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El Limbo on the Sea Hotel

Bocas town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Limbo is located at the center of Bocas town and the staff is really friendly and helpful with finding a good restaurant or bike rental etc. The room has air conditioning and a nice big bed but otherwise it's a bit shaggy. We had a cockroach in our room. The hotel has a terrace above the sea which is... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I didn't stay there because some of the reviews scared me off. But I did have breakfast there. Spoiled fruit, scrambled eggs with some little bacon bits mixed in, white "toast" that wasn't; it couldn't have been in the toaster for more than 10 seconds. But the worst was the coffee, barely lukewarm and full of grounds and served in... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Lots of reviews about bad service. We were with a group and a guide so maybe we got better service. But the service here is "laid back" aka slow most places. This place has a nice atmosphere and really good food. I had chicken wrapped in bacon and my husband had the fish of the day - Mahi Mahi and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Sea view. Boats tie up on jetty. Breakfast ready at five am. Good beer and caipirinhas when we arrive back. great lobster. Nice waiters. But the television did not work and rhe bathroom floods. Lots of orjer restaurants nearby. Tjey do mot allow you to smoke cigars ar rhe table backback from fishing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food here was quite good and the waiters are very nice but the service is extremely slow. I mean debilitatingly slow - slow to take your order, slow to get the bill etc etc. But the restaurant itself is fun and pleasing to sit in right by the harbour. If you do come here be prepared to order a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent one pleasant night at Hotel Limbo, worth the extra for an ocean front room to get the breeze. I was worried it might be noisy, but no noise issues at all! Hot water, nice clean sheets, air con, tv and a safe, right in the centre of town. The restaurant downstairs is also excellent with a really cool vibe,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The hotel is ok. It's centrally located in Bocas, but over-priced for what it offers. The bed wasn't great, the room smelled a bit strange, the water in the shower never got very hot. Everything else would have been ok, but at a lower price point. There are certainly better, cheaper places to stay, but it's a decent alternative.

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Kelowna, Canada
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Hotel is an older property however it was clean and served the purpose. Stayed for 4 nghts. Only thing missing in room was a hair dryer. Hotel is right on the water. Close to all amenities. The Staff were friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was fresh and for it being included in the price of the room was standard... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stay for 4 days 3 nights, the rooms are ok, nothing fancy, A/C, CABLE TV, hot water on the shower. The service was ok, not bad. I give food a 1 because include breakfast but its very bad and is always the same.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is right by the sea and in the middle of town. Provides good service, clean rooms and a great starting point to explore the area. Buffet breakfast is not huge but more than enough to start your day.

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