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Roswell
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I stayed here for 5 days with my 14 year old daughter this past March. It was perfect. Luis is a principled, hard working host and a terrific waterman. His kitchen and dining area are wonderful. Only area in most of Catalina that has wifi. The rooms are clean, comfortable and secure. Great experience.

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words,we appreciate you taking your time to tell others your experience at Sol y Mar. all the best and hope to see you around again

Reviewed 25 March 2014

Sol y Mar is great value for your money. If you are looking for a romantic getaway in a slightly more comfortable place than the cheap hostels in Santa Catalina this is the place for you. The rooms are big with comfortable beds and can fit up to 4 people. The restaurant at the top of the hill offers good...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking your time to make to share your experience at Sol y Mar.We are always glad when we get a good comment as this is an incentive to make our best everyday towards making our guests happy with their time here Hope to see you here some time again

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Good: Views are beautiful, breakfast was delicious, people are friendly and service is good Bad: Room needs work. A/C unit was making lot of noise. Things in bathroom are old, few tiles had come off the wall and were on the floor.

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for having chosen us for your holidays in Santa Catalina and also for taking your time to share your opinions about our hotel. I can see by your comments that even if your rating of sol y mar was not the best you enjoyed staying here. We are sorry we didn´t meet your standards for the...

Parksville, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This is a one of the best places I have ever stayed! Simple, sufficient, and elegant setup! Restaurant on the top of hill has pool table, ping pong table, wifi, lots of hammocks and books for us to entertain and relax. Pool is clean and refresh for any hot afternoon. Room is fully equipped with AC, fridge, and cable TV...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you for taking your time to make such a nice review on our hotel,this is what we live for,hearing that the guests had a good experience and enjoyed staying with us. Hope to have you visit us some other time

Nelson, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great family operation,friendly and welcoming. Rooms are spacious and clean. Views are beautiful,pool is refreshing and the patio margaritas are so unusual! I'd go back in for a second stay without a moment's hesitation!

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your experience at Sol y Mar,we are so pleased that you enjoyed it and consider coming back,that shows us that our efforts are appreciated. Hope to see you here again some time

Marshfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Luis, your host, will see to your every need. Fred,the chef, will feed you well. The pool (new) was great, post-Coiba. The suites are roomy, the AC works (even though you won't need it- the ocean breeze is refreshing. It's a long uphill climb to the restaurant/lounge but there is an "elevator"- Luis' datsun pickup truck. He can also arrange...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our place and the service.We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other travelers Datsuns were great cars but this one is a Toyota,ahahahahhaha Hope to receive your visit again in the future

Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Really enjoyed Santa Catalina and my stay at Sol Y Mar was Fabulous. The staff were kind, helpful and respectful. The food at the onsite restaurant was so good that I ate there the whole week I was there except for one night. I know I should have gone other places, but when it good it is good. My room...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to review sol y mar,we appreciate knowing that our work produces good moments for our guests. Also happy to have a positive comment on the cleaning as this was somehow in the past one of our weak points,this season made a point of hiring more personal and train them so we can...

Amsterdam
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I just loved this place. First because of the very friendly staff, Fred the cook is perfect host and made some amazing diner while i was here. The cabins/houses are superb, they have airconditioning and the bedlinnen is just like home, 5 star hotel quality. Also adored the small pool which was clean and offered a remarkable view of the...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking your valuable time to give your feedback on your stay at sol y mar and thank you for your kind words. Its always pleasant to know that our efforts are paying,nice to hear a good comment on our upgrade of bed linen,we will try to raise the standard all the time in order to...

akbuk
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This hotel has to praised for the staff and the way they go out of their way to make sure that everything is done to ensure an enjoyable stay. The location is not close to the reefs but a short shuttle to the beach or a taxi to Elfanar is not a problem.

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 30 December 2013

My husband and I recently stayed for four nights at Sol y Mar owned by Luis Silva and we had a wonderful time. Luis organized a private tour (8 hrs) to Coiba for us ($350) and we enjoyed it immensely. We toured the prison and snorkeled. . My husband had a terrible cold so the cost benefit was well worth...

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SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking your time to review our property and thank you for so nice comments. We are proud to read this kind of opinions that make us want to keep improving the well being of our guests. The generator,pool,new,more comfortable bed linen are just some of the many additions we have made in the last year...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located along the main street in Santa Catalina,600 meters from Santa Catalina beach,on a hill overlooking the ocean,Sol y Mar offers 9 spacious rooms, all with air conditioned, private bath with hot shower, satellite TV, mini-fridge,safe-deposit box,terrace, internet (in restaurant area). Six of the rooms have two double beds and a sofa-bed, so they can accommodate up to 5 people Some of the rooms has an additional bunk bed,so can sleep 7.There are three new rooms each with a King bed. We also have a restaurant with pool table,ping-pong and a swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sol y Mar

Address: Calle principal, Santa Catalina 00507, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: $109 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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