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Pension Marilos

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Entrega General, Boquete 0413 Panama
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#13 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Boquete
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Located in Boquete, Chiriqui in Western Panama, Pension Marilos is consistently recommended as one of the best hotels in Panama for travelers. Owned and operated by Frank Glavas, with his welcoming attitude, fluent English & Spanish, and extensive knowledge of the local area, Frank has made Pension Marilos a preferred resting stop for many travelers.
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Barnesy4 wrote a review Aug 2016
Lindfield, Australia49 contributions29 helpful votes
Since the Loney Planet guide was published there have been some changes go on at Pension Marilos that you might want to be aware of: - The 'friendly english-speaking owner', Frank, no longer works there. The 2 people who run it now speak no english, and are nice enough but make no effort to engage with you unless you speak to or ask them something directly - Doubles are $30/night and not $20. We also asked over the phone when booking if we could just have a shared bathroom to save some money and were told that none of those rooms were available, only to arrive and we the only people there. I think they knew that in this case, and a 'shared bathroom' would almost be the same as having a private bathroom since there was no one around, and so got us to pay for one accordingly. - This guesthouse is VERY quiet. Beyond being quieter or ore relaxed as one is often after as opposed to a noisier party hostel experience, this was pretty bleak. As i said, we were the only ones there, and only ever crossed over with one other couple. Combined with the lack of interaction that owners give you and you have a very solitary feeling staying here. If you're after seclusion, then great, but if not, be mindful of this. - In our experience staying here, the showers were NOT hot. They were barely luke-warm. Just enough to take the chill out of the water. All that said, the benefits that can't be overlooked are; - The place is kept impeccably clean - The wifi is fast (perhaps symptomatic of having no one else connected to it?) - Pension Marilos is in a good location. A few blocks from the main plaza and all the shops/tour operators and just up the road from an amazing bakery, Sugar and Spice. - Even at $30/night for a private room, the price is still right given some of the other options in Boquete. - The kitchen is large and well equipped if you're wanting to cook for yourselves. So some negatives, some positives - it just depends what you're after in Boquete. It could have been better, but also could have been worse. Despite everythin I mentiond, my wife and I still deceided to stay for the 4 nights we were in Boquete. We couldn't be bothered moving after we'd unpacked and we could deal with all the little things. I just wanted everyone to be aware of the current state of things rather than being led completely by their guidebook like we were.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms facing the garden give a nice view - even looking out on Volcan Baru!
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Dutch3210 wrote a review Jun 2016
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I stayed for two nights in Pension Marisol in a private room without bathroom, for 20$ per night. Although the staff did not speak English, we could arrange this with some basic Spanish. Communal areas are large and clean. The pension is within short walking distance of the city center. Breakfast was not included but you can use the kitchen and there are a lot of supermarkets. It was not really special but nice and quiet and good quality for the price.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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worldoftravellingdotcom wrote a review Feb 2016
West Midlands, United Kingdom91 contributions58 helpful votes
I am a little surprised at some of the negative feedback that this delightful little place gets. Sure, it's not a five star hotel but it ticks a lot of boxes and the price is excellent. It's far enough out of town for a good nights sleep. It's close enough to town for some excellent eateries, including Sugar & Spice. The rooms are big. The showers are hot. The rooms and common areas are spotlessly clean. There is a nice kitchen to use and a nice dining area to eat your prepared food. It has a lovely garden to sit in. What more does one need? Enjoy.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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April M wrote a review Feb 2016
Montreal, Canada19 contributions3 helpful votes
Prices are fair, the kitchen is very clean, and if you stay there long enough the staff are really friendly. Offers three different types of rooms (private - 1 bed (for 2 people), private - 2 beds, private - single). However, there is only 1 room for the 2 beds and single options. Location is also good (quiet, easy to get to). Internet doesn't always work though.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for the 2 bed private room and you can save $5
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Kathleen M wrote a review Aug 2015
Louisville, Kentucky1 contribution
We appreciated the great price with the good location, simple, comfortable, clean room (at the end of the hall - 2 beds with a bath)! We enjoyed our conversations with Frank, even learning that he went to college with someone from our hometown, Louisville, KY! Great little walking town!
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: End of the hall was good for us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pension Marilos
Which popular attractions are close to Pension Marilos?
Nearby attractions include Chox Artisan Chocolate (0.2 km), Zanzibar (0.4 km), and TapOut Sports Zone (0.3 km).
Is parking available at Pension Marilos?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pension Marilos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buckle Tip Coffee Studio, Gelateria La Ghiotta Boquete, and RetroGusto Restaurant & Bar.
Is Pension Marilos located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Boquete.
Are pets allowed at Pension Marilos?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.