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Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel
Ranked #7 of 80 Panama City B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 April 2012

My husband and I decided to take our kids, ages 8 and 14, on an adventure for spring break. So while their friends lounged on a Mexican resort beach or stood in lines at Disney world, we headed for a cultural experience filled with adventure, nature, history, and yes, great beaches.
Alyce at casa sucre was the ideal host as we began our journey. She lined up a private guide/driver who met us at the airport and whisked us past the thrilling skyline of modern panama cit to Casco Viejo, the old colonial city located across the bay. Located on a narrow peninsula, walks down narrow streets often lead to amazing scenes of ultra modern skyscrapers framed by the 100 year old buildings in the neighborhood.
Casa Sucre was in the ideal location to enjoy and explore. Our guide picked us up after the amazing breakfast alyce and her lovely mother served us, to give us a great tour of the lock and city. Part of any panama city tour includes the old city, and we were staying right In the heart of it. We walked the narrow streets with our kids feeling safe, and mesmerized by the overwhelming display of architecture, poverty cohabitating amongst gentrification, and history. Great restaurants were within walking distance, alyce recommended and pointed us in the right direction out the front door.
Our room was perfect, they have an apartment at street level with a quiet courtyard. Our son used the pull out couch, and the four of us were comfortable.
Our guide also lined up a private boat ride to see monkeys and zip along part of the canal in a fishing boat. Amazing experience to drive past giant freighters, the kids loved it.
Go to panama, and stay with lovely alyce. Then head to the small airport and take a short flight to bocas del toro..... Nothing "all inclusive" about this trip...... And that's a good thing!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed ther a night before head to costs rica. So we want to stay near casco viejo. It was the best valued place for us. Owner was.very kind and helpful. Also, casa sucre is near main square, sight seeings and more squares. Most of all, it is a very safe place due to proximate from the presidential palace, many polices around. However, if you don't know the casco viejo, it can be little dangerous, not life threatened but being mugged especially after sunset. Only one thing you need to be aware is that across from the hotel, here is a new trendy hotel called Tantalo. They have a open roof top bar and you can imagine what will follow. If you are sensitive in things like that, sucre is not the place. Yet it was a entertain for us to see how the local riches are hanging out. I would stay again if I visit panama next time. Location and its value are our strong consideration.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We spent our first two nights in Panama with Alyce and if there is a more gracious hostess anywhere I'd like to meet them. The hotel is beautiful, located in the heart of Casco Viejo. The rooms are all beautiful, well decorated, and unique, the breakfast excellent. The only caveat is for noise from the outside. We stayed in the Panama Room and it could use some extra soudproofing. The rooms that did not front the street were fine. Casco Viejo is the area to stay when visiting Panama City and Casa Sucre is certainly the place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We had a wonderful stay. Rich and Alyce were so accommodating for our big group of 11 people. We stayed in two units that could sleep 5-7 per unit. We arrived quite late (11pm) and Alyce was there to great us with a warm smile, and she even arranged a multi-course family style dinner for us at near-by Rene's (highly recommend!). We stayed at this hotel at the beginning and end of our trip, and she was equally gracious on our return. Both times she got up at ungodly (5am!) hours to cook us beautiful breakfasts of eggs, fresh fruit, sausage or bacon, toast, coffee, etc. DESPITE having been up late with us the night before. A truly wonderful host! Rich was in the US but greeted us over Skype. Overall, a great stay with well appointed rooms and fantastic hosts in the center of Casco Viejo.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

This bed and breakfast is located in a beautifully renovated building in the historic neighborhood of Panama City. Several nice restaurants and bars are located within walking distance. Each room is unique, but all are impeccably decorated and furnished with everything one needs for a stay. Alice is a gracious host who makes guests feel at home even in difficult circumstances. The breakfasts are not to be missed.

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Address: Calle 8 y Ave B, Casco Viejo, Panama City 64063, Panama
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Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #7 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range: $185 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Midwest Hospitality in the Middle of the Americas and a Home Cooked Breakfast to Start Your Day! Located in the historic Casco Viejo neighborhood of San Felipe, Panama, Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel is a renovated 1873 five bedroom three apartment guest house for those visiting our historic city. With its unique architectural history, picturesque buildings, cathedrals and churches, ruins, museums, varied and diverse cultures, and gourmet restaurants, guests of Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel will have the best of the city waiting just outside their door. ... more   less 
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