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Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort
Leuven, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice modern stopover hotel”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

When we travelled from Penonome to Boquete, we decided to stay overnight in Santiago. This gave us the possibility to do some sightseeing in the morning before we took of, direction Boquete.
The hotel is next to the Pan American highway in the neigbourhood of Santiago. Coming from the direction of Panama City, there are several signs showing the way. The hotel is well isolated from all street noise and has a nice view on a small lake, which practically surrounds the complex. There is a lot of parking place and a pool which invites for a swimm.
The buildings are new with very modern rooms. There is a 2 story high building with the bedrooms and a building with the hotel reception, a bar and a nice open restaurant with very good food.
The staff is very attentive, the rooms are clean and the reception and restaurant are stylishly decorated.
This hotel was really a nice experience during our Panama trip.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

We held a conference here in October, and took up the entire hotel. Everyone there was very friendly and accommodating. They were able to adjust to our needs, and made sure that we were well taken care of. Because we were the only people there, they even put on a dance party for us around the pool one night. The food was really good (too good!), the rooms were clean, modern, and the view is beautiful. It is close enough to Santiago to be useful - if you need to go to the store, etc. But it is far enough away to be a nice retreat.

The only difficulty is that because of the rain, my bathroom floor continued to flood - but the staff was there immediately to clean it up.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Montenegro
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed at Vist Lago to divide up our drive between Panama and David.

Hotel is nice in a nice location. Staff was friendly and helpful. For the price, it is an excellent choice. The only observation is the exterior mantainance needs attention.

Food: waiter was great. very attentive an fast. Food was OK, but nothing to rave about.

Overall we recommend this hotel for a stay in Santiago.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Germantown, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Very modern, clean hotel on a lovely lake. Quite, even though it sits right off the InterAmerican highway. We arrived without reservations and were given a king suite at a reduced rate. Very attentive staff, nice food at the restaurant and overall great experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2011

For the second year running we brought 21 motorcyclists here. Beautifully designed and peaceful. Lovely pool.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2011

This is a lovely simple hotel. The rooms are minimally furnished, but the furniture that is there is good quality and rustic. There is a view out to the little lagoon behind with birds and bushes to liven the view. The pool is very nice for families and for couples and blends into the pleasant surroundings well. We were very pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the dinner we had. The price was exceptionally reasonable. Don't expect big hotel amenities. This hotel has the basics but executes them very well. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. It was certainly the nicest place we saw between Panama City and Boquete, but you would need a car to get to its out-of-town location.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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28 reviews
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

My husband and I were traveling with friends from Panama City to Boquete and wanted a place to stay half way to break up the driving. We chose this hotel based on the reviews and were pleasantly surprised to find such a gem in what feels like the "middle of nowhere". The rooms are a bit spartan, but very clean. Because the hotel is located past Santiago, we did not want to drive back into town for dinner so ate at the hotel. The food was very good, artistically presented with ample portions. The photos on the website don't quite represent the size of the lake - it seems a lot smaller than what we were expecting but the water level was low. It didn't seem to deter the birds and there was no noise from the highway, even though the hotel is just off the Interamericana. Don't forget bug spray - especially at dawn and dusk, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort
Address: Via Interamericana, km 258 | By Interamerican road just outside the city of Santiago, Santiago de Veraguas 0923, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santiago de Veraguas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Santiago de Veraguas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vista Lago Ecoresort 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Lago managed by professional Italian Managers and local staff, lies down on the banks of a little lake surrounded by hills and virgin forests with an extension of about 50 hectares. In our main philosophy, give the opportunity to our clients to have an experience that could exceed the idea of a classic hotel, is our goal. Relax watching the beauty of the surrounds, enjoy the quiet of the lake and landscape. Perhaps walking along one of our paths into the vegetation and watching the local fauna around the lake. Rooms are ample as the bathrooms with facilities like: A/C, free wi-fi, cable TV, safe and most of them with refrigerator. And we are Italian so we just can't forget how important for us.. eat well! High culinary standard with huge choice. Restaurant is open all day long. Tha swimming pool is surrounded by our garden and next to the bar always ready to serve you a fresh drink of one of out "picadillas" if you'd like to eat something. Free wi-fi all around the hotel. So, let us change this words in little and pleasent attentions that we would like to dedicate to you ... more   less 
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