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“Rude & unhelpful staff- do not stay here if unfamiliar with panama & Spanish!”
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La Cresta Inn
Ranked #94 of 115 Hotels in Panama City
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A few ok things about the hotel, the restaurant food is pretty good, breaky is included and We had a comfortable bed. However, the airport shuttle dropped us at the wrong hotel, the room stunk like smoke, the door was broken and barely shut, the toilet ran constantly & didn't always flush but the most disappointing was the rude and unhelpful staff on reception. We attempted to book tours through them and was continuously blown off and told wrong information which wasted our limited time. Nobody on reception could speak a word of English and spent their time on Facebook while we were trying to get information.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

We were moved to this hotel from another hotel because it was overbooked.
We got for the first night a room facing the via espanya which was very noisy during all night. However during the second night we moved to a back room which was much more quiet.
The hotel rooms look abit old but they are clean. dont expect too much.
Breakfast was good and big. Staff had only 1 clerk which knew how to speak english.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

I got stuck in Panama because KLM is the worst airline ever, so I needed to stay somewhere cheap without a reservation. I found a van picking up people for hotels and they were going to this hotel. I hopped aboard the free shuttle. The hotel was $66 including tax for 2 people. Air conditioner was good and quiet. TV worked, shower hot water ok, big King bed, clean. Internet pretty fast WIFI no additional charge. They´ll cook you food at 11 p.m., so that´s good. Wasn´t the best food, but decent. Full bar. Staff helped us. Plus there is a free airport shuttle at 7 am 8 am and 145 pm. We´ll take the 145 p.m. so they gave us late checkout without any hassle. Nothing to complain about here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

After agreeing on a rate for 6 days, the day of departure the rate was increased by $ 198. After discussions, I was told a creit would be posted to my credit card. Three emails & one fax follow up were ignored & of course no credit. Avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank hgervat
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

The hotel was recently renovated with modern touches. The staff spoke english. A breakfast buffet was included in the price. The bar is open 24/7. It would have been nice if they could have checked to see that the desk lamp and washroom lamp is working, however, this is not take away from my enjoyment. The hotel is located close to the casino, shopping, and restaurants. I felt very safe walking in this neighbourhood.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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2  Thank DQUON
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

lobby smelled awful, room was dirty. Just forfieted my money (booked online) and went to another hotel. Made a Motel 6 look like the Ritz

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2009

We were a group of 4 friends, our driver recommended this hotel. We paid 25 dollars per person per night. Breakfast, internet, aiport shutte included. 24 hrs restaurant.... ah! and a welcome courtesy drink. Simple hotel, not luxury, clean and definitely, a good and safe budget option in the city. Good location, security box and friendly staff. Breakfast is good! Not sure if staff speaks english, I speak spanish also. Other recommended options are Costa Inn and Milan....enjoy!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about La Cresta Inn

Address: Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Spa Hotel in Panama City
Price Range: £36 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Cresta Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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