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Royal Sonesta Panama

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Ricardo Arias, Panama City 00000, Panama
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Ranked #20 of 111 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Flushing, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

- ROOM: size: very nice; bed very comfortable; housekeeping needs to pay more attention to detail (soap and towels were not change when a different person was doing the room); need dusting on the desk; clean bathroom counter; I asked for smaller towels & even tipped the room attendant - she never came back - RESTAUANT: needs help; touch up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming place, especially when first visiting Panama City. Spacious rooms, clean and fully equipped. Central location. Friendly personnel. Very good varied breakfast served on top floor with great view (only disadvantage the temperature in the restaurant was extremely low due to air conditioning).

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some business colleagues and I were stuck in Panama having missed our connecting flight to South America. The COPA airlines agent recommended the Royal Sonesta and it turned out to be a good suggestion. Located in downtown Panama City, the hotel is a 20-25 minute taxi ride and it's a destination that the drivers who work Tocumen Airport know well.... More 

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Was a great pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for choosing Royal Sonesta Panama. Kind Regards. More 

Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Traveled to Panama for a 10-day vacation and stayed in a regular room with twin beds at the Royal Sonesta Panama & Casino. Room was clean, bathroom was huge and they have a stocked mini-fridge in the rooms with a variety of beverages and snacks (charged to room if consumed) Didn't like that this hotel advertised as a casino because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Only 25 mins to and from the airport. Beautiful decor, friendly and helpful reception staff. The porter who assisted us (Euclides?) showed us how to work the aircon system, TV, etc which we really appreciated as we were a little travel weary. The welcome drink was also very refreshing. Loved the copper bathroom fittings, comfortably spacious room, and the tastefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This hotel was delightful. My wife and I were celebrating our 13 wedding anniversary and the staff went out of thier way to make it special. They sent a dessert tray and a note to our room. the hotel itself is beautiful and a great location. The daily breakfast buffet had may choices. We did not eat at the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

A very nice hotel, stylish throughout, from the lobby to the room and up to the rooftop pool. Had the wow factor. Great views over the city at night from the bar, breakfast was varied and plentiful. The staff were very helpful, including arrival drinks. The mini bar items were very expensive though - $7.50 for a bottle of water.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The rooms at the Royal Sonesta was just spectacular. The rooms were very spacious and the amenities were great. The location of the hotel was outstanding. We were at the center of all of the major attractions. There are also great restaurants that are in walking distance from the hotel. Enjoyed the rooftop pool and the view was simply amazing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very nice big clean rooms, however like many places in Panama it seems service is not their strong point, they serve you and just don't seem to care. Their buffet selection at night is pretty awful too, 5 choices in total is not what I call buffet. There are better hotels to stay at in Panama City!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Royal Sonesta is a fantastic hotel in Panama City. The location is outstanding and the hotel amenities are great. The Gym and Spa are fully equipped with both steam and dry saunas, although they were under repair my last 2 days, and various spa treatments are available at reasonable prices. I purchased their 50min Sport Massage for ($55) well... More 

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Address: Calle Ricardo Arias, Panama City 00000, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Panama 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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Also Known As:
Royal Sonesta Panama Panama City
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#12 Luxury Hotel in Panama City

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