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“Charming old sytle.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Panamonte
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave 11 de Abril, Boquete, Panama   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Boquete
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“Charming old sytle.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

A charming old style building situated in a quiet cul-de-sac at the end of town. The accommodation consists of two types of rooms. Garden terrace rooms which are quite spacious but with small bathrooms and double queen bed suits and one master/honeymoon suite. All rooms are with standard facilities and air con, but no fridge/mini bar or coffee/tea making facilities. You will rarely need air-con in Boquete. The master suite is the best with better bed linen, floor rugs and a large bathroom. What you may need is some heat and this is missing. The air-con systems do not provide heat and they do not have any fan heaters. The rooms are a little damp due to the climate. There is neighbour noise creep between rooms and depending on your view, it may be best to avoid Suite 3 if there is a honeymoon couple in the master suite which is next door. The gardens are really nice, superbly maintained and the ambiance is charming. The staff are very nice, attentive and helpful. The Bar is cosy with its fire place. The restaurant which is run by Charlie Collins would probably be better if he were present rather than in Panama City. The food however is fine but un-inspiring. The town is just a few minutes’ walk but not that interesting. There are many nice drives, some coffee farms to visit and a couple of days can be easily spent in the area. Boquete is about a fifty minutes to one hour drive from David airport, Panama’s second city and the road between the two is being improved to a dual carriage way in both directions but it maybe some months before it is complete.

Room Tip: The master/honeymoon suite is the best.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights in Boquete as part of an arrangement booked with Ancon Expeditions. The reviews in 'lonely planet' looked promising. The area is quiet, the general outlook of the hotel was fine, the bar is nice with the open fire. However, the breakfast was minimal and the standard rooms were pure basic.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Tucked away in the Town of Boquete, this little INN delivered BIG on service, food quality, cleanliness and charm. Transported back to a time when garndens and green space were plentiful, this is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, a quite vacation or just to escape the daily grind. 5 star dining and service (at a 5 star price) but you get what you pay for. Peak season can be a challenge so reserve early!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elizabeth W, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Panamonte, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Thank you visiting the Panamonte. We truly believe that the Inn is that special 'step back in time' to an era of gracious elegance, where personal service and excellence in quality are what really matters. We are pleased that you felt we delivered! We look forward to seeing you here again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Quite tranquil setting at the end of the road with great service. A little pricey but worth the extra to splurge at the end of a trip. 5 star dining, and service. Book early during the peak season.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dvisite, Front Office Manager at Hotel Panamonte, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you, family and friends at the Panamonte.
Best Regards,
Doris Taylor
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

My family and I recently spent two nights in the lovely town of Boquete. When we arrived at the Panamonte Inn, we were taken back in time in this lovely and beautifully kept Inn with amazing gardens. Our rooms were ready and the front desk was kind enough to set up a private tour at a coffee farm that afternoon. Our guide picked us up and took us up the mountain, showing us the views and farm. We then were able to roast coffee beans and taste the coffee. It was great. We ate breakfast each day at the restaurant but my kids preferred to have theirs delivered to their rooms - everyone was happy. The food was delicious. We also had lunch there one day as well as a terrific dinner. The signature Lemon Pie was yummy. Our rooms were huge, comfortable, clean and the porches were lovely. We were able to walk into town in a few short minutes from the Inn. The area was so peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. I would happily return to The Panamonte.

Room Tip: The Garden Junior Suites and Garden Honeymoon Suite are truly beautiful and spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dvisite, Director de Recepción at Hotel Panamonte, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you, family and friends at the Panamonte.
Best Regards,
Doris Taylor
Reservations Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This hotel was built in the early 1900 and is still in operation. It's charm takes you back in time. The service is impeccable, food excellent and the gardens are divine. The town is an easy walk. The staff is very loyal and offer you a feeling of being a VIP. They have various room options. Our room is in the newer section and very large. Free Internet, excellent satellite tv and great water pressure in the hot shower.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the bar
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Director de Recepción at Hotel Panamonte, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you, family and friends at the Panamonte.
Best Regards,
Doris Taylor
Reservations Manager
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Wonderful place to go and relax. The welcome was just what we needed after a long day of traveling. The bar's decor is amazing, the restaurant was unbelivable and we loved our room. My girlfriend loves flowers so she was in heaven with fresh flowers in the rooms and a huge varied garden to stroll through. We planned to stay 2 nights and ended up staying 3 since we were so happy. The setting in the mountains, the wonderful smell of coffee and flowers in the mourning made it unforgetable. Well worth the price considering the attention to detail.

Room Tip: The junior suites have a nice little sitting area outside your room to enjoy an evening drink or cof...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Director de Recepción at Hotel Panamonte, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you, family and friends at the Panamonte.
Best Regards,
Doris Taylor
Reservations Manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Panamonte

Address: Ave 11 de Abril, Boquete, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Boquete
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Panamonte 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1914, the Hotel Panamonte Inn has been the Old world charm in the enchanting highlands of Boquete luxurious rooms and indulgent culinary experience of choice for travelers from near and far. For more than 50 years, the Collins-Elliot family has blended their Old World Swedish tradition of hospitality with the friendliness of Panama in Boquete’s extraordinary cloud forest setting of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and flowers. The result is the creation of a destination luxury hotel that combines the best of history with modern amenities. For three generations, families from Panama City, the United States and Europe have been coming to The Panamonte to celebrate weddings, honeymoons, christenings, family, and corporative reunions. Discover for yourself why staying at the Panamonte Inn & Spa has become a tradition—it is so much more than just place to rest. It is a place from which to refresh the body, mind, and spirit and make memories that will last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Panamonte Hotel Boquete
Panamonte Inn And Spa

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