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Calle Humberto Zarate | Casa 131A, Gamboa, Panama
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Mateo's B&B
Ranked #2 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have said, Mateo is a fantastic guy who showed us around town and picked us up from various places (Soberania NP, Los Lagartos Restuarant, Gamboa dock) for only $10 for 3 of us. We rented the apartment across the road which despite being a little musty, has some colonial charm that adds to the experience. The only thing... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My friend and I made a reservation to stay here knowing little about the place, choosing it for its excellent proximity to the birding options nearby. We left with new friends, or adoptive grandparents, in Mateo and Beatriz, the couple who run the B&B in their home. Upon our arrival in a taxi from Panama City, Mateo, who retired from... More

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Niort, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay at Matteo's bed and breakfast: the ambiance was peacefull and relaxing, which was perfect after our 3 week-trip around Panama. You can see agoutis and a lot of birds in their garden. Matteo and Beatrice are so kind ! Matteo dropped us off at the entrance of the pipeline road, a famous birding walk.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Calle Humberto Zarate | Casa 131A, Gamboa, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4

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