Posted Apr 23, 2016 on Hotels
I have been staying at Panama hotels since the late 90s. This is by far the best one on most levels. The 1 bedroom is spacious & modern--and quite inexpensive for what you get. The description of the amenities in & out of the room on all websites is accurate. My problem with wifi got resolved quickly & efficiently, though I was skeptical. Initially my only criticism was that non-stick pans would be easier to clean & cook with. Obviously someone read my review & a whole set of brand non-stick pans was delivered to my room the following day! OMG. The service is friendly, helpful, & truly bilingual. The pool is excellent in size and its location offers great views of the city. It's usually empty too, which I find puzzling. The fitness room is basic but fine. The proximity to the train & the El Rey supermarket makes this location ideal. The area also looks & feels safe. On my first night I walked to a large local park which is fewer than 5 minutes away. I even got a little lost on the way back and wandered for a while but I felt safe. At this park I could easily exercise in the early morning or late evening when it's not so hot. Lots of others were out there doing so. Then I walked three minutes farther to the lively Avenida Balboa. Other major advantages include proximity to the cafe at the El Rey supermarket on Via Espana for outstanding coffee & friendly service (Monday-Friday), to Manolo's restaurant in front of El Veneto Casino & Hotel, and to Nikos 24 hours cafe.