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Royal Sonesta Panama

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Ricardo Arias, Panama City 00000, Panama
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Ranked #23 of 107 hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The good: The room was nice, the bed was comfortable and large. The facilities themselves are good, but badly maintained, as I'll explain in the next section. The location is good in the city center. The bad: First of all and worst of all- BED BUGS. Me and my girlfriend were both bitten all over our legs and arms during... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1). We booked this place because it had a casino. We get here and the casino closed for construction. 2). Ordered room service for dinner. I ordered the Corvina al Pesto ( sea bass with pesto and fettuccine)..... They brought completely wrong item. No biggie. I ate it. Not exact what I wanted but it was ok if you overlooked... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Panama is expanding so fast it can't keep up; and so too the Sonesta. The hotel is luxurious and the beds the most comfortable my wife and I had ever slept on. The food is good and the front desk staff delightfully friendly. Like the rest of Panama however many of the staff have yet to learn the type of... More

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Oss, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed a couple of days in this Hotel and it was great. The hotel is just a year old thus everything is brand new. The sushi restaurant wasn't even open yet. The rooms are nice spacious and the bathroom also. The hotel is equipped with gym, sauna, steam bath , jacuzzi and on the roof of the hotel een... More

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148 reviews 148 reviews
62 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Booked the hotel after comparing reviews and finally because the number of stars, I wanted something more upscale than a regular 3*. This is a 3* period. We were two, i booked a two beds bedroom. There were no robes, just one hand towel and I think no face towels. The room quite spartan, no complimentary water, no tourism maps,... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I spent 3 nights at the Royal Sonesta and I found it to be a excellent hotel. It is new hotel and the rooms were great with 47 inch flat panel TV's, comfortable beds and a large well appointed bathroom. I ate three diners at the hotel and the fool was very good. I really enjoyed the swimming pool on... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

5 star ... what a laugh... I got there at 9`-30pm .. bar was closed... ridiculous noise from plant machinery in the hotel...breakfast all cold and pathetic service. keep away.... this place is dying a slow death and is run by amatuers with no knowledge of the hotel business

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Zurich, Switzerland
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57 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

All the good reviews are really true. We have been here 5 nights and got upgraded to a nice and spacious room with a good city view in a higher floor. The hotel is new and so are the rooms. Everything is perfectly clean. The rooms come with everything you need. Big king bed, 47" flat screen TV, spacious bathroom... More

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Stephannie T, Quality Assurance Manager at Royal Sonesta Panama, responded to this review

Dear SwissTrav, First of all we would like to thank you for your kind recommendation. We feel great that you have rate us as an excellent hotel. We try our best to give our guests anything they need to feel comfortable and get a unique experience. We will be more than pleased to have you again as our guest in... More

Covington, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I highly recommend this 5 star hotel. Nice luxurious rooms and a extremely friendly staff that are well versed in the English language. My Spanish is mediocre at best and I try to speak it at every opportunity, however there are times when my brain can use a break! When I was transferred to the Royal Sonesta from the Novotel... More

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Stephannie T, Quality Assurance Manager at Royal Sonesta Panama, responded to this review

Dear Philip, We appreciate very much your comments and we are glad your stay in our hotel has been delightful for you. We are at the disposal of our guests anytime. Hope you can come and visit us soon. More

Richmond, TX
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We enjoyed our three nights at the Royal Sonesta in Panama City very much. The hotel is new, very clean and the service there was five star. Everyone that worked the front desk was friendly, helpful and eager to please.We had a small problem (long story) and Aurelio and Mario went way beyond what we would have expected to resolve... More

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Stephannie T, Quality Assurance Manager at Royal Sonesta Panama, responded to this review

Dear Jacquelin, We are very proud you have identified us as ¨great service¨, because that is what we try to give our guests every day making their stay as good as possible. Thank you very much for your review and letting us know your experience in our lovely city. Best regards, More

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Address: Calle Ricardo Arias, Panama City 00000, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
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Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Panama 4*
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