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Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre

Calle Blatchford Jose Domingo Espinar, Colon 0301 Panama
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#10 of 11 hotels in Colon
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Nightclub / DJ
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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LynnyLove wrote a review Jul 2016
Seattle, Washington14 contributions12 helpful votes
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 - you will be lucky to get a room with a door that shuts. Scary, scary but honestly - made it in and out safe and not sure if any place would have been better. Got password for WIFI but could never locate any.
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Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Request 2nd, 3rd, or 4th floor room for increased safety. If you have low expectations, you will...
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David P wrote a review Sep 2011
New York City, New York1 contribution19 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: September 2011
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Nearby attractions include Gatun Locks (6.8 km), Agua Clara Locks (6.1 km), and Observation Centre Canal Expansion (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grand Cafe at Panaderia Mediterranea, Restaurante Arrecifes, and Drake's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort San Lorenzo (13.8 km).
Is Hotel Expo Centro Zona Libre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.