A new hotel has opened up in David. it is ARANJUEZ Hotel & Suites. On Monday I went to take a look at the rooms. I am impressed with the quality of this hotel. It’s website is very accurate and includes photos of all rooms as well as a google map of its location. It is on the road to the airport.
Yesterday, Lilliam and I went there for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. I am including photos of the menu to give you an idea of the current prices. We chose to eat the Executive Special. I had Lomo and Lillian had chicken breast.
I especially enjoyed the minestrone soup.
This is a first class hotel. It uses card access to the rooms and everything has been nicely done. It is really a nice addition to the David Hotels. It is now the most convenient hotel to the airport.
I am including some photos I took yesterday. If you stop into ARANJUEZ Hotel & Suites, tell them you saw them on Chiriqui Chatter. Check out their website for more photos and directions to the hotel.
This hotel was originally Hotel Panama Rey and then became Best Western. It is now International Hotel and Suites. I stopped by the other day and got an update on the pricing. This is the information I was given and is provided only as general information.
Full or Queen Bed – $66/night
King Bed $77/night
King and Queen Bed $88/night
I received the following for posting. From looking at the website, it will probably be worth the drive to Las Lajas just to try the Italian food.
Hi all, we are an Italian couple that moved to Panama 2 years ago and we’ve just opened a little Bed&Breakfast called La Pepita de Marañon in Las Lajas town.
Las Lajas is a nice quiet town 45 minutes far from David with a wonderful 15 miles sandy beach that you can reach in 10 minutes from the Panamerican highway.
Our B&B is strategically situated on the main way to the beach and is very close to the town and banks, restaurants and hospital.
You can’t recognize La Pepita because is built using traditional materials like wood, bamboo and palm leaves for the roof so to obtain a natural air conditioning that guarantees a mild temperature both night and day;
From our B&B you will enjoy a beautiful mountain view and a familiar atmosphere surrounded by the sound of Chiriquí nature.
Our services include rooms with private bathroom, ceiling fan, towels, hot water, laundry service, shuttle to the beach, private relax area with hammocks, Dvd, games and book exchange.
Rates per night are 40 $ ( 2 guests), 30 $ in the low season with breakfast included in the price.
We can also provide touristic informations and arrange tours: in the aerea there are a lot of interesting spots like waterfall and petroglyph in Nancito, Selva de adentro y de Afuera Islands, the Ngobe Bugle Comarca, etc…
Last but not least, we can offer to our guests a wide range of traditional homemade italian dishes!
On May the 30th we took Natalie to Restaurante Todo Madera in Hotel Ladera to wish her bon voyage for her trip to China. I had been meaning to try this restaurant and this seemed like a good time to do it.
Just as we parked I saw my friend Alvaro González. I told him I had been meaning to try the restaurant.
The restaurant is very nice with ample wood and marble.
Last Friday night was the inauguration party for the second opening for Hotel Ladera, in Boquete. The event was to celebrate its reopening following the tremendous flood that had put it out of business.
The event was supposed to begin at 6:00 PM and I arrived about that time. A tremendous amount of work has been done to the hotel and the surrounding area since the flood that had invaded the hotel. The hotel looks spectacular.