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Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast

Isla Carenero, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #16 of 22 Bocas Town B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I didn't stay at Dona Mara, although after seeing it I would give it a try. But they did make a good breakfast and internet that we could use while we were there. The staff was nice and made sure we had all we needed.

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wiliamsburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Yes, the rooms are small, but who wants to stay in the room when vacationing in Bocas del Toro. The staff is absolutely fantastic and caters to your every whim. The restaurant next door is excellent. The food is fresh and prepared to order so just know that you're going to wait. Enjoy an ice cold Balboa in the meantime.

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Baltimore, MD
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

Horrendous experience. No water, fan didn't work, AC on the blink. Rooms( and they are NOT cheap) have all the personality of a bombshelter. STAY in BOCAS!! i.e. Cocomo on the Sea or Lula's

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

It wasn´t the plushest hotel we´ve ever stayed at but the staff made our few days there really special. They were lovely! The location was stunning and we would highly recommend Bocas del Toro!

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Volcan, Panama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

We arrived at Dona Mara to find that there was no water. We were told there was no water anywhere else so we went ahead and stayed. We were asked to pay upfront for the three days we were staying. By the end of the second day we couldn't take the no water situation so we asked for a refund... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

My friend and I spent an absolutely amazing time as this fabulous, local hotel! It's right at the beach, on an island 2 minutes by boat from crazy Bocas, where one can party all night long. The hotel manager (Luis), his wife and staff were extremely welcoming and there for us with help and advise as needed. Food and drinks... More

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

We had a fabulous time, everyone there were so nice. Penny and her husband do a wonderful job making you feel welcome. We didn't speak spanish, in fact just english. Their english was pefect. The staff was very nice, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, very inexpensive and very good. They had a bar and my favorite part was... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

What a wonderful getaway! This was our second visit to the Bocas area and we are so glad that Doug recommended this to us! We stayed a full week! Many days we moved only from the yummy breakfast to the end of the dock to sway in the hamock and watch the boats. The service is out of this world... More

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venice, CA
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

Dona Mara is a Rudimentary 1 story cell block. 6 Very small and basic rooms in a horseshoe shaped building. Loud dance hall Reggae music supplied by neighbors until 5 A.M. almost every morning free of charge, and if the wind is blowing right, a fantastic open air sewer smell right in your room. And the hours of running water... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

The staff was really nice, and the views and tiny beach are very pleasant. BUT, our room wasn't great. It was small and felt like a musty city hotel. Too much concrete, only one small window which opened onto the common area, there was a little mold on the ceiling. It wasn't horrible, but once inside the room we didn't... More

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Address: Isla Carenero, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Dona Mara Bocas Town
Hotel Dona Mara Bed And Breakfast
Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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Located on breathtaking, tranquil Carenero Island, our hotel is one of very few with rooms right on the beach. Our location is perfect, less than two minutes from Bocas Town, with its shops, restaurants, and nightlife. However, we're just far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. Our bed & breakfast & restaurant provide comfort, tranquility, and a swimming beach without sacrificing easy access to/from Isla Colon. Taste the local flavor at our beachside restaurant. ... more   less 
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