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Hotel DeVille
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 50 y Beatriz M. de Cabal, Panama City 0832-0172, Panama   |  
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Ranked #20 of 108 hotels in Panama City
Grand Junction, CO
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful Quiet retreat in busy city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We spent one night at the Hotel Deville in early December. After a hectic flight, (flights canceled on American due to ice in Dallas, so new flights on United with extremely short layovers) we wanted a quiet, clean and comfortable place to rest for the evening and spend half of the following day. The Deville delivered!!!
Upon arrival the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The lobby is beautiful and very relaxing and inviting. We were taken to our room, Junior Suite,top floor, down the hall to the right when getting off the elevator. Second room from the end on the left. I can't remember the number. (31 maybe???) It had a bit of a view of the front and of the city, over the roof of the neighboring building. No Problem:) Everything was clean and as expected. The bed was heavenly and we slept better than I can ever remember in a hotel. It was a Saturday evening and the area was very quiet. I am a light sleeper and did not hear any noise.
The TV worked well as did the hair dryer and the shower, with plenty of hot water.
We ate dinner in the on site restaurant, which was alright. The service was a bit slow and the food just OK. Nothing special, but not bad either.
We ate at the included buffet in the morning and there was plenty to eat. Not a lot to choose from, but hey, who needs a huge variety. There was sausage and eggs, and many pastries and fruit and juices. You can fill your plate as many times as you like to be sure you get full.
I used the business center to print our airline tickets for our flight that day and it was very efficient and fast. I do not know about WiFi in the room, as I did not use it. My cell phone did not work the entire time I was in Panama, so can't rate that. I guess Verizon does not have permission to use the towers in Panama, or something. Nothing on it worked, and I travel a lot so do know how to set it so it works in foreign countries.
The following morning we walked around the city. The Hotel is in the middle of the financial district surrounded by high rises. You are close enough to walk out to the ocean or walk around the financial district. We found it very interesting. We then hung out in the lobby for about 45 minutes until our driver arrived to take us to Albrook Airport. By the way, anyone needing an excellent driver while in Panama City, Francisco Stanley (f_stanley1@hotmail.com) is the answer. Very knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and several other languages and will take you anywhere you want to go at a reasonable price!!
On our return to Panama City we opted to stay in Casco Viejo for 3 nights and got no sleep. It is party central, all night long!!! Wish we had stayed at the Hotel Deville again and just had our driver take us to Casco Veijo for an afternoon visit.
If we ever return I would definitely stay at the Deville again.

  • Stayed December 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Cleveland, Ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This place was nice. The rooms were extremely spacious and clean. The shower is large with plenty of hot water and very clean! No mold! The bathroom lighting is nice and has an useful mirror to apply make-up. The breakfast is pretty good for being free. Lots of sandwich meat, bread, jello (called Latinas), hot food that varies daily. The people who work there are not very helpful if you don't speak spanish. They could not tell us where we could go to get coffee. The hotel is close to many restaurants and has free parking.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Europe
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168 hotel reviews
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Located in the financial district in the centre of Panama, approx. 3,5 km from the Old town (which can be reached with a nice walk/run on the boulevard along the sea side). Taxi drivers know where to find the hotel. There is a restaurant on side. Check-in at the reception was professional and quick. Rooms are huge with a separate sitting area (sofa and chair) and decorated with classic furniture. Comfortable bed. Good size bathroom with shower. Free, good functioning Internet. Breakfast consists of cereals (sugary ones), cakes, different kind of bread, charcuterie/cheese, fresh fruit, no fresh juices, scrambled/boiled eggs. Staff is friendly. Tours/taxi could be organised via the hotel. Mr Oscar was suggested and we enjoyed his knowledge and professionalism. Price/quality of the hotel is good. A recommendable place to stay in the Financial district in Panama City.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Hotel was excellent, very well located, with large confortable rooms and bathrooms and good breakfast. It´s a good value for money if you compare to other hotels. If I go back to Panama City I will stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 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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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a charming hotel and its rooms have character. We stayed in one of the cheapest rooms but there was plenty of space, with a sitting area as well as a bedroom. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. We had everything we needed but there were signs of some slackness in the details. For example, it looked like a lot of care had been put into the original design of the bathroom, yet the toilet seat was made of cheap plastic and wouldn't stay up. There was a small buffet breakfast and the service was good. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had dinner in the restaurant once and the food was good, although pricey and slow to arrive. We enjoyed our stay but probably wouldn't have chosen it if we hadn't got a good deal (it's expensive!).

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miami, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed there in September and loved it. The rooms are spacious and elegant. The personnel is friendly and the location is excellent. Would definitely stay there again. The restaurant also has good food.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was a great stay. the rooms are spacious, clean and up to date. The hotel staff friendly and always willing to help although their English is somewhat limited as was my Spanish so communication was sometimes a little challenging, but sufficient . The restaurant Alkima was good and reasonably priced. You can walk to many places from this location which is great since traffic is very bad especially during rush hours. Business center was also very good although sometime congested. WiFi was available but worked somewhat sporadically and very dependent on your location a few feet in either direction made a difference. It was free but if I had to pay I would have complained about the speed and accessibility. Considering the reasonable rates as well and I will return. Overall a very good Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 50 y Beatriz M. de Cabal, Panama City 0832-0172, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Panama City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
#12 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel DeVille 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DeVille Hotel was conceived as a Beautiful Boutique Hotel, taking you back in time, all the way to the romantic era when Ferdinand de Lesseps was making the first intent in digging the Panama Canal; hence its French name, its comfortable furniture imported from former French colonies, its cozy, quiet oversized rooms, reminding you of other epochs; but also with all modern amenities and services, like Cable TV, minibars, WiFi Internet Access, coffee makers, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes and all other amenities you have come to expect in the best hotels. ... more   less 
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Deville Hotel Panama City
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