My husband and I spent three nights at Los Mandarinos on a recent trip to Panama. Both the buildings and grounds were absolutely spectacular, and neat as a pin. The service was adequate but not remarkable. I wished I had brushed up more on my Spanish because few employees spoke English, so making tour arrangements and getting area info was difficult. It appeared we were one of just 3 or 4 couples staying there each night. This might sound like paradise to some travelers but it made us feel conspicuous and awkward. In addition, nothing seemed to be fully operating: the jacuzzi in the pool was off, the pool hadn't been cleaned, the spa had limited hours (and yet was somewhat pushy) and, most disappointing, the bar closed early each night. We had looked forward to having a glass or two of wine on the lovely deck of O'Pedro's each night, but only one night did it stay open past 9 (it was supposed to be open until 10). If I stayed here again, I would buy a bottle of wine in town and get a room with a balcony. Breakfast was good--eggs cooked to order, toast, a cheese and meat plate, fresh fruit and juice. Dinner at Casa de Lourdes was pretty good as well, but the prices and ambience in town are much better--I would especially recommend Bruschetta's. Be advised there is not much to comfortably walk to from this hotel. I thought we would be closer to town than we were, but we definitely needed our car, for quick trips to town as well as longer excursions. All in all, this is a great find, and we got it at a great price (about $130/night, based on our 3 day stay), but be ready for some serious peace and quiet and independence.
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