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Hotel Sol y Mar

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

After seeing the pictures and reviews on TripAdvisor for sol y mar we were excited for our visit. However, disappointed to find poorly maintained decks, grounds and rooms. Broken tiles throughout to include pool. Extremly steep hills (driveway) and poor outdoor lighting made it challenging to walk at night. Need 4X4 vehicle to get up hill. On the positive, it...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking your time to express your disappointment at your stay with us.It is always sad when we get bad reviews like yours,even when working in the service industry for a long time we already know you can not meet everyones expectations.We have a very big property at which we have been working non-stop for 20...

Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely, peaceful get away for my solo travels. The staff was polite, professional, and easy to communicate with...in many different languages. This town is small and quiet, so not ideal if you're looking for a party scene. However, if you're looking for a relaxing get away; it is perfect. Walking distance to town is an option, though...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about sol y mar and your whole experience! By describing your stay as bliss you give us satisfaction as well seeing we do our job well. Note to future guests or you when you return,about your comment on the pillow being too hard:always express your needs to one of the staff or...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed March 18, 2015

In the 20 years that Luis has been in Santa Catalina, he has done an incredible job of building his hotel (little houses/rooms) spread out on the hilly property. The rooms ($88.00) are big,airy and cool (A/C). Bathrooms are large too and very clean. On top of the property sits a swimming pool next to the bar and restaurant. The...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you so much for your kind comments about your experience staying with us. We will keep doing our best so that everyone is pleased with our service and accommodations Hope to have you visit again some time

Utah
Reviewed February 22, 2015

As I drove into the little beach town of Santa Catalina, I saw the attractive roadside sign for Sol y Mar and decided to check it out. Wow, was I lucky!!! Sol y Mar has been carefully developed over many years by its most hospital owner, Luis. The property is built on the side of a hill from the top...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving such good comments to my place,it makes me want to continue to work hard so more people come stay with us and have the same pleasant memories of rest and nature in comfort and friendly service

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed February 2, 2015

A bit outside the rest of Santa Catalina, a very laid back "backpacker destination" lies Sol Y Mar on a quite steep hill so you can enjoy a daily little workout to reach your room and the restaurant on top of the hill. Very nice and helpful staff and by far the best food in town. Close enough to walk...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest want to thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us and the food and service you received,its always good to know our guests enjoy their stay,and that will encourage readers to do the same.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed January 23, 2015

This hotel is owned by a great French couple. French, Spanish and English are spoken. The hotel sits on a hill with a restaurant and pool at the top. The view is excellent. The rooms are comfortable and include AC. While there is no Wi-Fi in the rooms there is Wi-Fi in the restaurant. However, only 4 people can be...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to review our place.Your opinions are very important,we noted both that you were satisfied but also took care of the problem you report with the safe. Hope you visit us again with your family,it was nice having you around

Sagres, Portugal
Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We were 3 and stayed in a super clean and comfy room with A/c, tv, hot water and a lot of room. Luis silva, the owner took us to surf and guided us throughout all our stay. We felt like home. The location of the hotel is amazing overlooking the bay of Santa Catalina from the top of the hill....

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you,you guys were great too!Nice seeing you here,hope it was not the last time

Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We spent four nights at Solymar, inducing New Year's Eve and really enjoyed our stay. Owner and staff were at our service anytime. It is located on a hill, offering a great ocean view. It's just far enough from the party crowd in the centre of Santa Catalina, yet just a five-the minute drive to the city and beach offering...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Your comment is very important to us!You stayed with us at the holidays which is our busiest time of the year and for the staff a hard one sometimes,so am glad you were happy with everything. Hope to see you here again sometime

Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed two nights and really enjoyed ourselves - Luis, the owner, is a fantastic host...very funny, entertaining, informative, and happy to share his experiences and advice if sought. His staff are top-notch, and I can't say enough about the chef and kitchen staff. Delicious food and professional service, as if we were in a very nice restaurant in the big...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking your time to make such good comments about our place,its always a pleasure to find out that costumers leave satisfied with the sol y mar experience they had. You comparing the amenities and service you found here is rewarding,given that we are so far away from everything which requires extra work with logistics Comments...

Castro Urdiales, Spain
Reviewed January 9, 2015

My stay was simply great! If you are looking for a familiar place with all the conditions to have an affordable and relaxed vacation, you should go there. Wi-Fi worked well and the food was simply fresh and tasty! The employees and the owner are very approachable and will help you as much as they can!

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Agradezco sus amable comentários,seguiremos trabajando para que otras personas puedan disfrutar experiencias agradables como la suya

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located along the main street in Santa Catalina,600 meters from Santa Catalina beach,on a hill overlooking the ocean,Sol y Mar offers 9 spacious rooms, all with air conditioned, private bath with hot shower, satellite TV, mini-fridge,safe-deposit box,terrace, internet (in restaurant area). Six of the rooms have two double beds and a sofa-bed, so they can accommodate up to 5 people Some of the rooms has an additional bunk bed,so can sleep 7.There are three new rooms each with a King bed. We also have a restaurant with pool table,ping-pong and a swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol y Mar

Address: Calle principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: $80 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Sol y Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Sol y Mar Hotel Santa Catalina
Hotel Sol y Mar Panama/Santa Catalina
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Request a room on the lower tier of this hotel if you don't care to walk up stairs.”
PanaTravelRoo, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
“For couples the King room in the villa has a wonderful view.”
  • From the deck in front of our room
dpassena, Aug 13, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 & 6 for veranda views, and also hammocks on veranda!”
579MartinW579, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“ask for Room 7....laying in bed looking through french doors out to the water is worth it so very much worth it!”
allanmQ7052EM, Mar 15, 2016 | Read review
“Great access to the Surf and Dive Sites. Very safe, clean and comfortable.”
marcg523, Dec 27, 2015 | Read review
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