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Villa Romantica

Isla Contadora | Playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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84 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had eaten at Villa Romantica restaurant our last trip to Contadora and the food and atmosphere were really good. We returned this last trip, only to find the menu has more than doubled in price and the quality of food has not kept up. Our waitress was nice, but service was still very slow. Had the quality of the... More 

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Thank BHarris63
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went expecting to enjoy a beautiful, quiet tropical beach but, to our disappointment, found that the hotel has loud, awful music blaring out of huge speakers during most of the day. In addition, there are piles of garbage, old equipment and broken beach umbrellas dumped on the access road and path that go down to the beach... You would... More 

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Thank Elisabeth M
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant maybe has the best food in the island but the service is rude, even the food was delicious the prices are overrated, the good thing is in front of one of the best beaches when the tide is high

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Thank ismael1977
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Villa Romantica, folks, is no more (just as well). It's now Perla Real by the Sea, a sister property of the Perla Real Inn, a B/B that's inland. Earlier reviews, say, from before Fall, 2015? no longer apply--and the renovation is still ongoing (our experience, for example,during Xmas week, seems to have been markedly better than the ones described a... More 

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4 Thank J H
Murphy, North Carolina
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102 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

No hot water which was a problem. The room was fine but do not expect anything special. Breakfast was cooked to order and the coffee was better then average. Had to spend 2 days here and it was fine! Owners son was great

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3 Thank Jim M
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 3Ds after filming an adventure reality show, on Isla San Telmo... A fantastic setting and friendly staff. I was surprised how luxurious the hotel was despite being a two ferry from Panama... Lots of things to do - water sports. Or you can completely relax or your own deserted island with home comforts. Ask for Charlie... More 

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1 Thank DanielCampion84
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Was a place more ineptly named? It could be not just Romantica, but the Pearl in Las Perlas, but lack of EVERYTHING apart from the location puts this in the also ran league. OK so we didn't stay here, but after our visit I can confirm that I will not be staying! I sailed to Las Perlas with my partner... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First I qualify this by saying we did not stay here. We were part of the Sea Las Perles ferry and coming to Romantica was part of the package so that we could spend time on the beach. What we did see, yes, the place is in need of repair, but then again, so is everything in Panama. They appeared... More 

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2 Thank Tiffany K
Panama
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This hotel can be awesome if you really lower what you expect from it. If I have to summarize the issue in a few words, I would say there is no investment in the facility. Both in terms of human resources and infrastructure! The location is prime. It is right on the beach and that beach is really cool with... More 

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3 Thank Mustafa K
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was quite unsure about staying in this hotel due to comments read on tripadvisor. However, I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found when I arrived. You couldnt have a more idyllic setting for a hotel, looking down onto a beautiful beach. I really enjoyed the fact that the beach was so quiet, considering... More 

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Beltram, Inhaber at Villa Romantica, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for the very detailed and informative review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to welcome you again at Villa Romantica! More 

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