Hotel Venecia is a very average-looking budget hotel...however, compared to other options nearby it provides great value for money! For $30 per night you can get a room with a/c, cable tv, and a good private bathroom with hot shower. Nearby backpacker's hostel Mamallena's charges the same for its private rooms which are much more basic - have no tv, a/c that is only turned on at night time, and no bathroom (you must use the communal showers/toilets). Hotel Venecia is just two blocks away from Mamallena's...
The hotel is not particularly pretty, but it is clean, feels safe, and the reception staff were nice enough. There is also a restaurant attached to the hotel which serves pretty good food - the Club Sandwich (not on many menus in Panama!) was DELICIOUS! This is a really nice benefit if you're just there for a night or two and don't feel like trawling the local streets for lunch or dinner (there's not much to be found in that neighbourhood anyway). The location is fine as a base for exploring the city - pretty central.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Hotel Best Rates... A place close to all tourist attractions and the best malls in Panama City... Comfortable, centrally located, economic and safe... See for yourself! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Venecia Panama Panama City