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“In Need Of Some TLC”
Review of Hotel Alhambra

Hotel Alhambra
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Hotel Alhambra
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Changuinola
Santa Clarita, CA
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“In Need Of Some TLC”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

My wife and I have traveled quite a bit. And we have stayed at dozens of hotels. We stayed at Hotel Alhambra in Changuinola, Panama in September of 2012. This review is all about the room in which we stayed at this hotel. I have seen cleaner gas station restroom than the room in which we had at this hotel. The only reason we stayed at this place, we had just arrived from Boquete via David and were tired and sleepy. Further, we had an early bus ride the next morning to San Jose, Costa Rica.

The room was filthy. Badly needed cleaning. The two bath towels they gave us for three people were older than the hotel itself. There was mold in the shower, permanent dry glue all over the bathroom floor and walls. Shower door does not keep water from flooding the bathroom floor. It appeared that the black colored toilet and sink had not been cleaned for some time. There is no security to our room. Anyone with a key could have entered our room while we slept as there was no way of locking ourselves in. No inside security lock on the door. Once in your room, you can hear your neighbors whispering in the room next door…thin walls.

Twenty minutes after we were in the room, the A/C stopped working. They told us the entire building had no A/C and that a technician was on the way. The unit to our room came back on in about fifteen minutes. There were no table, desk, or chairs in the room. One has to use the bed for seat. Early the morning before checking out, we tried using the internet, but to no avail. The internet goes down sometime during the evening and does not come on again until 8:am. About 4:am the morning, several men congregated outside our room in the hallway. They were loud and obnoxious, but no one from the hotel came to investigate and calm them down. Hope we will never again be put in such a situation where we would have to stay at this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Seeing as to how this isn't the...nicest place I've ever been, the hotel was decent. It was clean, the air conditioning was great (which was a welcome change), and staff was accomodating. Also, the price was really good. However, someone down that hall turned the television WAY up at night and the walls must have been really thin. We asked hotel to do something and I think they knocked on his door, but later that night we heard people yelling. Same deal next night. If it wouldn't have been for that, we probably could have gotten decent sleep here.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

We walked the street looking for a hotel that took credit cards, had hot water and air conditioning. There were many hotels to choose from (at least 6). We entered Hotel Carol and tried their “hot water” and it never got hot. We entered Hotel SemiRami and their prices were to high (over $35). So we eventually ended up with Hotel Alhambra. Boy was I sure happy we chose this location. It was on a second floor above the supermarket that took credit cards. Alhambra took credit cards, had very hot water with great pressure and an air conditioner that blew ice cubes. This was the perfect choice! We paid for the first night only as we were not sure what we would find during this 4 day adventure, but we ended up staying there every night as Changuinola is the perfect “base” for doing anything in the area, including Bocas.

  • Liked — hot water with pressure and air conditioning and cheap price
  • Disliked — thin walls with drunks one night of the 3 we were there
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Alhambra
Address: Calle 17 de Abril, Changuinola, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Changuinola
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Changuinola
Number of rooms: 117

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