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Coconut Lodge
Las Sauces, Las Cumbres, Panama City, Panama   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Las Cumbres B&B and Inns
Redditch, United Kingdom
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“Excellent stay here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Arriving hot and tired after a very long day travelling it was a joy to be met immediately, conveyed to a lovely room and well fed.

Nancy and Mike did all they could to give us a lovely start to our holiday, the food was good and the service better, Nancy went out of her way to get me the tea bags I liked and gave me some for the rest of the holiday in case I could not find any.

I asked for a lot of organisation and Nancy sorted it all out and made it all happen easilly, much appreciated.

The rooms are very nice and spacious and it was nice to just have a short swim very late at night before a shower and the comfy bed.

Melissa took us on a very interesting tour of the old city and the Panama locks, and found the only Tea house in panama for our lunch! and her lad Jan drove us to Colon to statrt the next stage of our holidays, both Melissa and Jan were lovely to be with and I hope Jan has recovered from the very very HOT HOT sauce.

Thanks you so much we had a really good holiday and this was a great start.

Kathy and Martin xx

Room Tip: We had the Casita Bamba but all the romms looked great.
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  • Stayed June 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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Acworth, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Homemade bacon. Those two words should tell you everything you need to know about how the Coconut Lodge treats their guests and their attention to details. Because nothing says "We care" like homemade bacon. We spent four nights there in June and had a wonderful time. Nancy, Mike and Melissa couldn't have been nicer. It was more like staying with family than at a hotel.

We stayed in the Cafe con Leche room. The room was tastefully decorated and the bed very comfortable. There was a well stocked mini-bar in the room with reasonably priced drinks. The air conditioning worked great too.

The grounds around the hotel were beautifully landscaped. I spent every morning birdwatching around the property and the neighborhood. The neighborhood itself is very clean, safe and quiet. We also spent time in the nice, new pool. One afternoon, Mike even gave us fresh coconuts with ice and rum.

If you choose to eat dinner there, it's $18/person. This includes a multi-course meal and a wine pour. Even though we had a rental car, there aren't many options close by for dinner, so eating there was a great value and convenience. The meals were all expertly prepared by Mike with fresh ingredients and clever menus. Courses included eggplant caviar, fruit dessert (with rum), whole fried fish, ceviche, shrimp, and more. We're hoping he will share his eggplant caviar recipe. :-)

Nancy arranged a canal tour for us and that worked out great. She even arranged for me to meet a guide, who was able to help me see a lot of different birds, at the Rainforest Discovery Center. She also gave us a local cell phone to use in case we ever needed help.

So finally we get to Mike's breakfast and the homemade bacon. Breakfast every morning was just awesome. It included fresh fruits, juice, coffee, toast, plus whatever the main dish would be. On the two days we ate breakfast there, it was scrambled eggs and french toast. Mike cures and smokes his own bacon on the property and it's phenomenal. On the mornings when we had to leave early for tours, they would leave out a continental breakfast for us.

Needless to say, we really enjoyed our stay at the Coconut Lodge and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed June 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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Livermore, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is a small and very personal B&B close to Panama City. With only four rooms, our party of four (two couples) took up half of the lodge but they always made us feel like we were their only guests. This is a family operation, (Mike, Nancy, and Melisa), and everyone was involved in the operation of the lodge from the cooking to any activities we were interested in. Mike did most of the cooking and Nancy always issued us a cell phone when we were out on our own for our safety and convenience. Melisa met us at the airport on arrival and either dropped us off or accompanied us on several excursions including one to an Indian tribe on the river. It was nice to not need to deal with taxi cabs during our stay at the lodge. Melisa even trusted us with the secret name that the indigenous Indian tribe gave her of "small white girl from far away". When we left the lodge, we were headed for the San Blas Islands and could only carry a small amount of our luggage due to the size of the airplane. Nancy was kind enough to store the balance of our luggage. Melisa then brought it to the airport on our return and shuttle us to our next destination. What service!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Of all the places we stayed in Panama, which were all nice, this was absolutely the most amazing of them all! I honestly did not feel like I was staying at a B&B or in a hotel, or such, but rather like I was an actual guest in their home! Mike and Nancy were so friendly and accommodating and I cannot even begin to imagine how it could have been any better!!

The meals were some of the most amazing I have eaten and the service was wonderful. The pool is saltwater which is SOOO much better than chlorine! Loved it! We rented a car so this location was also very central do doing birding and visiting Pipeline road as well as visiting the city.

We only spent 4 nights but I wish we could have spent a month! If I could give Coconut lodge a higher rating, I would! We will definitely go back when in Panama again, and I will definitely suggest this to friends who are visiting!

Room Tip: With as few rooms and as secluded as it is, I cannot imagine any room being bad. We stayed in the r...
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  • Stayed June 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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Barnstable, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My sister and I stayed at Coconut Lodge in their casita for three nights in May. Once we walked into the B&B it was even prettier than the photos and you felt that you had entered into another world after driving from the airport. It was very tropical and our hosts, Nancy & Michael, and their daughter Melissa, were very welcoming. In the morning when we could see more of our surroundings we fell in love with the sights and sounds of the birds and all the little critters and we felt as if we were transported into a little piece of paradise. The surrounding gardens around the pool & spa area were well maintained with beautiful flowers everywhere. We went up for breakfast and could not believe the feast that was presented to us. First they start you off with coffee, juice, & a yogurt parfait, as well as the freshest and tastiest local mangos, papaya, & pineapple. Next, Michael added to that his special smoked bacon, which he does himself, with scrambled eggs. Everything was top notch. We didn't realize it until we read the sign, that they also serve dinner each evening, so we immediately signed up for that and it was delicious. The ambience made it perfect and we got to interact with other people from all parts of the world.
Our first day we were to meet a realtor who at 1144pm the previous evening canceled her appointment. Nancy readjusted her schedule in order that we receive an overview of the city. This was extremely accommodating of her, above and beyond as far as we were concerned, and so very much appreciated by us.
If you want to be away from all the noise, than this is the place to be. One thing to keep in mind is that taxis are more expensive because it is on the outskirts, but if you rent a car or just don't want to go anywhere and relax, it is a great place to be. Thank you for making our stay an enjoyable first time experience to Panama.

Room Tip: The casita afforded us privacy and spaciousness. We would definitely chose this room again.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Caledon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights at the end of March during our week long vacation in Panama. We chose Coconut Lodge based on the wonderful 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed in any way. Nancy and Mike are wonderful hosts. They work there butts off 24/7 to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay. It truly does seem like you are staying with friends and not a bed and breakfast. The meals were all perfect and were a wonderful value. The pool is nice and we enjoyed mingling with all the other guests from around the world at the dinner table. We booked 3 tours through them and they were all great. Melissa is an excellent guide and again after the first few minutes it seemed like it was a friend showing us around her city. The price of the tours was very good for the service provided. We both have many wonderful lifetime memories from our stay at Coconut Lodge. I highly recommend this place to anyone staying in the area while on vacation. Thank you Mike, Nancy and family for making our stay such a fantastic experience !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

A great place to stay a little outside the city. Mike and Nancy are amazing hosts and took care of every aspect of our stay. We enjoyed day trips with Melissa. Melissa went out of her way to help with renting a car and showing us how to get out of the city. The dinners were great and it was nice to meet people from all over the world!

  • Stayed March 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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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): $
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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