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Hotel Palma Royale

Calle 3 | A lado de ferry, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #2 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good location right on the main drag and not too far from ferry. Nice looking hotel. Reasonable bar. Included breakfast nice. Rooms were nice, but the only thing that let it down was attention to detail of decor. With some repair work they could be excellent. e.g. mildew on tiles, limescale on shower head, cracking plasterwork, wonky lightfittings... could... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the penthouse four nights while in Bocas. My communications with the hotel prior to arrival were always prompt and courteous. We really enjoyed the hammock and views from the wrap around balcony. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms were spacious and we all found the room very comfortable. It was great that breakfast was included. The waitress... More

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is beautiful and clean! We had a balcony facing the water which was lovely. The office staff was very friendly, but the breakfast waitresses were so mean that my husband was scared to ask for anything!! We found this to be true all over Bocas, but we just accepted the fact that it was nothing personal. I would... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palma Royale was one of our more luxurous hotels during our holiday, and we stayed here for 2 nights. The room was quite nice, and well airconditioned. Also, we think the matresses were quite good. The breakfast was a bit basic, not meeting my expectations given the statue and the rate of the hotel. Also, the personnel appeared to be... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Echo the comments about location (edge of town). Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, nice breakfast and dollar beers for happy hour! Stayed in the penthouse and absolutely loved it - the type of two bedroom apartment I would consider buying it was so nice. Great views, well appointed and very comfortable. The staff are unbelievable!! Very friendly and helpful and went... More

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Buffalo, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Perfect location, on the edge of town, but close enough to walk to everything and very quiet. We were there for Carnivale and once we got back to the room we didn't hear anything. Rooms were beautiful, they had a sitting area and a balcony. Our balcony was overlooking the water, some do not, they are very small but enough... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was a very nice hotel. Here are some pros and cons: Pros: 1) Rooms are very large 2) Nice spot, close to the action but at the end of a street so it was quiet. We did not hear any loud music at night. There is partial views of the water (2nd floor and higher) 3) Room was clean... More

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Melissapalmaroyale, Owner at Hotel Palma Royale, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed our spacious, clean rooms and our wonderful staff. Our rates are very competitive with other Hotels in Bocas of our quality. We have Wifi throughout the Hotel, we have installed several routers and repeaters, but can only do as well as the providers... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a hotel that has very nice rooms, but could be a lot better with a bit more attention to small details. We stayed in a 1 bedroom corner suite for 6 nights. The suite was clean and comfortable and faced the Main Street and the water. The kitchen was usable, but it is difficult to cook at night... More

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Melissapalmaroyale, Owner at Hotel Palma Royale, responded to this review

Thank for your comments, positive and negative comments both help us improve our Hotel. The lighting over the stove has never been brought to our attention. We are implementing lighting changes in the rooms with kitchens now. We have Wifi throughout the Hotel, but ideal signal has yet to be achieved on the quaint island of Bocas del Toro. We... More

Marshfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Has gone downhill since Jimmy Buffett slept there. I would pay half of what they charged us for the suite. Granted it's a short stroll from the ferry dock (all the hotels are!), I would blow my $$$ on maybe the Hotelito. The rooms are big, clean,fresh linen/beddings.Breakfast cooked to order (limited meni, no crepesSunday morn).

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Melissapalmaroyale, Owner at Hotel Palma Royale, responded to this review

Hello and Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear you feel that we have gone downhill. We strive to maintain excellence daily. We offer eggs cooked any style with bacon, french toast, pancakes, crepes, fresh squeezed orange juice, and gourmet Boquete coffee. We are glad you enjoyed your room. More

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

What can I say. Everything was wonderful about our January 2014 stay here. The rooms were beautiful clean with a small outdoor area, the location was perfect, and the staff was excellent. How many hotels do you stay at that have fresh coffee beans and a grinder in every room. Well Palma Royale does. There is a small refrigerator in... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Palma Royale Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
Address: Calle 3 | A lado de ferry, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We would like to sincerely welcome you to the Hotel Palma Royale located in the heart of Bocas Del Toro,Panama. Upon your arrival into the quaint Bocas airport, we will meet you with a smile and personally take you to our residential refuge where we offer the best possible service and amenities. With a main street location on the water, you will enjoy a truly stunning view of the city, sea and mountainous terrain. The Bocas archipelago attracts visitors from all over the world; crystal blue water, tropical rainforests, jungle rivers, white sand beaches and amazing coral reefs are all part of the majesty that Bocas has to offer. We will personally arrange a host of Eco-Adventures in order to ensure that your experience is a success. Furthermore, all the rooms at the Palma Royale are designed with the perfect mix of quality marble, bamboo flooring, handcrafted cedar doors, high ceilings, tropical artwork and floor to ceiling windows. Come and experience something truly amazing at the Hotel Palma Royale. ... more   less 
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