El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel

El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel

Calle Eusebio A. Morales & Vía España Via Espana 111, Panama City 1753 Panama
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3.5
#18 of 125 hotels in Panama City
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Welcome to the El Panama, where our luxury hotel in the cosmopolitan city of Panama provides a sublime ambiance of distinction, comfort, and Latin flair. Our location in the heart of downtown puts business travelers right where they need to be, while our comprehensive facilities and high standards of service mean that leisure time is also well spent.Our variety of luxurious accommodations in Panama City provide just the right environment you seek, from spacious guest rooms to suites, Pool Cabanas, and Deluxe Floors which include a complimentary Continental breakfast served daily, high-speed wireless Internet access, and butler service to attend to your every need.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Game room
Children's playground
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Karaoke
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Shops
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle Eusebio A. Morales & Vía España Via Espana 111, Panama City 1753 Panama
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Jo J wrote a review May 13
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service from Jesus at reception. Answered all our questions, assisted with luggage, helped with contacting transport to airport and with dinner reservations. Dinner at Molas restaurant at the hotel was very good. The aesthetics hotel lobby needs some work
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Very close to metro station
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Response from Hotel El Panama By Faranda Grand, Administración de ingresos at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel El Panama By Faranda Grand! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the good service at the sushi bar and the tasty food at Molas restaurant. We will let Jesus know that his service was exceptional. We appreciate your comment about the hotel lobby and will take it into consideration to improve our services. We hope to see you again soon!
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Jen W wrote a review Aug 2022
Fenton, Michigan289 contributions22 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week here for a powerlifting competition. The staff were all friendly and working hard to give guests a nice experience. Shout out to Guriel at the front desk who was able to change our room after a cleanliness issue with the first room. There are major renovations in progress. If noise is an issue for you ask for a lower floor. If not, ask for a renovated room, it’s a huge difference!

We ate at every venue in the hotel. My favorite was the sushi bar, awesome sushi, dumplings, and cocktails. I didn’t mind the limited menu. The breakfast was amazing and bountiful. The pizza at poolside restaurant was really good. Service was extremely slow, but staff was working hard.

The pool is gorgeous!

All in all a good stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Un-renovated rooms are dated and worn out. Ask for a renovated room.
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al16 wrote a review Mar 2022
chicagio,il81 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel has big rooms that were all tiled.
They did nor give us a pool view room that we paid extra for.
They said nothing until we got back up to the room and went back down.
They gave us dinner for two which made us happy.
Waiter in the restaurant waves to me as I walked by. So nice!!
Overall I was satisfied, The pool is huge and they had a live D.J.
The drinks at the pool were a bit expensive for Panama.
Coffee in the room and good lightening. Great locks on the doors.
Huge and wide halls.
Nobody picked up all the left over dishes in the hall by the service elevator.
Fairly fancy and still a gem in Panama!!
I'd go back!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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C0en wrote a review Feb 2021
Costa Rica45 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were put here by COPA due to a schedule change. We expected a good hotel based on majority of the reviews we saw. However several things made us say "Never again". We asked for extra towel since we only got one. It took several calls before after 4 hours we finally got one. The food was horrible. Not only the food pay for by COPA but also on the regular menu. Meat was not available. Fish was cold and kept probably "au bain marie". To get a wine they needed 3 persons. wine selection was : White only one type, Red only one type. This is a international hotel ? the airconditioning was filled with what i would call airfreshner scent. horrible. some positive points: the bed was tremendous, TV and Wifi Good.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Regina C wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A hotel to avoid if you are traveling with kids or planning early morning activities. Be aware that the policy of this hotel is to play super load music in the pool until 1 am, even on weekdays. So loud that we could sleep in the cabanas, next to the pool.
One addition the hotel personnel is poorly trained, not familiar with the amenities of the hotel and unable to answer questions. Only the bell boy is capable.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from hotelelpanama, Gerente at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Responded Jan 3, 2020
We are deeply sorry to hear that you will not enjoy your experience at our hotel to the fullest, as we strive every day to make each stay unforgettable. We have reviewed in detail your comments, together with our teams and managers of each department, and we would like to assure you that all your problems will be addressed.
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Linda J wrote a review Oct 2023
Lumberton, North Carolina8 contributions
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you value your health and safety DO NOT use this Hotel. Condescending staff, old furniture black mold in room and roaches what else can I say. Pictures of rooms are deceiving and services promised not available. We where offered a room with refrigerator for example, I arrived to a big room no refrigerator and an open moldy air vent that later was covered by an employee that used his room key to enter with out waiting for me to ok him coming in. When I expressed concerns to staff at front desk they thought it was funny said they would correct issues but this did not happen. The front desk person laughed and said “ We will fix this and hey so and so make sure you do this” this person laugh also and said sure, again no one at this time corrected the problems. I was moved to another room on day 2. In the morning I went to the lobby again to report mold issues etc. I was reassured that it would be taken care of. I left with my family to go around the area. I returned at 1:30 pm The mold smell was over whelming as i entered the room i had to use a mask to breath and not cough. Called the front desk again and asked when would they come she answered “we will be there’” I then asked but when she only said soon. It was not until a maid passed by my open door and called her manager that I was after several calls to the front desk offered another room. Staff apologized because they where to full and they put us in rooms that had not been used for a long time. Not a good excuse in my opinion.
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Date of stay: October 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: we chose this hotel for convince to use metro and being close to city. Please be careful using...
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Response from Hotel El Panama By Faranda Grand, Administración de ingresos at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Responded Oct 17, 2023
Thank you very much for staying with us and sharing your experience, Linda We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused during your stay. Your observations will be evaluated to improve the experience at our facilities. We hope you can give us a new opportunity to have you back with us to demonstrate the improvement in our service.
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Vacaciones23 wrote a review Jul 2023
NYC135 contributions106 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My senior citizen mother and I booked this place for 7 nights and we were given a room without a working safe so we complained about and they sent us to see other rooms the day after and some were missing a safe box or were smaller than our original room, obviously they were trying to give us a downgrade instead of an upgrade. After several rooms changes on the second day they put us in one of the remodeled rooms that also has it issues with the bathroom door but we gave up and stayed there. The gym have exposed wire hanging around and broken machines. The pool was disgusting with dirty tiles. There were water leaks in the coming down from the roof of the buffet breakfast area which is very dangerous especially for the senior guests. I have to admit that most of the staff were trying to help but the hotel is in bad shape nothing compare with what used to be in the 90’s when was one of the top hotels in Panama .
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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sonia p wrote a review May 3
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The employees are great, they make you feel welcome, especially Paolo at the reception 🥰
Breakfast is full of choices, the rooms get
first class cleansing.
We will recommend this hotel and the location is perfect. Close to the subway and all public transportation.

The pool is great. No complained.
We have nothing negative to say about this hotel or the employees. Just keep on doing what you been doing

The employees go beyond and above expectation.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No improvement Needed
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Response from Hotel El Panama By Faranda Grand, Administración de ingresos at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel El Panama By Faranda Grand! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the facilities and that we met your expectations. We will let Paolo know that his services were part of his great experience. We are ready to continue providing you with an excellent service. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!
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Jessica D wrote a review Sep 2023
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Panama for 2 weeks and stayed in 4 hotels in the city (1 night in each). This one was the most expensive and the least nice by a significant distance!
The room was big and clean but it really smelt of damp. The a/c was built in and the control panel didn’t work. The safe didn’t work either. The furniture was stained from wear and tear. Bathroom was clean but needs updating. It was old and the bath/shower had been painted which seemed odd. The doors were flimsy. At 6am someone came in and woke us up, they must have got the wrong number for a wake up call but not ideal. The pool seemed nice but we didn’t stay long enough to use it. Breakfast was underwhelming. Lots of things on offer but eg the orange juice was actually squash and the pancakes were really dry. I recommend you shop around when booking a hotel in the city as we were disappointed with this one but there are loads that offer good value.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Hotel El Panama By Faranda Grand, Revenue Management at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Responded Sep 27, 2023
Good morning Mrs. Jessica, we are sorry to hear that your experience at our hotel was not a good one. We take each of your comments into account and will work to improve our facilities and services. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a better experience.
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savarynana wrote a review Mar 2023
Edmonton, Canada48 contributions33 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We actually have never stayed at this hotel and never would! We live two blocks away and they play their music so loud in the pool area that it sounds like the DJ is in our living room. And that's on the 26th floor with all the doors and windows shut tight! I think it's very rude and inconsiderate to subject their neighbours to this kind of abuse. I have tried to call them about it but nobody ever answers the phone. Obviously the management doesn't care at all, I can't imagine how loud it must be for their guests!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from Hotel El Panamá
Good Morning, We offer the transportation service from the airport to our hotel, which would cost USD $ 35 and from the hotel to the airport USD $ 30, both trips would be for two people, from the 3rd person there would be an extra charge of USD $ 10 per additional person, payment could be made in cash to the driver or by credit card at the time of arrival at the hotel reception. The airport is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel. If you wish to hire transportation services, please let us know in advance to be able to coordinate your collection. Once the coordination is confirmed and you need to cancel it, please do it in time, if it will not be charged to your room. I remain attentive to your response, have a good day. Best regards.
ships99 asked a question Aug 2018
Odesa, Ukraine44 contributions
Hello Do you allow smoking in balcony?
Answer from ElPanama
Panama City, Panama
Dear ships99, Thanks for choosing our hotel for your upcoming visit to Panamá. Our hotel is100% smoking free, not even in balcony or public areas. Thanks for your comprehension with this, we are acomplishing goubernamental regulations. Please let me know in case that you require any additional information. Looking forward to welcome you! Kind Regards
laawss asked a question Mar 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Do you have smoking rooms?
Answer from ElPanama
Panama City, Panama
Dear Laaws, All of our rooms are non-smoking. Best Regards, Customer Service
deanplaia asked a question Jan 2017
Spartanburg, South Carolina
how do i write a review?
Answer from lheafner
Norfolk, Virginia7 contributions
I just hit review and I started writing. I would just write what you saw, experienced. Good or Bad, just be honest.
f9ers55 asked a question Jul 2015
Cali, Colombia254 contributions140 helpful votes
Hi Chris . . . if you don't mind us asking? What "type" of room did you have?
Jo J wrote a tip May 13
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very close to metro station"
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sonia p wrote a tip May 3
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No improvement Needed"
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Linda J wrote a tip Oct 2023
Lumberton, North Carolina8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"we chose this hotel for convince to use metro and being close to city. Please be careful using this place "
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JojoAAAA wrote a tip Jun 2023
Germany23 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is a nice place to meet with friends and family as everybody knows the pace, can easily access it by car (good parking) or Metro."
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skyrest wrote a tip Apr 2023
Stillwater, New Jersey26 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like Radisson stay at the one by the canal. "
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PRICE RANGE
₱4,277 - ₱7,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el panama city hotel, el hotel panama city, hotel el panama
LOCATION
PanamaPanama ProvincePanama City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
343
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Panama (0.4 km), Iglesia del Carmen (0.1 km), and Mercado de Abastos (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Salsipuedes, Coffee Max, and The Sushi Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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