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“Awesome fun house!” 5 of 5 stars
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Autograph Lodge
Ranked #21 of 84 Panama City B&B and Inns
Montreux, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome fun house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is the only place in Panama City where I felt right at home! The owner (Miguel) and the staff (Luis and Angela) were super friendly and helpful!
The Lodge is well located in an area surrounded by good restaurants and bars. It is easy to get out of the house and walk around the area. Getting a taxi is REALLY EASY.
The Lodge itself is calm and quiet at night and I slept very well.
I heard the breakfast is really good as well, but I did not wake up in time (I had far too much fun the night before).
After two stays, Autograph feels like my second home in Panama. It is warm and welcoming, easy going and great value for money!!!
I recommend this place for active people who love the Panamanian way of life!!
Will I return? You bet I will!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Zürich
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Autograph Lodge is situated in a safe and quite area. The rooms are spacious and clean, and for the first time during my holidays in Panama i could sleep without earplugs.
Luis, the owner, is great. He gave us some great advises and let us feel like home. Breakfast is included and there are fruits, cereals, toast and eggs.
I really recommend this hotel for your stay in Panama City.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Before booking this place we made sure it had a safe, because we don't like walking about with all our stuff in a city. The owner responded very surprised when we asked for the safe, however on booking .com they write that they have a safe that is even big enough for a laptop. They also say they have all kinds of equipment and that it is a suite. The rooms have non of this and are very basic. Th bathroom had a constant water on the floor and even though the owner promised to fix this, nothing happened. On arrival heasked us what we like for breakfast, but we never got what we asked for. The breakfast was not bad, but it seems like he just asked out of politeness. He also claimed the place was very safe and there was no need for a safe, but with all the room-keys spread out on the counter and the front door, as we found, a few times unlocked, it is just a matter of time before there will be stuff missing.
The location was ok, we were on the street side, but when we were there it was quiet.
For what we payed the place is not really bad, but if we had known there was no safe we would not have booked the place.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

After reading all the positive reviews from this hotel we booked Autograph lodge to start and end our Panama vacation. Rooms are very basic, like a b&b, clean and the shower has warm water. The hotel is decorated with art from local artists but unfortunately there are now only copies from the paintings hanging in the hotel. Breakfast is ok but do not have high expectations. The whole hotel is quite noisy, in the morning you can hear all the guest having breakfast and when you have a room on the streetside you have the chance to stay awake from everything that happens outside. We unfortunatly got a room on the steetside the night before we needed to go back to the airport (06.00). It was Christmas night and there were parties and fireworks on the steet. A bit dissapointing that we got this room, when the hotel wasn't fully booked at all! The autograph lodge staff was friendly and helpfull but didn't satisfy, our maybe too high, expecations. We hoped they could give us all the tips and tricks for booking our trips to f.e. San Blas but we didn't really get spesific information and ended up booking most of it by ourselves. The prices from the travelagency the hotel works with are really, really overprized. Also the hotel is in our opninion, when you compare the room prices with other hotels in Panama City, way overpized.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Wendy V
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San Francisco
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Located in a nice part of el congrejo about a block from a strip of restaurants. I think this place is somewhat new in terms of operating as a hotel Our room was pretty dark with a strong smell of moth balls- that was a minus. Other rooms might be better. But it was clean, the wifi worked well, and breakfast was fairly substantial.. We used the hotel's airport pick up service and there was some problem with the long wait and charge. But I do applaud the hotel for resolving this with us fairly quickly. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank galatea256
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The hotel was fine for exploring Panama City. The room had two beds (one double and a single) that were ok. It was quite clean and we had a hot shower. Breakfast was different every day and overall it was good. The manager and his wife were very friendly and helpful.

The hotel is in a safe neighbourhood and you can easily walk to the ocean and other places. It is quite a long walk to the Old Town, but it is nice to walk along the coastline.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suffern, New York
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

The manager, Miguel, is wonderfully friendly and accomodating. The B & B is in a great location, El Congrejo. The price is very modest and you get a clean room with great a-c and new sheets daily...and private bath. The bed is firm,and the breakfast is wonderful. For the budget traveller, you can't beat it.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Autograph Lodge
Address: Calle Alberto Navarro Casa 21, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Autograph Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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