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“Cozy,charming,clean, Great Little Hotel! - Alan K., NY” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotelito Del Mar
Calle Primera y Calle 2a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Kingston, New York
1 review
“Cozy,charming,clean, Great Little Hotel! - Alan K., NY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Great location and the tropical plants surrounding the hotel give you a degree of privacy not found elsewhere in town. Sally (owner) is wonderful, helpful, charming,engages guests on veranda at breakfast and leisure, good stories. Staff very friendly and helpful. My week stay 3/4-3/11 was fabulous and will definitely book again on return to Bocas

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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 8, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spotless and the hotel was in a location close to everything. Will stay there again when in Bocas. The breakfast was fresh and the coffee hot and plentiful. Very good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed here from Feb12/13-Feb21/13. I don't really know where to start other than this hotel far exceeded my expecitations, it was clean and very well maintained. But the biggest attrubiute to this hotel is the staff. All of the girls went the extra mile to help in anyway possable. Also the owner Sally made you feel very much at home and treated us as family house guests.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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salmegal28, Owner at Hotelito Del Mar, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
I thank you for your kind words, and look forward to a continuing affiliation with you in the future. Please keep in touch, we hope you will be able to return to Hotelito del Mar in the future. STR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Simple but clean and comfortable enough. Very good price for what you get. Its in the middle of town and there can be some noise late evening but the nights were quiet. Breakfast was ok and staff helpful

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was a little skeptical about this property because I had heard it was somewhat "like a hostel". We stayed for seven nights and I found the room, bathroom and common areas all to be clean. The staff was very helpful. They helped my husband seek medical attention one evening when he became ill. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you don't need high end accommodations. I'm rating down the "sleep quality" because it is on a busy street and we heard street noise and music from the park all night long. We were there during carnival and that may have contributed to the noise.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This charming boutique hotel in the center of Bocas was the perfect blend of hospitality, location, amenities and price. We stayed for 3 nights in January and wished we could have changed our arrangements to include a few more days. Sally and the staff know all the ‘right’ people and places to maximize your visit to the area. It was truly a highlight of our Panama Vacation.

Room Tip: Ask for upstairs but we were very happy downstairs.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Hotelito del Mar is very well situated. Close to everything and far enough to be troubled by the noise of the party people (the nights you don't party yourself). The staff is the biggest plus if this hotel! Very helpfull and always thinking with you, even without asking it, they will help you with things if they see it!
The only minus, was a generator accross the street, which was making so much noise, but with the doors close and airco on, it was quiet.
Very nice beds too, I slept really good!

Room Tip: Depends if they are building in the area. But the 4 persons room with balcony is really nice!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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salmegal28, Owner at Hotelito Del Mar, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind words about Hotelito del Mar in Bocas del Toro. We are glad you were happy and enjoyed your time with us. Sally Ramirez
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Additional Information about Hotelito Del Mar

Address: Calle Primera y Calle 2a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bocas Town
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small hotel is conveniently located in Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama. Each of our spacious 7 rooms has cable TV, wireless internet access, A/C and hot water, continental breakfast. They are extremely well insulated and quiet. Groups are welcome. We accept all major credit cards. All inquiries are welcomed and answered promptly. Join us for a unique holiday on a tropical Carribean flavored island. ... more   less 
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Hotelito Del Mar Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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