Esplendor Panama

Address: Av. Samuel Lewis y Calle Gerardo Ortega, Panama City, 00507, Panama | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Av. Samuel Lewis y Calle Gerardo Ortega, Panama City, is near Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, Avenida Balboa, Metropolitan National Park, and Summit Botanical Gardens.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEsplendor Panama Panama City

Reviewed by shawnbuckle

Good suites for a competitive price

Reviewed Dec 27, 2011
by (15 reviews) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

For about $150USD, you got a big, one-bedroom, two-bathroom suite with full amenities. The desk guy was a dud, but had little impact on our stay. I'd go here versus the Finistirre Suites 100 times out of a 100.

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Reviewed by joandmike


Reviewed Jun 14, 2011
by (19 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

Fantastic view from our suite on 38th floor. Lovely suites. Good breakfast. Nice pool area. Staff were very nice apart from the room service staff who seemed less interested. Other guests turned up their noses at our backpacks and travel attire, however the reception staff were charming.

Thoroughly recommend this hotel, it was in the financial district and everything was very accessible by cheap taxi rides.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Esplendor Panama Panama City

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

Travel Blogs from Panama City

The Inter-Oceanic Canal

A travel blog entry by benjandkori on May 20, 2015

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... who were riding high after having constructed Egypt's Suez Canal) around the turn of the 20th Century. However, this was reluctantly abandoned after tens of thousands of people had died (mainly of mosquito-borne illnesses). Soon after, the United States signed a unique deal with Panama, agreeing to strongly support Panama's new independence from Colombia provided that the proposed corridor for the canal be under US control. The canal was built (an ...

Panama City

A travel blog entry by steveclark on Jan 07, 2015

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... it wasn't much more than another lot of old Spanish colonial buildings. Nice but we've seen plenty of these now. We got a 3rd and final taxi back to the shopping centre near our hostel, they had a huge supermarket which is always great as we can get almost anything we need e.g a soapbox and knife for Peanut butter. Absolute essentials. We went back to the hostel to find some of the other guests about to watch a film so we joined them. This hostel was more like a big house ...

Panama - Panama City

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Dec 04, 2014

58 photos

... provided us with the most important information about the Panama Canal we were supposed to remember.

Let us share with you a few fun facts about the Panama Canal:

  • The Panama Canal is a 77km long waterway joining the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
  • The idea for a canal across Panama dates back to the 16th century.
  • The construction of Panama Canal was completed in two stages. The first part of construction ...


A travel blog entry by roisinlynch on Sep 07, 2014

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... directly to Panama city on Wednesday night.
Initially we stayed in the Marbella area of the city, which is basically the business district, full if high rise buildings. This took a but of getting used to having spent mist of our time to date in relatively rural areas. Our hostel, El Machico was, frankly, weird. It is a former luxury home, which they haven't done terribly much to in order to transform it into a hostel. One of the bathrooms (which we nicknamed the Scarface ...

Bells, whistles, tugs, tows, locks and docks

A travel blog entry by rpelletier2014 on Aug 14, 2014

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... the Pacific side since there are two locks there.

  • All big ships are required to have tugboats accompany them through the canal, as a precautionary measure. The number of tugboats depends on the size of the ship.

  • Most big ships are required to be accompanied by two tugboats at a cost to the ship’s company of $11,000 each.

  • It costs an average of $150,000 USD for a ship to cross one ...