El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

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Portobelo, Bahia de Portobelo View on map (1.8 km from centre)
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5 stars Villa El Otro Lado - Private Retreat is conveniently located at Bahia de Portobelo in Portobelo in 1.3 km from the centre. This is truly appropriate for a beach/seaside, spa/relax, romance/honeymoon, gourmet, luxury, nature/wildlife, eco trip vacation. The villa is in 63.2 km from the Tocumen International Airport.

Facilities and services of El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

You can take advantage of a wide range of services: internet services, massage, laundry service, seasonal fishing, car lot, comfortable restaurant, convenient airport transfer, special non-smoking rooms, you may order food and drinks into the room. Tourists can pay using these types of payment cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard.

Staff communicates in Portuguese, Spanish, English.

A few words about rooms

For guests, accommodation are offered 7 rooms in the villa. The following categories of rooms are available for guests: suite, villa. The facilities include terrace, safety deposit box, desk, free toiletries, flat-screen tv, air conditioning, kitchenette.

You will like a sea view from your window. For guests is provided special facilities: patio.

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Room type Guests
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Forest Villa
Room description
Situated next to a waterfall in the rainforest, this stylish, air-conditioned villa has a private porch overlooking Portobelo Bay. It features a king bedroom, and the lounge includes a sofa, flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player and iPod docking station. It is decorated with paintings and colourful fabrics produced by local artists.
Facility Minibar, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Patio, Bathroom, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, View, Alarm clock, iPod dock, Mosquito net
Sea Villa
Room description
This stylish, air-conditioned villa has a private porch overlooking the sea and the rainforest. It features a king bedroom, and the lounge includes a sofa, flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player and iPod docking station. It is decorated with a unique collection of African masks.
Facility Minibar, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Patio, Bathroom, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, View, Alarm clock, iPod dock, Mosquito net
Sun Villa (with Kitchenette)
Room description
This stylish, air-conditioned villa has 2 terraces with outstanding views of the sea and the rainforest. It features a king bedroom, and the lounge includes a sofa, flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player and iPod docking station. The kitchenette includes a hob, microwave and coffee maker. It is decorated with a unique collection of African caps and paintings and photographs by local artists.
Facility Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Bathrobe, Refrigerator, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Microwave, Patio, Bathroom, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, View, Alarm clock, Dining area, iPod dock, Mosquito net
Spirit Villa (with Kitchen)
Room description
Located on the seafront, this stylish, air-conditioned villa is divided into a living area and 2 king bedrooms, each with a bathroom and a terrace with sea views. The lounge includes a sofa, flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player and iPod docking station, while the modern kitchenette includes a hob, microwave and coffee maker. It is decorated with local artwork and contemporary photography.
Facility Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Refrigerator, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Microwave, Patio, Bathroom, Dressing Room, Satellite Channels, Kitchen, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, Tile/Marble floor, View, Alarm clock, Dining area, iPod dock, Mosquito net
Suite 2
Room description
Decorated in a colonial style with local artwork, this air-conditioned suite offers a king-size bed and an upper level with 2 single beds, all with pure Egyptian cotton sheets. It includes a 42-inch LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a Bose iPod dock. The private terrace offers views of the bay and the jungle, while the bathroom comes with Penhaligon's toiletries.
Facility Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Bathroom, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, Alarm clock, iPod dock, Mosquito net, Sea view, Terrace
Suite 3
Room description
Decorated in bright colours with indigenous Guna Yala artwork, this air-conditioned suite offers 2 queen-size beds and an upper level with 2 single beds, all with pure Egyptian cotton sheets. It includes a 42-inch LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a Bose iPod dock. The bathroom comes with Penhaligon's toiletries.
Facility Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Bathroom, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, Alarm clock, iPod dock, Mosquito net
Suite 4
Room description
Decorated in a colonial style with African influences, this air-conditioned suite offers 2 queen-size beds with pure Egyptian cotton sheets. It includes a 42-inch LCD TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a Bose iPod dock. The private terrace features a hammock and stunning views of Portobelo Bay, while the bathroom comes with Penhaligon's toiletries.
Facility Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Desk, Seating Area, Free toiletries, DVD Player, CD Player, Toilet, Bathroom, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Private entrance, Sofa, Alarm clock, iPod dock, Mosquito net

Area Info - El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

Restaurants and markets
  • Casa Congo Restaurant 0.8 km
  • Mambo Bar Cafe/bar 1.2 km
Natural beauty
  • Fuerte de San Fernando Mountain 0.5 km
  • Rio Sucio River 1 km
  • Rio Cascaja River 1 km
  • Caribe Sea/ocean 10 km
Airports
  • Tocumen International Airport 63.2 km

Facilities - El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

General Parking, Free parking, On-site parking, Private parking, WiFi available in all areas
Activities Fishing, Table tennis, Canoeing, Hiking, Diving, Snorkelling, Water sport facilities (on site)
Services Internet services, WiFi, Free WiFi
Food & Drink Restaurant, Room service, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Snack bar, Special diet menus (on request), Kid meals
Pools and wellness Massage, Outdoor pool, Outdoor pool (all year), Swimming pool toys
Transportation Airport shuttle, Shuttle service (additional charge), Airport shuttle (additional charge), Secured parking, Parking garage
Front-desk/reception area services Express check-in/check-out, Safety deposit box, Tour desk, Concierge service, Private check-in/check-out
Common areas Garden, Terrace, Games room, Library, Sun terrace, Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment and children services Board games/puzzles, Books, DVDs, music for children, Indoor play area, Kids' outdoor play equipment, Children television networks
Cleaning services Laundry, Ironing service, Trouser press, Daily maid service
Business facilities Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
Shops Gift shop
Miscellaneous Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, VIP room facilities, Bridal suite, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area

House Rules - El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

Check-in 15:00
Check-out 13:00
Internet WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Children and Extra Bed Policy All children are welcome. All children under 13 years are charged USD 25 per person per night for extra beds. All adults are charged USD 50 per person per night for extra beds. There is no capacity for cots in the room. The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.

*The Fine Print

Please inform El Otro Lado - Private Retreat in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. Please note that special menus are available on prior request. We can gladly accommodate special meal requests and private dinners; we also offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus.

Booking.com user's reviews - El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

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9.2 Booking.com travellers ratings Based on 11 reviews

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9.6

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9.3

Location

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Service

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9.6
Wonderful
Anthony

Exceptional

Very tranquil romantic spot of paradise
The food is simple. Could be more exciting.
Published at 03 January 2019
9.6
Wonderful
Paulo

Exceptional

it delivers everything that it intends and the food is amazing. staff is friendly and helpful. it has luxury without being snobbish. worth trying for a little while.
Published at 27 August 2018
10
Wonderful
Carlos

Exclusive getaway

The staff was on top of all details…. room was fixed and curtains set for the night while we were having dinner. Room was fitted to accommodate our 2-year-old son despite the short notice. Boat ...
I want to say the price but for the exclusive experience it goes hand in hand. The only improvement I can think of is the ease to find the boat pickup. They do mention where you should arrive but ...
Published at 14 May 2018
7.5
Good
Margaret

A nice stay in a...

The artwork is what really enhances the rooms. The casitas are very private, quiet and comfortable. The nano with nice sound system is a great touch. Lounge and restaurant are welcoming and the sofas ...
The place is difficult to get to - and although we did want to visit "the other side" it was disheartening to see the town in such bad disrepair, as if it has been forgotten. The meals and ...
Published at 09 December 2017
10
Wonderful
Stephanie

This is a paradise resort...

The guest services were excellent. Everyone was cheerful, helpful and professional. Luis did an incredible job to make us feel welcome and cared for. The chef cooked our meals exactly as we asked, ...
no suggestions
Published at 12 August 2017
7.1
Good
Verónica

Good

Published at 30 September 2018
9.6
Wonderful
Maria

Exceptional

Published at 10 September 2018
10
Wonderful
Carolina

Worth every penny!

Published at 05 July 2018

Reviews - El Otro Lado - Private Retreat

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