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2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Calle Elida diez, 2da Norte, Panama City 11100, Panama
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Ranked #18 of 67 Panama City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014
GrumpyAmerican Seattle, Washington
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We do not know an owner of a motel so friendly, helpful, courteous and personable to your needs, requests and demands. Excellent quality breakfast and the staff at your disposal all the times. It is centrally located, close to Metro and the setting is very natural. Rooms are clean and have mini fridge and micro. They understand your needs and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed here for two nights. It was a little bit of work for my taxi driver to find it (about 20 minutes and a $30 ride from Tocumen international airport at night and $15 to the domestic PAC airport). Unassuming from the outside, on a street off of a somewhat busy neighborhood witn some day traffic noise if you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was in Panama and booked this small lodge based on the description of being close to Via Espana the main restaurants, shopping and nightlife in Panama City. BEWARE this is located in a resdential area, its a long walk or a taxi ride to the centre. They say they speak english, however the front desk does not. I was... More

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Erwin_Goerke, Propietario at Baru Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We are truly sorry for the misunderstanding, but we do think you are making a mistake, our Lodge is located two block away from Av. España, One Block away From Av. Belisario porras, two blocks from Av. Brasil and 6 to 8 block from calle 50st and Transistmica avenue, the five most important avenues in Panama city, you... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

After some days in Panama city, my boyfriend from Germany and I (from Costa Rica) decided to finish our trip at Baru Lodge, it looked nice, comfortable and for a good price. The hotel is a house, in a quite neighborhood and with a wonderful backyard. We got a bit late in the evening and the owner welcomed us, he... More

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Erwin_Goerke, Propietario at Baru Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Veronica, We are very sorry for the inconveniences that you had with these employ, some times in Panama is really hard to find people with service aptitus, we are going to take care of these situation, I now taxi driver always offer money to the front desk workers, but this does mean they going to increase the rates to... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The rooms were comfortable and the bathroom/shower was very clean. Their driver Michael took us to the albrook bus station to send us on to Santa Fe. This service ($7) was invaluable for a couple with very limited Spanish. He parked his car, walked us to the ticket window, and all but put our bags on the bus. What a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Arrived in Baru Lodge after a wonderful week in a nearby National Park ecolodge - I was apprehensive about the city and how to get around. Baru Lodge was the answer to everything! Erwin (the owner) welcomed us at the unearthly check in hour of 10am, carried in our luggage, gave us our rooms straight away and offered us coffee.... More

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
62 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Guests are sacred at this place. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. The showers are possibly the best you can get in Central America. The owner is a really nice person, but the ladies that serve at breakfast time have that almost typical "lazy-arrogant" attitude that I met in most of Panama. Breakfast is excellent though.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful logde! Tiny bit of forrest in the city. Very clean, good beds, modern rooms, breakfast is ok, but the breakfast place in paradise! personal is very friendly! Feels like home! Place in the city is medium, but taxi's drive by (no noise)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Just back from a weeks trip in Panama City. Our stay at Baru Lodge was quite comfortable. Edwin the owner is so gracious with giving suggestions on site seeing throuout the region; really taking time to make your visit a great experience. The neighborhood is great, a peaceful park nearby, bakery, restaurants in walking distance, and taxi service. The staff... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Nice, modern and clean rooms. Very nice owner gives great service. One minor: Breakfast servcice lacks if you come in late. Further, if you want breakfast before 07:00 (because your plane is leaving early) don't count on it even if they promise you.

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Address: Calle Elida diez, 2da Norte, Panama City 11100, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baru Lodge 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Baru Hotel Panama City
Baru Lodge Panama/Panama City

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Strategically located minutes from tourist attractions, shopping and business areas of the vibrant and modern city of Panama.We take pride in being very service oriented and welcome you to the charming architecture and peaceful atmosphere of Baru Lodge.The quiet garden grounds are abundant with greenery, unique in the city. ... more   less 
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