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Hotel Heliconia

Carretera Principal 8 Km South of Mariato | Palmilla, Mariato, Malena, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I spent a few days at Hotel Heliconia B&B. The rooms are very comfortable, spacious, and clean. The outdoor dining/breakfast area is great to relax while hummingbirds fly inches away from you. Their breakfast will get you going during your active day. I really enjoyed the trail system Loes and Kees have within their own property. You... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello LeandroG_526, Thank you for taking the time and write a review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at our place and your trip to Coiba. It is an amazing placeindeed. We will pass on your compliments to Ludovico. Best Regards More 

Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stayed here a couple years ago and were just reminiscing and wanted to leave a review... The rooms were SUPER clean and super nice! The couple that own the joint are extremely nice and we stayed up chatting with them and drinking wine! There were cool bats hanging out and we got to see a couple different species of... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hi Destiny A., Thank you for writing a review and thanks for the recommendation. We remember you staying with us last year. We hope the remainder of your stay in Panama was also pleasant. More 

Kirkland, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Hotel Heliconia...what a pleasure, again this year! Loes and Kees feel almost like family, and are very congenial hosts. They accommodate any dietary restrictions for those who stay for dinner, and breakfast is always good (homemade yogurt, fruit salads, various breads, spreads, cheeses, and meats). They arranged our boat trips to Cebaco Island, and even lent us some gear (it... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hi Lani R., Thank yuo for writing a review. It was good seeing you again. We already look forward to meeting you again next year. By hten we should have some more room, so R. can bring most of the band if he prefers not to interrupt the practicing. By the way, our trips to Coiba are mostly snorkeling because... More 

Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

grate owners, clean hotel, so caring to the nature around, just nice people along the way...when your passing through the area i think its the best place to put your head and have a rest- grate porch to read a book. very basic room with hot water, hamec & wifi- they have a trail in the property which is a... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Roni, Thanks for writing a review. We hope to see you back one day. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Heliconia for 2 nights and then went with them over to Isla Coiba for 2 more nights. Everything was very well organised, their hotel was comfortable and the food was good. Kees was our guide to both Cerro Hoya (birdwatching) and then over to Isla Coiba (snorkelling, walks, birds and monkeys). We found him to be... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Keith T., Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trips to Cerro Hoya and Coiba and it is good to her that the diving was good too. Best regards, Kees and Loes More 

Brandon
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed at the Heliconia B & B last week (3 couples-family vacation). What a beautiful place with an awesome tropical atmosphere. The hummingbirds were absolutely amazing! Loes & Kees are excellent hosts and we really enjoyed visiting with them at breakfast which was delicious. They are an interesting couple who have travelled and worked all over the world. They... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Dear Lidsa M.. Thank you for writing a review. It was great having you as guest and we look forward to seeing you again! Best regards More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had a wonderful time. Kees was a great guide and he knew a lot. Most importantly, we saw loads of animals: jumping humpbacks and dolphins, turtles, boobies, scarlet macaws, eels, howler monkeys, sharks, puffer fish, barracudas, trumpet fish, angel fish, lobsters and much more. We did lots of great snorkeling, but also two tours in the jungle. The accomodation... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Claudio S., Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and the trip to Coiba. The humpback whales have now gone, we saw the last ones last week. But they will be back in July. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great place to relax between surf sessions or to explore the veraguas coastline. There's not a lot of decent accom. along this stretch of road so Heliconia is great find. Tasty breakfast, big and bright rooms and nice property to wander. The owners were away during our stay but the caretaker, Freddy, was so gracious and accomodating. We'll go back... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello SealeGS, Sorry we missed you. But we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the service provided by Freddy. We will pass on the compliments. Best regards. More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have snorkelled in many different countries but this was our best snorkelling experience yet. We still can't believe the amount of animals we saw. On the boat we saw dolphins, humpback whales and even a calf whale breach right in front of us. While snorkelling we saw large schools of fish, plenty of turtles (I think 10 in one... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Travelling Widget, Thanks for writing a review (our 50th, a mile stone!). Whale season in Coiba is great indeed. And seeing a calf breach is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We enjoyed it ourselves as well. We are looking for better snorkels and hope to have those available for guests in the near future. And ANAM is trying its level... More 

Arizona
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275 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The perfect place for peace and quiet... but helpful hosts to give you ideas and advice. Wish we had longer there would have gone on some of the trips. Breakfast was great, lots of healthy choices and many different items. The rooms were basic,comfortable and clean with modern furnishings and the water flow was good and hot. Its a little... More 

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello UKvisit, Thank you for writing a review. We are hppy you enjoyed the breakfast and we hope to see you again. More 

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