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|Value for money||7.3|
|Nearest airport||Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (PAC)|
|Distance to airport||4.0 km|
Amid the financial district of Panamá, The Bristol has a spa center and a sauna for guests to enjoy a massage, or they may use the fitness center after a day’s work. Free WiFi is available. The soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms provide free toiletries, and feature state of the art electronics, like an iPod docking and flat-screen cable TV. Guests can ask for airport shuttle with an extra cost. The on-site restaurant serves gourmet Panamanian cuisine, while the lounge bar is specialized in the popular tapas. The hotel is equipped with laundry services, gardens and terraces, and room service. Member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, The Bristol Hotel offers concierge services 24 hours a day, along with coffee and newspaper services delivered in your door. Guests at The Bristol will be able to find restaurants, bars and night entertainment in Uruguay Street, just 164 feet from the place. The Panama Channel and its museum are about 5 mi of the hotel.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
Checked ot next day.Never go there again.
I was all set to write a glowing review of the Bristol, until the day I left, when the experience took a nose-dive. First, the good stuff: fantastically comfortable bed; and food that ranged from good to world-class. The dinner I had at the upstairs piano bar (!) after a long night of work ranks among the most memorable of my life, and I've been lucky enough to dine at places like Noma (rated the best restaurant in the world for several years running) in Copenhagen, Daniel in New York, and Joel Robuchon in Paris. I enjoyed working off some of those sublime calories the next morning in the light, bright, well-equipped hotel gym. But. The service really fell apart on my second and last day at the Bristol, really souring my experience. First, I was told that a late checkout (for 3pm instead of the usual 12 noon) would cost me over $100; given that the room for the previous night had cost $199, that seemed excessive. Second, after I checked out (at the standard time!), I decided to have a quick lunch in the half-hour I had before my ride to the airport was scheduled to depart. So I asked the restaurant hostess whether it would be possible to get a simple lunch within 20 minutes. She said it was, so I sat down. Then I confirmed the 20-minute thing with my waitress, who suggested I order soup and salad--a recommendation I happily took. You know how this one ends: only half the meal arrived by the 35-minute mark. I finally walked to the kitchen--unable to find wait staff around--and asked for my check. The restaurant manager came out and offered me the soup for free; I had to decline, since I didn't have time to consume it. He ended up charging me for the soup I ordered but didn't eat. Third and finally, the hotel driver who took me to the airport demanded $10 cash when I exited her car, though I'd prepaid for the ride at checkout. I've read that other travelers have experienced similar problems with the drivers employed by the Bristol.
Elegance, comfort, service”
We were very happy with our stay. The hotel is centrally located, a good compromise in Panama City where the traffic can be a major obstacle to mobility. The décor combines classical elegance, a sense of comfort, and touches of tasteful modernity, especially in the artwork on display. The room we had was not huge, but perfectly adequate for a stay of a few days and very well appointed, with a very comfortable bed, good lighting both natural and artificial and agood-sized, efficient bathroom. Good breakfast. The restaurant and lounge food varied from good to excellent, and the one hiccup (a badly executed dish, though with good quality ingredients) brought a prompt apology and an offer of reparation (which we waived: incidents happen in the best kitchens). Incidentally, I highly recommend the ceviche in the 5th floor Lounge. The best asset of the Bristol, however, is staff: at the very least all very professional and effective, some also very friendly. We would certainly stay again at the Bristol.
Muchas gracias Miriam, Luiis, José.
The Bristol Hotel