We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Contadora Island hotels

Villa Romantica

Playa Cacique | Playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Villa Romantica to your Saves list
Villa Romantica
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
PanamaGirl_42 Panama
  • Overview
  • Reviews (248)
  • Photos (247)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (37)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

248 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my fifth trip to Isla Contadora and the first time I stayed at Villa Romantica. We were all very pleased with our experience. In fact, we liked it so much that we will definitely stay here again. While the rooms are not fancy, they were clean and ours was quite spacious. We did have a sea view room,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I love giving positive reviews. I try to do my research and granted Villa Romantica's reviews aren't very good. I wanted to stay on Isla Contadora for a few days on the beach and wanted to have a hotel where I had a view on the ocean and direct access to the beach. They accepted my booking for the honeymoon... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Panama City, Panama
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Arrival day, people were nice. We had to wait because we were early so we waited at the restaurant with the pleasant smell of sewage. Check in was at 11:00, we rented 3 rooms for my kids. I was told to check my sheets because one of the beds were not changed and they had hairs and that the room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The price for the room is too high for what you get. We pay for a suite and was terrible. The room need A LOT of maintenance, is so sad, because we had a nice ocean view, but they need to invest more in maintenance, in general (rooms, restaurant, everything). We paid for 3 nights, and just stay 1. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boise, Idaho, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contadora Island, Panama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Villa Romantica, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Villa Romantica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa Romantica

Address: Playa Cacique | Playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Villa Romantica reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Romantica Hotel Contadora Island

247 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (228)
Room/suite (46)
View from room (13)
Pool/beach area (26)
Hotel & grounds (49)
Dining (13)
Bathroom (3)
Family/play areas (1)
Videos (1)
Other (76)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (20)
Room/suite (8)
Dining (5)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Contadora Island with
any amenities


Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Villa Romantica staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer