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Playa Bluff Hotel is an eco-friendly getaway, nestled between the natural wildlife of the jungle and the pristine beach front of the Bluff Beach which has the world class waves for surfing. You can explore the tropical paradise from your front door, all the while enjoying food at one of the best restaurants in Bocas or relaxing with a cocktail from our bar.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
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Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking rooms
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In august the restaurant burnt down, dramatic and terrible view from deck of the hotel. The pool is broken and there is no restaurant here anymore. The beach access is still nice. Not sure why the other guests give such a good review for this burnt down place.
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Response from PlayaBluffHotel, Manager at Playa Bluff Hotel
Responded 25 Aug 2018
Sorry for the view. We already cleaned up the restaurant section. And it looks very nice now. The hotel section was never affected. Thanks
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I made the reservation a month ago and when we arrived the swimming pool was broken, no internet, no restaurant, no hot water. They said there was a fire 15 days before but they did not advice us by email. In spite of this they charged us the same price. Any discount at all.
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It's without any doubt the worst place I ever stayed. We booked the room superior(paying extra) and they didn't give us the room or the extra money back. The room smells really bad. They charge us for things we did not order, like drinks and food. In resume if you want to go
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Really disappointing. Beautiful hotel. Beautiful beach. Beautiful road to walk through the rainforest. But the hotel service is nil. Our room also had issues that were bothersome (for example, the ceiling fan did not work unless the room overhead light was on - kinda hard for
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We had the worse experience in this poorly run hotel. First of all, there is NOBODY AVAILABLE to help you out or do the chekin/checkout, an extremely rude woman i the bar needs to call the manager so that she gets there from Bocas (we waited 40min to do the chekin). Room was
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Eines der hellen Zimmer
One of the bedrooms
Grote bedden
the beach right in front of the door
a beautiful butterfly from their garden
i keep reading , 'nice beach, but can't swim there' why not?? thanks
Hi! Bluff Beach is an extremely beautiful beach and has strong currents which can cause dangerous riptides. It is perfect for surfers and in the quieter seasons, good for nesting turtles laying their eggs. As responsible business owners of the beach, we warn people to beware of swimming and to avoid swimming where possible, only because we are aware of the dangers and have grown accustomed to the rip tides. I hope that helps! Best regards, Playa Bluff
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"Just look for a different hotel"
"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.."
"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..."
"Room #2 ... don't pay more than 60 for it"
"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."
US$78 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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