This hotel has got amazing rooms, amazing views, great food and drinks. But being low season and mostly empty, the main pool was closed last weekend, and has been for at least a week. The main pool is the one with the lovely restaurant setting that you see in the marketing materials, the swim up bar, the large swimming area... pretty much everything. Also most of the restaurants were closed so bad luck for those who paid extra for "premium" all inclusive that allows you a la carte meals. They didn't mention this when booking!
There is little or no entertainment and all the bars close early, but the buffet is excellent and the "normal" all inclusive which promises only national drinks actually includes plenty of premium international brands which was a nice surprise, let's hope they don't change that.
Overall, it is slightly quieter and more upmarket than the Intercontinental next door but there isn't much to do here unless you go on lots of trips. The beach is not great so if you're looking for beaches, go to the Caribbean side of Panama.
An excellent, convenient escape from Panama City or business hotel with a holiday twist and good value by Panama standards- but not a vacation resort if you're looking for a Cuba/Cancun/Dominican Republic/Jamaica kind of deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The personification of the destination: Where natural serenity meets industrial glamour - Westin Playa Bonita Panama is strategically located alongside the Pacific Ocean, on a mile long stretch of golden sand on Playa Bonita Beach, surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, and a quick 20-minute drive from the metropolitan capital of Panama City. Nestled alongside the stunning Pacific Ocean, The Westin Playa Bonita is near celebrated sites like the Panama Canal's Miraflores Locks and just a 20-minute drive from Panama City, the exhilarating capital of the Republic of Panama ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Hotel Panama City
- The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Panama City