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Calle 1A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 04/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 15 in Bocas Town
Location
4.8
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4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Our boutique hotel offers a unique blend of elegance and historical Caribbean ambiance with exotic custom wood furnishings and craftsmanship over the ocean. Rooms are nicely appointed with nautical furnishings and the 11 room boutique hotel offers the concept of comfort with Wi-Fi , Flat Screen cable TV, air conditioning, coffee makers with organic Ngobe sustainable coffee, toiletries, hair dryers, courtesy beach towels, concierge service, with both ocean and town balcony views. The indoors and outdoors blend into a rare union, fulfilling your dreams of comfort over the sea and centrally located with an on-site high speed work center with open air and ocean views exclusively for our guests..
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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Kathy L wrote a review Yesterday
47 contributions36 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoyed staying at this cute little hotel on the water for 3 nights while in Bocus. Good A/C. Comfortable bed. Nice hot shower. We stayed in a room with the deck overlooking the water which was very nice. The hotel is in a great location for restaurants. The whole town is very walkable and you can catch a water taxi by just going out on the dock. Staff speaks English and we’re very nice!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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FiresideChatter wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay was great! I loved the original wood architecture in Caribbean style. I’m a history buff so I was especially happy that the walls were filled with incredible photos of Bocas from the turn of the century. My room was big and the A/C was so good after a long day in the sun.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Knox Rankin, Owner at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear FiresideChatter, Thank you for your comments on the historical aspets and wood architeutre of our hotel. Yes, we do have some wonderful historical photos not only in the restaurant but throughout the hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed the comfort of you room after exploring our arhipelago. We look forward to you returning to our Caribbean Galapagos. Until then Happy Adventures.
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puravida.dawna wrote a review Feb 2022
10 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel Bocas del Toro is a full-service hotel with a restaurant over the water and a bar on the street. You can have the boat drivers pick you up and drop off right from the dock for all your water tours, and the taxis can pick you up right out front on the street and take you to the airport five minutes away. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable, and the staff is super friendly and helpful. The island views are spectacular. Carla is running a tight ship! I can’t wait to come back to Bocas, and I will definitely stay at Hotel Bocas de Toro again!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Knox Rankin, Owner at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Feb 25, 2022
Dear Dawna K, Our Team at Hotel Bocas del Toro appreciates your kind words of service and cleanliness, including sharing our central proximity by boat to the islands of our archipelago and the international airport just 5 minutes away! We have a fun boating community with more boats than cars! We love our island views being right over the ocean. Please visit us again and let us know in advance how we can assist you. We look forward to your next visit!
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Wanderlassie wrote a review Dec 2021
Oldsmar, Florida1961 contributions521 helpful votes
Surprisingly quiet from OUTSIDE noise (room 104?) . Nice bed. Nicest shower all YEAR! When they realized breakfast was seriously messing w/ our first dive, packed ours 'to go' and lent us forks as they had no plastic ones. Gracious about our storing bags and moving on next night. First place we stopped after horrendously long travel day. Had Booking.com offer on phone and approached front desk gal directly. She wasn't even going to match Booking.com's rate!?! In my attempt to pull it up so she could 'ask her manager' (giving it to us for B.com's 'genious' rate of $75)  i QUITE accidently booked room THROUGH Booking.com, undoing hotel's chance to make more $😟. She then would not take credit card, necessitating husband using ATM to get more cash. Would stay here again, but know that every OTHER hotel these past 10 days has embraced idea of not having to pay Booking.com finders fee. It would have showna lot more gracious 'first impression' for front desk gal to match price automatically! Safe didnt have battery/ didn't work. Breakfast at 8 a.m. but be WELL ADVISED to get there early and hold a table, as orders are on first come first served and we were behind 16 persons who'd arrived to dining area BEFORE 8!?! Best stay would have to had QUIETER UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS!!!😟
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Room 104 pleasant and quiet
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Response from Knox Rankin, General Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Dec 29, 2021
Unfortunately this review is for another Hotel. Originally Bocas Town Hotel, and changed their name to Hotel Bocas Town which causes confusion. Hotel Bocas del Toro does not use the OTA, Booking.com due to poor service as the writer found, and we serve breakfast from 7-10am as shown under HOTEL BOCAS DEL TORO RESTAURANT.
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Cunningkmc wrote a review Dec 2021
Houston, Texas13 contributions5 helpful votes
Finally able to visit Isla Calon and stay at Hotel Bocas del Toro again. This hotel is as excellent and comfortable as it was the last time I stayed here before Covid-19 shut down travel. A big “Thank you” to the staff for a beautiful week. And thank you for the perfect weather!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Carla Rankin, Director General at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Dec 8, 2021
Dear Cunningkmc, Thank you for taking the time to share your repeat visitor experience and we were happy to have you back! We are pleased you enjoyed our charming, comfortable Caribbean Boutique Hotel. The team appreciates your comments as they do their best to offer the best Caribbean hospitality and everyone was happy to see you return. Though the tropical weather is no always predictable we are thrilled you had a great week of sun and fun. Looking forward to your return. Until then Happy Holidays!
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Unichef wrote a review Nov 2021
Orlando, Florida45 contributions10 helpful votes
What a great location and a beautiful hotel. It is centered right in the middle of all the action in Bocas. I walked everywhere around the area and there was no need to take a taxi or rent a bicycle. The terrace I had was overlooking the street. Of course this is a party town so I imagine it could get quite noisy at night, however, I never had any issue. Keep in mind we’re still in Covid restrictions so I’m sure the nightlife was pretty tame. Of course the highlight of this venue is the amazing staff. Everybody was very accommodating, friendly, and radiated Caribbean hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Knox Rankin, General Manager at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Nov 16, 2021
Dear Unichef 57, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Bocas del Toro. We are happy to know you enjoyed our central location. Since there are no Covid cases in Bocas, only face masks are required as a consideration and this may affect the nightlife, but the curfew is back to normal. We believe you were fortunate to just miss our National Holidays the first week of November. Holidays are never tame in Bocas or Panama. We appreciate you comments regarding our stellar team and that you had the opportunity to embraced our Caribbean hospitality. May you visit us again in the near future. Until then happy trails and adventures.
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Rafael C wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The location is excellent right in the main street , we arrived before check in time and they even have one of the rooms ready, they can also store your baggage until check in time, the rooms are very confortable with a balcony to the main street, the breakfast was included and it was very good, they can also provide beach towels to take for the tours, Yasira was amazing always with a smile answering any question that we had, happy hour is from 5-7 great coctails and food. I recommend this hotel 100% for your Isla colon stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Gianna wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The best thing about staying in this hotel is the warm, welcoming staff. Every day of my stay, my friends and I were greeted with a smile. The hotel is very pretty and close to many cafés and restaurants. Due to covid, you need to request cleaning but when we did they left the room impeccably clean just like the day we arrived. The hotel is also close to multiple boat taxis. I will definitely return!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Carla Rankin, Owner at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Aug 17, 2021
Our Team at Hotel Bocas del Toro truly appreciates your kind comments on our Caribbean hospitality. Thank you for explaining our Covid cleaning protocol on a positive note. Our team takes pride in the cleanliness of our hotel and our commitment to bio-security protocols. Yes, our central location and over the water is perfect to walk and enjoy all the various food and entertainment venues Bocas has to offer! Plus we are only 5 minutes from the airport. We look forward to you returning to Hotel Bocas del Toro. Until then, have safe and adventurous travels!
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Margaux K wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay with a friend at Hotel Bocas del Toro last month for my birthday was a lovely treat. I live outer island in the BdT archipelago and usually travel plenty, but, with all the Covid-19 related travel restrictions, I have been taking myself on various mini 'staycations' in the island area. Hotel Bocas del Toro has a charming, old world, nautical vibe. Our room was comfortable and cozy with a gorgeous water view. The in-room organic coffee provided was certainly the right way to start the morning. The owner, Carla, and her staff were super accommodating with check in and out. Their safety protocols for Covid-19 will put any traveller at ease. I look forward to treating myself to another night at the hotel soon!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Carla Rankin, Director General at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Jul 29, 2021
Dear Margaux, We appreciate your review of Hotel Bocas del Toro as a domestic destination even for resident islanders! Hotel Bocas del Toro with only eleven rooms is a boutique gem over the ocean, creating a cozy atmosphere for our guests no matter what room type they choose. Our commitment to Sustainability is not only with hiring local staff, but the organic coffee from an indigenous village, Silico Creek, in Bocas del Toro that you enjoyed on your balcony! The Team appreciates your kind comments. We look forward to your return away from home.
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Michael R wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel surprises: its dark polished woods reminiscent of the elegance of bygone eras. We loved the place. Cute. Romantic. Small. Our balcony faced the water and the air-conditioning was vercifully efficient. Centrally located, it's steps away from water taxis, shops, and restaurants. The staff is super helpful. We'll definitely return.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Carla Rankin, Owner at Hotel Bocas del Toro
Responded Jul 28, 2021
Dear Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the lovely unique wood architecture of Hotel Bocas del Toro. The hotel consists of thirteen different types of Panamanian exotic hardwoods, everything is custom made. Our goal is to keep our hotel of only 11 rooms cozy and authentic as a Boutique Hotel. Our team appreciates your comments and we look forward to your next visit! Until then, safe travels and adventures!
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PRICE RANGE
$91 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bocas del toro hotel, del toro bocas town, hotel bocas del toro
LOCATION
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla ColonBocas Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Bocas del Toro
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Nearby attractions include Gypsy Travel Panama (0.1 miles), Cine Cafe Bocas (0.1 miles), and Bocas Bookstore Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leaf Eaters Cafe, Octo, and Coco Fastronomy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Bocas del Toro?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Bocas del Toro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Japanese.
Does Hotel Bocas del Toro have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.