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“Inexpensive and fairly good value” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Laguna
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Third Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Bocas Town
Harrow
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and fairly good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The hotel is not on the water front but it is only a 5 minute walk to the water front so this is not a problem. There is a very good snacky restaurant just opposite and two others on the same side of the road as you turn left out of the front door. The rooms look out onto an internal corridor...but are therefore quiet. Reception is not manned all the time but when they are there they are polite and helpful. No breakfast or meals available but there are plenty of options all down the street.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

As inexpensive hotels in BT go, this is a good on. NOT on the water, but the view of Bocas' Main Street from your patio/balcony is excellent people watching. Rooms are spacious enough and clean; bathrooms too.

Room Tip: Ask for #11 or any room at the front [main street] side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

the reception was not really helpful, quite noisy (in off season!), no seaside, rooms was also ok but we´ve seen more better rooms on our trip. BUT we are not able to evalute value for the money because the hotel was in a package

Room Tip: no sea side hostel,
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you don't know Bocas del Toro yet, this is a good option to stay at when visiting Isla Colon. This hotel is really centric, not water side but is close to everything (water taxi, supermarkets, transportation, restaurants, and the park). Even if there's a lot of people in the main street, the rooms are quiet enough for a good night sleep. They have a small inside balcony (just useful if you want to share a drink with somebody) and the big room upstairs is beautiful, with a balcony so romantic.
We stayed there the last week of September and as the season is low we had a $45 rate for a double room (usually is more expensive, but this rate is comparative with other hotels with less quality and noisy rooms).
So, if you are looking for a hotel in Bocas Town, do what we do, ask to see a room first and give them a try.
Happy trip!

Room Tip: i always prefer to have rooms with just one neighbour... less chances of noise
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cancun, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The hotel is in the middle of the town, 10 min walking distance to the airport it has a cool bar, the room is a little small but it's ok for a couple...the restaurant serves good food....i will come back to this hotel for sure and is not expensive.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Padua, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Of course you can find something better, but the price for the suite apartment where we lodged in 3 friends was comfortable and big with 2 bathrooms and the balcony
The personnel at the reception is so kind and helpful
If you are searching for a place where to rest between one excursion and the other it's the right one.

Room Tip: I tried just the apartment, I don't know anything about the other double rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

my first choice when i arrived in bocas good price, central well positioned, depend from the room , not particular noisy, close to many good restaurants. again depend wich room u get nice bathroom ,maybe little gloomy, but cosy. the most important part the staf are really helpful and knowledge of many things.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Third Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Laguna 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Laguna Hotel Bocas Town
Hotel Laguna Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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