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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 of 5 stars
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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

The hotel and location is beautiful. It is a great place to relax and do nothing but enjoy the beautiful views of the islands out in the ocean and watch the large ships waiting for their turn into the canal. The breakfast buffet was average and quite tasty. The lunch buffett on the outside terrace "The Grill" is very good... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Not only is this hotel very beautiful and serene but the service levels match the environment. Beautiful architectural design. Great staff and great food!! I can't wait to visit again.

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

The hotel: we enjoyed the hotel very much. Our room was outstanding - very clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The pools were outstanding. The buffet restaurant isn't fantastic but it's OK. We did eat at the Lighthouse (the finer restaurant) which was pricey but nice for one meal. The... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

A friend of mine, who's a travel agent, called me up with this amazing deal in Panama. This deal happened to be at the Intercon. Playa Bonita. Since her price was amazing I agreed right away without doing much research. Once the trip was charged on my credit card I started reading some reviews. Most were good but some really... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

If you want to swim, shop and do nothing this is the place for you! The rooms are fair over looking well manicured grounds complete with a small golf green, drving net and a rock filled beach... picturesque none the less. Beautiful pools complete with poolside bar, hammocks and sunbeds on the adult side with drapes(grin)! Food is ok you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

The hotel has very nice rooms and a FANTASTIC view of the sea from each balcony. Enjoyed the "hamaca" area very much. Wirleess internet service is spotty and they have a system where you need to purchase access cards with a username and password, Unfortunately, the cards are only available through the business center. Management should make those cards available... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

I stayed here for 3 nights with my boyfriend who was attending a conference. It's a very nice resort if you want to relax. The swimming pools are very nice but there was barely anyone out there. The beach is ok but different taxi drivers recommended to us that we not get in the water because of all of the... More 

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Baltimore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

After touring Panama we decided to end our trip by relaxing at the beach for the last 2 nights. Nice beach and pool area - Ate the buffet dinners and breakfasts each day - they were abundant - perhaps expensive by Panama standards - but not in USA. Room was great. Taxis into Panama City are quite a bit more... More 

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Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

great quiet location for layed back vacation. Service, however was very uneven and mostly very substandard. Food in main restaurant is marginal but the Lighthouse (when open) is very very good. Majority of staff need a training course on how to respond and provide service in a timely manner.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

This is definitely a lovely spot! We had an ocean view room, which overlooked the pools and the Pacific. We could see Isla Taboga from our room, which we had visited a couple of days earlier. It is not far from the entrance to the Canal, and there were always numerous ships lying at anchor waiting to transit, which we... More 

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