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Plaza de la Independencia, Corregimiento San Felipe, Panama City 0833 Panama
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#3 of 135 hotels in Panama City
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The hotel is located in the heart of the Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Town) in Panama City, next to the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum and facing the Plaza de Independencia. The Central Hotel Panamá is the hotel of choice for the most detail-oriented and sophisticated travelers who come to Panama City. The quality of the facilities and services, as well as the exquisite culinary experiences available, turn a visit to the hotel into a special memory that guests will never forget. Located opposite the Cathedral, the hotel is just steps away from the Municipal Palace, and is close to the Presidential Palace, along with other attractions in the area.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sami K wrote a review 21 Nov
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Great service, excellent breakfast, perfect location! Good athmosphere and very clean and comfort furnitures. Advices help us to reach all good restaurants and a rooftop bars.. Thanks for Central Hotel Panama :)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patty M wrote a review Apr 2022
21 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Walk everywhere in Casco Viejo. Friendly and helpful staff. Room is small (because it's a historic hotel) but is updated superbly. Bed was very comfortable. We stayed Sat & Sun nights and there was an acoustic guitar player performing in the lobby both nights. Sunday morning breakfast had traditional Panamanian dancers too.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Dear Patty, Thank you for choosing the Central hotel Panama during your visit to this fascinating city. It is of great pleasure to know that you had an awesome stay with us and that you enjoyed everything that we have to offer. We really hope we can welcome you again. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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Travis S wrote a review 18 Nov
1 helpful vote
My wife and I had a great stay. The rooms were very clean. The hotel amenities were all top of the line and the staff was very help. One staff member in particular, named Raul, did a great job of answering all of our questions. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Travis, Thank you very much for sharing with us the experience you ad your wife had. It is very satisfactory to know you had a wonderful stay at the Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo. We hope to have the honor to welcome both of you once again soon. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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radar60 wrote a review 7 Nov
Lompoc, California666 contributions292 helpful votes
We were staying outside the city at Dreams playa Bonita and for our tour to Monkey island elected to get picked up here, it's right across from the Cathedral. Upon being dropped off we decided to have a cocktail at the lounge while we did some investigating for a nice place to eat. Virginia makes a fantastic carajillo !! The place we initially picked out was closed on Sunday so YoAndres ( ? ) suggested we try the roof top restaurant at the hotel. Menu looked appetizing so we gave it a try and what an experience it was. It had just opened the night before or maybe even that day so we were one of the first customers. Only a couple of tables on the small roof top with a killer view of Casco Viejo. Daniel from Columbia provided some nice background music with his guitar. The service from Fernanda, Annie & Diego was personable and superb and the food was fantastic. If you're into romance and fine dining this is the place to go. What a gam !
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Angelica Cusatti, Propietario at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Radar60, We are pleased to receive your comment, where you tell us in detail how you found us. Amb Sabor our new gastronomic offer is designed for people who want to live the Casco Viejo. Here we will envelop you in an atmosphere that will please your senses. Our mission is to offer you an unparalleled experience. Thank you very much, for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you next time as your hosts in Panama. Kind Regards, Angélica Cusatti
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Cathy K wrote a review Oct 2022
Henderson, Nevada67 contributions34 helpful votes
This hotel offers 10 star customer service, starting with Leo, Allison and Alberto at the front desk. They were professional, friendly and helpful. Also Raul with the bell desk. Our room was beautiful and quiet on the 4th floor. The pool was a perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. They offered breakfast and Sunday brunch with many delicious choices. The location is perfect with lots to do within walking distance or a short Uber or taxi ride. We felt safe in beautiful Panama City. There are wonderful restaurants, night life, shopping and the people are welcoming, proud and kind. We will definitely return to visit.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Room with a view and a high floor👍🏼
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Cathy, We are very thankful that you chose the Central Hotel Casco Viejo for your stay in Panama City. It is very satisfactory to know you had an excellent stay with us and that you felt so welcomed by our professional personnel. We hope you can visit us again on your next trip. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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jeff h wrote a review Oct 2022
Phoenix, Arizona5 contributions1 helpful vote
We checked into this property and stayed 3 wonderful nights. The room was spacious, spotless and very quiet. However, the best attribute about the property isn’t the facility, as nice as it is. It’s the service! The staff was helpful from the time we walked in the door until we got in the transport to head back to the airport. In particular was Raul. He took the time to go out of his way to greet us and was instrumental in helping to hunt down luggage that was lost by the airline. I would definitely recommend staying here anytime!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jeff, Thank you for choosing the Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo during your stay in Panama City. We are gratefully pleased to know that your stay was pleasant and that your expectations were fulfilled with our personnel. We hope we can welcome you again on your next visit. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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hollyw131313 wrote a review Oct 2022
Houston, Texas102 contributions48 helpful votes
Liked - This is an excellent hotel in a fantastic location. The hotel is beautiful; the rooms are spacious; and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Disliked · Many of the rooms overlook the atrium, including the room we were in on the second floor. It was very noisy with the live music every evening. Also, Americans are accustomed to curtains in the bathtub. Every shower resulted in copious amounts of water all over the bathroom.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We highly appreciate your time when writing this comment. We are happy to know that even though you could hear the music from your room, you had a great time with us. Regarding the shower, sometimes this happens because of the kinds of doors they have. We really hope we have the opportunity to welcome you one more time at our beautiful hotel. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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Bryan M wrote a review Oct 2022
2 helpful votes
No complaints at all - an excellent stay! Lovely staff that went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience while visiting. The rooms were very clean and modern, room service was timely. There was live music throughout our stay that made for great ambiance. Highly recommend the hotel and we are picky! Would book this again in a heartbeat to return!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 18 Oct 2022
Dear Bryan, Thank you for choosing the Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo during your stay in Panama City. We are happy to know that your stay was pleasant and that your expectations were truly met with everything that contains our wonderful hotel. We hope we can welcome you again on your next visit. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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PBH68_12 wrote a review Oct 2022
Roswell, Georgia35 contributions28 helpful votes
I tried to cancel reservation but was charged full fare. When I booked hotel their Web site falsely said I could cancel reservation without penalty but when I tried to cancel they had already charged my Visa card and refused to refund. I should have used Booking.com to ensure I could cancel without penalty. I can not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 18 Oct 2022
Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We do have several rate plans with different cancellation policies which are all detailed in the description of each rate. We have rate plans that are nonrefundable and others that are flexible when it comes to cancellation just as any other hotel, agency, or any other touristic entity. When guests choose a nonrefundable rate, the policy we can apply, if there is a need to cancel, is the one that states we can cancel with a full stay penalty. We believe there might have been a misunderstanding regarding the rate plan chosen when booking for which we apologize. On the other hand, we highly appreciate your comment, and we will certainly take a look at our rate plans to check that everything is in order. We really hope you can give us the opportunity to welcome you at our historic hotel. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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Arsenikos wrote a review Oct 2022
Athens, Greece114 contributions140 helpful votes
This historical(first hotel in Panama City )is on the Plaza Mayor(or Independence),just opposite theCathedral.It is near all the interesting places of Casco Viejo and the shops.It is very clean hotel,with modern and comfortable furniture,polite stuff,high speed internet,good breakfast and many hours a day live music(piano or guitar) at the lobby.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 12 Oct 2022
Dear guest, We highly thank you for sharing your experience. As you mentioned, we are the first hotel built in Panama City. The Central Hotel Panama is certainly well-known for the history that contains its walls, hallways, rooms, and customer service as well. We are always trying to make our guests feel as comfortable as we can. We hope to have the honer to welcome you any time in the future. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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US$191 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Which popular attractions are close to Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.2 km), Dress Like Panama (0.1 km), and Panama Bar Crawl (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Tantalo Kitchen & Roofbar, and La Pulpería - Bar de Ramos Generales.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (8.2 km), Plaza de Francia (11.0 km), and Panamá Viejo (8.0 km).