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Gran Hotel Nacional

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Central | P.O. Box 378, David, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

With all the nice hotels in David, you need to put this one LAST on your list. Or better... Strike it off the list. This place is so bad I couldn't even make this up. 1 Rude staff that followed us from the restaurant, after checking in. Why? More money! 2 Count on them jacking up the rate because it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were put in a room that ac did not work. There was a confusion about what room we were assigned to. No ac in lobby or hallways and it is a long way to room. Room was ok. No frig or coffee. Location ok except broke gamblers asking for money from casino.

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great location! Entertainment just across the street with a Fiesta Casino and bar. The pool itself it really nice and you can order from there. Cazuela de mariscos is the best! Personnel is very corteous. The gentleman at the pool demonstrated interest by the guests needs. Once he noticed I needed a towel, I didn't even asked, he was right... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Gran Hotel Nacional was a very quaint property and I enjoyed my stay there. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. The front desk staff were very helpful especially Roberto Garay. I have to mention him for he was very accommodating to me and helpful during my stay. A very professional individual in his role. The wifi in this hotel... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a clean and easy to access hotel, I dropped my rental car down the street after driving from Panama City and exploring the Boquete area and David. Helpful front desk and a great pool side BBQ grill. Enjoyed a terrific steak, followed up by an evening swim.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Dated is right word, but it's pretty clean. Some rooms face noisy street, and interior acoustics can be a problem. Restaurant is just OK. Front desk staff very good, restaurant staff mostly very good. As value, it's OK. All rooms smallish, bathrooms very basic. Internet slow but reliable. Be prepared for lots of tourists, by the busload!

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

When booking my room I'd asked for a disabled friendly room, as I'm traveling with crutches & a broken leg. I understand if those rooms are not available, but what was disappointing is that there hadn't been any upfront communication by the hotel regarding this fact. When we checked in we were informed that the room may not be ready... More

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Alberta, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Lobby was WOW. Great check in because it was fast smooth,easy and painless. They were busy, but had the staff. I liked it. The room has a perfect size for the four of us,city view,wifi,TV’s are great...Plenty of channels for kids. The food at the restaurant downstairs amazing,kids love the pizza and ROOM service was prompt. The location of the... More

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Key Largo, Fl
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Room was clean but dated. We had a ground floor room with a small screened porch which would have been nice except there were no chairs and the back was overgrown. The outdoor bar/restaurant was good, the included continental breakfast was just o.k. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Although Wi-Fi was advertised, we had lots of problems getting connected. Dropped signal frequently. Very frustrating. Room was clean but very old and musty. Lots of noise from water pipes. Staff was polite and friendly and some spoke English. Moved to Hotel Ciudad de David. Much much better.

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Address: Avenida Central | P.O. Box 378, David, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Nacional 3*
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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel David
Gran Hotel Nacional Panama/David

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