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Pension Marilos
Ranked #22 of 30 Boquete B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Super good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

The price we payed for a big double room with privat bathroom was too good too be true!
The host is realy nice, speaks super good english and spanish and can help you with allmost anything.
There is also two quit dogs and a very cute bird!
Realy clean rooms and also the rest of the house is very clean. :)

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HenrikSandberg76
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lyon, France
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

I occupied alone during 4 days, a double room with shared bathroom for $10 per night. The room was large and well decorated. Guests can use a large and well furnished kitchen, and a dinning room. The pension is clean and rooms are made daily.
The owner gave me appropriate advices to organise several activities around.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Pension Marilos is superb value!

I was very impressed that I got such a nice room for just $20 a night. The room was extremely spacious and clean and so was the private bathroom. The room is nicely decorated and and furnished and has a comfortable, welcoming feel. The rooms were cleaned everyday.
The pension itself is charming and homely, there is a nice dining area and beautiful kitchen that you can use aswell as a cosy tv room.
Location wise it is very close to all the restaurants, tour companies and the main square but Boquete is very small so everywhere is within 5 minutes walk.
I've read a previous review that took issue with the shower being too cold but in my experience although only lukewarm it was never unbearably cold.
Overall I think this is an excellent place to stay in an equally excellent and picturesque town and I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LucasGR89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Very nice, clean, comfortable rooms at Pension Marilos. The prices are extremely reasonable for what you get! This is a great place to relax at night and get a very comfortable sleep. There is also a kitchen with a very nice dining room, good wifi, hot water and a very friendly parrot who greets you when you walk in the door.

Boquete is a fabulous little town and places like this make it more enjoyable.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Pension Marilos was probably the best place we have stayed during our trip so far. It's so cheap, ($10 dollars each for a private room with private bath) especially for what you get. The room was really nice and absolutely spotless. It's a quiet place, apart from the parrot, so its lovely after a day of hiking in Boquete. It's cheaper than the hostel on the square and is only a two minute walk down the road from the restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MaaikePC
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in early May. We had stumbled upon it on the internet when looking at reviews for other hostels and decided to give it a go. It didn't start well when we called to make a reservation and Frank said he wouldn't take reservations. We tried again another time and he relented. We were not greeted with the warmest of welcomes and were a little concerned but there was no doubt the room was great value, very large, super clean with ensuite (only lukewarm water though) but for $20 a night it was clearly great value (especially as we saw some of the other hostels in town where friends were staying that charge more for considerably less).
There is a good kitchen you are welcome to use and wi-fi (a little unstable at times). After a day or so Frank warmed up and he had some interesting stories to share. The atmosphere is very quiet but that suited us fine.
In Boquete be careful of information, everyone has a different answer (including Frank) and very few people seem to know anything about public transport, treks etc.
Franks parrot is very talkative and ask Frank to get him to go for a walk into the dark room, you will swear a practical joke is being played with the amazing sounds it can make. During the week the women who work here live with their children and it can be a little noisy and chaotic but no big deal.
If you want a super clean (cleaned everyday, daily change of towel!!!) good sized room and don't mind a lack of atmosphere and the lowest price in town this is your place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed at Pension Marilos for 4 nights in June 2013. It was an excellent value at US$20 / night. The atmosphere is very laid back and the owner and the workers are all friendly and non-obtrusive. The parrot and the dogs are cute, but the parrot is a little bit noisy (and sounds like a per-pubescent goat).

The rooms are big and airy and nice for the money.

The hot water wasn't working in one of the rooms we took-- however the laid back atmosphere made it easy to swap to a better room.

Room Tip: Choose a garden-side room-- the street-side rooms get a bit noisy and are much less private.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank worlando52
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Additional Information about Pension Marilos

Property: Pension Marilos
Address: Entrega General, Boquete, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Boquete, Chiriqui in Western Panama, Pension Marilos is consistently recommended as one of the best hotels in Panama for travelers. Owned and operated by Frank Glavas, with his welcoming attitude, fluent English & Spanish, and extensive knowledge of the local area, Frank has made Pension Marilos a preferred resting stop for many travelers. ... more   less 
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