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“Excellent b&b with nature within”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Di Pietra

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Casa Di Pietra
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San Marcos, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent b&b with nature within”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

My girlfiend and I were looking for a comfortable place in el Valle to spend the weekend and relax. Casa Di Pietra offers that tranquility and comfort nearby from the main street from El Valle. The room has no a/c but in el valle you dont need them since its quite fresh during the night. The room includes a mosquito net, if the bugs bother you. The owner is really nice and friendley. Just becareful when you park at night, its dark and i hit my defense on the back of my car. The breakfast is definatelt worth it!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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NY
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149 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

Casa Di Pietra is a superb place to enjoy El Valle for a few days. The house is spotless and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful. Be sure that you are around in the early evening to have happy hour with the owner Luis. He recommended a restaurant we would never have found on our own, and the meal was memorable. Positives about the room: comfortable, open to the outside, good breeze, no AC needed, notably excellent water pressure. Minuses, albeit minor: must not be squeamish about a few bugs, must be able to negotiate stairs if on the top floor, only accepts cash. Although it's centrally located in El Valle, make sure you take Luis' map with you or you may have some trouble finding it. The minuses are not really significant...Casa Di Pietra deserves an excellent rating.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Di Pietra. Luis the owner is having back problems so there was not the cocktail hour not the dinners. None the less Luis is a good guy and was very helpful to us. The place is nice and comfortable. Beds are a bit small for two very large Americans but you can get a room with more than one bed. Grounds and area are beautiful. Breakfast was tasty and Luis's staff were all helpful. We stayed multiple nights and the room was not cleaned every day. The wind was very strong while we were in El Valle. It got so strong it knocked out the electricty. You can walk into town and the bird watching is very good in this area.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Panama Province, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Luis, the owner, is a lovely man. He met us in the parking lot upon arrival, and Jose walked us up to our room. There is not an elevator so be warned, and the steps are interestingly fun to walk up but could prove difficult for some (only if you stay on third floor). Our room had a queen size bed along with a twin bed, and the balcony had two wonderful rocking chairs along with a table and two chairs. The beds have mosquito netting over them which we felt nestled under as we slept to the blowing winds of El Valle, the fan and the sounds of the birds and fireworks (there was a festival in town). Be forewarned that there aren't screens on the windows, and there isn't air conditioning. It reminded my husband of his summers staying with his grandparents when the nights were actually cool from the breezes and, yes, little bugs do come into the room. I have never stayed in a B&B room much less a hotel room without A/C and thoroughly enjoyed my room up in the trees. Luis would chat with us once we came back from our daily travels (in his house we would go to talk, and we met his friendly son), he provided us with delicious breakfasts (pancakes one morning and eggs the other), and we had a happy hour with the four other guests another night. The grounds are beautiful and lush, it is quiet and serene, and Luis made us feel at home. An exceptional place to stay when in El Valle.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Penonome, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

This is a wonderful and charming bed and breakfast at a fantastic value. The owner and his son were both very accomodating, and the rest of the staff was very friendly. I travelled with my boyfriend on public transportation, and was happy to find that their location is not a far walk from the main downtown and other attractions. The breakfast was wonderful, and the hotel is very private which was a plus for me. The interior of our room was romantic and roomy with windows all around, and we had a nice little balcony. The guest rooms come with a fan, which is all you really need to stay cool if you are in the room during the day. The bathroom has a hair dryer in it which was a pleasant surprise because I haven't seen many on my travels through Panama. There were so many little details that made this B&B such a charming place, like quaint sitting areas, a small pond in the backyard, and books to read in a common area; it was everything I had hoped for. You will be missing out if travel to El Valle and don't stay a few nights here!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach, Washington
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

Charming accommodation in an architecturally unique guest house. Our second floor balcony overlooked the tropical landscape along a stream busy with bird life. Great location with easy access off the main road. Short walk to town, restaurants, and trails. Our host, Luis, invited us to a cocktail hour our first evening, where we enjoyed conversations with other guests. Breakfast was served in same room providing even more opportunity for lively discussions with fellow travelers.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

My husband and I traveled to Panama for 6 days and only had our first night in the City booked. We knew we wanted to see Gamboa and also El Valle, so we booked this wonderful bed and breakfast based upon the excellent Tripadvisor reviews last minute. We were so lucky! Luis, the owner, was so helpful and made our stay so inviting. From a wonderful breakfast provided on the terrace to wine and music in the evenings in the wine cellar. Casa di Pietra is so welcoming and beautiful if we did not have jobs and children awaiting us we never would have left. Luis even made suggestions for dinner AND made our reservations. We did not have a car and it was a longer walk..no worries..he has his son drive us and pick us up.
This is by far a BEAUTIFUL place owned by a BEAUTIFUL person!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Di Pietra

Property: Casa Di Pietra
Address: El Gaital #46 | Casa #46, El Valle de Anton 1000, Panama
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Region: Panama > Cocle Province > El Valle de Anton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in El Valle de Anton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Di Pietra has six comfortable suites with private balcony. Magnificent views from each room and direct contact with nature are only a few of our features. Our hotel offers accommodations for adults only because we want our guests to relax and enjoy the peace and silence that can only be found in this charming valley. Nature is all around you here. You will be able to appreciate different species of wildlife from the comfort of your room, or you can choose to go up close and see them for yourself. ... more   less 
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