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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately not the best stay here which was a shame as it could be great. Room was large and reasonably comfortable but not sure it's worth the price tag being a little away from main street. Decks are nice to chill out. Breakfast was good. Problems arise with pricing both with tours and accommodation. The price of my tour was...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 24 May 2016

people, hotel, breakfast, view... everything is beautiful here... whatever you ask, they will give an help to solve your problem or to find a best way to do what you need to do. I strongly suggest to spend at least 3 days at this hotel!

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1Thank Fabrizio C
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have a good first night at Bocas, so we paid 50$ for a hotel that was in a level of a hostel. The room furniture looks old, bed was a bit broken, 15 years old tv, didnt even try to watch something and the shower was too hot or too cold. Breakfest was awesome and there is...

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Destin, Florida
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Off season so gal friend and I paid $40 (negotiated at front desk) for private room w/bath (hot shower) and a towel each, room w/2 beds (comfy), TV in room, aircon, and breakfast as shown in pix on website. Don't expect the Ritz. If you're backpacking you know what to expect. (I always bring my sleepwalk and t-shirt to cover...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best places I stayed in my 4 months trip. The breakfast is delicious. The location is right on the water with a beautiful deck and great sunsets. The owner is great and helpful Best value for money in Bocas, If I ever come to Bocas I would definitely return here.

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Thank Tal F
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My only site of the hotel was walking through it on the way to the back restaurant and it was nice. I even mentioned to my wife that "this is how a hotel should look" with fresh paint, stained woodwork on floor and ceiling. Very nice. As mentioned, We only had dinner here, but the food was very good, fair...

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1Thank Josh K
England
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This hotel oozes charm as you approach it from a speed boat as we did. The outside deck area is lovely and a great place to watch life go past on the ocean. The room looked nice when I first walked in but I quickly realised it wasn't that clean (small bits of rubbish on the wooden floor). No bedside...

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

1: Way to expensive considering the rooms were pretty shabby with very stained linnens. 2: The breakfast included was very basic with only a little fruit and orange juice from the box. not fresh or anything. Also the women working didn't wipe down the booth after people ate so it was sticky and dirty even at 12pm when I checked...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Rooms are relatively spacious, you get the basics, clean sheets, a towel, and a/c. The receptionist were cold, and gave us an annoyed look when we asked for help when we disturbed them from watching shows on their iPad. Like others have mentioned the service seems to be a theme in Bocas in general except for a few choice establishments....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Charming hotel, built with a terrace over the water. Our room was functional and clean, but not fancy. AC worked well. The free breakfast is plentiful.. Happy Hour specials are tasty Something to note: Kitchen Staff throw compost right out the window from the kitchen into the bay. So there was a bunch of food waste swimming in the water....

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Beautiful Hotel on the water with great ocean view. Quiet location, 2 minute walk from main street ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Olas

Address: Calle 6, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $90 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olas 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“I would request a room on the second or third floor, less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles joefaul, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a water facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles English_Al, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room on the top floor with the private terrace”
 of 5 bubbles kattrins, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles wcurrie, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had room 8 which had it's own balcony and could lay in bed with a view of the islands!”
 of 5 bubbles LadybugColorado, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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