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Ubicado en la Avenida 3, Calle 4 | Frente al Parque Cervantes, David, Panama
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Hotel Occidental
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in David
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First time in David, so not sure how to compare with other hotels in the city, but Hotel Occidental is what I would expect from a modest hotel in a developing area. Rooms were small to OK in size, relatively clean, but hot water wasn't working (not a big deal since we were on a mission trip working outdoors most... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After seeing a selection of horrible to mediocre rooms, the receptionist offered a reasonable deal on the two corner suites (we were travelling with two couples). Those were huge and light and had a good bed. Overall the hotel is in desperate need of a sprouse up. But it was fine for one night :)

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have stayedm here many times and found it to be one of the most comfortable hotels in central america. the place is clean and the price is fair. its right downtown infront of the central park! everything you need is two minuites away. the is a really good restaurant on the first floor that has room service and really... More

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Portland, Maine
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160 reviews 160 reviews
49 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

A mistake was made when we were showed to our room. We asked for a simple room with a fan for $20.90, and were shown a room with air-con. We paid for the room, at the above rate, which was a mistake. Management found out we paid the basic rate for a much pricier room, but gave it to us.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My next Lookie – Lookie was out to the Far West of Panama – the city of Puerto Armuelles [PA]. To reach PA, I took a bus again from the Albrook Terminal to the city of David [pronounced Dā-veed’. It is a nice 6 hour ride made more pleasant by the quality of the bus, the varying panorama of the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

It's pretty cheap and so so much better than another hostel we looked at before hand which charged the same amount for a dark dungeon-eque room. The room was nice and the staff were pretty friendly but for a second city David is nothing to write home about. We just stayed a night between buses from Panama City to Boquete... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This hotel is located in the middle of David town and is conveniently close to all shops and restaurants. The rooms have AC and tv although the tv channels are mainly Spanish language only. The rooms are functional and clean and good value for the money charged. If you need somewhere to stay and are passing thru David you could... More

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Odense, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Hotel Occidental is the best you can get for less than $30/night in David. Big rooms with nice bathroom. I enjoyed the big balcony. And they have a helpful, polite staff. In the same building you find Multi Café with good, cheap food. For sure, I will come back to Occidental.

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Marbleton, Quebec
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We were surprised by the size of our extremely large room! As for docoration, go somewhere else! Drab walls and furniture. One strange feeling, when we went on the large balcony overlooking the park, we met 3 American seniors that spend the whole year in this hotel. Their large bedrooms equiped with cooking stove and large storage units furniture. Service... More

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

The reviews I read in tripadvisor really helped me. Arrived in David by bus without a reservation. Used wifi at the bus station to get the name of the hotel. Two dollar taxi ride and they had a room available. At first I was disappointed being led to the back of the hotel but soon realized how quiet it was.... More

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Address: Ubicado en la Avenida 3, Calle 4 | Frente al Parque Cervantes, David, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Hotel Occidental Panama/David

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