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El Faro del Colibri
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We choose to travel to Bocas del Toro for our 25Th Wedding anniversary, and by the other reviews , we choose Faro del Colibri for our Hotel.... What a good choice and great service!... We both enjoy the 4 days that we stay and really gratefull with Adriano, owner and manager... kind of person who really shows its long experience in host people... Really great person and really usefull and thankfully their sugestions and help for tours and places to go... and Thank You very much for the kind help with our aniversary dinner... Best regards and very high recomended place. Thanks for help to make our special date great. Beste regards, Lil and Javier from Costa Rica...

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

This hotel I choosed for staying on my birthday! And occured very beautiful, small, nice hotel. with amazing views to the sea an island. The woman in reception is very nice and helpful. It si very easy to take water-taxi from the dock. Very good location, only 1 min by watertaxi to main island "Isla Colon". The restaurant of hotel is nice and romantic ( especially by nights). Breakfast is normal: eggs in 3 ways (you can choose what way you want to be done). We stayed in house nr 4. and by my opinion numer 4 and 5 are the best, because they are little bit far in the sea.

Room Tip: Houses nr. 4 and 5.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have been staying in El Faro de Colibri for 2 nights, 3 people in one cabin and 2 in the 2nd one. It was really amazing place! The cabin are very pretty and clean. The breakfast is really nice, it is basic, but the eggs were great.

Room Tip: I recommend on the cabin that is lost deep in the see, even thought the boats passing close to it an...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This hotel is lovely, its well kept, clean and the personal attention offered by Lucelly is unattainable these days in a mid level hotel. As anywhere it has pluses and minuses. The pluses were the view, sitting on the deck in the afternoons watching the boats go by, listening to the waves gently come and go and surrounded by enough peace to sleep soundly. Breakfast was always on time and offered fresh tropical fruit and homemade eggs how you want them. The recommendations given for places to see or eat were always good. The minus is the beds, its a full size bed for 2 people, hey I'm on vacation I want to stretch out and not feel cramped in my bed. It was very uncomfortable and back breaking to sleep 2 on a full size bed.

Room Tip: Dont sleep in the lighthouse if you have trouble with stairs, the bedroom is on the second floor. A...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We went to Bocas with another hotel reservation (Olas) but in our way to there we advice that it was kind of hippie-kids hotel so we decide to walk and see... and we find Lucelly and Adriano, there are such a nice couple they make our stay very relaxing and memorable. I was sad that we couldnt get to stay in your apartments for rent guys but our over the sea cabin was fantastic!
Thank you folks, we will always remember you!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I dont know why it is not listed in Carenero Island, as I believe it would then be rated as the best option there. Very nice rooms at a really convenient location. Hotel is close to Bocas town, just a 2 minutes boat ride from town, but since the rooms are not facing the town it is really very quiet and nice location.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights. The rooms are standard with little frills, but the price was right. The best thing about this place is the location over the water with a private deck. The under deck lighting at night is a fun touch and you can watch some fish from your deck whenever you want. There isn't a pool, but you can swim right off your deck.

It is close enough to Bocas town to see it, but far enough away to escape most of the noise. The water taxis can see you standing on the dock when you want to get a ride, so you never have to call them.

The lighthouse is not real, some people are very upset with this... not sure why?? When we stayed here the owners lived in it, and their office was there too.

The electric water heater in the shower will only work on "medium" but we were not told this. There was some duct tape on the switch, apparently to keep anyone from turning it on "high", the tape was loose and did not function as intended. On the third day the water heater stopped working and when the owner came to look at it (she doesn't speak much English) she gestured that the water heater would blow up if we used it on high, then left. We assumed we would not be getting any more warm water after this, and we were right. There should have been a sign, or some instruction regarding this when you check in.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Faro del Colibri

Address: Carenero, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Bocas del Toro Province
Price Range: $81 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Faro del Colibri 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HotelAcqua LodgeInternet WirelessTvHot WaterPrivate BalconiesWe are at 7 minutes of the beach and 2 minutes of the town. ... more   less 
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