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Bay View Hotel

Calle 1A Norte | El Palmar Beach, San Carlos, Panama (Formerly Bay View Resort)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

the place is nice, perfect to have a good time with family, the restaurant has a beautiful view to the beach, for dinner is just awesome, your table with candles and the moonrise just above the sea, regarding to breakfast I think that is pretty expensive, I paid 3 USD for 2 very small tortillas and two slices of cheese... More 

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Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Bay View Hotel is right on the sea. At night the waves were reaching our balcony. L'accueil est chaleureux, The staff is very friendly and helpfull. We were surprised by the quality of the food, kitchen is excellent, we had a great dinner, better then in some place at Panama city. Our room is tiny but we have a little... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This looked like a funky beach hotel, perfect for surfers, hikers, sort of a hostel on steroids. The beach was at low tide, but I could imagine it being pretty nice when the tides in. They had a cool thatched roof bar, nice pool area, and decent open air restaurant. Our food was very good and cheap. Plus I love... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Previous reviews that panned this property probably didn't do their research as I think it is represented as it is. We live in Panama and this beach location is basic and the hotel is an older property, but clean and great location. We stayed overnight a couple years ago and the rooms are basic so if you want fancy and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

i would never recomend this place. Has no tables in the rooms, old bed sheets, no closets broken tables in the resatsaursant and the food is expensive this place needs a lot of work . The worse vacation of my don't waist your money.

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RESPUESTA PARA EL COMENTARIO... " Este Sitio es un chiste" Gracias por su comentarios. Hemos tomado nota y si nos... More 

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Katy, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Was so appalled with this "resort" that I forgot to snap pictures. Horrible vacation spot. Pool looks like something you would find in a low budget apartment complex. Pregnant winner dog walking around food area. Broken lounge chairs. Not one nice thing to say. Well, the only nice thing to say is you definitely get what you paid for. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The pool is very clean which for me talkd about cleanliness a lot. The restaurant is good and the view excellet. I loved the idea od sitting at the restaurant and seeing and listening to the waves. Just relaxing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Lucky to find a room on busy long weekend. Management & staff very friendly. Hotel needs some TLC - Perfect location right on El Palmar beach. Many locals frequent the restaurant and pool especially on weekends. Full menu and bar service. Great for families

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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My family and I had a great time with friends 5 years ago at this place, which is only 1.5 hrs away from were we live. Our daughter asked to return for her birthday this year and I booked 2 rooms 2 months ago for us and for our friends explaning that this was a special date and we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for one night. I even skipped my surfing lesson the next day to get out of this place. It isn't the worst place I have ever stayed, it's got a great view right on the beach and a decent pool. It smelled, I think calling it musty is being generous. However, for what they are charging for... More 

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