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Gran Hotel Nacional

Avenida Central | P.O. Box 378, David, Panama
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in David
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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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Las Tablas, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on a nice property in a good part of town. It provided comfort, good rest, and pleasant environment. Food was good and the wait staff pleasant, Really enjoyed the look of the bar. Close to a movie theatre.

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in the Gran Hotel Nacional several times and have not been disappointed. This mature hotel is a great choice due to on-site Restaurants and pool. Activities across the street include Casino, movies, hair salon, restaurant, and 2 bars. The rooms have been recently refreshed with conveniences like nice linens, bed scarfs, rainfall shower heads, decent amenities (but... More 

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Beilen, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

David is not a great place to stay. It's a remote town but a hub to all kind of directions. if you are on the way to Boquete or just landed David is a place to rest a While. The Grand hotel Has a old spanish atmosphere which is Nice and gives the hotel glamour. The pool is a great... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

booked into the Gran Nacional on March 11. I was quoted a rate of $95 per night for March 11 and 12,and was given a price of $135 for March 13 as the David fair was in town. I agreed to those charges. I was late for my flight March 13 and in a rush and didn't stop at the... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are traveling in Central America on a budget-- save money somewhere else and stay at the Gran Nacional. Large, well lit rooms with comfy beds and great pillows. It is seventy years old a beautifully maintained. The buffet breakfast is included, the service is professional and attentive. The large television was a pleasant indulgence with a few English... More 

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First off - the front desk speaks fluent English - always a plus! This hotel is vintage, classy, steeped with history and lovely. Hey folks...it's not the Hard Rock in Panama City but it is more than acceptable hence the 4 stars not 3. Breakfast was ample and wonderful, serve is above average and the staff attentive. The doors in... More 

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had to laugh at some of the negative reviews of this hotel. It's a really nice place to stop and get cleaned up, but there appear to have been some cranky guests that didn't get instantaneous service. That was not our experience; there were a couple of issues (wifi connection, reservation) that were attended to immediately and positively. The... More 

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Cabanga, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a surprise, after 2 nights on the road from Costa Rica in marginal places, we really needed a good nights sleep in a QUIET Hotel. I have no complaints about this hotel, nice pool, good food, breakfast included, comfortable bed, staff friendly, convenient to walk around the town and safe neighborhood.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was my second stay at the hotel and I was disappointed. I asked for a pool-side room and the front desk said there were none available. (Did not see a single person come out of the pool-side rooms all day)! My room was dark, dank, and no internet! Had to sit out in the hallway next to a router... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

For this second visit, this time with 2 women friends, very disappointing. Had stayed previously with my husband, and had quite positive experience, in 2012. Service has never been their strong suit but previously a few staffers were the exception and were just fine. Now the rare person is interested in true customer service. We met exactly 1 at the... More 

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