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Playa El Estero, Santa Catalina 0352 Panama
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Certificate of Excellence


#3 of 27 Specialty lodging in Santa Catalina
Certificate of Excellence
The property is right in front of the beach. We are equipped with a restaurant, surfing boards rental, surfing classes, We have Private Rooms and Shared Dorm, a balcony bar with a beautiful view to the beach. We offer free wifi to our guest and free bicycle during your stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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I booked directly via the hotels webpage, so they do not have to pay fees. But the place is run down and no one seems to care much about it. The fridges at the entrance are empty and off, doors closed (due to COVID 19?), the room was not cleaned- or even the trash taken out- once in 3 days. Remember- you should not throw toiletpaper in the toilet... The ‘terrace’ was under construction- but it looked like this it is since ages. Seats where dirty and broken. Staff was ok when asked directly- but no one was interested in your wellbeing. All of this for 79$ per night! Pity for the money. Nothing has to be perfect and keeping a place well directly at the ocean is difficult. But lack of interest for the guests and the property, lack of friendliness and helpfulness has nothing to do with this.
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Response from juliomatteogomez, Public Relations Manager at Mama Ines Hotel
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Hello, Yes we close down our doors because tourist are being Very Irresponsable at this moment. We are having a Pandemic situation and people think this is a joke, you were going in and out bringing people and getting together with other people that we don’t know what is their routes and where are they coming from. All the country is in panic situation and in an alert mode, and you guys think this is a joke. We have people working over 50 years and we want them to keep them safe. We are friendly with the ones that are considered with the actual situation, no to people that are not interested in the situation and helping spreading the virus.
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Best nachos ever! Restaurant and bar with best view and beer choice Santa Catalina. Great music and it is open almost all day. Most restaurants open at 6;30 so it is a great choice if you need an early dinner. Direct access to the beach and easy crossing of estuary at low tide. High tide entertainment is watching cars on beach get trapped by high tide.
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a beutufuily positioned hotel right on the beech with amazing views . the staff were really friendly and helpful.. the rooms comfortable and tidy with great shower .. good food .. felt very looked after ill be back
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We thought the place was charming and the staff were great. Nice view of sunset. The river adds a nice touch if you are looking at birds. There are also some tiny crabs that seem like they are saluting with the large claw, funny stuff.
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Common areas were a bit dirty. There is a sofa in the dinning room which is extremely dirty which could be a very nice place for a morning coffee. Even with that... I think is one of the best places to stay in Santa Catalina. Rooms are simple but clean and it has a nice view of the area
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$64 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Santa Catalina Surf Point Camping & Hostel
PanamaVeraguas ProvinceSanta Catalina
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Ines Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mama Ines Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Catalina (1.0 miles) and Playa Arrimadero (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mama Ines Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mama Ines Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mama Ines Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mama Ines Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jammin Hostel&Pizzeria, El Encuentro, and Pescao Restaurant.