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“Great location, Great price, great restaurant down below”
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Hotel Alcala
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in David
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Stay at the Alcala and you won't have any surprises. You will know the rate, have great security, clean rooms and good food. This is not 5 star and there are better hotels in David but most of them are also more expensive. Save your money, I mean, it is only for sleeping mostly right? And use it for other more important things!

One thing though, there is no elevator and all the rooms are up a pretty high flight of stairs. There usually are no bellboys to carry your luggage.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank tarzantheman
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

My experience was great, big rooms and showers, very clean, and a restaurant down stairs. And overall, a centric location near a bus terminal to all cities. The price is affordable.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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2  Thank bernard008
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

My Panamanian boyfriend and I stayed three times in this hotel and found it excellent value. It is located about five minutes by foot from the central square in David, the capital of Chiriqui Province. The front desk staff is correct and friendly, although not overwhelmingly welcoming. You have to pay in advance for the first night. The room rate was 29,60 USD for one person and 33 USD for double occupancy in a room with one queen size bed (add 6 USD for a two-bed room). Each room is painted in a different color (light green, blue, rosé or yellow) and has cable TV and phone. Most of them are quite spacious and all are spotless and incredibly clean. The hotel is very popular, especially among Panamanians, so book ahead if you are planning to stay over the weekend. It is currently being amplified to satisfy the growing demand. Free WiFi is available and works best in the WiFi zones of the hotel. Another pro of this hotel is the attached inexpensive restaurant: It offers good food and drinks and the staff is friendly and relaxed. They also offer room service and charge only half a dollar extra for bringing you the food, as far as I remember.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank topautorin
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

The room had a/c, cable-tv, wireless and private bathroom for 29$ / night. The room was pretty dark but clean. They have a nice inexpensive restaurant with room service. Located between central plaza and bus terminal (5 min walk each). Recomendable...

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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2  Thank JensHammer
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

This hotel is your clean, basic, no-frills hotel. The rooms are large with a desk and a chair. Very little character. However, if all you're looking for is a clean place to stay, this works.

Also note, that it's just a little closer to the train station then a lot of other hotels. If you're carrying luggage to the train station in 90 degree weather, you really want to be on that side of downtown. I stayed here twice.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank hppycts
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Reviewed 26 September 2008

This hotel is centally located to many stores in downtown David. It is a clean, simple, quiet hotel, with a very satisfactory restaurant, amiable service and great capucino. Friends had recommended the hotel and since they made the reservations, for the first time I visited a hotel that was not reviewed. The room is simple. Clean, bed, desk, night tables, no reading lamps, great cable TV with english, friendly and polite staff, WIFI and internet machines for $1.00. Left some purchases in the storage room, requested a transport to pick up and everything was delivered to the ultimate destination. Loved the food, especially the capucino's, the staff and the central location.
David is not a destination of choice, but the Hotel Alcala was a pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled on business
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5  Thank Wold
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Alcala

Address: Avenida 3a Este, Calle D Norte, David, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in David
Price Range: £31 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alcala 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 2011 we remodeled the Hotel Alcala to give our customers modern and comfortable rooms with 32" LCD and electronic door locks.Hotel Alcala is located in the center of the city of David, a few meters from the bus station, national postal and modern Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Park. Furthermore, we are in the commercial and banking area, which we save time and money when you shop.For ecotourism please contact the Chiriqui highlands and visit the towns of Boquete and Cerro Punta, where you can enjoy its pleasant climate and admire the diverse flora and fauna; and if you are looking for beaches we have several being the most visited Las Lajas or the Barqueta.So you know, on your next trip to the province of Chiriquí, we offer our convenient facilities to make your visit the best stay. ... more   less 
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