free wi-fi. We were on our honeymoon and there was a bottle of champagne waiting in our room when we got there, along with a hand written note stating they were happy we had chosen their hotel to celebrate our honeymoon. The food is delicious and they had reserved the area at the end of the dock for our first night's dinner. Get the chicken, rice and vegetable dish as it is to die for.
There is only one room that has a refrigerator but you can go out the hotel, make a left and then a right and buy a styrafoam cooler at the market a block down.
One morning we decided to branch out and went next door to Hotel el Limbo for breakfast. Don't bother. Overpriced and not worth it.
Check out the Pickled Parrot. You will need to take a water taxi which is about $1.50 pp one way. The owner, George, is from Kansas and is a hoot. He makes the best burgers, fries, ceviche, wings, etc. Oh heck, everything is good. Also check out The Marina (also a water taxi ride away). Dylan, the owner, has sailed around the world twice and has some great stories to tell. He has great chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmmmmm. On Friday nights he has barbecued ribs and I understand there is quite a crowd there. Although we are in our fifties we had a wonderful time at night at one of the local hostels. Drinking, listening to music and talking to all sorts of people.
I will definitely stay at Carla's little gem, Hotel Bocas Del Toro next time I am in Panama.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly upgrade high speed internet along with Hotel Bocas del Toro Restaurant & Bar honored as one of the "Top" Caribbean Bars in the best spots in the world on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List, ¨Cuisines & Bars, IPAPP. The Hotel consistently receives TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence". We've discovered that understated elegance in our Caribbean Wood Design and superior service are essential. From every vantage point, the ocean & island views inspire us to respond to the elements. 2013 Hotel Bocas del Toro was chosen and featured in the Conde Nast Traveler January issue under ¨Caribbean Secret Islands, The Bliss of Bocas¨, for our commitment to Sustainable Tourism over the last 11 years. Bocas del Toro's oceanfront boutique hotel, restaurant & bar are unique to this island paradise. Eleven perfectly appointed nautically inspired rooms, displaying thirteen different types of exotic Panamanian hardwoods, custom built furnishings, some with ocean view or town balcony rooms. We invite you to join us for a memorable experience at the best sustainable boutique hotel in Bocas del Toro, Panama. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bocas Del Toro Hotel
- Del Toro Bocas Town
- Hotel Bocas Del Toro Panama - Bocas Town