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El Limbo on the Sea Hotel

Bocas town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #12 of 24 hotels in Isla Colon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Let me get this out of the way, yes the view and set up is great. But it is also great at any of the restaurants along the main drag in Bocas Town. There were many things wrong with our meal but probably the most important for a potential guest is this: we ordered the "fish of the day," and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hotel was arranged for us by Panama City travel agency. Good sized room with a balcony facing the street, balcony had, table, chairs and a couch. Fun for people watching, would have preferred to be on sea side for sleeping. Nice restaurant downstairs. Bathroom a bit tight but lots of hot water. Found wooden floor a bit slippery. Put the... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hotel needs a major overhaul. It's a dump. Still, I stayed 7 days. The room was cleaned and swept daily. The ac worked well but unsightly and loud. Rooms are not soundproof, a problem if you want to sleep and have families with kids in the room above you. Bathroom works, hot water, cold water, but very dingy/old. Rags for... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was my first trip to Bocas, so I do not have a lot of experience with other hotels in the area. We came in on a last minute 4 day trip with me and a couple friends. The place was nice and we got a great room, with a balcony, overlooking the water. The staff was very friendly, room... More

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was traveling with some friends to Bocas. From the airport you can take this to town - about a 5 min cab ride if that for about $2-$5. It is in one of the best locations - right in the middle of town - on the water - with a couple of restaurants. From the hotel it is easy... More

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed here only 3 nights and was an incredible experience! In order to travel to isla colon you have to take a 45min flight from panama City ($150) or take a 10hrs bus ($28) to isla Almirante. After arriving you have to take a "water taxi" to isla colon (30 min). After arriving Colon island, Limbo hotel is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and our group had two rooms. Both balcony rooms, one street facing and one sea view. The sea view room is $45 more than the street view room and has a large balcony with a love seat, table and 4 chairs. The room had a double and a single bed. The room was spacious... More

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Eaton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hotel is in a great location! The rooms are just okay. We had a street view with a balcony that was nice. The breakfast that is included was to open at 7:30 but several times did not begin until 8:00-8:15. There were several staff members who were very helpful and kind and several who were sour grapes. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I visit Bocas del Toro on a regular basis as we own property in the area, and we have stayed at most of the better hotels on Isla Colon, and Hotel El Limbo is one of our favorites, mainly because of the ideal central location and comfortable rooms. The location is great because it is right in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The front desk isn't staffed until 9 am so you can't check out before then, no matter how desperately you need to. The other staff tried to be helpful but they didn't know how to pull together the bill or charge the credit card. We had a tour to get to at 9 am and were desperate to get going... More

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Address: Bocas town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
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