Avalon Grand Panama

3 stars
Las Cumbres, in front of, Via Transistmica, Panama, Rep. de Panama, Panama City, Rep. de Panama
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
24 reviews
What a GRAND stay

The Avalon Grand Panama is such a beautiful resort. The people are so helpful and personable that I... See full review

  • Jezzbell
  • Apr 19, 2011
Mr. Albert Benjamin, joyful resort

The hotel staff was super professional and courteous, the room was very clean. Will return next... See full review

  • Mr. Albert Benjamin
  • Feb 24, 2010
Relaxing Panama City property with pools for children and adults

The welcoming, six-story Hotel Bahia Suites is conveniently on Via Espana by Balboa Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares in Panama City. Features include an on-site restaurant serving complimentary daily breakfast as well as shimmering swimming pools with separate areas for children and adults. Guest rooms have 24-hour room service, flat-panel cable TVs and free Wi-Fi. An on-site restaurant serves three squares daily, and laundry facilities, tour services and an Internet cafe are available.

Highlights
  • Central location Panama City location near the Bridge of the Americas
  • On-site grill-style restaurant
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Free daily breakfast
  • Complimentary access to on-site water park which features nine water slides and a kiddie pool
Rooms

All of the 74 air-conditioned guest rooms at the six-floor Hotel Bahia Suites have one or two queen beds and offer complimentary wireless Internet access, 26-inch, flat-panel cable TVs, telephones, in-room safes and bathrooms with hair-dryers and showers. Room service is also available. Alternately, family rooms and suites are more spacious. Some suites feature Jacuzzis.

Features

The family-friendly Hotel Bahia Suites is not far from Panama Old Cathedral, Palacio de las Garzas and the Bridge of the Americas. Amenities here range from an on-site restaurant serving complimentary breakfast to fitness and laundry facilities and an Internet cafe. Other highlights include a 24-hour front desk, computer rental, dry cleaning service and ticket and tour assistance.

 

Welcoming, comfortable guests rooms are air conditioned and equipped with flat-panel cable TVs and complimentary wireless Internet access. On-site parking is free of charge and a porter is on hand to help guests with luggage. A friendly, multilingual staff only furthers the appeal.

Recreation

Enjoy the on-site amenities here, including tennis courts, a full-service spa and beauty salon. A water park is a hit with the kids: it features nine water slides and a kiddie pool. For the adults: swimming pools.

Transportation
  • Tocumen International Airport (12.3 mi/19.8 km)
Attractions
  • Reprosa - Treasures of Panama (1.5 mi/8.1 km)
  • Albrook Mall (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Old Panama (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Miraflores Canal Locks (9 mi/14.5 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Computer rental available
  • Internet cafe
Policies and fees

European Plan: For all children traveling with parents with this plan, policy is as follows: Children from 0 to 12 years old: Free of charge, sharing room with parents with existing bedding.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Avalon Grand Panama Rooms

Junior Suite
Two king beds. Rainforest view. Private Balcony. Cable/satellite TV. Complimentary bottled water. Minibar . Microwave. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Air-conditioning
One Bedroom Suite
One king bed and one sofa bed. Rainforest view. Private Balcony. Cable/satellite TV. Complimentary bottled water. Minibar . Microwave. Refrigerator. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Air-conditioning.
Villa
One king bed or two double beds. Rainforest view. Balcony/patio. Hacienda-style dcor. Some have a kitchenette. Minibar. Cable/satellite TV. Complimentary bottled water. Coffee/tea maker. Hair dryer. Air-conditioning.

Amenities

Dining
Restaurant

Nearby points of interest

  • San Jose Church: 4.2 mi
  • Panama History Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Miraflores Locks: 7.1 mi

Dining

Avalon Grill
International cuisine served a-la-Carte open all evenings for lunch and dinner, featuring American Cuts and Panamanian local dishes.
Avalon Bar & Lounge
A full-service cocktail lounge. Enjoy any of our Barman vast variety of cocktails, specialty Margaritas and coolers complemented by the large variety Domestic and International Brands of Beverages and Spirits.
The Avalon view restaurant
Features panoramic views of the rain forest and surrounding mountains within a Sun-lighted ambiance. This restaurant offers a wide array of flavors from International and authentic Panamanian cuisine, and features an excellent buffet-style and a-la-Carte service.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for Avalon Grand Panama

Overall score

2.3 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 24
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
2.7
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
2.5
Value:
2.5

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Andrew1023
Business
Panama
Feb 10, 2012

Not so good

The photos showed something that we didn't find when we were there. You probably could find better options for this price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Costa Rica
Apr 26, 2011

Know what to expect

The hotel is just o.k.- I think you need to know what to expect before hand. If you are looking for a slightly below average hotel (based on US standards) that is a good deal and that your children will enjoy then this is a good choice. Good news first- The rooms are very large, the decor is acceptable and the water park is excellent for kids- PLEASE NOTE: Park is only open on weekends- so plan accordingly! Now the bad stuff: Do not expect anything at all fancy- The service leaves much to be desired and the breakfast as well- we could barely stomach the food (but we are particular eaters)- but they definitely do try- Just don't have the training and likely funds to do it right... Room was surface cleaned but if you lifted anything up- it was filthy! We had to request that the bed sheets be changed- I think they missed that after the previous guests... But they did do it promptly (with out a smile) The water park needed some TLC also- but worked. The children were none the wiser and they had a great time. If it wasn't for the water park, my husband and I would have had a horrendous time. With some renovations and customer service and other training and new cooks- this hotel has the potential to really be good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Unless you are coming to this hotel for the water park, you will need to go elsewhere for recreation. Down town Panama city is a short drive away $20 by taxi one way; So if you don't want to spend that on taxi fares- spend the extra money for a nicer hotel down town.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
co
Apr 2, 2011

false advertising

hotel had no hot water, rude to guests, very rundown, not helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ALKP
Business
New York
Mar 16, 2011

Good if you don't mind the mold

Room floors were clean, beds nicely made. Tv tiny 14 in. But mold everywhere. Bathrooms disgusting. Ceiling tiles, walls, shower floor had mold, I set the AC at max fan and lowest temp and still hot. Heat and humidity everywhere in the hotel. No ice machines available on any floor. Eventhough the hotel is big, there is only one soda/candy machine for the whole hotel so if you get a room far from the lobby, you'll have a long walk if you get the munchies at night. No coffee machine or cups in the rooms. You can't make phone calls from the room because they say it is expensive. I think they should make it available and display the prices so it is the guest's choice to make a call or not. Should not be their choice to let the guest make phone calls. I wanted to make a call and at that time I wouldn't have minded the cost but I had to go all the way to the lobby to make a call. We included the american breakfast but it was mostly local food which I wouldn't mind but the only hot item was the toasted bread. It was not good at all. Hotel seemed empty. I saw many rooms empty and at times we felt like we were the only ones there. It is a shame because I think it would be a nice hotel if they improved all I have described and more. It would also be nice if they made guests feel welcome. They wouldn't even say good morning or acknowledge you were in the lobby. Overall, If they don't improve I will never stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Although a short walk, you have to go down and up a very steep hill. Water park not very clean.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Largo
Jun 22, 2008

first visit

my first visit to Panama City. the Avalon resort waht very cofortable the rooms were much larger that i expected and the view was spectacular. I wish someone had indicated that there is a tour guide in the lobby to assist with trips throughout the country. I may not have rented a car if I had Known it would be so easy to get where I wanted to go. i would visit this resort again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 24, 2008

Quirky, but sometimes overbooked

All in all it was a very interesting place to stay. We had a horrible room the first night, and it was only due to the fact that I sat in the lobby for hours that made the management switch us to a standard room. The Transistmica highway is under construction, so traffic was crazy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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