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Tropical Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Primera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Boone, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best place to stay on main island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was my 2nd trip to Bocas and staying at Tropical Suites this time greatly improved the experience. Wish I would have done so the 1st time. Great location, very nice rooms, good breakfast and excellent staff! Definitely pay extra for the ocean-side rooms. If you really want a treat go for the Starfish Suite. Amazing! A glass floor to see the fish right in your room! To me, this is the ONLY place to stay on the main island. I led a group of travelers on this trip. The Managers were extremely helpful in my pre-planning of extra activities and the staff was great in helping us during our stay. The side-trips planned through the hotel were also much better than the ones we did the first time we visited Bocas AND were more affordable. Highly recommend. I won't stay anywhere else when I return!

Room Tip: Definitely pay extra for ocean-side room. It is well worth it. If it is a special occasion or you ca...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • 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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Tybee Island, Georgia
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Panama
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Tropical Suites

Address: Calle Primera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#2 Family Hotel 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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