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Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

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Via Espana 111, Panama City 1753 Panama
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#53 of 122 hotels in Panama City
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Welcome to the El Panama, where our luxury hotel in the cosmopolitan city of Panama provides a sublime ambiance of distinction, comfort, and Latin flair. Our location in the heart of downtown puts business travelers right where they need to be, while our comprehensive facilities and high standards of service mean that leisure time is also well spent.Our variety of luxurious accommodations in Panama City provide just the right environment you seek, from spacious guest rooms to suites, Pool Cabanas, and Deluxe Floors which include a complimentary Continental breakfast served daily, high-speed wireless Internet access, and butler service to attend to your every need.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Spanish
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C0en wrote a review 16 Feb
Aruba20 contributions5 helpful votes
We were put here by COPA due to a schedule change. We expected a good hotel based on majority of the reviews we saw. However several things made us say "Never again". We asked for extra towel since we only got one. It took several calls before after 4 hours we finally got one. The food was horrible. Not only the food pay for by COPA but also on the regular menu. Meat was not available. Fish was cold and kept probably "au bain marie". To get a wine they needed 3 persons. wine selection was : White only one type, Red only one type. This is a international hotel ? the airconditioning was filled with what i would call airfreshner scent. horrible. some positive points: the bed was tremendous, TV and Wifi Good.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Amber Dauphinais wrote a review Feb 2020
Chilliwack, Canada158 contributions26 helpful votes
All hotel staff made this such an amazing experience. We lack in our Spanish language but they all went above and beyond to help us out. Hotel is in a great location with walking distance to pretty much everything. Pool is beautiful and extremely well kept.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelelpanama, Gerente at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand
Responded 8 Feb 2020
happy to know that we manage to fill each of your expectations and we guarantee your excellent comments.
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Regina C wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions2 helpful votes
A hotel to avoid if you are traveling with kids or planning early morning activities. Be aware that the policy of this hotel is to play super load music in the pool until 1 am, even on weekdays. So loud that we could sleep in the cabanas, next to the pool. One addition the hotel personnel is poorly trained, not familiar with the amenities of the hotel and unable to answer questions. Only the bell boy is capable.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hotelelpanama, Gerente at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand
Responded 3 Jan 2020
We are deeply sorry to hear that you will not enjoy your experience at our hotel to the fullest, as we strive every day to make each stay unforgettable. We have reviewed in detail your comments, together with our teams and managers of each department, and we would like to assure you that all your problems will be addressed.
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OlafdG wrote a review Dec 2019
Jamaica272 contributions141 helpful votes
My issues with this hotel: 1. Who wants to see their travel partners take a dump? Seriously, a glass door for the toilet going straight into the room is insane. Other design issues in the bathroom equally so. 2. Extremely busy with lots music until late (not great when you're traveling with a baby!) 3. Very slow service, both at the pool and in the (very pricey) restaurants. Waited 45 minutes for a pizza to be made, while our other order came out in 10 minutes... Positives: the staff may be slow, but they are friendly. Pool is very nice
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from hotelelpanama, Gerente at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand
Responded 30 Dec 2019
The opinions of our guests provide us with the opportunity to see our hotel through their eyes, indicating any service that may have room for improvement to optimize the stay of our future guests. Therefore, we are very grateful for the time you have spent sharing the opinion of your personal experience at the hotel.
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stellatravela wrote a review Dec 2019
burlington, vermont5 contributions1 helpful vote
The El Panama is my new favorite hotel. The pool deck is incredible and it was truly QUIET. The sounds of traffic do not penetrate the area and it truly is a respite. The rooms are a bit dated (the hotel is historic so it gets a little bit of a pass) and could maybe use a bit of a renovation but at the price point, its a minor factor. With that said, the rating is based on the incredible, dedicated service we received. From valet parking to check-in, the staff was professional and welcoming. Later in the night, the service we received from Orlando is why I am writing this review. We were a group of 9 and not once did he miss a beat. He was there refreshing chilled glasses for beer, remembered what everyone was drinking, was prompt to offer water, and provided the same service for those not drinking alcohol. He was able to serve food from multiple menus (different restaurants on the property) to "choosy" eaters and did so with a smile. We definitely made him put his service to the test and there wasn't a moment that a smile wasn't on his face. Also worth a mention was the breakfast staff--smiling while making custom omelettes for hungry guests and quick to refill platters and fill water. It is easy these days to find an airbnb or to go budget with a hotel. I understand the draw, but least we forget the true value of a hotel--the staff and the service you recieve. Based on those factors, El Panama gets a 5. Will return.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from hotelelpanama, Gerente at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand
Responded 18 Dec 2019
We are totally taken care of by your good comments of our El Panama hotel, happy to know that our guests leave with good memories of their stay and again to offer a welcome to our El Panama hotel facility
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US$70 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el panama city hotel, el hotel panama city, hotel el panama
LOCATION
PanamaPanama ProvincePanama City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
344
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Panama (0.4 km), Iglesia del Carmen (0.1 km), and Mercado de Abastos (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Mangiare, Riesen, and La Papa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.