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Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay

30 Butner St., Fort Sherman Panama
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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KlausCaesar wrote a review Sep 2021
Leipzig, Germany6 contributions2 helpful votes
We are just back from another stay in Shelter Bay Marina Hotel and we want to say THANK YOU to the friendly manager and staff of this hotel and restaurant. You really make the difference and you make your hotel a place that feels home and not just another big chain standard experience!! We love the special secluded situation with only a few rooms first floor overlooking the marina. Some commentators describe these rooms as to be in need of a little bit of fresh paint. Yes, but then they are clean, well equipped with amenities and most of all with silent air conditioners. With an old fashioned club room on the first floor and a highly recommendable restaurant just downstairs first row to the beautiful scenery of the yachts in the marina you have Fort San Lorenzo and Colon both just 10 minutes away with the advantage of a little quiet paradise with a pool. Definitely kids friendly. Thank you We come again Michaela, Klaus and son
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: There are rooms with a wonderful marina view
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Jenny H wrote a review Jun 2021
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We are staying at the Shelter Bay Marina and had to ask the restaurant to adjust the bills twice because of overcharges for items that we did not order. The orders are not what indicates on the menu, for example, it says $12 for 8 spring rolls but the first time we ordered there were only 4 and second time we got 5. The Thursday night special is all you can eat ribs and yet we were told only 2 servings per person. We are staying at the Marina for a month, however after a week we refuse to spend our money at the restaurant again because of its dishonesty.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Irma Marengo, Agency / Consultant at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay
Responded 13 Jun 2021
Thank you for your comments and observations, they are very valuable to us. We will look into this immediately, all you can eat ribs are actually "all you can eat" without serving restrictions. About the spring roll portions, we will discuss this with the team and make the corrections. Please feel free to contact me at irma@ssh-corp.com or 6678-6748 as we would like you to give us the opportunity to make it up to you. Kind Regards
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Robert L wrote a review Mar 2021
Freeport, Texas13 contributions21 helpful votes
The restaurant by the Marina. Nice Place to sit and eat. The staff was great and All spoke English. I have eaten there 5 or 6 times since 2015 and it keeps getting better every time. Sonia ( staff member) along with several others were very nice. Eddie the Marina Staff member was also very helpful and cordial.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Marina view or Jungle both are fine.
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Dr_A_M_C993 wrote a review Feb 2021
33 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here to explore Fort Sherman and nearby beaches. The marina is beautiful. Most of the people staying there are in boats at the marina. The road to drive there is not great so you must take your time to avoid the multiple potholes. The hotel was clean but not immaculately clean. The shower had mildew and a window would not completely close. The pool was great. The restaurant and bar were also great. There is also a small store to purchase needed items.The beaches nearby were absolutely amazing. The only issue was the amount of plastic washed up on the shore. The water was crystal clear and so clean.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GlobeTrotting627913 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great food and great service. THANK YOU Yennis for the special attention you bestowed upon us all. The coctails where made to perfection. And thank you to the shef, for the good food. You have to try the flan de coco. See you all soon
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Irma M, Public Relations Manager at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your kind comments!
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US$74 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaColon ProvinceFort Sherman
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Nearby attractions include Fort San Lorenzo (7.5 km), Agua Clara Locks (5.2 km), and Catedral Inmaculada Concepción (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grand Cafe at Panaderia Mediterranea, Restaurante Arrecifes, and Drake's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay have airport transportation?
Yes, Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of Fort Sherman.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.