This was my second time in Panama and I stayed at this hotel. Beautiful property, very clean and refreshing environment. The hotel is centrally located to the down town of the city. Lovely rooms lovely King Size bed, nice clean bathrooms with some lovely fluffy bath towels. Breakfast included so we had breakfast there at the restaurant every morning. A great variety of things to have for breakfast. The lobby is beautiful and is a lovely area to just sit and talk. I enjoyed also the free WiFi there.,The staff were welcoming and accommodating. Front Desk Staff were always pleasant. Special thanks to one in particular (JOSUE) The bellmen are lovely, always opening the car doors and greeting us every time we came back in. The folks at the restaurant were also lovely. This hotel have a lovely set of pleasant people. I can highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Panama..Over all all the folks who I ran into at this property demonstrated that they loved their job. The hotel is in what seem to be a safe area, pretty close to downtown, city area. We walked from there to the city and back. Its a $5 ride in a cab to the megaplex of $12 to Albrook Mall. WORD OF CAUTION, Yello Cab drivers are criminal and be extremely careful as they will charge you 4 times the amount to go anywhere. Its best to have the front desk staff recommend one of their taxi that are always parked upfront. Or make sure they Yello Cab Drivers know that you know that is $5 bucks. Worst if you do not speak Spanish they will assume they can con you. They will also ask how much you pay other taxi drivers. I learn the hard way. For tours, PLEASE PLEASE, have the front desk get you this beautiful lady...her name is BELKIS SIMMONS, from Servicio Especial De Turismo 507-6654-0777, She is the sweetest tour guide ever, She will pick you up at the hotel, give you a grand tour and take you back safe and sound., I highly recommend her. She did a fantastic job taking us on our tour to the canal, old town and across the causeway, I even have her take us back to the airport the next morning. There were only two tiny issues I had, One; the big screen TV need to be in HD. For screens that size they need to be sharp and needs more channels. The TV reception quality was very poor. And two; The front desk staff need to do a check in more efficiently within no less than 7 minutes. The check in process is a little too long, even when the person who was checking in spoke Spanish. That was one of the things I observed. So I recommend that the speed up that process. Check in should not last no more than 5 minutes especially when you already have a reservations.. Over all, Great property and at a rate that cannot be beaten for the good service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Novotel Panama city is located just 17 miles from Tocumen International Airport and 50 meters from the Via Argentina Metro Station. Excellent location in the financial and commercial heart of the city, with easy access to shopping malls, restaurants and casinos to enjoy the beautiful and exciting city of Panama. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Panama City