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Bahia Hotel

Third Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
Gonetoghana2014 Calgary, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed in two different hotels in Bocas. This one and also Hotel Bocas Town. Both properties locked the front door after about 9:00 pm. This was a little unnerving as it meant we were literally LOCKED IN!! the front door of the Gran Bahia Hotel had a very temperamental deadbolt and it took a few minutes of fiddling with... More

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Beautiful place with historic background, very nice and clean rooms, comfortable beds, warm water, perfect located and acceptable breakfast. Recommended to all who are tired of private hostel rooms with no comfort, old beds and loud neighbors next door. Allow yourself some comfort to more than affordable prices!

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Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After spending one night in the horrible careening cay we moved to Bahia Hotel and it was a great surprised!. Rooms are nice and clean, with a very comfortable bed, AC working perfectly, clean bathrooms, nice tv. Everything you need! . Breakfast was very good, and is very well located, you can walks everywhere. We strongly recommend this place!

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The Great State of Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I had such high expectations for this hotel based on the photos on their website. And, I realize that those are professional photos, staged to make the rooms look their best. However, our bathroom did not in any way resemble the bathroom in the photo gallery on the website. First, It looked as if the person who put in our... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I made a last minute booking during the Panamanian "festive season", so hotels were very difficult to obtain after New Year's celebrations. The receptionist over the phone was able to accommodate me for 2 of the 3 nights that I needed, so with little option, that's what I did. The owner Tito, graciously picked up my sister and I from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Unfriendly service. Bugs in room. Very expensive for what it is. Stayed in a few hotels in Bocas. This was by far the worst value. Would not recommend to a friend. Went out of my way to write review so people would know not to stay.

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SweetBocas, Gerente at Bahia Hotel, responded to this review

Hello. I wrote directly to you a couple weeks ago, trying to find out, exactly, which room you were and what happened during your stay, but haven't received any further information from you. We would really like to know what did you experienced. Additionally, I, personally, ran an inspection of several rooms and haven't find bugs of any type, so... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Good hotel with clean and airy rooms and very good service.in the center of Bocas town. Staff is very helpful to find respectable tour operators. Price is reasonable for the size of the room. Overall a good value.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We had a very nice stay at Bahia Hotel! I loved the big terrace upstairs with a view over the ocean (also where the breakfast buffet is served). The rooms were very clean and spacious! Safe, fridge to store own food/drinks, aircon, large bed and a great bathroom. The staff was nice and helpful. We had to go very early... More

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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

gerente, darla, was a real sweetheart. booked thru booking.com, and she had a better rate for us using our pensionado discount. she could have made more money, but gave us the discount, even though it meant her writing a check to make up the difference! i was astounded! the hotel is lovely, really old architecture, hardwood floors. we stayed upstairs... More

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new york
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

beds were comfortable and rooms clean,good a/c and lighting. very noisy.Noise from bar across the street from 11pm til 3am. Rooms 206 &208 are next to dishwashing kitchen, so that noise starts at 7am. even rooms face side street, odd face wall of hotel next door. Reception consistently unfriendly, behind bars feels like a flop house.

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Address: Third Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
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Bahia Hotel Bocas Town
Bahia Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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It is located at the Southern tip of Third (Main) Street, in a majestic antique wooden building, that has already celebrated its hundredth anniversary and is still standing firm despite the ravages of time and the destructive earthquakes of 1917 and 1991. Built in 1905, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the area. We offer the 18 most spacious and comfortable rooms, all of them with A/C, WI-Fi connection, Cable TV, safety boxes and private bathroom with hot shower. ... more   less 
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