I stayed here for five days this past week. The hotel is quite isolated so unless you are only there to play golf or want to spend a lot on taxis I highly recommend renting a car. When I checked in, my room had the A/C set at 76 degrees F and it could not be adjusted down. After a maintenance man came up and couldn't fix it, I was switched to another room. Room was quite nice with free WiFi but I concur that the maids do not do the greatest job. Rings from a glass on the bar remained during my stay and some days the floor was not swept/vacuumed. The room itself was spacious with a nice view of the rain forest. Breakfast buffet is included and my only complaint is that some of the 'hot' serving platters did not appear to be heated so the food was warm at best. For example the scrambled eggs and hash brown pans were hot when brought out new but cool if they had been sitting for a while. Nonetheless, the breakfast buffet was generally quite good, with sliced fruits, cereals, juices, an omelette bar, breads, and a few 'hot' platters. The hotel is close to the Miraflores Locks museum and viewing center (5 minute drive) but unless you have a car or pay for a taxi you are a captive to the hotel. I had a car and while Panama City is difficult to navigate it can be done. I drove to Colon one day and to Portobelo another day (both on the Atlantic coast) and the drive ranged from 40 minutes to Colon to an hour to Portobelo. I had one last issue with the hotel which is as yet (4 days after I left unresolved) When I checked in I had made a reservation for 7 nights. The hotel charged my credit card for all 7 nights on check-in rather than blocking a charge. I left two days early and three seperate people told me I would be issued a credit for just over $300 to my card. This has not yet happened even after a phonecall and email saying it had been taken care of. I am sure it will be fixed but this has left a bad taste for the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Summit Hotel & Golf Panama is surrounded by 160 acres of lush rainforest around the Panama Canal, and is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Panama City. Lodging at our Hotel is a quiet alternative to downtown accommodations, while still providing free shuttle service to top attractions like the Miraflores Locks and the Albrook Shopping Center, both just a short drive from our hotel’s address in the Panama City area. While visiting our Panama hotel, you’ll also have access to exceptional on-site amenities, including our professional 18-hole golf course, full American breakfast, airport transportation, free wireless Internet access, two outdoor pools and a nature trail with a butterfly exhibit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Summit Hotel And Golf Panama/Panama City