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Baru Lodge
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Calle Elida diez, 2da Norte, Panama City 11100, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #17 of 71 Panama City B&B and Inns
Kealakekua, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“OUTSTANDING Bed and Breakfast Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Erwin is the owner, and he is extremely helpful in planning our outtings taking into consideration that my husband is disabled. The Baru Lodge is clean, has an excellent breakfast of fresh fruits, yogart, coffee cake, boiled eggs, and more items including strong Panamanian coffee. The lodge has free wii-fii, large comfortable beds, HD tv, hot showers, and a wonderful staff who are willing to help you. Some of the staff did not speak English well, but they tried their best to communicate and help us. It is a 5 star lodge, & we would not consider staying anywhere else. The place is in the center of Panama Cirty, but you have the feeling of a home atmosphere. The cost for us to stay there was $78.00 or $39.00 per person, but we always had a great breakfast. It is walking distance to a bakery, market, and pharmacy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

An excellent stay for the 2 nights we were in Panama City before heading to the airport. It was a bit difficult to find by the taxi so good directions and the address are necessary. Close to many big stores and lots of restaurants, breakfast was great and service excellent. WIFI was free but gets overloaded with just a few users.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for three nights and found it to be fine except a little hard to get to because of the one way streets adjacent to it. It was clean and comfortable and the little breakfast courtyard was delightful. The desk clerks were helpful and Erwin went out of his way to be helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

In a quiet neighbourhood, very safe. Easy to access all the sights of panama. Lovely rooms, clean, spacious, great aircon, bathrooms and showers really nice, views to peaceful courtyard garden. Good breakfasts. Erwin is a really good host too, very helpful with local information. Great value. Would highly recommend Baru lodge!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had a comfortable first night in Panama here. The bed was good, free wifi available and a really good shower. We found the area quiet which we wanted. It is slightly tricky to find, as it is more of a residential area than hotel/tourist area so be sure to get clear directions if not arranging a pick up.

Service is a bit limited, as it is a small hotel, so there is no bar, and it is a few blocks walk to the nearest restaurant, but we found the staff polite and the breakfast was fine - nothing special but there was fruit, yoghurt, boiled eggs, toast and coffee.

Room Tip: We stayed in the front room, which others have said was noisy, but we found it fine. We do get up a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Erwin was a great host and made you feel like family. He is there from Monday thru Friday so don't expect to get him there if you arrive at the weekend. The employees are quite friendly though it would be wise to learn a little spanish before you arrive as their English language skills lack quite a bit. However, having 24 hour service is fabulous and security and safety are their priority. The location is not that central although you do have access to main streets that lead to the downtown area and it is safe to walk most times of the day and evening. if you want to take a cab, make sure you tell the driver it is in Bario El Carmen- streets Porras and Via Espana. otherwise they are not familiar.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Elida diez, 2da Norte, Panama City 11100, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Baru Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located minutes from tourist attractions, shopping and business areas of the vibrant and modern city of Panama.We take pride in being very service oriented and welcome you to the charming architecture and peaceful atmosphere of Baru Lodge.The quiet garden grounds are abundant with greenery, unique in the city. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Baru Hotel Panama City
Baru Lodge Panama/Panama City

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