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Calle Uruguay & Balboa Avenue, Panama City Panama
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#13 of 133 in Panama City
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot tub
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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TravelQueenGA wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I was traveling alone after a tour in Ecuador and stayed at this very nice hotel for 4 nights. Le-Meridian arranged a driver from the airport as I didn't want to take a taxi alone. They also arranged my Covid test at the hotel. The very reasonable rate with Marriott Bonvoy included a huge Platinum Suite, a very good breakfast, and hor d 'oeuvres and drinks between 6:30-8:30 pm. I never ate out as I had fruit delivered to my room by Kimberly at the front desk. The staff in the restaurant was excellent and a few remembered my name such as Diana at breakfast and Maria and Alex in the evening. I enjoyed the safe, morning walk along the boardwalk and walking 10 minutes to get my haircut, manicure, and pedicure. Also, walked safely to the mall that had a Conway store like Target. Only one nice man in the shoe department could speak some English. I bought 5 pair of shoes! My Viator tour was canceled on 5/19 so Roger at the front desk arranged a friend to give me a private tour for 5 hours. Especially, enjoyed walking around the Old Town and the visitor center at the Panama Canal, Miraflores. Lastly, the only negative thing about having a great ocean view is the noisy traffic below. I was on the 5th floor.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Indie_Explorer wrote a review Apr 2022
NY691 contributions18 helpful votes
Unmatched location, warm staff, impeccable service and clean rooms. We did not have any meals in the hotel so cannot review the restaurant/bar/food. We stayed on 2 different instances and one time it was a suite which was incredibly big with a jacuzzi tub. We did not have time to use it :) but there was a partial view of the ocean. The other time - We stayed in another room which had 2 queen beds but was facing the Ocean.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Pilar Castro, General Manager at Le Méridien Panama
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments, which we will share with our Staff. We hope to welcome you soon and that you can enjoy the jacuzzi
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Nos qui sumus wrote a review Apr 2022
Austin, Texas60 contributions108 helpful votes
I’ve stayed at this hotel 4 times over the last 2 years, and every time I wonder if I would not be better off somewhere else. Invariably, I come to the same answer: I stay at this hotel simply because of its location right across from the boardwalk (“Cinta Costera”). It is an absolute delight to wake up every morning before sunrise and head out for a walk along the Cinta Costera toward the old town. Even though the hotel is located on Avenida Balboa (one of the busiest roads in Panama City), I’ve never had any issues with the street noise. The rooms are decently sized, with good desks, plenty of outlets and thick blackout curtains. The gym (located in a former guestroom, 201) is also reasonably sized, albeit with limited machines and free-weights. Now, why do I wonder if I shouldn’t be staying somewhere else: 1) Service across the board (front desk, room service, restaurant) can be hit or miss, but lately more on the “miss” side. Slow, unfriendly and with plenty of room for improvement. 2) The breakfast offering is pretty limited, and the coffee served is particularly bad. 3) The menu at the restaurant is also fairly limited and not particularly interesting. Luckily, Azahar (an outstanding restaurant) is only 2 blocks away. 4) Lastly, the hotel is showing its age and could really do with a refurbishment. It is not a hip / trendy hotel and the rooftop swimming pool is just a tad bigger than a postage stamp. Where will I stay next time I go to Panama? Probably Le Meridien.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pilar Castro, General Manager at Le Méridien Panama
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thanks for your comments. We are pleased to know that your stay was satisfactory. We would like to know your suggestions in relation to new options in breakfast and lunch a la carte.
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Susan wrote a review Apr 2022
Phoenix, Arizona9 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel was centrally located. Therefore, it was great for walking and Ubering around town. We had a great view of the Pacific and the high rises. The room was in good condition and the staff was very helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2022
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pilar Castro, General Manager at Le Méridien Panama
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thanks for your comments. We are pleased to know that your stay was satisfactory. We wait for you soon
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Elgales wrote a review Apr 2022
Atlanta, Georgia31 contributions29 helpful votes
I’d seen some mixed reviews about this hotel, but I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff, the location, and the comfort of the rooms. The rooms perhaps look a little dated, but the layout was good (we had a two room suite), the beds were comfortable and all amenities were there. The rooftop pool was on the small side, but perfectly fine for a refreshing dip. The bar in lobby was good, and the staff were super friendly. Price is reflective of updates required. I would come back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pilar Castro, General Manager at Le Méridien Panama
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We will share your comments with our staff. We hope to welcome you soon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Méridien Panama
Which popular attractions are close to Le Méridien Panama?
Nearby attractions include Weil Art Gallery (0.3 km), Alejandro's (0.4 km), and Escape House (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Méridien Panama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Le Méridien Panama?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Le Méridien Panama?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Méridien Panama?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Méridien Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Azahar Panama, La Papa, and Gaucho's Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Méridien Panama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Le Méridien Panama have airport transportation?
Yes, Le Méridien Panama offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Le Méridien Panama?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Le Méridien Panama offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.