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“Wonderful, Comfortable, and Centrally-Located” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropical Suites Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Primera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Bocas Town
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Carmel, California
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“Wonderful, Comfortable, and Centrally-Located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The rooms are clean and spacious with very comfortable beds. It's on the water with beautiful views. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The location is great: it's near good restaurants and bars and right next to water taxis who can take you to surf, snorkeling, SUP, and kayaking spots.

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We spent 11 days traveling across Panama, ending in Bocas before returning home We saved the best for last! Comfortable, clean room and a jetted tub in a spacious luxurious bathroom. cold air conditioning and a very helpful staff that took time to help us change our flight back to PCY and arrange taxis for us. If you are going to Bocas - Tropical Suites is the place to stay!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bend, Oregon
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Walking around Bocas Town, there are many, many reasonably priced Hostel style hotels. Tropical Suites is one of the few upscale hotels and possibly only one of 3 on the water. We were in room 8, 2nd floor on the end. The rooms have very spacious terraces with table and chairs. Perfect for eating or a great view for happy hour.
Kitchens are in each suite, minimally stocked so not really suited for preparing full meals, however restaurants are really reasonable so no need to cook.
Beds very comfortable and rooms very clean.
Loved the location of the hotel, central on the main street.
LIlly, for breakfast is great. Love the pancakes! You can also opt for breakfast brought to your room for a couple dollars. Eating at the restaurant, walk in, grab the "Tropical Suites" separate menu and take a seat.

Room Tip: Ask for 2nd or 3rd floor room for best views
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bendites
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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Excellent accommodations, friendly staff, and centrally located for excursions to islands and good restaurants. Breakfast was included at the little restaurant next door (Lily's) which was yummy. Quick walk from the hotel to the water taxi back to the mainland. The rooms were very quiet and allowed total relaxation. Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this place!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Ocean View Suites on the second floor. I would recommend either the second floor o...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

For the price we paid, it's not the best hotel you can get, but probably the best you can get in the island though. I don't know if it was just my room, but the AC wasn't really cooling. The remote control for the TV wasn't working either. Though I guess those are minor complaints since one is not really staying in the hotel room all day. Service-wise: Hotel staffs were really nice. Location: Very convenient since it has its own mini-dock. Although it doesn´t has its own restaurant, the hotel worked an agreement with a cafe beside it for breakfast. It´s not that bad, since it's quite nearby and the breakfast was good also. In overall, everything was just alright, but then again, for the price, one can probably get something more on the classier side.

Room Tip: Try asking for a room in the second or above rooms. You get some more view at least, whereas you cho...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was our second trip to Tropical Suites. The hotel is impeccably maintained, and the location is perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the recommendations made for restaurants were perfect. Jamie, one of the owners, is a delight to work with, and her selection of captains to take us on island excursions was great.

Room Tip: If you can spend a few more dollars for your suite, get a room overlooking the water.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed at Tropical Suites for a month in January/February 2013 and it is just a great place. In many ways, the hotel is the embodiment of the hotel's owners, Chip and Jamie - it is friendly, well maintained, thoughtful and good looking. The hotel also benefits from having really good and helpful staff. It is definitely worth splashing out a bit more for the ocean view suites - the view is worth the extra investment.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tropical Suites Hotel
Address: Calle Primera, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bocas Town
#3 Family Hotel in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tropical Suites Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Tropical Hotel Bocas Town
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