The positive reviews were what helped us to choose this hotel, the perfect location, the cleanliness and spacious comfortable rooms, more than ample breakfast buffet, complimentary coupons for cocktails. What more could weary travellers ask for? If it is a quiet room with a door that locks do not let them give you room 306. We discovered on our last day that the lock to our door was malfunctioning. The night manager did not even challenge my claim, she did not come to our room to see that in fact when my husband used the deadbolt, I was able to open the door without a card/key! We were shocked that our safety and valuables were compromised. We were given one night free but I had to ASK for an apology. At home we always double check that our door is locked but for some reason we just closed our hotel door and assumed it locked behind us, like all hotel doors. We always secured the door with the deadbolt. There is much to learn from visiting a Central American country but my biggest lesson was not to assume that things work the same way as our safe haven in Canada. Regarding the "quiet room" .....you must request a room away from the street. The car horn honking starts at 7:30 a.m. and reaches a crescendo by 9 a.m. Every driver uses their horn as if a tsunami was coming and their lives were at risk. If you want to walk to the neighbouring mall or restaurants say your prayers and do not expect a traffic light, there is none. Use a taxi from the hotel, they are not more expensive than the ones down the street. Taxi from hotel was $5, taxi back was quoted as $10 so we walked back. We would return to this hotel despite our unfortunate discovery as everything else made for a pleasant stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Paitilla Hotel Panama City
- Plaza Paitilla Inn Hotel
- Plaza Paitilla Inn Panama/Panama City