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8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hostel part. Not sure what to say... I was not impressed by the quality of the accommodations, but they were definitely better than anywhere else. I think the tag 'luxury hostel' is a little ambitious. The location was perfect. The price was good. Rooms were fine, but not 'nice' and the hostel amenities were also average.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My father and I stayed at Magnolia Inn on our way to other parts of Panama and I am so glad we did! Reggie was generous with his time and made sure we were comfortable and had our bearings before we headed out to explore. Reggie and Cherrie are working hard to restore their beautiful building and have made sure... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location for a night in Casco Viejo. We had many dining and bar options within a few blocks of the hotel. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the air conditioning, mini fridge worked great.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a penthouse room that had a nice view over Casco Viejo and Panamá Centro skyline. There's great service and it's clean. Ask Reggie if you need good tips on sightseeing. . Saved a lot of time for us to visit the canal in Miraflores lock...thanks!

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reggie and Cherrie take care of everything with good humor, pride and genuine caring for their guests. They are doing a terrific job in restoring an old beauty of a home and giving it a homey quality. Guests are respectful of others, rooms have AC and are quiet. The location is great in the old city.

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denver, colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much has already been said but some new information: lockers located in each room, bring lock; up a flight of stairs to front desk; everything spotless; many bathrooms; seperate showers; some rooms with balcony with chairs; front desk staff spoke English; lack of hot water only down side.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnolia Inn is a decent place to stay. A bit of a mixed place with backpackers and decent hotel rooms, but a good place to start your trip from. It lacks personal charm, but staff is helpful and location is lovely.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After our exhaustive trip to San Blas, we ended up back in Casco Viejo. Everywhere we checked was booked, but we had heard really great things about Magnolia Inn so we decided to drop in and try our luck. Reggie was at the front desk when we arrived and gave us an awesome deal on the penthouse room. The room... More

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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place is in the centre of town, good for meeting other travellers, sharing some beers and having a good night whilst not being a party hostel. The party hostel as well as some good bars are just around the corner so it was a perfect place to return home to once we were partied out and ready for sleep.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed in the hostel section but, I gotta say, the people were great there. It's not a party hostel so you actually get sleep while being located right in the center of the the best part of Panama City, Casco Viejo. The staff at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. They made some good suggestions on places... More

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Also Known As:
Magnolia Inn Panama/Panama City
Address: 8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 66 Specialty lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnolia Inn is located in the heart of Casco Viejo, Panama City's historic neighborhood. This charming hotel offers comfortable and spacious deluxe private rooms. The restored French colonial mansion is full of historic character, as well as modern conveniences such as A/C, orthopedic beds, free Wi-Fi Internet, mini-frig and safe deposit boxes. Magnolia Inn also offers stylish social areas to relax and meet fellow guests. A fully equipped kitchen and sunbathed dinning room is available for all guest to use and coffee and tea is offered free all day. There is also a floor with 5 luxury hostel / dorm rooms with comfortable beds and A/C. Within a couple blocks from the hotel you can enjoy Casco Viejo's attractions such as the Presidential Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Canal Museum, National Theater, Las Bovedas, and many others. Casco Viejo also is home to art galleries, great restaurants, and some of the city's best bars. Private car service is available for a fee, you are greeted inside Tocumen (PTY) international airport with a sign. The English speaking driver helps you with your bags and brings you to the front desk of the Magnolia Inn. ... more   less 
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