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The Saba Hotel
Ranked #57 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean, eco- friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I live in Panama City, but after an unexpected flood in my apt (cheap washing machine), I ended up spending a night at the Saba. The beds are very comfortable and clean, as are the rooms. The bathrooms have a cool vibe, but not much privacy (glass doors). The eco-friendliness of the hotel is a really pleasant here in Panama, where there is no recycling anywhere. The lights are on timers, you must be in your room to use the a/c, and there are a lot of other little energy-saving initiatives.

The breakfast was good, with a huge selection (did we want omelets or pancakes or waffles or English breakfast) and good service... and fresh orange juice! From now on, when friends from the States come to visit, I am immediately sending them to the Hotel Saba.

Room Tip: rooms in the back, away from Via Argentina, are much quieter. You get a boring view of a parking lo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Thank Laura H
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at The Saba Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios... The Saba Hotel fue diseñando pensando en nuestros huéspedes y en lo natural, por ello cuando recibimos todos estos lindos comentarios nos sentimos muy complacidos y motivados de continuar ofreciendo lo mejor a todos nuestros Clientes...

Una vez más, gracias... Estamos felices de atenderle siempre!

Buen día!

Michelle R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The Saba is a great place to stay in Panama City. The hotel itself is clean, modern, and comfortable. Big rooms with lots of amenities. However, the best part about The Saba is the staff. They were very helpful and accommodating with everything from calling taxis to planning trips. They were happy to have our business and made sure we had a room to stay over the course of a week while we were in and out of the city. Veronica helped us plan a last minute trip while Luis always made sure we had breakfast and cabs, even on mornings when we departed very early.

If I return to Panama City, I will definitely return to The Saba.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank heb3a
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at The Saba Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
It's always great for us to know you enjoyed your stay with us ...

Thank you for your excellent and positive comments about The Saba.

That is our main motivation and goal ...

Always welcome home in Panama ...

Warm regards,!

Michelle R
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Cayo Quemado, Izabal, Guatemala
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Modern, clean, comfortable with great staff and service!
Breakfast of your choice is included. Rooms are large and elegant, complete with tub/spa, Wi-Fi, mp3 dock, big screen tv, safe and big windows that open. The bed and pillows made sleeping feel like a cloud nap. The conejo district is bohemian chic, with restaurants, bars and interesting shops, park, and close to everything. A few doors down, you can find Flemenco dancing on the weekend evenings and across the street not far is an artisanal brew pub. Safe district for walking at night. When I return to Panama City, I will stay again at the lovely Saba Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Theresa M
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at The Saba Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
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Muchísimas gracias por sus fabulosos comentarios. Es un honor y satisfacción tener sus noticias y saber que su visita en Panamá, fue genial... y sobretodo que aportamos para ello.

Es muy gratificante tener sus comentarios.

Gracias por preferirnos!

Hasta pronto,

Michelle R
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Saba Hotel is excellent. It is new, modern, clean, and the staff is extremely helpful, going above and beyond to make sure their guests are comfortable. Veronica at the front desk organized a last minute trip to San Blas Islands the night before we left, and Luis (also at the front desk) made sure we always had taxis, reservations, and breakfast to go as we needed it. I highly recommend this hotel, and would certainly come back if I return to Panama City.

Room Tip: We stayed in a double room and it was very spacious
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LKCHICAGO
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Michelle R, Guest Relations Manager at The Saba Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
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Gracias por sus excelentes comentarios, lo apreciamos mucho.

Para nosotros es muy grato saber que su estancia con nosotros fue muy placentera y pudo tener la colaboración adecuada de parte de nuestro Staff...

Nuevamente, gracias por darnos de su tiempo y dar a conocer nuestros servicios y hospitalidad.

Hasta siempre...

Michelle R
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Sucre
Level Contributor
76 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

This hotel is very nice indeed. It is clean and new. The staff were very helpful. They had an excellent and reliable contact for taxi hire- his name was Jose and we did everything through him. He is a gentleman, reasonably priced and polite.
The breakfast was clean and reasonable. There is a big supermarket not far al restaurants in the street. There are and two small ones within easy walking distance. There is a good Subways on the corner if you need a quick meal without doing the restaurant search, taxi ride and attendant expenses. There are a number of restaurants contiguously located, but the food at the Saba is very good.
Wifi was perfect and there is cable TV in each room. Also they arrange laundry for their guests and it was very reasonably priced. This is a very good hotel and if in PC again I will head straight to the Saba

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank senorsolomon
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Michelle R, Public Relations Manager at The Saba Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
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Agradecemos altamente sus comentarios. Para nosotros es una gran satisfacción haber cumplido con sus expectativas.

Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de atenderle y brindarle nuestra hospitalidad. Por el tiempo dedicado en dar a conocer nuestro servicios.

Nos da mucho gusto que su experiencia haya sido placentera.

Los esperamos pronto!
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Florida, New York
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247 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is my sixth visit to panama, I have stayed several other hotels but none compare to this one,
I found this small hotel just walking on the street, when I did I checked out of the one I was in

The location el cangrejo everything is here and within walking distance

This is a new hotel large rooms well decorated and furnished my bath had jacuzzi tub and shower

Breakfast and fast wi fi are included the staff and management at this hotel go above and beyond to satisfy you and exceed your expectations

If you are looking for a nice quiet hotel that treats you great I would suggest this one,

I will be making future trips to Panama City and this will be my hotel of choice, business or vacation you can't go wrong.

Get stay saba house thanks

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pete S
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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

This a new hotel with well designed rooms in a neighborhood with many attractions. It's on a busy street but the rooms in the back are quiet. The staff is eager to please and went out of their way to address any of our needs. It was hard to find a good mid-priced hotel in Panama City. Most were either run-down or very expensive. The Saba was a great find. Make sure to check specials on the internet.

Room Tip: The rooms in the front are bigger and have a nice view to the park but they face a busy street. Roo...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pappricca
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Property: The Saba Hotel
Address: Via Argentina | Front of Andres Bello Park, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #57 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Saba Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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