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Hotel Alcala

Avenida 3a Este, Calle D Norte, David, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Valencia, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Alcala is a very good hotel bargain. It was a blessing after the long drive from Chitre to David. The government is adding more lanes to the main highway and the trip can take up to 4 1/2 hours. When we got to the hotel it was raining hard; we were pleasantly surprised because the hotel has indoor parking... More 

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Boquete
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent four and a half months in this hotel, waiting for the builders to finish our house in Boquete! The rooms were kept clean and beds made fresh every day but we found the rooms a bit claustrophobic and very simply furnished! Still, for $25 a night we could not complain. The restaurant on the ground... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were en route from Costa Rica to Pedasi so stayed overnight here. It is within walking distance from the bus station and has a good restaurant with reasonable prices so we ate there in the evening.The receptionist Betsay was very helpful and we found the bed comfortable and the room clean with a/c which was a bonus. There were... More 

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Costa Rica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had to stay one night in David and picked this place because of the good reviews and the low cost. It is very basic but clean. The room is very small and just barely fits a full size bed. The bathroom is also very tiny. I sat on the toilet and my knees almost touched the wall across (and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I must admit when i saw the price of under $50/night for two queen beds, I had mediocre expectations. Hotel Alcala surpassed them. It is newly remodeled, clean, and a 5 minute walk from the Bus Terminal. The restaurant had great breakfast and coffee, though we didn't eat any other meals there because the Mar Del Peru and Parmigiano looked... More 

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Manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Found this online via booking.com as we were looking to break our journey between Farallon and Bocas. Really pleased we chose it. $55 for a room with two double beds, good choice of English TV channels, great shower. Staff are polite, friendly, helpful and professional. A short taxi ride from bus station and close to local shops, market, park etc.... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have travelled many times to David Chiriqui and have found many options to stay. This time I decided to stay at Alcala Hotel, which is very close to the transportation terminal and just blocks away from downtown. Getting a cab or taxi in David is very easy (easier than Panama City). Their personnel is very friendly. Comfortable rooms.

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Tampa, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
60 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This hotel was very close to the center of town. It was a great place to use if you're stopping over in David. I found this hotel to be very comfortable and convenient with location. The room came with a nice queen-sized bed and WiFi. The bathroom has walk-in shower with hot water. There is a restaurant onsite with drinks... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed one night at Hotel Alcala in David, Panamá. Very Clean rooms, restaurant on property, friendly staff, good water presure in shower, free wifi and cable tv also had dinner in restaurant, good food and good prise.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This hotel is perfect for someone on a budget. It is clean and the staff is friendly. I recommend it highly! This hotel was utilized for a period of one week. It is extremely good value. There are many restaurants nearby. It is a good location for travelling to Boquete which I was doing all week.

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Address: Avenida 3a Este, Calle D Norte, David, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 106
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Hotel Alcala Panama/David

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