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Hotel Santa Catalina Panama

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Guelph, Ontario
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I were on a tour of Costa Rica and Panama, seeking out remote areas. This hotel was absolutely charming considering where we were. We were greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable staff, especially Michelle. The room was more than acceptable, with a fascinating stone and flat rock décor. Bed comfy, very clean. Only issue for me is...

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Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Normally you will get what you have paid for. I have travelled a lot and have been to remote places. So when i have to pay 90 dollars a night in Panama without breakfast it should be top notch. But it was a big dissapointment. The pool is nice, just like the bathroom. But the rest of the room gives...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located right in front of La Punta surf break (rock bottom) and you can walk to Estero Beach (sand bottom beach break) in a few minutes. The pool is right in front of the restaurant and overlooks La Punta. In addition to the restaurant onsite there are many other delicious restaurants within a short walk, many run...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, very helpful. Super comfortable mattresses. Kid friendly, beautiful grounds and pool. Best view of the surf break, and best access to the surf break. Highly recommended for those who can afford the price.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed with my two teenage boys. We went there to be able to go diving to Coiba. The hotel was perfect. The food was delicious and the pool and service superb. Highly recommended. I would stay there again.

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're used to Hiltons and Marriotts, this is likely the best place to stay in Santa Catalina in that it's rustic-chic. Because of the layout of the hotel, there is a nice community feel to the place. You spend a good part of the day walking around outside, meeting the staff and other guests. My son met two new...

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Lakewood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay was incredible. I have stayed a many local hostals and hotels in Santa Catalina and this was one of a kind. Kind and professional staff, ocean access, gorgeous pool, and the food was out of this world!! I WILL be back!

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New Boston, Michigan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I, had a wonderful week stay at Hotel Santa Catalina. The staff was extremely friendly. The room was comfortable and spacious. Sergio was friendly and helpful. The staff in the dining area were accommodating, and friendly. The food and drinks were excellent. The banana pancakes were to die for! The lady that took care of our housekeeping...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a kind review for us, and we are truly honored that you had a wonderful stay at Hotel Santa Catalina. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope you return very soon!

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Best Hotel in town. St. Catalina is far away from mass tourism and not the best place for beach Holiday only. But very nice for Surfing and diving (Coiba).Not much to do but a very nice resort with a nice and stylish small pool and very clean garden. Just a few rooms, familliar.

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

Your review is much appreciated! We pride ourselves on providing the best possible experience for our guests, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return!

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just excellent. The manager was so helpful and very gentle. We cant complain on anything because it was just an amazing time. I would recommend this hotel for everyone who want to enjoy the peoximity of the greatest surf spot and the nature. Well done guys.

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Thank you for your kind review, we truly appreciate it! We are really happy and honored that you had an amazing time at Hotel Santa Catalina, and we look forward to your return in the near future! Thanks again!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Santa Catalina is an 11 room boutique beachfront hotel located directly in front of the world class surf break in Santa Catalina, Veraguas Province of Panama. The hotels location is ideal for anyone coming to Santa Catalina to surf, dive, fish or just hang out. Short walking distance from all the restaurants, bars, village center and other beaches. Coiba Island and Cebaco Island is within a short boat ride from the property for diving and snorkeling activities. Santa Catalina Island is just a 10 minute paddle on Kayak or Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP), which are both free to our guests. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with memory foam beds, 100% cotton bed linens, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with hot water, mini-refrigerator, cable TV, lockers, and kitchenettes in the suite rooms. Our award winning ocean front "Pescao" seafood restaurant serves a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner (not included in room rate), open every day of the week from 7 am to 10 pm. Our on-site yoga studio is also available for yoga classes. We offer free use of our Kayaks, Surfboards, Skateboards and Bicycles through our on-site surf shop (Santa Catalina Surf Shop). Massage services are also available. Previously known as Kenny's Surf Camp (since 1981), in 2010 the hotel was completely re-designed and re-built, using all natural sustainable materials including stone, rock, clay tile, and local tropical hardwoods. With a blend of Spanish-Colonial and tropical architectural style, Hotel Santa Catalina Panama offers a unique look and feel with a great service staff and ideal location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Catalina Panama

Address: Calle Playa Estero & Calle Kenny, Santa Catalina, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: $105 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Catalina Panama 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Ask for suite away from the parking area, closer to the lounge and sea.”
 of 5 bubbles akerstreamj, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“quieter rooms will be the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles bluebird200868, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a kitchenette if you plan to stay longer”
 of 5 bubbles usherMocha, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The concierge will give you the perfect stay & room (they offer different sizes to fit your needs) and help you with all adventures.”
 of 5 bubbles 395erikp, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask Sergio to show you rooms, but all the rooms I saw were very nice. No problems with noise. Bug free.”
  • king size bed with memory-foam mattress and bunk beds
  • spacious lockable cabinets in entryway to bathroom
  • room with 2 bunk beds, TV, mini fridge
 of 5 bubbles W3801FWricharda, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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