I recently spent a couple days at the Haven in Boquette, Panama. My thoughts and comments:
The place and rooms are very clean!!
Showers are huge with plenty of hot water (nice at that cool elevation)
Beds are very comfortable with plenty of pillows
Numerous outlets in the room (often lacking in many hotels)
Luggage racks in the rooms (also lacking in some hotels)
Staff was excellent, friendly and helpful.
Large flat screen TV
Tea & cool water available all day in the reception area (nice)
It is rather far out of town - Yes yes the owner says 1 km and can be walked in 6 minutes. Actually it took us a bit longer as we don’t speed walk. But still it’s removed and if you want to pop out for a sandwich or drink it does take some planning. We walked it numerous times but at night coming back from dinner I recommend a taxi. In addition nothing is really close by that includes restaurants, tiendas, etc.
The room I stayed in was small and opened out to a small patio which occasionally had people walking by. Limited privacy.
The walls are thin and we could easily hear people in the next room. Plus people entering or exiting their rooms could be easily heard
Breakfasts are far below the standard of the intended caliber of this hotel. Actually billed as “breakfast in your room” is a bag of granola and a banana. This is a common comment from other guests. When mentioned to the owner he graciously accepted the comments and knows he needs to do something about this “breakfast” issue. But for the type of place he is creating and the price being charged it’s unacceptable in my book.
There are numerous other choices in the area and for the price charged I would look elsewhere next time I travel to Boquette
- 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, hot tub, relaxation areas & garden. This is a truly tranquil place (minimum age is 18), a child-free zone. Rooms have AIR-CON, some have 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 one queen bed and kitchenette. International practitioners, spa and health treatments. By car 2 minutes, walking 8 to 12 minutes. Lots of restaurants are close by. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Haven Hotel Boquete