I stayed four nights in Residencial El Valle and found it excellent value. There is a variety of rooms, all painted in different colours and lovingly decorated. The ones on the lower floor are tiled and cheaper than the upstairs rooms, which have wooden floors and are a little more spacious. I moved upstairs after the first night because of the street noise - there are many trucks passing through the center of El Valle, so if you are a light sleeper, you better not choose a street view room. Enrique, the owner, was very helpful. He showed me a couple of the quiet upstairs rooms to choose from and offered a discount - I finally paid 35 USD for a room that is usually rented for 49 USD. The place is spotless and very well kept. As the owner said, they refresh the painting every year. I could observe that rooms were being constantly refurbished and improved. What I liked most is that all the wooden decoration and even the furniture is made in a workshop downstairs. There is WiFi-access in a sitting area on the second floor. You can rent bicycles, chill in a hammock on the terrace and keep your food in fridge right there. If there was a kitchen for the guests, this place would be really perfect. For eating I recommend the nearby restaurante Santa Librada with good seafood dishes - or the Colombian run Taco and Hamburger stall in front of the market. They will be happy to prepare you a vegetarian snack as well.
- Also Known As:
- Residencial El Valle Hotel
- Hotel Residencial El Valle Panama/El Valle De Anton