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Coconut Lodge
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Ranked #1 of 3 Las Cumbres B&B and Inns
Madison, WI
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“Glad to come back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We recently stayed at the Coconut Lodge in Panma. Due to some requirements elsewhere, Nancy was nice enough to allow us to split our 3-day stay into a 1-day/gap/2-day arrangement. I was never so glad to get back for our 2nd half! When she found out it was our wedding anniversary, she even put a large vase our flowers in our room. Nancy & Mike run a first-class establishment, & really care about all their guests. We looked forward to Mike's gormet dinners, The cleanliness was fantastic. Can't say enough good things about our stay,

Room Tip: Private cottage was great - I have an atoxia which makes stairs a difficulty. Location by pool was...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Calgary, Alberta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The host, Nancy, is second to none. These owners truly know and understand what customer service means and are very professional yet personable to deal with. They were able to answer the many questions my girlfriend and I had in respect to the lodge, accommodations, and Panama in general via email prior to our travel in March and was so impressed with the detail and attention these questions received in such a prompt manner. I have not stayed here yet, however, I definitely will be.

Highly recommend this place based on the service alone. The reviews and awards speak for themselves. I have recommended to parents and other travellers and will stay here at some point in the future.

Thanks Nancy...

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Previous to our stay at the coconut lodge, my family and I stayed at a resort on Playa Bonita. Our time was less then favorable and gave us a very unrepresentative impression of Panama.

After arriving a coconut lodge, we feel in love--and the stress we endured from the previous resort melted. Our meals were personalized (Mike is a wonderful chef), the decor is beautiful, the grounds well kept, and Nancy/Melissa were such gracious hosts! You can tell their passion for their B&B as every detail was attended to. We were very impressed with our tour from Jean, who is very knowledgeable, calm and upbeat!

You cannot buy this type of service at a huge resort; your time spent at the lodge is customized to your needs! Simply Amazing, we cannot wait to return! It's number one on tripadvisor for a reason! Just fabulous!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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brooklyn, ny
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10 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We HIGHLY recommend Nancy and Mike's B&B in Panama City! There is a reason that they are #1 on tripadvisor, I assure you. My partner and I were traveling with our 2 year old daughter and Nancy, Mike, Melissa and John made everything so easy for us. It was like staying with relatives -- they picked us up at the airport, took us to the pharmacy and grocery store, did our laundry, made us delicious meals and gave us a grand tour of Panama City, all for very reasonable fees. The room was very quiet and comfortable and the pool was refreshing. It is located in a very pretty residential area about 15-20 minutes' drive from the most interesting parts of town (Casco Viejo, Ancon Hill, Amador Causeway, Miraflores Locks).

After staying at Coconut Lodge, we went to Bocas del Toro for 6 days before flying again out of Panama City. Nancy and Mike allowed us to leave most of our luggage (since the domestic flights have strict weight limits) and even lent us an overnight bag(!) for our trip. They did more laundry for us while we were in Bocas. Although we weren't staying with them on our way home after Bocas since we had a flight back to NY the same day, they picked us up at the airport and brought us back to Coconut Lodge to pick up our luggage. They made us breakfast and we had a swim and a hot shower, then brought us to Tocumen Airport for the trip home. Particularly traveling with a 2 year old I cannot imagine how it could have been easier.

Although we considered staying in Casco Viejo, which is quite interesting, Panama City is very hot and it was a real pleasure to tour the city and then come back to a quiet place in the "country" but so close to downtown.

Thank you again for a fantastic stay in Panama.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 nights in early Feb.2013. For a nominal fee we were picked up from there airport by there staff and met us with our name on a poster. Strongly suggest you consider utilizing this service. .We occupied the room called cafe con leche. The room was large and tastefully decorated by Melissa, daughter of Mike and Nancy. The bathroom was large,with the usual amenities, and hair dryer. The honor mini bar was handy. The AC was perfect and we used a remote control to set it for our comfort zone. Upon our arrival we were immediately introduced tp to the dining group[. The outdoor patio sat about 8 couples whom were all finished with dinner and enjoying flowing wine. Thel location is a tranquil haven after touring Panama sites. Our tour guide was part of the team of the Coconut Lodge. The all day tour began early in the morning, and we returned tired but appreciative of viewing the Panama sites. Nancy and Mitch always had a to go breakfast for early departures. The pool spotless and a welcome after a hot touring day. Several times we were just sitting under the swimming umbrella and the staff would deliver a beautiful decorated fruit tray for us to enjoy. Nancy and Mike has an outstanding partnership along with there adult daughter Melissa Our rooms were cleaned spotless daily by staff. We slept late most of the time and always were assured coffee, ceral and fruit were available for breakfast. Coffe was delicious too. My sugguestion is to pay a little extra and enjoy the very reasonably priced dinner.You will have the opportunity to share conversations with other guest and enjoy the lovely landscaped property, warm friendship and peaceful karma.... Thank you Nancy and Mike and Melissa for making our trip one we will never forget. P.S. While we were there there trip advisor award arrived and it was proudly displayed on the counter surrounded by soft candle lights.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Edmonds, Washington
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights and our experience was just fabulous. It's an amazing B&B with beautiful, comfortable accommodations and landscaping. The hosts, Nancy, Mike and Melissa are most gracious and generous in everything they do. Mike is a self taught chef and prepares delicious and creative breakfasts and dinners. Nancy was very helpful making tour arrangements before we arrived and once we got there, she had suggestions for other sights to see and made arrangements, including transportation for us. She also arranged for a car to pick us up at the airport when we arrived, which was most appreciated. She took us on a personal tour of Panama city, which she is very familiar with, and had interesting information about the history, and showed us some things we probably wouldn't have seen on tours with several people. Having a personal tour also gave us time to photograph without feeling rushed, as happens with the larger tours. When we would arrive back at the B&B after an outing, Nancy would greet us at the gate and ask how our day went and always made you feel so welcome. Melissa took us to the Rainforest Discovery Center and Canopy tour early one morning and it was amazing. She arranged to have a naturalist with us to point out birds and other wildlife with the use of her spotting scope. We had hoped to go on a canopy tour but couldn't arrange one before we left. With Melissa's help, we were able to see some wonderful birds from above the trees at sunrise, it was something I'll never forget. Afterward she took us to the Baha'i Temple, which was a simple but elegant structure with wonderful vistas of Panama City, the Centennial Bridge, the Bridge of Americas and some of the canal. It was very nice to walk around the gardens and as it was quite hot that day, sitting in the sanctuary we found to be much cooler and so peaceful with a nice breeze blowing through. Upon arrival back at the B&B, there was time to enjoy the wonderful swimming pool and just relax and have a cool drink before dinner.
Mike prepares wonderful dinners every night except Saturday, when they have an evening off. They suggested a restaurant not far away and Nancy made reservations for us and other guests staying at the B&B. I so enjoyed this visit to Panama and hope to go back someday. I will certainly stay here and it will be so nice to see Nancy, Mike and Melissa again. It was difficult to leave this superb B&B and some wonderful new friends.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. The Casa Bambu was the separate litt...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Nancy and Mike are proud of the Coconut Lodge, and deservedly so. They work hard to make sure that every guest has a wonderful visit. The lodge is small, spotlessly clean, and the food is terrific. Everything we needed, and nothing that we didn't.

Room Tip: The Casita is wonderfully convenient, and also very private.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Address: Las Sauces, Las Cumbres, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City > Las Cumbres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Las Cumbres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We like to think of Coconut Lodge as a mini-resort without the crowds. With only four rooms, Coconut Lodge is an intimate and private Lodge designed to please and satisfy your every vacation need and want. Forget about work, stress, and an accelerated lifestyle. Enjoy the warm tropical breeze, laze in our pool while sipping a Pina Colada, challenge yourself to a game of tennis and enjoy life the way it is truly meant to be lived. ... more   less 
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