It is this kind of place that gives the evolution of the Panamanian Tourist industry a bad name. A previous poster used the words 'Jurrasic Park' - well that conjures up the right mental images. In the lobby a fifty-year old picture boasts Campestre to be the idyllic destination away from Panama City at $3 per night. Well, that's about where it has evolved to in terms of value.
What a waste of a prime location. The setting is beautiful, spacious, albeit the grounds do this lush region of Panama little justice. The presentation of the buildings and infrastructure seem to stem directly out of the fifties. The signs that asks forgiveness during remodelling seems to be a permanent fixture that has been screwed to the wall a long time ago.
The rooms are clean but very sparse and dated. Breakfast? We didn't SEE ANYONE by the time we left 10:00am the next morning... The dining room appeared to be in a state of disarray from previous days, certainly not the previous night as we were the only guests in the place.
All in all we felt that we have had better presentation in surfers' accommodation on the beaches of Bocas del Torro, Chiriqui and Veraguas, or mom&pop places in the backwoods of Colce. Not to mention the excellence of some places in the highlands for much the same price per night.
Smarten up your presentation, or sell the place to someone who wants to serve their country's tourist industry justly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Campestre, with more than 60 year of existence, is located in the most privilegde property of the locality. With a distintive temperature and wind factor exclusively for the hotel. Visit our newly renovated rooms, and be in harmony with nature. ... more less
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