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| Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Pension Tio Tom
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dinslaken, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the positive aspects of our stay: Very friendly owner Chris, exquisite lobster for dinner and quality of meals over all nice place to chill during the day - lying in the hammock in the shade on the negative side: unfriendly co-worker Tom, you always have the feeling you are bothering him with your request - Very poor service. Thin... More

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at tio tom. A perfect place to stay and relax. chris is very helpfull, a good cook and nothing is a problem. He can arrange transports and knows where and when to go. View is amazing. Make sure you have a reservation because this place fills up very fast. Paul & esther (netherlands)

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

great place to relax,comfortable, great hospitality, good food,great view over the bay, nice owners.The hammocks out on the deck are a blast. one of the best hostels on the island. I will defenetly come back someday!!!

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61 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Despite reading some very negative reviews, I decided to stay at this guesthouse in Bastimentos. And it was a good choice. Most complaints I have read were about the attitude of the owners. I don't know why, since they have been nothing but nice to me, available and caring too. My room was truly lovely, spacious and clean. The only... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Chris (the owner) was very helpful in helping us plan out our stay at Isla Bastimentos including transport to and from the island and a snorkeling tour and hikes on the island. The family style dinner for $7 was excellent value. We were served Caribbean style, freshly caught lobster and this was one of our best meals in Panama. The... More

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Bocas Town, Panama
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

TioTom is the perfect place to chill out and a good starting point to explore the beautiful island of Bastimentos. Friendly owner Chris has some good local connections and recommends the best places for diving, surfing or swimming. The meals are great value for money and often freshly caught fish (we had really tasty barracuda for 8 dollar only!). And... More

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Bonn, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed at Tio Toms for 4 nights in mid November. The place is a house build on stilts on the water. In the house all rooms are build out of wood, so wooden walls, and floors. This gives the place a very cosy atmosphere of a big old wooden ship. On the downside is, that it also makes the... More

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Big Sky, Montana
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at tio toms for three nights and loved it! It has recently been taken over by some friends of the formal owner (Tom) and they do an excellent job at making you feel at home. Chris makes the best homemade jam for breakfast every morning and serves excellent family dinners at night! Daryl is extremely nice and pleasant... More

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Also Known As:
Pension Tio Tom Hotel
Pension Tio Tom Hotel Isla Bastimentos
Pension Tio Tom Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
Address: | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
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Ranked #8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Bastimentos

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