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“Perfect mountain get away for couple.”
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Villa Bowes on the crest of the mountain
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Villa Bowes on the crest of the mountain
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Sora, Panama Province

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Rick C
Encinitas, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Watch out for robbers”
Reviewed May 1, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The house and the view were spectacular! The owners were wonderful people. We were told that they did not put bars on the windows as the area was safe. This is a studio style building with the bed in the main room. We woke up one morning and my wife could not find her purse nor her jewelry bag. Turns out a robber had cut the screen and crawled into our bedroom and stolen all her money and jewelry. We are light sleepers so it was really disturbing that this robber was within 2 feet of us.
We had come to Panama to look for a place to retire. Needless to say we cut our trip short and went back home. After this episode and several other incidents, we have crossed Panama off our list

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 22, 2016
I am so sorry this happened to you, but let's be clear, you did not use the safe that we supply, you removed the bolts from the window that secures no one can enter, and they did NOT enter the premises, but removed your belongings from the bench seat, we do everything to secure our clients safety and to make sure they have an excellent stay, BUT this also requires some common sense on the part of the client. we live in a VERY safe area, and having lived here ten years, we have never felt the least insecure. But, unfortunately, this occurrence has set our entire community on watch. We now have everything totally secured. All this said, we are very sorry for your misfortune.
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Poetsday
Ontario
1 review
“Perfect mountain get away for couple.”
Reviewed January 13, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Spectacular views, accommodation and property exactly as advertised. Hospitality of owner/host exceeded our expectations. Hiking trails and scenery in the area were terrific. Access to a vehicle highly recommended to facilitate sight seeing and shopping.

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Liked best: Hospitality and assistance by the owners. The mountain views, isolation and moderate temperatures
Liked least: The frequent high winds
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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yuyu03
Panama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A magical place where there is to return!!...”
Reviewed October 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I start with a (handsome) and I dare say it is one of the best places that Panama has to stay, with beautiful views and spectacular amenities. We stayed on September 27 and while I was getting a little difficult to achieve availability, finally we did it, but I understand the reason; And it is no wonder, it is an incredible place and highly coveted, so we are planning to return. On the other hand it took me that long to write these words but that our world is very agitated, and was pending, so thank you very much Mr (s). Bowes for such a beautiful place and for letting us spend a QUIET, RELAXING, AND SO NICE time in couple in an unforgettable place, we could not enjoy more, because we enjoyed it to the fullest.

Traveling group: Con mi pareja
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Fufulu
Panama City, Panama
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Heaven on earth with magnificent ocean and mountain views”
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much. Positioned on top of a hill the cottage offers spectacular views on the mountains and the Pacific. Designed with lots of charm it is THE most proper and clean place we have visited so far on our 8 month trip though the Americas.

Jeannette and her husband are great and caring hosts. She helped us with everything we could think of and also showed us around the property and sights of Altos del Maria.

Thumbs up! For us it is definitely one of the most tranquil and best rentals we have had so far and we will return for sure...

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Liked best: views, tranquility, very clean
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers People with pets
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Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
5
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Owner's warm greeting, always willing to assist with any questions
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2015
Thank You for such a beautiful review! We love our cottage, and are thrilled that you do to!
We were SO happy with the news of your engagement at Villa Bowes!!! Congratulations again! We wish you love and happiness always!!!
And look forward to seeing you back here soon!
sincerely, Jeannette & Brian
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gergsabat...
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“breathtaking views”
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
6
people found this review helpful

We stayed there for 10 days, and could have stayed much longer. You can view the ocean and the mountains even from the bed! Very relaxing with best view in the entire area. Jeannette & Brian are very accommodating, courteous and eager to help in everyway. The place is small, but it is absolutely charming, comfortable, and has everything you need. Great hiking trails around. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: views
Liked least: Distance from city
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2014
Thanx so much Rima & Greg! We look forward to seeing you again!!!
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marthag19...
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Awesome views, peace & quiet time”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

I found this place & the owners to be one of the best destinations of my lifelong travel. I was so pleasantly isolated from the world, great time for "ME". Enjoyed immensely the 4 hr hike thru the private Sendero mountain area. Trail followed a beautiful river, with rushing water & lots of waterfalls. Wildlife was incredible. I had the trail, all ups & downs, to myself until the very end where I met a couple from Ukraine & another from Florida.....at the waterfall & swimming hole.
This is a remote, yet very upscale, place to go & unwind. Love, love, love it.

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Liked best: The overall peace & quiet....far removed from hectic city life
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2014
Thank You so much Martha! We absolutely LOVED meeting you! Hope to see you back our way again?!
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