Oasis in Old Panama
Posted Sep 17, 2015 on Hotels
I so enjoyed my stay at Las Clementinas. It's an old residents that has been converted into six large suites. The rooms are the size of apartments! Large living and bedrooms. A full kitchen. The bathroom was a little on the small side, and the water pressure could have been better. The hot water never really got hot, but given it was 90 degrees outside, that was just fine. There was a terrace off the living room too where we could have our morning coffee.
It was beautifully decorated too, with touches of modern and traditional blended together.
There are lovely and lush outdoor spaces off the hotel too. A garden terrace and roof deck perfect for an evening glass of wine.
The location is in the Casco Viejo, the old city of Panama.If you are looking for an authentic experience outside your front door, this is it. If you want the modern Miami-looking style high rises and casinos, then Casco Viejo is not for you.
There are parts of the neighborhood that are in transition, that look neglected, and feel run down. But there is so much vibrancy here. Locals and expats, tourists and families. It was a wonderful place to base ourselves during our Panama City stay, there are great restuarants, bars and boutiques in the area too, as well as churches and historical sites.
The staff at Las Clementinas, especailly Miguel, were so helpful and friendly. They made recommendations, reservations, called taxis. I can't recommend this place enough.