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Santa Catalina Inn

Calle Estero, Santa Catalina, Panama
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The only thing missing at this inn is a view of the Pacific, but since you are a 5-minute walk from almost anything in the town, including the beach, it is easy to get to wherever you want to go. The owner, Suzie, was welcoming and enthusiastic, and the inn offers free WiFi, a rarity in sleepy Santa Catalina. Great... More 

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Zofingen, Switzerland
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We staid in the Santa Catalina Inn for 2 nights in the beginning of May 2014. The rooms are Ok, the shower and the toilest are clean. For us it was disapointing that the Restaurant closed down. Nice grils operating the Hotel. Apart from the diving Location i would not recommend the visit of Santa Catalina.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Thoroughly disappointing interaction. I hope this is a one off for them as our experience doesn't match that of the other reviewers. We had booked to stay here on the 12th July and was surprised to receive an email the morning of, that the Inn was closed for renovations. As we had payed a deposit we were destined to stay... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Did the 2 night stay with Coiba snorkel trip. Room was just average. Older hotel so no modern amenities and there were some bugs but room was spacious and had nice patio. Bed wasn't very comfortable. Best part of our trip ended up being the snorkel trip. This was an all day trip to several islands by boat and we... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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162 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights Did a Coiba snorkel trip through them (was amazing!). First night there was no water so we got one night for free which shows excellent managment. It was rainy season during our stay so a great variety of insects in our room and bed (the reason why we cannot give excellent even if we wanted... More 

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Adrian S, Manager at Santa Catalina Inn, responded to this review

Hi...thank you for your review. Im sorry for the water situation that had developed since the water pump form our water well broke down. I appreciate your understanding and always welcome to visit us again. More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Clean and very beautiful place. The people working there are really helpful and friendly and made the time we spent there extraordinary having great recommendations for diving, surfing, and restaurants. Thanks to Janet and Adrian who made the time in this nice village unique.

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Adrian S, Manager at Santa Catalina Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Myself and my staff try our best to help our guests and hope they have a pleasant stay in the hotel but also in Santa Catalina village. Thanks again and hope to see you soon Adrian, Janet, Christine More 

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed in Santa Catalina for 2 nights and my room was wonderful. The rooms are large with a big bathroom and shower. The inn is within walking distance to a cornerstore as well as a few restaurants, although you will need to bike or drive to a nearby beach. The owners, adrienn and Christine are super nice, and they... More 

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Adrian S, Manager at Santa Catalina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Samantha thank you for your review. Perito, the white dog, now is at our new house recovering. It was great meeting you, and hope to see you soon.Adrian Christine More 

Bocas Town, Panama
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We found out about Santa Catalina Inn through Scuba Coiba (and got a bit of a discount when we booked). Adrian, the owner, was a dive intructor and recommended the discover scuba dive for us noobie divers. It was spectacular! The rooms at the inn were beautiful and there is tons of room to unpack and relax. We were on... More 

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Adrian S, Manager at Santa Catalina Inn, responded to this review

Hello hope all is fine. Thanks for you review. I know the WIFI is still an isse in center of Santa Catalina. But well ...shuuting down from the web is sometimes a good thing. Hope when you are back, the wifi would be much better. Take care Adrian and the staff More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Even though there was a power black out, which meant no electricity and no water, it was charming and cute. The supermarket and restaurants had little candles lit, which made the small town of Santa Catalina even more cute. The water and electricity went on again after an hour, so that wasn´t really inconvenient, and no electricity gave us the... More 

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Adrian S, Manager at Santa Catalina Inn, responded to this review

Hi there... it was difficult to get you the diving tour... but yes....Diving in Coiba is incredible and i would recommend it to everyone. Snorkling too. Thanks for your review. We appreciate it, and give us the strength to improve ourselves take care Adrian and Janet More 

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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70 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Santa Catalina Inn is a great little place to stay if you are traveling to Santa Catalina. Please keep in mind that the rooms are very basic, but the beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. The AC works great (as long as the electricity is working in Santa Catalina --- which has the occasional power outages). The... More 

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Adrian S, Manager at Santa Catalina Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all your comments. The dogs have been relocated to my house. Hope to see you again. regards Adrian More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Catalina Inn opened during the summer of 2010 only steps from the center of Santa Catalina. The hotel is conveniently located on a quiet side road, within a short walk from beaches, restaurants, the surf break and dive shops.Our hotel offers five air-conditioned, spacious and well-decorated rooms each with a ceiling fan, hot water and private balconies or patios where guests can relax and watch the sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Catalina Inn

Address: Calle Estero, Santa Catalina, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: $45 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Santa Catalina Inn Panama
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