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Hotel Dos Rios

Certificate of Excellence
Volcan | Chiriqui, Volcan, Panama
Hotel Dos Rios
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hikers and bird watchers have enjoyed this full service hotel for decades. Weather you are climbing El Baru or searching for Quetzals or just exploring Cerro Punta, this is a comfortable place to return to. The restaurant is exceptional. Chef Ruthie really knows her trade. The food is good, the staff is pleasant, and prices are affordable.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were with a group so not sure what the price per night is. When we arrived around noon pizza was served and really hit the spot. Evening meal was so so. The rooms are basic but can hear everything from adjoining rooms. Beautiful ground and views of Baru volcano. Wifi was really sporadic. For this area I'd say it... More 

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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

So, part of my tour through Panamanian highlands included a visit to Volcan. We stopped here because it is supposed to be very nice, but we got a hankering for something to eat. We had a nice view and ordered bruschetta, clams in garlic sauce and a lasagna to split. Everything was pretty good, very nice. We did not stay... More 

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Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I arrived in Vulcan w/out reservations and looked at a few hotels before choosing this one for one night (not many to choose from!). I found it seriously overpriced for what you receive, but more comfortable than others in town. Dos Rios is a short distance from town just off the highway, and was a quiet location; the staff were... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights while on a birding trip with Birding panama and loved it. The grounds are gorgeous, lovely gardens, waterfall and bridges, and peaceful spots to sit and rest. Great birding spot. Food was pretty good, at least the pizza, which I ordered every night. Only problem here was wifi, which was out more than working, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Dos Rios has a lot going for it - decent rooms, good service, great location, fresh air, beautiful gardens. It is well set back from the road, so trucks roaring by are well muffled. The restaurant - well, it depends what you order. Small problems were attended to promptly and successfully, but one bigger problem is much tougher to... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights while birding with Birding Panama. We would absolutely visit again. We stayed in a suite and it was very charming, clean, and comfortable with a wonderful of the gardens and Volcan Baru. The laundry service was excellent and prices are reasonable. The restaurant is very nice and while we would have... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A quiet and peaceful hotel with a brook running through the middle of it. It is also 'kid' friendly with a playground area. I stayed two separate nights and found it very restful. The restaurant is average, but has a solid food menu with a varied selection. The view of Volcan Baru as the sun sets is breathtaking.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is my third stay at Dos Rios in four years and I am liking it a little more each time i room there. The grounds are well kept and the rooms are clean with modern bathrooms. The restaurant is merely average and it's difficult to understand how some of the reviewers find it to be "excellent" when every time... More 

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I stayed with my whole family for three nights and enjoyed every minute of it. Been there a number of times in the past and can see that the owners do their best to improve the place. The restaurant is excellent and prices are very good. Atmosfere is perfect.

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