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Microwave, toaster, electric kettle, french coffee press, dishes and silerware Fresh fruit, home made bread, yummy egg dishes
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Entrance to the Hacienda
Microwave, toaster, electric kettle, french coffee press, dishes and silerware
Fresh fruit, home made bread, yummy egg dishes
The Terrace Bedroom
Queen size bed in the Terrace Bedroom
Sweet cozy chair in the Terrace Bedroom
The Garden Suite queen size bed
The Garden Suite's cute sitting area
Garden Suite has its own bathroom
Second bathroom has full size shower
Covered porch perfect in rain or sunshine
Covered deck seats 4 to 6 and has a hammock
One of two hammocks to enjoy the Panama experience
Stay in shape while you travel, covered but open air
There are many places to sit and enjoy coffee, tea or wine
The grounds are your to explore and enjoy
Deep in the garden, a hidden bench just for you
The sounds and beauty of nature right outside your door
Torch ginger at the Hacienda
Everywhere you look color and natural beauty
Breakfast Lounge
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Boquete, Chiriqui Province

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John D
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
713 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“The hosts with the most”
Reviewed 11 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Quincy and Ciella are two of the nicest and most interesting people we have met in our travels around the world. We stayed at The hacienda for a month, with a side trip to their managed property in Las Lajas. The Breakfasts, by Ciella mostly, were wonderful. We were lucky enough to enjoy both the Garden Suite and the Casita during our stay. Tjhe weather was not the greatest during our stay, but this did not deter us from having a great time. We had a rental so were able to take in the restaurants and sites in and around Boquete. We especially enjoyed the bird watching. We put out bananas and papayas daily and the beautiful Panamanian birds came. We feel that we have made friends for life and we enjoyed listening to our hosts watching football on Sundays. It was hysterical. We also really liked th "Short Cut" into town. We will return.

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Liked best: Our hosts
Liked least: The rain
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Dec 2016
We certainly expect you to return and visit again. Thank you very much for the lovely review and for being so gracious throughout your visit. We thoroughly enjoyed your company. It means so much to us to have guests who enjoy the experience of being in the gardens and a part of nature. The birds loved you and now we will set feeders out so all guests get to have the same joy. Thank you very much.
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Jackie O
1 review
“Great find - a few factors would take it from very good to excellent”
Reviewed 24 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Ciella and Quincy provided us with excellent tips and were very responsive prior to and during our stay. Quincy even met us in town to bring us up the hill to the hacienda and spent some time answering questions and explaining the main attractions. Our first impression was that the place was clean, spacious, and even more modern-looking than the profile pictures. We loved the sitting rooms and gardens just outside both rooms. Bathrooms were clean and big, and the bedding was excellent. The beds were soft and comfortable, and we slept well during our stay. The breakfasts were delicious and filling, and mostly accommodated one member of our party's gluten insensitivity.

We did expect the distance from town, but since we were there during the coffee and flower festival, it was very difficult to find taxis that were willing to cross over to our side of the mountain. We had to skip a dinner reservation one night and walk down the mountain to town to eat (about 25 minutes and steep). The walk is pleasant when you are looking for some exercise, but less so when you have hiked in the day and are looking to relax. :)

There were a few factors that contributed to the 4-star rating: spotty wifi in the Garden Suite, inconsistent hot water and some disruption from the hosts (lots of yelling could be heard downstairs during the football game upstairs and they and their guests were often back and forth through the common area, where we were eating dinner one night and watching Netflix which could not be accessed in the room due to wifi). I should note that they do provide a large selection of movies that can be viewed in the rooms, but it would be nice if there was a bit more privacy (the downstairs also provides the main access to their part of the house).

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Quincy and I apologize for the disruptions caused by our families car emergency during your visit to The Hacienda. The wheel on their car was dislodged and needed to be repaired before they could take our 2 year old granddaughter home. It was unexpected and took many conversations with our mechanic and several trips to the tool box in order to fix it. This was a singular and rare event and I am sorry you were inconvenienced by the traffic passing through the Lounge. My husband and I are very quiet and live a private life. However, we may shout a bit when our team is winning a play off game. Go Broncos. (I lived in Colorado for 25 years)

We have "on-demand" hot water and give detailed instructions on how to have a great hot shower on our information sheet provided in each room. We would have loved to have heard about your situation while you were here. Maybe we could have assisted you.

The Flower and Coffee Festival presents a challenge to residents and tourists as thousands of folks flood into town. It is a time of great cultural celebration for the Panamanians and we do our very best to assist our guests so that they can enjoy the entire Boquete experience.

In our listing we state specifically that The Garden Suite can have iffy internet because of the distance from the source. We have the best internet that can be provided in this area of Central America. It is fine for receiving and answering emails. It is not intended for guests downloading or streaming. We provide DVD's for our guests enjoyment.
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Sharon F
Flagstaff, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous Property, Wonderful Hosts”
Reviewed 17 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Our family of 5 stayed at The Hacienda in April. Prior to arriving, Ciella was excellent about answering my questions. We arrived on Good Friday, which we now know is a major holiday in Boquete. Our hosts Ciella and Quincy knew that we might have trouble finding a restaurant open or taxi to bring us to their B & B, and met our bus from David. They then took our luggage back with them, while we followed their suggestions in finding a place to eat. Quincy offered to come and get us when we were done. Wow, what a welcome!

Once at The Hacienda, we were immediately struck by the beauty of the grounds and accommodations. Ciella and Quincy quite obviously love it there, and are happy to share it with others. It was a wonderful place to stay, whether inside, out in a hammock or sitting in one of many areas carved out for that purpose in the gardens. The views are incredible here, as it sits on a hill just above the town.

Due to the holidays, we had some challenges with taxis and tours, but Quincy really helped us out by providing rides into town. I can't say enough about his and Ciella's hospitality!

The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious! Ciella even accommodated my son, who has dietary restrictions. Most times, we had no need for lunch after the big breakfasts, and we just waited until dinner for our next meal.

While there, we took advantage of their recommended massage therapist, Joy, who came to The Hacienda to do the massages. We also visited Jardin Encantado, a botanical garden and wildlife reserve, which we highly recommend. We also did a great tour of Finca Dos Jefes, a local coffee farm. Get a tour led by the owner, Richard, if you can. The two restaurants we ate at were The Panamonte and Big Daddy's Grill, and both had great food. Follow recommendations by Quincy & Ciella, they won't steer you wrong.

One note, if you don't want to rely on taxis to get you around (or if you are traveling on a holiday or during a special event), rental cars are available and the town isn't too difficult to find your way around. I walked to & from town from The Hacienda, and it's a steep trail that isn't for anyone not in shape. It was about 15 minutes to town and 45 minutes to get back.

I didn't mention that a microwave and electric tea kettle is provided, as is triple filtered drinking water, an assortment of teas, and a french press for coffee. They also provide two cell phones for use while in Boquete, and have a list of contacts, including taxi drivers, tours and others you may need. Maps, and directions in Spanish (to give to your taxi driver) are also provided. The free WiFi worked great in and near the house.

The next time we are in Boquete (and there will be a next time) we will certainly return to The Hacienda!

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Liked best: The beautiful grounds and the hosts!
Liked least: The distance from town, which only mattered when taxis weren't available. Then again, this did afford us amazing views!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JanellePt...
El Paso, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, beautiful hosts”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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I can't say enough about our experience with Victoria and Scott. The house is perfection. Beautiful inside and out. They were so attentive to all of our needs that we didn't want to leave!! The breakfast that they provided was out of this world and the conversations, amazing. If anyone is planning a trip to Boquete, you won't find a better place.

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Liked best: The hosts, the beautiful surroundings
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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wOrldTrek...
Irmo, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delightful stay....georgeous gardens”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

La Hacienda was a pleasant stay. My family of 5 enjoy greatly the hospitality of Scott & Victoria. Nice folks that enhance the day at the Hacienda. The best I could describe the place is Boquete inside their Hacienda. They feature all the plants and flowers you will admire in the Boquete landscape. Just beautiful... The beds and room were spacious, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was just delicious and well decorated. The place is just 10 minutes away from main Boquete, so you have easy access to the main areas to visit.
I wish we would have stay longer to truly enjoy more the stay and the surroundings. I guess we have to come back. Thanks Scott and Victoria!

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Liked best: landscape and breakfast
Liked least: no frequent hot water in shower
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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