La Isabela Suites is a Boutique apart-hotel built on the concept of space, elegance and comfort. Located in the heart of Casco Antiguo, only steps from culture, markets, dining, and bars, and with a unique quality of service. La Isabela Suites offers an alternative type of travel, away from the small, standardized and impersonal massive hotel rooms without the inconvenience of a self-catering apartment. Because we understand that the true luxury means not having to worry about anything.
Our apartment is a spacious 120 sqm (1200 sq. ft.) with high ceilings (14ft/4.5m). It offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room and full kitchen. The four sets of French doors leading to the balcony and courtyard bath the apartment in light during the day. For your comfort, we provide luxury memory foam mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets and a pillow menu. For your health, our toiletries are organic and are alcohol and paraben free. The apartment is air conditioned, has high speed WiFi, large flat screen TV, Nespresso espresso maker, Ipod ready alarm/music player and a smartphone for local use. The apartment is a first floor apartment. It has a large front balcony on the street and offers access to a 1300 sq ft (130 sqm) internal courtyard with lounge chairs and outdoor Balinese showers for outdoor dining or simple relaxation. (Please note below in Interaction with Guests that we also offer a level of service far beyond any apartment in the city.)
The building is an architectural gem. One of the world’s leading restoration architects, Francisco Montanes, and a cutting edge Spanish design group, Bersale, S.A., worked together for almost two years to restore La Isabela to its former elegance. Their vision was to adhere to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Guidelines and maintain the 19th century elements of La Isabela’s colonial architecture while incorporating touches of cutting edge design. To complement their efforts, selected pieces of Panamanian art are exhibited throughout the building and the apartment. La Isabela – an integration of styles, materials, and perspectives ranging from the 19th to the 21st century.
The apartment has a large front balcony on the street and offers access to a 1300 sq ft (130 sqm) internal courtyard with outdoor Balinese showers so you can cool off and lounge chairs for relaxation and outdoor dining. There is also a reception office on the ground floor where there is a concierge to assist you. There is high speed WiFi there as well as in the apartment.
Interaction with guests
We offer our guests the best of both worlds: the space and comfort of a large apartment, with the services of a hotel.
We know that one of the main worries of the modern traveler is the different scams in the tourists industry. At La Isabela we vet and select services exclusively for our guests before offering them, so they can feel secure and protected about their choices when traveling.
Your apartment offers 24/7 hours concierge service, travel bureau, Chef-at-Home (2 starts Michelin that will cook exclusively and in front of you) chauffeurs, SPA services, nannies, washing and ironing services, daily house-cleaning, Nespresso, Unlimited organic tea, Egyptian cotton sheets, Memory foam mattresses, Turkish cotton towels, organic toiletries, Cable TV, Netflix, Amazon, and Free and powerful Wi-Fi.
Every month La Isabela Suites scouts the old town and select for our guests what's new, what's in and what's out. Contact us to get a copy of our recommendations or just simply read it in the tablet available in your suite.
Contact us for any above mentioned service or for anything else you might need. It is always our pleasure to serve you!
Other things to note
Cleaning and Health standards:
We will always try to accommodate you before check-in time at no extra cost. However, please consider that our standard cleaning procedures are strict before your check in. That includes, removal of mattresses anti-allergenic covers, deep steam cleaning and Germ-reducing UV-C technology to kills viruses and bacteria. The apartment wet areas (bathrooms and kitchen) are built in micro-cement resistant to molds and allergens, without the need to use harsh chemicals in the cleaning process. Our steam and UV-C two-stage micro-allergy filtration cleaning procedures eliminate up to 99% H1N1 and MRSA on hard surfaces, mattresses, and upholstery, kill bed bug eggs, flea eggs and dust mite eggs, and sanitize surface without pollutant and damaging irritants or residues.
When possible we only use hypo-allergenic and bio-degradable cleaning products.
La Isabela follows a strict protocol for fumigation with human-degree products.
Please contact us if you need any further information.
You will need a valid passport and credit card for incidentals. No pets and no smoking inside of the apartment. NOTE: According to Panamanian law, a 10% of Hotel taxes (Hospitality ITBMS) will be charged upon arrival
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I am the manager of La Isabela. I love the job and am here to help you with whatever you need. We have a great team here. We have an in-house masseuse, chef, maid and driver. We provide daily cleaning at no extra charge and provide laundry services. On request we provide massages, pedicure/manicure, food shopping service, a chef to cook for you, classes in Central American cooking and not native Panamanian folk art. Every month our team vets and try the restaurants, bars and activities in the old town to recommend to our guests. In addition to that we have vetted a comprehensive list of day-tours and activities for your peace of mind. Just asks us anything you would like to do: If it is possible we will make it happen!