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El Sitio Playa Venao

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Playa Venao is remote, plan 5 hours drive (6 for us with kids) from Panama City, but once you get there... WOW - nothing less! The Hotel is located right in the heart of the bay, with easy walk to everywhere. Lots of things to do here, surf lessons, SUP rentals, horse back riding, great clean pool, waterfalls minutes drive... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This has truly been an amazing experience for my Husband and I. We only have good things to say about "El Sitio" The staff is very friendly and very professional. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very CLEAN! Which for me when i travel is very important. The beds are so comfy, it is amazing to wake up to hearing... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Hotel El Sitio is one of the best hotels you can stay at when visiting in Playa Venao. This is my 5th time staying with this Hotel. The location is perfect as they are situated in the middle of the "horseshoe" shaped bay, shared amongst other hotels and restaurants. The receptionist was very kind and professional and got us in... More 

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Three Rivers, California
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Not a great experience here. Highlight was that it was right on the beach. Oceanfront room view blocked by palm trees planted in front. It should cost half or less than what it does. I've given it 3 stars because the rooms were clean and it is a good location if you want to be in Venao, but do research... More 

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1Assaf, General Manager at El Sitio Playa Venao, responded to this review

We are truly sorry we could not meet your expectations... indeed El Sitio is not built to the personal service standard of USA, or All inclusive type resorts... we feel it does not reflect the true nature of Latin America. Our rooms have no phones, and room service is not a standard here, guests in all resorts are urged to... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The hotel is located in front of Playa Venao best surf peak. Nice spot if you want to stay in a place with a price a little bit higher than the usual hostels near surf spots. The restaurant is nice and not expensive compared with the near spots. The main issue relates to the fact that the price paid should... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

We went to El Sitio Restaurant with friends and we had an overall good experience! Service was really good and fast. The food is gourmet and you have options to choose. I personally recommend the Octopus Pad Thai and the volcano chocolate with vanilla ice cream! Totally delicious... But just for your information the price is a way to high... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Rooms are really nice and the resturant is covenient but pricey. Other good resturants are nearby within walking distance. Hotel has horse, surfboards, and other rentals. They are building a huge addon adjacent. The small pizza resturant has fantastic pizzas for $10 with all types of toppings including Jalapenos. The hotel rimless pool is right onthe beach. In the total... More 

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El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We found this place just from driving by so we didn't stay at the hotel. We had a lovely lunch and afternoon at El Sitio. Amazing views. Great service and food. But we especially appreciated the hospitality of Erica the hostess. She was so attentive and accommodating. The kids enjoyed the surf board rentals. The wifi was faster than what... More 

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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We arrived to playa venao for few days and looked for a nice hotel for my family (family with 3 girls). This one was the most beautiful and the best value, we extended it to 5 nights! It is on the beach, you can hear the waves when you wake up, we had a hammock in our balcony. There is... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

We were three girls that went to this hotel on our annual girls trip. It was excellent - clean and comfortable. Each room has its own hammock (I am a huge fan). They even have bed swings outside to relax by the pool and it is close to the ocean. While the drinks are great, the food is not very... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in style and comfort while you discover one of Panama’s hidden gems. Surrounded by rolling hills and tropical vegetation, El Sitio Hotel and Restaurant blend into the beautiful bay of Playa Venao. El Sitio is a place where you can choose your own way to unwind. Relax on your balcony in a hammock, have a drink or two at our beach bar, or try your skills on a surf board. You might just find yourself wanting to do all three. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sitio Playa Venao

Address: Playa Venao | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: RM476 - RM725 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sitio Playa Venao 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for a room overlooking the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Shlo73, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford the second floor ocean view rooms - go for it - they are the only ones where you have a private deck with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles nikkibK688BT, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only the ocean view rooms have outside chairs but the downstairs rooms really don't have a view as they are built into the hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles dancelessons, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for one of the 4 rooms at the right hand side”
 of 5 bubbles Lagache-Crabeels, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 2nd floor, facing the bay, with a terrace. Its well worth the extra cost.”
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