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pembroke, ma
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I stayed there for a week, for the money i paid... the manager of the hotel treated us like we were homeless foreigner, embarrassed us and treated us like criminals. even called the police on us, imagine having the police involved in another country you don't know. We been staying there for a week, needed to go to Panama city... More 

3 Thank rsolimini
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This is by far the best hotel in David and without question the best value in this price range. We stayed at three hotels in David in the last few months and while this one is about $12.00 a day more than the others, it included breakfast for two people. Based on the type of breakfast they provide, this makes... More 

1 Thank Nomad664
Leuven, Belgium
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

On our trip back from Bocas del Toro to Panama City, we had to stay overnight somewhere. Our ferry left Bocas town only at 4:00 PM. The trip to Almiranty takes about 2 hours. Due to the heavy rain and fog in the mountains we only arrived in David round 9:30 PM. Since it was dark and raining we had... More 

1 Thank Roger V
San Salvador
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98 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

This hotel has been in David for a long time and they have managed to maintain the property, although I don't get the impression it's been remodeled. The dining areas look a bit dated, but there are other places to eat in David. The rooms are large and clean. A wall mounted air conditioning unit puts out plenty of cold... More 

Thank Brian J
Panama City, Panama
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123 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

My husband and I recently spent a night at this hotel. Our room was clean but reeked of mold and mildew. We immediately turned on the ac and opened the door to the hall. Within an hour or so our room was ok. The pool area was nice, dinner at the restaurant was quite good and breakfast the next morning... More 

Thank HolyCrossSanPedro
Denver, Colorado
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217 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2011

I found this hotel through a Panama guide book. It tool nearly an hour to find the hotel since the map in the guide book was too small to be of any use. Also, don't bother asking the police to help, they'll send you elsewhere. When I finally found the hotel, by asking a local, I was pleasantly surprised by... More 

1 Thank mdfloyd322
Pittsburg, CA
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77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2011

The hotel is clean, well centrally located with spacious rooms and decent service. Fairly good breakfast was included in price of the room. It is not Waldorf-Astoria but one of the best choices in David. The service was courteous and I could easily communicate with receptionist in English. We ate dinner in the restaurant and we were happy with the... More 

2 Thank MisiuL
Reno, Nevada
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Sparkling clean, comfortable, spacious very nice rooms. Staff was very helpful and kind. Excellent BBQ in outdoor restaurant. Very good complementary breakfast and we had the BEST COFFEE in Panama. Meeting rooms were well equiped and comfortable. We had an inside room, overlooking the pool and gardens on second floor. I will ask for it again.

1 Thank GingeeBattleBorn
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2011

We stay at the Nacional 4 or 5 times a year and the service is fantastic. The room is comfortable and the crew at the hotel are helpful, friendly and professional. They have a huge pool, a pizza restaurant, a buffet breakfast and lunch and a nightly BBQ. There is also a movie theater and a casino. We think it's... More 

1 Thank crkati
Brooksville, Maine
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37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2011

Very nice hotel in the heart of the city. Small but clean room. Breakfast buffet had ample choices. Welcome drink upon arrival. Has swimming pool, 6 small cinemas, and a casino across the street. Short walk to Plaza de Armas and many shops.

1 Thank swaskilewicz

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Nacional is located in the heart of David´s banking and commercial Center, Capital of Chiriqui Province completely remodeled. Its surroundings are great to spend a good vacation with your family, also to plan the business meetings, weddings, seminars, etc.Our comfortable rooms, Jr. Suites, Pool–Side, Master Suites, are mostly furnished with two double beds, and some are equipped with king or queen sizes.There are 3 restaurants on property: the Coffee Shop serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the daily exquisite lunch-buffet, the Italian–Pizza Restaurant offers “A la carte” all day from lunch to dinner, furthermore the Gazebo, located in the small Tropical Garden, the room transforms every night to a Barbecue Restaurant with a salad-bar.For your evening activities the hotel offers “Multicinema” with 6 theater, plus Las Vegas style Casino open 24 hours.Gran Hotel Nacional, “More than a Tradition, a Chiriqui Heritage”. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Nacional

Address: Avenida Central | P.O. Box 378, David 0426, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range: ₹ 6,361 - ₹ 7,113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Nacional 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel David
Gran Hotel Nacional David, Panama - Chiriqui
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“internet is best closest to the main lobby”
 of 5 bubbles louisd789, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Love the rooms with decks by the bar for an extended stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 925barbaraa, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The biggest rooms have 2 beds. We always opt for the king bed which is still a really ample room.”
 of 5 bubbles 247lisec, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“"Inside" rooms, facing or looking down on pool and patio, are quieter than those facing a street.”
 of 5 bubbles theeggman2014, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“This hotel has free wifi but it didn't work in my room. Insist on having WORKING wifi!”
 of 5 bubbles bobkattkg, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
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