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“Good value, great restaurant!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel casaMAX
Avenida G, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #12 of 34 Isla Colon B&B and Inns
2 reviews
“Good value, great restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Beatiful big rooms with good bed and firm matras. The new restaurant by the hotel, 'Karmaway' is delicious and different. For a midrage price you find luxery diner. If it's on the menu, try the lobsterravioli. It's amazing!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The owners, Ari and Shirly are awesome. This is a budget friendly option with private bath, bright colors and is centrally located.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We recently stayed in Casa Max during our trip to Bocas del Toro.
What a great hotel - the rooms are large, clean, and great value for money. The owners are very friendly and helpful - they gave us lots of good tips on where to go, where to eat, which beaches to visit, which boat company to use for day trips etc, and also where to eat. Definitely worth staying here if you are looking to get away from the spots renowned for 'backpacker madness'.... ;)
Breakfast in the cafe was good value too and very tasty!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

The place was extremely clean, hospitable, a quick walk into town. The restaurant on the premised was very good, and it was not a noisy hotel like others in town. Air Conditioned, Ceiling Fans, modern washroom in the room, and real cable TV.

Close to amenities and away from the kid backpacking scene of dumb drunks kids.

Next trip back I will book here.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We paid for our room without first inspecting it and it was the last room available. When we walked into the room it stunk like bug spray so we decided to check the mattress for bedbugs and it was infested. The owner wouldn't give me my money back then finally did after I started to make a scene and the other guest were paying attention. I understand bed bugs do happen but to argue with me saying that its their policy not to give refunds was completely unreasonable considering we had checked in and out within 3 minutes.

Room Tip: Check the mattress under the seam before paying.
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Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kent
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

An excellent small hotel for the money, in a good location. The rooms have recently been refurbished in a simple , but very clean & useful style. The restaurant is a very open & airy space over most of the ground floor and the breakfast was first rate. Unfortunately the restaurant was not open for dinner whilst we were there, but it does have a good rep. However, there is a good alternative nearby.The owners were friendly & helpful. Recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Nothing to fault about this hotel. The hosts were accommodating and friendly, the location was great, the hotel was roomy and airy. The restaurant there was extremely affordable compared to the rest of the island and the food was great. There was in room wifi, cleaned every day and hot water showers. We had an attractive room with fan and private bathroom, and it was quiet compared with the main street just round the corner. We stayed 6 nights in Bocas and loved every minute

Room Tip: Upstairs room was great
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida G, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
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Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Colon
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Also Known As:
Casa Max Hotel Isla Colon
Hotel CasaMAX Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon

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