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First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0000 Panama
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#2 of 15 hotels in Bocas Town
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alexander1969 wrote a review Feb 2020
Las Vegas79 contributions35 helpful votes
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
Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony facing the water
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rvrvwmike wrote a review Jan 2020
Acra, New York60 contributions27 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
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
Travelldog wrote a review Jan 2020
Ontario155 contributions47 helpful votes
We spent 4 night here. The location is great and the staff is very nice and helpful . Laundry service was $8 and is ready the next day . The hotel is very clean and the beds where very comfortable . I was disappointed because the owner said all the rooms where renovated when my husband stopped in to have a look before I arrived to meet him and he was shown the only room that was renovated (1 room) so my expectation where somewhat high. Really the room #13 we had on the 3 floor was ok. It was nice to people watch from balcony the town view . But the a/c needs to be replaced it is old and rusting and sound so loud you can not here the tv. To be fare staff did send some one to repair A/c but nothing changed , it just needs replacing , the couch should be replaced also it was so dirty we did not want to sit on it . It’s strange that there is limited furniture in the rooms ie only one night stand and no side tables near the couch . One picture on the wall . Good selection of tv stations tho in English . The coffee maker was broken when we arrived so staff replaced it . There was limited utensils and not a pot to boil water to make tea . Also the elevator was broken for our whole stay . So had to walk up 3 flights of stairs often and carry our heavy luggage down the stairs on our last day . Either we r just unlucky but seemed like a lot of thing missing or broken during our stay 😳 Taxi ride to hotel from airport was $2 per person and was easy. Lots of taxis there. It’s strange how you have to wait in a room at the airport for your luggage , then they slide the luggage throw the door and everyone just grabs their bags . There is no luggage belt just thought I would mention it because we did not know what was going on . Bocas is a funky town and worth a visit . Make sure to go to zappatilla island , and also check monkey sanctuary it was wonderful . We negotiated a private boat for 2 people for $150 for day which did various stops .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Donna M wrote a review Oct 2019
Savannah, Georgia68 contributions18 helpful votes
This was my husband and I's second visit to Tropical Suites. We can't wait to go back for our 3rd !! The hotel is beautiful, clean and well appointed. Myra coordinated water taxis and excursions for us and did such a great job getting us where we needed to go and she introduced us to some new places as well. The hotel is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and diving facilities. It is a short water taxi ride to the other islands and beautiful beaches.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: ask for a room facing the water.
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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), Cine Cafe Bocas (0.09 miles), and Bocas Bookstore Bar (0.1 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, Azul Restaurant, 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.