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“Great get away with the family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eco Venao

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Eco Venao
Ranked #1 of 1 Playa Venao B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City, Panama
1 review
“Great get away with the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

We stayed at La Casona, lovely place enjoy the view, rooms very comfortable specially for family reunions. Staff very helpful. Excellent place to relax, close to the beach which is very convenient. A long drive from Panama City but a good change to the routine.. Solar power not very effective for water heating perhaps not during this season.

Room Tip: La Casona has a nice view and beautiful architecture
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Funfamtrip_13
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

I stayed at EV solo for a week and had a great time - Nico and the staff were very friendly and helpful, the location was amazing (an easy walk down to a beautiful beach), and the food at the adjoining restaurant was way better than I expected to find this far from the Big City. Not a place for folks insistent on a traditional "hotel" experience, but very clean and comfortable, and a great value. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ExeuntNYC
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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

A lot of things to do - like horse riding in the mountains. The place is kinda basic, but location is great and the staff is really helpful. The food in restaurant is just Ok unfortunately - hence just four stars...

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wavemeister
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Macaracas, Los Santos, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

My Peace Corps friends and I went to enjoy the beach. It's a long way to access, and unfortunately the two best hostels around, this one included, are no where near each other, so for a big group it was hard to access each other. But, if you don't need to go anywhere else and can afford to spend more time there to make the traveling with it, this actual establishment is great. They take reservations at a VERY reasonable price, see you right away, have great accommodations including a restaurant w/ the best veggie burger I've ever had and access to a little store should you need to fix a sun headache from too much surfing - which I got to learn there for the first time there thanks to the hostel's connections to surf instructors! I only wish I was there during the surf competitions!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emily H
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Oslo
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

We spent almost two weeks in Eco venao, even though we were just planning a couple of nights here.. But we really loved it! The first night we had a private "cabana", which was amazing, the next two nights we changed to a private room which is closer to the common areas, and later we stayed in the dorm. All rooms were excellent! We got new sheets every day, and the staff there were so friendly and social. Especially Loli and Aldo! The food in the restaurant there is also pretty good! Aldo is an really good chef! It was about 10 minutes to walk to the surf (beach break), but it didn't really matter. And the monkeys that lives around the hostel makes it all a bit exotic! We really loved it here, and were already talking about going back maybe next year :)

Room Tip: Either room is amazing
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheaMarie J
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Miami, Florida
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229 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

Eco this place is, nestled in the forest, the beacj just a short hop away, however for my money, value and service was quite poor. First, check in was indifferent by staff, they were not warm, friendly and welcoming at all - I felt just like another bidy being checked in. Process was ver informal bordering on no process at all, no passport was requested, nothing, all they wanted to know was number of nights and they gave us a rate. The rate by the way of $55 for a cabin was not a good value. Not well cleaned, seperate shared cold water bath, horrible pillows, a ripped mosquito netting. The communal kitchen was dirty and the restaurant was nothing more than average. French toast using Bimbo - Wonderbread was quite average and service at the restaurant was less than attentive. No info was offered by staff at check in regarding things to do, orientation, etc. Although they dis have written info in a binder in the cabin which was a good touch. All in all I fel this place was a poor value, sure your cabin is nestled in the forest and the howls of howler monkeys in the morning are impressive, but the cabins are not worth $55 per night on weekends and the service provided by staff was indifferent and bordered on the nonexistant. As a hotel owner in CA myself I tend to place alot of weight on vslue and service and this place definitely did not deliver to its guests. I guess if i was staying in the hostel portion of the hotel I might have another opinion as hostel guests paid alot less and for them, service is not as criticsl an issue - as all they need is a bed, a shower and a communal kitchen. For myself and my wife however, we felt service and value were poor.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

I spent a week at Eco Venao and was extremely happy with my choice. The place is very clean (showers, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.) and even dorm beds get made every day. The staff is also very helpful and available from 8am to 8pm. There's a kitchen for guests and the restaurant offers an excellent menu if you don't want to cook yourself. There are always good people around but the place is so big that you can also have your tranquility if you want to. Be sure to bring cash and beer from Pedasi before you get there.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EdiBinz
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Property: Eco Venao
Address: Carretera Principal | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0000, Panama
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Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Venao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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