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“Love, love the new Starfish Suite!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropical Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Primera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Bocas Town
Tybee Island, Georgia
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“Love, love the new Starfish Suite!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our fourth year back enjoying Bocas and Tropical Suites. This year we stayed 3 weeks, and besides spending time enjoying both the lovely ocean front views and street view suites, we expanded our horizon to enjoy a few days with an underwater view! Tropical Suites has added a brand new suite called the Starfish Suite, that not only has an ocean front balcony, but also has a window into the sea! The suite itself is has the most beautiful decor, with local artwork, wonderful king bed, microwave, fridge, and a large bathroom with a huge shower that has river rock flooring, and an amazing vanity with a vessel sink that appears to somehow come from the sea. The focal of this suite however is the lovely sitting area, that instead of a coffee table, has a big round window in the floor that looks right down into the Caribbean Sea! That window offers a view of the big starfishes that are common to the Bocas area. If the tropical fish and starfish weren't enough in the sea window however, additionally you wake to an amazing reflection of the sun onto the suite's wall in the morning. ( the suite has sun darkening window coverings, so the sun's reflection onto the water comes up through the sea window and virtually shimmers on the wall.

Tropical Suites continues as the number one hotel in Bocas with good reason. The staff is warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, and accommodating, and the location and facilities are the best in Bocas.The new Starfish Suite is just one more wonderful addition/option that makes TS the place we love to stay every time we are in Bocas.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed at Tropical Suites for five nights. It's a lovely, clean and accommodating hotel in Bocas. The staff is just lovely. Very kind and helpful.

The rooms are spacious and airy. We had an ocean-view room which was very peaceful and serene. The mattresses are very comfortable, and the only thing I would suggest are softer pillows. Rather stiff and small. Aside from that, the place was wonderful, and just far enough off the main drag to not have too much noise in the evenings.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed on a top floor room facing the street for 5 days. The room was very spacious and with newer furnishings. Very comfortable bed. The A/C worked great. WIFI was also great. Front desk staff very helpful with setting up tours, etc. We spend a lot of time in our room because it rain most of the time we were there. Breakfast next door at Lili's cafe was ok.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

The staf is friendly and helpfull. We had a Room with sea view, comfortable bed and a big terrace and very hygienic! One negative point: you have to rent the beachtowels. Breakfast at café Lily, 3 minute walk and enough choice and tasty breakfast. But overall: we had à great stay!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Lovely spacious rooms with balcony overlooking water. Close to most restaurants. Staff were great and very helpful. Disappointing choice for breakfast at Lili's Cafe next time we stay at Tropical Suites we will pick another place for breakfast. Loved the hotel and look forward to our next visit there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rio De Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Tropical for 5 nights. We stayed in a sea view room 5 which was very well appointed with a spacious terrace balcony. The bed was particularly comfortable. Both the standard of accommodation and cleaning service were first rate. Staff were both helpful and efficient. We arranged boat pick ups through them and everything worked like clockwork.

Breakfast is provided next door with the hotel providing a voucher. There are several supermarkets within walking distance.

Overall the Tropical is first rate and we could find no fault. Location could not be better as all restaurants and bars are close by.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We recently spent a week in Bocas del Toro for our spring vacation and given the fact that it was our first trip to Panama, we did a lot of research on the local lodgings before going and landed on Tropical Suites as the best choice due to it's already outstanding reviews and great location. Let me say that our research was spot on, this facility is by far the best that we have stayed at during our vacation travels. Everything within the hotel itself was impeccably well maintained, and the rooms were extremely spacious and accomodating and included a very comfortable king sized bed and kitchenette. Additionally, the staff was very courteous and helpful given our lack of knowledge about the island and the maid service was fantastic. It became quickly apparent that this is by far the best hotel on the island and has a beautiful view of the harbor with a great sitting area overlooking to enjoy cocktails with your vacation companions. We really can't say enough to describe how much we enjoyed our stay in Bocas due to our stay at Tropical Suites and will most certainly be returning on our next trip to Panama!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Calle Primera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
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Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Suites 3.5*
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Tropical Hotel Bocas Town
Tropical Suites Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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