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Gran Hotel Bahia

Calle 3a. y Ave. A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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 Gran Hotel Bahia, 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 

Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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boquete,
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I think this is a good place in case you want to be in the center, they have a nice restaurant And it is the oldest construction in town really close to bike rentals wich is the best way to travel through town rent it with a chain It is not beach font but does have a view

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Fort Myers, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

we checked in with no problem, staff is semi-friendly. they offer breakfast included with hotel stay, but only for 2 hours (7-9am): coffee, milk, cereal, fruit, ham/cheese, toast. Very clean and no mold smell. AC worked perfect. Hotel charges beach towels fee, not much but they charge without telling you. Hotel is nice and quiet. The bed was more of... More 

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San Francisco
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed in both an upstairs ( renovated) and downstairs ( unrenovated) room. Downstairs room was dark and musty. It also had a weird air fresher thing that would spray stuff periodically. We lost power I. The whole hotel lost power one morning and the darkness made it very difficult to find anything as we packed up to move rooms.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Just returned from a quick business trip to Bocas and had the good fortune to stay at the Gran Bahia Hotel. The owner Tito is a real class act. The hotel is very well maintained. The place was spotless. This is the only hotel on Bocas with a room for handicapped individuals. Every year in June they renovate two rooms.... More 

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