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Gran Hotel Bahia

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Just returned from a quick business trip to Bocas and had the good fortune to stay at the Gran Bahia Hotel. The owner Tito is a real class act. The hotel is very well maintained. The place was spotless. This is the only hotel on Bocas with a room for handicapped individuals. Every year in June they renovate two rooms.... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a very charming historic property. The building dates back to 1905, original Bocas headquarters of United Fruit Company. Recently refurbished, the building still preserves the original Caribbean architecture. The staff was very helpful and friendly specially the owner Tito who knows everything about Bocas del Toro. My room had a fridge, a sofa, flat screen TV, A/C. Great... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed one night, the staff was so nice they helped us look up information around the area. You can't find nicer people around. We felt, to stay in a piece of history this well kept, it was a great value. We were quoted $175 just next door and this was in the $85 range here. Breakfast was small but... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I stayed here for 1 night with my boyfriend because I was delayed in leaving the island. The rooms were large but very basic and dark. Seemed a little bit stale. The toilet in our room clogged up which was a bit gross. Staff were friendly enough. Overall it was fine, but there are better places for cheaper rates. Probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I stayed in this hotel in August 2011 for 5 nights. The location is very close to everything and it's fun to stay in a historical building but there are some things I did not enjoy... 1. The reception people at the front desk were not very friendly even though I spoke to them in Spanish. 2. The walls of... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

This is the second time we stayed. Two years ago we satyed here after coming back from other island. This time, our flight got cancelled so we chose this hotel to stay. Nice old Boca style wooden building is nice and a shared big terrace on second floor is very nice. But room is just ok. What you pay is... More 

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Boquete
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

This is the 2nd stay at the hotel but this time is my last visit. The room smelled of urine. The ceiling was freshly painted but a dropcloth was not used so the floor looked polka dotted. In the morning there was no hot water for the shower. The room is poorly furnished and dark. The room rate was $83... More 

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WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Got to Bocas and went straight to the hotel Bahia... Was nothing more then OK, Kinda lame vibe and dark rooms... Saw some really nice places the next few days when travelling the Island, As I have already paid it all upfront I got stuck in the Bahia... Not bad but not too good either... My advice, check some other... More 

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Tivoli, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

Bahia hotel served our purposes of having somewhere to sleep and eat breakfast. The breakfast was good but Bahia was nothing special, you can find better for the amount of money they charge.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

I stayed here with my family and another family for 3 nights, after staying a couple of nights at the Hotel Angela. The Bahia cost more, with extra unexpected charges for my kids (10, 13). This is my second visit to Bocas, and I think this hotel is typical of the hotels in the $80-$100 range. Decent air-conditioning (a must... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is located at the Southern tip of Third (Main) Street, in a majestic antique wooden building, that has already celebrated its hundredth anniversary and is still standing firm despite the ravages of time and the destructive earthquakes of 1917 and 1991. Built in 1905, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the area. We offer the 18 most spacious and comfortable rooms, all of them with A/C, WI-Fi connection, Cable TV, safety boxes and private bathroom with hot shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Bahia

Address: Calle 3a. y Ave. A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $76 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bahia 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bahia Hotel Bocas Town
Gran Hotel Bahia Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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