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Franklin's

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1 Franklin St. | Franklin Island, Panama
Franklin's
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This island was beautiful and relaxing especially if you know what to expect when you get there. The huts have a bed and most open to the water. The toilets don't have seats and you must flush them by pouring a bucket of water into them. We opted out of showering as they had cool water and looked unpleasant. The... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It is a tiny island but completely built up with (very basic) cabanas. There is absolutely no space for relaxing. There is a sandbank which is the only place where you can go into water but there is no shade. We were so disappointed that we left next day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed on three different Islands during our trip so I am able to do a direct comparison. Franklin island was pretty and small, it only takes 2 minutes to walk around the island. Accomodation: I found the bamboo huts to be of the same basic quality on every island. They are very basic and people walking past can see... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We booked a trip to San Blas with LAM tours, which was very disappointing. We had to look for a boat ourselves to bring us to Franklins as our boat had left already. Once we got there (Franklin site), we were told to share a room with 2 girls. As a couple who had made reservations weeks in advance, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We arrived without reservation and initially were told that there is no room for us. But this was not true as we discovered after walking passed the beach to the place where they handle accommodations. The rates are average compared to another San Blas Island that we came from. On the plus side there was snacks and sodas to buy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend just staye on this island in San Blas as a cheaper alternative to doing the more expensive yacht tours. This island is split into two hostels... Cabanas Franklin and Senidup. We stayed at cabanas franklin but wished we had of stayed at Senidup. The accommodation seemed very comparable on both sides (simple cabanas) and the island... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are a female, and/or will be traveling with female family/friends to Franklin's - PLEASE READ THIS: On our hostels suggestion, my friend and I (both girls) stayed at Isla Franklin at San Blas Island in Panama. My experience was a deeply disturbing one. First of all, there are two companies that own resorts on this island. The one... More 

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is an incredible place...not luxury...but profound beauty. The side trips to other island were exceptional. However, the island needs to find a safe way for disposing human waste. If you are up late at night, you can watch pales of waste being lugged to the sea...and emptied where people swim by day. I am rating them low because of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying here and it was everything I expected. I was alone on an island of couples, so I did not enjoy being there alone, nor would I recommend going alone. The only reason is that this is a remote tropical island with nothing to do. That goes both ways, really though; if you want absolute... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

You're on an island that's barely 100m, awesome! Make sure you bring a book per day. It's good because if you want to chill you can but it's one of the bigger Islands so if you want to meet people and hang out you can. I didn't bring snacks but meals are small so if you're a big eater bring... More 

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