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“Quiet Getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Playa Cambutal
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Principal, Cambutal, Panama   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Cambutal B&B and Inns
Panama City, Panama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Quiet Getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Gorgeous out of the way location. Nice staff, clean rooms, and wonderful pool right on the ocean! The staff was very accommodating, in fact, it was my birthday and they surprised me with a cake! Going above and beyond quest service (and some English is spoken)

Room Tip: All about the same I think, although quieter on the upper floor I would imagine!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Gorgeous hotel, beautiful details in the construction and design. All rooms have balconies overlooking the ocean, queen beds and gorgeous bathrooms. Made from river rock I assume. What a huge, gorgeous immaculate pool...so nice to have a fresh water pool!! Very friendly staff and great breakfast. Cheap drinks and great poolside service..brought us drinks and bath sheets. Our dinner was excellent, we also ate at the Italian place next door..excellent and the little open air local spot...had wonderful corvina and great cervasa fria!! Very relaxing, perfect couple of days..hanging out on the beach,.Walk to the caves at low tide and climb up and over, lots of fun. We also drove until the road ended to Playa Blanco!! Gorgeous!! My favorite spot this trip,.(we only visited the Pacific coast this trip, have also been to the Bocas Islands, from CR). Beautiful area!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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antwerp
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Playa Cambutal for 3 nights.
The hotel Is on a quiet and very beautiful beach.
The rooms are not large but nice and with a very good working shower.
There is a large pool.
Drinks and food are reasonably cheap. We had tuna on two nights, delicious.
In all a very good hotel but it’s a bit expensive, certainly to Panamanian standards.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chitre, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great place for a relaxed getaway. The rooms are very comfortable and with beautiful ocean views. The only problem was the food, they did not have fish on their menu, which is very strange for a beach hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My wife and I just spent one night at the hotel and were so very impressed.The owner/manager did everything he could to make us very comfortable.The food was excellent .Gorgeous on the beach views from our room.The hotel itself has some absolutely amazing wood work in and outside it.It is truly some of the finest finishing I have ever seen,The beach is extremely clean and the hotel works very hard to be eco friendly.
We will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: I honestly would say all the rooms are excellent as they all face the beach
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boquete, Panama
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Air conditioned. Hot shower. Bedside view of surfers surfing at the hotest spot in the location. Pool. Bar. Firm beds. Great hot shower. Great beach for walking or jogging. At night, there are guides to show you turtleslaying eggs for $10. All in all this is a deluxe accomodation. We will definately be coming back again and again !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Perched in a cozy beach side town in Playa Cambutal, Tonosi, Panama. Feels like a throwback to a type of rural beach travel that I thought was extinct. Pristine black sand beaches where you can walk for miles at low tide, explore tidepools, caves, and forest trails. Even saw some monkeys :)

Hotel: Beautiful rustic meets modern look. The landscaping is gorgeous. Definitely the nicest hotel for miles around. The rooms were spotless and spacious. They are finished with local wood sinks and furniture. The owners used river rocks and tile in the shower w/ hot water and great water pressure (not always easy to find in Central America) . Great breakfast included, standout cafe con leche.

Surf: Beach break out front - travel by 4 wheel drive to nearby point breaks. Uncrowded and can get HUGE during a swell.

A few local restaurants (local fish, plantains etc) and a couple of American/Euro restaurants within walking distance. We met a guy from Denver who is building a restaurant/wine bar, we'll have to come back.
The owner, Albierro, was super cool and has perfect english. He arranges nature tours, horseback riding, anything you want to do.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Playa Cambutal

Address: Calle Principal, Cambutal, Panama
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Location: Panama > Los Santos Province > Cambutal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cambutal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Playa Cambutal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Azuero Peninsula of Panama,Hotel Playa Cambutal is surrounded by beautiful black sand beaches, excellent surf breaks and world class fishing. Affordable luxury in an unspoiled yet to be discovered tropical paradise. Hotel Playa Cambutal, a beachfront boutique hotel, prides itself in providing personalized attention. The hotel combines relaxation, comfort and a wide variety of eco friendly activities for the adventurous traveler. Discover what Cambutal has to offer. ... more   less 
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