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“One of the few upper scale hotels in Bocas Town”

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Tropical Suites Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Walking around Bocas Town, there are many, many reasonably priced Hostel style hotels. Tropical Suites is one of the few upscale hotels and possibly only one of 3 on the water. We were in room 8, 2nd floor on the end. The rooms have very spacious terraces with table and chairs. Perfect for eating or a great view for happy hour.
Kitchens are in each suite, minimally stocked so not really suited for preparing full meals, however restaurants are really reasonable so no need to cook.
Beds very comfortable and rooms very clean.
Loved the location of the hotel, central on the main street.
LIlly, for breakfast is great. Love the pancakes! You can also opt for breakfast brought to your room for a couple dollars. Eating at the restaurant, walk in, grab the "Tropical Suites" separate menu and take a seat.

Room Tip: Ask for 2nd or 3rd floor room for best views
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Excellent accommodations, friendly staff, and centrally located for excursions to islands and good restaurants. Breakfast was included at the little restaurant next door (Lily's) which was yummy. Quick walk from the hotel to the water taxi back to the mainland. The rooms were very quiet and allowed total relaxation. Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this place!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Ocean View Suites on the second floor. I would recommend either the second floor o...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

For the price we paid, it's not the best hotel you can get, but probably the best you can get in the island though. I don't know if it was just my room, but the AC wasn't really cooling. The remote control for the TV wasn't working either. Though I guess those are minor complaints since one is not really staying in the hotel room all day. Service-wise: Hotel staffs were really nice. Location: Very convenient since it has its own mini-dock. Although it doesn´t has its own restaurant, the hotel worked an agreement with a cafe beside it for breakfast. It´s not that bad, since it's quite nearby and the breakfast was good also. In overall, everything was just alright, but then again, for the price, one can probably get something more on the classier side.

Room Tip: Try asking for a room in the second or above rooms. You get some more view at least, whereas you cho...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

This was our second trip to Tropical Suites. The hotel is impeccably maintained, and the location is perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the recommendations made for restaurants were perfect. Jamie, one of the owners, is a delight to work with, and her selection of captains to take us on island excursions was great.

Room Tip: If you can spend a few more dollars for your suite, get a room overlooking the water.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We stayed at Tropical Suites for a month in January/February 2013 and it is just a great place. In many ways, the hotel is the embodiment of the hotel's owners, Chip and Jamie - it is friendly, well maintained, thoughtful and good looking. The hotel also benefits from having really good and helpful staff. It is definitely worth splashing out a bit more for the ocean view suites - the view is worth the extra investment.

Room Tip: Get the ocean view suites
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This was definitely one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in and the owners were especially nice!
We traveled to Panama to get an idea what it would be like to maybe rent a place to stay for a couple of months. We did a tour and visited many places. I have to say that Bocas Del Torro was a very pleasant place. The hotel definitely won me over. We only spent one night, but, would have stayed longer had we not be with a tour group. It was a very quiet, clean and beautifully decorated place. The room was very spacious and outfitted with everything you need. The bathroom was very big with two sinks and plenty of storage space for your toiletries.
We talked with the owners at length and they were very gracious.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back side have a view of the water. There is also a fabulous penthouse suite on site...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

The manager and his crew were awesome from the minute we arrived until the second we checked out
We travel a lot but when the manager had difficulty with cabs reliability when setting up our transportation to the airport.............he took it upon himself to take his own car and drive us to the airport himself................
This was definitely over and above service..................He made sure our stay was without
flaws..................
The rooms were impeccably clean and always supplied with comfort items
You guys really deserve high marks
Tom and Sue Rousseau

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tropical Suites Hotel

Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, 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: £76 - £126 (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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Also Known As:
Tropical Hotel Bocas Town
Tropical Suites Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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