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Swan's Cay Hotel

3rd Street | Main Street, Bocas Town, Bocas Del Toro, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

Swans Cay Hotel is a very nice and somewhat formal hotel on such a casual island as Bocas Town is. We stayed in the annex which was great for a group but if booked there as a single or other than a group you might feel disconnected from the hotel. The annex is a very well renovated apartment house one... More 

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Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

We arrived with high expectations for our small family reunion at Swan's Cay because friends in Costa Rica had given it high marks. Front desk people: generally very nice. Not always helpful, but nice. Having heard it was the nicest place in Bocas, the rooms were a surprise because at twice the price, they were no better than the Bahia... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2007

We had a pleasant stay at this hotel. This hotel seems to get mixed reviews because I really think the quality of your stay depends on the room you get. We traveled with a large group of people so we did get to witness the variances in terms of the quality and state of the rooms. DECOR - I agree... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

The owners of this hotel are great and very accomodating. While the interior is a little dark for a tropical hotel, it has a great Italian feel - very interesting and different. The perfect compliment to all of the delicious italian cuisine you will eat! Breakfast was delicious and the property is quiet, but close to everything I needed to... More 

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2005

Allow me to read you an excerpt from my journal: Today we arrived at Swan's Cay Hotel. We were scheduled to stay at Bahia Hotel, yet it was overbooked. Our guides told us to rest assured, we were staying in the best place on the island. We walked in off the street to an opulant lobby. The walls are paneled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2005

With lots of dark wood, carpets, and European antiques, Swan's Cay feels more like an Alpine Ski chalet than a tropical hotel. The carpeted rooms are a little dated and worn. They are tatty but functional. The price was about right for the hotel - although we stayed in the less expensive annex. The main building was more expensive although... More 

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