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Paseo Urraca 50 | Pearl Islands Panama, Panama Province, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014
IslandgirlB San Jose, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunetely we had a dissapointing experience at the Perla Real Inn. It basically started upon arrival, we expected a luxurious hotel (seeing we were paying $135 a night) but the 'entrance' is nothing more than a corridor with a small (very cluttered) office on the side. Our room was ok, but really small. We had left our big bags in... More

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San Jose, California
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Perla Real. Where to begin. First off, the pictures on the website make Perla Real seem a bit more fancy and plush than it is in person. Upon arrival we were disappointed to see that the inn is somewhat weathered and worn, in spite of the fact that the staff do a great deal to... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Perla Inn is the place to stay in Contadora. The Inn is what you see on the website. Everything works and the owner is always there if you need anything. What I need to mention is that don't expect this island to be Sardegna (for example). For me it was one of the best experiences ever because it provided what... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Although the hotel is not right on the beach, this is the perfect spot if you want a peaceful and quiet vacation. Walking distance from all the beaches and restaurants, Perla Real is a great place to stay in Contadora. Our favorite part of the hotel: no noise! Coming from the big busy city this is a great place to... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you are an early riser (5:30am) like me, you may spot Owner/resident MariJose coming back from a jog around the island, watering the plants or getting coffee ready for guests at her recently remodeled boutique hotel at Isla Contadora. Rooms are spacious, split A/C's and foam top beds are all part of the unique experience at Perla Real. The... More

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Millbrae, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed for two nights at Perla Real, the staff was very accommodating and friendly the service in general was outstanding, the room was clean, the bed and pillows were ok, the only issue with the room was the shower not hot water and no much pressure on the shower head; but this won't keep me away from this place, I... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed at Perla Real in March for 2 nights. It was really a good experience. Rooms are very clean, nice linen, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi available, small refrigerator. Maria had really done a great job by changing a lot in the hotel, I stayed there 2 years ago under different owner and it was completely different. She upgraded the... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Mari has done a wonderful job of upgrading the hotel experience on Contadora. The Perla Real as you will find it today is newly renovated boutique hotel with 1000 TPI linens and everything works!!! The showers were wonderful, the rooms immaculate and the enclosed courtyard offers a great spot to relax as you enjoy your evening aperitif. The staff are... More

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

great hotel great price great service. went last weekend with my husband is easy to book everything from the ferry to the hotel we got earlier and the rooms were ready for us before check in time one of the guys from the staff gave us a ride to.villa llopi best place ever and the beaches are perfect i would... More

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed at Villa Llopis, a brand new addition to the Perla Real. It's just a quick drive in one of their little carts from the main Inn. The house is overlooking the water. We woke each morning to amazing views. There's a great pool and it's only a two minute walk to one of the best beaches on the... More

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Address: Paseo Urraca 50 | Pearl Islands Panama, Panama Province, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
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Perla Real is a boutique style inn which has recently been remodeled and now focuses on high end design and unique rooms that each offers a different marine related theme. The inviting and warm atmosphere of the hotel is due to our customer service which is personalized for each guest according to their needs and what they would like to get out of their experience in Contadora. We assure our guests a pleasant experience with us from our welcome cocktail all the way to dropping them off in the airport. During the day our guests get to explore the island’s beaches in our quads and mules that come with coolers with refreshments for the day. During night time we let them unwind in our common areas by offering them a relaxing ambiance with lounge music and a bar service. In addition we can refer our guests to our tours and aquatic activities. ... more   less 
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