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Hotel Olas

Calle 6, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As other reviewers have stated before, this hotel isn't that bad. But it is definitely not great either. We'd booked a 'Suite with ocean view' for two nights which costed $ 80,- a night. When we arrived, our room had not been cleaned. This took about 2hrs, which I thought was quite some time, considering the room rate. Although it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay here. Hotel was 1min walk from the main street with all the bars and restaurants. We had a nice big room which was clean, comfy beds. The back deck is great for jumping off and swimming, plus watching the sunset with a beer. Breakfast was free and pretty good.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were filthy and smelly. Nothing worked. Cleaning was spotty. Apathetic and unprofessional staff. They moved us during the middle of our last day. Good breakfast. Nice location with good views. Would not recommend, especially for a romantic vacation. Overpriced. Heard great things and were really looking forward, but left extremely disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and each had it's own character. The dock off the lobby was nice, and the second floor open air lounge was a great place to unwind and look out over the water. Located at the very south end of the main hotel district, it is quiet and not... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Hotel Olas with a friend for 3 nights and it was a pretty good choice for bocas town. For the price, I think it's really great. The rooms are small (ours was a double bed) but really clean. We were on the 3rd floor which had a cool view but a constant smell ... also it's a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Simple review. Bad service, poor and disrespectful owners. So many other places in the area to choose from. Booked for 5 nights, stayed one night and moved. The smell alone should have made us turn around and not even spend a night. Trust me and go elsewhere.

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I absolutely adored Hotel Olas. The location is wonderful, the rooms are clean, nice and cool AC, very reasonable. The entire hotel is built over water on pilings and it keeps the place nice and cool and balmy. The first floor has a restaurant and bar area facing the Caribbean, it's break taking. I would spend time just sitting there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our stay in Hotel Olas was fantastic- it's a short walk from the airport & right on the water but on a quiet street yet still practically in the middle of town. The rooms are very clean, spacious and the staff is very accommodating- any problem you have is solved immediately and beyond your expectations. We stayed in room number... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The room was overall adequate with attractive wooden features though slightly small & noisey ( from next doors clients ) which was offputting .We stayed for the one night as it wasn't really what we were looking for but the bar area is relaxed with some decent views . The hotel is on the quiet side of the strip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very good place with a great maneger, shay! Will help with every thing you need. Located at great point on the water. Good breakfast, clean rooms! They have a tours that you can do directly from the hotel to all the good and interesting places. If i will be back to panama ill be there for sure.

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