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Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Dolphin Bay | Bocatorito, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the small island. The view from the porch was great. We saw some dolphins but not from nearby. We liked our room. It was clean and with mosquito net. We didn't liked the chitras (sandflies). They are very tiny and everywhere and all the time. Nobody received a warning about them. A german guy didnt know what was... More

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EIB, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Rose, Thank you for reviewing our lodge and am happy to hear that you enjoyed the island, your room, dinners and the dolphins. On the other hand i am sorry about your experience with the no-see-ums. We do actually warn our guests about them and offer oil and repellent, which if used as per our instructions works very well.... More

Barcelona, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had previously planned to stay 4 nights but after enjoying so much there we finally decided to extend our stay for a total of 8 nights. Erika and the rest of the staff are very nice people, taking care that everything is OK and make you feel like being at home. We stayed at the charming Bay View room,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

It is more than a place where you sleep, it is the whole experience. Away from it all, the hideaway allows you to observe, enjoy and learn more about nature. A very caring Erica is always there to make sure you will get the best experience (e.g. Seeing the dolphins, sloths and many many others animals, snorkeling in beautiful spots)... More

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Denver, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago on a trip to Bocas. We chose Dolphin Bay Hideaway because of the rave reviews we read and were convinced that the bad reviews were simply a matter of personal taste (as I'm sure they were). However, we really should've paid closer attention to them and taken their advise. Let me begin... More

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EIB, Owner at Dolphin Bay Hideaway, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you for your review and opinion. I am very sorry to hear that you were uncomfortable during your visit with us. We surely tried everything within our means to make your stay memorable including offering out captain as a baby sitter during your excursion to Zapatilla island so that you could snorkel and enjoy the beach while... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days in the middle of a 34 day journey to Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica. This stay was one of the highlights from my trip. It was so peaceful here and so beautiful. Erica and Jose were great hosts. We had a wonderful time visiting with Erica and sharing our stories and journeys with her.... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Thank you Erica and the rest of your team for such a wonderful stay! I came home so relaxed & invigorated! Aside from the fantastic excursions to the coffee plantation, snorkel beaches and small islands, which were amazing, here my top highlights of Dolphin Bay Hideaway. The food! Each meal was fantastic. Fresh tropical fruit, homemade granola, + eggs pretty... More

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Cologne, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Basically everything has been said already. I just wanna leave the 5 points as they are well deserved! Please disregard the negative reviews. These guests unfortunatelly clearly didn't belong here. If you checked out the web site and made yourself familiar with the style of lodging Erika, her family and staff have to offer you'd get a pretty good picture... More

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Las Lajas, Panama
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent 2 nights in this paradise and it was really a dream: the room is huge, extremely clean, with beatiful furnitures, curtains and flowers all around. There was everything you need. In the morning they serve an incredible breakfast and also dinners and cocktails are great. We explore the bay with their kayak and chilled on the deck and... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Dolphin bay was a highlight to our 3 week panama trip! The gardens erika planted are sensational and alive with nature. The porch and bedroom make u feel like u just stepped into a fantasy world bc the decor is both tasteful, romantic,clean and every detail attended to. Erika, thank you for customizing our party of four with our kosher... More

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Santa Monica, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The name is in the title, "Hideaway". Expect to be 'away' from the crowds, which is exactly what I wanted. The property is beautiful and the staff super attentive. My room was amazing and the food delicious. The b&b owners appeared to me that making my stay a memorable experience was their number one priority. You must go, and when... More

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Address: Dolphin Bay | Bocatorito, Isla San Cristobal 888 888, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla San Cristobal
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Dolphin Bay Hideaway Hotel Isla San Cristobal
Dolphin Bay Hideaway Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla San Cristobal

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