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Casa Antigua

Calle 9 entre Av. Eloy Alfaro y Ave. B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 0815, Panama
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Ranked #19 of 67 Panama City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here two years ago and returned with friends because of the outstanding location, views from the rooms and rooftop. If these things matter to you, then this is a great place. Our friends were amazed when we went up to the rooftop, which has a great breeze, BTW! Best view spot in Casco. The service has improved since... More

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Chagres, which has the best view with a double balcony! The room was nice and clean, but the bathroom could use some updating. The shower barely worked, but we didnt complain, so maybe it could have been fixed? We were just so excited to have the view, we did not bother. Panama City and Casco Viejo... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

My apologies that you had problems with the shower and instructions are already issued to get that fixed . We are happy that you found the location was great and indeed we are well located for anyone wanting to enjoy the old city ambience Many thanks for the review More

New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we had a good experience with the hotel and the service and location was excellent, the noise level alone would preclude me from recommending Casa Antigua. I had read the reviews, but naively assumed that because we were staying on a Sunday and Monday the noise wouldn't be a problem. Wanting to get to Miraflores Locks early in the... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

Apologies for the night noise from that unauthorized "night club" the Authorities have now stepped in and closed it down. This has restored the peace and it's annoying that you and others have had to endure the row in the meantime. It's great that you took time out to make this known (as have others) because it enabled us to... More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I chose Casa Antigua for it's unobstructed views across the bay to the high rise skyline in one direction and Casco Viejo in others. This hotel is beyond noisy, it's down right loud! Like trying to sleep in a night club. I would not stay here again unless they replace the windows. They also need to do something about the... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

We responded to some similar comments on noise from other visitors. The source was an unauthorized night spot now closed down thankfully by the Authorities. Nevertheless we do apologize In regards the other points ( aircon) this is being seen to as we intend to remodel that particular location. We hope you managed despite this to enjoy yourself as our... More

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We could not have been happier with our experience at Casa Antigua, although we might have been a special case. We arrived early in the morning, expecting to drop our bags off and check in later at the stated check-in time (2:00pm). However, the hotel told us they had a room available already and could check us in early. Not... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

Great that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your support. I hope you managed to visit our nearby restaurant Grapes? It's located in our home accross the way from the hotel Actually the old city wall passes through both areas and this is what adds charm to the whole area. More

Oakland, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Yes, it's on the main street and can be noisy, but the view of downtown is magnificent! I like watching whats going on, on the street, so I didn't mind the night life....too much. Besides, the bedroom is upstairs and has no windows, so with ear plugs (which I always travel with), I got a good nights sleep. The apartment... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

Glad you generally enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the unwelcome guests but unfortunately these old cities do times have this problem. There is a lot of old deserted buildings in the area which are of course prone to this problem. Trust that it didn't cause you too much of an issue and that otherwise you enjoyed the experience. More

The Great State of Maine
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We wanted very much to stay in Casco Viejo but most of the hotels are "boutique" hotels with hefty price tags. The Casa Antiqua, with its much more reasonable prices, allowed us to stay in Casco Viejo without blowing our budget. The location is good, near the edge of the neighborhood, allowing us easy access to sightseeing outside of the... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to post a review. Glad you generally liked your stay and as you say the roof top views are stunning. This is a very lively area of Panama and when the sun goes down the locals like to party. We will chase up the staff to ensure breakfast is served as schedued and we... More

Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I would really like to give this a better rating as with a bit of care it could be so much better, but apart from the location there were so many things that needed attention that it is not possible. The good: Location, perfect great view over Casco Viejo and the bay. Great to walk to many nearby restaurants and... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. The bar you mentioned is unauthorized and situated in an abandoned building . It has, since your stay, been subject to official intervention. More

Dana Point, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed at Casa Antigua for three nights December 24-26, 2013 with my wife and 12 year old daughter. We stayed one night in the Arco Chato suite and 2 nights in the Kliemann Suite. Both suites were nicely decorated, roomy and comfortable. I particularly enjoyed the patios from which I could watch the Casco Viejo street scene below and... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The " club" you refer to is an "unofficial" night spot in a derelict building . Following similar complaints the authorities have sealed off the location . It's still being used but at significantly reduced decibels . Having said which the old city is becoming an increasingly popular night spot and tends to attract those... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

As you can see from other reviews, the location here is great. We stayed three nights beginning 12.7.2013. We liked the location and the fact that the owners had a restaurant where we could have breakfast each day. While the room was of adequate size, we were a bit disappointed as we thought we would have a balcony. There was... More

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Bowie888, Owner at Casa Antigua, responded to this review

I am sorry about your experience but rats can be a problem in old city areas where no matter how careful we are, we cannot control the failure of other areas to maintain the same standards especially as many of these buildings are abandoned. I note your posting is many months after your visit and I think most of the... More

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Also Known As:
Casa Antigua Hotel
Casa Antigua Hotel Panama City
Casa Antigua Panama/Panama City
Address: Calle 9 entre Av. Eloy Alfaro y Ave. B | Casco Viejo, Panama City 0815, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #19 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Antigua Hotel is conveniently located at the entrance of Casco Antiguo. It is a boutique hotel with 7 comfortable suites and 2 cozy rooms. Each room and suite is equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, and kitchenware.At a walking distance, you will find the Coastal Strip (Cinta Costera), as well as all the historical buildings, churches, plazas, museums and enchanting narrow streets, which will take you back in time. The hotel features a rooftop terrace with views of the city skyline, the Bay of Panama, the colonial buildings and the Amador Causeway. Inside the hotel, you will find the original stone walls and tiles. Its spaces evoke the architecture of the 17th century merged with 21st century touches.In the Casco area you will find plenty of nightlife and dining options, like the recently inaugurated Pips Restaurant (located on the ground floor of the hotel), and the Grapes Restaurant, with high-quality international cuisine and steak house, located a few steps away from the Presidential Palace. We have direct access to the famous Cinta Costera in Ave. Balboa, features 6 km of seaside walking track ... more   less 
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