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.

“Awesome experience!!! I highly recommend this amazing place and the people are lovely :)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Contadora Island Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Contadora Island Inn to your Saves list
Contadora Island Inn
Archipelago de Las Perlas | Beachfront, Panama Province, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Antelope, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome experience!!! I highly recommend this amazing place and the people are lovely :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

My friend and I stayed at the CII for a couple of nights and it was very nice. We met Tony on our ferry ride over to the island who immediately took care of us when we arrived on the beach. He was very accommodating, knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. He answered our questions and assisted us with everything we needed. He even went out of his way to help us coordinate our plans for the next part of our trip on the last day of our stay at the inn. We also met the owners and some of the other staff who were all very friendly and helpful. Our stay was very comfortable and relaxing and I would definitely go again. I would love to take my fiance there for a nice getaway as well :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

223 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    153
    58
    8
    4
    0
See reviews for
36
101
16
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had a lovely stay at Tony's (that is what everyone on the Island refers to it as). Incredibly friendly and would drop us off where ever we needed to go. When we were there the Island was in the middle of the worst drought on memory with water being shipped in from the mainland. Many places were not taking on guests due to the water shortage. So we were conscious to ration the water we did have. Breakfasts were also very delicious!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I stayed at the Contadora Island Inn for a few days in August of 2013 and found it to be very reasonably priced, with excellent accommodations, and most importantly, a very friendly staff. The room was very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated, bathroom was spacious and clean and had hot showers. Tony and Melinda were very welcoming and instantly made us feel right at home. They told us everything they knew about the island, and gave us some ideas and expertise for the rest of our trip through Panama. We enjoyed talking with them over breakfast, and knew we could always come to them with questions. The bed and breakfast feel was very nice, and gave us the chance to meet other travelers while we ate breakfast and started our day. The Inn is walking distance from all the restaurants and beaches, and we were picked up in a golf cart when we arrived and dropped off by the golf cart when we left. What more could you ask for? We were so happy to have found this place and cannot wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Best, Nederland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

In November me and my girlfriend stayed in the Contadora Island Inn. Tony showed us around the island after picking us up at the landing lane (there is not an airport, you just walk out of your your plane and off the landing lane). There was only one other couple at the Inn. We booked the "Bobo de Pates Azules" which is a small room with a queen size bed and a basic but decent bathroom. The airconditioning functions well which is important at night. A nice feature of this room is that it has a small deck with a table and chairs where you can sit and have a drink at night.

During the day we stayed at the beach of Hotel Romanticó, where we had lunch as well. Tony gave us a ride to a restaurant in the evening and on our way back at night he passed by a guy who organizes snorkeling tours which we booked for the next day. I would definately recommend the Contadora Island Inn, it's a good value for money option!

Room Tip: "Bobo de Pates Azules" is a good room for couples. It has a nice deck where you can have a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow, Russia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed on the island from 1 till 7, May 2013. It was a very pleasant stay really. The island is beautiful, the sea is clear and very warm. The beaches are good, white sand, nice surrounding. There are more civilised beaches, like near Villa Romantico with sunbeds and bar nearby. We preferred plya Larga and the Nudist beach (though you do not have to be nude there). There was nothing there exept sand and trees, but no people at all and amaising view. You can find a couple of restourants on the island, the food is good, fresh fish. Contadora Island Inn is a nice place to stay. Clean and quiet, not big. It has no direct access to the beach, you may want to rent a golf cart for tansportation. The island is small but it is not flat and it might be hard to walk uphill/downhill in a hot afternoon. Tony, the manager, is great! Very helpful. He really cares for guests and this place. I definitly recommend this B&B.
If you are planning a trip to Contadora you probably should keep in mind the following: it is not a 5 star super resort, it's a simple island where people can just enjoy nature and peace. Water is a problem. Hot water does not exsist, you will have kind of warm, but since it's very hot, it's ok. No big varaity at breakfast. You will have eggs every morning plus fruits, toasts, jam, juice. I brought some cheese with me as I cannot have eggs 6 mornings in a row.
It was a very nice, very relaxing vacations.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Tony was more than welcoming! He picked us up straight from the ferry and then proceeded to take us on a tour of the island in his golf cart! Tony has a fun and easy going attitude and he is a friend you want to have on this tiny little island. He had suggestions for snorkeling to the best beaches to the best food and bars in town. You are able to rent golf carts from Tony for a very reasonable price. All in all the all of the fellow travelers at the Contadora Island Inn were practically like family by the end of our stay (which was about 24 hours). This was a memorable experience and I would highly suggest it to any of my friends or family visiting Panama.

Room Tip: Tony is updating all of the rooms in May 2013 (I think..) but all the rooms were spacious and had A...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We flew into Isla Contadora thru AirPanama. I contacted Tony the day before and he stated he would be there to pick us up. We arrived 20 minutes early and Tony arrived saying he heard the plane come in. Tony gave us a tour of the island on the way to the Inn.

I recommend renting a golf cart for $50. There are a few markets and resturaunts. We had the Inn to ourselves. Tony was a knowledgable and great host.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Contadora Island Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Contadora Island Inn

Address: Archipelago de Las Perlas | Beachfront, Panama Province, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Contadora Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Contadora Island Inn 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:
Contadora Island Hotel Contadora Island

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Contadora Island Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.