from the outside the structure of the place is very discreet but once you are inside the place it becomes charming/comfortable/and peaceful. Very convenient and spacious. No details are left unattended...well, almost.
We (4 adults) booked the Tribe 1 apartment for 2 nights.
The location is superb, located right next to the office building that serves the Presidential Palace which is only 1 block away. That means 24/7 top notch security around the area. This is, by far, the best area of the historical Casco Viejo. Restaurants / Bars / Plazas/ Friendly neighbors/ are always easy to reach.
the air condition at the common areas (living and dinning/kitchen room) was broken but the bedrooms ac units were powerful enough to cool the whole place. There is a very odd "wall" (yes: wall) that one has to climb to enter in to the shower...it is hard to explain or to find a logical explanation for such an obstacle. The water heater never worked despite following all the indications posted around.
The manager, Kennan lacks basic knowledge about Panama other than Casco Viejo...We noticed such ignorance when we told him we were going to Azuero for a few days after our stay in Panama City. His reaction was almost like: Azuero? What is there?....we felt very sorry for him, but then we forgave because he is not a national therefore he can't know Panama's geography... just a foreigner trying to make a buck in Panama City.
If your check in is on working hours...hire a taxi cab. Traffic is madness (not only in the whole city but it becomes insane in this area of Panama because its narrow cobblestone covered streets) Parking are impossible to find.
It reminded me driving around old Granada in Spain for 2 hours before I could find a parking garage...
After 6 p.m., when offices close and workers go home to the modern city it becomes easier to park your car.
Transferring between Modern Panama and Casco Viejo is not a pretty sight, there are a few blocks where you better be very carefully not to make the wrong turn.
Luckily it is only 4 or 5 blocks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avoid the boring chain hotels! We are a boutique fleet of luxury apartments for rent by night in the historic district of Casco Viejo, Panama City. Located just minutes from downtown, Casco Viejo is a supremely unique neighborhood. Los Cuatro Tulipanes specializes in 100% personalized service and 100% authentic travel experiences. Travelers only... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Los Cuatro Tulipanes Hotel Panama City
- Los Cuatro Tulipanes Panama/Panama City