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“Well, this was the first place I saw entering Boquete not the best” 2 of 5 stars
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Fundadores Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Fundadores, Boquete, Panama   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Boquete
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Well, this was the first place I saw entering Boquete not the best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I saw this place it looks in need of repair. Stayed one night then moved on. Nice stagg. Price should have been at least $20 cheaper. I'm a bargain hunter. No bargain there. It would be a nice place if they did some remodeling.

Nice staff, had wifi hot water as well. Needs a lot of TLC.
Would not say again. Forsome reason I had difficulty breathing there. Not sure why but would not stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Florida City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Very poor service, dirty bathroom, and floors. They were repairing the roof of this hotel, starting at 5:P.M. first day, and started again at 6:30 A.M. hamering away. Kept us awake.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Panama City, Panama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My experience of this hotel was OK
it seems sometimes Boquete gets really full so if you are in desperate need for a bed
this is the place but i don't think that given a choice i would return unless it was necessary

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Perfect for the price. Room and Bathrooms are clean. Staff is ready to help with you daily activities. Cameras all over the hotel Made me feel safe.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Short version: unfriendly staff, no wifi, loud partiers in front of building at 1AM, cats loudly getting it on at 3AM, rundown hotel - icing on the cake? bedbugs! STAY. AWAY!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

This has to be the dirtiest and most unfriendly hotel I have ever stayed in. Don’t stay here, there are plenty of better hotels elsewhere in town. I had no choice as part of a tour group but it is beyond belief why the said company chose this hotel.

The room I stayed in was close to the reception and I could hear both traffic and the fast running stream which runs through the property. The headboard in the room was mouldy, the towel rail and shower wall were mouldy, there was nowhere to hang the sandpaper like towels that were provided in the room, yet they threatend a US$10 fine if you left them on the floor or got them extremely dirty. There was a TV in the room but that only showed one channel. The bed was uncomfortable and the pillows made from what seemed like cotton wool. However, in contrast to the bathroom which was a disgrace, the bedroom on the whole was relatively clean, but damp. The wardrobe was nothing more than a rail between two walls. No haridryer and no safe.

Front of house staff were miserable. The buffet breakfast was appaling. Processed cheese, stale bread and a bit of ham and papaya. I even had to ask for plates.

Just don’t do it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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North Chicago, Illinois
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568 reviews 568 reviews
187 hotel reviews
Reviews in 192 cities Reviews in 192 cities
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

This is a clean, basic hotel with rooms in several buildings. They are undergoing renovations so look at several rooms. I was in #18 in the back building- which was average size, with twin beds and an old-style TV, but with a lovely white tile floor.

The next day I moved to #20 next door which had been renovated, was much brighter, twice as large, with a queen-size bed, small flat-screen TV and mini-fridge and much nicer. Of special note, the towels in each room were beautiful, large spa-quality towels! The breakfast is OK but you might want to supplement it with food (granola bars) of your own.

The reception staff is friendly and helpful and there are lots of tour brochures in the lobby for day trips and hiking.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fundadores Hotel

Address: Avenida Fundadores, Boquete, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fundadores Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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