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InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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boston
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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My entire stay at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita can be summed up as underwhelming. The place is dated with ratan furniture throughout that looks like a 70s movie. The room is clean but looks dated because of the furnishings. Additionally I barely saw any staff while I was there so never got that feeling that one gets when staying a... More 

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Stow, Ohio, United States
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lovely place outside of Panama City is like stepping into another world. The landscaping, the pools, the ocean view, the food and the service are excellent. Juan Pablo made sure we were well-cared for and answered all our questions.

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St. John's, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel. I only got to spend the one night but the hotel was beautiful. We had a great meal that night and the next morning, the sunrise over the Pacific highlighted the ships waiting to enter the Canal.

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

Dear Chech1965 Thank you so much for your 5 star calification and to take the time to write your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope next timé you can stay longer. Best regards, IM More 

Palatine, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked 6 nights all inclusive but checked out after 2 nights. The food was great but the beach was nothing like the pictures here!! The murky water was cold and dirty, probably from thousands of ship passing into the canal. Yes, the hotel is right next to the Panama Canal. The beach was non existent in the afternoons as... More 

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

Dear Oksana K Hope everything is going well, we appreciate your time to share your opinion with us and we are going to take in consideration your opinión. Best regards, IM More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have long been faithful Intercontinental customers but some of the reviews on the website worried me a little when I booked two suites for a two night stay for my birthday. The truth of the matter is that I loved it. We were offered a kind upgrade as Platinum Ambassadors, the views are beautiful, the location feel tranquil and... More 

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

Dear eurolondoner On behalf all our staff we are so glad to know you enjoyed your stay in our Resort. Thanks for share your nice reviews and we share your opinion with Valerio and Desia as well as your five star qualify. We hope you come back again. Best regards, IM More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great facilities. Great locality. Hotel is family friendly but childcare needs attention. Our grandchildren (4 and 5 years) were released from the children's crèche with no supervision - we found them wandering about pool area! Food was definitively not five star quality.

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

Dear. John B We sincerely appreciate your time to write your comments and also that you enjoyed your stay in our Resort. We will send your reviews to the committee and we hope you can visit us soon so we can take care of improving your stay. Have a good day Best regards, IM More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently travelled to Playa Bonita...I call it La Isla Bonita..affectionately. Resort facilities are perfecto. Location is amazing tucked away but about 45 mins from Panama city downtown, hospitality, cleanliness, concierge services for discussing several nearby restaurant options in addition to the resort facilities is good. Infinity pool is so relaxing overlooking the Pacific ocean, there are cabbanas to spend... More 

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

Dear Asawari P On behalf all staff from intercontinental playa bonita we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure for us to have you in our hotel, also we really appreciated your five star qualification that make us feel proud of been part of your memorable stay. Is very important and motivated for us... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience staying at this property for the spring break. It was great to get up to the scenic landscape right out of your room. Breakfast was very nice. However, I would recommend a breakfast included option as it gets expensive if you are going to pay for a family of 3. Being a vegetarian I was... More 

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

Dear Keyur S. Grettings from Panamá Thank you so much for your comments and also thanks for your five star qualification. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We value your feedback and We will share with all our staff. We hope you will visit us again so spend a good stay in our Resort Thanks... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in the middle of the coastal rain forest. The staff at the reception was very helpful and they took us to our room. The room was big and very comfortable, but more important it was clean and tidy. We had a great view of the social areas and the beach. You can even watch the merchant ships... More 

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

Dear Zerosxt, We really appreciated your nice riviews and your five star qualification it is a pleasure hear do you enjoyed your stay in our Resort. Thanks so much for take your time in share your opinión. We will be expecting you next visit our Hotel Best Regards IM More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed a few weeks ago, this place is an excellent, quiet and relaxing resort, the room was wonderfull, the view, the smell, everything. Have an amazing beach for a lovely walk. The crew was specially warm and kind, the reception give me a delicious "cocaditas". Hope to come back for more days and with my family.

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

Dear cesar q, Warmest regards from Panama On behalf of all our staff thanks so much, we are so glad to know you enjoyed your stay in our nice Resort. Thanks for share your nice reviews. We hope you come back again . Sincerely IM More 

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