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Hotel Santa Catalina Panama

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came back for my annual pilgrimage to Santa Catalina. Jon and Kenny keep improving the experience... The hotel amenities continue to be the best in town. They just added a completely new Yoga area, and a well appointed Surf Shop. But, I was most impressed with the new restaurant, Pescao! (that's pescado (fish) in Panamanian). The restaurant focuses on...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

We are truly pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Santa Catalina, and that you had a wonderful dining experience at Pescao Restaurant. We pride ourselves on providing the very best service we possibly can, and we appreciate you telling the world about it through your review. We look forward to your next visit, and thanks again for choosing...

Lafayette, Colorado
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I co-led a retreat here for one week at the beginning of March. The hotel was beautiful, comfortable and peaceful and the location is awesome - just minutes walk to the beach - a view which you could also enjoy from the infinite pool. They have an onsite restaurant/bar and we all loved the food - it was spectacular and...

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hotelsantacatalina, Director General at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

We are honored that you enjoyed our service and it is a pleasure to share our little slice of paradise with such a wonderful person as yourself. We greatly appreciate your review, and thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Catalina. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks again.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself is very beautiful and well maintained with a small and cozy swimming pool . The service is good but the only minus from my experience it was the food ... we ordered a whole sea bass fried and ... it was not fresh it smelled very wired and when we told the waiter about it she immediately...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience with the fried whole fish at our restaurant. This is the first time we have encountered a situation like this. We purchase freshly caught fish on a daily basis, however, we don't know how this particular...

Reviewed 16 March 2017

While on a visit in early March of 2017, I was astonished by the accommodations of the Hotel Santa Catalina. The property itself is gorgeous and well maintained (they watered everything early in the morning so everything was very lush and green.) There are many styles and sizes of rooms to choose from. We stayed in Room 6 ( bunk...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

We are honored that you enjoyed our service and it is a pleasure to share our little slice of paradise with such a wonderful person as yourself. We greatly appreciate your review, and thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Catalina. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks again.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were recently at Hotel Santa Catalina for a yoga retreat. I cant say enough about how wonderful this place is. The staff are wonderful, the food is incredible, the location is perfect. We stayed in Gobernadora and it was fantastic- very clean and welcoming. The property itself is very clean, safe, and well kept. If the opportunity arises I...

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hotelsantacatalina, Director General at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

We are honored that you enjoyed our service and it is a pleasure to share our little slice of paradise with such a wonderful person as yourself. We greatly appreciate your review, and thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Catalina. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks again.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We spent a week here for a surf and yoga retreat. What an amazing place without a moment of feeling bored. The hotel is uber clean, peaceful and the best food you'll find in most of the country. All the staff went out of their way to accommodate everyone in the retreat and was always smiling and kind. Our retreat...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

We are honored that you enjoyed our service and it is a pleasure to share our little slice of paradise with such a wonderful person as yourself. We greatly appreciate your review, and thank you for choosing Hotel Santa Catalina. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks again.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was part of a week-long trip tribe yoga/surf getaway in February. It was amazing! Vickie and Sergio were great hosts. We were a larger group and they were very accommodating. As was the rest of the staff, especially when we all showed up all at once to order drinks - definitely try the passion fruit daiquiri if you go!...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Hotel Santa Catalina, and we greatly appreciate your stay with us! We look forward to serving you again in the near future! Thanks again.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Santa Catalina is a small surf town with lots of options for as small as it is. Hotel Santa Catalina is run by a fabulous couple that know a lot about the area. The rooms are nice and the beds were comfortable and adequately air conditioned. Surfing is a must and the hotel runs a surf shop/lessons on site. They...

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Hotel Santa Catalina! Your review of our hotel is much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to your next visit!

Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Vicki and Sergio are fantastic hosts, and the rest of the staff is great. Rooms are nice and location is fabulous. WiFi is spotty, but vacation shouldn't be spent on your phone or laptop. Access to paddle boarding and kayaking is great.

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hotelsantacatalina, General Manager at Hotel Santa Catalina Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at Hotel Santa Catalina, and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. During the last few weeks the internet service provider Cable & Wireless Mas Movil has had some technical difficulties which is why the service has not been very consistent, but we consulted with the customer service at Cable & Wireless...

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I stayed here for a week in February 2017. The staff was amazing, the food was delicious, and the views were beautiful. The beach right at the property is rock, but at high tide you can paddleboard. A really nice sand beach is within easy walking distance just down the road. If you are considering this area for a trip,...

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Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Santa Catalina is an 11 room boutique beachfront hotel located directly in front of the world class surf break in Santa Catalina, Veraguas Province of Panama. The hotels location is ideal for anyone coming to Santa Catalina to surf, dive, fish or just hang out at the beach or islands. Short walking distance from all the restaurants, bars, village center and other beaches. Coiba Island and Cebaco Island is within a short boat ride from the property for diving and snorkeling activities. Santa Catalina Island is just a 10 minute paddle on Kayak or Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP), which are both free to our guests. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with memory foam beds, 100% cotton bed linens, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with hot water, mini-refrigerator, cable TV, safe, and kitchenettes in the suite rooms. Our award winning ocean front "Pescao" seafood restaurant serves a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner (not included in room rate), open every day of the week from 7 am to 10 pm. Our on-site yoga studio is also available for yoga classes. We offer free use of our Kayaks, Surfboards, Skateboards and Bicycles through our on-site surf shop (Santa Catalina Surf Shop). Massage services are also available upon request. Previously known as Kenny's Surf Camp (since 1981), in 2010 the hotel was completely re-designed and re-built, using all natural sustainable materials including stone, rock, clay tile, and local tropical hardwoods. With a blend of Spanish-Colonial and tropical architectural style, Hotel Santa Catalina Panama offers a unique look and feel with professional bilingual service staff and ideal location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Catalina Panama

Address: | Route to Playa Estero. Playa Santa Catalina, Santa Catalina, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: RM343 - RM530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Catalina Panama 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Note: Not all rooms come with coffee makers.”
natert2017, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would pick a suite!”
421amyk, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for suite away from the parking area, closer to the lounge and sea.”
akerstreamj, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“quieter rooms will be the suites.”
bluebird200868, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a kitchenette if you plan to stay longer”
usherMocha, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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