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“No water/rates different from confirmation email” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Executive Hotel
Ranked #64 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No water/rates different from confirmation email”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

I stayed at this hotel from May 1 - 5th for business. The room was fine small but clean and all I needed as I was in Panama on business. The staff was very helpful and the location was great for walking to the office. There are three things I want travelers to know, on Friday and Saturday morning I had no water in the room. I did not care about Saturday as I was traveling and did not have to go into the office but Friday I did care. The water was finally available around 7:15 am. The menu is the menu - there are no specials or the same three at the beginning of the week but more importantly I received an email quoting me a price with my confirmation of reservation and when I checked out the charge was greater than the price quoted. The person at the front desk merely said the email was not correct - no apologies, etc. If I had the time I would have stayed and defended the price I was quoted.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank M I
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton
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36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

I was recently in Panama for 9 days and had the opportunity to stay at 3 different hotels due to my coming and going. All were within the same general area and chosen due to the internet price at the time of stay. Of the three, and based on the weekend rate I received, this was definitely my favorite.
First of all, it is dated and if you are looking for the modern, don't stay here, I think you will be disappointed. That said, I found the rooms very clean and well maintained with an excellent bed and a newer flat screen if tv is of interest. The staff seemed genuinely friendly across the board, by far and away the best of the three. What was equally impressive was breakfast. Although included in the price, they treated you as a special guest and everytime I got up my coffee was refilled there were greetings to and from and for a buffet. After a bland buffet with crap service at what would be considered one of the more upscale hotels, this was a pleasant surprise and I thought the staff did an outstanding job.
I love my balconies for my post touring imbibments and the nice little private ones offered a great view of the cathedral and surrounding nieghbourhood. As for a room higher up for both for the quiet and the best views.
I don't know if I would have been quite as pleased paying the rack rate which was double but for the money, this will be my first choice when I visit Panama again.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank traveldad11
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Ransom Canyon Texas
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

The room and bathroom is very small, but clean. The staff is very nice and helpful and the location can't be beat. The free breakfast buffet is good.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Annie48-12
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Fredericton, Canada
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51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

We loved everything about this hotel. Great value for your money.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cavendish1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

After staying at a different hotel in Panama we moved to the Executive Hotel. When we book our rooms we were impressed by the way the lobby looked, and the room shown was pretty good too. We stayed there 2 separate nights and tho the rooms were ok (nothing special, maybe the only thing worth mentioning is the huge TV), and the second night our room was really damp, which didn't allow us to sleep very well. Still if you look for a reasonale hotel in a safe area you might wanna try the Executive.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mikeynl
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

I stayed recently but booked the room 3 months ago. The night we arrived, the employee told me that they did not have my reservation and that I was only able to stay one night. Fortunately, they worked this out for me.

I thought this hotel was ok. The room and bathroom were very small, the wi-fi did not work.

The best part was the area of town, which was close to many restuarants, bars and activities. Other than the location, you can do a lot better for the money you would spend here.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica B
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

As a frequent business traveler in Latin America, I have my short lists of minimum requirements. They are, price, security, high speed internet in the room, location, and a good bed. The Executive (Hotel Ejecutivo) Hotel in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Panama City meets, and in my book exceeds those requirements. There are many luxury hotels to choose from, but at a price of less than $100.00 per night, with a full breakfast buffet included, this hotel is hard to beat. Within walking distance, you have easily 50+ choices of where to eat if you want to eat out, shopping for anything you want, and in a safe area. The hotel is centrally located in one of the prettiest, older neighborhoods of the city, and accessible to anyone making business trips in the city. A complete gym, 50+" flat screen TV, make it even better. Drawbacks are few. It is an older hotel. Bathrooms are small and this hotel is best for one or two people at the most per room. Beyond that, it is a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank alguibert
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Property: The Executive Hotel
Address: Aquilino de la Guardia Street 52nd | Panama Zone 5, Panama City 0816, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Executive Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the downtown financial district of Panama City , Panama, The Executive Hotel has been the only choice among discerning international business and holiday travelers for over 45 years. While our tradition of award-winning service has set The Executive as the city's most privileged address, it is our warm, personalized hospitality that brings our guests back to us again and again. Whether you're arriving for the first time or the fiftieth, you will be welcomed as family. Each of the 102 beautifully appointed rooms and suites at The Executive Hotel Panama City blends contemporary design and decor with fully modernized comfort. Whether you're visiting Panama City for business, a family vacation or a weekend getaway, our accommodation has been designed to be an exceptionally tranquil and relaxing retreat. On your next visit to Panama City, discover the timeless style and refined service of The Executive Hotel.We look forward to having you as our guest. Spacious floor plans feature plush bedding, hypoallergenic pillows and deluxe linens. Modern amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, fully equipped desk space, 42" flat screen LCD televisions, mini refrigerators with bottled water, . All rooms offer a private balcony with soundproofed double-paned doors. The Executive Hotel boutique, allows guests to enjoy a productive stay while staying with us. Guests also have access to facilities like Gym, Lobby Bar Gallery and American-style Restaurant. Facilities for meetings and events, The Executive Hotel offers everything customers need for productive travel in Panama City, Panama. ... more   less 
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