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Playa Venao Hotel Resort
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Pedasi
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

A home away from home. Staff is fantastic, rooms are great, food is great, service is great. The amenities are quite extravagant, from the infinity pool to the black sand beach and warm ocean waters. It's very secluded, very tranquil, very intimate. Beautiful location, and I wouldn't know why anybody wouldn't be able to embrace the experience as a whole. Definitely looking on coming back with a couple of my friends so we can get our party on.

Thank you Playa Venao!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

i was very pleased with the staff and my stay. the food was amazing no complaints there from any of my family. i swam in one of the many pool since surfing isnt my thing but my spouse and sons had a wonderful time together enjoying the waves and bonding time together.
the two bedroom tiki huts were exactly what we needed to have our privacy away from the kids and still having this be a family vaction without missing the romance. the sunsets were so breath taking and watching them just helped ease my stress away. this vacation is exactly what we needed and was worth every dime. its nice to see this place had spent money on renovations to update the resort and accomidate our needs. im most definately returning and would highly recommend this as a tranquil family get a way.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Obvious management is more interested in your wallet than your experience. Great staff however. And good food. Suprising amount of trash on the beach in Playa Venao. And not many options to stay. Would recommend looking at options in Pedasi. Making a day trip to Venao. If surfing, breaks work mid tide.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank Calicto
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not much to chose from, ended up here. Place had nice beds, AC worked well and the water was hot although there was no water for the first five hours we were there as the pipes were being worked on. The place is obviously under construction $200 a night is a bit steep for an unfinished "resort". Ants were everywhere in the room especially at night.
Very disappointed by the service. We had no bath towels, shampoo or soap. There were only table lamps in the room and after the light bulb blew out we went to complain. They tried to offer us an "upgraded" room not really any difference just closer to the pool. Although we complained we never received bath towels, soaps, or a working light bulb! The pool was clean but the hot tub was really cold maybe they shouldn't call it a hot tub.
Also it was implied that we could use our credit card for the stay, the machine was sitting on the desk when we checked in, when we went to pay we were told they didn't accept credit cards and the machine had been moved back out of sight.
We really felt as if we had been taken advantage of. Charged a high season rate for low quality service. The restaurant had little to no choices and seemed extremely high priced, the wine tasted like it had sat in the sun and spoiled even after a fresh bottle was opened.
Venao is a great beach for surfing and enjoying the day but I wouldn't recommend staying the night.

Room Tip: You can hear everything through the walls in the cabins
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank PiperandLoki
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We took our two young boys over winter break to this hotel paradise... It exceeded our expectations... The boys swam in the kid friendly pools, ran around through the open grounds of the hotel , played at the beach, and ate the amazing food. We were all mesmerized by the breathtaking sunsets each night and appreciated the hotel amenities. We stayed 12 nights in their two bedroom tiki huts and were really impressed with the cleanliness and support from staff. We are planning on going back next year. It was one of those vacations we want to repeat every year!!!
Leslye P

Room Tip: Tiki huts are the way to go... They are individual so u have such privacy! I heard suites are beauti...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Leslye P
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I stayed at the Playa Venao Resort with my husband for 6 nights in the month of December. Even though neither of us are surfers, and we don't have kids yet, we still really enjoyed ourselves.

Right away the staff was warm and greeted us kindly. They made us feel like we were the only ones there and took the time to check us in and make sure we had everything we needed! They were very accommodating.

Our room was beautiful and spacious as well as clean and modernized.... just like a resort should be.

One item I have to highlight is the food! It was exquisite! Not only was it 5 star dining in term of quality ingredients, but it was all fresh healthy food and served beautifully! And it was very well priced especially for the quality.

Other than our rooms and food being fantastic, I cant begin to explain the beauty of the views!!!! They are truly remarkable. From the infinity pool, to the complete view of the surfers bay and sound of the ocean, I enjoyed just sitting there and taking it all in.

This place was completely family friendly. I found out they have Yoga on the beach in the mornings, hiking close by, and local bars.

I would highly recommend this resort if you are going to the Pedasi or Playa Venao area. There is nothing like it in this location and its money well spent!

Room Tip: Al the rooms are great but I would highly recommend the bungalows that face the infinity pool.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

A dream trip at a dream location, staying in this dream-hotel.. where you wake up in the morning to a most magnificant view of the ocean, having gourmet food served to you at all times of the day and receiving a superb service from the staff. Yes, I'm coming again next Dec...

Room Tip: rooms facing the most beautiful pool you've ever seen...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank eric a
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Additional Information about Playa Venao Hotel Resort

Address: Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
Location: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Pedasi
Price Range: $122 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Playa Venao Hotel Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Playa Venao Hotel Resort is a new hotel, which is uniquely located on one of the most beautiful beach fronts in Panama. Playa Venao Bay stretches over two and a half miles of beautifully exquisite shoreline, which is surrounded by rich and natural wildlife, and rolling hillsides. Here you will be able to enjoy luxurious service and amenities such as an infinity pool, gym, spa, and other activities exclusive to the hotel. Playa Venao Hotel Resort offers the best service, accommodation and cuisine in the Azuero Peninsula and various non-stop stimulation activities or endless relaxation, depending on your pleasure. ... more   less 
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