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Hotel Bali Panama
Ranked #1 of 3 Chitre B&B and Inns
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
“Great stay here!”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The hotel is older, but clean and very friendly and it is good value for your money . Carlos and Eda speak English very well and were incredibly helpful, and fun! They included us in some of their outings, and we got a true sense of the area - beautiful people, beautiful country! This is not an upscale hotel, but it gives a true flavor of the country.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

The hotel is clean, centrally located and the front desk staff is very helpful. The hotel is aging and could use a little work, however it is a good budget priced place to stay. It was fine for the price and the beautiful church is in sight. We enjoyed the Indonesian food

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

On the night of Tuesday April 3, 2012 my wife & I stayed at the Bali Hotel in Chitre Panama which is located out in the Azuero Peninsula.

Some of the small towns in this area of Panama were founded way back in the1500's by the Spanish Conquistadores. Just north of Chitre is a tiny town of Parita which was created in 1556!

The Bali Hotel is modestly priced & our room was very clean & comfortable. The Bali hotel has a balcony just off the reception area where you can relax & look out at the hustle & bustle of town's people passing by below. At the end of the street, less than a block away you will find a historic Catholic Church - Oh yeah the Church bells start to ring at 6 AM - so you won't need an alarm clock.

We arrived at the Bali Hotel at about 6 pm. My Spanish is very weak (to say the least) but I asked the desk clerk if she could tell me about a good restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. We started to converse in Spanish, English, Spanglish & then Indonesian... that's correct Indonesian! You see there is a husband & wife team that owns the Bali Hotel & the husband is Panamanian but the wife is from Indonesian - be it as it may we ended up having our dinner right at the Bali - My wife absolutely enjoyed the Nasi Goreng which is a fluffy rice dish with vegetables & chicken & even though it was my wife's first taste of Indonesian food she thought her meal was cooked to perfection - price = only $4.40. My dinner was Mie Goreng - the best way to descibe this dish is spagetti with shrimp & um, um good! Price $4.95!

When we visit Azuero again we will most likely stay at the Bali Hotel & I am certain that this would be the perfect place to stay during Carival!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Not overflowing with character but clean, spacious rooms. It's a friendly place where they can give you plenty of tips about local transport. The hotel is very central; you can see the Cathedral from the balcony and hear the clock tolling out the Westminster Chimes, in case you're nostalgic for Big Ben! The pick of the cheap restaurants is the Aire Libre on the opposite side of the plaza.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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San Diego, California
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53 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

I loved this hotel and the town. It is small, quaint and centers around the church. The hotel is a two minute walk to anywhere in town.

Our room had two huge beds, closet, TV, warm showers and was clean. Each morning breakfast and coffee are made to order.

The purpose of the trip was the Festival of the Virgin of Mercedes, but I would come again as it was a nice change of pace from Panama. The town was buzzing with excitement from the parades and the hotel was right in the midst of it all.

  • Stayed September 2011
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2 Thank TravelTime619
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

This place is located right by the church in the center of the city. It was a cheap bus ride from the chitre bus terminal. No need to pay for a taxi. There are many restaurants and bars close by. The room was clean and safe/secure. Give this place a try if you're in the area.

  • Stayed September 2011
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2 Thank WarTravels
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

am lookin to stay at the bali for carnavals 2012 i had stop by last year for breakfast and thought it was great location but am wonderin what the rates are like?

Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Bali Panama
Address: Avenida Herrera, Chitre 0601, Panama
Location: Panama > Herrera Province > Chitre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Chitre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bali Panama 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bali Panama, former Hotel El Prado, for more than fifty years served as the cultural and business center for the surrounding communities. The hotel has recently been refurbished to better serve its customers. Bali Panama hotel is strategically located at the heart of the banking and commercial district of Chitre. Only meters from the church, town square, shopping centers, baseball stadium, Herrera Museum, Azuero International Fair and close to the main attractions of Herrera and Los Santos. At Hotel Bali Panama, we provide a very efficient service. Our staff have the experience and knowledge necessary to professionally host our customers. For business or pleasure, we are a great choice. ... more   less 
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