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Hotel Caribbean View

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived with a tour group, there was some mix up with the numbers so we had to wait while the rooms were sorted out. Then we were told there was a water shortage and the water would come on at 6pm so a few of us jumped off the front steps into the sea for a swim. When 6pm...

1Thank ShaunaNiB
Reviewed 2 March 2017

From the onset, our experience was negative. This is a rickety little lodging that is built on the water so you arrive by small boat taxi up to the wooden steps to the main dining area of this so-called hotel. The proprietor, Luis, claimed that they were expecting 7 of us when there were 11 of us. SO, we had...

1Thank Alison F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The hotel is located on a quiet island where there are not many tourists. You can get a boat to the main island or one of the nearby beaches. The room was small and the bathroom was tiny. The room was clean and fortunately had air conditioning. The food in the restaurant is good but the service was terrible. You...

1Thank Sara246810
Waukesha, WI
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Hubby had whole freshly caught jap fish, he said it was great. I had Carribean chicken which was very tasty. Had the best pina colada ever! A small place, very clean, right on the water. Great service, ice cold beer and reasonably priced.

Thank CornfedContessa
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Everything is freshly prepared. They pay a lot of attention to cleanliness. They even have secret family recipes. Highly recommended on the island. Also... Open everyday! The family is very friendly too.

Thank SmarTeaGirl
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Room was pretty small. Bathroom was tiny . . as in very cramped. But we had hot water. Fridge in room and air conditioning functioned. Great view from the balcony. Staff was very friendly. Food served in restaurant was ok but service was very slow. Wi-fi worked but not very fast. No serious complaints but hotel was pretty average.

Thank vincemc
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 May 2016

When booking a stay here know that Bastimentos is a quieter island in Boca mostly filled with locals. In general, I got the vibe on the streets that I was not fully welcomed as a traveler and it was an island with a lot of local pride. A con to stay on Bastimentos is that I was constantly taking boats/shuttles...

Thank Julia K
Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

After meeting with some "Basti" community leaders and Representative Ashburn, we sat down to lunch at the Restaurant Caribbean View. Since there were six of us, we were able to sample a number of items from the menu. We had fresh tuna, burgers, tacos and a number of side dishes, including delicious patacones! The food was great, wonderful value, well-prepared...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time here!! We wanted a place away from super crazy party of Bocas, with AC, private, clean rooms. We got that and a family run place full of love and smiles and dancing. Even in the midst of some renovations, this place is a cute gem. And next time, I WILL make it on a full day...

4Thank ogrenbell
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My husband & I manage 2 US upscale hotels & needed to immerse our selves in "island time" and decompress. Louis, his family & staff, their Hotel Caribbean View and the local population on this Isla Bastimentos was just what we needed! It is very rustic but warm, clean and relaxing. The water around the hotel is murky and not...

2Thank Beverly M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Caribbean View is a family owned hotel and restaurant and has been for the last ten years. We offer a pleasant water front dining experience with spectacular views. We have a variety of room types that all include A/C, Free WiFi, private baths and nice comfortable beds with affordable prices. Also ,are upstairs rooms offer private balcony's. Are restaurant uses local fresh produce,fruit and seafood right here from Bocas Del Toro. Are dinners include whole lobster,snapper,shrimp,octopus all in one of are unique Caribbean creole sauces. Are dinner price range is 9-25$ usd. With authentic Caribbean Style food and wonderful hospitality Hotel Caribbean View is a excellent vacation getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Caribbean View

Address: Calle Principal, Casa 98, Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: €46 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Caribbean View 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Caribbean View Isla Bastimentos, Panama - Bocas Del Toro
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“Don't stay here”
ShaunaNiB, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“View overlooking water would be a plus .. . most rooms probably qualify.”
vincemc, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a second floor room with a balcony”
Beverly54, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“As there is no Atm on the island so make sure you stop in isla colon before hand.”
710naten, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs have a balcony”
Poke598, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
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