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Central Hotel Panama

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Plaza de la Independencia, Corregimiento San Felipe, Panama City 0833 Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#32 of 126 hotels in Panama City
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Travellers' Choice
The hotel is located in the heart of the Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Town) in Panama City, next to the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum and facing the Plaza de Independencia. The Central Hotel Panamá is the hotel of choice for the most detail-oriented and sophisticated travelers who come to Panama City. The quality of the facilities and services, as well as the exquisite culinary experiences available, turn a visit to the hotel into a special memory that guests will never forget. Located opposite the Cathedral, the hotel is just steps away from the Municipal Palace, and is close to the Presidential Palace, along with other attractions in the area.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Tamara A wrote a review 12 Jan
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This hotel is centrally located in Casco Viejo. The restaurants are within walking distance. The hotel offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast buffet was very good. We ate dinner here as well. The chicken dish was delicious The staff are friendly and courteous. You feel very welcomed here. The font staff speak English as well.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul Z wrote a review 9 Jan
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Had an amazing stay in this lovely hotel! Cool hotel pool. The staff were so nice and helpful. Lyan, Reynaldo and John were the best in accommodating us and making our stay so comfortable and easy going with their effort that went far beyond expectations! Can only recommend!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nora Batista, Other at Central Hotel Panama
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Dear Paul, We highly appreciate the time you took not only to share your thoughts about The Central Hotel Panama but also to mention each member that made your stay unique. Thank you for choosing us and we hope you can visit us again. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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Natalie M wrote a review 5 Jan
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Absolutely beautiful hotel and even more amazing staff. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Alfredo at the front desk is so helpful and friendly! The location is in the center of everything that a traveler might need. The rooftop pool is perfection. Will be staying there again the future!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Hello dear guest, we are very thankful because you chose us for your stay in Panama City. It is very satisfactory to know you had an excellent stay at the Central Hotel. We hope you can visit us again very soon. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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jameswX6951YP wrote a review 3 Jan
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Amazing hotel…great location… Rooftop pool The best hotel in the old town area…Walking distance to dozens of great restaurants and historical sites… Close to transportation hiways… We will definitely stay here next time!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear guest, thank you very much for choosing the Central Hotel on your trip to Panama City. It is grateful to know you had an excellent stay with us. We hope you can visit us soon. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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NYCTraveler68 wrote a review 2 Jan
New York City, New York56 contributions57 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel in a historic building. Rooms were spacious and nicely appointed. Showers were great! Only downside was the noise. The walls were thin so we heard the TV next door. The staff were super friendly and really nice. Most spoke English really well.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear guest, We are very thankful because you chose us for your stay in Panama City. It is very satisfactory to know you had an excellent stay at the Central Hotel. Due to our antique architecture walls might be thin. We apologize if you had some inconvenience in that aspect. We hope you can visit us again on your next trip. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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US$137 - US$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Hotel Panama
Which popular attractions are close to Central Hotel Panama?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.2 km), Dress Like Panama (0.1 km), and Iglesia de la Merced (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Central Hotel Panama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Central Hotel Panama?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Central Hotel Panama?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Central Hotel Panama?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Central Hotel Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Pedro Mandinga Rum, and Fonda Lo Que Hay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Central Hotel Panama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Central Hotel Panama have airport transportation?
Yes, Central Hotel Panama offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Central Hotel Panama?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Central Hotel Panama offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Central Hotel Panama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.