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Hotel Playa Cambutal

3.5 of 5 Calle Principal, Cambutal, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to the Cambutal area, we ate dinner several times at the hotel. The open air dining room is very pleasant and the service was good. As this little village awakens to more tourists, competition from other eateries seems to be improving the menu selections, which is good. It is also one of the only wi-fi locations... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located adjacent to the beach, just a few steps from the restaurant. It's a beautiful beach. The rooms are very nice, for us, the beds a little stiff. The bathroom was clean and nicely designed, with the rainfall shower head. The service was very good and the owner accessible, friendly and accommodating. John, the hotel manager was... More 

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San Diego Area
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Hotel Playa Cambutal in November 2014. Being the end of the rainy season meant that the rest of the tourist oriented businesses we still closed, but the Hotel was open for business! We stayed in room 9, which is on the second floor. It was immaculately clean and the beds were very comfortable.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stayed for one night with my husband and kids (7/10 years old) and it was an amazing experience. Hotel facilities are great and neat, service is great also. We took the turtle nesting tour, the guides were amazing and we had the chance to see the nesting process of 3 turtles and even one of my kids had the... More 

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Vernon, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An annual trek to Hotel Playa Cambutal is part of on our Panama itinerary. We have stayed there every year for the past five years. The drive from Las Tablas wanders through amazing scenery and quaint towns. We adore the area, the hotel and its ammenities. Our rooms have always been spotless with a great view to enjoy watching surfers... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I came with to Cambutal on a surf trip with a friend and his wife. They had been before and convinced me to come along this time. Another friend was supposed to come too but had an emergency and did not. It was more than I had planned to spend staying alone but ended up well worth it. The place... More 

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Vista Alegre
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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was a two day overnight to Pedasi to celebrate my birthday. Decided to explore the area drive up the coast and maybe get to Cambutal. Figured we would at least get as far as Playa Venao which we seemed to miss so said "just a little further" as we began a rough road we were told was for about... More 

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband & I went to HPC dozens of times in the last few months. They have the best (and only) wifi in town. We always get the same thing... the cheeseburger and fries with a cold beer. This might sound silly, but their bathrooms are the cleanest in town. We watched most of the World Cup games at the... More 

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38 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed three nights at Hotel Playa Cambutal while visiting friends in this part of Panama paradise. We were on the second floor looking out onto the ocean. The sand is black, the beach is wide during low tide, but if you love surfing and riding the waves on boogie boards, this is the place for it!... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I recently spent 3 nights here. This was my 2nd visit and my wife's 3rd. Hotel Playa Cambutal has a nice surfer family friendly atmosphere. Everything is low key and mellow. Definitely a place to come and relax. Everything was super-clean and well maintained. Things to do: take the 4WD trip to the tidal swimming pool, hike... More 

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Address: Calle Principal, Cambutal, Panama
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Location: Panama > Los Santos Province > Cambutal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Playa Cambutal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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