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“Great value” 4 of 5 stars
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North Avenue, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Calgary, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
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“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed here for a few days and really loved this place. Really nice restaurant with excellent food & great breakfast, very friendly staff. We ate at the restaurant most nights because the food was so delicious. The hotel itself could use a bit of updating but the value was fantastic. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone. Great value

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vero Beach, Florida
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69 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I paid thirty bucks a night--a great deal--for a large clean room with minifridge, TV, comfortable bed, and A/C. A/C unit works, but is the older variety, so it takes a bit of time to get the room cool. Plenty of hot water with decent shower pressure. Good breakfast included. Located on the water at the northern tip of Bocas, far enough away from the main street to ensure quiet. Walking distance (even with a backpack) to the airport. Accepts credit cards. Friendly staff. Professionally managed. For the price I paid, an outstanding choice...

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Apollo Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

good value for the money.Convenient to town and the airport

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

This time, with some friends and we stayed in the Suite...very nice!
The good side is that you have plenty of space, your own kitchen (not kitchenette, full kitchen) and your own balcony...it is like having your own little home in Bocas.
The downside I must say that the breakfast was not that good this time, decent, but not as healthy and fantastic like before.
The location is very good, close to nice restaurants, but the best part was our tour guide, recommended by Angela's staff: Rafa! Ask for this guide, is decent, not overpriced, and a lot of fun.
If I am allowed to make some suggestion, I would say to the staff that they need to be more "sweet" to foreigner tourists. I am local, so I sort of understand the idiosyncrasy of my people, but some tourist are "sensitive" and they expect to be pampered 100%.
But hey, if you want to experience the real thing, and not pre elaborated formulas of tourism, this is the place...and I will keep coming back!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I had a great 4 night stay at Hotel Angela last week. Just read the previous review, and while the facility is old my room (#12) was very clean, fairly recently painted and completely bug free.The staff is nice, if not exactly eager to go the extra mile, but this quite common in Bocas. I spent the entire winter there and found, especially in restaurants, that service is not something you get quickly from the locals, they truly move on Island time. It was somewhat disappointing that the restaurant and bar weren't open, but there so many places within blocks it isn't really a big deal. One of the best things about Angela ids the location, close enough to town to to walk to everything, yet just far enough away from the noise.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charles City, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I just returned from a five night stay at Hotel Angela. Let me preface my review by stating that I did not expect a plush resort nor have I ever given anyplace that I have ever stayed a bad review so here goes.
My unclean room was infested with giant cockroaches, a bat, and a mouse. My wife and I would lay in bed at night and watch the cockroaches climbing the walls and scurrying about the floor. After killing dozens of roaches we decided to sleep with the lights on.
The staff was not helpful and unfriendly. No doubt following the lead of the owner who was not there most of the time and unavailable sleeping when on-site.
The restaurant and bar is not open.
Bocas is a wonderful, unique and fun place to visit. There are dozens and dozens of quality hotels at which to stay and most are much more reasonably priced, as well. Stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

The floor and shower had not been swept clean, there was still sand & dirt on the floor. The towels were stained & had holes. The comforter also had stains. No view of the water or operable window to enjoy a breeze. I would definitly choose another place to stay the next time i'm in Bocas. For the quality of the room the price should be much less.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Angela

Address: North Avenue, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Angela, and its Restaurant Sol and Sombra, calms and enchants with breathtaking views of the beautiful Caribbean. Enjoy swimming from our deck, or just sit and fingertip toetip the cuddly soothing waters, refreshing cooling Caribbean breezes stir memories of Paradise with which we are all familiar. Please come, visit or revisit. You will enjoy as sincerely do we. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Angela Hotel Bocas Town
Hotel Angela Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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