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Boquete Forever
Ranked #40 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Boquete
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Scam. Scam. Scam. We had reservation at Sunny Hills Cabanas. But a few days before our trip, they called and said they had to cancel our reservation. They did, however, made reservation for us at Boquete Forever. We checked in and tried our best to communicate with the staff…our very limited Spanish and their limited English we were able to get by. As for the cabins, the rooms are tiny. One bedroom with one bed on the first floor along with a small kitchenette, the bathroom, a very small fridge, a TV mounted on the wall where one has to constantly be look up while watching TV. On the second floor are three more beds in two rooms.

Two days before we checked out, we were presented with a (poorly translated) handwritten note stating that we have ruined a mattress and it would have to replaced at
our expense of $300. When I asked to show us the damage, they were unable to do so. We then asked to speak with the owner and waited all evening but no one showed. The next day, we went to the office again trying to speak with the owner. We were presented with a second note stating that they are reducing the amount from $300 to $85 to have the mattress sanitized. We offered to pay $25 which we would have deducted from the generous gratuity we had allocated for the staff, but still demanded to see the owner. They said the owner would be there at 4:pm that afternoon.

We took several pictures including videos of the mattress then attended the Tuesday (Gringo) meeting in town. While there, we talked with someone who is affiliated with Boquete Ning concerning our ordeal with Boquete Forever. That person volunteered to come and check out the mattress. Shortly after 4:pm, a gentleman came and introduced himself as the manager of the property. He was fluent in English so I explained to him the situation. My wife took several pictures of the mattress while the manager performed a thorough inspection. Having found not even the slightest scratch or the faintest stain, he concluded that it must have been a mistake and offered an apology. Later that evening, our contact from Boquete Ning arrived and performed another inspection of the supposed damaged mattress and found no damage. We have stayed in more than one hundred hotels in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the West Indies but this was the very first time anyone tried to rip us off. BEWARE. IF YOU HAVE TO STAY AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT TAKE PICTURES OF EVERYTHING ICLUDING THE NUMBER OF TOWELS.

Room Tip: Keep a daily checklist of everything and share it with the staff
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Room Tip: no utilicen estas cabañas son malisimas y su administracion es peor
  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013
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Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Boquete Forever

Address: Principal, Alto Boquete | Alto Boquete, A un costado del colegio Secundario, Benigno Tomas Argote, Boquete 0413, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
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Ranked #40 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Boquete
Price Range: $90 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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