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First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0000 Panama
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#3 of 15 hotels in Bocas Town
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.4
Tropical Suites is a modern oceanfront hotel located in the heart of Bocas del Toro. Resting on a tranquil Caribbean shoreline, the property is close to many over the water restaurants, shops and attractions. The hotel's comfortable and spacious suites feature a panoramic view of the Caribbean waters or​ ​the island's ​tropical ​landscape.​ Amenities include private balconies, air conditioning, 24 hour front desk and water access from​ ​the hotel's private dock​. Nearby attractions include beaches, snorkeling, dolphin watching, zip-lining, diving and surfing. Tours and activities may be arranged through the hotel's front reception. Guests may choose to include breakfast with their room rate. The property is a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride from the Bocas Town island airport.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Boating
Taxi service
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
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Sofa
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Tybeeite wrote a review Jul 2022
Tybee Island, Georgia555 contributions106 helpful votes
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We have been staying at Tropical Suites every time we visit Bocas for years. This last year however, has seen some amazing additions. The fabulous Meren, poolside restaurant, opened while we were there. Wonderful food and setting, without ever leaving the hotel! The freshwater pool itself is also a delight, with a swim up bar, beautiful decking and a view of the Caribbean Sea. A couple other new additions to Tropical Suites already spacious, quiet, clean, and comfortable rooms are new AC units and frosted plexiglass dividers between the balconies( makes for much more private & quiet balcony seating) All in all, Tropical Suites staff, amenities, and location in Bocas Town, make it the only place for us!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AmandaB0514 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Tropical Suites was the perfect hotel for our stay in Bocas. The room was clean and comfortable and our view of the water was beautiful! The staff was helpful and kind, and very willing to help us figure out day trips. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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AnnieMack21 wrote a review Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa124 contributions38 helpful votes
A great little place if you want to stay in Bocas Town. Clean and with good aircon, we took a room overlooking the ocean as recommended by previous trip advisor guests. We knew that they were renovating and were out of the room during the day anyway, so it didn’t bother us. The hotel went out of their way to make sure we knew about the renovations. We were welcomed by Lacey and she was very warm and helpful as we arrived. She directed us to the supermarket and the water taxis and made recommendations for both. The bed was super comfy and huge. The view was ok but it’s a shame that they’ve built the new bar at the front as it does obstruct the view a bit and I imagine when it’s finished, it may end up being just as noisy as the street side. But Bocas town does seem to be a party town. The only disappointment we had, was when requesting a later check out. Lacey’s attitude changed and became frosty and she absolutely wouldn’t budge for even half an hour which put a bit of a dampener on the whole experience. But still a good place and nice and clean and not noisy when the doors were closed to the balcony.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Quieter on the ocean side
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lemur_chica wrote a review Mar 2022
Huntington Beach205 contributions145 helpful votes
We loved this hotel and the people that work there were wonderful. The front desk, especially Luna, was very helpful with tour and restaurant suggestions. The hotel is super clean (housekeeping was outstanding) and the location is perfect for walking to restaurants, water taxi services, grocery stores,etc. The room (we were in 5) was big with lots of storage and a kitchenette and a nice balcony. There is great air conditioning as well as a fan so we were always comfortable. We had originally booked a waterfront room a year ago on the lower floor but the hotel contacted us recently to let us know there was construction. They moved us to the second floor. The construction is supposed to completed by May. They are extending the overwater portion of the hotel and adding a pool. The construction wasn’t an issue for us, but you should ask before booking. There are also rooms that do not face the water that are not impacted. We spent five nights here and loved it. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JenWaverly wrote a review Jan 2022
Waverly, PA7 contributions10 helpful votes
We arrived at the room and immediately we noticed something was off. After further inspection of the room . Part of the ceiling had mold. We immediately called the front desk. They offer to clean it with Clorox after we said we didn’t want the smell of Clorox. They offer to move us to another room for the night until they could clean the mold. The next day it looked like the just painted over the mold. We are still experiencing sore throats, itchy and burning eyes from the mold. There is also mold in the bath tub. You cant just clean mold with bleach. There is a whole protocol that you have to follow. This is bad and not worth the price even with the construction discount.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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BERTRAM wrote a review Mar 2021
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica2 contributions1 helpful vote
The place has great feng shui! When you walk past the building you can't help noticing the welcoming open hallway that leads to a breathtaking ocean view. The gorgeous three story building right smack in the middle of Bocas Town is staffed by very young, competent, energetic, and good looking staff that always address your concerns with a smile. The place is well lit with a lot of sunshine that can instantly lift your spirits. Victoria, who manages the place, is super cool, smart and friendly and will direct you to the best restaurants, beaches, etc to make your time in Bocas enjoyable. As someone who earns a living from online work, I ended up staying at Tropical Suites Hotel much longer than I intended because of the reliable wifi, comfortable beds, and the nice kitchenette that allowed me to cook my own food and feel at home. The town view is a lively scene from the balcony while the ocean view rooms are very tranquil and calming. Oh and its very close to the police station so its very safe.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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worldmaps wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York317 contributions53 helpful votes
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I traveled during the COVID pandemic, and the hotel was not as busy. For that reason, I paid less that I would have paid otherwise. I think their regular prices are a little bit high. The front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The cleaning crew was hospitable and polite. The room was spacious and kept clean. The common areas remained spotless. The sunrise and sunsets from the balcony was nice (room facing the water). Sitting in the balcony watching the water and the boats was relaxing. The water pressure was very, very, very low. I wondered how the bathtubs ever fill-up with water for those that wish to do so. Perhaps it has to do with what I mentioned above, that I was traveling during COVID-19 days. There are cameras throughout the hotel, which adds to safety. I would definitely consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Alexander1969 wrote a review Feb 2020
Las Vegas92 contributions74 helpful votes
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We stayed at the hotel for 3 days and the visit was exceptional. The rooms are spacious, Air Conditioned, the views spectacular, and the location was close to a lot of restaurants, supermarket(s), and tour companies that allowed us to enjoy exploring the island and sorrounding beaches. They have coffee downtstairs at 7:00am right in front of the dock to enjoy the comings and goings of the boats near the hotel. The nearby restaurants serve a lot of traditional and international meals to please anyone. The prices are not only reasonable bu downright inexpensive. A bit of caution: If you are staying there, bring lots and lots of insect repellent. In the sorrounding area are really vicious! Other than that, it was a great stay at this wonderful hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony facing the water
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rvrvwmike wrote a review Jan 2020
Cairo, New York63 contributions32 helpful votes
Our second stay at Tropical Suites, We were happy to be back enjoying the great location, friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Harbor view room is worth the extra money as you have a front row seat on the busy harbor scene and there is no street noise. The room was very spacious with a nice balcony and comfortable seating. There is no restaurant, but coffee is free near the dock downstairs and is ready early. Also there are a lot of choices for breakfast just outside the hotel. We understand the hotel is under new management and we have noticed improvements in the room and saw signs of other things being upgraded while we were there. The staff is very friendly and always willing to accommodate requests or give local advice, especially the night manager, Ricardo who is over the top helpful and friendly. We have stayed in other places in Bocas over the years but appreciate the location in town as you don't waste a lot of time or money waiting for or commuting with taxis. We will definitely stay at Tropical Suites again on our next trip to Bocas del Toro.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Water view is worth it.
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Arin1128 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here with my family for 4 nights. it is a small, very friendly hotel that is clean and very comfortable. the front desk staff was incredibly helpful and nice. the rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable, with a mini kitchenette that was perfect for what we needed. i would definitely stay here again. thanks for such a great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$123 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla ColonBocas Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropical Suites Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tropical Suites Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gypsy Travel Panama (0.2 miles), Bocas Bookstore Bar (0.1 miles), and Bocas Pub Cruise (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tropical Suites Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Tropical Suites Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tropical Suites Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Tropical Suites Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leaf Eaters Cafe, Falafel Bocas, and Octo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tropical Suites Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Tropical Suites Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Tropical Suites Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.