we checked in with no problem, staff is semi-friendly. they offer breakfast included with hotel stay, but only for 2 hours (7-9am): coffee, milk, cereal, fruit, ham/cheese, toast. Very clean and no mold smell. AC worked perfect. Hotel charges beach towels fee, not much but they charge without telling you. Hotel is nice and quiet. The bed was more of a full size than the queen size they said it was. overall hotel is nice, historic along with charming, stayed upstairs and it was nice and quiet.
Bocas had no water and electricity for a few hours the 2 nights we stayed. So cold showers are not appealing with rain and dampness in the island. Thye don't know why they don't have it or when they will get it back but it came back.
Would this be my favorite destination or coming here in the near future...NO....too much rain, damp. frankly it seems like it is not in the caribean sea. Temperatures dropped. A must bring: bug repelent, rain coat, umbrella. I rather go to the caribean islands than this place. The smoking nightclubs are a pain too you choke on smoke and they don't seem to adhere to the no smoking in indoors law.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is located at the Southern tip of Third (Main) Street, in a majestic antique wooden building, that has already celebrated its hundredth anniversary and is still standing firm despite the ravages of time and the destructive earthquakes of 1917 and 1991. Built in 1905, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the area. We offer the 18 most spacious and comfortable rooms, all of them with A/C, WI-Fi connection, Cable TV, safety boxes and private bathroom with hot shower. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bahia Hotel Bocas Town
- Gran Hotel Bahia Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town