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Villa Romantica

Playa Cacique | Playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
Philip K Miami, Florida
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boise, Idaho, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have never written a review before but our recent 5 days at Villa Romantica have prompted me to step into virgin territory. First, everything everyone says below is true, both good and bad. I'd like to update because it does appear the staff are getting the message. There was no loud music anywhere. They had shampoo and conditioner, but someone... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is in a beautiful location, the food is good and the service excellent. My friend had fallen, severely injured his knee and was unable to move without assistance. The staff were wonderful and assisted him in every way possible. When it looked like there would not be a seat on the ferry back to Panama City the manager,... More

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Contadora Island, Panama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

There are a number of issues we did not like about this hotel - The food is mediocre though I think the cook tries his best The management is totally indifferent - they simply do not care if you have any issues. The French owner-manager keeps his distance from the guests for obvious reasons - usually just sits in the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed at Villa Romantica a few days after the new year. We booked our rooms by sending an email directly to the hotel around mid November. We gave our dates and then called in our credit card number to confirm the reservation. The English of the woman who took our call was better than our Spanish. It was an... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

They double-charged our bill, and are ignoring our requests to refund us. Thieves. Very dirty place, horrible rooms, bad service. They didnt show up for pick up, nearly made us miss our return flight, boat trip was horrible, food disgusting. Never go there

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Villa Romantica nearly ruined our holiday. We were booked in for 5 nights via booking.com 2 weeks in advance of our stay, and then on new years eve (4 nights before our stay) they emailed to say that they didn't have availability. By which point we had already booked return boat tickets to Contadora. We eventually found alternative accommodation, but... More

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San Jose CA
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31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I consider the water, beach and setting to overcome many of the deficiencies of the hotel but I understand that this is an island with limited resources and I imagine that the small hotels have to struggle with some lacks not in their own control. I imagine but don't know for sure that clean water and electricity are not in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

the 3 people in our group are experienced global travelers...there are very few countries on this planet which we have not yet visited...and we have been enjoying our stay on contadora island. the experience we had at villa romantica for a meal is almost beyond description...let's start with the washroom...filthy, stinky, no toilet paper and a toilet that did not... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Firstly I must be fair and explain that i booked this through a travel agent in panama city on the day before I arrived on the island. Whether there was a miscommunication between agent and hotel I don't know, but I didn't get what I was promised I would. Upon arrival I was asked whether id like to pay an... More

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Perfect location right on the beach. Everybody at the hotel was very friendly and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Pascal who is the manager spoke both English and Spanish (and French obviously) and was very welcoming and hospitable, and the girls on the desk (sorry I'm hopeless with names) were always cheerful and went out of their way to... More

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Also Known As:
Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Villa Romantica Hotel
Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Address: Playa Cacique | Playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Contadora Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small family hotel, situated directly at the most beautiful beach of Contadora, the Playa Cacique. Friendly and calm atmosphere off the beaten track. Ideal for relaxation and recreation. 14 charmingly furnished rooms, 10 of which with view of the sea. Honeymoon-suite, panorama terrace, stylish restaurant directly at the sea. Fresh fish and seafood every day, hot stone and fondue menus. Good value for money. Friendly and partly multilingual staff. Internet free of charge. Free tours of the island. Snorkelling equipment and fishing rod. Minigolf free of charge. ... more   less 
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