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Panama
Reviewed 21 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...

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Kitchener
Reviewed 13 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,...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 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...

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Calgary
Reviewed 23 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...

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Camano Island, Washington
Reviewed 16 December 2011

This was a pleasant surprise at the end of the Peninsula. Only 9 room, pool, good food and service. Right on the beach. Comfortable. The beach and water are great. This is Playa Venao, home of the world surfing championships about a mile down the beach. Awesome waves. However right in front of the hotel it is protected by the...

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Panama
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Comfortable, clean rooms with good amenities. Coffee and juice in morning without having to ask. Good pool if you don't feel like the ocean. Protected ocean directly in front of hotel. Short walk to surfing. Hard sand for easy walking along ocean. Worth the drive.

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2Thank BigDogPanama
Miramar, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Located in playa Venao (Near Pedasi, which is about 5hour drive from Panama city). AMAZING food for dinner (be aware that the options available on the menu is VERY VERY limited). We landed in this place by accident while driving from Pedasi and looking for a waterfront hotel to stay. The pretty view of the beach from your room and...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Villa Marina was a truly wonderful find. Pedasi was somewhat of a disappointment, but 20 minutes outside of town, in the middle of nowhere, you'll find a little gem of a hotel with an isolated and beautiful location that makes you wonder why the place isn't packed every night. The hotel itself is rather small - almost boutique - and...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 July 2011

I don't even know where to start!! My husband and I went to Pedasi, Panama to look for a possible second home and we stayed here for 3 nights. Thanks to Panamatrails.com (Daniel) I got this place and he secured details for me since it is hard to book this hotel via the internet or phone. It is at least...

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Orange, California
Reviewed 13 April 2011

We recently moved to Panama City and my husband has been itching to surf so we went looking for a place. I did a lot of research and found this lovely bay and resort on Playa Venao. No matter what you read on any site or book, it is a minimum of a 5 hour drive from Panama City. It...

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Amenities

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  • 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $131 - $235 (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.”
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 of 5 bubbles 755seanh, 15 May 2014 | Read review
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