The Sofitel Casco Viejo is located in the old part of Panama City. Its a new hotel (opened in October 2022 I believe), and if you are going to Panama City, I would highly recommend you split your stay between here and another hotel in the “newer” part of the city so you can experience all that the city has to offer. The lobby is gorgeous and has some nice tile work of the Panama Canal:
The hotel is set on the water and here is a night time shot of the hotel and pool from our balcony:
Upon check in, we were upgraded due to our Accor status. The room was fantastic. The only complaint I have is that the water in the shower was very slow to drain and so water would pool when you are showering. Other than that, it would of been perfect.
The gym is ok, and the restaurant was good for lunch. After getting settled in, we started with a drink in the courtyard which has this beautiful fountain.
…and a view of the fountain in the day…
Going for a walk after dinner, I captured this photo of the hotel including the beach and Panama City skyline:
In the morning, I got another view of the incredible location of the hotel.
Here are the things I liked about the hotel:
- nice clean, new rooms
- location – within walking distance of all the things you would want to see in Casco Viejo
- views of the water and skyline of the city
Needless to say, on any future trip to Panama City, I would definitely spend part of my time at this hotel again.