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TioToms Guesthouse

Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama (Formerly Pension Tio Tom)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is perfectly located and has an original all-wood design. The German staff is helpful and polite, nevertheless we got told it wasn't a problem and safe to walk to the beach. When we met the police half-way and heard there was armed robberies we felt somewhat naive... Due to its design you can hear everything from the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This little. B&B on stilts over the water in the center of the great little village of Old bank on the island Bastimentos is perfect for the independent traveler with a bent to the simpler side of life yet without the unwanted surprises. The owner and his staff are very knowledgable about the area and do their best to make... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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 July 21, 2014

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
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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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Address: Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama (Formerly Pension Tio Tom)
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Pension Tio Tom Hotel Isla Bastimentos
TioToms Guesthouse Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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