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“A budget option in Boquete” 3 of 5 stars
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Fundadores Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Fundadores, Boquete, Panama   |  
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Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Boquete
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A budget option in Boquete”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel is located in the main road, 10 minues walking to the central park and main bus stop. The room was basic and the bathroom was fine, with hot water. Although we felt the hotel needs some refurbishment. There was a nice stream in the garden.
Regarding the service, it would depend on the staff at the reception. In the morning, there was a man with no very good manners who would not even say good morning, however at night there was a young recepcionist who was mega helpful and polite.
In conclusion, I feel this hotel is an option if you are short of cash.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
44 helpful votes 44 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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Panama
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fundadores Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Fundadores Hotel Boquete

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