I was very pleased with the look and quality of this hotel. At first arrival in Boquete, I was not certain how far up the road from the main town center it would be, but it was actually within an easy five minute stroll, so no problem at all. There are several very good restaurants in town and along the road to and from the hotel.
This facility is fairly new and has a clean, modern feel to it with some stylish décor. My corner upstairs room looked out to a nice view of the tropical hills.
I did have some communication issues with the staff before I left from the U.S. I requested the special they offered of a room for $44 a night if you indicate that you saw them on TripAdvisor. They replied with a quote for 158/night, then as I responded, they dropped it to 88/night, but indicated that meant the 44/night for two nights. I would pay one night at their regular rate, then get the discount on arrival. So, I paid 57.45 for one night up front. I took a photocopy of the deal advertisement just in case. However, they still got me, saying the deal was only good for one night (I stayed two). This limitation is not mentioned in the ad, and I told them that was not good policy, but at least I got the one night’s discount with a bit of work and insistence. If you go, be sure to get it all spelled out and take photos of any deals like that so you can claim them.
That said, the staff was reasonably friendly, but not especially so. Less able to deal with me in English or my bad Spanish, but that is no fault of theirs.
I plan to return to Boquete in the next year or two, and I would definitely return to this hotel. Even without the online promotional pricing, the cost was reasonable for the quality. Also, it was nice to be next to town but not right in it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country style small hotel in Boquete, Chiriquí. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, featuring the best climate in Panama. La Casa de la Abuela is a family owned small hotel built on the grounds of our grandmother's house where four generations of our family were born and raised. Our beautiful rooms have mountain views, the family rooms have independent outside entrance and can accommodate families or groups of 3-4 people.Recently added 2 new Family Villa with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full equipment kitchen, dining and living room and terrace. These villas are full equipped to make your stay an excellent experience. These villas can accommodate 6 people. The hotel has free WI-Fi internet connection. We have an outside terrace with breathtaking views of the mountain.We are located on the main street, walking distance to restaurants, bar and shops. ... more less
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