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“Definitely off the beaten track!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa

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Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa
Ranked #4 of 5 Cerro Azul B&B and Inns
washington, dc
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115 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Definitely off the beaten track!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2009

We decided to stay here on the strength of the other review posted - sounded like a good birding spot convenient to Tocumen - easy way to end our long trip to Panama. Had a driver pick us up from Allbrook airport and deliver us to the lodge.

On the plus side, it is definitely a good birding area. We walked all around this totally residential neighborhood and saw lots of interesting birds. We also walked some distance down the long path that is ultimately in Chagres Natl Park. (Saw a violaceous trogon there - gorgeous bird). Had a nice chat with the very nice owner at dinner. The two staff members could not have been more accommodating. So basically we enjoyed our stay.

Think owner is struggling to maintain this family property while also working and spending time in the city. Work remains to be done. Property could use more upkeep/maintenance. Our room, while large and comfortable - with comfy bed and nice outside space, was oddly decorated. The spacious grounds with beautiful trees could use some more work too - if only to clear out some of the old furniture rusting in place out there. It's a shabby chic kind of place.

The 40 or so year old development where the lodge is located is very quiet. Apparently it was the first of the developments in Cerro Azul. Now there are fancier ones higher up. About half of the houses in the neighborhood are vacant - either for the season or -forever. Some owners have apparently just walked away. Others are for sale. The other half of the development's houses are lovely and well maintained.

While we were prepared for it to be quiet up there (and were rather looking forward to it), we were a bit spooked to realize we'd be alone at the inn on our last night - with just a single staffer (though he couldn't have been more accommodating).

I'd recommend this lodging for folks looking for a peaceful day or two of birding.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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panamacasadecampo, propietario at Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa, responded to this review, May 17, 2009
Thank you for your critique and mentioning that you had a chance to view some nice birds. You are right that we are off the beaten track, and that is what most people visiting us want. I am glad that even if we have a small staff, that you felt accommodated, and I am sure you realize that we do mention in our web site that you may well be our only guest because we are not in the tourism mainstream.
For your information, the old iron welded chairs by the field are there for sunbathing when clients have the mud applied during fangotherapy.
Thank you for taking the time to write. Best regards to you and your wife.
Ana Maria Sanchiz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Tucson, AZ
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2007

I stayed at this comfortable country inn during my Panama La Verde Birding Circuit tour. The hostess was warm and welcoming, and the staff very helpful. The food, some of which was cooked in a special open air wood oven, was varied and delicious (even the oatmeal is a special treat!). The birding was excellent. The lodge is perched on a hillside with sweeping views of the valley below, and decks overlooking all of this are the perfect place to watch birds. Birding was also very good right on the grounds (many parents were feeding offspring), and strolls around the beautiful neighborhood produced even more birds. This lodge is very close to the Panama International Airport, yet there was not a hint of air traffic during my stay there.

  • Liked — decks to watch birds from
  • Disliked — needs brighter light bulbs in bathroom
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa

Property: Hostal Casa de Campo Country Inn & Spa
Address: Avenida Los Cumulos 3-G | Las Nubes, Cerro Azul, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Cerro Azul
Amenities:
Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cerro Azul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal Casa de Càmpo is an old family property located outside the mainstream tourism areas, in Las Nubes, Cerro Azul, a secluded and very silent area with nature and beautiful birds surrounding the property. Sometimes you may be our only guest! If you do not enjoy a solitary getaway, and a very small operation, this place is not for you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hostal Casa De Campo Country Hotel Cerro Azul
Hostal Casa De Campo Country Inn And Spa
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Cerro Azul Country Inn
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