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“A total fraud and rip” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Estrella de Bocas

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La Estrella de Bocas
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1st Street, Panama   |  
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“A total fraud and rip”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2007

This was booked on their web site. Upon inspection, the apartment was in a different building, it had no working hot water, the promised kitchenette had a little fridge turned into a minibar, one burner that didn't work and no utensiles.

We demanded a refund on the 500 dollar deposit and desk representative agreed we could stay three days to recoup most of the deposit. On the third day the owner burst in and screamed we were there illegally and started throwing the luggage around. We went to the police who would do nothing and finally had to pay another 150 for each of the three nights.

Then he wanted my passport as a security deposit and that did not happen.

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — The mafioso owner
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2004

First things first, Bocas is a fantastic place but our hotel was a disaster. At first It seemed pretty nice, the location was great but a little too turisty. It is a little more expensive than most accommodations in the island but at the time it was all that was available. It was right acros the street from the police station but despite that, our locked room was broken into while we were inside and our stuff was stolen. It was overall a bad experience and would not recommend this place at all.

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Additional Information about La Estrella de Bocas

Address: 1st Street, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province
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Ranked #32 of 34 Hotels in Bocas del Toro Province
Number of rooms: 213

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