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...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Swan's Cay Hotel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town