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Playa El Estero, Santa Catalina 0352 Panama
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#3 of 27 Specialty lodging in Santa Catalina
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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Yasmin R wrote a review May 2021
Penang Island, Malaysia111 contributions42 helpful votes
Cute hotel with all you need. Comfortable rooms, a small store to buy beach essentials, great restaurant, and the best is that it has direct access to the beach. Everything on the restaurant menu is delicious. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Has terraces and rooftop to hang out. The decor is of good taste and full of nature. First day , we went to an island near by for a few hours. Next day we went to Coiba for the day. Third day we chilled at the hotel and felt very comfortable just like home. Loved this place and would come back here in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
tauanajc wrote a review Apr 2021
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
We got the room with a private balcony and it was gorgeous! The hotel also has lots of small open spaces with tables and chairs, which helps with keeping groups of people separate in COVID times, and avoids having everyone at the restaurant area. Staff are nice and the hammock at the balcony is the best. I was there for work and needed to wash gear, and having a hose and table on the balcony was really helpful. Will definitely be back in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Katrin R wrote a review Mar 2020
Woodstock, New York2 contributions
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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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from juliomatteogomez, Public Relations Manager at Mama Ines Hotel
Responded Mar 16, 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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ottawac2c wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Ontario38 contributions17 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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dkley843348 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution
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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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
$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, Pescao Restaurant, and El Encuentro.