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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night with my wife at this hotel. The hotel in general is very nice. Definitively a place to be for relaxed vacations. The staff was friendly. Fluent in french and english, less in spanish. We stayed in room #1, was huge, bed was king size (but noisy), the bathroom was clean but our hot water did not...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A boutique small hotel with a lot of charm and character. The setting is amazing with restaurant patio overlooking a lovely pool and the beach / ocean bay and great views. The staff are very friendly. Our ocean view room was not generously sized with a small bathroom but both were clean. The meals experience was mixed - first dinner...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is #1 choice if you want to stay close to Pedasí on Playa Venao. Boutique style resort, clean, quiet, great staff, beach front, great food, friendly staff, over all amazing. It is very well managed compared to other places in Panama. They care of everything you can think of. This is thanks to the proffessional manager David. The room...

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Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Villa Marina is an older establishment that is showing some age inside the rooms but is pretty well maintained overall. The first room we stayed in was a bit spartan but clean. The second room with a direct view onto the ocean was really nice and ideal from a location perspective. The walls are a bit thin so bring your...

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Galveston, Texas
Reviewed 7 July 2016

David and Josh took great care of us while we stayed at the Villa Marina Lodge in June. I absolutely loved the décor and the pool. It was a little more private sitting outside on our deck from the room. The food was excellent! Everyone was very personable!

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Good afternoon Kristy, It is very nice to hear from you. Thanks a lot for the compliments and for stopping by, you two were amazing guests. We hope your trip through Panama was a success and that you enjoyed every bit of it. Please feel free to come back anytime you want, it will be a pleasure for us to...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Although we were anchored off some members of our group did stay at the hotel and loved it. We ate at the restaurant numerous times. The chef is excellent, we loved everything he created. We strongly recommend it to all cruising boats coming through Benao, the wifi is great at anchor, the food excellent and it is a great place...

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Gordon, It is very nice to hear from you, the Chef is very thankful for your comment and we really enjoyed your company in the Lodge. You and your companions brought us a lot of smiles and laughters. Please greet Miss Wellwood for us, and have a safe trip back to Vancouver (if you ever decide to go back...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 3 June 2016

outstanding service. Although its a small place but extremely private and quiet. We all loved it. Its a small staff but very eager to serve. We walked to other beach properties within 5 min walk. This was nice and the view was great.

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Señor Ledesma, Thanks a lot for having chosen to stay at our hotel, it was a real pleasure receiving your family. We are thanksful that you took the time to write this short review. Please, feel free to come back in Villa Marina whenever you want, you will always be welcome. Have a very good day and may San...

Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We enjoyed ourselves and plan to return for another visit. The hotel is located on a quiet and protected part of the beach (Playa Venao) away from the surfing which is at the opposite end. The staff of this small hotel were great and the food was good.

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Bill, It is very nice hearing from you, we appreciate your remarks. Please give us a call the next time you go fishing in Panama, we will make some room for you and your brother. Of course, we will still be able to cook some fish for you if you are not any luckier than last time. See you...

alr4444
Reviewed 14 April 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Marina Lodge in March and we had a fantastic experience. I had tried to stay there on previous trips to Venao, but they had always been booked. Philipp was always helpful and very responsive via email on my multiple attempts to book and when we finally arrived, he was there to welcome us....

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Madame, We are very happy to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your stay in Villa Marina Lodge. Philipp, our Chef as well as the whole team send you their warm regards. We truly appreciate that you took the time to write about us and that you noticed our efforts. We hope to see you again in Villa...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My review is primarily for the restaurant. We arrived at the property just as the sun was waning. While we waited for our friends we explored the property and took a walk on the beach.The lodge and grounds are lovely. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. Phillip and the staff were very accommodating to our group. Service was very...

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VillaMarinaL, Manager at Villa Marina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, we apologize for the late answer. Nonetheless, that is very nice of you to give such complete comments. We sincerely appreciate that you took the time to describe your experience in our establishment. Our Chef expresses his sincere gratitude for your compliments. He is afraid he can´t yet compete with Canadian poutine though. We hope you will be...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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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, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama (Formerly Villa Marina Retreat)
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: ₹ 6,545 - ₹ 11,716 (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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“Ask for the high-end rooms with views of the ocean. They are only another $30 and worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles 569569, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
  • View from front of our room
 of 5 bubbles 755seanh, 15 May 2014 | Read review
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