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La Estancia

#35, Calle Amelia Denis de Icaza | Quarry Heights, Cerro Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #3 of 105 hotels in Panama City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was impressed with this location even before we arrived. Estaban helped to make canal tour, airport taxi, and rental car arrangements for us. He even provided suggestions on where to stay in the other cities we visited in Panama. Great location! Located in a quiet neighborhood surrounded with wildlife. A "quick" walk up the hill takes you to Cerro Ancon... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As many have said, great place to stay:- good breakfast, good wifi, good ambiance, pleasant and helpful staff, great bird life and tamarind activity, shower room after checkout. But unfortunately we experienced real problems with the airport transfer system. This reached farcical proportions when four consecutive arrangements failed including the booking for our final transfer to Tocumen airport for our... More

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Milton, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The hustle and bustle of downtown Panama City is not for me or my wife. We were more interested in staying at a location that was quiet, comfortable and reflective of the true beauty of Panama and it's people. The staff here were the most friendly, accommodating and professional people that one could hope for. Assistance in the planning of... More

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Takoma Park, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Located inside a hillside park in Panama City, this quiet hotel/B&B is the perfect place for one night-which we did-or longer. The manager is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. You get breakfast and can watch an assortment of birds off the balcony while you eat.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We spent two nights here, on our arrival and before we left Panama. We arranged a transfer from Tocumen after our evening arrival and then another to the Allbrook airport in the mornign where we hired a car for our vacation. Sitting on top of the hill, Cerra Ancon, the hotel is in a quiet treed area and feels like... More

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Emma F, Guest Relations Manager at La Estancia, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your review, Ancon Hill has a lot to offer, among these is an amazing view of the city. From the B&B you can see the Bridge of the Americas and if you choose to trail upwards to the peak of the hill, you'll get a great panoramic view of the city at only 25 min walk. The... More

Newtownards, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great location on Cerro Ancon - walk straight up from the front of the B&B. Perhaps not so good for the centre of Panama City if that is important (it wasn't, for me). Breakfast served on balcony overlooking feeders (primarily for birds, but monkeys also visit). Comfortable, flexible on dates (I changed mine twice). Staff will order taxis, delivered meals,... More

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Emma F, Guest Relations Manager at La Estancia, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time in reviewing us. We really cherish your thoughts. We do our utmost to accommodate our guest, regardless of changes in their itinerary. As long as we have sufficient room availability we can do changes to your reservations. Being a mere 5-8 min from the cities main activities, we can always assist you in getting around... More

Long Beach, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The B & B estancia was a fine choice and good stop over for our next destination in Pedasi. It was clean, had ac, hot water, wifi, 88 per night, staff was friendly and the breakfast was alright. It's tucked away out of the hustle of the city which I found very nice and peaceful.

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Emma F, Guest Relations Manager at La Estancia, responded to this review

Thanks for the pleasant review! Yes, we are tucked away from the hustle, but it also does provide an excellent hub for those as yourself, that are planning on travelling further into the country. A few minutes away from the domestic airport and quite close by to the bus terminal. If your planning a multi-stop travel you'll need to get... More

14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at La Estancia for three days and loved every minute of it. The staff spoke English and were VERY helpful to us on several occasions. Our room and bed were comfortable and the breakfasts were good - especially eating out on the balcony watching the birds at the bird feeder. La Estancia B&B is located on Anton Hill... More

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Emma F, Guest Relations Manager at La Estancia, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review, even though their was a mix-up with pick up times. Once again we apologize, luckily our driver was able to pick you up in a timely fashion seeing as we are just 30 min away from the International Airport. Nice to know you enjoyed the breakfast and the overall attention given by the staff.... More

Washington, D.C.
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159 reviews 159 reviews
53 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

La Estancia is set in a beautiful, peaceful setting on Ancon Hill. It may not be for everyone as it it set apart from the city. But if you want a clean, quiet place to stay with an exceptionally helpful and friendly staff, La Estancia should be on your list. The parrots, tanagers, and monkeys that come to the feeder... More

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Emma F, Guest Relations Manager at La Estancia, responded to this review

Waow! Thank you for that heartwarming review, very complete and thoughtful. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B. And know that your always welcome to La Estancia the next time your visiting Panama. Excellent recommendations on food options near by we hope you enjoyed your overall stay in the country.... More

Hammond, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We found nothing good to say about the hotel, staff or or stay. The rooms were very small, stuffy, drab and uncomfortable. The staff wasn't friendly, just doing a job. The breakfast was mediocre at best. Location was far from things to do and restaurants.

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Also Known As:
La Estancia Hotel
La Estancia Panama City
La Estancia Hotel Panama City
La Estancia Panama/Panama City
Address: #35, Calle Amelia Denis de Icaza | Quarry Heights, Cerro Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Panama City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Estancia. Nestled in the quiet hillside of Cerro Ancon with views to the Bridge of the Americas, we are close to the domestic airport, old town Casco Viejo, the Panama Canal, Amador Causeway, and only 10 minutes by taxi from the heart of Panama City. ... more   less 
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