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Gran Hotel Nacional
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in David
Boston
1 review
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“Terrible”
Reviewed 21 May 2007

Aweful service, RUde staff and the rooms don't come with necesity items.
Bring your own shampoo, iron, soap and blowdryer.
Very expensive compare to other hotels in the area.

  • Disliked — Service and ammenities.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled on business
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central america
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2007

Very affordable clean hotel rooms and amenities. We liked that we could walk around at night and see some of the city and there were cinemas and stores and a casino close so we never needed to drive.
The staff were very friendly!

  • Liked — the affordable price and clean rooms
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Averill Park, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2007

We stayed at the Gran Hotel Nacional while touring the provinces of Panama. The front desk people spoke primarily Spanish, of course, but there was always someone available with whom we could converse in English on duty in the hotel. Room was a very large, clean, bright place in the old European style of high ceilings and solid furnishings. Nice bathroom, tiled, with plenty of hot water (not always a Panamanian luxury!). Very good food at the hotel restaurant, with a friendly and attentive wait staff. Complimentary rum drink with dinner. Lovely large pool with water slide.

Stayed April 2007
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4 Thank NewYorkKaren44
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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2007

-I booked directly through the hotels website
-Have stayed there every year for years
-The manager runs a tight ship, hotel is well maintained-constantly maintained, cleaned--painted, repaired.
-The rooms are well maintained, cleaned promptly, etc.
-The swimming pool is large, clean, wonderful grounds
-Parking is strained with the large casino across the street
-Reception is great, efficient
-Restaurants are excellent
-Need free internet access for guests
-Best hotel in David, good kicking off point for things to see and do in Chiriqui Province

Stayed February 2007
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3 Thank curundu
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Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2006

General Manager was rude to my friends yelling and cursing them out in front of everyone in the lobby area



  • Liked — Casino
  • Disliked — Rude manager and rooms don't offer shampoos iron etc nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Go to other hotels, they might no have a pool but you would pay half the price and with better service
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Priveonline
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2006

The Gran Nacional is a good hotel and the perfect place to stop if you are making the drive to Bocas Del Toro. It is in a great location within walking distance to many restaurants. It is by far the nicest hotel in David and is a dependable choice. The rooms are not beautiful but they are clean, have AC and the showers are hot. They have several decent restaurants in the hotel and a nice pool.

Stayed June 2006
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Nacional

Property: Gran Hotel Nacional
Address: Avenida Central | P.O. Box 378, David 0426, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in David
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Nacional 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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 
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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel David

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