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Hotel Caribbean View

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is freshly prepared. They pay a lot of attention to cleanliness. They even have secret family recipes. Highly recommended on the island. Also... Open everyday! The family is very friendly too.

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Room was pretty small. Bathroom was tiny . . as in very cramped. But we had hot water. Fridge in room and air conditioning functioned. Great view from the balcony. Staff was very friendly. Food served in restaurant was ok but service was very slow. Wi-fi worked but not very fast. No serious complaints but hotel was pretty average.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

When booking a stay here know that Bastimentos is a quieter island in Boca mostly filled with locals. In general, I got the vibe on the streets that I was not fully welcomed as a traveler and it was an island with a lot of local pride. A con to stay on Bastimentos is that I was constantly taking boats/shuttles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

After meeting with some "Basti" community leaders and Representative Ashburn, we sat down to lunch at the Restaurant Caribbean View. Since there were six of us, we were able to sample a number of items from the menu. We had fresh tuna, burgers, tacos and a number of side dishes, including delicious patacones! The food was great, wonderful value, well-prepared... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time here!! We wanted a place away from super crazy party of Bocas, with AC, private, clean rooms. We got that and a family run place full of love and smiles and dancing. Even in the midst of some renovations, this place is a cute gem. And next time, I WILL make it on a full day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

My husband & I manage 2 US upscale hotels & needed to immerse our selves in "island time" and decompress. Louis, his family & staff, their Hotel Caribbean View and the local population on this Isla Bastimentos was just what we needed! It is very rustic but warm, clean and relaxing. The water around the hotel is murky and not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here as part of a tour and found the rooms clean enough and thankfully air-conditioned but service very lacking. By family run,I assume they are referring to the clusters of small children running and screaming around the premise. Our group ordered food and waited an hour sandwiches and fries. Not an island I'd have chosen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Stayed here 3 nights as part of tour. Hotel is clean & basic. Nothing much to do on Bastimentos unless you are into surfing. However, the lobster served here is great. Had it 2 nights in a row for dinner and due to the fish i wanted not being available the 3rd night, had the lobster again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights with a tour group, it was a nice stay. Luis and his family are very charming and make you feel welcome. The food is good at the restaurant. Upstairs rooms have a good Caribbean view as the hotel suggests! also has complimentary hammocks. bastimentos island as a whole probably isn't worth a visit so location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a great time in Bocas; spending part of our trip on Bastimentos at this hotel and the remainder in Bocas Town. The food at this place was great, the owners were friendly and kind, and it was overall a great experience! I agree the accommodations are basic, "rustic" even, but the hotel is at a reasonable price point... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Caribbean View is a family owned hotel and restaurant and has been for the last ten years. We offer a pleasant water front dining experience with spectacular views. We have a variety of room types that all include A/C, Free WiFi, private baths and nice comfortable beds with affordable prices. Also ,are upstairs rooms offer private balcony's. Are restaurant uses local fresh produce,fruit and seafood right here from Bocas Del Toro. Are dinners include whole lobster,snapper,shrimp,octopus all in one of are unique Caribbean creole sauces. Are dinner price range is 9-25$ usd. With authentic Caribbean Style food and wonderful hospitality Hotel Caribbean View is a excellent vacation getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Caribbean View

Address: Bastimentos casa 97 RUTA R0074, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $57 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Caribbean View Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
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