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beachfront pool
4th (top) floor view
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4th floor (top floor) studio
4th floor (top floor) studio view
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4th floor (top floor) studio
4th floor (top floor) studio
view from 2nd floor condo, 1 comfy queen bed and living area
4th floor (top floor) condo, 2 comfy queen beds
4th floor (top floor) condo, 2 comfy queen beds
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Playa Coronado, Cocle Province

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scotland
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Does what it says on the tin”
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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This is a lovely property and I`m so glad we decided to finish off our panama holiday here. We arrived late in the evening so had 4 full days here and 5 nights. Sleep quality was very good and the views from the balcony are awesome. The pool area is lovely and all the people we met were so friendly. The condo is lovely, very fresh and as I say just as the photos describe. We had difficulty getting the keys as our phones became disabled in Panama with instructions etc on them however it came all right in the end. I would have thought a small welcome pack would have been useful ie. water ,salt. The condo is near to local amenity's and in an area which is good for visiting other places. I would rent here again no hesitation.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: no salt or drinking water on arrival
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vaughn67...
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a gem.”
Reviewed February 9, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

If your looking for a little slice of heaven in Panama then search no further the Solarium #407 is the perfect spot. We stayed for 8 days in this lovely studio apartment overlooking the Pacific ocean and we could not have chosen better. Everything you need is right there, Sarah has provided all the essentials for your stay from a well stocked kitchen to a comfortable bed to rest in after a long day at the beach.Yes the view is spectacular from the patio but do not miss going up to the rooftop deck at sunset absolutely one of the best views in all of Panama.

And Sarah herself really understands hospitality I had emailed her about the possibility of barbequing at the condo. Which was possible but complicated due to the condo's requirements which was too big of a hassle. So Sarah suggested that my husband and I come over for a barbeque she was having that week. Wow totally unexpected and what a great time we had meeting and sharing food with some of the local expat community. Now that is going above and beyond in my book.

Finally Coronado Bay is a lovely community the people are friendly and everything you need is either in walking distance or a short trip down the road. We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: Location location location
Liked least: Nothing it really had everything you could need.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Feb 10, 2016
Thank you for your lovely review, and indeed it was a pleasure meeting you both and having you to the house. We love to entertain and invite visiting guests where possible. I too travel a great deal, usually solo and the invites I have received around the world just warm my heart. We pay it forward and love making new friends from all over. We cannot wait for your return.. we'll do another BBQ and enjoy the evening. warm regards, Sarah, Scotty and Jimmy
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620deb
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Calming Ocean balcony/ocean view”
Reviewed December 26, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Awesome Place Sarah!!!!! Will be back. The 4th floor was the perfect place to listen to the waves all evening and night. It brought me peaceful serenity and the best night sleep in a while. Thank you for everything

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Anthony S
Ft Myers Beach, Florida
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213 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Overlooking the Ocean”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We are seasoned travelers that are in search of a location were we can spend 3 to 6 months a year. With that said, here is my/our summary/review on this particular destinations.

The Solarium is situated on the water overlooking the beach and light green emerald colored water. The sand is multi-colored and offers an interesting twist to your visit. However, when the sun is shinning bright, the sands gets very hot. You need to carry flip flops and/or water socks with you at all times. The water, as I said is a beautiful green in color and a perfect temperature. Most of the beach is lined with palm trees, villas and unique hotels.

We stayed in the Solarium, which was the hotel part (past tense) of Coronado Bay. Our narrow in shape studio has a full kitchen (a toaster-oven takes the place of a real oven) and larger bathroom. There is a stackable washers & dryers in the unit (a very big benefit). The AC works well (at least in room 407). The beds and pillows are very comfortable. Our studio had a desk with a chair, a larger chair, 2 queen beds, and a dresser and nightstand (as the on-line pictures illustrate).

The property does have 3 pools. One of which is on the roof top of Coronado Bay's 23 story connected tower. There is also a weight room, social area (with great scenic views) and direct access to the beach. There are lots of pool chairs, tables and covered shade for a nap or reading your favorite novel or just take in the views while not getting a sun burned. The facility is kept very clean and seems to be well maintained.

Outside the property has limited places to go within a short walking distances. There is Picasso (limited days of operation-open air bar & grill and is popular with the expats), Gourmet Pizza, Lunarossa (closest to a fine dine restaurant in the immediate area) and a Fonda (very limited menu & hours in a front yard setting). There is a small Mercado that parallels a 7-11. All other amenities such as grocery stores, shopping and restaurants are beyond the gated community.

Unless you rent a car, utilize public transportation or cabs, you pretty can see everything that the immediate area has to offer in a few hours. There are little to no beachside bars, restaurants and/or cantinas. If you are looking for a relaxing and self covenanting stay, then this would be the ideal spot for you. If you are expecting to experience some night life, enjoy a variety of cuisines and/or celebrate a special occasion by going dancing, then this might not be the destination for you.

There are lots of small towns to visit along the Pan American highway. The mountains also have quaint communities that provide rustic charm and true Panamanian culture. El Valle de Anton is a must adventure.

Here is my personal summary. We are looking for more of a "vibrant" environment that offers more shopping, cantinas and restaurants. Not to say we don't love local culture, but looking for more of a balance. With that said, here is my take. Would I recommend Coronado to my family and friends? I guess it would depend on what they are looking for in a vacation/trip. Would I return? I would return because of all the great people we have met here, and I really mean "great" people.

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Liked best: The people
Liked least: Not enough walkable entertainment
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Dec 2, 2015
Thanks guys for taking the time to detail the amenities of the condo, complex and beach. It's a great service to the readers to know what is offered and delivered, and i thank you very much for that! I'm delighted you were able to meet our diverse and interesting and FUN group of expats and take in some activities with your hikes in the mountains with my amigos. Absolutely delighted! Certianly , the folks with a rental car (that I am always happy to arrange for them.. or a golf cart to get to a dozen more restaurants in 5 mins is a bonus). For those without transport , our local bus (shuttle van) is only 35cents that can take you again.. in less than 5 to all the restaurants and bars on the other side of the gate, as well as grocery store. It's fun to see the area grow and new restaurants and happy hour taverns popping up every couple of months.. so it's great! Hopefully see you back in these parts..Cheers! Panama Sarah
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Veranda20...
Maryland
1 review
“Ocean Sounds Abound at Panama Sarah's Condo”
Reviewed October 15, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Panama Sarah's Condo had everything we were looking for on our first extended trip to Panama. We could hear and see the ocean from our balcony and were only a few steps from the beach for refreshing swims. (Early morning, or low tide swimming, was the most enjoyable for us.) We met many Panamanians, as well as vacationers from the US, Australia, and Canada.

The area is very secure, as there are two tiers of security gates with guards in place 24/7.

The complex has two pools, one of which is about 18 meters long, suitable for short lap swimming.

The neighboring building, which we also had access to, has a rooftop social area, where we met a few people, and a small soaking pool. There is also a fitness center in this building.

The condo has a refrigerator, microwave, and washer/dryer, which enabled us to prepare our breakfasts and leave with clean clothes!

Panama Sarah facilitated setting up many services for us, including a tour of Panama City and transportation to/from the condo from Panama City, which gave us peace of mind.

We plan on returning next year and look forward to being a repeat customer!!!

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Liked best: Location, listening to the ocean waves, and gazing at the stars
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2015
Thanks folks for taking the time to write a review of your stay at my Solarium studio at Coronado Bay. It was a genuine pleasure to have you stay and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you both. See you next year! Cheers, Panama Sarah
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kal1556
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view from balcony!”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The location in Coronado was great. The view of the ocean was amazing! The apt was an efficiency and was simple yet adequate. Not fancy. Older complex. Good for the price.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: there was only one roll of toilet paper, no paper towels, no dishwashing liquid, no soap or shampoo or conditioner
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Michael P
Montego Bay, Jamaica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I stayed at the solarium #407 in July. We went for vacation and with some business attached. The room had everything from comfy beds to appliances and I cannot leave out the view! Jen and Sarah where great from start to finish and made sure that we where having an enjoyable stay. Coronado Bay has everything right inside the property with 3 pools, gym, social area's and the most fantastic beach right down to a great restaurant within 300 yds of the front gate. I know we will be back!

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: I cannot think of anything to be honest
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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