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Hotel Oasis

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Carenero Island, Carenero Island 323232, Panama (Formerly Los Balcones Bocas)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a 1 minute water taxi ride from Bocas town. It has no restaurant, although they will cook you dinner if you order in the morning. The breakfast is the same every day, but tasted good. The owners/hosts are extremely helpful and will arrange trips, suggest outings and translate for you if required. The room was large had... More 

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Jose R, Gerente at Hotel Oasis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we are glad that you liked our little hotel. The backdoor keep it closed to the public, but open when our customers ask us. regards More 

Upper Bavaria, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed one night. The room we had was clean and had a nice balcony. Staff was very friendly and helped with every question. Breakfast was nice. The only thing is the location. The surrounding is not quite nice with cockroaches crossing your way and garbage everywhere ( just outside NOT inside!). But the hotel has a small terasse... More 

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Jose R, Gerente at Hotel Oasis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We understand. Unfortunately, the municipality does not clean too Carenero village, the village of Isla Colon, Isla Bastimentos village. regards More 

San Antonio De Belen, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew into Bocas del Toro on "Nature Air" from Costa Rica on February 26, 2015. We got there are noontime - they checked and let us into our room early. (Check-in time is 2 PM) We wanted an air-conditioned room with an ocean view - we got a mini-suite with a double bed and two single beds. The A/C... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment, it has been a pleasure to serve you. It's nice to work with people like you, wanting to be fine. regards More 

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably priced hotel directly across from the main island. Highly recommend not staying on Isla Colon because it is very dirty and gross (trash, rats). The room was clean, albeit not new, and the staff was nice, BUT there was a power outage while we were there (which is apparently common) so we couldn't shower or do anything for an... More 

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Jose R, Gerente at Hotel Oasis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed we believe Isla Colon is different from where our hotel is located in Carenero Island. Once a month there is a cut electicidad for maintenance of general plant Bocas del Toro, this takes about 3 hours per month. Exceptionally there may be a fault and everywhere. Understand that we are in an... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The staff are very friendly and make you feel at home. Its a 1 minute water taxi ride to main town ($1 per person) which is nice when you dont want to be kept awake all night by partying tourists. Food is great and basic food is cheap. This place is best for couples that are not looking to hang... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment. It has been a pleasure to serve you. a hug More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed at Hotel Oasis mid December 2014. We stayed in the suite with the king bed overlooking the bay. From the moment we arrived Jose and Ida treated us like family and made us feel right at home. The treatment was not needed or expected but very much appreciated. They were always available but never intrusive.... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure to serve you. Glad to know that you have a good memory of our little hotel. A big hug. More 

Helsinki
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Small family run hotel just couple of minutes boat ride from Bocas Town. Rooms are simple and noice from bars and water-taxi station might disturb - allthough this might still be quite peaceful hotel considering hotels in Bocas town. Frendly personnell. Free wifi. No credit cards accepted.

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Thank you very much for your comment. I hope you have a good trip back home. regards More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Staff- If you are looking for a big impersonal hotel experience where you are just a room number, look elsewhere! Jose and family are about as good as you could wish for in terms of friendly, attentive and responsive hosts. Food - fantastic, especially the lobster. Atmosphere - relaxing, low pressure, and convenient to Bocas town , while still being... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment. It has been a pleasure to serve you. We are glad that you were happy in our hotel. A big hug More 

Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Two buddies and I had originally planned a two night stay in Bocas staying at a hotel in Bocas Town but decided to extend the trip shortly prior to going and chose Oasis. Staff: From what I gathered, this is a family run hotel with a few staff members. Everyone was polite, friendly, and helpful. Lobby/Bar: Nicely decorated clean area... More 

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Jose R, Gerente at Hotel Oasis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you have a good time in our hotel. Hope to see you soon. A big hug More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
68 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First, an overall word of warning: Bocas Del Toro (BDT) is not Boca Rotan. BDT is primitive, laid back, and built around the water. There is a causal feel or vibe to the entire area. For as enticing as it sounds, BDT is not for everyone. You may have a disappointing vacation if you demand high end service, credit card... More 

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Thank you very much for your comment, surprising us his dedication to it. We are pleased that, in general, liked our family hotel. It has been a pleasure to serve you. a hug More 

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