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Tropical Suites Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

My wife and I decided to go to Bocas for our honeymoon and to stay at the Tropical Suites. The hotel was great, it had a kitchen (while the food was good, it was also nice to cook a meal here and there), big clean rooms, a great location and an awesome staff. The owners (Chip and Jamie) were wonderful and went above and along with their staff helped arrange everything (from ideas on things to do- bike trips, surfing, islands to visit, places to eat/making reservations- to booking surf lessons, massages, a zipline trip, cabs and water taxis). The staff and owners went above and beyond in all aspects. We would highly recommend staying at Tropical Suites and visiting Bocas for a honeymoon, family vacation or friends get away. There is so much to do and the staff at the Tropical Suites can find something for everyone to enjoy.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We loved our visit to Bocas and especially loved our stay at Tropical Suites. Jamie and Chip are outstanding hosts. The front desk staff is amazingly helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean with lovely linens and all the amenitites you could hope for. The ocean view is beautiful and the breakfasts are yummy. What sets this hotel apart from others is the warmth, knowledge, humor, and zest of Jamie and Chip. Look no further!!

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view!
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We stayed at Tropical Suites in Bocas del Toro for 5 nights in Feb. 2012. I can't recommend it highly enough! The hosts/owners were a huge part of the amazing experience! Jamie and Chip and their staff went way out of the way to help us with day trips, restaurants, transfer to Boquete, and room service. The hotel is beautiful, but the staff is remarkable! We are in our 70's, and would highly recommend to travellers our age! Leonore and Lee Wiltse

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in spite of the power outage---which wasn't the fault of Tropical Suites....power was out all over the island. We'd been warned that staying in town could be noisy. Not so...close the doors to the balcony and all is quiet. The rooms are lovely and comfortable. The location is great and the staff is overwhelmingly helpful and thoughtful. Chip even moved the router closer to our room to help with internet connectivity! I cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are good, I'd say.
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Great clean well appointed hotel in the middle of town. Rooms with decks over the water to observe all the water activity . This is a suites hotel so it is possible to cook your own meals should you wish.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the water are more expensive but let you view the many comings and going to and from th...
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

From the moment of our arrival to Isla Colon they offered the transfer to the hotel, which was fabulous with Marlo. The owners welcomed us: Jamie and Chip with their hotel staff: Mayda, Danubis, Mirza, Tracy and Alex made ​​my carnival holiday in Bocas del Toro THE best for many years. Thank you for your great attention guys. The rooms were nice and were clean all the time, with everything we needed to enjoy our days in the island. The comfortable beds, a complete kitchenette , the ocean view balcony as well as the town view balcony and bathroom really gave us a feeling of " at home". The hotel has its own marina which is very convenient. Jamie's tips for the tours were excellent. Definitely the best place to stay in Bocas.

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

The rooms were clean and well furnished. They were cleaned perfectly every day. They had AC, full bath, a kitchenette and balcony. We were very comfortable and we only heard sounds from outside occassionally. The staff were very helpful and even called taxis and set up a private tour for us.
We'd definitely stay here again. The only thing you need to know is that you should bring your own beach towls as they do not allow you to use bathroom towels for the beach. Also, there are no telephones in the room but that's okay as the staff was willing to make phone calls for us.

The owners greeted us when we arrived and said goodbye as we left. They had lots of good advice to give while we were there too! Definiely the best place to stay

Room Tip: We had a balcony facing the street of the city. You might like a ocean view instead but we found we...
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Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0000, Panama
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Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range: £74 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical Suites is a modern oceanfront hotel located in the heart of Bocas del Toro. Resting on a tranquil Caribbean shoreline, the property is close to many over the water restaurants, shops and attractions. The hotel's comfortable and spacious suites feature a panoramic view of the Caribbean waters or​ ​the island's ​tropical ​landscape.​ Amenities include private balconies, air conditioning, 24 hour front desk and water access from​ ​the hotel's private dock​. Nearby attractions include beaches, snorkeling, dolphin watching, zip-lining, diving and surfing. Tours and activities may be arranged through the hotel's front reception. Guests may choose to include breakfast with their room rate. The property is a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride from the Bocas Town island airport. ... more   less 
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Tropical Hotel Bocas Town
Tropical Suites Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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