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Tropical Suites Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
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Boynton Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Thank You Tropical Suites”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

From start to finish this hotel property has been a blessing.
Our continued contact with the Owner and his staff made our trip one to remember.
The room was impeccably kept at all times.
What ever we needed was there for us.
The breakfast vouchers each day gave us a choice of places to eat.
The stay was one we will look forward to doing again.
Bill and NIna

Room Tip: All the room are good, we stayed with a view of the water. Balcony view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Location is top.
The room is nice (well equipped kitchen, though old and poorly kept refrigerator).
Bathroom is good.
No restaurant, but you get vouchers to a few restaurants next door, no problem.
The problem is the noise. The front desk was noisy with the staff speaking loudly and listening to music all night (it was louder than the discos in the street), so we didn't get more than 4-5 hours sleep per night, and that is the only reason we would not come back.
Maybe the problem was that our room (room #2) was at ground floor, near the front desk.
If I was given a free stay I would only accept it if I could be promised a room on a higher floor!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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BocasHotel, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hello Thue P,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for the nice comments. My utmost apologies for the noise, this is not a common occurrence on any floor at Tropical Suites and it is completely unacceptable. We also heard about this from another guest that was staying in the hotel while you were, upon checking the video the replacement security guard (the regular security was on vacation) thought it was ok to play music. I will assure you this will be taken care off immediately. I will also be in contact with you by email to follow up personally.

Safe Travels and Best Regards,

The Tropical Suites Team
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Bocas del Toro, Panama
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

One night in Bocas was made very special by staying at Tropical Suites.
My partner and I have lived in Bocas del Toro for almost three years now, but rarely stay in the town itself. But it was Vanessa's birthday and we wanted to do something special.
The suite we booked was comfortable, clean and very luxurious.
With a full kitchen, a balcony for people-watching over the street and the most comfortable bed, Vanessa enjoyed a birthday to remember.
The staff were friendly and helpful, and with a dock on the water we were able to park our boat right outside overnight.
A lovely place to enjoy a tropical touch of luxury.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed at the Tropical Suites for 12 days and have to tell you the people who work the front desk are as nice and helpful as can be. They will help you with planning excursions in and around the island as well giving great advice as to what is going on during the week. We stayed on the street side and found it to be great entertainment as Bocas comes alive at night!! Our room was very clean and the staff are continuously keeping the place clean. Thanks to all the hard working folks at the Tropical Suites for making our vacation truly memorable. Best Regards George and Amy from Alaska!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is the place to stay in Bocas if you want high-end (for Bocas) accommodations.

First of all the front desk staff at this hotel are truly wonderful. They did all that they were supposed to do, with a smile, but also helped call water taxis (arrived a few minutes after they called) told us where to find things in town, and even continued to help us after we had left the hotel to stay on a different island.

Regarding the rooms, before booking we combed the reviews and pictures of other higher-end hotels in Bocas Town center – and narrowed it down to Tropical Suites and Hotel Bocas del Toro. Because I stayed in both hotels during our trip we can say that Hotel Tropical Suites crushes Hotel Bocas Del Toro regarding what you get for your money for an oceanview/patio room. Tropical Suites is much bigger, cleaner, more modern, with much nicer bathrooms. Most rooms at Tropical Suites also have a kitchen – something entirely missing from hotel Bocas del Toro. We stayed in Hotel Bocas Del Toro one night because there was no oceanview patio for our last night in town at Tropical Suites. Rooms at Tropical Suites are also much bigger. Big step down to go from Tropical Suites to Hotel Bocas del Toro, but this is all the more the case since Tropical Suites cost about $70 less than Bocas del Toro (we booked Tropical Suites far in advance - pre-paid).

(This is not to take away from the Hotel Bocas Del Toro front desk staff who are truly wonderful and helpful.)

Only cons of Tropical Suites is that the wifi in the rooms was not reliable - some days it worked fine other days it would only work sporadically - always available in the lobby though. Hotel Bocas del Toro wifi worked consistently (with the exception of the iphone 5 – that can’t access the network for some reason).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel for three days and never wanted to leave. The room was comfortable and had a great view from the deck. I strongly recommend springing the few dollars to have the water side rooms. The deck was great to watch the sunrise and the water front activities. The views from the decks of the water, the islands, the clouds and the general activity is worth every penny.
These rooms have "full kitchens" so you can cook if you want or just keep your food and beer cold. The beds were very comfortable and the A/C sure was nice after the seabreeze died down every night.
The staff was great. They helped us with some trips to the outer Islands and around Isla Colon.
This is a fun town. I didn't ever want to leave.

Room Tip: Go for the water side
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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BocasHotel, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Hello OakSusan,

Thank you so much for the Excellent Review!!! They are such an important part of our business at Tropical Suites and it makes the entire staff smile with pride when a new Excellent pops up! More importantly we are happy that we could add to the experience during your vacation.

Thanks for spending it with us!

The Tropical Suites Team
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is an unusual review - we were booked for December, but had to cancel at the last minute because of death in our family. The owner graciously allowed us to cancel our reservation. But he went WAY beyond that. Air Panama has a "no refunds" policy so we were likely to lose nearly $400 in tickets from Panama City to Bocas. But the owner of Tropical Suites offered -- at no cost -- to GO TO THE AIRPORT and work with Air Panama officials to obtain a full refund because of the circumstances. He ultimately had to make several trips over a six week period to make this happen! And, this kindness on the owner's part came even though we have yet to stay in his hotel! You can bet we will certainly stay at Tropical Suites when we finally to get to Bocas. There are nice people in this world -- and one of them owns Tropical Suites.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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BocasHotel, Owner at Tropical Suites Hotel, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Excellent reviews are very appreciated and important to our business. However it is in no way comparable to being able to help someone that is in need and so appreciative afterwards that they write such a sweet review. I'm glad that we could be some small help in your time of need. Thank you for being such a pleasure throughout the situation and for such a thoughtful review.

Warm Regards,

The Tropical Suites team
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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