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Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort

Via Interamericana, km 258 | By Interamerican road just outside the city of Santiago, Santiago de Veraguas 0000, Panama
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Terrebonne, Canada
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is pretty good, near Santiago. But that's about all I can say positive about this property. No investments made there in quiet some time, the rooms are spartan with little to no décorations, the AC filter has not been changed and the unit not serviced in some time which makes for an awful smell in the room. No fridge... More 

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Thank DanielDD1955
HotelVistaLago, Direttore at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Good evening and thank you for your review. Regarding the room somebody can call them spartan somebody else like as the are made by local wood and piaces and homemade. Each peace is different as we use the materials coming from our own forest. We did it in order to give to the room something that cluld match with the... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off here on our drive to Boca Chica. After reading some of the reviews I was half expecting our car to be broken into, it wasn't and I don't feel it ever would have been. We had a nice friendly reception and sitting by the lake drinking rum punch was really nice, only problem was we had too... More 

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

Good morning, I would like to thank you for your review . To be honest I am surpreside too sometime to read those comment over the road which connect the hotel to the highway. In fact it is just 50 meters long and flat. Nothing happens to our guest' cars ever. But its funny. By the way I hope next... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful little oasis after the harrowing drive from david to Santiago. Set on a small lake the rooms open up onto it. The restraunt was beautiful but food somewhat lacking ( my medium steak was very rare and the frozen Bellini on menu but it was not frozen and definitely not peach). The beds were very hard and very small... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This was a surprising good find. Right off the Panamerican Highway, but quiet with a great pool and overlooking a small lake. A great stopping off point for a meal, or a night of rest, about half way between Panama City and the Costa Rican border. The setting is great, the hotel has a fresh open feel and the pleasant... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Our room was ok, it wasn't the cleanest. For the price we paid we expected breakfast to be included but it wasn't. A good place if you want to be out of the city and in a quiet area just outside of Santiago.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We live in Panama and stopped here on the way to Boquette. This is a good break as it is about half way. If you take the Sona cutoff the road is much less congested but be aware that there are many many curves on this road which will reduce the speed. If you go on the Interamerican Highway, there... More 

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

Dear Sit, thank you very much for your review. I like to be straight and go directly to the points that you didnt like too much: you are actually right about the service in the morning: a bit slow even if the restaurant was empty. In fact I have already take action in order to solce the problem and we... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

An excellent half-way point to stop between Panama City and David. Although road construction makes finding the hotel a bit difficult at the moment, it is well worth taking the time to seek it out. The staff is gracious and very helpful. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. Extremely comfortable beds. And the food is simply superb! The dining... More 

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Thank Peggy C
HotelVistaLago, General Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Good morning there !!! What can I say? You just said it all; What is missing here is just a huge thank you !!! Glad to hea taht you will come back. Please beside the reservation ask to the recepcion to inform me about it. I will find a good way to welcome you. See you soon dear friends luca More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just the place to stop off midway between David/Bocas and Panama City. It is an oasis in the middle of nowhere, around 7km west of Santiago, just off the Panamerican Highway. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, the bathroom has a shower that provides constant hot water (a rarity in Panama) and the restaurant provides good Italian food. It is... More 

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

Good evening from Vista Lago, thank you very much for your lovely review and sorry for the delay. I was in a business travel and a bit busy. Anyway I was so happy to read your words and compliments. This is why I am here. This is why I work in turism. Hope you are ok in London, city in... More 

Wakefield, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Arrived after a long day on the Pan-American Hwy and found a beautiful spot just off the highway but far enough from any highway noise. Check in was pleasant with the staff speaking adequate English. Comfortable bed and clean room. Could have used another pillow or two. Rooms could have been more pleasantly decorated and seemed a bit spartan. Shower... More 

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

Dear Sir, thank you to choose our Hotel and of course for your review. We are happy to hear such a good commentaries and and the same time we would like to apologize for some kind of difficulty you have found here. We are little by little improving the room facilities and decorations in order to give to our guests... More 

Rimbey, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Although I think the title "Eco Resort" is a misnomer, we enjoyed our stay here. After a long day of driving on the PanAmerican highway, which is undergoing major reconstruction, we were relieved to find somewhere so quiet and tranquil. The staff is friendly and helpful. The grounds and hotel are clean and nice; the outside sitting area by the... More 

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Thank Sue O
HotelVistaLago, General Manager at Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your words. We work daily very hard to improve our service, doesnt matter what: a staff able to satisfy people from all over the world, room facilities and of course we never forget to promote our great view and tranquility. Hope to see you again best regards Hotel Vista Lago Management More 

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