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Franklin's

1 Franklin St. | Franklin Island, Panama
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything from the ride over to the island to the stay was great. The accommodations are simple....huts w sand flooring, basic bed and a sheet, but that's what we were looking for. The island is small and you can walk around the whole thing in 5 minutes. The sand is white, the water a beautiful and clear blue/green and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The small Franklin island divided to two hostels. I stayed at Cabañas Senidup in the northern side. They offer both dorm and private rooms, 3 meals, cold sodas and beer, toilets and showers (with brackish water), hammocks, volleyball court, islands tours, and of course - amazing white sand beach, clear shallow ocean with beautiful reef! I recommend snorkeling on the... More 

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Thank 567chenb
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Island is very nice. But small and up to 95 beds!! impossible to stay on hight season. Franklin and other staff are very unfriendly. They only care about money. Food really bad. No fresh fish, bad rice... I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS ISLAND

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Thank Xavi P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When we were there the island was very quiet. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. It is very basic and the food is OK, but that's all part of the experience! I wouldn't recommend it for families or couples, but for solo travelers it is a nice choice when visiting San Blas.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I made a big mistake when I bought the package deal at some expensive hotel in Casco Viejo. I paid 300 USD cash, when I should have paid half of it, at least! Just because I was travelling alone, Mr Franklin (Kuna elder) didn't allow me to leave the island unless I would find a group to go along. The... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed on Franklin`s Island for three nights. When we arrived we had perfect sunny weather, it felt like arriving in paradise. The bungalows are basic, but very cute. Beds old but I slept really good, as you can hear the ocean. The island is small and all covered in white sand and plamtrees. The water is amazingly beautiful clear.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Love the small beach at Franklin's; white sand blue waters. You are staying on the island with the indigenous. The hut is basic with very used mattress. Please note that there is no flush in the toilet. You have to bring a pail of water to the toilet and rush your doings.... It not a five star resort for sure,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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2 Thank nhammond10
Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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