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InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really quite a let down considering the Westin next door was offering very comparable prices. Kicking myself for choosing to staying here. Really expected more from an Intercontinental Brand. Staff: Not great. Not helpful. Just functional. Room: Basic. No mini bar. Lacking ambience. Nice view. Publics spaces: Ok but getting dated. Nothing special. F&b: Avoid buffet totally overpriced for quality... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter turned 11 and we gave ourselves a different present this time, a one day stay at the Playa Bonita. It's great that the hotel is close to the city, as we needed to get promptly back to our daily schedule of work and school. And yet it felt so far away from everything! What we liked: the beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is out of the way, on a small road leading away from the Bridge of the Americas, but it is just the beginning of a great stay at this resort. The hotel is a little dated, but that is it's charm. relaxed, spacious, and mature. The staff is great especially Victor and Joseph the concierge. they assisted me... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to several Intercontinental hotels worldwide and this staff was exceptional. We contacted hotel a week prior to our arrival. Concierge and front desk staffed emailed us promptly and welcomed and confirmed our room reservation. They sent info about hotel amenities and things to do around Panama. We asked hotel to arrange a private taxi pickup from airport... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very well located far from the noise, in the middle of the nature, but at only 40 mins from Panama City. Pros: 1. Location: is an excelent place to rest. You'll be far from all the stress in this place. 2. Comfort: the rooms are very clean and comfortable, all of the with seaview. 3. Staff: very... More 

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ICPlayaBonita, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ana C, Greetings from Panama It was a pleasure to have you as a guest here in our beautiful Hotel. We are so pleased to know that enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate all your comments which will be shared with our entire team. Thank you for take your time in write about us and we hope see... More 

Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my stay in June 2015. I was wearing a knee brace which was stolen by the hotel,staff. I called and went to the hotel and was told that they did not find my knee brace I know I took it off while laying on the bed. And then it disappeared the hotel claims they never found it. It's unfortunate... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear divabling2015, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I certainly appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter about missing personal items to our attention. Guest comfort and safety are of the utmost concern to us and our hotels are committed to making every possible effort to provide a secure environment. Please accept our sincere... More 

Sainte-Therese, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a weekend with my wife. I requested flowers, chocolate and champagne at our arrival for my wife's birthday. Everything was in the room. The food and the service was great. Very quiet and clean place. It is close to the city of Panama (20 minutes) so very convenient. We walked on the beach and took advantage of... More 

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IPB Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear BENOIT L, Greetings from Intercontinental Playa Bonita Thank you so much for your good review, We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay in our facilities. We were so glad in help you with your special request for the birthday of your wife. We are expecting you once again. Best regards IM More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I chose Panama as our honeymoon spot because we didn't want to do a typical Caribbean honeymoon as we are already from the Caribbean (Trinidad). I chose this hotel based on pics that I saw and reviews I read. I must say, it has exceeded my expectations! This hotel is away from the city noise and is... More 

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IPB Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Karen T Warmest regards from Panama. Thank you so much for your review of our Hotel. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Resort, so we value your feedback that will be shared with all our staff in special with Alexis and Cornelio they will be great pride in hear this. We hope you... More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A bit far from civilization but a great place to relax. Wonderful beach and grounds. 5 star buffet meals as well as top notch a-la-carte. Staff not particularly helpful and spoke very little English. Internet was a bit spotty. Great gym.

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IPB Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Brian B. Thank you so much for share your nice experience with us, We are so proud that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful Resort. We will be expecting for you once again to enjoy Best Regards IM More 

Palm Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Although it is isolated on a private beach - which is actually very appealing to me, this hotel is truly excellent. All room face the ocean, the service is first class with English being widely spoken by front desk, concierge and lounge personnel. Breakfast buffet very tasty with a wide variety of foods available.

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IPB Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Richard D, Greeting from Panama Thank you for your excellent review of our hotel. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something We are takes great pride in know, so we value your opinion. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, IM More 

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