Gran Hotel Bahia

Calle 3 and Av. A, Bocas del Toro, Panama

History abounds at the town's quaintest hotel, a two-story wooden building that was the headquarters of the United Fruit Company in the 1930s. The company's steel money vault is still beside the hotel lobby. The top floor served as guest rooms and still has the original veranda overlooking the bay, where mint juleps were probably the order of the hot tropical days. The spacious rooms have been completely refurbished, with shiny hardwood floors, double beds, cable TV, air-conditioning, and small tile bathrooms. There are two deluxe-plus rooms with king-size beds, sofa beds, mini-refrigerators, and 32″ flat screen TVs. If you've booked a room near the street, be sure to bring earplugs since noise from the neighboring disco can lead to sleepless nights.

PROS

  • good value
  • comfortable
  • historic building

CONS

  • off water
  • small windows
  • noise from neighboring disco

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 507-757–9626

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed June Breakfast

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