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Hotel Gatto Blanco

Casco Viejo _ Av. B, Calle 8, Panama City Panama
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#97 of 122 hotels in Panama City
Hotel Gatto Blanco Rooftop Bar was designed thinking of those who enjoy the practical things of life. Since the dominant color of the 12 rooms, white, each one assures pleasant rest, through a combination of details that are an invitation to stay. The decor is simple and clean, incorporating characteristic elements of Panamanian environment, including remnants of the local culture, which are skylights to the society, history and geography of the country. We recognize our responsibility to preserve the environment, so we also use recycled material for the manufacture of furniture, mainly second hand wood platforms (pallets), allowing them a second -better- life in Gatto Blanco. Bathrooms have a minimal style and have no doors but the bathroom itself is not visible from the room. Gatto Blanco is in the center of Casco Antiguo, an area full of bars, restaurants and things to see. Nightlife is very fun, live music and bars make it a very fun area, but consider also that even during the day Panama and Casco in particular are not silent place. We have a cocktail bar on our rooftop and will have music from 7pm to 3 am depending on the night we have Live Dj session or Jazz Music, we hope you love to party and enjoy night life as we do. Similarly, in recognition of the history of the property, in each one of the spaces, Gatto Blanco allows visitors to learn one aspect of Panama, which are not always in view of the common tourist. For this reason, a complete tour of our rooms can get a broad overview of the country, its people, their culture according to various sources, Gatto Blanco was built in the nineteenth century as an inn for foreign travelers; in other words, receiving visitors is the historic vocation of the building. Today, many of our furniture and decorations incorporate wood from the original building, restored and integrated into the new concept, which is to get in direct contact with a glorious past. Yes, to be in Gatto Blanco, literally, to be in Panama. See you soon in Panama!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Rooftop terrace
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Rooftop bar
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Bosnian and 4 more
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Caroline M wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France61 contributions3 helpful votes
For our first night in Panama, we (party of 3) booked a last minute room in this hotel. The staff was nice. The room was ok (sheets with lasting stains and no door separating the toilets). As named, it is really a party hotel: nice roof top with nice drink served while dj played some music. Music that we could here till 2 from our beds, as well as the party people coming back later.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Heidi W wrote a review Nov 2019
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If you want to book a room at the worst hotel in the world, please book at Gatto Blanco Party hotel. Dirty room, sticky floor, loud, no warm water and so much more. The photo's on the site do not correspond to reality! Right now, I am disappointed in tripadvisor. Thought this was a quality label!? The room was so disgusting that I didn't take any pictures. Again, do not trust the pictures on the site! I just wanted to check out asap and go to another hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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caetlanm wrote a review May 2019
San Francisco, California18 contributions2 helpful votes
Fist things first, yes it is loud at night, Casco Antiguo is small and there are a number of rooftop bars all over the town, this is one of them, they all throw parties at night, its hard to escape. Gatto Blanco's rooftop bar by day is lovely place to catch the breeze and a cold cerveza. it is low key during the day. At night there is a DJ and a lot more people, it is a public access bar, not just for hotel guests. the rooms were always very clean, well stocked, and unique decor. Incredible value in my opinion.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Gonzalo F wrote a review Mar 2019
Park City, Utah1 contribution1 helpful vote
If I ever come back to this place, it will be too soon. It was expensive, and it had no hot water." I paid the Deluxe" room. The bed was small. Do not trust the pictures or images. The bathroom has no door. When I complained at the front desk for giving me less than they offered, they refused to give the money back of the first night. Of course, I walked out the next day and went to a real 5 star hotel for less money. A total fraud.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The place is noisy and rooms are small. Careful.
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LanaMalysheva wrote a review Nov 2018
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Room wasn't clean enough, sticky floor and shower facilities only for 1 person instead of 2. My comment rwgarding second blancket was ignored and the receptionist even wasn't informed about prefferences. There is no door from the bedroom to bathroom, just imagine! Moreover, he didn't speak English. We were told on arrival that the music would stop at 2am, but it didn't and we had to call several times to make FO move. Weird to hear from personnel 'what shall I do', that's their job not mine. We weren't informed that the nextby hotel would have party till morning, and in my opinion when you see travellers, who had a 20 hours trip and finally got the destination at 22 o'clock you have to be at least more professional to say honestly the situation and the experience you would get. I didn't enjoy that had to proove I booked a room with breakfast included. In this case had to switch my booking.com app to Espanol as the guy was non English at all. Manager wasn't pleasant, very rude, doesn't listen, did't appologize for the inconvinience, dealed unprofessional, he could be thanksfull at least for the caused situation for future. He doesn't inspire confidence, speaks like beggar from prison in past and made me even more disappointed for the stay. Great example of non hotellier behaviour and attitude.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Gatto Blanco
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Gatto Blanco?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.1 km), Panama Bar Crawl (0.2 km), and Iglesia de la Merced (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Gatto Blanco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Gatto Blanco?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Gatto Blanco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Lessep's Bistro Café, and Fonda Lo Que Hay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Gatto Blanco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Gatto Blanco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (8.1 km), Plaza de Francia (11.0 km), and Panamá Viejo (8.1 km).