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Principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Sol y Mar is an excellent option when you want to enjoy Surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. We arrived at a very wet day and our 2x4 was still able to drive up the hill, so the driver might be a factor as well. The first six rooms are big and the have a very relaxing porch at which... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your nice words about sol y mar,we are happy that you had a nice time. Hope to see you here again with your friends when they come to visit you More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Located up hill (you need a 4x4, or walk the stairs with your luggage). Staff is friendly and flexible. Room is not that clean, shower didn't work properly, and bugs are free to come in (windows do not close properly, but there is a mosquito net). Is okay, but not for 80 dollar: there are better alternatives in Santa Catalina... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for writing your opinion about Sol y mar.It is important we know your opinion,even if it wash´t a good one such as yours. We take great attention to all details but the cleaning of the rooms is our main concern.There fore,wish you would have told us if something was wrong with the cleaning of the room... More

Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice relax cabin-style hotel. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He offered late check-out without us yet asking for it. The young international staff has a always a smile left and helps a lot too. The cabins have A/C and are very clean and comfortable. Hence, perfect servicing around. There is a nice little swimming pool on top of... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your nice review about sol y mar.Me and all the staff put our best effort to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable and its important to know that so many feel that way and would stay with us again. Would like to have you visit us again in the future More

Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This beautiful hotel is located in a Hill surrounded by mango, lemon and cashewtrees as well as banana plants. The owner is really nice, helpful and always has funny and interesting stories to tell. The cabins are clean and comfi. There is also a pool and the best WiFi in town. Even tough you have to climb up the hill... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review,its good to see that our guests have good memories of the time they pass with us. We will continue to do our best so that our guests feel like they belong to the Sol y Mar family More

Zurich, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

PROs: A nice hotel, which consists of several different 2 room houses/bungalows, spread along a steep hill with a good distance between them. The restaurant is on the top of the hill, where is the owners house and the swimming pool. From the restaurant you can enjoy nice seaviews in 2 directions. Generally nice views from the rooms, even if... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at your hotel.Even if the rating you give us on some respect is not the best,we can see that you had a pleasant stay. Regarding your observation that our price was high,maybe you stayed with us during Easter,as you say that you came in April.If so,and the same in Carnival... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We recently visited Santa Catalina and had the privilege of staying at Sol y Mar. The rooms sit atop a most beautiful view. The pool at the top of the hill also grants stunning views of the town and landscape. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. My only regret was not staying longer!

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our place,we are happy to know you have no other regrets then not having stayed longer. Hope to get your visit again in the future More

Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hostel is located on a little hill with a beautiful view and offers beautiful modern rooms with aircondition, private veranda and hammocks to relax. The owner and his wife are really helpful and nice. It has a nice clean pool next to the outside restaurant area and breakfast is included which is simple but really delicious. We had a... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments,we are pleased every time a guest expresses that he had a good time and would recommend it to others,as this is what makes see that our efforts are appreciated The fact that you took your time to make this review will probably send other guests our way and for that we thank you,hoping to... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

First, if you have difficulties walking and you don't have a car, this is not your place as you have to climb 70 steps to get to your room. If point 1 does not apply this is the place to stay as the price quality ratio is pretty good. Even if you are not staying here climb up for a... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Dear guest,thank you for spending the time to give your comments about our place in such an honest positive manner. It is good for us to know that you think your time here was worth it and that you have such positive memories of your stay at Sol y Mar. Hope to have you stay with us some other time More

Roswell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I stayed here for 5 days with my 14 year old daughter this past March. It was perfect. Luis is a principled, hard working host and a terrific waterman. His kitchen and dining area are wonderful. Only area in most of Catalina that has wifi. The rooms are clean, comfortable and secure. Great experience.

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words,we appreciate you taking your time to tell others your experience at Sol y Mar. all the best and hope to see you around again More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Sol y Mar is great value for your money. If you are looking for a romantic getaway in a slightly more comfortable place than the cheap hostels in Santa Catalina this is the place for you. The rooms are big with comfortable beds and can fit up to 4 people. The restaurant at the top of the hill offers good... More

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at sol y mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking your time to make to share your experience at Sol y Mar.We are always glad when we get a good comment as this is an incentive to make our best everyday towards making our guests happy with their time here Hope to see you here some time again More

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Address: Principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
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Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
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Sol y Mar Hotel Santa Catalina
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