It’s true that Panama City is bursting with modernity, but it hasn’t lost its connection to the past. In the span of a day, you can go from having lunch at a 4-star restaurant to touring historic areas like Casco Viejo and Old Panama. Day trips can be made to Taboga Island and the Soberanía National Park, the latter of which is home to one of the country’s best birding sites. ** **
The Victoria Hotel and Suites is similar to business hotels in the U.S.—it’s professional, comfortable, and classy. Guests will enjoy its ample amenities and accessible location.
The accommodations here invite relaxation. The design is intentionally minimalist and features dark wooden furniture and local artwork. All rooms are equipped with a range of amenities, including a private bathroom, hot water shower, air conditioning, cable TV, iPod dock, and wireless Internet. There is a desk in each room, as well as a mini bar and coffee maker. The hotel’s suites are larger and have a living area. ** **
There is an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The continental breakfast is complimentary and the other meals include a variety of international options. There is a small bar in the lobby where you can order beer, wine, and cocktails. The top floor of the hotel hosts a small swimming pool and fitness room. It’s a pleasant place to swim, sunbathe, or relax with a drink. The view from up here is awesome.
Guests of the Victoria Hotel can also use the hotel’s business center (which includes computers, copiers, and printers) and book its event space. There are large and small rooms that are perfect for meetings, conferences, weddings, or parties. ** **