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“Enjoyed Everything !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Haven and Spa
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence
Boquete
1 review
“Enjoyed Everything !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

A truly beautiful place to stay and to also enjoy the Spa as well. First class equipment and a great staff for all their services. I really enjoyed my massages (6) the best, and they were just excellent ! A full hour of just a wonderful relaxing rub down with soft music, and some oil & great hands.

The grounds are also kept up very nicely and the building has lots of natural light with a very comfortable setting.

Met several other guest from all over and learned a lot more about Panama.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent but the New Suite are the BEST !
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Ixelles, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

We only stayed at the Haven for a couple of days. The reason we chose this hotel was that we wanted to relax a bit in between all of the other visits we planned in Panama and to have a good bed after the hikes we scheduled in Boquete. We were not disappointed at all! We arrived late the first day after a fex exhausting bus rides and the host made us feel very welcome. He immediately led us to our room and the paperwork was for the next day when we would be less tired. Everytime we saw him he wanted to know if everything was ok, and if we needed anything (eg taxis, which was very helpful because getting a taxi in Boquete was not as easy as it is in Panama City). The room itself was very nice and clean, with a very comfortable bed and a nice terrace surrounded by plants. Breakfast (cereal, fruits) and coffee were available in the room, so we could take it when we wanted (outside on our terrace of course). We only used the spa facilities once, to relax after a hike. Staff in the main building was very nice and helpful as well, explaining how we could use the jacuzzi, the infrared and the steam cabin. Enjoying the jacuzzi with view on the nice garden and the moutain behind was a real treat. Highly recommended! (small tip: upon arriving, ask the taxi driver to take you to the Spa.. not all of the taxi drivers knew the name of the hotel, but they all know where the Spa is.)

If you want to enjoy the nature that Boquete has to offer, I would also like to recommend Explora Ya (on the main road in the centre, but better to contact by mail or phone before).

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at The Haven in Boquete. We wish that we didn't have such a busy schedule so that we could have spent a little more time relaxing there. The exercise room is really great and we had massages and a facial that was wonderful. The staff is friendly, professional and helpful. It is a beautiful facility. Highly recommend staying there but think that three days would have been better than two.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Very modern and relaxing. Amazing staff that go beyond to help with your needs. The place is beautiful with some nice elements of nature. The only problem woukd be that we didnt stay enough nights.

Alexandra the receptionist was especially nice and helped accomodate for our schedules.

  • Stayed February 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013 via mobile

An intimate setting away from the bustle of downtown Boquete. The room was immaculate with the most comfortable bed I have slept in for a long time. The owners and staff went out of their way to take an interest and your needs. I felt like I could leave my door unlocked without consequence! I hope to move to Boquete because of experiences like the 1 at The Haven Hotel & Spa...Kudos

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

I stayed at the Haven for 4 nights later January. The room was spacious and had a great bed. Patio doors lead to a private terrace, great for morning coffee. Breakfast is in the room which was perfect for me. The facilities of the hotel were clean and better than anything else I saw in Boquete. I also had a massage and facial too.
It's more of a retreat than a hotel. There's no restaurant or bar. It's a short walk in to town where there's lots of good restaurants. Don't be put off by the exterior of some!
I would recommend the Haven as one of the best places to stay if you are looking for relaxation. The staff are terrific and it's obvious that they care about their guests.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. The room was very well appointed with a huge bathroom and a nice little balcony which backed onto the garden. The spa facilities were pretty good, there was a lap pool for swimming and a hot tub, there was also a sauna and steam room (although I couldn't figure out how to operate it). The front desk staff were very helpful, but they left at 7pm so after that you were on your own. The hotel has quite a serene feel to it there are 2 large grapefruit trees, one in the front in the middle of the parking lot and another in the back. There is a nice common room for guest use and the wifi system worked well. If you are splurging and want to treat yourself this hotel is a good option, it is a little pricey, but worth it.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Haven and Spa
Address: Ave A Oeste, Boquete 0413, Panama (Formerly The Haven Hotel and Spa)
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Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Boquete
#1 Family Hotel in Boquete
#1 Romantic Hotel in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Haven and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Haven Spa it set in a quiet location yet it's only 1km from town. The facilities include - fully equipped gym, exercise pool, infrared saunas, steam, yoga center, Jacuzzi relaxation areas and garden. This is a truely tranquil hotel as the minimum age is 18, a child-free zone. Hotel main rooms have AIR-CON, large bathrooms with two sinks, comfortable (pillow top mattresses) king size beds, ceiling fan, flat scene TV and DVD, coffee and tea making facilities, safe deposit box, quality sheets and towels, use of robes, mini fridge, hair dryer, outside terrace, parking, etc. Two rooms are standard with queen beds one with a kitchenette. International practitioners, spa and health treatments. By car 2 minutes, walking 8 to 12 minutes, nearest restaurant 5 minute walk. ... more   less 
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