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“The BEST resort experience I have ever had!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Playa Mango Beach Club and Resort Hotel
Bluff Beach Rd. | Big Creek, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama   |  
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Ranked #11 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Crofton, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The BEST resort experience I have ever had!!!!!”
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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  • 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
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Sarpsborg, Norway
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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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Golden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

The manager Michael was very nice and arranged some excellent horseback riding for my customers.

The location is nice and quiet, there is a nice pool, cute and friendly bar staff, and the rooms are fantastic.

The location is a little bit out of town but the manager knew many trustworthy boat captains and taxis that we could take back and forth.

The price of the hotel was fantastic for the service.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010 via mobile

Excellent value for money option on Isla Colon just outside Bocas Town!

Initially, we had some doubts based on the previous reviews on TripAdvisor. Since this was the only affordable place with a swimming pool on the island, we decided to call the new manager (Michael). Over the phone, he already convinced us of the improvements he made, so we decided to give it a try.
 
We are extremely happy we did, because Playa Mango offered us a trully excellent stay:
- nice and clean swimming pool
- comfortable rooms with good bed, excellent combination of airco and fan and free wifi in room
- delicious food and drinks at reasonable price (try the pasta with shrimps!)
- last but not least, extremely friendly and helpful staff who all speak English well

We would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for more luxury than a hostel, without paying western resort prices.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

I found the Playa Mango to be a very comfortable and friendly place to spend 10 days of my month long vacation. My intention was to spend a few nights here and there in different resorts in and around Bocas Del Tora. What I found was that most of the area attractions could be booked from and accessed from Playa Mango. The boat dock at the hotel was really handy. Cabs into town were only 2 bucks each way. The manager of Playa is really friendly and helpful. He and the staff try hard to please, and in my opinion they do. He is upgrading the restaurant which I thought was already pretty good food. He is giving the place some TLC which is needed because of the humid climate. The rates are fair for what you get if you value a good time and making new friends.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

Mike the new manager is great and the hotel was the perfect place to stay for me in Bocas. The water taxi dock is awesome and is possible to ocean kayak right outside your front door!

To get away from it all....this is a great place!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

As mentioned in other reviews the hired staff at the hotel were quite nice. Also the location was good for water taxi pick up, and for walking along the road and visiting nice beaches nearby. However you cant swim in the ocean near the hotel due to jelly fish and stingrays. And the pool is not appealing due to lack of cleanliness. Plus the staff had kids living at the hotel who were often in the pool making lots of noise with other kids from the area. The whole place was dirty, divey and dingy including our room. We didnt even have a proper door on our bathroom and the room had no shelves, bureau or anywhere to put our stuff. The sheets felt like burlap and I got some "mysterious" bites all over my torso and chest-- bedbugs??? The breakfast was white bread and fruit. No drinking water was provided. This for $100 a night?!? This is central america! I would maybe feel OK about spending $20 on this place. If you want to stay out of town try "Los Coralinas" down the way-- we had a great dinner there and it looked clean and was located at a beach where you could surf and swim.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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mangobeach1, Manager at Playa Mango Beach Club and Resort Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2010
I am Michael Evnin, the new General Manager of the Playa Mango Resort Hotel, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Some recent reviews have been less than complimentary. We are now under new manangement (myself) and I assure TripAdvisor and future guests that we will be doing everything possible to turn things arround so that all reviews are positive.

Cleanliness and order - attention to detail - are uppermost in my mind. Come back and see for yourself.
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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 #11 of 14 hotels in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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