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“Economical no frills” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fundadores Hotel
Ranked #12 of 12 Hotels in Boquete
Fort Collins
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Economical no frills”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

The hotel is older and is showing it. No bar or restaurant on the property all though there is plenty within walking distance. Located about 7 blocks from the center of town on the main street.
You can find newer and nicer but expect the price to be a lot higher.

Room Tip: Small creek runs through the property which makes for some great white noise, ask for a room close t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Chuck M
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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NYC
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stayed here while traveling with three friends. The hotel is located on your left just as you enter the Boquete town center, so it is very convenient if you plan to explore the towns tourist excursions, cafes, and restaurants. A small river cuts right through the hotel central pavilion so you hear a nice sound of running water. Rooms were clean, beds were very comfortable, water pressure decent, and staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Secure parking and wifi are provided for free.

This seems to be an older establishment, and as such it could probably use a face lift. But if that doesn't bother you this is a great and reasonably priced place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ac_mcg
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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

The reviews really pan this place and, to be fair, we only booked because it was the only place with a room given our complete lack of planning.

That said, it does what it needs to, and you shouldn't be spending any time in the hotel anyway, given the amount of outdoor activities.

Things to note: -
- Our hot water was fine for 2 nights
- The room was clean enough
- Noise was a bit of an issue, given location of our room relative to main thoroughfare, but I put this hotel in the budget end of the market and I think you accept that to some degree
- The stream running through it is pretty cool
- The reception guys spoke very limited English. It didn't present us with any problems......they still ordered us a couple of taxis when we needed them
- Location was great. 2 mins walk to Sugar and Spice, and 5 mins from center of town
- We didn't try to organize any activities from the hotel, or try the restaurant

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Alexander H
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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66 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Hot water, or lack thereof, is a frequent issue here. Furniture smelled of mildew. Convenient location, nice grounds. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. During a stay of 1 week, housekeeping only came once, so we had to get clean towels ourselves. Room was close enough to the wi-fi hot spot so we were able to grab a signal. Price was reasonable, but don't think will stay there again. Looks like owners are trying to fix the place up, but still a ways to go.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Susan2904
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Nothing real fancy but reasonable, quiet an right in Boquete. We got to town early in the morning, left olur bags and checked in just after noon. Staff was friendly and accomodating. Met some great guests too. Plenty of space to just hang out and enjoy the people and the setting. There is hot water but it may not last too long so don't daudle in the shower.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SECoaster
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Moab, Utah
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I decided to go to Boquete on short notice and didn't think about lodging until I was on my was. I wouldn't go back. No hot water in 112, changed rooms 3 x in 2 days. Wifi in 2 of the 3 rooms. Nice brook area where you can chill with your computer. Hard beds!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank pehuajamos
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

All in all a nice hotel with average service. Clean beds, bathrooms could use some improvement. 24h desk and helpfull staff. Good connection in the city. No laundry service. Wifi only in reception area available.

Room Tip: Room 112 has a broken shower
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Fundadores Hotel

Property: Fundadores Hotel
Address: Avenida Fundadores, Boquete 0413, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fundadores Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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