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Panama City Hotels

Hotel El Panamá

  • Vía España and Vía Veneto Map It
  • El Cangrejo
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  • Big pool
  • Big rooms
  • Good location


  • Some traffic noise
  • Spotty service

Updated 08/08/2012

Fodor's Review

Known simply as "El Panamá," the city's first luxury hotel is vast, with spacious rooms and a big pool surrounded gardens, but the service isn't always what it should be. It covers a small hill behind the Vía España, and the rambling lobby is chic, with its white marble floors and black leather couches. Behind it lies a large pool surrounded by a wide deck, palm trees, gardens, and an open-air restaurant, which serves as an oasis in the busy shopping district. Standard rooms in a nine-story building are big enough to play handball in—if it weren't for the queen beds and other furniture—and their picture windows provide views of the banking district. "Cabañas" in two-story buildings along the pool area are just steps away from the water, makng them popular with families. The open-air, poolside grill is a pleasant spot for dinner, but there are plenty of other dining, nightlife, and shopping options nearby.

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Vía España and Vía Veneto, Panama City, Panama

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 113 rooms, 17 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 08/08/2012

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