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Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Hotel Expo Centro is not a best western. It may have been at one time but it's no longer. It's located in the Fort Gulick and one of only a few buildings not devastated by time e.g. a Chernobyl like ruin. The hotel was - just weird. In room not so bad although the doors had been broken into many times and not safe. Maintenance non existent - counted many ceiling links. Central air not working or not turned on. Very hot. Came back from day out and window to room was open (not by me). Price is okay but this is not a place that you will feel safe in the midst of rubble and refuse. If you must go to Colon area, probably safer than staying in town. Otherwise - avoid. The staff was nice but I couldn't figure out if there was any corporate backing for this hotel involved or they just showed up to take money from people cruising by. Pool had water in it although entire hotel was very dirty and not maintained. Don't be fooled by "garden view" and description on booking sites... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2011

My wife and I traveled to Zona Libre (Free Zone), Colon in Panama and found a Best Western Hotel. The Hotel was incredible and the rooms were nicer than most 4 star hotels in the US. Unbelievable rooms, clean large sized, nice staff very accommodating and friendly. The hotel had a beautiful pool with waterfalls, the lounge on the second floor had a pool table and miniature hockey table and great drinks. There were lots of wild life as well in the surrounding
forests. Additionally it took us 1 hour in the new expressway from Panama City.

David and Sue Parks Port Jefferson, Long Island New York

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre is the perfect hotel for a business trip or a family get away. We have two bars, a large restaurant, and perfect family pool. We are located just 2 minutes from the world's largest free zone, rain forest, and the Atlantic side of the World Famous & Engineering Wonder of the World Panama Canal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre

Address: Calle Blatchford Jose Domingo Espinar Edif 215, Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Colon
Price Range: $94 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Request 2nd, 3rd, or 4th floor room for increased safety. If you have low expectations, you will not be disappointed”
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