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Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast

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Bocas Road, Isla Colon 12345, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & her sister B visited another sister J in Bocas Town, Bocas del Torro, Panama.. Sister J is a nurse and volunteers with Doctors on Boats at a nursing home called Asilo. All four of us stayed a week at the Sand Dollar and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the staff and eating good breakfasts. Our primary reason... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good: the house is really SO beautiful. It was built by a carpenter in 2011, I believe, but looks like a restored colonial home. The beds were super comfortable and the place was meticulously clean. Dama is the cook/caretaker and she makes the most wonderful breakfasts. She is very sweet and gives good advice about things to do and... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The staff were so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The food and coffee were delicious. Our casita was perfect for our small family. The location is just right, quiet but close to town and beautiful beaches. The bike rentals were a welcome surprise. Our only regret was not staying longer

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

How nice that you and your family enjoyed the casita. Since we built it last year, we can welcome more families than ever before. We hope you will return and stay with us again. Thank you for your positive review! More 

Littleton, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What got our attention was that this hotel was NOT in Bocas town...just a 10 minute cab ride away. Only about $2-3 cost for 2 people. Once we even had a local expat give us a ride to town before a cab showed up! Breakfast is wonderful...and the hotel itself seems a throwback to an earlier time (with modern amenities,... More 

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to experience what we appreciate most about our place: old colonial charm with modern amenities, quiet alternative to Bocas Town, and captivating views. Thanks for staying with us and do come back! More 

Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I spent about 9 days at this GREAT B&B. The ratings only allow us to give a 5 star rating, otherwise I would rate it even higher. We arrived on Isla Colon at 7:30 in the morning from Panama City, and Sharon, one of the owners instructed me to head straight to Sand Dollar where a beautiful... More 

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

You and your wife figured it out from the beginning: an extended stay and time for the beach and the hammock! At the same time, you got out and enjoyed what the area has to offer. You really got into the rhythm of the place. We appreciate our staff and are glad you experienced their kindness and generosity. Thanks very... More 

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here back in May, had we couldn't have been happier. Great location just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to flag down taxis to head into town. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way for us. My girlfriend isnt able to eat anything containing... More 

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is challenging to address dietary restrictions on a small island, but Bocas is getting better all the time and we are happy to accommodate any way we can. Thank you for choosing Sand Dollar and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Bonn, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had planned to stay here for 4 nights, and extended it by another 2 nights, due to the weather, because we were too lazy to move to another island, and because we enjoyed the personal atmosphere at Sand Dollar Beach B&B. The rooms are much bigger than they look on the pictures, the bed is really huge. The wooden... More 

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Davide for your detailed review of our Bed & Breakfast. All your feedback is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you were able to extend it. By the way, we have new sturdy shower curtain rods just installed! Come back soon. More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Sand Dollar in Bocas. We constantly felt at home and Christin, Damaris and Guillermo were very lovely. Damaris made a tasty breakfast for our family each morning and as we stayed 4 nights, happily changed it up so our girls weren't bored. When I requested yogurt and granola for breakfast, Damaris was very... More 

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for all your feedback. We're glad you and your family enjoyed the privacy and extra space of the Casita. We do our best to accommodate special requests and Dama's homemade yogurt and granola are worth coming back for more. It's great that you felt at home at Sand Dollar. We hope you can return in the not-too-distant future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Beatiful place great customer service by Christine, good breakfast, I will be back to Bocas and I will stay at San dollar again love it!!! A++++ the location is great the view to the beach I will recommend this place

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

How nice that your family was able to get together and enjoy all the space that our property provides. We hope you will come again soon! Thank you for this positive review. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our stay at the Sand Dollar Beach B&B was amazing. Mark and Sharon have a beautiful home and we are so fortunate that they have decided to maintain it as a Bed and breakfast for all of us to enjoy. Every room is meticulously kept, with each room drawing you in, allowing you to to get down to the most... More 

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Sharon R, Owner at Sand Dollar Beach Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so glad that you were able to make time to stay at the Sand Dollar during your time in Bocas del Toro. You figured out our specialty: relaxation (and of course the great breakfasts). We enjoyed spending time with you both and hope to see you again very soon. More 

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