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The staff speak mainly Spanish, but will work with you if you speak other languages to communicate with you. I arrived late and they were very understanding and helpful. My room was a double, and was very clean. There was no window in my room, but it did have air conditioning and a ceiling fan. It had all of the comforts of a three star hotel without the price! The staff assisted with coordinating my transportation to all my touring destinations. I was warned that they may not be able to keep my room while I was away touring the country, but it was still there when I came back and the staff cheerfully greeted me upon my return.They made sure I was always safe at all times. They made my trip fantastic!
We booked three nights for a three person room. They were doing electrical work in our booked room, so they added a single bed to a room with a queen. It was cramped, but being backpackers we rolled with it. However, this room was in the front of the house and has older windows. The street noise woke us up many times throughout the night. We informed the host of this and he promises to look into fixing the matter.
Now, that's all the bad stuff. They are still working on this place and it's nice. The food in the morning is really good. They will also sell dinner if you wish to stay in, but we used the nice location to make trips into downtown Panama City. The host is knowledgeable and happy to give advice on where to eat, shop, tour.
The water faucet was a bit temperamental at times, but we had HOT water in a big shower. Fresh towels and room service daily I might add.
You must return your key when you leave the house and if you are driving you must have the host open the gate for you. The inconvenience is offset by the peace of mind, knowing that your valuables are safe in your room, as well as your car from vandalism, theft or accidents on the street.
The location is fantastic. It's only about a 20 minute drive into town with traffic. You are not far from corridor norte, highway 1 or highway 3. 30 minutes from the airport. There is a mall within a 5 minute walk.
The air conditioning worked marvelously.
While this is not exactly what I would call a hotel, more of a hostel, it was nice accommodations. It looks more like a house in a residential area. Daniel was very friendly and helpful, suggesting restaurants, calling a cab, and just generally making us feel welcome. The rooms, while older, were neat and clean, and it was quiet. It is near a main road, so there are restaurants close by. There is also a complimentary breakfast. I would stay there again.
Staff extremely friendly and helpful!! Nice room! Comfortable bed and pillows!!! Quiet room.... good Internet..... restaurant small but cosy ..... excellent food!!! The "corvina a la parrilla" is highly recommended!!!! Great location !! Thumbs up !!!!!!!!