Located at the heart of the Panama City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site historic district, Las Clementinas is a Casco Viejo Hotel with large, lovingly decorated one bedroom suites that sleep up to four people, a spectacular roof top view and lush gardens. Las Clementinas was originally built in the 1930s as an apartment building, and has retained the original apartments’ layouts, giving the rooms unmatched size and volumes. Think of it as a classic small European hotel with much larger rooms, gracious finishes and no elevator. The property is also located in a quieter part of the historical part of town. Each of Las Clementinas chambers is really an apartment unto itself, with great space, light and views. While the spaces have kept their classic feel, and many of the common area historic finishes were recovered, the chamber interiors have been re-built completely with all modern comforts.
Each Chamber Features: a fully equipped kitchen, high speed wireless internet, satellite television, central air, double-pane windows, queen bed, convertible sofa bed, Ipod docking station, safe, access to the roof-top terrace, 24 hour concierge service, parking.
Each dish–from risotto con coco to ropa vieja–has been researched and refined to perfection by Chef Javier Lamarca, who has created Panamanian food as it was meant to be, using fresh, local ingredients, many of which come right from Las Clementinas garden. After decades of being hidden from view, a forgotten garden was discovered thirty feet below street level nestled into the historic city wall. Now restored, the garden provides the setting for unique, intimate private dinners and events.
Like all the great hotels of old, Las Clementinas’ lobby Café and Bar is a place for travelers and locals to dine and meet. The menu is best described as Panamanian classics lovingly updated and made with care–the kind of comfort food that foreigners fall in love with when they visit and Panamanians crave when they travel.
Las Clementinas most exclusive space is its roof terrace. It is open to hotel guests 24 hours. The Las Clementinas roof terrace is one of the few places in Casco where you can see Panama City’s skyline, Ancon Hill and the entrance to the Panama Canal. Please note that there is no elevator, so reaching the roof terrace requires climbing four flights of stairs.