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sol y mar

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Principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this wonderful place for 3 nights! The location was superb with magnificent views from our room and also from the pool. The room was very clean and nice! In front there was a spacious deck with seatings. The owner, Luis, was really helpful. We would definitely recommend Sol y Mar Hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having a great experience in 2008, I really didn't know how it could be better but I was pleasantly surprised! The place is great and the view from the new swimming pool is just over the top.. There is something magical about having coconut milk looking at Santa Catalina's island. Apart from the swimming pool, Luis also built a... More 

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slc, ut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The a/c was functioning which was key as it was incredibly hot while we were there. We found the rooms to be spacious with working refrigerators and reasonably comfy beds. The service was very good--we had a problem with the shower in one room and it was fixed within an hour of our mentioning it. The breakfasts were good and... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I had the most wonderful experience at Sol y Mar. All the creature comforts you can ask for in the middle of the jungle and next to the sea. The sounds of the wild life at night and the birds singing in the morning was an experience in itself. The breezes and views from the room and... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location high above the town. Sweeping magnificent views. Wonderful spacious room. The owners, Luis and Adriana, run a family business and treat you as one of their own. The free breakfast is delicious, made fresh. Not a buffet! Luis catered to our every need. Housekeeping was immaculate. We will most definitely return. Thank you Luis!!

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not risk other hotels here. With spotty service and lack of amenities. Daily breakfast included in plenty of time to get you to dive shop, excellent happy hour, well appointed clean rooms, delicious dinners, and nice pool. And the english speaking staff that you will say are the nicest in all Panama. This is a real gem whether for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After seeing the pictures and reviews on TripAdvisor for sol y mar we were excited for our visit. However, disappointed to find poorly maintained decks, grounds and rooms. Broken tiles throughout to include pool. Extremly steep hills (driveway) and poor outdoor lighting made it challenging to walk at night. Need 4X4 vehicle to get up hill. On the positive, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a lovely, peaceful get away for my solo travels. The staff was polite, professional, and easy to communicate with...in many different languages. This town is small and quiet, so not ideal if you're looking for a party scene. However, if you're looking for a relaxing get away; it is perfect. Walking distance to town is an option, though... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In the 20 years that Luis has been in Santa Catalina, he has done an incredible job of building his hotel (little houses/rooms) spread out on the hilly property. The rooms ($88.00) are big,airy and cool (A/C). Bathrooms are large too and very clean. On top of the property sits a swimming pool next to the bar and restaurant. The... More 

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Utah
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As I drove into the little beach town of Santa Catalina, I saw the attractive roadside sign for Sol y Mar and decided to check it out. Wow, was I lucky!!! Sol y Mar has been carefully developed over many years by its most hospital owner, Luis. The property is built on the side of a hill from the top... More 

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