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“A Dreamy Hotel!”

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Hotel Playa Cambutal
Ranked #2 of 5 Cambutal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Laguna Beach
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A Dreamy Hotel!”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This was my second time to Panama and Cambutal (where we have bought a small beachfront lot and plan to build a vacation home in the near future!). The first time, about five years ago, I believe this place was still under construction. This time we got to stay here and LOVED IT! The place is beautiful, especially the large breezeway that is so inviting and spacious. We woke up to the sound of the birds and surf out front. Our room was impeccably clean, the beds comfortable and the architectural details (all the custom woodwork, furniture, tile, and stone) gave it a warm character. When we weren't dipping in the warm ocean water, we hung out by the pool. The staff was amazing--super helpful and always friendly. The owners and their adorable little baby gave the place a feeling of a home. We even got to watch the Super Bowl at their outdoor bar--which was packed with friendly locals. What an amazing little community of wonderful people has collected at this tiny little fishing village in the midst of amazing remote rain forest, jungle and ocean! Whether you want a romantic escape, a surfing or fishing getaway or an adventure with your family, this is a great place to stay!! There are horses on the beach, monkeys in the trees and sand dollars in the surf! For me, Hotel Cambutal offered the perfect balance of a casual, relaxed, close-to-nature experience with all the creature comforts.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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United States
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Second super bowl at Hotel Playa Cambutal (2012 & 2014) Great accomodations and accomodating staff. Pool adjacent to beach - hard to beat. Just ask- they do their best to provide for your pleasure. Rooms clean and comfortable, enjoyed pizza night, plenty of ice cold beer. Great location, southern most point of Panama.

Room Tip: All rooms good - your choice first or second flood.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Playa Coronado, Panama
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

This hotel is right on the beach, extremely clean and the staff are wonderful.
The manager is a dream - not only knowledgeable, helpful and does what he says.
The rooms are large, very clean and the shower is great.
Not only air conditioning that works, also a lovely ceiling fan.
The food is good with great service.
I was caught in a rogue wave and my camera and binoculars soaked.
No questions asked, here is rice, dry them out.
My schipperkes, Tucker enjoyed the staff and the staff were great with him.
Thank you to you all.
I look forward to another visit to a beautiful area of Panama

Room Tip: All rooms are great. I believe they all have an ocean view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Best choice for that area. Hard- working staff (Kennedy), et al. Nice complimentary breakfast. Good restaurant/bar food. Rooms are spacious, hotel steps from beach where there are good waves. Place is clean, well-kept. Down the road to Fonda Nubias where you can eat seaside at the 'primer lugar' at Cambutal. Can't wait for the next stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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East Hampton, New York
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Recently our family traveled to Cambutal for my son's wedding. We loved our stay at the Hotel Playa Cambutal. The rooms were lovely; each one had an ocean view. The hotel is made even more beautiful by the unusual and beautiful wood work. The staff went out of their way to make our stay a wonderful one. They even planned and cooked a special rehearsal dinner under the pergola at the pool. Albeiro, the owner/manager, even cooked the meal for us. It was a great way to host and meet our son's new in laws. Haley and Albeiro made us feel right at home. I can't say enough positive things about our stay. We will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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
19 hotel 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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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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