Located in the heart of Panama's banking and nightlife district, the 'Area Bancaria', Casa 81 is steps away from such landmark properties as the Marriott (1 block), Riu Hotel (1/2 block) and the major transportation thoroughfares (50th Street and Via Espana) of the city. Within a short walk you will find a wide variety of restaurants, casinos (Marriott, Veneto, Hotel Panama), nightclubs (Calle Uruguay area), banks, 24-hour supermarkets (El Rey) and pharmacies (Arrocha).
Unlike other areas where safety is a concern or where access requires a private vehicle (e.g. San Francisco, el Dorado), the financial district is both safe and extremely convenient to public transportation.
This listing is for a two-room suite with a queen-sized bed. The room has its own bathroom, TV with cable and there is free wifi access throughout the building.
Please note, breakfast is not included. We had extended a small courtesy in the past but to avoid confusion we no longer do.
Upon reserving, please provide an approximate time of arrival. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee someone will be available to receive you. We can accommodate any arrival time as long as we know when to expect you.
If you need an additional room, see our other listings.
We absolutely loved staying at Casa 81, so much so that we stayed more than once during our time in Panama! We unfortunately didn't get to meet Ramon, but we were well looked after by his Mum & sister. They were so friendly & extremely helpful. We really enjoyed talking with them. The house itself is wonderful- a beautiful piece of design, which felt really special in the middle of the city. We stayed in both rooms available to rent & they were lovely - beautifully furnished & with well welcomed air-conditioning! If we ever return to Panama City, we'd head straight here. Stay at Casa 81: you won't regret it!
Gorgeaus rooms, lots of space, beautifully decorated. I was actually surprised with the place, it is really, really beautiful. The location was perfect and Ramon, his mother, sister and friends were excellent people.
Thank you guys, next time I go to Panamá I am definetely staying at Casa 81.
After staying one night in Room 1 we also decided to stay another 2 nights in Room 3 on our way back out of town. Room 3 was even nicer than Room 1 and the space was more generous. The housekeeper again was ready to assist with checking in and leaving. It was nice to have an airconditioned place in a central location, to cool off and recover, between sightseeing excursions. Again we were really impressed with the location, the beautiful setting, and the nice courtyard. Within the banking area in downtown, and surrounded by high-rises and hotels, to really felt like an oasis of tranquility.
Great house! Ramon´s mother made feel right at home, after I got my cell phone stolen and my dedit card froze, she made sure everything was ok, let me use her computer and her phone. If it wasnt for her my trip would have been ruin! Thank you again!!!
My husband and I have stayed at Casa 81 on two separate occasions -- June & October 2012. In June we were there on our honeymoon and stayed in Room 1. We were delighted at the beautiful, relaxing elegance of this house in the middle of the city. We were able to have plenty of privacy and able to come/go without any difficulty. The second time we were in Room 3 for an extended length of 8 days. Ramon was wonderful to make accomodations as requested and agreed upon by both parties prior to our arrival. This time we rented a car for part of our time in the city as we were to make some short trips to other parts of Panama to visit family. We planned to park on the street near the house but were given the key to park the car within the gate of the house to keep it safe throughout our time there. Because we had more time this trip we were able to meet both Eileens and develop a friendship with them. They are two wonderful ladies as well as the housekeeper and house boy giving attention to your every need. The housekeeper even offered to clean our room daily for those of you who desire extra cleanliness but we just couldn't see it was necessary -- especially since we were having a second honeymoon of sort ourselves. If you are an animal lover, and we are, you will enjoy the two cats and two dogs at the home. The cats are typically in the garden but its not uncommon to see them in the common area of the house. The dogs are typically in the back of the house so you might not see them unless you look for them. Our first stay at the house we didn't even realize there were dogs until the day we left. We were glad to have the chance to love on all the animals this time though. I have told Ramon but I will tell you as well, as far as we are concerned Casa 81 is the only place to stay in Panama City. It has the perfect balance of privacy and home. You can pay more for a nice hotel but if you are looking for something more than the institutional feeling of a hotel you will never be disappointed at Casa 81 and why pay more for something like that? I cannot say Ramon will agree to every accomodation request but I will say every request we have made and many we did not make have been met with a willingness to make our stay warm, wonderful, and to exceed our every expectation leading us to want to return often. We are hoping to meet Ramon in person the next time we are at Casa 81 but if not we know everything will be handled with the utmost hospitality by those who are in the home daily.
Thank you so much for the kind words. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting and hosting you personally, the Eileens had nothing but great things to say about both you and your husband. You are always welcome to stay at Casa81 and I certainly hope you do consider it your home when in Panama. Perhaps, as you mentioned, we can meet in person next time.
Its a great place!
Its in a good area and has pretty nice rooms.
Great central location, very clean, very friendly. We felt like true friends. We will come back!
Before landing in Panama City, l I let Ramon know when my plane landed and he arranged for someone to be there to let me in. The house is absolutely beautiful. Modern. Clean. Very accommodating and welcoming. The A/C was great and I slept in a very comfortable bed. Not only was I given recommendations on where to eat, what to see, and directions how to get there, but they also had Panama magazines, brochures, and articles highlighting the attractions around town and in the jungles in case we wanted to go on a tour. There is a wonderful terrace with a hammock and plenty of chairs. We found ourselves eating breakfast out there in the morning. The kitty will keep you company. :) Casa81 has wifi connection and is in the heart of the financial district, so you have a short walk to many restaurants, casinos and nightclubs. I HIGHLY recommend Casa81 if you go to Panama City. You just can't lose with such amazing hosts!!!
Absolutely incredible house... simply perfection. I don't know where to start really, as there are so many great things to say.
It's an oasis in the middle of the madness of Panama City. It is very, very rare to see a house in these neighbourhoods, which really drives home this oasis feel. You get your butt kicked in the city (in a good way, like in all big cities), and you feel ok because you know you're heading back to this home where you are sure to rest and heal, and ready for the next day.
The room is massive, but warm... it feels spacey, but still cosy. There's a sort of "connector" room between the bedroom and the rest of the house that expands the space quite a bit. All the finishings (in the entire house actually) are perfect... the woods, trims and room accents are beautiful. There are a million pillows on the egyptian cotton sheets. The bed is perfect comfort. The towels are just as comfortable and the shower and bathroom are a 5 star experience.
The courtyard is magic. You can sit or lay down comfortably. The garden is beautiful - a great place to read a book or sip a beer/coffee and relax. Again, and this cannot be overstated... the pure serenity of the home and garden, surrounded by the absolute chaos of Panama City is simply sensational.
If it wasn't enough that the house itself is extraordinary, "the Eileen's" (mother and daughter) were extremely helpful and pointed us in the right direction every time we needed some advice. You get the feeling that they really enjoy being a part of the experience.
The location is quite shocking really. It is in the centre of everything, with quick access to just about anywhere you might want to go.
We have stayed in hundreds of rooms/condos/houses in dozens of countries, and I can honestly say, all things considered, this is the best stay of all. Even after all I have said, it still feels incomplete and does not fully honour the place. You have to see it and experience it to believe it. This is THE place to stay in Panama City... period.
Perfect place to stay in Panama. We enjoyed the 2 nights in Casa 81. Lovely place and great breakfast. I loved the coffee!