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Hotel Santa Catalina Panama

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New Boston, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending 2 days diving on Coiba Island, my girlfriend and I were really hungry for a good solid meal and Hotel Santa Catalina delivered exactly what we wanted. The seafood at this restaurant is of the best I have ever had, and I have been to mane restraints around the world and throughout my 3 week stay in Panama....

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such an extensive and kind review! Thank you! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you will return very soon!

Grants Pass, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of great places to stay in Santa Catalina. Hotel Santa Catalina is such a great place to stay and very reasonably priced. I really enjoyed having hot showers, great air conditioning, internet, flat screen color TV, pool overlooking the ocean and awesome meals at the restaurant. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the meals are superb...

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

Thank you for your stay with us Richard, and we appreciate your kind review! We hope to see you back in Santa Catalina in the near future!

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed in Santa Hotel Santa Catalina for a 4 day trip to the town. Our objetive was to dive in Isla Coiba and this hotel was the perfect option The rooms are super spacious and confortable, it have hammoks outside to relax and has a very nice restaurant and bar right next to the pool. This pool looks out...

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

Thank you for your kind review, and we appreciate your stay at Hotel Santa Catalina. We look forward to your next visit!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located right in front of santa Catalina's best surf break. Forget about the other hotel saying so. The host was really nice and show us the way around. You can find esteros beach really close by a 15 min walking distance. It is quiet at night. The room was more than comfy, spacious and the bed felt...

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

Thank you for your kind review, and we appreciate your stay at Hotel Santa Catalina. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Best hotel in town. Easy access to beach and great surf. Beautiful setting , clean rooms and great staff. Great views from the bar/restaurant. Beer was cold and food was good. Easy walk into town. Nice place for families

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Thank you for your visit to Hotel Santa Catalina, and we appreciate your kind review! We look forward to your next visit!

Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My two day stay at Hotel Santa Catalina was excellent. The room was clean and had plenty of space. I was pleasantly surprised by the remolded restaurant and the great layout of the tables and bar area, which is just above the pool. This pool looks out at the Pacific ocean and the famous wave breaks. Since I was meeting...

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Thank you very much for your visit. It´s always a pleassure to assist you on Santa Catalina. And thanks for sharing your opinion on the Tripadvisor comunity. We hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, Sergio

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The owner was very insistent on me pulling my previous review, upon refunding my stay, which was not offered until my review was posted. I had several problems but he insisted all was being corrected. The property is lovely and has a lot of potential, hopefully the inconveniences have been rectified now.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: ₹ 5,325 - ₹ 11,997 (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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“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
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“For more room and if you want a fridge and stove, select the 'Mini-suite"”
 of 5 bubbles surfpro, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Since the walls are quite thin, maybe an end unit would be best if you want to get a bit of extra sleep in the AM. ”
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