About the Homestay
Ours is a bilingual (English & Spanish) and biracial family of 3, a dog and two birds, and live in the countryside of Panama. We want our home to be a retreat for you, your family, friend (s) or travel companion. Our venture into the growing entrepreneur business of home-based businesses began in February 2008 when we moved to Santo Domingo, the land of our roots and heritage. We have been persistent, hard workers and believe in what we do. We try to put ourselves in our guests’ shoes and want your experience to be unique, unforgettable and above all, want you to cherish your memories of Santo Domingo de Las Tablas, Panama forever! Ours is a small but warmth- filled family bed and breakfast. We do our best to fulfill our guests need to know about Panama, our culture, and way of living. Our guests are the reason why we do enjoy this line of business.
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our community is very supportive and takes pride in showing our folklore and hosting tourists, national and foreigners. We want you to experience a bit of Panama, and make your stay unique. We do our best to nurture our guests and offer a new opportunity for them to experience life in this little neck of the woods. Most locals are quick to welcome all visitors. You will be greeted with a warm smile and happy hello ("buenas") in the streets you walk by. The friendliness in this rural farming town helps us cultivate our very own strong community sense of hospitality and openness. We all want to make sure our visitors feel welcome and a good time. The province of Los Santos enjoys a low crime rate and Santo Domingo is not the exception. We benefit from a widespread sense of security that resonates on our willingness to open our doors to foreigners and strangers. We live in house built close to each other, right next to our neighbors where we see and greet each other every day. We are very welcoming to tourists and new residents. The community is quiet, chilled out, laid back, tranquil as well as happy and friendly. It is the perfect place to escape pollution, noise and traffic but near beautiful beaches, some mountains and many local festivals, with restaurants and bars within 40 minutes or less drive, We believe in the innovation of our offer and services. Ours is a land of traditions with an enriched cultural heritage that comes from our Spanish, Indigenous and African mixed roots, reflected in our music, dances and foods. We encourage all, to be open and receptive of all of it. Las Tablas in general, and Santo Domingo, in particular, is a close community, safe, vibrant and mostly, welcoming. We support local artists, manufacturers and artisans. Las Tablas, along with all its 24 townships is evolving, as all good things are meant to do. We are proud on how we live and the culture we live in.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No drinking permitted in the premises. Towels can not be removed from our premises. No pets nor visitors are allowed. Check in starts at 1300 hrs. Check out is at 1100 hrs. Be sensitive about water and electricity usage. We reserve the right to disconect or turn off all appliances and air conditioning left on while the guest is not in its room. There is a 5.00USD charge for lost or broken keys. Cable TV and a minibar fridge are available in all rooms (except Room #3/Single Room). Coffee is available for sale until 21:00 hours. Hostal Familiar La Casita de los Kimmell/Hostel Kimmell is not located in downtown Las Tablas, but in the township of Santo Domingo, 5 kilometers away. A complementary cup of coffee is provided with breakfast, as well a glass of fresh juice and local seasonal produces and fruits. Guess may purchase additional items from our kitchen, based on the items we have available. Guess may purchase a vegetarian or gluten- free menu, which will only be available upon a minimum of 24 hours previous request. Breakfast is served from 0800 until 10:00 hours.
Deposits via bank transfer, Western Union or Money Gram are accepted. The 50% non-refundable deposit is required and must be completed within 48 hours after reservation is made. Hostal Familiar La Casita de los Kimmell/ Hostel Kimmell reserves the right to cancel any reservation in which the non-refundable deposit has not been received within the 48 hours indicated herein. SPECIAL CONDITIONS DURING DESFILE DE LAS MIL POLLERAS, CARNAVAL AND NEW YEARS BOOKINGS: the 50% non-refundable deposit is required and must be completed within 24 hours after reservation is made. The full non-refundable payment must be received within 30 days before check in date. Hostal Familiar La Casita de los Kimmell/ Hostel Kimmell reserves the right to cancel any reservation in which the non-refundable full payment has not been received with the time frame indicated herein. Use of kitchen is not allowed. Thanks!
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.