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“Swan's Cay - is OK...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Swan's Cay Hotel
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
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“Swan's Cay - is OK...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2005

With lots of dark wood, carpets, and European antiques, Swan's Cay feels more like an Alpine Ski chalet than a tropical hotel.

The carpeted rooms are a little dated and worn. They are tatty but functional. The price was about right for the hotel - although we stayed in the less expensive annex. The main building was more expensive although the rooms seemed identical.

We never felt particularily welcome at Swan's Cay - more of an inconvenience. There is definately a Fawlty Towers flavour to this place.

My attempt to cash a traveller's cheque was scuppered by the over zealous proprietor who failed to tell me the passport number on the back of the cheque has to be vertical and not horizontal. I never experienced this problem anywhere else in Panama. She just shrugged her shoulders as if to say: 'tough luck'!

The hotel's location is OK, although it away from the sea. They have a fake beach area nearby which is grubby but (once again) OK.

In conclusion: there are better choices in the Bocas but Swan's Cay is OK...

  • Stayed February 2005
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Swan's Cay Hotel
Address: 3rd Street | Main Street, Bocas Town, Bocas Del Toro, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swan's Cay Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Swan 's Cay is located on Main Street where it has a great advantage where it is accessible to all facilities and shops, offers elegant and comfortable rooms with private bathroom , air conditioners , televisions , safe , mini fridge and access to high speed internet , we have rooms for couples and families. Definitely the best place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. ... more   less 
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