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“I would not recommend Playa Mango Resort to my friends.” 2 of 5 stars
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Playa Mango Beach Club and Resort Hotel
Bluff Beach Rd. | Big Creek, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Bocas Town
vancouver, WA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“I would not recommend Playa Mango Resort to my friends.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Playa Mango did not live up to the previous reviews. We stayed one week and would have left if we had not prepaid. There has been a change in management and I assume this may be the reason the resort has apparently gone downhill. The linens on the beds are horrible, rough and very pilled. The grounds are poorly maintained with plastic sacks full of cans, wood, broken glass and crumbling sheetrock by the stairs to the upper rooms. The pool could use more upkeep, extra chlorine, scrubbing. There is often a strong smell of sewer by the front entrance. There was no working tv in our room. We were offerred connection to an an antenna that would bring in three local spanish speaking channels. No satellite or cable. The whole place needs a facelift. On the positive side, the TWO service staff work exceptionally hard to allow the guests a pleasant experience. The free coffee in the morning was delicious, breakfast adequate. We did not eat dinner so cannot comment on the food but the bar over the water was not open when we stayed there. The resort has lots of possibilities but it currently is not a place we could recommend.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VoyagerPanama, General Manager at Playa Mango Beach Club and Resort Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2011
Yes, there was a change in management prior to your visit.

I joined the hotel in June '10 as General Manager and resigned effective end February '11. During my tenure, I focused on many of the aspects enumerated by you. I enjoyed serving as host to so many fine guests and appreciate the reviews written while I was at the hotel.

Sincerely, Michael Evnin
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

I spend new years week at the hotel and had a great time.
We got lucky to have Michael, he was a the best person to recomend us the correct people, taxi driver, boat etc
The Hotel is located 10 minuts away on boat ($5 per person) to the best surfing spots in bocas(Paunch, carenero, la curva etc) and the boat will wait for you.
If you wanna keep the boat all day long is only($15 per person) ask for teodoro captain.
I really recomment Bocas del Toro as one of the best Surfing trips you should do.

Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Bozeman, Montana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

My partner and I needed a relaxing get-away and that is exactly what we got when we stayed at Playa Mango. The rooms were very clean and it was very quiet and relaxing. The manager Michael is so friendly and caring. Catilla, the cook/bartender, makes a mean Pina Colada and her cooking was excellent! The pool right off the ocean is a nice touch. There is also a really nice dock where you can sit on the ocean, have a drink, and watch the sunset. Playa Mango is an amazing place for couples, families, or even solos. I would definitely suggest staying here while you are in Bocas.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Santiago
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

We had a really nice, friendly and peacefull experience at the Playa Beach Resort. The locations is perfect, just outside the village and ideal to do by bike (10 minutes biking trip). Also the rooms are clean and provided with airconditioning, the food is explended and we loved the attention we got from the staff and the Manager Michael. He is very thoughtfull and he helps you with everything you need. Also very good to visit with little kids. We brought our son of 2 years old and we had a blast..
Absolute worth going! I recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Courtenay
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

This hotel was a good value, it was very clean, the food was great, staff were very friendly, pool was fantastic and the room comfortable. But the manager (Michael) made our trip so much fun that the hotel was really kind of secondary. He arranged great day trips that fit our budget and always made sure that we paid an appropriate price, suggested restaurants, took care of taxis and made great breakfasts (and conversation). For a family of four this was definitely the best deal in the Bocas. The kids lived in the pool and we ate dinners on the dock over the water.
Hot tip: try the hamburgers, mmm

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Crofton, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

My wife and I have taken a lot of trips over the past couple of years and nothing compares to this one. Micheal Evnin (GM of the resort) greeted us with the most sincere hospitality and took care of us during the entire stay. He gave us great recommendations for things to see and places to go. The entire staff was so friendly! The room was very clean and well maintained. The food and drinks were excellent. The location is great too. It sits right on the beach and has a nice pool/poolside bar. You CANNOT beat the price of the room for the wonderful service and location. It's only a 5 min. taxi ride into town which is very convenient. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone who plans on visiting the beautiful area of Bocas!! I plan on returning very soon!

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Sarpsborg, Norway
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

We stayed for second time at Isla de Colon -Bocas del Toro in Panama. After bad experience first time, in the "downtown", chose we this time a place outside of the centrum. It was HIT !! Close to the town ( 15 min.walking in beautifull green nature-oceanbeach-safe and interesting local culture mix ), undisturbed of other hotels, traffic and street noise, aviable kitchen and bar almoust all the time( with really tasty pizza!!-strong recommended) and very relaxed surroundings, hospitable crew, romantic brew with eating plateau to the sea, valuble private area outside of the room, beautiful oceanview and possibility for tours, trips and transportation by boat directly from the hotels brew to all this unforgettable places / paradise islands we have visisted! and more! Music from the bar, very attractive for teenagers according to need and request was never "too high or too bad"..And lazy evenings in the hammock with cold beer and ocean by night!! After many years with intense travelling and a lot of different places all over the world, we will warm rememberance this hotel and this stay for a long time ..

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Playa Mango Beach Club and Resort Hotel

Address: Bluff Beach Rd. | Big Creek, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Boutique Hotel with 14 rooms and 1 suite, ocean front and with a beautiful pool. All rooms face the ocean and have gorgeous views of Bocas Town and Isla Carenero. ... more   less 
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