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Mateo's B&B

Calle Humberto Zarate | Casa 131A, Gamboa, Panama
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Mateo's B&B
Ranked #3 of 4 Gamboa B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are young couple from Europe (Italy / German) and we stayed one night in Gamboa to visit the Soberania park (pipeline road) and to do a tour on the canal and lake gatun. We decided to stay with Mateo and Beatrice in Gamboa and we really enjoyed staying there and meeting them, they are a very nice couple. Mateo... More

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Olympia, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the room was extremely basic, the floor was slanted, the wood was rotting, I would still highly recommend this B&B! You can tell that Mateo & Beatrice love what they do and highly enjoy meeting visitors and helping them enjoy Panama and the Gamboa area. Mateo nor Beatrice speak English so I'd recommend having basic Spanish conversation skills to... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mateo & Beatrice are wonderful people. I spent 3 nights in one of their bungalows that has a detached, shared bathroom. i was very content. There is forest on two sides of the bungalow room. The rooms are very basic, the outdoor dining/common area is very nice & the garden is great.The birds sang their daily chorus every day at... More

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Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just after arriving Mateo gave us a Banana for feeding the wild little monkey at their "Feedingstation" After that Mateo drove us with his car around to show us the mainspots in town inclusive the entrance of the best hikingtrack and the spot for seeing tucans. We even saw a huge crocodile. The next day they stood up for us... More

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Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The value for the money wasn't that good, but there aren't many opportunities in Gamboa. The room itself wasn't much bigger than the small double bed. The toilet was outside. But it is a 4 star because Mateo was really nice carrying us around a bit and sharing his knowledge. He and his wife were really heartly people, creating a... More

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Akureyri, Iceland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I give Mateo's only three stars because the accomodation itself was very basic. Me and my friend stayed in a small cabin with one double bed and a chest of drawers. It was clean, but smelled a bit dingy and was very humid. No AC, only a very dirty fan. But to meet Mateo and Beatrice made it worth it... More

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We started our two week trip in Gamboa and found Mateo´s place in advance. We reserved via email and got a quick response. Upon our arrival (which was one hour by schoolbus from Panama City), Mateo greeted us by taking us on a tour in his car around the town. His wife, Beatrice, however, did not welcome us as graciously... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We chose this place to begin our month-long trip at a slow pace as it picked up speed later in the trip. This was the perfect beginning! Mateo & Beatrice were very accommodating and friendly. The cabina was perfect for us and the use of their kitchen was a great perk. Our favorite part was to enjoy all the wildlife... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Tiny b and b with small cabins in the garden- shared bathrooms, but with all the advantages, who is caring. Lovely couple, who tend the garden and the animals that visit with love. I have never seen so many different birds in one spot. Agoutis, tamarind monkeys all come round to visit the garden. A small paradise. Almost perfect peace... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

When we arrived at Mateo's, he drove us around town, then we got settled in to one of the cabins. This is budget accommodation with basic cabins including a fan. Everything is clean and neat. The bathroom is unattached but not a problem. Mateo and Beatrice are very nice. They do not speak English, so we disconnected a few times,... More

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Additional Information about Mateo's B&B

Address: Calle Humberto Zarate | Casa 131A, Gamboa, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Gamboa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small and quiet bed and breakfast in Gamboa, operated by Mateo and family. Like no other guest accommodations in Gamboa, the large backyard and simple cabins sit nestled next to dense rain forest and adjacent open space— where Mateo has been feeding birds, monkeys, coatis, aguitis and other friends for 15 years. The site is ideal for birdwatching and generally enjoying the nature and tranquility of Gamboa. ... more   less 

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