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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Road to Veracruz Km 6, Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place, wonderful spa, fun activities, including lively afternoon dance lessons at poolside. Great restaurants, fresh and delicious foods. Guillermo provided us with terrific service and taught us a lot about Panama. Beach not for swimming but oodles of colorful seashells along the shoreline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the chance to stay unfortunately only one night, we spend another night in the Intercontinental Playa Bonita while only for a very brief stay in Panama. As I mentioned in my review at the IHG, it is worth to book the Westing, the value proposition (just below $200 US) is simply so much better! Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel August 13th, 2014 for one night. We had an oceanview room on the 15th floor, and had excellent view of the anchorage area for waiting ships through the canal, and overlooked the many pools and beach area. Upon arrival at the check-in counter, John greeted us with a smile, and provided us with information regarding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Aug 17-18 2014. We were very pleasantly surprised what a nice hotel this is. It not your typical beach hotel. This is an upscale, truly 5 star hotel with all the SPG benefits. Don't expect a great beach - you'll need to go up the Pacific coast for big waves. But the beach was very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at 5 hotels in our tour in Panama. This was the nicest. The property itself is beautiful. I would recommend the ocean view balcony. You can see the boats going in and out of the canal. Just note there is nothing near this hotel. There are 5 pools. The ocean I was told not to swim in... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here in June of this year and it was fantastic! Everyone in all of the restaurants were so nice and helpful even despite the language barrier. We had a ocean view room which was the ONLY way to go. Its amazingly beautiful. The rooms were nice and comfortable always very clean. Only issue we encountered is one night before... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit far out of the city but otherwise a great place to relax and do nothing. Also good for couples who have kids (they have a kids club). The restaurants were good and very well priced for a Westin.

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San Ramon, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're used to decent and reasonable service, stay away from this hotel. From the concierge to the receptionist to the restaurant staff, this was the most awful hotel experience I've ever had. 1. Check in/receptionist: Could not validate my rate, even after having discussed it with them. I had to get an email printed out for them to verify.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful room with ocean views and the grounds (especially the pools) are just fantastic. Customer service was fitting for a Starwood property & the concierge was a great help with planning excursions. Where this property is truly lacking is the quality of food. We didn't get the all-inclusive package (thankfully in retrospect) but ate at the hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is good, not great but good. Good rooms, large, nice bathroom. Good hotel structure, but buffet restaurant is average. They should have more simple options (like a pasta, etc) and better service. They have other restaurants but I did not have the chance to go.

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Address: Road to Veracruz Km 6, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Playa Bonita Panama 4*
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The personification of the destination: Where natural serenity meets industrial glamour - Westin Playa Bonita Panama is strategically located alongside the Pacific Ocean, on a mile long stretch of golden sand on Playa Bonita Beach, surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, and a quick 20-minute drive from the metropolitan capital of Panama City. Nestled alongside the stunning Pacific Ocean, The Westin Playa Bonita is near celebrated sites like the Panama Canal's Miraflores Locks and just a 20-minute drive from Panama City, the exhilarating capital of the Republic of Panama ... more   less 
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