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Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa & Hotel Restaurant

3.5 of 5
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Corregimiento de El Valle | Distrito de Antón, Coclé, El Valle de Anton, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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Granger, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

First, full disclosure. We were part of a guided tour of which Los Mandarinos was a scheduled stop. We were greeted by staff, luggage was immediately delivered to our rooms, a welcome orientation and cold beverage was given. We really enjoyed the pools (heated and non-heated), the short hike we took, the "Irish" pub and the room. As noted by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It is my second time in Los Mandarinos. The second time the shower does not work. It is amazing how a big boutique hotel, apparently the best in El Valle, with so poor customer service. It is the least you expect from a so called best boutique hotel. So you arrive at 9pm and there is no hot shower ....... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had such a wonderful time here - we did the honeymoon package and it was just so perfect. Beautiful grounds, slightly difficult to get to, but we decided to go luxury and get a cab (we managed to negotiate one from Panama city for just under $100). But we go the bus back which was actually fine (very very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed at the hotel with 2 kids: 10 and 6. The property is beautiful, with spacious rooms and very clean and well kept public areas. They have 2 pools, one that is heated, and that is great to relax with the kids after hiking during the morning. The offer we took had breakfast included and that was the downside,... More 

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Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

On our drive to Panama City to catch our flight to Guyana, we purchased this hotel that included breakfast, one dinner and a welcome drink. We took one of the suites and it was great. Large and comfortable. If you like the mountain area, this hotel is for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed here two nights, and had a great experience. The room was spacious and very nice, the bed was great, and the grounds are really beautiful. We ate at the Triana restaurant our first night, and O'Pedros Irish pub the second. Both were great, though they both close a bit early so plan accordingly. Breakfast was a standard buffet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed here for two nights on a tour of Panama with Collette Vacations. This was a beautiful hotel with nice rooms and swimming pools. There is a pool suitable for use by children, with a heated core area. A separate "adult" pool is filled with heated water. There is a lovely "Irish Pub" (O'Pedros) as well as a fancy... More 

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MANDARINOS, Manager at Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa & Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that your overall stay was a pleasant one. We are pleased to inform you that an elevator will soon be implemented that will make it possible to access our restaurant, Triana, without having to use the stairs. Our deepest apologies on the breakfast, it is an area of concern that we are addressing and are... More 

Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The family that we traveled with to El Valle stayed here and we visited them two times. The hotel itself is quite upscale for El Valle standards, and would have received 5 stars but for the unpaved roads. I can understand the approach roads being bumpy but not the roads inside the property. The sports bar was fantastic and it... More 

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MANDARINOS, Manager at Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa & Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review and we are very glad you found our hotel very pleasant. The rode in question has been somewhat of a conundrum. We would love to pave the road better, however it is a public access road, and although the hotel built it, we have no say on who travels on it. We have... More 

Great Neck, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The front desk would not let us stay with my professionally-trained, physical service dog (NOT A PET). We asked to speak to the management and got no response. Played games by stating high prices before denying us a room. Very uncomfortable situation.

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MANDARINOS, Manager at Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa & Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

At the hotel we are sympathetic about your diabetes, but must take our guests other needs into account as well. We understand that your dog is an assistant and not a pet; however our no pet policies are a must to many clients including those who suffer from Cynophobia. We must keep their needs into account as well. A client... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We are counting the days to go back, great rooms, great outdoor mineral water pool. Lacks the sofistication of european locations, but the grandeur of the views, locations, makes El Valle a magnificient location.

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MANDARINOS, Manager at Los Mandarinos Boutique Spa & Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that your stay so enjoyable. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and others interested in the hotel. More 

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