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Las Clementinas Hotel
Ranked #33 of 114 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A real gem!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We just returned from a long weekend in Panama City and had a phenomenal 3 night stay at Las Clementinas. It is in a fantastic location in the Casco Viejo, a short and safe walk to all of the sites in the old town. El Chorillo is close by and we were told to avoid walking too far in that direction. We nonetheless meandered all over the Casco Viejo, during the day and night to and from our hotel, and we never felt unsafe. Our room, number 6, had great views of the newly renovated properties around the Casco Viejo and the ones still needing a little love. We were also pleasantly surprised that our room was very quiet throughout the evening, with only the occasional city sound (dog barking, car alarm, etc.) disturbing an otherwise very restful sleep. Another terrific surprise was the breakfast included in the room rate. We had seen breakfast included on other properties' web sites, but did not realize it was included at Las Clementinas too. Finally, the staff at Las Clementinas was incredible! Marvin took care of all our reservations for the canal transit tour, dinner reservations, getting us to a local artists' studio, and making sure that we were well taken care of. There is a good reason that TripAdvisor continues to list Las Clementinas as a top hotel in Panama. We could not recommend it more highly . . . it is a fantastic property. Thank you!

Room Tip: No elevator, so better views means climbing more stairs. Worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ConservatorioHotelsP, Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you so much for your amazing review! Such high praise and we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that our staff was helpful to you. We certainly hope you stay again next time you are visiting!
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Panama was the first stop in our three week Central American honeymoon, las clementinas was beautiful. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne which we enjoyed on the roof terrace as we watched our first sun set. The hotel is stuffed in the heart of the old town and was a short walk from some fabulous restaurants, bars and cafes. The hotel/apartment was stunning with a great space for hanging out an d a luxurious bedroom and bathroom. The staff were super friendly, they helped us with the planing of our sight seeing and even offered to post our postcards when we struggled to get them posted during our stay. We will definitely come back and would recommend this as a great spot for anyone visiting Panama City.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review! We remember you and your charming wife very well, and could not be happier to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us. We hope the rest of your holiday was equally wonderful, and to host you again if you return.
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went for a family Sunday brunch and was delighted with whole meal. Service was first rate, not always guaranteed in Panama City, and food delicious in a Paris style brasserie dining room. Classic brunch options combined with some twists of their own. There are not many options for Sunday brunch in the city but this is worth seeking out. A treat!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We are incredibly happy to hear you enjoyed our Sunday brunch. It is definitely one of the lovely things about Las Clementinas, and I know the entire kitchen and restaurant staff work very hard to make sure our guests have a great experience. We certainly hope you return!
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The rooms in this all-suite hotel were fantastic, but it was the quality of the staff that was absolutely first class. They were extremely kind and patient with my young children (age 6 and 8), and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. When I called room service looking for plain cheese pizza for my youngest, Miguel went down the street to La Rana Dorado and brought it up to our room. The hotel also made all of the arrangements for our excursions, and they selected very age-appropriate activities. Captain Carl is not to be missed!! On the way out to his boat, our van stopped at one of the large resort hotels at Playa Bonita. Although it was a typically beautiful beach resort hotel, I was SO GLAD we had chosen to stay in Casco Viejo. We were able to experience so much more of the Panamanian history and culture than we would have at a more generic resort.

The on-site restaurant is quite obviously a neighborhood favorite, and was packed with locals for Sunday brunch. I ordered ceviche in nearly every restaurant during our stay, and found the best at the on-site restaurant in the hotel. Our experience at Las Clementinas was by far our best family vacation to date.

Room Tip: There are only six rooms in the entire hotel. The best views of are from the higher floors - althou...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Amy P
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Hello and thank you for the amazing review! We are so thrilled to hear you had a great time on your holiday with us, and I know you and your lovely children were staff favorites during your stay. Every day, someone would come up to me and tell me a story about one or both of them. Thank you, also, for mentioning Miguel. He is an amazing asset to us, and helping guests seems to just run in his blood. We hope you come again!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you are fortunate enough to secure one of the six rooms in Las Clementinas you will be delighted with the experience. These folks are a class apart. The service is exemplary. My daughter needed medical care and they called the doctor to our room and went out to get prescription medicine late at night. The property is very nice and is located in old city. The main police station is across the street so you could not be any safer. Breakfast was wonderful. Overall it is one of the best places we have stayed in central America.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
We were so delighted to read your amazing review of our hotel. Our staff really is committed to giving each guest the very best experience possible in terms of service and enjoyment. We could not be happier that for your family, they rose to the occasion. Thank you very much for taking the time to write. We hope you come to stay with us again, when in Panama.
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Millstone, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The good:
The hotel is a little outside of the big city, in el Casco Viejo. We arrived a little early and even though the power had gone out (which is very common in Panama City) we were treated to the best mojitos I have ever tasted. The power was up very soon and after some fantastic ceviche we checked in to our room. It was fully equipped with a stove, dishware, cookware, fridge (mini fridge accommodations but nothing mini about it - really good prices too) AC, huge living room, shower, tv, balconies, and a game of dominoes. The staff always greeted us every morning (complimentary breakfast was so freaking good - get the french toast and brie), gave us directions, maps, recommendations and ordered a cab for us. The town is safe (stick to the east side toward the water) and there are great restaurants and bars in the area. A wonderful experience all around.

The OK: If you are going on a Sunday, things will be quiet at night. We expected this and it was fine. When I looked at the bill there were minibar purchases that we had not made. I let them know and they took it off immediately. So just check over the bill before you pay.

The not so good: We cooked dinner one night and the plastic lining of the pot came off in the heat. Better quality cookware would be nice. Not the biggest deal but we forgot to mention it to the staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Christiana H
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. While we could not be happier that you enjoyed your stay (and the mojitos!), we're sorry to hear about the incident with the cookware. We normally supply cookware on request, and it is usually reviewed before being provided to the guest. We're very sorry that the quality control on this particular item slipped through the cracks and have already taken that item out of inventory once we read your review.

Thank you again, for your time and we appreciate all the feedback!
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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Good service, excellent amenities, a solid restaurant close by, in the case of this hotel it is on the premises. We loved it and will recommend it. Great for anyone who wants to see the old part of the City as it should be seen, within its walls!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ConservatorioHotelsP, General Manager at Las Clementinas Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review of our hotel. We take pride in our hotel and service, and always appreciate so much that our guests enjoy their time with us!
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Property: Las Clementinas Hotel
Address: Calle 11 & Avenida B | Casco Antiguo, Panama City 0857, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
#3 Family Hotel in Panama City
#4 Business Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Las Clementinas Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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