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Main Street | 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tio Toms guesthouse is located on isla bastimentos. It was really easy to get there by watertaxi and the island is much calmer than isla colon. There are no cars or other motorised vehicles on the island, beside the water taxis. The guesthouse rooms are simple but clean and every room has its own bathroom. It can get loud because... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really laidback atmosphere, with a nice hammock area right above the water. They're working on an artificial beach, which was nearly finished (in August 2014, they were waiting for the delivery of the top layer of sand). There are some negative reviews about the owners, but appearantly the place has been taken over recently by 2 Germans, Chris and (a... More

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

I stayed there with my friend and we had a really good time there. We were the only ones staying at the guesthouse and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was very relaxed and quiet. The hammocks were right over the water and one of the highlights. The other highlight was the food. We had the family dinner twice> the best fish... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guesthouse is so cool! It's standing on pillars in the water and you truly get the "on-the-ocean feeling" in the rooms, which btw was very clean. The hammock deck is great for rainy days witg a book. However, as the guesthouse is situated in Old Bank, there is no beach or places to take a dip. Thus, you need... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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 hotel reviews
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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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Address: Main Street | 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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You are looking for a nice place at the Caribbean? Our family-guesthouse is builded over the water of the lagoon and located in the centre of the village Bastimentos on the same named island in the north of Panama at the archipelago Bocas del Toro. ... more   less 
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