With just eight rooms, what Amarla Casco Viejo lacks in size it more than makes up for in soul. A striking boutique hotel founded by British entrepreneurs Asher Warr and Robin Faulkner — born out of a passion for travel, human connection and authentic experiences — Amarla Casco Viejo is a refreshing addition to the Panama hospitality scene.
Located in Panama City’s UNESCO-designated old town, every element has been personally created by the Central American country’s finest craftsmen, utilising the local arts and artisan practices that are unique to the area, each offering something completely different and distinct.
Providing guests with understated luxury combined with local Panamanian culture, Casco Viejo is a welcome departure from the cookie cutter-hotels that, until now, were all that travellers had to choose from here. The eight rooms are tranquil and spacious, with handicrafts of native artisans dotted throughout the rustic spaces. Whilst each room is individually designed, it is this thread of ‘artisan-crafted’ that binds them and the hotel at large together.
A rooftop jacuzzi provides the ultimate in relaxation, with a backdrop of stunning views across Casco Viejo and Panama Bay. The hotel’s signature restaurant Kaandela, meanwhile, offers some of the finest cuisine in the city with recipes based around raw, cold, and open-fire cooking.
Steeped in history with renowned attractions such as Canal Museum, Cathedral Basilica Metropolitana, and Molas Museum located just a short walk away, experience true Panamanian hospitality and spirit at Casco Viejo’s stunning Amarla boutique hotel.