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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 5 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 30 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, 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 30 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...

3Thank 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...

1Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here as part of a tour and found the rooms clean enough and thankfully air-conditioned but service very lacking. By family run,I assume they are referring to the clusters of small children running and screaming around the premise. Our group ordered food and waited an hour sandwiches and fries. Not an island I'd have chosen...

Thank Stephanie S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Stayed here 3 nights as part of tour. Hotel is clean & basic. Nothing much to do on Bastimentos unless you are into surfing. However, the lobster served here is great. Had it 2 nights in a row for dinner and due to the fish i wanted not being available the 3rd night, had the lobster again.

1Thank jlee_melbourne
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights with a tour group, it was a nice stay. Luis and his family are very charming and make you feel welcome. The food is good at the restaurant. Upstairs rooms have a good Caribbean view as the hotel suggests! also has complimentary hammocks. bastimentos island as a whole probably isn't worth a visit so location...

Thank tiddles333

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: Bastimentos casa 97 RUTA R0074, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: ₹ 3,869 - ₹ 5,702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“View overlooking water would be a plus .. . most rooms probably qualify.”
 of 5 bubbles vincemc, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a second floor room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Beverly54, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“As there is no Atm on the island so make sure you stop in isla colon before hand.”
 of 5 bubbles 710naten, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs have a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Poke598, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The front rooms upstairs have the best views, two directions.”
 of 5 bubbles abcnord, 25 Feb 2014 | Read review
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