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Hotel Don Chicho
Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #17 of 24 Bocas Town B&B and Inns
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Very basic hotel but with everything you need. Close to everything since Bocas isn't that big and yet not too loud since it's not where all the bars are at. Friendly staff helps you with tours. Wifi in the rooms!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The price is so cheap here...I arrived without reservations and wasn't sure I was going to stay there. The desk clerk ended up throwing in a free night, so I think you can negotiate on price here. Some rooms in Panama smell moldy due to the humid conditions, but this room was so clean and fresh smelling. I was really impressed with the cleanliness. They even washed the bedspread during my stay. The bed was also comfortable. Please note: this is like many Panamanian economy-style hotel rooms...no desk or table. Just bed(s), closet, and bathroom. Also, the rooms have no view, but there is a common balcony where you can sit.

If you're looking for a clean cheap place ($30/night) to stay and not wanting a fancy room, this is worth considering.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Milwaukee
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24 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I vist Bocas every year, as part of a University program, and I love the landscape and the wonderful reef and its great diversity, but the town is getting bad. A lot of drug dealers, and tons of garbage on the street. Something has to be done, not for the tourism, for the locals, and their life quality. I stay at Don Chicho, and the rooms was ok, for the price, nothing fancy but comfortable, but the hotel run out of water, 2 nights in a row, and the manager do a little to help, blaming the city for the problem. Without water even the fanciest place doesn't look nice. At the end, not the best experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I have to say, our stay in this hotel was very pleasant. The staff was so accomodating. Mr Ariel was nice enough to make our bus reservation to return to the city, and found a person to give us a tour to Coral Cay and Red frog beach. Amazing, the room was big enough for my gang, and the laundry ladies were always ready to wash and dry our beach clothes, getting them ready for te next day.
Thank you also to Simon, who made the hotel reservations for us.
If I ever get to comeback to Bocas, Don Chicho Hotel will be my choice.
Thanks for the superb fun.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I stayed here my second nigh because my hostel was booked. It smells amazing and clean, has air conditioning everywhere and good internet. It was a great value. Best nights sleep I had in Panama. Really comfortable beds and good air conditioning. TV too! So cheap if you share a room. I paid only $33 for 2 people.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Don Chicho

Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
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Ranked #17 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Bocas Town
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