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It’s the best hotel in the old town which is not surprising as there are very few in the first place. And it could be an outstanding place. The spoiling draw backs? There is an overall lack of attention to detail. Hair that definitely doesn’t belong to the guest in the bed? Room not done by 5.30 pm? Wake up call not made as asked for? Staff at the restaurant lack any attention? Walking for about an hour past a cleaning rug on the chair at the next table? Empty bowls and plates at the breakfast buffet for an hour? Signs at food items totally wrong? (You’re better not allergic to some foods). Restaurant toilets disgusting with no toilet paper? The list goes on. If so many things in so many departments are below substandard it’s usually not the shortcoming of individual staff. It’s a management issue. If you can look beyond that it’s a good hotel in a great location. If such issues are bothersome: there are real 5 star hotels in town for a similar price. And an Uber from there to the old town is less than $5.

The bed is comfortable. Location is great! Breakfast is complete. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We will definitively come back to this hotel.

This hotel was in the center of Old Town Panama City. There were lots of things to do within walking distance or an easy taxi ride. We felt very safe walking around at all hours of day or night. Breakfast was wonderful and plentiful. We loved our stay!

Excellent !! The location , staff and our experience was magnificent at this hotel . Their breakfast was also excellent.

The location is perfect; tons of shops, restaurants, bar, attractions, etc all within walking distance. The hotel itself is also great, with large, clean rooms and great staff. The hotel also has a pool, which is great in the Panama heat; the pool area is on the smaller side but that doesn't seem to be an issue-didn't feel crowded and didn't see any unable to get a chair. Would definitely recommend and would stay at this hotel again.

Front Desk Person was constantly using his personal cell phone while cheking me in.

Plaza de la Independencia Casco Viejo Panama City Panama

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Avenida Balboa
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Casco Viejo, Central Hotel Panama is next to popular attractions like Independence Square and Interoceanic Canal Museum. This 4-star hotel has 135 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Central Hotel Panama's 135 rooms provide minibars, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. 47-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards, desks, and wardrobes or closets are also available.


Property features

At Central Hotel Panama, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is offered for USD 5.35 per stay. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a library.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Central Hotel Panama

Everyone (5) Couples (3) Family (1)
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Partner Couples Business Business

It’s the best hotel in the old town which is not surprising as there are very few in the first place. And it could be an outstanding place. The spoiling draw backs? There is an overall lack of attention to detail. Hair that definitely doesn’t belong to the guest in the bed? Room not done by 5.30 pm? Wake up call not made as asked for? Staff at the restaurant lack any attention? Walking for about an hour past a cleaning rug on the chair at the next table? Empty bowls and plates at the breakfast buffet for an hour? Signs at food items totally wrong? (You’re better not allergic to some foods). Restaurant toilets disgusting with no toilet paper? The list goes on. If so many things in so many departments are below substandard it’s usually not the shortcoming of individual staff. It’s a management issue. If you can look beyond that it’s a good hotel in a great location. If such issues are bothersome: there are real 5 star hotels in town for a similar price. And an Uber from there to the old town is less than $5.

By on Sep 10, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jun 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2019

Estimado huésped Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de calificarnos, Es un placer siempre brindar un excelente servicio. saludos.

5
Partner Couples Family

The bed is comfortable. Location is great! Breakfast is complete. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We will definitively come back to this hotel.

By , from Orlando, Florida on Jun 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2019

Dear, We are humbled by your and five-star rating and glowing recommendation. Our hotel's primary mission and promise to our guests, is to provide a singular luxury experience. We will use your comments to ensure that we are continually working to achieve that ideal. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and we hope you will consider staying with us in the future. All the best, Jose Luis De Ycaza Director de Ventas & Marketing | Central Hotel Panamá

5
Partner Couples

This hotel was in the center of Old Town Panama City. There were lots of things to do within walking distance or an easy taxi ride. We felt very safe walking around at all hours of day or night. Breakfast was wonderful and plentiful. We loved our stay!

By , from Wisconsin on Mar 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2019

Dear CarrieKW We are humbled by your and five-star rating and glowing recommendation. Our hotel's primary mission and promise to our guests, is to provide a singular luxury experience. We will use your comments to ensure that we are continually working to achieve that ideal. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and we hope you will consider staying with us in the future. All the best, Jose Luis De Ycaza Director de Ventas & Marketing | Central Hotel Panamá

5
Everyone

Excellent !! The location , staff and our experience was magnificent at this hotel . Their breakfast was also excellent.

By on Jan 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2019

Thank you very much. For your comments. We Hope you come Again.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 14, 2019

5
Everyone

The location is perfect; tons of shops, restaurants, bar, attractions, etc all within walking distance. The hotel itself is also great, with large, clean rooms and great staff. The hotel also has a pool, which is great in the Panama heat; the pool area is on the smaller side but that doesn't seem to be an issue-didn't feel crowded and didn't see any unable to get a chair. Would definitely recommend and would stay at this hotel again.

By on Jan 13, 2019

3

front desk

Everyone

Front Desk Person was constantly using his personal cell phone while cheking me in.

By on Jan 2, 2018

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