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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Morrillo
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
4.9
Hotel El Sol Morrillo is only 7km south of Torio centre. A small 7 minute drive away and has stunning views over Playa Morrillo a surf beach, and only minutes from other stunning beaches. Only 200 meters from the main road it is ideally placed to visit the region with easy access for nornal sedan, 2 wheel drive cars. Its restaurant & bar (Hotel El Sol Morrillo Restaurant) serves Latin american food, World Wide Asian Street food and high end gourmet French & Italian cuisine. Vegetables, eggs & chicken are produced from the hotel's finca feeds the hotel's restaurant elevating the cuisine to a new level of excellence difficult to find in Panama. Hotel El Sol Morrillo has 2 Executive Art rooms (sleeping upto 6 people) and 3 Surfer rooms (sleeping upto 3 people) The Executive Art rooms have bespoke Art from famous artists from Paris. All have Wifi, AC, hot water, fridges and a balcony. The Surfer rooms are designed specially for surfers and people who like to live al fresco. They have Wifi, AC, hot water, wet bars and terraces overlooking the main beach break of Playa Morrillo. Hotel features: Wifi, Outdoor 15m swimming lap pool, & Yoga platform. Near by beaches (10 mins by car): Playa Morrillo, Playa la barra, & Playa Punta Duarte. Other beaches: Playa Torio, Playa Palo Seco, Playa Malena, Playa Riena, & Playa Plaza. International restaurant cuisine: Panamanian, French, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese Cuisines and more. Our farm produces fresh vegetables, mushrooms and eggs. Activities/Places of interest: Paragliding, Turtle sanctuaries, Kayak, Surf, Fishing onshore & off shore, Cascades, Horse riding, Cebaco Island, Santa Catalina, & Coiba
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Breakfast available
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jaygriffin1969 wrote a review Apr 2022
Denver, Colorado23 contributions10 helpful votes
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The mouth watering food makes this place my Best Food of Panama! Truth be told, we had the best meal of our lives as my wife and I shared fresh caught Pescado Szechwan, Chicken Thai Chili and melt in your mouth wantons. I’d travel a long way just to eat the Dan Dan noodles. The accommodations were casual, comfrey and clean. The views are nothing short of spectacular. Word of warning: not all rooms have wifi capability. Pro tip: order a dish to-go so you have another meal tomorrow from the wonderful restaurant at El Sol Morrillo.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gabriel T wrote a review Dec 2021
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Best Food in All of Panama! I absolutely love El Sol, the food, the view and the company. I’ve been back many times and can’t wait to go. If you’re a foodie this is a must. The variety of cuisines will blow your mind. I Reccomend the pork chop! Beat I’ve ever had! We will be back soon! The hotel is also great! Enjoy beers at the pool with a cliff side view of the ocean : )
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alja wrote a review Aug 2021
Ljubljana, Slovenia1 contribution
We found this hotel by accident, but it turned out it was a blessing. Lunch was so good that we had to come back for a dinner the same day. Food is amazing, we enjoyed every bite. You don’t get that good price/performance anywhere else. Don’t come just for a day, because you will regret it later. Keep up the good work, Mike!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mrngoddess wrote a review Mar 2021
San Carlos, Panama5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at an Airbnb nearby this restaurant and were treated to one of the best meals we've ever had. As a former resident of SanFrancisco Bay Area, this praise doesn't come lightly. We had a lobster dish made to order. My partner is gluten intolerant so our dishes were made with rice noodles. If you're ever in the area don't miss the opportunity to stop at this venue As stunning as the food and the view were, the owner and chef was the star of the evening. As a storyteller he is mesmerizing. We will definitely visit here again soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael Roberts, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Mar 30, 2021
Lookng forward to seeing you again Mike
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andres f wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the best spot in morrillo, torio, beautiful view, excelent food and great rooms, its just amazing,for surfers its just 5 min. For de break and you can see the swell from the top. Thanks Michael for everything.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael Roberts, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Mar 30, 2021
Thank you very much for these kind words Regards Mike
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David D wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
If you want to eat the best gourmet French and Asian cuisine in Panama and wake up with a view of one of Panamas best waves you cannot miss this place! This was my third visit to Hotel El Sol Morrillo and it just keeps getting better and better. Chef Michael has gone next level offering farm to table sou vide gastronomy paired with an amazing and affordable wine list. Rooms are top notch and the views are incredible. The duck confit and poached locally caught fish with beurre blanc sauce are to die for!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Michael R, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thanks for the kind comments David. I look forward to your next visit. the food will get better Mike
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Brittany T wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident, but we were so glad we did! The food was fresh, made to order, and absolutely delicious. The owner made sure my husband's meal adhered to his diet, and made the only bok choy I've ever liked! And make sure to be there to watch the sunset, the view can't be beat!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael R, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Hi there Brittany! I hope you and Matthew will come back and visit the beaches here there are so many of them to see. You got to do the wok cooking class!!! See you soon Mike
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Matthew wrote a review Jan 2020
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We luckily came across Michael at Hotel El Sol while looking for our hotel. He was very helpful in getting us to our destination! He invited us back for dinner later on that week, where the food was out of this world. He even took the time to customize the existing menu based on the type of foods that we enjoy and our dietary restrictions! For our next trip to the region we plan on staying there. If you find yourself in the area, Michael and Hotel El Sol is an absolute must!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael R, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Hey!! thanks for the kind words. I feel it is important to customise to people's needs as there are so many dietary problems these days. I look forward to seeing you both again. Do the wok cooking course!!!
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Anneke E wrote a review Jan 2020
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The hotel was perfect! Clean rooms, the greatest view and the pool was very nice. The food was delicious but a bit too pricy. The kitchen on our terrace was really an added value as you also get all the kitchen utilities to use!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael R, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Thank you for your kind words Anneka It is a good point you made with respect to the prices. An explanation is needed. I hope you don't mind? Our food is pricey as you say, because we poach everything in olive oil which we have to throw away! that is a $2 - $3 overhead on every dish. But the quality of the cook and final result should be spectacular. Sauces are made from olive oil, butter & cream. Steak sauces are demi-glaces taking 24+ hours of cooking. Olive oil is used in salad dressings. Our produce is provided locally and the fish is over sized chosen from spear fisherman the most sustainable resource. But as a result it is more expensive than smaller line or net fished, due to this. The loss in the head is +30%. Cooking uses sous-vide technology. So it is not cheap with an extra investment of +$5000. A normal Panamanian kitchen costs $200! Almost Everything: bread, pasta hamburger buns are all home made and I hope you'll agree are delicious!! A special modified BBQ to just make bread $600 The eggs are free range the cost per egg is significant. Sold at a loss. Doing farm to table doesn't mean cheap unfortunately. I hope that you will come back in the future. The food will be even better!!
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Dustin P wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions7 helpful votes
I came here for a solo 10 day trip to work remotely. This place exceeded my expectations. The food was a notch above. After a few days of learning the menu I was eating very good pho for breakfast every day. The langosta/prawn chirashi don was incredible and I come from the sushi capital of the world (vancouver... Yes the Japanese I know agree). The room I had was great with ocean views and a great patio to relax. Views from the restaurant are incredible. There is easy access (5-10) min to world class surf or swimming beaches. If want traditional Panamanian food you can head to Costa Azul 15 min north. You will definitely want a car here and unless you are used to driving off road, get an SUV. I was working remotely for 10 days here and it was quiet and there was internet and 4g. I got a lot of work done while enjoying myself tremendously. I'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Michael R, Owner at Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Dear Dustin, thanks for the help with the Ceasar cocktail. So glad I found a Pho fiend to share my breakfast!! Making another batch of soup already!!! I am so glad that you got work done. And I look forward to your return. The food will only get better!!! Mike
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PRICE RANGE
$64 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PanamaVeraguas ProvincePlaya Morrillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Sol Morrillo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Sol Morrillo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Morrillo (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Sol Morrillo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Sol Morrillo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Sol Morrillo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Sol Morrillo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel El Sol Morrillo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Playa Morrillo.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Sol Morrillo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.