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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 sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized 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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#21 of 133 in Panama City
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Travelers' 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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Business Center 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 Coffee
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
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Centrally Located
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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swati wrote a review 22 May
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.................................Excellent guest service was provided by Leonardo Elias. Leonardo was very helpful. It helped us a lot to plan our trip..............,......,......................,....
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing the Central Hotel Panama during your visit to Panama City. We are gratefully pleased to know that your stay was great and that Leonardo helped you plan your trip. We hope we can welcome you again on your next visit. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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Patty M wrote a review Apr 2022
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Hotel's Favorite
Walk everywhere in Casco Viejo. Friendly and helpful staff. Room is small (because it's a historic hotel) but is updated superbly. Bed was very comfortable. We stayed Sat & Sun nights and there was an acoustic guitar player performing in the lobby both nights. Sunday morning breakfast had traditional Panamanian dancers too.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Dear Patty, Thank you for choosing the Central hotel Panama during your visit to this fascinating city. It is of great pleasure to know that you had an awesome stay with us and that you enjoyed everything that we have to offer. We really hope we can welcome you again. Best Regards, Nora Batista
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Lacie Flojita wrote a review 15 May
Salt Lake City, Utah222 contributions44 helpful votes
This was a beautiful hotel in the heart of Casco Viejo. The room was spacious and comfortable and hotel staff was extremely accommodating. The pool was small but heated and a nice place to hang out. Breakfast was included in our accommodations and the food was well prepared and filling. On the weekend we ordered off of a menu and on the weekday there was a buffet style breakfast. We even sat at the bar in the evening and listen to the live music which was very enjoyable. We would absolutely recommend Hotel Central if you were staying in this area. We also had a car during our stay in the hotel is very accommodating with helping us to park it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, We are very thankful because you chose The Central Hotel Panama for your stay in Panama City. It is very satisfactory to know you had an excellent stay with us. Thank you for recommending us and, we hope you can visit us again on your next trip. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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MrsBill wrote a review 14 May
Victoria, Canada126 contributions167 helpful votes
Lovely old hotel right in heart of Casco Viejo. Stayed for 4 nights to explore old town area. Great access to local restaurants and artisans. Excellent staff in all areas. Breakfast Buffet very good with fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt and eggs, bacon etc. Lovely girls who serve you. Alfredo at front desk a true delight. Only disappointment was lack of shelving or dresser in room. Only hanging space.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mrs. Bill, Thank you for staying at the Central Hotel Panama. We are very happy to know you had a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed not only everything the hotel has to offer but also our beautiful surroundings. We really hope we can welcome you one more time in the future. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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Donna Melpolder wrote a review 4 May
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After many days in Panama enjoying nature with a tour group our final destination was this hotel. It was a great stay with nice decor, a comfortable bed, lots of amenities and friendly and helpful staff. Even our porter, Franklin, assisted us with luggage and securing our taxi. He was very professional and always smiling. Each morning we enjoyed a bountiful breakfast buffet. Throughout our stay attention was given to the little details.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Nora Batista, Otros at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Donna, Thank you for preferring the Central Hotel Panama as your final destination in Panama City. It is satisfactory to know you had an excellent experience while staying with us. It is even greater to know that our staff and Franklin specifically, made a difference during your stay. We hope you can visit us again on your next trip. Sincerely, Nora Batista
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PRICE RANGE
US$170 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
135
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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo
Which popular attractions are close to Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
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 Casco Viejo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Pedro Mandinga Rum, and Super Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo have airport transportation?
Yes, Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Central Hotel Panama Casco Viejo 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 Casco Viejo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.