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Toscana Inn Hotel
Ranked #14 of 114 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Dawsonville, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“WE HAVE ENDED OUR SEARCH!”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We fly into and out of Panama City on a regular basis on our way to Boquete, Panama, where we have a second home. Trying several hotels coming and going through the area we now feel we have ended our search for a good hotel. The Toscana is a great value and we were not disappointed in any way. The room was lovely with nice bedding similar to what you find in Europe with the down comforters. We had a small fridge and a safe and the room decor was quite nice, definitely Italian in style. Oil paintings in the room and the over sized ones in the hallways give this hotel a real botique feel. We had a great dinner in the dining room and the breakfast buffet included in the price was full size Ameican, nothing was missing including a lovely selection of fresh fruits. It's within walking distance of shopping and other restaurants.Staff cound not have been nicer...to gringos like us, we had no problem with the language barrier. We will be returning in a few months and this is the place for us....from now on!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Harlingen, TX
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

I stayed at Toscana Inn Hotel for two non-consecutive nights in September 2012 on my way to and from San Andres Island. I chose this hotel as my lodging option in Panama City due to the many postive reviews here on TripAdvisor. Once again, TripAdvisor didn't let me down!

Making a reservation online through the hotel's website was easy. Upon arriving at the hotel, reception was fast, efficient, and bi-lingual, and I settled into my room in less than 10 minutes.

My room featured a HUGE and comfortable bed with great linens, a work desk, a chair with foot rest, and cold air conditioning. In the bathroom, the large walk-in shower had great water pressure and ample hot water, with clean and fluffy towels on the racks nearby. What was especially nice about the room were the many little extras provided, such as a basket under the sink for used towels, a full-size ironing board and iron in the closet, a security safe, and even a scale to weigh yourself! It is important to note that both the room and bathroom were VERY clean throughout.

In the morning, breakfast consisted of stewed meat with peppers and onions, scrambled eggs, various breads and jams, cold cereals with milk, orange juice, yogurt, sliced fruits like watermelon, papaya, and pineapple, whole bananas, and great coffee. Complimentary coffee and tea were also constantly available to guests in the restaurant all day and night.

The hotel is located in a desirable part of Panama City, with the popular Veneto Casino and Habano's Cafe within easy walking distance, and the wonderful La Posta Restaurant a short 15-minute walk away. Other TripAdvisor members have commented that the hotel is in a less-than-desirable location, with barbed-wire noted on adjacent buildings, but never at any time did I feel unsafe staying at the hotel or walking on the adjacent streets nearby.

If you're looking for a clean and comfortable place for your visit to Panama City, Toscana Inn Hotel is for you! I will definitely stay there on any and all future trips to Panama City!

Room Tip: Single men, this hotel is chica friendly. However, you will have to pay a small fee (I was told $19...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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6 Thank weatherman1974
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We chose this hotel because of the Trip Advisor reviews and the price, and we were not disappointed. The room was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable.
The location is great as you can walk to shopping and restaurants nearby.
The neighbourhood is safe, even at night.
The only downside is that garbage collection doesn't seem to occur often enough -
but don't let that discourage you from staying at a nice hotel with friendly service.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank GlobelGirl
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Saskatoon
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

My teenage daughter and I stayed at Toscana Inn for 3 nights in August and were very happy with the hotel and the location. I have seen some reviews suggesting the neighbourhood is sketchy, but we felt very safe walking down the street to restaurants and the casino. The street is darker and narrower than in most American cities, but it's a reasonably busy street with steady pedestrian traffic of pretty normal, everyday type people. Being two women travelling alone, we definitely had our guard up, but never felt any more uneasy than walking through an underground parkade at our local mall. You just need to use common sense. There are lots of little shops and restaurants in the area that are worth the walk. Monolo's down the street, across from the casino has a nice outdoor dining area, and Machu Pichu, which is just around the corner, has some excellent Peruvian cuisine.
The lobby and rooms were very clean and the staff was helpful and courteous. The breakfast was better than the average fare you often get with "free breakfast included" deals. We were treated very well by all the staff.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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6 Thank Shannon R
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Provo, Utah, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The Toscana Inn was smaller than I expected, but had a very elegant lobby. The free breakfast exceeded expectations and included about 8 different types of food. The room was clean and plenty large with a flat screen TV, although it was nothing very special as far as hotel rooms go.

Unfortunately the neighborhood it was located in was a little less than ideal, their were armed guards and barbed wire around all the surrounding buildings and the street was narrow and looked a bit dangerous. We decided not to go out at night on foot and tried to always take a taxi to and from the hotel.

Room Tip: King bed was humongous!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Grant B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We stayed at the Toscana Inn Hotel in the Cangrejo district of Panama City for 4 nights in July and couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations.
The hotel is located in a wonderful area of the city with easy walking to great restaurants, shops, casinos and friendly neighborhoods.
The hotel itself is staffed with friendly, helpful people who made our stay very pleasant. The food in the restaurant is good and a great place to stop for and excellent cup of coffee and a piece of delicious fresh baked cake in the afternoons. They serve dinner quite late and have room service, as well.
The rooms are beyond comfortable and clean. Plush king beds, attractive decor, flat screen TV, wi-fi and a desk and easy chair. It was very restful, quiet and again, extremely immaculate.
We will definitely stay there on return visits to Panama and highly recommend it.
It is a great value offering many of the comforts of a much more expensive hotel for a bargain!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank Lorogris
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I"m not sure if I can add to the many who have already lauded this "boutique" hotel, but having stayed there recently, I find it difficult not to comment. Clean, spotless, sparkling, all come to mind as I think back on my experience. Combine those attributes with service, excellent dining experience, and value pricing, and this is a hard place to beat. Now, just to be clear, we're talking dining compared to other small hotel dining rooms. However, I enjoyed every meal I had, and will be sure to return and order their Pumpkin Soup. The guest can expect, clean comfortable beds, large flat screen TV, Wireless or Ethernet computer service free, and water and coffee provided 24/7. Toscana Inn is located in the busy Via Espana/Bella Vista district, and lends itself to varied dining and shopping within a 1 mile walking radius. Safe walking is as good as one can expect in any metro city. I only found one flaw, if it can be called that, and in reality it's more of a suggestion. The lack of a fitness room is being addressed, and will soon be available. Please add a full length mirror to a wall in the rooms, and thereby remove any negative I found. Now, the final touch is pricing. I find it near impossible to find any hotel in all of Latin America, that provides this level of service and accomodations, at the low price I was billed per day, and that is with breakfast included!! I'll be back!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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5 Thank alguibert
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Property: Toscana Inn Hotel
Address: Via Espana, Calle D, El Cangrejo, Panama City 0819-09389, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Panama City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
#1 Business Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Toscana Inn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're traveling to Panama City for business or a vacation getaway, we make all visits to Toscana Inn Hotel comfortable and relaxing with exceptional service, a welcoming staff, and beautifully appointed hotel suites. Perfectly located in Panama City's prestigious El Cangrejo district, Toscana Inn Hotel in Panama offers effortless access to everything you might want to see or do - from the sparkling beach to exclusive shopping, vibrant nightlife, fascinating cultural and historical sites, and more. Rated one of the best hotels in Panama by Trip Advisor, our focus is on the comfort of our guests and the quality and value of our rooms and services. Let Toscana Inn Hotel be your host in Panama City. ... more   less 
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