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Hotel Playa Cambutal
Ranked #2 of 5 Cambutal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel for Surfers or Families”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Nice, clean hotel with friendly staff and good food. Most expensive in area, but you get what you pay for. Perfect for families or surfers with a little extra $ in their pocket. Great beach break directly in front of hotel. The swell was massive when we were there. The points were too big (at least for non-professionals). This break is somewhat sheltered from the swell due to the outer reefs. It is biggest at high tide when some of the swell energy is preserved over the reef and drops considerably at lower tides. In any case, we were happy to have it as an option and even happier that you could access it right out in front of hotel. Definitely coming back and would recommend to others. PS: Enjoyed watching Gonzalo (one of best surfers on Panama) cranking airs almost all week.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Panama Province, Panama
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We always stay at this hotel in Cambutal and are always treated like family!!!
It was my birthday and during the rainy season all hotels are slow,but we were treated like we were special...
We brought our little dog and luckily he was well behaved..
Kennedy is a one man show and is there morning 'til night with service and a smile..
What a great place to go and relax at the most beautiful beach in Panama...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

Gorgeous out of the way location. Nice staff, clean rooms, and wonderful pool right on the ocean! The staff was very accommodating, in fact, it was my birthday and they surprised me with a cake! Going above and beyond quest service (and some English is spoken)

Room Tip: All about the same I think, although quieter on the upper floor I would imagine!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Libertyville, Illinois
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Gorgeous hotel, beautiful details in the construction and design. All rooms have balconies overlooking the ocean, queen beds and gorgeous bathrooms. Made from river rock I assume. What a huge, gorgeous immaculate pool...so nice to have a fresh water pool!! Very friendly staff and great breakfast. Cheap drinks and great poolside service..brought us drinks and bath sheets. Our dinner was excellent, we also ate at the Italian place next door..excellent and the little open air local spot...had wonderful corvina and great cervasa fria!! Very relaxing, perfect couple of days..hanging out on the beach,.Walk to the caves at low tide and climb up and over, lots of fun. We also drove until the road ended to Playa Blanco!! Gorgeous!! My favorite spot this trip,.(we only visited the Pacific coast this trip, have also been to the Bocas Islands, from CR). Beautiful area!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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antwerp
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed at Hotel Playa Cambutal for 3 nights.
The hotel Is on a quiet and very beautiful beach.
The rooms are not large but nice and with a very good working shower.
There is a large pool.
Drinks and food are reasonably cheap. We had tuna on two nights, delicious.
In all a very good hotel but it’s a bit expensive, certainly to Panamanian standards.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chitre, Panama
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

Great place for a relaxed getaway. The rooms are very comfortable and with beautiful ocean views. The only problem was the food, they did not have fish on their menu, which is very strange for a beach hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

My wife and I just spent one night at the hotel and were so very impressed.The owner/manager did everything he could to make us very comfortable.The food was excellent .Gorgeous on the beach views from our room.The hotel itself has some absolutely amazing wood work in and outside it.It is truly some of the finest finishing I have ever seen,The beach is extremely clean and the hotel works very hard to be eco friendly.
We will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: I honestly would say all the rooms are excellent as they all face the beach
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Playa Cambutal
Address: Calle Principal, Cambutal, Panama
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Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Cambutal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Cambutal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Azuero Peninsula of Panama,Hotel Playa Cambutal is surrounded by beautiful black sand beaches, excellent surf breaks and world class fishing. Affordable luxury in an unspoiled tropical paradise. Hotel Playa Cambutal, a beachfront hotel, prides itself in providing personalized attention. The hotel combines relaxation, comfort and a variety of activities for the adventurous traveler. Discover what Cambutal has to offer. ... more   less 
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