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El Otro Lado

Bahia de Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived until the checkout, everything was as we had hoped - smooth, effortless enjoyment in a beautiful setting. Quirky, yet tasteful, rooms and public areas, delectable food and impressive grounds. The cultural tour of Portobelo with Mama Ari is not to be missed. Wonderful gifts at Casa Congo, also owned by El Otro Lado. Superb sunsets... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really well designed boutique hotel. There is an Afro-Caribbean atmosphere. The first thing that struck me was the art, all from Portobello. It reminded me of Haitian painting. The accommodation is split between the Big House (bedrooms upstairs with huge verandas facing the Caribbean) and individual cottages clustered around the infinity pool. We originally booked in the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This resort is amazing. It's like a private island with a few cabins. All the cabins are unique in their design. This is not a big resort but very personal with an eye for details. It is in the music, the service and the interior, exactly everywhere. Besides that the scenery is overwhelming as well. If you want a rest... More

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Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The place is amazing, has a great view and experience. It does not have a beach since it is dirty because there is no sanitation. Jim, the host, was terrible. He has no social skill whatsoever and he tried to scam us into paying $200 for a cooler we brought (we did not know about $50 per person per day).... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed there 4 nights very beginning of January with the whole family, including 2 very young children. This is an amazing location with a very special modern and local decoration style. The service is very good but we did not find the people very welcoming. They hardly smile and you may even sometimes feel that you bother them. Maybe... More

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Lausanne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a surprise to find out this such lovely place so quiet, peacefull in the middle of nowhere! the staff were very nice, friendly and helpfull. Jim always around to make sure everything is ok and the place, wouaw, decorated with so much taste. This mixture with a bit of everywhere could just have been hawfull but it happens to... More

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Loppem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

beautiful location, nice room, good food although breakfast could be a lot better (not much to choose from) this is a place to relax and enjoy! We slept in the old house. Beautiful room with good equiped bathroom. Small hotel feels very private.

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Virginia Beach, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

They send a boat to pick you up in Portobelo, and this is just the beginning of an amazing experience. The hotel is beautifully appointed in a mid-century style with unique Panamanian touches by local artists. Service is excellent at every level, and you feel truly pampered. We enjoyed dinner, which was truly amazing. This is the perfect location for... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The ride to Oltra Lado seemed to go on forever past colorful slums all along the way. It was quite a surprise, to cross the water from the town to the island and find such an upscale establishment – “On the Other Side.” El Otra Lado sets the bar for personal service, comfort and security. A staff member trailed our... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband found El Otro Lado after a lot of searching. We chose this place because of its proximity to Panama City (1 1/2 hour drive) and because it looked so charming. We had a wonderful time and felt completely relaxed after 3 days there. It is still summer in Feb so the weather was great. The hotel arranged for... More

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Address: Bahia de Portobelo, Portobelo, Panama
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Location: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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