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| Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Pension Tio Tom
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights in March, and we will not ever be back. Pros: Interesting location--you are in the town of Old Bank so you can actually see how people live, which you will not experience at the Red Frog Resort The hammock deck is nice. Breakfast is decent, and the clientele was pleasant. The German owner (I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

One of the coolest places we stayed on our 4 month trip. Chris was a wonderful host - nothing was ever too much trouble. He live streamed the Australian game of the World Cup soccer for us when it wasn't on TV and also helps you catch any boat you might need including pickup and drop off for surfers. beers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you want a perfect location, impeccable service, and exquisite style this is the correct choice. The view here is a breath taking. From check-in to check-out, the staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. Would very much recommend to anyone looking for an unobtrusive and relaxed holidays... Kamal(London)

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have spend 4 days at Tio Tom and it was the time of pleasure and relax! the hammocks were the place we did not want to leave:) when you add to this beautiful view and more then hospitable owner of the place with delicious drinks and juices... and the sound of water... oh... really great place to be:) the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The island of Bastimentos is great. And TioToms Guesthouse is a great accommodation. Fantastic location. Very friendly hosts. Delicious food, for example delivered fresh fish. Excursions are possible from there. I would always love to come back.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I've stayed there twice -- the last time while it was being stewarded by a very nice Dutch couple. This recent time in April, I met the owner, Chris. Chris is extremely accommodating, and has an ideal demeanor for this type of business, much like the Dutch couple. I also met "Not Tio" Tom, who is quite knowledgeable of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stayed at tío toms in a short trip to bocas after a recommendation of two fellow travellers i had met in a previous stay in costa rica. They told me so many good things about this place and as I was travelling by myself I thought it was a good idea to check it out. The place and the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I will start with the good things. The location is convenient, as it is right next to the boat landing on Bastimentos. The food is good. Breakfast is a bit expensive, but it's convenient and tasty. There is a comfortable area with hammocks on the dock, with peaceful views of the Bastimentos bay. We received very good, thorough, useful information... More

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Dinslaken, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I spend 5 nights in Tio Tom Guesthouse. I really enjoyed the accommodation. It is located very central in Old Bank with direct connection to the taxi-boats. The terrace with hammocks is a fantastic place to relax. Do no expect high class accommodation – but a comfortable and clean guesthouse with a friendly staff which provides a decent atmosphere. You... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

As another reviewer rightly said, Chris (the owner) was friendly, knowledgeable and nice. Tom - the opposite. They didn't inform us when we got there of the water restrictions and then Tom was rude about us asking to turn it on. Apparently that interfered with his cig break and hammock time. The cabana was twice the price of other rooms... More

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Address: | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Also Known As:
Pension Tio Tom Hotel Isla Bastimentos
Pension Tio Tom Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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