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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We really liked that place: - The people were super friendly. - It was all really clean. - The breakfast was good. - The dinner was delicious. - The rooms are spacious with ac, good bed, good shower, mini fridge

1 Thank master z
Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

It was elegant, confortable, and with excellent service. Nice place to relax, taking long walks at the beach. I´ve thought on booking the whole facility for a family retreat on next holy week. Totaly recommended.

2 Thank RobertoBernal
Panama Province, Panama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I went with my wife and 2 daughters. Fantastic and relaxing place, you feel like you are at home, Great staff, clean rooms with cable TV and ac , the best hamburgers that i have ever tried they also have a good selection of beers.

1 Thank Oscar S
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We did had a nice time, good room, and it was a great way to spend ou last days in panama, not to far away from Panama city..Food, diner and breakfast where good. The staf and the owner very nice, and helpfull. We had the first day no hot water, thought that was normal, but some other guest said somethng... More 

1 Thank margasuvaal
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We had a terrible experience with this hotel. We travel extensively and have never experienced such disregard for our well being as with this stay. The power went out during the day and stayed out throughout the night. The owner/manager left without any notification to us and no explanation. He locked everything up including a gate to exit from the... More 

5 Thank Vick1962
manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Vicky We am really sorry about your experience. power supply on most of the areas of the country of Panama had been a mayor problem a week before you arrive we had mayor power fluctuation affecting even our equipment. that Tuesday power went out during the afternoon in and it came back at 9.45pm I am really sorry that... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Small clean friendly lodge with surprisingly good food at the end of a dead end, partially dirt road off the InterAmerican Highway. Shares a small pool with shade and a restaurant with a bigger, not as nice place, Bayview. Be aware of 18 tides on Pacific coast. Surf crashes into sea wall at high tide. Walk 300 yards over rocky/sand... More 

Thank hmathewson
manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review. We are glad that you enjoy your stay in our place and enjoy the food in our place. yes tide difference are amazing here every 6 hours the place completely change Just one thing the property in front of us is an independent business from us. we don't share the pool with them thanks Ivan... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This is a quiet little place at the end of the road off the PanAm Highway. It was peaceful and relaxing, a good respite after three days in Panama City. There was a bar and restaurant on the premises; we partook of the beer, but the bar/restaurant closed before 8:30 the Saturday night we were there. We ate dinner at... More 

1 Thank juliethefirehorse
manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Hello thanks for your review. yes tide changes are a mayor concert here if you want to take full advantage of your day at the beach just the manager in shift when is the high tide and which is the best spot to go. About the rate it was a little higher than usual because it was at the beginning... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We had a problem with the booking, they doubled and we could not stay . We were offered to stay in another hotel nearby called Bellamar that meets the basic to hang out on the beach , service was very good nonetheless . My boyfriend and I hope to go to Manglar Lodge and enjoy it . We Tried just... More 

1 Thank Ingrid H
Mt. Vernon
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We arrived to Panama City and got on a bus for an hour or so ride to San Carlos to spend our first night at Manglar Lodge. This is our second visit to this place. The rooms are comfortable with AC and a TV and a small balcony. The food is excellent with a variety of choices and reasonably priced.... More 

2 Thank AnnMt_Vernon
manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us again! is always good to se our guest returning year after year. we are happy that you enjoy our place and the beach of Palmar. Sea turtles are not common here you were lucky Thanks Ivan marquez Owner More 

Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stayed in three different hotels in Panama, and Manglar Lodge was absolutely my favourite far and away. We were really unsure what we were getting into going to El Palmar - we just wanted to get to a beach and go surfing, and choosing a place to stay where there are only a few accommodations can be sketchy. But... More 

2 Thank 122Courtney
manglarlodge, Owner at Manglar Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time and writing a review of our place. we are glad that you enjoy our place and that my tip of visiting the Laguna de San carlos was the highlight of the trip. That is one of my favourite spots around here. I enjoy giving tips and information to our guest so they can have... More 

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you like nature and comfort, you'll enjoy your stay at Manglar Lodge. Located at El Palmar beach on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama, Manglar Lodge offers the visitor four cozy and clean rooms, WiFi, a lounge terrace and gardens where you can relax on the sun, read and watch birds and butterflies. Sometimes you can also see iguanas, squirrels and opossums. The high tides will bring you nice sunsets next to the mangrove and, depending on the river and swell conditions, you can also try surfing or bodyboarding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manglar Lodge

Address: Calle 1 Norte | El Palmar, San Carlos 33172, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > San Carlos
Price Range: RM413 - RM485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manglar Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room 4 is GREAT! Also, even though you cannot see the ocean from the room, you can hear it, so it is very soothing!”
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