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“was once a nice place...” 3 of 5 stars
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“was once a nice place...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

we stayed at beverly´s hill in november 2012. the location is great, i think it used to be one of the nicest stays on isla bastimentos. simon and his family are awesome and really friendly. they make you feel more like a lodger, not like a guest. but sadly, the place is a little bit grubby. we don´t care so much about clean rooms, but maybe a little cleaning would attract a lot more customers.
and to people complaining about bugs: you´re staying in the jungle, so except bugs!
if you´re fine with the mentioned above, you can have a great time at beverly´s hill! and watch out for the red frogs ;)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

So after one year since my last visit to Beverly Hills I have decided to visit again, cant wait to meet the family and to visit the pristine and quaint beaches, not to mention the creole food at Alvins. will try to get some fishing in every day.

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I chose Bastimentos because of it's off the track feel...I was looking for something quiet and authentic and I found just that! This island hasn't got much to offer: no roads, not many options for eating out, not many bars either...but it makes it all up in charm, genuine caring family atmosphere, wild nature, lots of interesting hikes, and this lovely Guest House! Simon and all his family (yes all including his adorable 7 year old!) do their best to make you feel at home. The view from the guest house is superb and makes you feel like being on top of the world! The facilities are neat and simple. The style is caribbean so wooden huts immersed in nature. The island is just a few minutes by boat from the main island so very easily accessible. Come here for a simple yet spot on, genuine honest experience. Check out their suite if in couple or the 3 bedroom house if in a larger group.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Beverly's Hill is a beautiful place on Basitmento. Within the white fence is a beautiful garden paradise. Up the hill is cute place for guests to hang out with the dogs under a canopy, whether rain or shine! We were in the 'room with a view' and it has beautifully polished hard wood with a view and small deck overlooking the entire Old Bank harbor. There is a hammock on the deck, great for a good book. Simon and his family are very friendly, I am a school teacher so I went to school a couple days with this daughter and she was so sweet and always willing to hangout with you on your stay! I recommend this place as a great natural haven away from the tourism of Bocas town!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We picked Bastimentos for its reputation as the quietest island in Bocas del Toro and were looking for somewhere to chill out. Beverly's Hill was just the place we needed. The setting just up the hill is great and the cabins are what you hope for: clean, comfortable and hidden amongst the trees. The family we're really friendly and Naomi's tourist advice was well received. A fantastic place to hang out for a week. Thanks guys

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012 via mobile

This hostel was a treat in all respects! Lovely hosts simon, Sandra and charming Naomi! Great location really nice cabins and chill out area with a great view and lots of red frogs!! Thanks again beverly's hill from matt and Naomi

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 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 January 30, 2012

This is a small collections of cabins on Isla Bastimientos, very close to where the boats from Bocas land. We stayed in the uppermost cabin. Accommodations are very simple: bed (comfortable), fans (2), moz net, balcony with hammock and a view, hot water shower. The couple and their daughter were all nice, and the property is beautiful with lovely gardening/tropical plants. This is actually the only place we saw the red frog, despite going to the beach of that name.
Our only real disappointment was that the owner wasn't really able to give us any advice about getting around the island. A lot of information seemed to suggest that it is reasonable to walk to Wizard Beach, which we didn't find to be the case at all considering the steep muddy hills. We ended up turning back after about a half hour of trudging through the mud and instead took a boat to Red Frog Beach which was fantastic.
Just as an aside, the internet is super slow (i assume it's that way all over the island), so much so that i found it unusable. (Not that you're going to the island to stay on your computer the whole time, but if you have things that need settling, do it before you leave the mainland.)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
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Ranked #8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Bastimentos
Also Known As:
Beverly`s Hill Guest House Hotel Isla Bastimentos
Beverly's Hill Guest House Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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