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Colon, Panama
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Having had oru yacht on the hard for 18th months, we had no choice but to seek accomadation while we worked on her. Chris was the answer!! We were looked after like family and the chefs Marcia and Damian catered for all my needs due to the fact of my seafood fish allergy. Nothing was a problem for them. Bless... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We arrived late at the marina after our canal transit and ready for a celebratory dinner. Chris, The Dock's manager, did yeoman’s work despite the short notice and arranged a special, full-course meal for us aboard. The grilled salad was the best I've had in years, the octopus was stunning and my wife raved about the chicken and shrimp entre.... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Sailing from Tortola, BVI to Lima, Peru, we stayed here for five days waiting for clearance to transit the canal. I must say we were treated like family! The marina, hotel and restaurant/bar staff were top notch and took great care to ensure all of our needs were met and (most importantly) we stayed safe in an unfamiliar area. Customs... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Last thursday we had dinner at the Dock restaurant...And had the best octopus dish we Ever tried in Colon, they had live music and a great fire show...will absolutely recommend this place for a night out dinner and relax! Loved it A&D

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Bay Area, California
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The hotel and restaurant are next to the marina, so the place is filled with friendly and casual boat people. While I do not know about the hotel itself, the restaurant is a great place to relax, with a very generous Happy Hour (rum drinks are $2, local beer is $1) and really tasty food. The kitchen can get backed... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2013

My husband and I along with his crew have stayed at Shelter bay hotel and have dined at the restaurant many a times. Each time Chris Young (General Manager) and his staff have treated us with the most respect and kindness. Our rooms are always clean and the swimming pool was at the perfect temp. The food at the marina... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Food and service were excellent. The staff is very friendly and helfpful. Great hike to San Lorenzo Castle from the hotel. About 12 miles round trip. Lots to see and do. It seems like there is a party every night with the people from the yachts. Great swiming pool if you don't want to walk to the beach. There are... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2013

A true hidden gem! The food at the restaurant has been top notch, Chris and the entire crew have been nothing but accommodating. With breathtaking views of the marina, and all the amenities, this place should be your stop before traveling the canal. Not many places can offer a scenic jungle hike with all the wildlife you would expect, historic... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

THe place is nice, specially if you can sit by the boats. Not very clean do... I went with my husband and two children after visiting the amazing expansion of the Canal. We went to this place, and had to wait more than 2 hours to be served! The waiter tried but apparently he can not control what happens in... More 

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Chris Y, General Manager at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, We would like to start off by saying you are exactly right about your experience, this was not only disappointing but embarrassing for us to deliver you service like this. It is our mission to indulge you in every aspect of your dining experience. As a first time guest in our restaurant we would love the opportunity to... More 

London, UK
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We came here as we had been Colon on the Panama Canal (scenic) railway and then onto the Gatun Locks and were in desperate need of something to do to kill a couple of hours before our train departed for Panama City. We were glad we did. The approach to the marina did not give a good impression. But the... More 

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Chris Y, General Manager at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your feedback, it is always appreciated, and always a delight to hear from our guests!!! More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As the name suggests, the Shelter Bay Marina Hoteloverlooks the picturesque Shelter Bay Marina in the old FortSherman area, at the edge of the Fort San Lorenzo NationalPark. Easily found just a few minutes’ drive after crossing theGatun Locks at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal,where the jungle is our back door and the ocean our front.The Hotel offers just the right balance of peace and quiet,with an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You canwalk around at dusk and see monkeys playing in the trees,colorful toucans flying and the most tranquil of sloths relaxingalong with the wide diversity of flora you might expect from aprimary rain forest. We are just 15 minutes from Fort SanLorenzo and walking distance from Playa Diablo. Whether it isa weekend escape to relax and enjoy the views, or acomfortable room while your yacht is being repaired, theShelter Bay Marina Hotel is right where you need it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay

Address: 30 Butner St., Fort Sherman, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Fort Sherman
Price Range: €125 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“You definitely want a room with "Marina View".”
 of 5 bubbles JohnT620, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Odd-numbered rooms face the ocean/marina. Even numbers face the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles wuapinmon, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs. As with any foreign place, watch out for the water and that includes ice, unwashed fruits and veggies. Just stick with bottled anything, well cooked everything and wash your hands a lot!!”
 of 5 bubbles 645freds, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Rooms facing the marina are best”
 of 5 bubbles jax400, 1 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Small hotel, so all rooms are the same, though the ones which front the marina (and not back parking lot) are surely the prettier rooms for sunsets and good ocean breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles 120nancyj, 12 Nov 2013 | Read review
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