Ok hotel, not a nice neighborhood
Posted Jul 9, 2016
The hotel doesn't look as nice as the pic so prepare, the street and area around is a bit rough and not glamorous, but its like the authentic Panama City experience if you want to enjoy a non touristy area. The hotel staff was not rude but they weren't very nice or accommodating at all, to be fair most didn't speak English well. They gave us limited information about where to eat and party and excursions. The 'excursion' was a taxi driver they recommended who just drove us wherever we wanted to go for the day. He actually made our trip amazing because he was extremely friendly and accommodating. His name is Luis, you can contact him on whats app and ask the front desk for him tell him Tatiana sent you. We paid 150 for 2 ppl for the whole day, great rate. He suggested monuments and landmarks and places with amazing views for us to visit and places to eat. We didn't do much research on excursions we expected them to be provided. So he was amazing and extremely helpful. The room was nice and clean, nice view of the city and mountains. Rooftop pool was small but the view was amazing. The pool closes early at 8 so no late night swims like we wanted. The elevator seems to have the wrong floors labeled so its like the twilight zone trying to exit every time. The bathroom is small and not very well lit or modern, but great water pressure and very hot water.
If you speak Spanish fluently and want an authentic experience in Panama city it will work for you.