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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there with three children. Fantastic location, comfortable accomodation - spacious room for five people. Very good restaurant. Friendly staff. Amazing. For transport to Bocas you can take colectivo with regular timetable. Only exception is that the Bluff beach really is not for swimming. The rip current could be very dangerous (our own first-hand experience), but the excellent starfish... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is 25 minutes away from Bocas Town and you have to be prepared to pay 15 dollars (and 20$ in night) for taxi - don't even think to go there with your rental car! Although way there is pretty difficult, it's absolutely worth going to! The beach is something you won't forget - really amazing. You can have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Here is the experience we had at this Lodge. * We had a situation where we thought our room was being broken into in the middle of the night that was very scary. It turns out our room was near a electrical socket that works used at night. We should have been compensated for the situation. Unfortunately we only received... More 

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Thank Angelica5045
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Our stay here was fantastic!!! We couldn't have asked for better service and hospitality. The rooms are modern, fresh and clean. Victoria is just the friendliest host ever and Martine is the best cook in Bocas:) It is located on the most beautiful, pristine beach ever with quadding trails just down the road!

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Under new management and was being renovated but 8 of us stayed and had a fantastic time thanks to victoria! The food was very good in the restaurant, thank you Martine. We had the beach to ourselves which was amazingly beautiful. Victoria was very helpful with everything we needed there. We would definitely return.

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

I had the time of my life at Playa Bluff. Wonderful people, amazing service, the rooms are very nice. Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean is by far the best part :) will definitely be back as soon as possible :)

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Our experience at Playa Bluff Lodge was awful. The hotel is under new management as of about three months ago, and it is not remotely worth the half-hour drive over unpaved roads to arrive or the five-star hotel prices the hotel continues to charge. I have stayed in much more comfortable shared hostel rooms than this place. Do not waste... More 

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VictoriaBluff, Public Relations Manager at Playa Bluff Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you for honestly sharing your experience at Playa Bluff Lodge. I am a Hotel Rescuer who was hired by the new owners in September (two months after your visit) to turn around the property, and your review contributed largely to my decision to take on this project. Your comprehensive list of the issues was extremely useful to... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2015

At the end of a sandy road (4x4 taxi) you'll find a little slice of paradise on a pristine beach.......Playa Bluff. The lounge is a nice find next to the beach, it has seating under the canopy, on the deck, or at the beach edge. Clean banos, full bar, swimming pool, and pool table. The food is excellent and good... More 

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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located at Playa Bluff, a 30-minute taxi ride away from Bocas Town. If you are looking for a deserted location, away from all the crowd in Bocas Town, this is a good option. The hotel has a good swimming pool where you can relax. Also, there is a restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch or diner.... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

We were so surprised to find this incredible restaurant and hotel on Playa Bluff. The menu will blow you away and the food is unbelievably good. all this in the Jungle on the beach. Don't go to Bocas without checking this place out or you will have missed the best meal of your life and a wonderful fun time. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Playa Bluff Lodge

Address: Playa Bluff Road, Isla Colon 1000 AB, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: €59 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Playa Bluff Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Playa Bluff Hotel Bocas Town
Playa Bluff Lodge Panama/Isla Colon, Bocas Del Toro
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“We unfortunately did not stay at the hotel but we did see it was very nice and the service will be great because they pride themselves on good service and good food..”
 of 5 bubbles annettep450, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The wifi was not In-Room. You had to be sitting in the restaurant for it to work but it was free. At night time, there didn't seem to be any managers etc on site so I occasionally worried that if something were to arise, I'm not sure we would have had any help...”
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“Room #2 ... don't pay more than 60 for it”
 of 5 bubbles 585krysw, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The south room faces trees and a vine-covered fence, instead of the garden or the ocean, but still very nice. Don't eat in your room and/or leave crumbs. Little ants find crumbs quickly and they can bite.”
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“Rooms facing the ocean have a nice breeze.”
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