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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A recent change in ownership led to a change in name (from Perla Real Cacique to Mar y Oro). It's not quite "oro" yet. I can't speak to the pricing as our rooms were part of a package. Most of the fixings still said "Perla Real" (beach towels, shower curtain, etc.) The tap water everywhere on the island is not... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I rented the suite, considering the price I expected much more, toilet was leaking and it was not very clean. The mattress was very uncomfortable and clearly not renewed in a very long time. Owners are very friendly though. When telling this to the owners not much response came.

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Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This hotel claims to be one of the best in the Island of Contadora. It is not cheap (around $200 per night) and you don't get the service for it. The rooms are clean, but there is no fresh water to shower. You need to use filtered salty sea water. That sucks. Another thing I noticed is the increased rates... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It is very objective, with the limitations of the island in terms of electricity, potable water, and other supplies. This hotel offers a pleasant stay and lends itself to a romantic weekend space. With a spectacular view of the sea and a restaurant with a good selection and quality food. It has rooms of various sizes and prices. Each room... More 

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Thank Alira C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This hotel has no fresh water, and they will charge you $3+ for a bottle of water every time you want a drink. This is standard practice for the island however, and no other hotel has a reliable water supply - something to be aware of when planning your visit to Contadora. The supermarkets on the island are a better... More 

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Thank Campbell P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

The conditions of the hotel do not match at all the price you pay. hotel seems to be abandoned. Checkout until 11 AM even during weekdays in low season. The owners tell you breakfast is at 8AM but then you find out it can be at 7 AM (???). They charge you for late checkout. Such a wonderful island and... More 

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stayed at this resort for 2 days in the beginning of March and were thrilled. The new owners were just changing the name from the Perla Real by the Sea to the new name of Mar Y Oro. I think the name change was because of the terrible reviews it has had in the past. Our breakfast was great... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We went with my husband to spend our first San valentines experience, let met tell you the service is soo bad! First day we just arrive to the recepcion and the person in charge Maria was fighting with a customer (he bought a pass day, was traveling with a baby and was asking were was water or a changing room)... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We took the ferry here from our Trump Hotel stay in the City. Excited and eager to spend a day in the sun at the beach, in the end, myself and my 7 other well traveled girlfriends were unbelievably disappointed to say the least. The service was unlike anything I've ever experienced in my life. We were treated with utter... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We had eaten at Villa Romantica restaurant our last trip to Contadora and the food and atmosphere were really good. We returned this last trip, only to find the menu has more than doubled in price and the quality of food has not kept up. Our waitress was nice, but service was still very slow. Had the quality of the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mar & Oro is the only hotels on the island, Contadora, with direct access to the the most beautiful beach on the island, Cacique Beach. With recently updated rooms, Mar & Oro features a great range of rooms types for you to pick from. Furthermore, the property is now run by a new administration which promises to deliver a great customer service to ensure you and those who accompany you have an excellent experience. Whether you are looking to enjoy some drinks by the beach or have a great meal, Mar & Oro has got you covered. Within the hotel we feature a beach bar known as Cacique Beach Bar, and a restaurant known as MiraOlas. Since we are located next to the beach we take great pride delivering the freshest seafood. To ensure that our seafood is the freshest we buy it directly from the native fishermen's which spend hours fishing daily from the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean which surrounds Contadora. During your stay with us, you will be able to request an umbrella and beach chairs to spend hours relaxing at Cacique Beach. With our staff from Cacique Beach Bar standing by to facilitate any beverage or meal we ensure you will have an unforgettable experience that will last a life-time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mar & Oro

Address: Calle Playa Cacique | Casa A24, Urb. Isla de Contadora, playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
Price Range: $164 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar & Oro 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
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