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Hotel Caribbean View

Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
peter_ndc Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel itself is ok, the room is adequet with airconditioning and hotwater. The problem for us was the location. While the hotel is clean, you can not say the same for the rest of the island with rubbish everywhere including the water. There is nothing to do on the island except take a 20-30 min walk over the hills... More

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked for one week and paid half as a deposit. We were told we had until April 10 to cancel for a full refund. We cancelled and have yet to be refunded- cancelled April 8. The hotel charged our card in 24 hours but we can't seem to get our money back! BEWARE!!!

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Everyone here was so hospitable to us. Luis and his family really know how to make you feel like you are welcome. Their restaurant is fantastic home cooking style. The rooms are very clean and they do a great job maintaining the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had just left the order and familiarity of Boquete.I was beginning to feel a little confused by peoples reactions to Bocas del Toro when I would tell them about my excitement and length of our stay in Bastimentos.Dirty and loud , or you'll be bored to stay there the 14 days that I had booked.We took the bus from... More

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Sandefjord, Norway
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254 reviews 254 reviews
102 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fantastic location "on the sea", with wonderful carribbean views. Room tip: The front rooms upstairs have the best views, two directions. We liked this more "remote" and "less developped" island better than the town at the main island. The downsides are of course that you need a boat to go to the beach, and if you want to go to... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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71 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The view from room and reassurance are amazing. The room had a fan and air conditioning. Staff was very friendly. It is on bastimentos island.....which has great beaches, but not near hotel. The island doesn't have a lot of entertainment, so you might be taking a boat to isla colon often. The boat ride is short and beautiful, but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

One word to describe Bastimentos Island is Local, so if you wanna live the Panama Caribean culture this is the place to go, and I only have good things to say about their people and the hotel which by the way is definitely the best place to stay. But there are also some down sides of it, like the water... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

If you are in panama, make a point to go to bastimentos, if only for the experience of hanging out in Old Bank with Luis and his family. They will take care of everything you need, including food. rooms are very clean, comfortable and have AC. Also, Luis Jr. is the man. He will give you a day tour that... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at the Caribbean View for three nights during a tour of Costa Rica and Panama. The family that run the hotel are amazing - incredibly accommodating and super friendly. The location of the hotel is idyllic in my opinion far nicer than the main island of Colon. The hotel is well maintained. Our room had a/c and a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed in the caribbean view for one night only and we wished we had had longer to spend there. We felt immediately at home, the family is very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent. They brought us on tours around the island and were very accommodating in regards to where we wanted to go and how long we... More

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Address: Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
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Hotel Caribbean View Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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