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Bocas Paradise Hotel
1st Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 00420, Panama   |  
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Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1 review
“Decent hotel. ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

things that I liked about this hotel was that the staff was very friendly, and that the hotel was at the center. Things that I didn't like was that there wasn't a safe in the room, always had a problem with the water temp., after i would get it to a comfortable temperature few mins after temp.would change to either colder or hotter, there was a problem with the sink I would wash my hands and the sink would easily overflow with water.Besides these problems the room was fairly clean. I hope that my review helps you with choosing a great hotel! Enjoy your trip. Bocas del toro is amazing!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nipawin, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed 3 nights, the noisewas not as bad as we first thought it would be. The lttle noise we did have the fan and air conditioning drowned it out.
We did complain about no hot water, the maintenance man did come look at it but it was never resolved.
Breakfast was good except you couldn't buy a smile from the workers.
The front desk clerk was great very friendly and helpful.
Loved the view from the deck.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights. The positive points were:
- good location (one the water and just off main drag)
- room and bathroom was good size
- clean
- management fixes things quickly if there are any problems
- working a/c and fan

Negatives points
- one night it was a big loud but the sound of the a/c seemed to cancel it out and we slept fine
- no real atmosphere... it's just a room in a building type hotel. But all the action is close by

Overall we enjoyed our stay and I would recommend it to others. We paid about $75/night for a queen room

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Telluride, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

First, the hotel is nice enough for the price,$50, as it is right in the middle of town. But the first night there was a bar/disco really close that started blaring music at 9pm and it didn't stop until 3am. It was impossible to sleep.There was a restauarant downstairs that was right on the water but the service was slow and not engaged. I feel there are other places in Bocas that would be better.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Well located on the city with a usefull waterfront deck and view. Service is good but basic, breakfast not included and need to ordered separately, food is good. Looks more appropriate to young clients and couples. Definitely not a 4 stars rating (hard to see it as such) but rather a 2-3 stars

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Willemstad, Curacao
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Me and my husband stayed two nights in Bocas Paradise thinking okay a 4 star hotel as recommended we paid $ 99.- per night ..but it was realy a 2 star hotel. First day a couple of hours no water when wanted to take a shower..
Small room..a room safe which was broken..a bathroom with a toilet where you have to sit sideways because of a wall in front of the toilet...no minibar...no coffee maker...a window unit AC with a terrible noise...breakfast poor you could choose a coffee or a juice not both....otherwise you have to pay. Wifi connection was poor..
Rosita from Curacao

Room Tip: Maybe the suites are better.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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bocasparadise, General Manager at Bocas Paradise Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Good afternoon,

Allow me to clarify a couple of things. Our rating is a 3.5 star rating and that is based off of our guests revieiws not our opinion. I am sorry that you do not agree with the majority.

Also, your price of $99.00 was with an outside travel agency and the options for breakfast were provided to them ahead of time with all details disclosed. I am sorry that all of that information was not disclosed to you by them.

In regards to the water. We are located on an island and sometimes the entire island is without water in drought periods or when there is a power outage for an extended period of time, and this was the exact case when you were here. I am sorry for your timing and can understand your frustration but again, the entire island was without water and this was not an isolated situation pertaining solely to our hotel.

I hope that you will consider us in the future at a discounted price. If you would like to book with us directly you can email us at info@bocasparadisehotel.com

Thanks for staying with us and for your feedback,

Management
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Christiansted, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

As we understand it, Bocas Paradise has changed management and really should get a new Trip Advisor slate. We were drawn in by their sign advertising rooms for $49/night. There was very efficient AC in the room. The bathroom had hot water. We did notice that the windows lacked good curtains, and we were on the first floor so we could actually see people walk by now and again. We eventually threw up a blanket to cover the view the water taxi stand had of our room. There wasn't any WiFi signal in the room (located on the first floor in the center of the hotel), but we enjoyed the private lounge for service. No in-room safe. There wasn't a controler for the TV at first, but after the maid came, the remote reappeared! Wonder where it was hiding. Good stay for a cheap price. Also we read about a bar being noisy late at night and couldn't identify it from the street, but sure enough at 4am the music and voices were still going. Luckily the AC was pretty noisy itself and it wasn't much of a bother.

Room Tip: Middle first floor room does not have WiFi and is noisy at night when the bars start up
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bocas Paradise Hotel

Address: 1st Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 00420, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bocas Del Toro's newest oceanfront hotel located in the heart of the vibrant and picturesque Bocas Town. The hotel features three stories of colorful Caribbean architecture perched out over the water with spectacular views. The hotel offers 30 rooms, an incredible restaurant and bar and some of the best views in Bocas. Most rooms have breathtaking ocean views, balconies, air conditioning, cable TV, kitchenettes, and high quality furnishing. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bocas Town Paradise Hotel
Bocas Paradise Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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