Don´t trust our picture in this post… Hotel Grand doesn´t exist, this is Panama´s Ministry of Culture at Casco Viejo suddenly transformed into a hotel by the James Bond 007 crew.
Actually… Casco Viejo is a wonderful place to stay… but we don´t have hotels yet! so where and how might be tricky but not impossible. It only takes planning ahead.
So here is the short list!
1. Stay at a private apartment:
You can rent private apartments in different locations in Casco Viejo. All of them are great, nicely furnished, well located. Most include breakfast service. For high season, most of them are over $150 + tax per night.
How to book:
Email Arco Properties at [email protected] Or visit the page at www.arcoproperties.com The apartment called “Café de Asis” faces one of the cutest plazas: Plaza Bolivar. Is a 2 bedroom, with 2 queen size bed. Phone: (507) 211-2548.
You can also visit http://www.loscuatrotulipanes.com for more options on apartments.
2. The Backpackers option:
Hostal Casco Antiguo: Backpackers places in general don´t tend to take reservations. However, talk to Richo or the manager at Hostal Casco Antiguo ( http://www.centrodereservas.net/Default.asp?Page=204 ) . Rooms
go from $11 to 14. Write at: [email protected] or call (507) 269-6166
Luna´s Castle Hostel Casco Viejo: the most recent adquisition on the guys who own Mondo Taitu and Heike hostal in Bocas del Toro. They are expanding to Casco and the place is beautiful. Give them a call at: 262-1540. http://wakansadhana.blogspot.com/2007/07/blog-post.html
3. The higher end option: Canal House Panama
A beautifully restored colonial mansion at the heart of San Felipe. Ideal to rent the entire house, it has 3 suites, most of them with inner offices, all of them with internet. Fully staffed 24/7. Check it out at: www.canalhousepanama.com
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