What We Love
- The hotel grounds overflow with fruit trees, flowers and birds
- Fresh Panamanian produce and flavors distinguish award-winning chef/owner Charlie Collins's gourmet cuisine
- Away-for-the-weekend Panamanians, local expats and guests mix in the welcoming Fireside Lounge
- The Panamonte staff is experienced and imaginative in arranging memorable guest activities
- The inn is a five-minute walk from Boquete town
- Pair with a seaside stay at Seagull Cove Lodge in Boca Chica
What To Know
- Boquete is a 50-minute flight from Panama City
- Here in the highlands, you’ll be glad you packed good walking shoes, a sun hat, a warm sweater, a waterproof windbreaker and binoculars
- The U.S. dollar is legal tender in Panama; however, it's best to travel with crisp bills
- Rent a car or let the inn arrange ATV and scooter rentals
- Inquire about small hands-on cooking classes with chef Charlie
- Tuesday morning is market day in Boquete — shop for handcrafted jewelry, handmade soaps, local coffee and medicinal herbal products
- WiFi is free
- Parking On Site
Located in Boquete, HOTEL PANAMONTE is in the mountains and minutes from Boquete Community Players Theater and Events Center and Church of San Juan Bautista. This hotel is within close proximity of Municipal Park and El Explorador.
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 air-conditioned rooms featuring plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a sauna or take in the view from a garden. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of HOTEL PANAMONTE. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
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Had a small breakfast on terrace off the main dinning area. Cappuccinos and local cheese with chorizos, pan fried bread as extra. Muy satisfecho! Service was leisurely; however, just as I required for a mid-morning repast; i.e., descansando. The grounds of this over 100 year old hotel are very lovely. If one can believe the hotel promo, Sean Connery stopped here. Can you say: “Bond, James Bond”? Apparently, he preferred “El Salto”! James, “Stirred, not Shaken,” Que Pasa? Soon, the first day opening numbers of the 2019 Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival will take to the air. We’ll be there! Quisira un Salto, por favor!
I made the mistake of reserving for my family and Friends for Christmas dinner at this hotel. Little did we know the experience we were about to have. 15 minutes passed by for somebody to show at our table to take our order, after that we waited for another 20 minutes for appetizers, and believe it or not, another 58 minutes passed by before we were server our food. In several occasions we called the waitress that was serving the table beside ours and she said at least two times to wait for her, but she kept ignoring us and even told us that she wasn’t assigned to our table and she couldn’t help… I stood up and went to look for somebody to help us with the service and a gentleman came and said that he personally would take care of us but, he disappeared as well. Finally I asked for a HOT coffee and he brought the coldest coffee you could imagine. When I complain about it, he confirmed that is was cold and mentioned that “the barman is a disaster”. Disaster is the poor service received, so when I went to pay for the extras (since I’d prepaid the dinners with the reservation) I requested not to be charged for the service, to which the lady at the front desk said “sorry is mandatory”, which also violates Panamanian laws.
If you are looking for a place to have a nice dinner experience and to celebrate with family or friends, please make yourself a favor and DON’T EVER GO TO THE PANAMONTE.
Upon arrival we were received by the friendly front desk manager, who took us on the long and winding pathways, surrounding beautifully kept tropical gardens, to our comfortable room, with a private terrace with, again, garden view! Our room was spacious and equipped with all amenities one could wish for. The high ceilings, sliding glass doors that give acces top the garden, and comfortable king sized bed made our stay extremely enjoyable.
We stayed at the Panamonte Inn for 3 nights with our two teens, ages 16 and 17. The property and rooms were lovely, and we enjoyed the breakfast each morning - a choice of hot and cold, including a delicious fruit bowl. Most of the staff was very helpful and friendly, particularly Jose, who went out of his way to make sure all was well.
While I have no complaints at all about the rooms and environment, there were communication issues that got in the way of a five star rating. We had booked activities through the hotel, but no information was left for us about times, what to bring, etc. When we chased down the info, some of it was incorrect. All turned out fine, but a hotel of this caliber should pay more attention to detail.
Finally, this hotel does draw an older demographic. While my husband and I enjoyed this, it was not the ideal “vibe” for a family with teens.
We were staying elsewhere but the restaurant was highly recommended. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was empty. We went into their bar which was lovely. A great fireplace around which to have a drink. We went back to eat. I had the corvina ceviche. Ceviche is supposed to be seafood cooked in acid flavors. The fish had clearly been precooked and the acid and onions added later. My friend ordered pork cheeks which are supposed to be small tenderly cooked pork. She got some kind of ribs which we questioned as to whether it was pork. My husband had the smoked pork chop and it was dry. My other friend had the chicken ramen type dish and he said it was tasteless. So, a dinner of disappointment. Service was good but since we were the only ones there, it should have been.