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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2007

As most reviews here already say, the Villa Romantica is an excellent choice for lodging if you are staying on Contadora. The entire staff is extremely friendly. The owner, Charlie, will do everything to make you feel welcome and help you out. Our room was extremely clean. The air conditioning worked good. The room had DirectTV satellite television. The beach... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2007

My father and I had the privilage of staying here last month. We had a great time. Charlie and his staff are great hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a small problem with the toilet which was promptly fixed. You can't beat the view from the restaraunt! The food... More 

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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2007

that was our third trip to the island - what a hidden "Pearl" and thanks Charly and VILLA ROMANTICA we had the most enjoyable stay plus great food and spacious rooms - a dream-location ! Thank you Charly and thanks to the stuff and the great cook! See you soon...Angelika Also thanks to Guillermo from Corrall Dream..beautiful snorkeltrip through the... More 

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2007

Villa Romantica is in a perfect spot - perched over the best beach on Contadora and a short distance from "downtown", i.e. the airstrip and shops. Charlie and the multilingual staff are very friendly and helpful. Our room was big, clean and comfortable, with a powerful air conditioner and satellite TV. The restaurant is the best on the island -... More 

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Rome
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2007

My family and I spent 3 fantastic weeks in Panamá. This country is really fantastic to visit! Friendly people, fascinating historical sites, wonderful and multifarious nature, fantastic climate, gorgeous beaches and islands, interesting cities, etc… Without a doubt the most marvelous place we have visited was Isla Contadora, especially VILLA ROMANTICA. This place was strongly recommended to us from several... More 

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canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2007

date: january 2007 klaus and sonja hollenbach, mclennan rd. vernon, bc., v1b 3s7, canada thanks charlie, you made our stay on contadora island unforgettable. we were so thankful, that we ended up at your hotel and thanks to andre for the unforgettable dining experiences we had and last not least thanks to franz, who was a wonderful server and also... More 

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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2007

We were in Panama for 2 weeks and were lucky enough to find the "Villa Romantica" in our travels. It is a lovely property tucked away on Contadora island. The beach is wonderful and Charlie the owner is fantastic! He is so hospitable and anything you need is "no problem". He goes out of his way to make sure you... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2007

We spent 2 days at Villa Romantica January 2007 and I can honestly say they were the best 2 days of our 15 day trip to Panama. Charlie is the most exceptional host. I have stayed in numerous places around the world and have never seen someone so accommadating. He greets you with the biggest smile you have ever seen... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 7 January 2007

Contadora is no more than your average island with a few beaches that are not ugly but neither particularly attractive, and unless you have a Panamanian friend or are Panamanian with a house there, and accordingly a social context in which to enjoy your stay, there's absolutely no reason to go there - on a global scale of beautiful beaches... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2007

We stayed 5 nights in Villa Romantica in December 2006 and we absolutly enjoyed our time there. The owner Charlie and his team are great, always helpful and the service is perfect. The hotel is directly located on a nice quite beach, only a few steps and you are on the white sand. We got chairs and a sunshade form... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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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
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
Price Range: €154 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar & Oro 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
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“Avoid romantica 1. They name the rooms here. But I can easily say that romantica 1 is one of the worst.”
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