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Tropical Suites Hotel

First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0000 Panama
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#2 of 15 hotels in Bocas Town
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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BERTRAM wrote a review Mar 2021
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica2 contributions1 helpful vote
The place has great feng shui! When you walk past the building you can't help noticing the welcoming open hallway that leads to a breathtaking ocean view. The gorgeous three story building right smack in the middle of Bocas Town is staffed by very young, competent, energetic, and good looking staff that always address your concerns with a smile. The place is well lit with a lot of sunshine that can instantly lift your spirits. Victoria, who manages the place, is super cool, smart and friendly and will direct you to the best restaurants, beaches, etc to make your time in Bocas enjoyable. As someone who earns a living from online work, I ended up staying at Tropical Suites Hotel much longer than I intended because of the reliable wifi, comfortable beds, and the nice kitchenette that allowed me to cook my own food and feel at home. The town view is a lively scene from the balcony while the ocean view rooms are very tranquil and calming. Oh and its very close to the police station so its very safe.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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worldmaps wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York310 contributions49 helpful votes
I traveled during the COVID pandemic, and the hotel was not as busy. For that reason, I paid less that I would have paid otherwise. I think their regular prices are a little bit high. The front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The cleaning crew was hospitable and polite. The room was spacious and kept clean. The common areas remained spotless. The sunrise and sunsets from the balcony was nice (room facing the water). Sitting in the balcony watching the water and the boats was relaxing. The water pressure was very, very, very low. I wondered how the bathtubs ever fill-up with water for those that wish to do so. Perhaps it has to do with what I mentioned above, that I was traveling during COVID-19 days. There are cameras throughout the hotel, which adds to safety. I would definitely consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Alexander1969 wrote a review Feb 2020
Las Vegas87 contributions74 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel for 3 days and the visit was exceptional. The rooms are spacious, Air Conditioned, the views spectacular, and the location was close to a lot of restaurants, supermarket(s), and tour companies that allowed us to enjoy exploring the island and sorrounding beaches. They have coffee downtstairs at 7:00am right in front of the dock to enjoy the comings and goings of the boats near the hotel. The nearby restaurants serve a lot of traditional and international meals to please anyone. The prices are not only reasonable bu downright inexpensive. A bit of caution: If you are staying there, bring lots and lots of insect repellent. In the sorrounding area are really vicious! Other than that, it was a great stay at this wonderful hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony facing the water
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rvrvwmike wrote a review Jan 2020
Cairo, New York61 contributions28 helpful votes
Our second stay at Tropical Suites, We were happy to be back enjoying the great location, friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Harbor view room is worth the extra money as you have a front row seat on the busy harbor scene and there is no street noise. The room was very spacious with a nice balcony and comfortable seating. There is no restaurant, but coffee is free near the dock downstairs and is ready early. Also there are a lot of choices for breakfast just outside the hotel. We understand the hotel is under new management and we have noticed improvements in the room and saw signs of other things being upgraded while we were there. The staff is very friendly and always willing to accommodate requests or give local advice, especially the night manager, Ricardo who is over the top helpful and friendly. We have stayed in other places in Bocas over the years but appreciate the location in town as you don't waste a lot of time or money waiting for or commuting with taxis. We will definitely stay at Tropical Suites again on our next trip to Bocas del Toro.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Water view is worth it.
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Arin1128 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here with my family for 4 nights. it is a small, very friendly hotel that is clean and very comfortable. the front desk staff was incredibly helpful and nice. the rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable, with a mini kitchenette that was perfect for what we needed. i would definitely stay here again. thanks for such a great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
US$104 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla ColonBocas Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tropical Suites Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tropical Suites Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gypsy Travel Panama (0.3 km), Cine Cafe Bocas (0.1 km), and Bocas Bookstore Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tropical Suites Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Tropical Suites Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tropical Suites Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Tropical Suites Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leaf Eaters Cafe, Azul Restaurant, and Octo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tropical Suites Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Tropical Suites Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Tropical Suites Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.