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“Great hotel in Bocas Town”
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Hotel Olas
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Stockholm
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel in Bocas Town”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay at Hotel Olas! Friendly and helpfull staf (in 99% of the cases). Cozy atmosphere, nice interior and great verandas by the water! It's a small town so location will let you walk anywhere in 5-10 minutes. It's possible to rent surfboards, bikets etc. and book tours at the hotel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

4 years ago I went for the first time to Bocas, me, my dad and my 2 brothers went for 4 nights and a guide from the island recommended us the Olas hotel. so we went there. we fall in love as soon as we got there. the room was small but they were comfort enough at sleep time. the most that we liked was the restaurant and the view you have at breakfast, and that you can get a boat to pick you up from there. the hotel has many options of tours and they arrange the tours you choose. its really relaxing and pretty and in a safe spot. is not close to bars so you can really sleep, but is not that far from them neither ,just enough to go walking. we liked it so much that we went for second time 2 years later. the same beautiful and relaxing hotel. I hope we go again next time

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Panama City, Panama
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Absolutely loved the place. Great room (quiet, A/C and hot water working perfectly), amazing view (right in the water, boats and yachts passed by, sunset was beautiful), but more importantly amazing people… we where treated like family. The breakfasts were good and the hotel is close to everything. We would definitely go again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Faro, Portugal
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181 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent place. Conveniently located away from the confusion of the main street yet very close. Nice building built over the water with a great terrace at water level where a very good breakfast is served. On the upper levels there are other smaller and quieter longes. Cute decoration. Some of the rooms have great views of the sea. Loved the hammocks hanging from the balcony. Would not hesitate and book it again!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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New Zealand
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Great location-around the corner from the Main Street but easy to walk anywhere! Rooms are clean, big, with air con & wifi. Breakfast is muffin & juice/coffee. Good value for
money-would stay here again

  • Stayed May 2014
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Portumna, Ireland
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

*Nicely laid out hotel. Relaxing on one of the decks or in one of the hammocks as the sun is setting with hummingbirds buzzing around you is a pretty nice experience.

*Ben, the manager, is a very friendly helpful (english speaking) person.

*The complimentary breakfast is very basic but for a small fee I would recommend the shakshooka (eggs poached in a tomato based sauce).

*The snorkelling directly beneath the hotel is surprisingly good.

*Wifi is difficult to pick up on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

*The air-con didn't work in our room, but it wasn't a problem as we were given a different room immediately when we brought it to the attention of the staff.

*The hotel is pretty dated and as other reviewers have said, you will find little critters like geckos running around the walls of your room at night... but that comes with the territory when you're in the Caribbean and, in my opinion, it just adds to the experience.

*Although I can't give Hotel Olas a high score for things like 'cleanliness' and 'wi-fi availability throughout the hotel' all in all I enjoyed my time there and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Panama City, Panama
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

nice place i have stayed here two times now .Management very nice and helpful. Price was great and i would stay there again for sure .the back deck is awesome right on the water and the best place to eat diner Refugios is just a few doors down .

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Olas
Address: Calle 6, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olas 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Hotel on the water with great ocean view. Quiet location, 2 minute walk from main street ... more   less 
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Olas Hotel Bocas Town
Hotel Olas Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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