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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The historic nature of the hotel is amazing - photographs of the hotel and Panama in the early days and different stars that visited the hotel and sports figures from Panama; the beautiful wooden carved doors on all of the hotel rooms. The restaurant was very good and the servings were immense. The waiter was attentive and helped us with our Spanish. Definitely try the Greek salad - enough for two or more meals! Breakfast was good also with eggs made to order.
Across the street from the casino if you are into gambling.

Room Tip: Ground floor room is convenient to pool, restaurant and lobby.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Gran Hotel Naci... G, Gerente at Gran Hotel Nacional, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks you very much for your comment. It is a pleasure for us to attend you. Our wooden carved doors were made in Honduras by a local artesan. They were made specially for our Hotel. We our so proud that our meals fullfilled your satisfaction. We have a speccially staff that prepare the better tipical meals of the country.
We appreciate your opinion.
We wait your visit soon.
Thank you

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Gran Hotel Nacional is a wonderful stay. The rooms are spacious. The restaurants are great especially the outdoor barbecue. Have stayed here numerous times yet this time exceptional for the new fitness center. It used to be a little hole in the wall, now it has numerous machines, weights and lots of space.
A delightful place. The city of David is ever changing as well with new developments and modern shops.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Gran Hotel Naci... G, Gerente at Gran Hotel Nacional, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017
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Muchas Gracias por su comentarios para todo el staff del Gran Hotel Nacional es un placer poder servirle y muchas gracias por el reconocimiento al esfuerzo que estamos realizando para la renovación de nuestra planta física.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and great service. Pool side suite was amazing with its own private patio to enjoy. BOth restaurants have excellent food couple with great service. This was my third time returning to this hotel and it has yet to let me down. 5 stars all around

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Gran Hotel Naci... G, Gerente at Gran Hotel Nacional, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank for you message
Allways to services...

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Traveling in Panama for a couple of weeks. Stayed here twice. Prices are lower than usual because they are doing a facelift on the place. Understood the construction noise and the paint smell but we were very unhappy on the second stay with the total lack of hot water. Breakfast was good, wide enough selection that everyone should find something. The orange juice they serve is fantastic.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

After 2 nights at the luxurious Grace Panama, and then the marginal Radisson in Colon, we almost left this hotel at check in. This is a tired, old hotel, although they have renovations and painting in process. The spa is not open. My room and those I saw need a good deep cleaning. Floors were sticky, some different hairs in the bedding. Wifi was spotty in our rooms, worked better outside.

The service was actually very good, especially Gabriel at the front desk. Excellent barbeque restaurant outside and decent Latin-American Italian food inside. Pizza was pretty good, mixed grill and grilled fish outside were both very good.

Beds were comfy enough to stay 2 nights, though I would only return without a better option.

We were told the neighborhood around the hotel is not safe for walking in the night. The presence of armed security guards in bulletproof vests and razor wire around restaurants and houses, was somewhat off putting.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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