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Secrets Playa Bonita Resort and Spa

Road to Veracruz km 7 | Arraijan District, Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Secrets Playa Bonita January 31 through February 5th. We arrived in our rental car and made it through security at the front gate almost too easily. Making our way down the drive to the resort, we were greeted with very professional valet and bellmen who quickly unloaded our car, and ushered us to the check in desks.... More 

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Thank Jay K
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay at Secrets Playa Bonita was our second with a Secrets resort, and fifth with an AM resorts. Secrets Playa Bonita is a beautiful resort . We came here knowing that it would be going thru a transition. We had a nice ocean view from room 117. The beach is a standard Pacific coast beach. Neither of us spent... More 

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Thank Lorna H
Kent, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are secrets members, having been to many secrets resorts. This one is not there yet. It is in the process of being remodeled and maybe in a year will be up to par. One plus is the food. The best resort food we have had yet. Staff is friendly, although they do not have enough staff. The rooms don't... More 

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2 Thank Rodney W
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

when we booked this resort in 2015 it was still under the Intercontinental brand. We were notified in December that it had been upgraded to a Secrets. Unfortunately we did not benefit from the level of Secrets "upgrades" we expected with this change, however we still had a wonderful vacation. The location is gorgeous, the view of the ships waiting... More 

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9 Thank Donna155004
Green Bay, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Secretes, Playa Bonita from January 12 to January 19. We knew when we booked our vacation that the resort was scheduled to open as a Secrets resort on January 7 and expected a few logistic problems associated with opening a resort. There were some problems but our stay was very enjoyable and our current... More 

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9 Thank DePere
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel because of the Secrets website. It showed a brand new hotel, after checking in I found out it's the old Intercontinental Hotel. The hotel was under renovation that was not disclosed to me with jackhammers going off day and night. The worst was the food, Couples were walking out of the restaurants because the food was... More 

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Thank D M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has potential but when we visited it never should have opened. English speaking staff was very very limited but the service was top notch - the staff worked very hard to attend to the guests - Secrets should not have reopened until some changes were made. This hotel was the InterContinental a few weeks before we arrived. The... More 

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2 Thank vsolo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Resort location excellent to and from the Airport, service and staff were amazing. Food in all restaurants was exceptional including the VIP Lounge. Spa service were excellent and as well. Highly recommend the Panama City and Canal and the Embera Village tour. No rain so most of the days were spent at the beach. The gym offer an excellent view... More 

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have only been here 2 days so far.....but our experience has been great. Very friendly and eager to please staff. Found seats at the preferred pool at 10:30 and have had attentive service all day. Bars and restaurants have been quite good and the rooms are beautiful. Beach and water clean.....several people swimming today. Will report more as week... More 

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12 Thank Jeff D
Ada, ok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated in a number of reviews, this property is now a Secrets. As loyal Secrets guests, we were very disappointed in this trip. That said, the facility is beautiful and except for no water one night, the room was just fine. In addition, Zancheliona at the pool area is outstanding. He is exactly the type of individual we've experienced... More 

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