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Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 00190, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

At less than 5 mins walk from the dock, excellent room and nice view of the bay. Calvin make me feel immediately at home and was really helpful with any kind of recommendation. Despite of a water shortage on the island he manage to have running water and hot shower. I'll be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I'm completely confused about the high rating of this place. This is really basic accommodation and for $65 a night I guess you don't get much! Firstly it's fair to say that we were there over carnival and pretty much every hotel was booked out so we did not really have a choice but to stay here. Location wise it... More 

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Calvin C, Owner at Free Spirit Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you waited until the end of your stay to voice your concerns. Its disappointing that your concerns were aired on a public profile since I am available at all times at address guests needs and would have discussed each of these issues immediately (not after the fact). I make it known that this is an accommodation... More 

London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had great 5 days at Free Spirit Inn. The Inn is located a nice walk from central park, which is not really a park despite being called this way. It's also has a nice route to "Up on the hill" coffee and chocolate shop which is amazing place that deserves separate review. The Free Spirit Inn is really nicely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We spend 5 nights in this beautiful place. We enjoyed every second of it. The room is great and the host Calvin is a really nice host. He has great stories and is willing to help you with everything. Every morning he made us nice smooties, we felt very welcome. Calvin; thanks for the amazing time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The moment we entered the gate of Free Spirit Inn we understood that’s the place we wanted to be. Beautifully created place where you can relax and enjoy after the day filled with extraordinary activities. By the way, everything we’ve done was advised by our wonderful host Calvin. It’s so nice to have somebody taking care of you. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

As we speak we are about to enjoy our last breakfast at Calvin's, before leaving after a 5-night stay. We loved being here, Calvin is a great host who takes care of his guests in the best way he can and ensures everyone is comfortable, has their questions answered and daytrips planned. He created his own little paradise with Free... More 

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Calvin C, Owner at Free Spirit Inn, responded to this review

Season Greeting,! I just completed my first (1) year as owner developer of Free Spirit Inn , I would like to thank everyone who help me see this special project come life . Trying to say I'm finish is a joke because I'm always seeing something that need to be done, or added or adjustments So now I can say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was a great find, just a 10 minute water taxi ride away from the busy Bocas del Toro. You do have to walk up a hill to get here - best to do in daylight. The Bungalows are in a jungle setting. There are great views off the balcony and even from bed if you leave the drapes open!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

If you are looking for a relaxing place to live in contact with nature and local people that's the right b&b. Easy to get there and move around thanks to the advices that Calvin always gives. Don't expect "resort" service but enjoy the simple life of a remote island! We ate slept and surfed in paradise! Thanks Calvin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

As you walk up the cement path to Free Spirit Inn you wonder where in the world you are heading, then after 5 minutes you turn right into Calvin's slice of paradise. The view from the common eating area and the balcony is fantastic. I had to work while staying here and the wifi/internet was some of the best on... More 

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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Free Spirit Inn was certainly the accommodation highlight of our Panama trip with it's inspired decor, comfortable and spacious living space and wonderful grounds including several covered seating areas, lovely (well-lit) paths and generous space all securely fenced in. The balcony views are beautiful and it's located just up the hill from the docks/restaurants/bars/grocers. Just a 5 minute boat... More 

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Address: Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 00190, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Free Spirit Inn Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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