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InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

What a great hotel - great food, great staff, great location... just a 20 min drive from the city! We booked two rooms...both were clean, spacious, modern, comfortable. The all-inclusive buffet was one of the best we've ever come across. The fish and desserts were to die for! The views are spectacular, the pools lovely and warm, the staff friendly... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

The hotel is gorgeous, the service exceptional! I am baffled by the less than stellar reviews as my travel companions and I vacation in warmer climates each winter and in Europe each summer... we're all extremely picky when it comes to location/accomodation/food and never settle for anything less than extraordinary. Our vacation in Panama was made thoroughly enjoyable by the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

This resort hotel is lovely. The services is good, the people are kind and helpful. The buffet was a bit boring, but as it was included in our price, we made do with it. Being non-meat eaters made it a bit difficult for us sometimes, so we existed on salads, fruits, fish and eggs. Oh well, at least I didn't... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

We booked two rooms, for me and my wife, our three children ages 3-6, and my mother in law. Getting to the hotel was only 20 minutes from the city, very easy drive. The hotel itself is beautiful, the rooms are nice sized and confortable, and the pool is great. It has two infinity pool, and adult pool, and a... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

The view was great. A little bit far to travel out to everything but it is isolated like if we had our own little island. Our phone wasn't working and it took them a while to get it fix. Had to ask them to refill the shampoo. Lots of bugs. But it is a nice resort to get away. Outdoor... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

Not Deep Woods Off, not camping store REI's Jungle Juice, not Defender (provided by this hotel) - nothing kept me from getting 34 bites in 3 days by something I never saw! The Concierge said they're called chitras (SHE-truhs) and they're not mosquitoes, they're sand flies, and they prefer women. Internet research suggests 1000mg odorless garlic 2-3 times a day... More 

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Atlanta GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

The Playa Bonita is a nice hotel but not an exceptional hotel. The setting is very nice, good beach area, wonderful pools and views. Its at the mouth of the canal and you can watch the boats line up to go in. It is away from the downtown area of Panama City so if you are looking for a beach... More 

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Woodbridge, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

It's one of the few on the beach hotels but it comes at a premium. Food was overly priced and slow even by local standards. The lunch buffet was $22.50 and dinner buffet was $40. The bar service was particularly bad. Even when the bar was not busy drinks took a while to get to the table and menus also... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

Great resort, excellent value at $149/night which included a full cook to order breakfast. Clean rooms with good air conditioning, all are ocean front with balconies. Modern bathroom, stocked mini bar, fast internet, satelite TV. Resort is out from the city, which allowed for wonderful relaxation. Hotel website said cab to resort was $45-$60 but I rented a car from... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

Staying here was a treat for us. We were 4 people sharing a room which made it a decent value. The hotel is beautiful. Great pools and grounds. Our room was very nice. The staff was only OK. The taxi's to town were very overpriced. You do need to check your bill when you get home. They overcharged us and... More 

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