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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

David and Josh took great care of us while we stayed at the Villa Marina Lodge in June. I absolutely loved the décor and the pool. It was a little more private sitting outside on our deck from the room. The food was excellent! Everyone was very personable!

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Good afternoon Kristy, It is very nice to hear from you. Thanks a lot for the compliments and for stopping by, you two were amazing guests. We hope your trip through Panama was a success and that you enjoyed every bit of it. Please feel free to come back anytime you want, it will be a pleasure for us to... More 

Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Although we were anchored off some members of our group did stay at the hotel and loved it. We ate at the restaurant numerous times. The chef is excellent, we loved everything he created. We strongly recommend it to all cruising boats coming through Benao, the wifi is great at anchor, the food excellent and it is a great place... More 

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Gordon, It is very nice to hear from you, the Chef is very thankful for your comment and we really enjoyed your company in the Lodge. You and your companions brought us a lot of smiles and laughters. Please greet Miss Wellwood for us, and have a safe trip back to Vancouver (if you ever decide to go back... More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

outstanding service. Although its a small place but extremely private and quiet. We all loved it. Its a small staff but very eager to serve. We walked to other beach properties within 5 min walk. This was nice and the view was great.

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Señor Ledesma, Thanks a lot for having chosen to stay at our hotel, it was a real pleasure receiving your family. We are thanksful that you took the time to write this short review. Please, feel free to come back in Villa Marina whenever you want, you will always be welcome. Have a very good day and may San... More 

Boquete, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We enjoyed ourselves and plan to return for another visit. The hotel is located on a quiet and protected part of the beach (Playa Venao) away from the surfing which is at the opposite end. The staff of this small hotel were great and the food was good.

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Bill, It is very nice hearing from you, we appreciate your remarks. Please give us a call the next time you go fishing in Panama, we will make some room for you and your brother. Of course, we will still be able to cook some fish for you if you are not any luckier than last time. See you... More 

alr4444
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Marina Lodge in March and we had a fantastic experience. I had tried to stay there on previous trips to Venao, but they had always been booked. Philipp was always helpful and very responsive via email on my multiple attempts to book and when we finally arrived, he was there to welcome us.... More 

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Madame, We are very happy to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your stay in Villa Marina Lodge. Philipp, our Chef as well as the whole team send you their warm regards. We truly appreciate that you took the time to write about us and that you noticed our efforts. We hope to see you again in Villa... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

My review is primarily for the restaurant. We arrived at the property just as the sun was waning. While we waited for our friends we explored the property and took a walk on the beach.The lodge and grounds are lovely. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. Phillip and the staff were very accommodating to our group. Service was very... More 

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, we apologize for the late answer. Nonetheless, that is very nice of you to give such complete comments. We sincerely appreciate that you took the time to describe your experience in our establishment. Our Chef expresses his sincere gratitude for your compliments. He is afraid he can´t yet compete with Canadian poutine though. We hope you will be... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

9 room hotel with own restaurant and a reasonably large fresh water pool. Two of the rooms are part of the main building adjoining the reception area and one with windows opening onto the breakfast and dining terrace. I don't think I would have been happy with either of these. The best rooms are probably nrs 6..9. These are spacious... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Five plus hours drive from Panam City, all you need to have with you is love, and a good book or two. Okay, you will also need some easy cloth to change, tooth brush and few essential stuff. Expect to arrive to your second home, ( too bad we do not own this property) it is situated right in front... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Me and a team of friends – from all over the world – all well traveled - came to Playa Venao during holiday and stayed at the Villa Marina Lodge. It was an Oasis. Even as there were many beautiful things to do, see and tour available to us in the area, all we wanted to do was float from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

My favorite place after living 1,5 years in Panama / El mejor lugar después un año y media en Panamá. After traveling to all corners of Panama I finally found my favorite place to hang out during the weekend or during one week of holidays. The lodge gives you that very European feeling that is hard to find in a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We love the ocean as much as you do. So we have created the ideal place for you to enjoy the waves and everything the Panamanian Pacific coast has to offer you along Pedasí's beaches. Villa Marina Lodge is a one-of-a-kind place. It is located in Playa Venao-an international surf paradise-and offers comfortable rooms and first-rate amenities to make your beach trip a memorable experience. Unlike a resort, a lodge is more relaxed, casual, cozy... The location and its amenities will make you feel as if you were staying at a big beach house, but with professional service personnel and the support of one of the most renowned hospitality companies in Panama and the region. Either if you are on a romantic getaway, a surf trip among friends, or a group excursion to experience the area's natural charms, at Villa Marina Lodge you will always have your home away from home... on the waterfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Marina Lodge

Address: Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama (Formerly Villa Marina Retreat)
Location: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: $106 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Marina Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Villa Marina Retreat Hotel Pedasi
Hotel Marina Retreat
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