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El Panama Hotel

Via Espana 111, Panama City 1753, Panama
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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a business traveler I was disappointed by this hotel. It's a rather tired, old hotel and compared to other hotels of a similar star rating in the city it doesn't stack up. My room was spacious but nothing special. The restaurants were OK but nothing more. The shower is designed for anyone 5' 10" and below. The staff weren't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were treated to an upgrade to a master suite which was amazing. Place was spacious but cozy. Staff was pleasant and place was kept clean. Food was great and the bar had really nice drinks. Staff org tours for us and that was awesome. Great place and staff.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a business trip to Panama and my colleagues over there booked this hotel for me, as they say, because it’s a “5 star hotel”! Well, and I know it was not my colleagues’ fault, the El Panama Hotel is far from being a 5 star hotel and it’s located in a lousy place in the city. On... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Went to the hotel, and the hotel staff knew nothing of the internet promotions. My family saw a new years party pack, before we bought the pack the receptionist was asked if the new year party was included and she said yes. Later we asked again because we got different rooms and wanted our tables close, and they repeated that... More 

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Panama
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93 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I lived in Panama and have to attend a party in the hotel so we decide to pass the night and enjoy to the day after with our friends... I will star to mention the deficiencies...at the beggining there was only two front men trying to do the check in of everybody in the lobby and took us almost one... More 

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Thank Ricech03
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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The staff is very friendly. The hotel is old and dated (all light switches did not work, cold shower 2 days, safe did not work, no TV remote), very inconsistent maid service (no coffee one day, no towels the next, no bottled water the third), loud band on 7th floor so moved to 4th floor, then street noise on 4th... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There was no WiFi service in my room and I had to call front desk to get ice buckets. The TV also required programming and there was no refrigerator or coffee machine in the room. I ordered a burger in one of the hotels restaurants and it took approximately one hour to get a burger with fries!!!There was a general... More 

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ElPanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Panama Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Belizebwai We are very grateful for giving us some of your valuable time commenting your experience during your stay with us. We would like to apologize and we kindly invite you to our hotel to evaluate the current ameliorations, as we are taking very seriously your suggestions which are helping us immensely to improve the operational service and installations.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The hotel is not bad, but it certainly has seen better years. In August 2015 it was full of teenagers traveling on sports tournament (including baseball and soccer) so it was very noisy and crowded with 15-17 year old kids yelling and partying. The location is not great. I would respectfully not stay here except for the price or if... More 

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ElPanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Panama Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hjdiazesq We would like to present our apologies for all the inconveniences caused by the noise of the several young guests, who have been carried away by their sporting euphoria during this very special event. Due to this event, we have taken extra security measures to ensure in the future the perfect control of the tranquility inside the hotel.... More 

Falkenberg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This hotel can seem to be nice from the pictures and with a good looking pool, but it really is not. The rooms are large, but the aircondition is bad and noisy and after a day all your clothes is moisty and smells. Dont stay here if you are sensitive to mold. Also the service is very slow and it... More 

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Thank Joakim145
ElPanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Panama Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joakim145 We would like to apology for the several problems encountered during your stay with us, and we thank you for having taken the time to communicate them. Indeed, as customer’s satisfaction is our main concern, we are taking very seriously your complaints, which help us to know what to improve in our facility. It is true that our... More 

Krakow, Poland
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Well, it is not bed hotel, but... Location is good - in new, business district, 20 min by taxi to Casco Antiguo. Rooms are spacious and clean, nice swimming pool facilities. But... hotel is old and needs renovations, air conditioning works badly- or it is terribly cold or humidity in the room is unacceptable ( everything is wet!). Staff doesn't... More 

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ElPanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Panama Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Nomade Krakow, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to comment your stay in our hotel. We are glad to see that you globally enjoyed your sojourn with us, even though some part of it could have been better. We are currently doing a lot of renovations in our facilities as to stay in... More 

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