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Villa Marina Lodge

Playa Venao, Pedasi, Panama (Formerly Villa Marina Retreat)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Villa Marina has the perfect location on the end of a beautiful beach...it feels like you have it to yourself. The stone infinity pool was lovely. The service (Phillip) was great. The food (breakfast, and we enjoyed one dinner) was delicious. Our room (#5) had double doors that opened to a porch facing the beach. Although there were other guests,... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Poor bedding, noisy airco units, overpriced, worn out furniture, breakfast table unstable, seats on terrace come with dangerous nails. TV remote control was falling apart, our laundry was chlorine stained, hotel needs a lot of TLC. We were the only guests and had to sleep in beds built for dwarfs. Staff and management extremely friendly did not make up for... More 

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VAPE_CM, Community Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, We regret that your experience at our hotel has not met your expectations. We've taken note of your observations and we will make the appropriate corrections. Also, we would like to thank you for your review because it gives us the opportunity to know the opinion of our guests to continuously improve our service. Best Regards More 

Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We tried very late to find a place to go for the Easter Weekend (being expats we didn't realize that every place is booked early). I finally found this hotel that said they had availability Sat and Sun. We wanted to leave Friday but NOTHING was available anywhere so this was the best we could get. We ended up being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family and I have stayed at various hotels in Pedasi and the surrounding area, and Villa Marina is one of our favorites. The hotel is ideally located right on the beach at Playa Venao. It is at the East end of the beach, about 500 yards away from the popular surfing area, so it is much quieter than the... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A great find - our first time. We joined my brother and his wife who have been there many times. A nicely kept secret. The pictures do not completely portray the great setting, all rooms face the water, and the pool does too. All meals are taken facing the ocean as well. The staff is incredibly nice and accommodating and... More 

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Las Tablas, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Villa Marina is great for couples!! I went with my wife, sadly just one night. This is a peace and quiet perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature. The swimming pool is great, very refreshing. It has full view of the beach. This beach is public but it seems as it's private. The tv room is big and spacious, big plasma... More 

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Panama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The setting is wonderful, the pool and the beach right in front of you. I found some of the staff, to be hmmm not unfriendly, but uninterested possible a better way to put it. The rooms are basic for the price, the food even worse than basic and expensive. I wouldn't stay there again. It should be wonderful, but they... More 

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Kitchener
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed one night at this hotel which is located very close to Playa Venao beach. The hotel needed a good cleaning both around the grounds and the pool. When we arrived we had confirmed a king size bed but were offered two single beds in a very tiny room. After much discussion a more appropriate room was found, however,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

This small hotel was quite lovely with well taken care of gardens and a very nice pool. We found our room to be more expensive than the other B&B's that we stayed at in Panama. Our room ran $195, when most of our other rooms were running about $90. The hotel is directly on the beach which could account for... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This is a gem of a location with the retreat located right on a protected area of the beach. The view is beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded. We were delighted to have parrots visit us while we were sitting in the shade relaxing and reading. The resort is rustic and our room and bed were in need of updating. The room... More 

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