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La Semilla Ecolodge

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Urbanizacion Las Nubes, Av Los Cumulos, Cerro Azul 507 Panama
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cerro Azul
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Located in the lush tropical rainforest of Cerro Azul, in the cusp of the Chagres National Park, The Semilla Ecolodge blends perfectly with the natural surroundings. We offer our clients the best of both worlds, modern comforts of luxury boutique hotel, all in the heart of the virgin Panamanian jungle. We invite our guests to immerse themselves in a relaxed environment, just 20 minutes in car from Tocumen International Airport and just 45 minutes from Panama City. Our staff are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible. You can enjoy a delicious lunch while admiring the flora and fauna, make use of our installations such as the steam room and jacuzzi, , billiard table, explore the incredible variety of plants, flowers and animals in our beautiful gardens, or simply relax while listening to the chorus of the jungle. We offer high speed satellite internet, and we are pet friendly.
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Urbanizacion Las Nubes, Av Los Cumulos, Cerro Azul 507 Panama
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marfa21 wrote a review Sep 2017
Panama15 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a little place far from everything; we had a wonderful weekend for 2. The staff is the best, and they were on top of every detail, getting the jacuzzi ready, setting up the bonfire, providing info about things to do, etc. We will come back, fully recommended it if you need to relax and do nothing. The bed was perfect, firm type of bed. Some things to keep in mind from other reviews I read: It is located in a secluded area, so don't expect restaurants around, but the food it's amazing as well as the mix drinks, and the price is on Panama price level which is not crazy cheap, but definitely cheaper than regular dining in Panama City where we live. If you want food from somewhere else you need to drive to a super local eatery type called 'fondas' or to the Country Club that
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Thierry_travel wrote a review Sep 2017
Panama City, Panama21 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The hotel is a small property with very nice suites, good size, great lay-out, very good decor. It is a boutique hotel, therefore, the service is very personalized and it makes you feel like in one of your friend's home more than a regular hotel. They offer a restaurant with a good menu, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food quality and price are very good. The hotel has a Jacuzzi which is a nice place to relax at sunset before going to the fire place to enjoy marshmallows. You need to remember that this is not a five star hotel with a large staff, it is a luxury home with personal service based on guest's needs.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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intrepidtraveller100 wrote a review Mar 2017
Picton, Canada70 contributions32 helpful votes
We booked the lodge on the basis of the reviews and their web page. The place itself is wonderful, high in the hills overlooking Panama City. The staff likewise is wonderful. However, it is not paradise. 1. In spite of what the booking site promised, their is no pickup from the local airport at Albrook. When, we contacted the owner, he said that they no longer offer a transfer service although the booking sites still show that as a service. To be fair, when I questioned this, he was prepared to honour the reservation - but only to and from Tocumen. He did suggest a car rental. 2. While the hotel is really wonderful and there are many birds at the feeders in the morning, there is really nothing to do. The hotel website mentions being able to hike to Lake Bayano and the San Blas
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from Paul F, Propietario at La Semilla Ecolodge
Responded 5 Mar 2017
Dear Sir, Thank you for your valid opinion and comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are very sorry to hear that your experience was less than excellent. We have taken on board your comments regarding the lack of information on activities close to the lodge, and are now creating a booklet of information, thanks to your constructive suggestions. In the meantime our staff have been very good in replying to guests requests for information, unfortunately they tell me that you did not request for information regarding the local nature hikes, or kayaking on the lake. Again apologies for this poor communication. Furthermore, thanks again to your suggestion, we are creating a more comprehensive menu, in order for the food options to be clearer and more extensive. The cost of food in general is very high in Panama, unfortunately this is out of our control. As we discussed in person, and you agreed, it is almost essential to have a car when you visit us, or you will be stuck in the hotel, since the nearest hikes and activities are 5 minutes drive away. We did discount $45 from your bill to help with your car rental, as per your request, in lieu of the free transport to the International airport that we offered you. As a gesture of good will we would be happy to host you and your wife on another occasion, free of charge for one night, in order for you to experience the lodge once we have implemented your suggestions.
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LuisRiverART wrote a review Jan 2017
Panama City, Panama62 contributions3 helpful votes
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Pros: Good forest and bird views, comfortable rooms, delicious dinner, refreshing weather, very kind staff, great bed. Cons: Very slow service, Bad Wifi, expensive food prices, no fridge in room, no bottled water in room, no A/C in room, crooked pool table, not 100% functional Jacuzzi, lack of doorbell in main entrance (we have to wait 15 min outside before the heard us and let us in), lack of staff (just two people), hot water does not work unless turning on the extractor.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Paul F, Propietario at La Semilla Ecolodge
Responded 5 Mar 2017
Dear Luis, We thank you for staying with us, and are very grateful for your valid comments regarding your recent stay with us. We constantly seek to improve the experience of our clients, and as such, we will improve many of the points you mentioned. For starters doorbell, and fridges in the rooms with complimentary bootled water will be added, as well as an adjustment to the hot water setting. We would be delighted to host you again, without cost, when these improvements have been made, in order to better live up to your expectation. With kind regards, Paul Farrow.
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D P wrote a review Jan 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel is nice and relaxing. The staff is very friendly and the food they cook is delicious, but there are several things I am very surprised nobody has mentioned in the reviews so far which makes me doubt their authenticity. 1) The hotel is NOT 20 minutes away from the airport. Both the hotel website and a review mention it which is not true. It is more like 40-50 minutes away and this is if there are no traffic jams near the airport. You can check Google directions, the hotel location is roughly correct. It took us 50 minutes to get there on an uber from the airport and there were no obvious traffic jams on the way. 2) The hotel does not have any airport transportation options. TripAdvisor mentions airport transportation in the amenities section as does hotels.com. Once
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Date of stay: January 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$161 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PanamaPanama ProvinceCerro Azul
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