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Perth, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2015

My husband and I booked a package trip from Costa Rica. We were so lucky to get this hotel. Room was clean,safe worked,T.V. did not even after we called to try to get it fixed.A.C. worked fine. We were in the off season, so did not find the hotel night club next door too loud, never heard it in our...

Thank Bonny L
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Everything was correct : the rooms were nice and clean, location was very good, breakfast was basic but sufficient ( the breakfast area is really nice) , wifi worked well. Quite a bit of noise in the evenings because of the terasse outside but pretty manageble. We had room 206 upstairs. We were able to do a late check out...

Thank corina0210
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The best meat on the island / El mejor carne de Isla Colón. Wonderful service, fast and friendly. I've been living in Panama now for 1,5 years and this was one of the best meats I've had. La parrilla es perfecto, la comida es simple y deliciosa. Nice porch is giving you a relax, don't worry about the rain feeling.

Thank Rene S
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We stayed here recently with a group of friends and really enjoyed our visit. The building is historic- it was the offices of the United Fruit Company built around 1904. It has the ambience of a colonial town house and has a great balcony where you take breakfast and can people watch in the street below. The rooms are very...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 1 September 2015

American Breakfast included, they were always on time to the airport, an historical place, oldest hotel in town. Service was very friendly. A good place to stay. In front of Club La Iguana if you want dance and drinks, walking distance to everything even the airport, a perfect location. You can take the breakfast and see the sunrise on the...

Thank Nirurk
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The rooms were fine, clean and comfortable. There is some noise from the nearby night club which can be disturbing There is no pool or outdoor areas other than the terrace and veranda Breakfast was very basic, ham, cheese, toast, cheap juice and coffee or tea

Thank Filo_Paddler
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We came her after staying in a hostel and we're happy with most everything, they breakfast buffet was disappointing at best Great spot to eat out front The room was clean and the place was nice, they charge you when leave, at the time I thought I paid when I booked online, so there was some confusion but al in...

Thank David L
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We spend 4 nights at this hotel the rooms were very nice and clean the beds very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful,we had very good sleep here, easy access to our tours. Breakfast was very good considering it was continental.

1Thank merlyn209
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 15 March 2015

There was a lot of history there. Originally,it was home to the American Fruit Co. It was built in 1904 as their offices. The building itself is all wooden construction,so you will here people next door and in the hallway. La Iguana music played very load,disco,thumping music from 1000 pm until 330 am. we are unable to sleep. I actually...

1Thank fharild1
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This former United Fruit Company office is renovated in the spirit of the town with colourful fabrics and original oak floors. The front desk staff helpfully provided some useful local knowledge regarding restaurants and tours. For $2 you can get a towel for a day trip to the beach. The hotel is convenient to everything in town, including a loud...

Thank slim_dusty

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is located at the Southern tip of Third (Main) Street, in a majestic antique wooden building, that has already celebrated its hundredth anniversary and is still standing firm despite the ravages of time and the destructive earthquakes of 1917 and 1991. Built in 1905, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the area. We offer the 18 most spacious and comfortable rooms, all of them with A/C, WI-Fi connection, Cable TV, safety boxes and private bathroom with hot shower. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle 3a. y Ave. A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: RM333 - RM510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bahia 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bahia Hotel Bocas Town
Gran Hotel Bahia Panama/Bocas Town, Bocas Del Toro
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“I would choose rooms away from the street and on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 399patricial399, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“away from street at back of hotel; less noise”
 of 5 bubbles Coletteandphilip, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room on the second floor facing the side street, towards the back.”
 of 5 bubbles Stewart79, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Do not expect to sleep from 10 till 330 if La Iguana is open Do not take room 210 even though it is nice. It is only a few hundred feet fro the bar and it is on the street. The AC in room 203 was very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles fharild1, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All Rooms are Good but the 2nd Floor Rooms are closer to the terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles Dany_Carbone, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
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