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“High Standard and very cozy” 5 of 5 stars
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Las Clementinas
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama   |  
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“High Standard and very cozy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Very large rooms, actually real suites with large living rooms, good service, very stylish.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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woodstock, il
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Wonderful place to stay. As others have said, more like an apartment than a hotel. The staff was great. Professional, polite and very helpful with anything we needed. Take advantage of their arranging your pick up from the airport. (Charged $40 even though the website said it would be included).Getting through PC traffic is an adventure in and of itself, but the driver we had grabed us right outside of Customs and away we went. They also arranged a 1/2 day Tour of the Miraflores Locks and a drive through PC with Miguel who did an outstanding job ($110). Little communication gap in that we had asked to had the arrangements made, but were unable to confirm that they had been made. Part of the "charm". Casco Viejo is wonderful if you are into history and regentrification. As you walk through Casco, you can feel the history oozing into your pours. We watched a wedding in a church (La Merced) from 1688, we eat at a couple of nice restaurants on Plaza Bolivar, and really enjoyed meeting people from all around the world. The sangria just seemed to be made better by it all! The hotel is an awesome respit from the hustle, bustle, and grime of the city. A police station is across the street which provides safety and some interesting early morning cheers. Have a drink on the rooftop. You see the entire breadth of PC transition. The restaurant was very good and breakfast is included with your room. Las Clementinas was the perfect way to start our time in Panama.

Room Tip: Higher floors (#5 & 6) have better views, but no elevator. Only 6 rooms in total
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ConservatorioHotelsP, Owner at Las Clementinas, responded to this review, March 11, 2012
Thanks for the kind words!

Regarding the free airport pick up, it's included with stays of three nights or more. If you stayed with us at least three nights, please email Maria (reservations@lasclementinas.com) and she'll make sure the charge is reversed.

Hope to see you again soon!
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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Las Clemetinas is a one of a kind boutique hotel located in the historic Casco Viejo neighborhood of Panama City. This is not your stale corporate hotel, but rather, an inspiring alternative. Location can’t be beat. The staff was phenomenal and well trained ready to assist in any capacity. My room was perfect—very large, nice work space (large table), good internet connection (free), fantastic linens and thread counts. I found solace in the morning hanging out in the well shaded garden—nothing like it in Casco. I got a lot of use out of my space which was well worth the money. I nearly moved into the hotel.

Room Tip: You don't need a business center, you have a huge suite.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Las Clementinas and are glad we did. The building was restored to perfection and the room was gorgeous and cozy. I won't repeat what others have said about the neighborhood -- it is a place in mid-transition with extreme polarities of poverty and gentrification.

But that is not the reason for the 4 vs. 5 stars. While the service was gracious and friendly, it would have been helpful to have had more concierge-like guidance on activities and dining options. They do provide a book with some neighborhood suggestions, but it isn't deep enough to make an informed decision. When asked for deeper guidance/recommendations there was really none on offer. Just sort of a list of canned options with no texture.

This is not deter from our experience in the hotel, but it prevented it from exceeding our expectations.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ConservatorioHotelsP, Owner at Las Clementinas, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
Thank you for the great review, Ollymom!

The comment about our concierges is well deserved. Both are new to the neighborhood and need to get a feel for all of the restaurants, shops and bars. They're getting better every day and should have it down in a few weeks. The manager or one of the owners is almost always in the hotel to help, so we'll make sure that they lean on us a bit more to help guests while they're learning the ropes.
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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This small hotel is a perfect place to stay if you want to get away from the downtown big hotels. It's located in old Panama City which is becoming a "hot spot" to visit. Some buildings have been revamped while others are still crumbling, but all in all, a fun place to stay a couple of nights. The bar/restaurant located on ground floor has great atmosphere, food, wine and wait staff. They serve a great hamburger! All the employees were very helpful in getting a taxi for you or recommending activities for a days outing. An added bonus, the hotel is located next to the police station so there are always many policemen around "in training." Gave me an extra feeling of security.

Room Tip: Old building with no elevator...rooms 1 & 2 are on second floor while rooms 3 & 4 are on 3rd...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We spent 8 nights here and I concur with most of the raves, I don't want to be redundant. Its all good and though we thoroughly enjoyed chamber #3 I don't think there is a bad unit in the place. Though having the warm hospitality of the staff is great and the restaurant is certainly a big plus, for me the joy of having an apartment with kitchen is the best - feeling like you are actually living there is priceless.

One thing that not many comment on here is the extreme contrasts that exist in the Casco Viejo, it is a mix of everything: ruins, poverty, wealth like nothing I've ever experienced but I doubt that it is for everyone. The momentum here, in terms of restoration underway, on virtually every block is jaw dropping.

We did many day trips to beach areas nearby (20 minutes) and also went to Coranado (1 hour) as well as exploring the city just minutes away. Its an exciting country.

We'll be back!

Room Tip: as said before if climbing stairs is an issue book on the lowest floor but you must, even if it mean...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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geneva il
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Stayed at this lovely boutique hotel with a girlfriend for 2 nights after returning from San Blas. I truelly enjoyed being able to have an authentic experience in this vibrant nieghborhood in transition.Our days and nights were filled with historic sights,excellent dining and great gallery shopping. We walked everywhere in Casco never feeling unsafe or at risk.Once our days adventures were complete coming back to Las Clemintinas for a hand crafted basil martini prepared by bartender extrodinair Eddy and jazz piano performed by the dining manager we decided that a return trip with our family was in order! I must say that the staff especially Martin and Maria should be commended for jobs well done.This Hotel is a Must Stay kind of place.

Room Tip: Be sure and check out the roof top in the evening.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Calle 11 & Avenida B, Panama City 00507, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
#4 Family Hotel in Panama City
#4 Business Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Las Clementinas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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