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Hotel Bocas del Mar

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Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I stayed there in January. The tour to the Bolaño Islands was awesome. The hotel manager Alberto was very nice and helpful....The other employees were also nice and attentive..... The ONLY PROBLEM there was a waitress name Roxanne. She was stuck up and didn't even welcome us when we entered the dining area. She was only there...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay in January. We’re glad that, on the whole, you had a good stay and enjoyed your time with us here on the shore of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Everyone in the team aims to make a guest’s stay as enjoyable as possible. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Kingston, Canada
Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was a return trip, with a friend who'd not been here previously. She was as impressed as I have been both times. What makes this lovely bungalow hotel really special is the staff. It's not just the outstanding service, but also the way you feel, that they genuinely enjoy your being there and the chance to get to know...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

It was thrilling to welcome you back to Hotel Bocas del Mar again and we thank you for reviewing your stay so thoroughly for the benefit of other TripAdvisor members. We’re glad you enjoyed the guest rooms – yes, the one way glass is great to take in the views from the bathtub or shower, or bedroom in total privacy...

New York City, New York
Reviewed March 20, 2015

After spending three days hiking in the cloud forest we arrived at the beautiful hotel Bocas del Mar. The rooms were fabulous. One side of the room was all glass that had a wonderful view of the coast. The glass was covered with a shield that permitted us to look out but no one to peer in. The beds were...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! We’re glad you found rest and relaxation here on the tropical coast after your adventures in the Panama highlands. We’re only 90 minutes from Boquete and just 20 minutes from the PanAmerican highway, so many guests do combine an upland visit with an ocean side stay with us. It was a pleasure to...

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is overall an excellent property under very good management and staffing. It is out of the way, which is just what we wanted, very quiet, and extremely relaxed. The service is top notch, attentive, warm and welcoming. The food is great. My family stayed a total of 4 days, and we had a great stay. The view is amazing,...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your recommendation to other TripAdvisor users. It was a pleasure to have you to stay. We value your comments. Guest rooms 14 & 15 have been routinely reviewed by our team following your stay and we confirm that all is in good order. For the information of future guests, we also confirm that around...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well managed place with very experienced staff fom Belgium and Spain. Staff in general very friendly and attentive. (E.g. a noisy door was fixed without having to complain. The staff had heard it during check-in and already sent a the technician to fix it.) The rooms are spacey, clean and have a magnificant panorama view. Food is very delicious and...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We really appreciate the time taken to review your stay and your positive comments. Thank you. The team work hard to provide the best service possible, as proud recipients of the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award. Our restaurant coworkers have noted your comments for the benefit of future guests. With best wishes, Hotel Bocas del Mar

netherlands
Reviewed March 8, 2015

Last week we stayed two nigths in this hotel. You rarely stay in a hotel where everything is perfect. We loved our hotelroom which was actually a small bungalow, the nice breakfast, excellent menu for evening dinner. The hotel has an excellent host, Peter, who does his utmost to deliver a wonderfull vacantion experience. Also staff was very nice. Keep...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to take good care of you. Come again soon - we have a full activity program all year (and from late July to October the chance to go whale watching nearby in an unspoiled environment away from the...

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Reviewed March 7, 2015

location is amazing, it's located a good hour from any civilization, make sure you bring everything you need. Staff is very friendly, every room is different, some are really nice.... Air conditioner is a little tricky and hot water was a challenge. Food was decent, pools are delightful, the view from the infinity pool is out of the world. The...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We appreciate the time taken to review your stay & are glad that you enjoyed our location. We confirm that the air-conditioning is a modern system and works in all guest rooms and there is hot water throughout – we’ve also done an extra check, including in the room used by this reviewer, for the benefit of future guests. We’re...

Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our stay was awesome but could not have happened without the staff may I say they could not have been more accommodating to make our stay the ultimate vacation...it is clean large and I don't think you can have a bad room...room 12 was amazing with a hot tub and a view that looked like thailand ...two infinity pools the...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay. We’re pleased you enjoyed your Deluxe guest room experience and your comments on the team are especially rewarding to receive. We look forward to seeing you again next year! PS: the internet in the guest room you stayed in is running great...

Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed for a week at this beautiful hotel on the Golf of Chiriqui. It is a truly special place - we got engaged here on Valentine's day! The grounds and views are lovely, the rooms are pristine and comfortable, and it's a newer place so boats and other amenities are new and a joy to use. The managers here...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

All the Bocas del Mar team feel very proud to receive your review and to know that we helped make you stay with us on the shore of the Pacific so special. We also feel privileged to have been able to share such an important life event with you both. It was fantastic that you were able to get out...

Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed February 22, 2015

A small boutique hotel that is just a few years old. Rooms are large and well appointed and all have a water view. Two large pools eliminate crowds and make for a very relaxing atmosphere. There is an open air restaurant with a small but attractive menu but we found the service to be very very slow. Meals should not...

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We appreciate you taking the time to feed back & are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. English is of course spoken by many staff throughout our hotel, especially in the restaurant & reception areas, (as well as our native Spanish of course), although not every local person, in an unspoiled area where tourism is (thankfully)...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bocas del Mar

Address: | Gulf of Chiriqui, Boca Chica, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Price Range: $146 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bocas del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Hotel Bocas Del Mar Panama/Boca Chica
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