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Vista Alegre
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Previous reviews that panned this property probably didn't do their research as I think it is represented as it is. We live in Panama and this beach location is basic and the hotel is an older property, but clean and great location. We stayed overnight a couple years ago and the rooms are basic so if you want fancy and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2014

i would never recomend this place. Has no tables in the rooms, old bed sheets, no closets broken tables in the resatsaursant and the food is expensive this place needs a lot of work . The worse vacation of my don't waist your money.

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RESPUESTA PARA EL COMENTARIO... " Este Sitio es un chiste" Gracias por su comentarios. Hemos tomado nota y si nos... More 

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Katy, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Was so appalled with this "resort" that I forgot to snap pictures. Horrible vacation spot. Pool looks like something you would find in a low budget apartment complex. Pregnant winner dog walking around food area. Broken lounge chairs. Not one nice thing to say. Well, the only nice thing to say is you definitely get what you paid for. My... More 

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1 Thank Sheila H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

The pool is very clean which for me talkd about cleanliness a lot. The restaurant is good and the view excellet. I loved the idea od sitting at the restaurant and seeing and listening to the waves. Just relaxing.

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Boston
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103 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Lucky to find a room on busy long weekend. Management & staff very friendly. Hotel needs some TLC - Perfect location right on El Palmar beach. Many locals frequent the restaurant and pool especially on weekends. Full menu and bar service. Great for families

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Thank HalBoston
Panama City, Panama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My family and I had a great time with friends 5 years ago at this place, which is only 1.5 hrs away from were we live. Our daughter asked to return for her birthday this year and I booked 2 rooms 2 months ago for us and for our friends explaning that this was a special date and we were... More 

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3 Thank Maclux
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed here for one night. I even skipped my surfing lesson the next day to get out of this place. It isn't the worst place I have ever stayed, it's got a great view right on the beach and a decent pool. It smelled, I think calling it musty is being generous. However, for what they are charging for... More 

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Thank Megerl
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I stayed for 2 nights in the hotel. For the price I paid, of course I did not expect any luxury. The hotel is surely ran down, and the rooms and furniture need some upgrade BUT the hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is very nice to walk during the low tide or watch the rising tide... More 

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Thank Erjan2016
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

My husband and I traveled all over Panama for 7 weeks and stayed there for 3 days, this was our second worse place we ever stayed. The rooms are outdated, the curtains look like they never been washed, oversized that don't open or close, The furniture in the room is all miss-matched pieces Air cond. units are falling apart, in... More 

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Thank LizToron2
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

the resort its kind of OK, however the food its a rip off, I'm from panama and the prices they charge for food its way beyond ridiculous. They take for ever to bring you the food and it doesn't taste that good. The pool is not well taken care of. El resort esta mas o menos sin embargo la comida... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bay View Hotel; is a welcoming place, located in the bay of San Carlos, Panama. We are at the mouth of the River Matahogado and waterfront where the rising and setting of the sun and moon, it's a wonderful thing. * Trading for national and international tourism, since 2002. We have been the scene of major sporting events of scientific interest, located in the interior, the solar eclipse in 2005, visit astrologers, technicians Nikon and other companies from Japan,documented in our guestbook. * Living rooms, capacity 70 people. Air conditioning, wifi, podium and sound. Additional equipment projector, data / etc show. * Corporate events - Spend Days - Day use * Weddings and Fifteen-years * Adventures in beach - Volley Ball - Fishing day * Tours to tourist sites, located at 30 and 50 minutes away. Regards tourism... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay View Hotel

Address: Calle 1A Norte | El Palmar Beach, San Carlos 1017, Panama (Formerly Bay View Resort)
Region: Panama > Panama Province > San Carlos
Price Range: €70 - €96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Our room #25 on the 2nd/top floor was fine. Quiet & convenient, possibly better than the first floor rooms as their are no guests above you.”
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“avoid this place.”
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