I chose this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and it's location. It is withing walking distance of some nice restaurants and it feels like a safe neighborhod. I also liked that the hotel looked nice and modern from the pictures but we all know how pictures can be deceiving. In this case, the hotel was actually nicer than the pictures.
Check in was good. We had someone that spoke very good English so that helped since we know very little Spanish, something we intend to rectify soon. When we got to our room, we figured we must have been upgraded as it was a very nice corner room with views and a comfortable sitting area with a couch. Pleasant surprise there! The room was spacious as was the bathroom. No complaints with the room at all. The bed was comfortable with nice linens.
We spent some time in the bar area which doubles as the breakfast area in the morning. It is a pleasant space and we got good service from our bartenders. We also went to the roof and checked out the swim area. Small pool but very well done and gets the job done. I also liked that it had a bar near the pool. We will take advantage of this on our next trip.
Breakfast was adequate although one minor complaint. If you are going to serve french toast, please have either maple syrup or honey or something to go with it. When I asked the staff about it, we had a translation issue so never did get anything. Another reason to learn Spanish, not knowing Spanish meant no syrup for us.
Had a minor issue at check-out. At first we thought they were telling us we had to pay for breakfast which we thought was free but in fact they were asking us how we wanted to pay our bill. This is probably my fault as I'm so used to just walking out knowing that the hotel has our credit card and will charge it. I forgot that they don't do things that way in Panama. Once this was settled, I noticed that the bill was higher than what i thought it should be. When I returned to have them look at it, she said "oh yes, that is not right". Not exactly sure what happened but that kind of stuff makes me wonder. The good news is that they immediately corrected the charges.
In the end, we are planning on staying here again in July so obviously we thought it was a good stay. Can't beat the price for the location and accommodations that you receive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The TRYP Panama Centro is located in the heart of Panama City in the upscale El Cangrejo, Bella Vista neighborhood just 15 miles from Tocumen International Airport & 250 mts from the New El Carmen Metro (Subway) Station. The convenient location of our hotel puts you within walking distance to some of Panama's best restaurants (40+ or more restaurante within 10 minutes walk), shopping and nightlife ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tryp By Wyndham Panama Centro Panama City