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Manglar Lodge

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Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Manglar Lodge for my birthday. It is a small, nicely landscaped lodge with an excellent restaurant. You should split meals. Sandwiches are huge. The hotel is beside a river leading to the ocean. You can walk a couple of blocks on the street to get to the beach. We were thrilled to see... More 

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked that place: - The people were super friendly. - It was all really clean. - The breakfast was good. - The dinner was delicious. - The rooms are spacious with ac, good bed, good shower, mini fridge

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Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was elegant, confortable, and with excellent service. Nice place to relax, taking long walks at the beach. I´ve thought on booking the whole facility for a family retreat on next holy week. Totaly recommended.

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Panama Province, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I went with my wife and 2 daughters. Fantastic and relaxing place, you feel like you are at home, Great staff, clean rooms with cable TV and ac , the best hamburgers that i have ever tried they also have a good selection of beers.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did had a nice time, good room, and it was a great way to spend ou last days in panama, not to far away from Panama city..Food, diner and breakfast where good. The staf and the owner very nice, and helpfull. We had the first day no hot water, thought that was normal, but some other guest said somethng... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a terrible experience with this hotel. We travel extensively and have never experienced such disregard for our well being as with this stay. The power went out during the day and stayed out throughout the night. The owner/manager left without any notification to us and no explanation. He locked everything up including a gate to exit from the... More 

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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Vicky We am really sorry about your experience. power supply on most of the areas of the country of Panama had been a mayor problem a week before you arrive we had mayor power fluctuation affecting even our equipment. that Tuesday power went out during the afternoon in and it came back at 9.45pm I am really sorry that... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Small clean friendly lodge with surprisingly good food at the end of a dead end, partially dirt road off the InterAmerican Highway. Shares a small pool with shade and a restaurant with a bigger, not as nice place, Bayview. Be aware of 18 tides on Pacific coast. Surf crashes into sea wall at high tide. Walk 300 yards over rocky/sand... More 

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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review. We are glad that you enjoy your stay in our place and enjoy the food in our place. yes tide difference are amazing here every 6 hours the place completely change Just one thing the property in front of us is an independent business from us. we don't share the pool with them thanks Ivan... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a quiet little place at the end of the road off the PanAm Highway. It was peaceful and relaxing, a good respite after three days in Panama City. There was a bar and restaurant on the premises; we partook of the beer, but the bar/restaurant closed before 8:30 the Saturday night we were there. We ate dinner at... More 

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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello thanks for your review. yes tide changes are a mayor concert here if you want to take full advantage of your day at the beach just the manager in shift when is the high tide and which is the best spot to go. About the rate it was a little higher than usual because it was at the beginning... More 

Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a problem with the booking, they doubled and we could not stay . We were offered to stay in another hotel nearby called Bellamar that meets the basic to hang out on the beach , service was very good nonetheless . My boyfriend and I hope to go to Manglar Lodge and enjoy it . We Tried just... More 

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Mt. Vernon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We arrived to Panama City and got on a bus for an hour or so ride to San Carlos to spend our first night at Manglar Lodge. This is our second visit to this place. The rooms are comfortable with AC and a TV and a small balcony. The food is excellent with a variety of choices and reasonably priced.... More 

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manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us again! is always good to se our guest returning year after year. we are happy that you enjoy our place and the beach of Palmar. Sea turtles are not common here you were lucky Thanks Ivan marquez Owner More 

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