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Hotel Alcala
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in David
Certificate of Excellence
Riverside, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Clean, affordable, friendly staff”
Reviewed October 28, 2010

My experience was great, big rooms and showers, very clean, and a restaurant down stairs. And overall, a centric location near a bus terminal to all cities. The price is affordable.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2010

My Panamanian boyfriend and I stayed three times in this hotel and found it excellent value. It is located about five minutes by foot from the central square in David, the capital of Chiriqui Province. The front desk staff is correct and friendly, although not overwhelmingly welcoming. You have to pay in advance for the first night. The room rate was 29,60 USD for one person and 33 USD for double occupancy in a room with one queen size bed (add 6 USD for a two-bed room). Each room is painted in a different color (light green, blue, rosé or yellow) and has cable TV and phone. Most of them are quite spacious and all are spotless and incredibly clean. The hotel is very popular, especially among Panamanians, so book ahead if you are planning to stay over the weekend. It is currently being amplified to satisfy the growing demand. Free WiFi is available and works best in the WiFi zones of the hotel. Another pro of this hotel is the attached inexpensive restaurant: It offers good food and drinks and the staff is friendly and relaxed. They also offer room service and charge only half a dollar extra for bringing you the food, as far as I remember.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Quepos, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2009

The room had a/c, cable-tv, wireless and private bathroom for 29$ / night. The room was pretty dark but clean. They have a nice inexpensive restaurant with room service. Located between central plaza and bus terminal (5 min walk each). Recomendable...

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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hppycts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2009

This hotel is your clean, basic, no-frills hotel. The rooms are large with a desk and a chair. Very little character. However, if all you're looking for is a clean place to stay, this works.

Also note, that it's just a little closer to the train station then a lot of other hotels. If you're carrying luggage to the train station in 90 degree weather, you really want to be on that side of downtown. I stayed here twice.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Panama
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Reviewed September 26, 2008

This hotel is centally located to many stores in downtown David. It is a clean, simple, quiet hotel, with a very satisfactory restaurant, amiable service and great capucino. Friends had recommended the hotel and since they made the reservations, for the first time I visited a hotel that was not reviewed. The room is simple. Clean, bed, desk, night tables, no reading lamps, great cable TV with english, friendly and polite staff, WIFI and internet machines for $1.00. Left some purchases in the storage room, requested a transport to pick up and everything was delivered to the ultimate destination. Loved the food, especially the capucino's, the staff and the central location.
David is not a destination of choice, but the Hotel Alcala was a pleasant surprise.

  • Liked — Quiet room
  • Disliked — Lack of amenities, but expected for the price
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Alcala
Address: Avenida 3a Este, Calle D Norte, David, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in David
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alcala 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 2011 we remodeled the Hotel Alcala to give our customers modern and comfortable rooms with 32" LCD and electronic door locks.Hotel Alcala is located in the center of the city of David, a few meters from the bus station, national postal and modern Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Park. Furthermore, we are in the commercial and banking area, which we save time and money when you shop.For ecotourism please contact the Chiriqui highlands and visit the towns of Boquete and Cerro Punta, where you can enjoy its pleasant climate and admire the diverse flora and fauna; and if you are looking for beaches we have several being the most visited Las Lajas or the Barqueta.So you know, on your next trip to the province of Chiriquí, we offer our convenient facilities to make your visit the best stay. ... more   less 
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