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“Great location and Great attitude” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotelito Del Mar
Calle Primera y Calle 2a, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great location and Great attitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had read good things about Hotelito Del Mar, so when we came into town and saw it about 1/2 block from Water Taxi 25 we decided to check out the rooms. They had one available and it was very clean and ready to go. We checked in for one night and ended up staying for 2 (lucky for us, it was just getting to be low season). Danny was very helpful and made our stay very easy. It was great to be located in the heart of Bocas Town. We had little kids with us and it wasn't loud at all (in room 7). The breakfast was a perfect light start to the day.

Room Tip: It is very quiet for being located in the heart of the action.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This hotel is a bargain for clean, comfortable rooms right in the center of town. The property has a nice garden where breakfast of fresh fruits and coffee is served. The second floor rooms have a balcony with ample sitting area. Beds are great and location is quiet. Owner Danny and his staff made excellent recommendations for dinners and were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I've visited Boca numerous times and stayed in a number of its hotels. You can find everything here in terms of a night to stay, and the mass can be confusing.
Worse yet, some places have such a severe bug infestation on the rooms and mattresses that it's better to sleep on the street.
Hotelito is super clean, modern, with decent rates, and next to my fav restaurant. In the center of Bocas town, it's also in the center of everything.
There's a new owner, but he appears even more eager to please than the old one.
My rate per night was $58, and worth every penny.
They have a variety of rooms including a family room with balcony.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We came upon this nice little hotel in a great location in Bocas Town. The price was very reasonable and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The property was well kept and nicely landscaped with an outdoor sitting area. The best part however, was the new owner, Danny. He went over and above our expectations to make sure our stay in Bocas was everything we hoped for. All of his recommendations helped us to find exactly what we were looking for. Although he's only been the owner for a few weeks, he seems to be a natural in the hospitality business and is committed to making additional improvements to the hotel. His staff was also extremely helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay there and plan on returning as soon as we can.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Just call..talk to Dan the owner (from NYC) great clean rooms, reasonable rates..weekly too, just a block or so from the water taxis. Waterfront bars and restaurants right out the door. Everything's in walking distance. Dan can help you set up any adventure, a taxi to a better beach-cheap-and they really do return in a couple hours to pick you up, or a private water taxi to a remote island adventure. I just loved Bocas and the remote islands.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great, depends on the amount of people per room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Bocas was very full and we wanted to find a new place to stay. Luckily we fell upon Hotelito del Mar! We were traveling with our son and daughter-in-law,so Danny showed us a large 2nd floor room which had 2 comfortable double beds, big walk in shower and reliable hot water, glorious AC, TV,wifi, and a balcony sitting area we adored for conversation, people watching, and enjoying downpours without getting wet once. It is 1/2 block from Water Taxi 25. Breakfast fresh fruits and good coffee were a plus. Danny and his staff made excellent recommendations for dinners and some sight seeing. He was pleased to take our VISA and the room was a true bargain for the comfort, location, and other multiple benefits.

Room Tip: A second floor room is best for privacy and extra space the balcony provides.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our first trip to Bocus, and the Hotelito del Mar was recommended to us by a friend. The hotel was very comfortable, clean and safe. Located right in the heart of Bocus Town, everything was convenient and close. Restaurants, water taxis, tours were all within one block of the hotel.
The service at the hotel was excellent. The owner, Daniel Alamo, made sure that our stay was easy and relaxing. He greeted guests at breakfast, and was always upbeat and helpful.
The Hotelito del Mar is a great home base from which to get the full Bocus experience.

Room Tip: The only room available was on the first floor, and it was nice, but it looks like the second floor...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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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:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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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