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Hotel Bella Vista

Via Espana, Perejil No 31 a un costado del Colegio Javier Perejil Diagonal al Antiguo Teatro Bellavista, Panama City 0000 Panama
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#78 of 122 hotels in Panama City
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
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Air conditioning


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Grade: 76 out of 100
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2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Appreci8life wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia632 contributions225 helpful votes
So like always I have an issue with people that pay little for a room but expect luxury. This is not a luxurious hotel and this is also reflected in the price. That is why I have this place a 5 star rating because of its price and location it is good value. It is in the less luxurious part of Panama City but within walking distance to the fancier part of it. Close by are plenty of shops and eateries and although at first glance it looks a little seedy especially if you arrive at night the area is actually fine. A two dollar taxi ride will take you to the luxurious part of town near the Hilton hotel area but you can also walk there. From the airport somehow I found a local bus station nearby and with help from one of the locals I managed to get on that bus and it actually dropped me off right outside my hotel. The bus ride was only 50 cents. That way I didn't have to wait for their shuttle. Getting on that bus may be a bit of a challenge but since Iberia did not put my luggage on the correct flight I only had the hand luggage bag with me. Check in was very smooth although no one at the hotel spoke English. The WiFi was free and worked well for me in my room. Also the elevator looked new and I had no issues staying at this place. Please consider the price you pay when you take into account whether or not this hotel will accommodate your needs. Hotel is also within a short drive of ALBROOK airport and Casco Viejo or the Old Town.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Keishalyn E wrote a review May 2017
5 contributions
Rooms are not nice as in photos. It is very lurky and I did not feel safe nor comfortable during my stay. Sorry but that is my honest opinion. Females traveling alone, NOT recommended. The hotel advertised free wifi but i could not access any internet.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
Kevin B wrote a review Jul 2016
153 contributions14 helpful votes
It is average, not terrible, nor grand. The side of town may be questionable but if you are travelling to the city of Panama and want to see the heartbeat of Panama, than this might be it for you. (The heartbeat as in the poor, working hard, trying to survive atmosphere, not trying to beautify it.) The Wifi worked well for me on the iPad, and Android phone, so no complaints there. There is no breakfast, but a bar that connects to the motel, so they do serve food, although I did not try. The elevator is in good working order, both small and tight, however if are carrying more than six pieces of luggage, I don't know what to tell you. The shuttle will take you to the airport at various times, so we made it to the airport in plenty of time, even though he arrived 15 minutes late to pick us up, and it is $10 per person. There is a language barrier so knowing some Spanish would be extremely helpful, we was blessed to have a translator nearby visiting. Okay now the negatives, down falls, something not so pleasant, etc. The air conditioning does not have knobs to switch to change the temperatures, but it was a plus for me, because it was set on eskimo degree. No fridge, the furniture is peeling from the laminate, and the bathroom door handle is barely attached. The bed had two very small stains, and lastly if you was in need to charge anything, plug something in you will have to pull out the bed, because that is where the outlet is at. Other than that it is decent, cheap ($42), and something I would stay for a day or two, not a honeymoon type of room, unless you are adventurous like me, then go ahead!
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Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Not a beauty sight of a motel, but didn't felt like a death trap, so no really bad complaints.
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Samuel C wrote a review Jul 2016
2 contributions
Could work better the rooms, aircondition is noizy and old. Do not have breakfest and you need to get food from the bar. It is not for businessman. Do not get upper rooms because internet is freaking slow...does not matter what they do, it will remain slow. If rains,does not work at all...
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Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms in front of the streets looks better and lower floors
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wanderlust3142015 wrote a review Mar 2016
Berkeley, California184 contributions42 helpful votes
I tend to give places the benefit of the doubt and brush off bad reviews...but I'm very disappointed in this place. 1. The location is NOT great. It's in the bad part of town. 2. There is from transport FROM the airport but not TO. On top of that, when I got an email back from the hotel about it, they told me it was $2/person. When I arrived at the hotel, they told me it was $10/person. AND ON TOP OF THAT, the shuttle only leaves a few times a day, so we ended up at the airport 5 hours before our flight. 3. I have really low standards on rooms, but our room here was super outdated. Pro's: 1. The elevator is working again. 2. Free wifi
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$31 - US$38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaPanama ProvincePanama City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Bella Vista
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Bella Vista?
Nearby attractions include PTYlocal (0.4 km) and Crown Casino El Panama (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Bella Vista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Bella Vista?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Bella Vista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Domino's Pizza, Masala Indian Cuisine, and Simplemente Francés.
Does Hotel Bella Vista have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Bella Vista offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Bella Vista located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Panama City.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Bella Vista?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (5.8 km) and Panamá Viejo (6.4 km).