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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great Service, family like in a modest but clean facilities. Great place to start and finish birding tours. Kees is the best guide in the region, he always find the birds. I will return for sure in the near future.

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Rolando J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Best regards

Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Couple Kees and Loes are perfect hostages and their service is great. They have a beautifull B&B were nature comes first. The hummingbirds are amazing plus the home vulture Victor. The B&B is remote, but is an excellent way to go to the beautifull island of Coiba. Cees and Loes organize beautifull trips to this gem. Cees was our...

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello robinsmit, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again in the future. Best regards

Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent three nights and was very pleased. Rooms are modern and the grounds are immaculate. The food is first rate and the staff very accommodating to odd hours. There are many trails on the grounds for nature exploration.

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Paul O, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our place and we hope to see you again. Best regards

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Heliconia with our kids ages 9 and 7 for winter break. The B&B was booked our first night in Malena so Heliconia offered to help book us at the clean and friendly (Spanish only) Hostal Iguana about a mile further down the road and across the road from a lovely local beach and locals-run turtle hatching area....

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at our B&B and the trip to Coiba.

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We spent 2 nights at Heliconia and liked it very much. The hosts are so nice and warm people. Really enjoyed breakfast and dinner. The setting of the place is perfect; easy to find, quick drive to beach, sourrounded by nature and animals. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and have AC. We will come back very soon and I...

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Suza210, Thank you for writing a review. Rest assured that Lincoln's shirt is in safe hands and will be there when you return (is it the blue or the white one? Or both??). Tuna fishing is good at the moment, so we have fresh steaks! Best regards,

Zebiya
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Perfect place to admire nature and birds. Dinner and breakfast are fantastic, and owners very friendly, they will give you any advice you may require. The place is calm, perfectly equipped and well located for going to the beach.

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Eric_Claptop, Thank you for writing a review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and we hope you will visit us again. Best regards

New York
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent an all too brief stay at the Heliconia and can't wait to get back. We made a last minute booking with the Heliconia when our hotel in Mariato ran out of water. Luckily for us, there was a room available. Loes, one of the owners, was great! She prepared a vegetarian dinner to accommodate us....

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Leonard G., Thank you for writing a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our B&B. We look forward to meeting you again. Best regards

new york city
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The Heliconia B&B has well designed large, light filled rooms with A/C and ceiling fan, each with a sliding door to a terrace furnished with a sofa, table & hammock and a view of the exuberant garden path to the property's nature preserve trails. The hosts are multi lingual, super friendly and knowledgable, the food is tasty and well prepared,...

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Nancy C., Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our B&B and we look forward to seeing you again.

Prague
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

When I found about this accommodation I was looking so much forward, so maybe fault is on my side. I will start with the house, it is nice and common space has a character, but we didn't like our room at all. It was already quite dark and it has darker wood furniture with dark bed covers so it does...

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Barcatko, We are sorry that the room was not entirely to your liking and not clean enough for you. We will make sure that rooms will be better cleaned in the future. We usually ask guests how often they want to have their room cleaned, but must have forgotten in your case. We apologise for that oversight. We are...

Kirkland, Washington, United States
Reviewed 1 February 2016

It was wonderful returning to Heliconia, to our virtual PanamaMama and Papa. The owners have become good friends. Their experiences have made them excellent hosts. Each speaks several languages (Spanish, Dutch, English among them). An extensive breakfast including homemade yogurt, bread, and bowl of mixed fresh fruits, and three-course dinners are available. Vegans, vegetarians and celiacs can be catered to,...

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Kees G, Owner at Hotel Heliconia, responded to this review

Hello Lani R., Thanks for another glowing review. We were almost blushing when we read it. We do not run diving trips ourselves, but a PADI-certified dive-instructor has just set up business very close to us. And on his first outing with divers, they saw a 2 m hammerhead shark (harmless) near Isla Caleta (west tip of Cebaco), so it...

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Additional Information about Hotel Heliconia

Address: Carretera Principal 8 Km South of Mariato | Palmilla, Mariato, Malena, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Malena
Price Range: £36 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Always choose the A/C room”
 of 5 bubbles RolandoJ_12, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only three guest rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 429PaulO, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi is spotty in the room farthest from the deck.”
 of 5 bubbles LaniR860, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Pick any. They are all great”
 of 5 bubbles 98chips, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“It would be difficult to get a bad room. It is a small boutique hotel.”
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