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Bananas Village Resort

Colon | Isla Grande, Isla Grande, Panama
Bananas Village Resort
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The hotel seems as a perfect getaway. Remote island, disconnected from the city and the world. The setting is quite nice, the beach is nice (not spectacular, almost no sand), the rooms were not as bad as some other reviewers experience, sheets and bathroom clean overall, 2.5 stars material. The service.. hard to put into words. It seemed like a... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We just got back from our stay at the resort. The pictures on the website are a bit misleading because when you arrive, you realise there is no beach! While the scenery beautiful, the bungalows were average and clean, and air conditioned. However, the price for a room, the horrible food, and service made the experience terrible and not worth... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

After reading several reviews about this property, we were pleasantly surprised. The accommodations, food, ambiance, and friendly and helpful staff made our stay unforgettable. A free, secure parking area is provided, and transportation to the island is readily available.

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Palm Desert, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is the most beautiful spot. Waves at your door, snorkeling during low tide, nice room, very quiet and clean. The grounds are absolutely beautiful as well- the only problem the staff. The groundskeeper was charming. However, the waitstaff and reception- not good at all. And they made you feel like it was a chore to actually serve you. Now,... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The hotel is on the quite side of the Island so it is peaceful and relaxing. The food is very good, although they take a long time to prepare it. If you want to have some fun, you can walk to the other side of the island. The beach at the hotel is nicer than the rest because it is... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I and another couple spent two nights at Bananas. We had a wonderful time. We had a special rate through a promotion they were running. Our rate included breakfast. We were there from a Wednesday through Friday. Living in Panama for over 4 years now we only do our travel during the week. We never go over... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This place is very beautiful the food was amazin however the service was horrible. The people that worked there were not hospitable at all. On top of that they were not very intelligent. I had made two reservations. I ended up being charged twice and have been dealing with their representatives to get my refund back since May. When i... More 

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Avignon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you are looking for a fun place to chill out and have fun with family and / or friends, Banana's is THE place! At Banana's, you have free access to snorkeling equipment (there is a rich marine life in the area), volleyball field, mini beach soccer field, babyfoot, pool, ping pong, swimming pool, and so on... all this in... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Location away from crowds, with nice view. Went with our 2yr old. We asked for baby bed, which was provided. There is no beach at all, and cannot really swim in sea bc of corals. Pool a bit small and a bit murky. Restaurant was over challenged with amount of people, food (lunch) was not very good, came slow (and... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The trip to get to this resort is an adventure. Had an outstanding time at Bananas. The manager, staff, and chef are customer service friendly and went out of their way to meet to please our group. The food was really delicious, which was surprising considering how remote this place is. I highly recommend this resort. The only negative is... More 

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