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Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Interamericana, km 258 | By Interamerican road just outside the city of Santiago, Santiago de Veraguas 0000, Panama
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is billed as an eco-resort but it is pretty spartan. The negative is that it is not close to anything and currently there is major road construction going on between Santiago and David so traffic is slow and slower. Taxis cost to get you back and forth. The rooms are pretty spartan but comfortable enough. There is a pretty... More 

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HotelVistaLago, Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you for your review. I am happy that you have found some relaxation here by us. We are actually improving the amenities and services in room. From this week for example we have added a new room service and we are waiting for some new forniture. It will take a bit of time as here nothing... More 

Seattle, WA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
42 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel based on the fact that it is one of very few in the area that will take pets. As promised on their website, they welcomed our dog Vivi with big smiles. We were pleasantly surprised that the hotel was gorgeous despite the budget price. The restaurant was excellent - the service was responsive and friendly. And... More 

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HotelVistaLago, Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Dear friends, best regards from Hotel Vista Lago. To you and of course to Vivi!! Lovely to read your words. This is what we wait for every single day. So, please accept our huge thanks and hope to see you again soon More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Gran David one night and the Hotel Vista Lago another, both were $70. The room itself at the Hotel Vista was very average and the Gran David wins that hands down. However, the staff at the Hotel Vista was friendly, breakfast was included and it had a nice relaxed atmosphere around the pool area. Btw- I... More 

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HotelVistaLago, Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I appreciaded your words. We are working hard to provide always a better service to our guests. We are lucky because we live in a unbelievable area, surrounded by a savege and gorgeous nature As you could see, we are improving services, and others. Like the road signal, which was one of the promises I made few weeks... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to David from Panama City. We chose it because it was on the far side of Santiago on the way to David to save time the next day. It is set off the road and yes there is construction but the sign is easy to see in the daylight. The hotel is on a nice... More 

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HotelVistaLago, Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I went to your room file and in fact the price was the highest one as in your review. But I do understand your opinion and I agree with it 100%. Once the price is declared no one has the right to change it, even if this happens due of a mistake. In the last few months we... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed at Vista Lago on our way to Chiriquí. Considering Santiago is the third biggest city in Panama, we thought there might be some good hotel options at decent prices for us to have a good rest. As most hotels we found online weren't actually in Santiago and Vista Lago was the only one we could find under 90$,... More 

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HotelVistaLago, Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Good Evening and Merry xmas to you and your family. Thank you for your review. It helps us to explain some point about our hotel. You are right, sometime, expecially in the evening the road signal next to the entrance is not big or clear enough. Months and months, this is the time in which we are involved in a... More 

Panama City, Panama, Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The location is excellent if you want some peace and relax by a lake. Staff is very friendly and the room is ok for the rate. The restaurant is very good. We tried the lasagna and was very well made and tasty. I wouldn't recommend to swim in the pool as you can see mold on the edges. They should... More 

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HotelVistaLago, Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review and thank you for your compliments regarding our restaurant. It is our excellence. We really work hard to serve always fresh and tasty Italian and International food. I remember the event of te tire because I was right there that morning, trying to help you with my staff who changed the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Overall this was an excellent find. We only stayed one night but in the future we will stay here again with our mission teams. The quiet atmosphere from being out of the edge of Santiago is relaxing and the scenery is beautiful. The entire staff is welcoming and helpful.

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Cayce, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were on a road trip from Panama city to Bocas and stopped near Santiago for a one nighter. The Vista Lago was a nice find. It was clean, friendly, the restaurant was good and in a quiet area perfect fr a good nights sleep. THe FIlet Mignon was actually the best one I have had in Panama yet. Tender... More 

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Volcan, Panama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Vista Lago for one night when we found ourselves stranded in Santiago when we missed the last express bus to David. We were grateful to find a bed for the night. The hotel is surrounded by a lake and would have been quite beautiful if it hadn't been a rainy day. We did enjoy watching... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Many Panamanians consider Santiago the halfway point between David and Panama City, and it is a good place to stop. Especially since the road from Santiago to David is only two lanes and deteriorating...I prefer not to travel it at night. The Vista Lago is a good option for an overnight. Not expensive, decent restaurant, decent (basic) room, free wifi.... More 

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Address: Via Interamericana, km 258 | By Interamerican road just outside the city of Santiago, Santiago de Veraguas 0000, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santiago de Veraguas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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