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Dreams Playa Bonita Panama


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2018 Exceptional Values!
Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Complimentary with a 7 night stay in the minimum required room category (restrictions apply) See applebeachbrides.com.
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary. This honeymoon package is complimentary when you book the required room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)
Family: Two kids 3-12 Stay Free with two paying adults from 8/18/18-12/22/18 (blackout dates 11/21/18-11/24/18).

2019 Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to U.S. and Canada, Free WiFi throughout the resort and more.
Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package (restrictions apply). See applebeachbrides.com.
Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the required room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)
Family: Two kids 3-12 Stay, Play & Eat Free with two paying adults from 8/18/19-12/22/19 (blackout dates 11/21/19-11/24/19).

Couples, friends, and families can experience Unlimited-Luxury with all vacation essentials included in beautiful Panama at the elegant Dreams Playa Bonita Panama.

With entertainment for guests of all ages, there is something for everyone at this incredible resort. During the day, there are a wide variety of daily activities including non-motorized watersports, water aerobics, beach volleyball, and more. Guests are invited to swim in the blue Pacific waters of the gorgeous Playa Bonita beach, or lounge aside any of the three pools including the large infinity pool, children's pool, or adults only pool. Parents can relax at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia while their kids hang out at the Explorer's Club for kids or the Core Zone for teens, which offer supervised entertainment.

Enjoy limitless access to gourmet dining at three unique restaurants, without reservations required, at Dreams Playa Bonita Panama. After dinner, guests can enjoy a cocktail at any of the four bars before partaking in live nightly entertainment available twice a week.

Each of the 310 guestrooms include a spacious bathroom with a double vanity and separate shower and a private balcony with beautiful views. Amenities include a mini bar restocked every two days, daily maid service, and more. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the resort. For those seeking an enhanced vacation experience, the Preferred Club offers upgraded amenities, personalized check-in and check-out, access to the Preferred Club Lounge, access to Bordeaux restaurant, and more. Those who stay in a Delight room can enjoy limitless access to the resort's four bars, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar, and other exquisite amenities.

Find more information about Dreams Resorts & Spas. Learn more about Panama.

*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in.
HOTEL LOCATION
This property is located 40 minutes from the international airport, 30 minutes from the Panama Canaal, and 20 minutes from the city center.
Address: Road to Veracruz Town
Playa Bonita


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HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
A large infinity pool for guests of all ages, a shallow water pool for children, and an adults only pool.
Golf: NEARY
Tucan Country Club
Holes: 18
Water Sports on Site
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Surrounded by beautiful beaches, rainforests, mountains, and the city, this property is ideal for romantic getaways and unforgettable family vacations. Dreams Playa Bonita Panama features gourmet restaurants, top-shelf spirits available at four bars, clubs for kids and teens, the lavish Dreams Spa by Pevonia, a fitness center, three pools, and more. Beach: A secluded 2km stretch of Playa Bonita beach featuring golden sand and warm, calming Pacific waters. Tides change two times a day. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 310
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
ROOM TYPES
DELIGHT OCEAN VIEW
These rooms offer breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a full bathroom, double vanity separate shower and private balcony. These rooms will receive Defined Delight inclusions.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GROUPON DELIGHT OCEAN VIEW
Other Amenities -
PREFERRED CLUB JUNIOR STE OCN
Offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a full bathroom that includes double vanity, separate shower & bathtub. Walk-in closet, dining room table with seating forfour and private balcony. One king bed. Receives Premium amenities.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREF CLUB 1BD PRES SUITE OCN
In addition to Preferred amenities, these suites offer the finest ocean views with the following amenities: king size bed, walk in closet, dining room table with seatingfor six, two 40 inch flat screen TVs and private balcony
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DELIGHT PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
Guests will enjoy breathtaking garden views and partial ocean views of the Pacific Ocean. Offers a full bathroom with double vanity, separate shower & private balcony. Located on first floor. These rooms will receive Defined Delights inclusions.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREFERRED CLUB DELUXE OCEANVW
In addition to Preferred amenities, these rooms offer a king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom with double vanity, separate shower. Private balcony with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Located on the top floors.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
GROUPON DELIGHT OCEAN VIEW
Other Amenities -
PREF CLUB MASTER SUITE OCEAN
In addition to preferred amenities, these suites offer one king bed, a walk in closetdining room table with seating for six, one full and one half bathroom, two 40 inch flat screen TVs and a private balcony.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
GROUPON ROH
Other Amenities -
DINING
Dreams Playa Bonita Panama features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Dreams Playa Bonita Panama:
Market Cafe - International specialty items served buffet-style. Open for breakfast and lunch. Casual dress code.
Coco Cafe - Premium coffee and snacks served in a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day.
Bordeaux - Adults only restaurant serving gourmet French cuisine in a romantic, elegant setting with a wine cellar. Open only for dinner. Casual elegance dress code. Additional charge to dine in Bordeaux for guest staying in the Delight room categories.
Seaside Grill - Grilled steaks, seafood, and other local favorites served a la carte for lunch and dinner. Casual dress code.
Portofino - Tuscan-Italian gourmet dining served a la carte in an elegant atmosphere. Open for dinner only. Casual elegance dress code.
Oceana - Fresh seafood dishes served a la carte. Open for dinner only. Casual elegance dress code.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Kayaking, water aerobics, pool volleyball, pool basketball, beach volleyball, yoga, putting green, and clubs for kids and teens. Shuttle service available from the resort to the Albrook Shopping Mall twice a day.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, nightly entertainment, themed parties, and more.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Explorer's Club for kids and Core Zone for teens offer exciting, supervised activities including arts and crafts, a playground, video games, and more.
Applicable Ages: 3-17

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Relaxing.....
Blueblee, St. Catharines, Canada
Wed Dec 19 16:53:13 EST 2018
Stayed the first week of December. Pros: grounds were beautiful, rooms clean, staff friendly & helpful. All rooms face the ocean & it's a beautiful view. Jose at the preferred bar was outstanding, very friendly gave us a list of places to visit in the city. Zanche at the preferred pool was excellent. Nice infinity pool views, with the beach 5 feet away from the pool. Cons: not a great variety of foods but was still good. Could have had another server at the Preferred pool, our server Zanche was great but was going non stop serving by himself. If you're looking to be entertained, not happening here. We've been to the Dreams Resort in the DR, not quite up to those standards....

Best bartender zande!!!!
Lisa M,
Tue Dec 18 09:39:46 EST 2018
Had the greatest experience thanks to our bartender Zande!!! He would run down to the beach 🏖 to brings us more beer and see how we were! My only complaint would be the lack of smoking areas in the resort. You would have to go out the front of the building to smoke. Most resorts I’ve stayed at have several areas through out the property.

Just not worthy of the Dreams Brand...
Lladdis2016, Blenheim, Canada
Tue Dec 18 04:22:25 EST 2018
My wife and I stayed here from Nov.30 to Dec.7. While I try not to compare resorts to one another, I do expect that similar standards would be in place in a chain such as Dreams. Having previously stayed at 3 dreams properties (2 Dreams and a Now ) I felt we had a pretty good idea of what to expect. The room was filthy when we arrived. We wiped down the bathroom shortly after arrival as we noticed it looked dirty. There was pubic hair in our bed, the air conditioning broke twice and the safe stopped working. The grounds itself needs some work. There were bathrooms over by the adult pool that had no hydro or running water all week. They should have been closed. Many fountains on the property were not running or completely empty. After waiting in line for 20 min to get in the main buffet we were told to go over to the other restaurant which we did. They were out of everything but pancakes. No eggs no sausage no bacon no bread etc.. Sat down and no one ever came over to see us. (You will find that to be a common theme at the buffet). Flagged down a manager who tried desperately to ignore us and asked him when the items would be restocked. He said shortly. 25 minutes later still nothing but I did see the same manager DELIVER a plate of bacon, then French toast, then 10 to 15 eggs to a table who came in after us. Must have been 15 people waiting on all of those items at the time at the buffet. Got frustrated and went back to the main buffet and it was almost empty.. All restaurants need to work on greeting and seating people. I thought it was just bad luck for us but we heard this complaint from at least 6 other groups. Entertainment at night is very lacking. Thank goodness for Scott from Long Island who entertained the bar playing piano the nights no one was performing at the lobby bar.(which is most nights). Bar service at the main pool was non existent and almost felt like we were putting them out. Left more than once without a drink. Focusing on the good. We were on the 3rd floor and had a great view of the water and then ships lining up for the canal. There is a fairly long strip of beach you can walk and if you like to collect shells you will love the beach. We have travelled quite a bit and I have never seen that many shells in one spot in my life. We were lucky enough to see a sloth sleeping in a tree right on our resort. Lots of iguanas, lizards and birds too. We had an iguana come up to us like a dog begging for food at the snack bar lol. We spent most of our time at the adult pool. The service there was great. Zanche was our server for the week. Very friendly, super attentive and you can genuinely see that he enjoys his job. Possibly the best server I have had in 29 trips. Many times we would go for a walk on the beach and when we came back up to the bar, drinks would be ready for us along with a smile. He gave us Panama hats, wrist bands, and a flag and routinely gives his patrons gifts. He made the vacation better for us. The room itself was adequate, the best meal we had was the Italian restaurant. The beef with truffle sauce was very good. Resort is a short cab ride into Panama city. They have a free shuttle going into town daily that takes you to a large mall.(600+stores). We took that shuttle in and then cabbed it back as we didn't want to shop for 4 hours to take the free shuttle back. They also have a one way shuttle into the old city which was nice. Lots of dining, shops art and architecture etc. It was all lit up very nice with Christmas lights. Overall food was ok. Lots of repetition but we always found something to eat. Rose at the front desk was very helpful when we checked in and very pleasant to talk with during the week. A real great people person. Louisa at the lobby bar was also very organized and attentive. Favourite drinks - Hers - mango mojito, His - Panama beer (green can) :note the light beer is only 3.4% for you beer drinkers. Once we realized what we were dealing with we had a good time. Guests we met were great. Wifi was good. I was able to get it all over the property. Just expected more out of a Dreams property. In their resort family the Now is below Dreams. The Now we stayed at in Puerto Morales was hands down nicer than this property and the two Dreams we have stayed at in Mexico blew this place away. Dreams needs to give this place more attention or change the brand. If you have been to another Dreams you will find this one very underwhelming. Tip- take bug spray for the beach. Not the resorts fault but you will need it. They supply some in the room but not enough. Unfortunately I just can't recommend this property at this star rating. It wouldn't be fair to the consumer. Giving it a 3. Barely. Pictured is the wipe we used on the bathroom counter, Zanche at the adult pool bar, sloth in a tree, and the view of the water from the adult pool bar.

Just OK
Extraordinary590704,
Sat Dec 15 07:20:53 EST 2018
Pros;Hotel is clean and nice looking Food is Decent Front desk, Spa and UVC staff are very helpful within hotel guidelines.Provided a warm welcome Opportunities:No one answers calls from the room other than FD. Seriously why have the buttons on the phone if no one ever answers? Frustrating!Mini bar only refreshed ever 2 days and you can’t order alcoholic beverages through room service. I’ve never been to a resort that offers room service and will not allow this. Apparently it’s hotel policy. Not a good one if you ask me. Housekeeping - you have to request something multiple times to actually get it. Took 4 requests to get a baby crib. Was detailed in our welcome letter that we would receive 2 bathrobes and slippers in our room. Nope! 1 bathrobe and No slippers. When I asked about it it seemed like they had no idea that they even offered slippers. Maybe revise the welcome letter which indicates these inclusions.Pool Towels - most days this was fine but our last day there were NO pool towels until 2:30pm. How does this happen? A beach resort with no pool towels..service fail!No bathtub in regular rooms. - very tricky for families with infants and young children. Had to pay for an upgrade to get a room with a tub. UVC - “upgrade” which was to be provided didn’t seem like much of an upgrade at all - same room booked but one floor up?? Not much of an upgrade if you ask me. We ended up paying for a better upgrade.UVC club reps did their best to offer service but were unable to accommodate many reasonable requests due to hotel Policy.Overall, not bad but not great either. I would say it’s average at best.

Still need to make progress to rate with other Dreams resorts
Steve P, Bristol, United Kingdom
Fri Dec 14 23:13:00 EST 2018
We are UVC members and this is our second visit to this resort and out of the 4 we have stayed at this is the least impressive. If you have no smoking and dress code rules on the resort then ensure that these are followed. I have seen diners turned away at other UVC resorts but 30% of diners in the restaurant on our first evening reached the dress code.



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