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Vallejo, CA
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Sol y Mar is a stunningly beautiful property, featuring beautiful views of Santa Catalina and beyond. Close to town and the water, but high enough for peace, quiet, and serenity. Owner Luis Silva is a great host, engaging and informative (and not just about surfing, about which he is passionate). Highly, highly recommended.

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your kind words,we work hard to have our guests as pleased as you seem to be. Hope to see you here again

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

- Santa Catalina: don't expect full infrastructure in Sant Catalina, it's a very remote place - The garden and accommodation: Louis has created a wonderful little paradise on top o the hill just at the entrance of Santa Cataline; anything up there has been hard work and he has done it with love and his heard! The rooms are clean...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest so pleasing to read reviews like yours,that explain what our place tries to provide to our guests:good sleep in beautiful,relaxing surroundings topped by great food and service. Thank you for taking your time to express your satisfaction,hopefully your comment will make others want to enjoy our special place Hope to see you here again sometime

Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Hotel Sol y Mar is an excellent option when you want to enjoy Surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. We arrived at a very wet day and our 2x4 was still able to drive up the hill, so the driver might be a factor as well. The first six rooms are big and the have a very relaxing porch at which...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your nice words about sol y mar,we are happy that you had a nice time. Hope to see you here again with your friends when they come to visit you

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Located up hill (you need a 4x4, or walk the stairs with your luggage). Staff is friendly and flexible. Room is not that clean, shower didn't work properly, and bugs are free to come in (windows do not close properly, but there is a mosquito net). Is okay, but not for 80 dollar: there are better alternatives in Santa Catalina...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for writing your opinion about Sol y mar.It is important we know your opinion,even if it wash´t a good one such as yours. We take great attention to all details but the cleaning of the rooms is our main concern.There fore,wish you would have told us if something was wrong with the cleaning of the room...

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Nice relax cabin-style hotel. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He offered late check-out without us yet asking for it. The young international staff has a always a smile left and helps a lot too. The cabins have A/C and are very clean and comfortable. Hence, perfect servicing around. There is a nice little swimming pool on top of...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your nice review about sol y mar.Me and all the staff put our best effort to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable and its important to know that so many feel that way and would stay with us again. Would like to have you visit us again in the future

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

This beautiful hotel is located in a Hill surrounded by mango, lemon and cashewtrees as well as banana plants. The owner is really nice, helpful and always has funny and interesting stories to tell. The cabins are clean and comfi. There is also a pool and the best WiFi in town. Even tough you have to climb up the hill...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review,its good to see that our guests have good memories of the time they pass with us. We will continue to do our best so that our guests feel like they belong to the Sol y Mar family

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 April 2014

PROs: A nice hotel, which consists of several different 2 room houses/bungalows, spread along a steep hill with a good distance between them. The restaurant is on the top of the hill, where is the owners house and the swimming pool. From the restaurant you can enjoy nice seaviews in 2 directions. Generally nice views from the rooms, even if...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at your hotel.Even if the rating you give us on some respect is not the best,we can see that you had a pleasant stay. Regarding your observation that our price was high,maybe you stayed with us during Easter,as you say that you came in April.If so,and the same in Carnival...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We recently visited Santa Catalina and had the privilege of staying at Sol y Mar. The rooms sit atop a most beautiful view. The pool at the top of the hill also grants stunning views of the town and landscape. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. My only regret was not staying longer!

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our place,we are happy to know you have no other regrets then not having stayed longer. Hope to get your visit again in the future

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This hostel is located on a little hill with a beautiful view and offers beautiful modern rooms with aircondition, private veranda and hammocks to relax. The owner and his wife are really helpful and nice. It has a nice clean pool next to the outside restaurant area and breakfast is included which is simple but really delicious. We had a...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments,we are pleased every time a guest expresses that he had a good time and would recommend it to others,as this is what makes see that our efforts are appreciated The fact that you took your time to make this review will probably send other guests our way and for that we thank you,hoping to...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 31 March 2014

First, if you have difficulties walking and you don't have a car, this is not your place as you have to climb 70 steps to get to your room. If point 1 does not apply this is the place to stay as the price quality ratio is pretty good. Even if you are not staying here climb up for a...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest,thank you for spending the time to give your comments about our place in such an honest positive manner. It is good for us to know that you think your time here was worth it and that you have such positive memories of your stay at Sol y Mar. Hope to have you stay with us some other time

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located along the main street in Santa Catalina,600 meters from Santa Catalina beach,on a hill overlooking the ocean,Sol y Mar offers 9 spacious rooms, all with air conditioned, private bath with hot shower, satellite TV, mini-fridge,safe-deposit box,terrace, internet (in restaurant area). Six of the rooms have two double beds and a sofa-bed, so they can accommodate up to 5 people Some of the rooms has an additional bunk bed,so can sleep 7.There are three new rooms each with a King bed. We also have a restaurant with pool table,ping-pong and a swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol y Mar

Address: Calle principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: RM334 - RM480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Sol y Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Request a room on the lower tier of this hotel if you don't care to walk up stairs.”
PanaTravelRoo, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For couples the King room in the villa has a wonderful view.”
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dpassena, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 5 & 6 for veranda views, and also hammocks on veranda!”
579MartinW579, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for Room 7....laying in bed looking through french doors out to the water is worth it so very much worth it!”
allanmQ7052EM, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Great access to the Surf and Dive Sites. Very safe, clean and comfortable.”
marcg523, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
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