We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hotel Olas

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Olas
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Olas
See the most recent reviews
Showing 230: English reviews
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Been to boca a couple times now we always stay here its not a bad deal when 2 of us share a 2 bedroom. $20 each. Same price as hostle and they have the best pancake breakfast although its sometimes hard to wake up before 11"00sm to have free breakfast the owner was open to price reduction if your staying... More 

Thank wolffy
Dachau, Deutschland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

we spend three nights at hotel olas, as someone recommended it to us on our trip to bocas. the hotel is nice and is located away from all the loud and noisy tourist bars and clubs. but for 40$ per night i expect much more than just acceptable rooms. you feel more like disturbing the stuff from their all day... More 

2 Thank wulfcast

Travellers are raving about these Bocas Town hotels

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2012

I have nothing in Bocas to compare it to. Stayed with two friends while diving. For what it cost I thought the rooms were great. Hot water, AC and a bed. The staff were helpful when we asked. I did not feel the pressure to buy excursions as some others have said. Be forewarned. Only accept cash and are not... More 

1 Thank delgross
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
174 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We made a business trip to BdT to find the hotels that would accomodate our Puerto Viejo boat tour biz and our occassional trips to the islands to get out of town. This hotel has a lot of the features we were after; 1) In town, but away from the center. 2) Breakfast included 3) Access to the boat 4)... More 

2 Thank Janick2010
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
199 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

This hotel was well down on list from my web research but on a whim I went there first, and how happy I was to have done so. Located on Calle 6 near Ave C, it is far enough from downtown to be quiet and yet a short walk to all services. The island power plant is only 2 blocks... More 

Thank Diverdan28
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Overall I liked this hotel. Reserving the room was easy and simple enough. I got really lucky actually. I reserved a suite originally, but we got to Bocas del Toro extremely early at 5 in the morning. When we got to the hotel our suite wasn't ready so they told us we could stay in the Presidential Suite and then... More 

Thank Shannon507
Paramus, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2012

I loved this hotel. Their breakfast and the view every morning was amazing. You eat breakfast right on the porch overlooking the water. The hotel is not your typical luxury hotel but then again this is a small island off of Panama so you don't get any luxury hotels or see any chain hotels on the island. Its a boutique... More 

1 Thank nye76
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2012

A while back we stayed at hotels Olas and it was okay. On this past visit on July 29th, 2012 we stayed there again based on our previous experience. To start off, we got our first room, and the bathroom was all bad, it had rust on the toilet, the faucet did not work it would turn all around and... More 

3 Thank Rigoberto45
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
126 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Hotel Olas could have been a good choice, based solely on location. They have quiet a few cheaper rooms along hallways, plus one "suite" upstairs with a balcony and a great view. The problem is that the owners don't care about creating a good experience for the guests. They hire hardworking Panamanians to clean and handle the main desk, but... More 

4 Thank DaveWells
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

This hotel was wonderful, nice a clean very friendly staff who helped us plan day trips. They rent bikes for the day for only 5 dollars, and on each floor of the hotel are decks with seating to eat on, or read a book. They have installed a camera in the doorway for safety and each door has a lock.... More 

1 Thank Ana P

99 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (98)
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Dining (8)
Room/Suite (13)
View from Room (4)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bocas Town hotels
0.0 km away
Hotel Bocas del Toro
Hotel Bocas del Toro
#3 of 12 in Bocas Town
353 reviews
0.4 km away
Tropical Suites Hotel
Tropical Suites Hotel
#1 of 12 in Bocas Town
478 reviews
0.6 km away
Bocas Paradise Hotel
Bocas Paradise Hotel
#6 of 12 in Bocas Town
163 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Gran Hotel Bahia
Gran Hotel Bahia
#5 of 12 in Bocas Town
120 reviews
0.9 km away
Hotel Palma Royale
Hotel Palma Royale
#2 of 12 in Bocas Town
383 reviews
1.3 km away
Hotelito Del Mar
Hotelito Del Mar
#4 of 12 in Bocas Town
170 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $86 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olas 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Odigeo so you can book your Hotel Olas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Olas Hotel Bocas Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Olas staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Olas staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay