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San Francisco
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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Villa Marina has the perfect location on the end of a beautiful beach...it feels like you have it to yourself. The stone infinity pool was lovely. The service (Phillip) was great. The food (breakfast, and we enjoyed one dinner) was delicious. Our room (#5) had double doors that opened to a porch facing the beach. Although there were other guests,... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

Poor bedding, noisy airco units, overpriced, worn out furniture, breakfast table unstable, seats on terrace come with dangerous nails. TV remote control was falling apart, our laundry was chlorine stained, hotel needs a lot of TLC. We were the only guests and had to sleep in beds built for dwarfs. Staff and management extremely friendly did not make up for... More 

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VAPE_CM, Community Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, We regret that your experience at our hotel has not met your expectations. We've taken note of your observations and we will make the appropriate corrections. Also, we would like to thank you for your review because it gives us the opportunity to know the opinion of our guests to continuously improve our service. Best Regards More 

Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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96 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We tried very late to find a place to go for the Easter Weekend (being expats we didn't realize that every place is booked early). I finally found this hotel that said they had availability Sat and Sun. We wanted to leave Friday but NOTHING was available anywhere so this was the best we could get. We ended up being... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

My family and I have stayed at various hotels in Pedasi and the surrounding area, and Villa Marina is one of our favorites. The hotel is ideally located right on the beach at Playa Venao. It is at the East end of the beach, about 500 yards away from the popular surfing area, so it is much quieter than the... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

A great find - our first time. We joined my brother and his wife who have been there many times. A nicely kept secret. The pictures do not completely portray the great setting, all rooms face the water, and the pool does too. All meals are taken facing the ocean as well. The staff is incredibly nice and accommodating and... More 

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Las Tablas, Panama
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Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

Villa Marina is great for couples!! I went with my wife, sadly just one night. This is a peace and quiet perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature. The swimming pool is great, very refreshing. It has full view of the beach. This beach is public but it seems as it's private. The tv room is big and spacious, big plasma... More 

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Panama
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

The setting is wonderful, the pool and the beach right in front of you. I found some of the staff, to be hmmm not unfriendly, but uninterested possible a better way to put it. The rooms are basic for the price, the food even worse than basic and expensive. I wouldn't stay there again. It should be wonderful, but they... More 

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Kitchener
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed one night at this hotel which is located very close to Playa Venao beach. The hotel needed a good cleaning both around the grounds and the pool. When we arrived we had confirmed a king size bed but were offered two single beds in a very tiny room. After much discussion a more appropriate room was found, however,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2012

This small hotel was quite lovely with well taken care of gardens and a very nice pool. We found our room to be more expensive than the other B&B's that we stayed at in Panama. Our room ran $195, when most of our other rooms were running about $90. The hotel is directly on the beach which could account for... More 

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Calgary
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is a gem of a location with the retreat located right on a protected area of the beach. The view is beautiful, unspoiled and uncrowded. We were delighted to have parrots visit us while we were sitting in the shade relaxing and reading. The resort is rustic and our room and bed were in need of updating. The room... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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, Pedasi 0749, Panama (Formerly Villa Marina Retreat)
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: €100 - €187 (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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“The best rooms have courtyards. There are two cheaper rooms inside the main building but they may be noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles Edmontongurl, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“As I wrote in the review, try and get rooms 5 thru 9 and avoid 1 and 2.”
 of 5 bubbles AhlanM, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles dvoral790, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 6 and not sure where the numbers go beyond our room, but they have the best view of the beach. So ask to stay in a room on the same side as Room #6.”
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 of 5 bubbles 755seanh, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles hotelsantacatalina, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
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