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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying here for 3 nights on my way through to Panama City. It feels more like a home than a hotel. Very clean, proper hot showers and a super comfy bed! It is really nice to chill on the upstairs porch and also enjoy breakfast with a cool ocean breeze! I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Thank huskymtl
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Gran Bahia is a very nice place. It's quiet, beds are huge and very comfortable. It's extremely clean and we'll run and the breakfast is adequate too. Location is perfect and the view is lovely. The rooms are big too!

Thank lucyco2016
Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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95 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel before (but over 10 years ago). I stayed here with my bf and some friends for what is called "Dias Patrios" here in Panama. We were picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel (though it is not that far, and one can walk without a problem). The staff at the hotel... More 

1 Thank Patricia L
Milan, Italy
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at this very cute hotel located right on the main street of Boca town. Everything is at walking distance. There is a very nice terrace overlooking the bay where breakfast is usually served. Rooms are wide and comfortable and the owners Darla and Tito will help you out with anything you might need!

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at Bahia Hotel! I loved the big terrace upstairs with a view over the ocean. The hotel is situated near restaurants, bars, and the best supermarket of the lovely island of Isla Colon. Rooms are nice and clean, with a very comfortable bed, AC working perfectly, clean bathrooms. The staff was very helpful and... More 

1 Thank TheBlondieTravels
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This is an impressive building with an ocean view but it is pretty 'rough round the edges'. The bed was comfy and the air-con good, but there was a general lack of cleanliness about the place (sticky floors, dubious marks around the toilet etc) and the breakfast was absolutely awful compared to every other hotel in our 2 week Latin... More 

Thank JenGNotts
San Jose, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Stayed at this place in november of 2015. I had few expectations at first but then change when we got to the room. The place was totally clean, really nice, a really comfortable bed. The only thing that doesn´t like us was the breakfast is served on the second floor and the table was next to our door so since... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Gran Bahia is an institution (having once been the HQ for the United Fruit company) but for such a grand building it is lacking in character. Equally it is very noisy at night (to be fair we were there on 28/29th Dec so every bar was blaring out music...to 4am!) The breakfast is a sad affair...not an egg in sight... More 

Thank NaughtyBeagle
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

The reception staff was very pleasant, especially the young man who checked us in who was also helpful to us personally, I believe his name was Alguino or Algernon (sorry about inaccurate spelling) but the reception staff are literally sitting behind bars which made you feel like you were walking into a prison. Nice hardwood floors everywhere but the hotel... More 

Thank Coletteandphilip
Perth, Canada
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Bonny L

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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 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Bahia

Address: Calle 3a. y Ave. A, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: €70 - €108 (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 Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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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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