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Hotel Ciudad de David
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in David
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“excellent amenities, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

The hotel is the most up to date in this city. As a woman alone, this hotel had more security features than most five star hotels. The pool a god send in this city, as it is very hot. You can bring your own cocktails to the pool area and be in your own world. Very private, no one uses the pool. The breakfast buffet is included in the cost, and was the best breakfast I had anywhere in Panama. A skirt steak dinner was $12.00! I went back a second time a week later and I got an excellent rate and a suite. It is business hotel, so sometimes the lobby changes for conventions.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

David is not a large town so it's a nice surprise to find a 4 star level hotel right in the middle of the city. The hotel is fairly new and so it has all the up to date ammenities like power shower, custom mattresses and pillows, safe large enough to hold your laptop and free parking. The morning breakfast included in the room cost is a full hot breakfast with a variety of food choices. It's also conveniently located just a few streets in from the Pan American Highway as well as only a block from the road to the beach. The restaurant in the hotel has a good variety menu at decent prices and if you are staying in the area for a few days, there are a dozen restaurants within walking distance. Service is not a high priority in Panama but it is at this hotel. They also offer free Wi-Fi as well as the free use of computers with printers in their office lounge. A good buy for a very good hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

This hotel is very modern and clean. The bar can be accessed from the lobby or from the restaurant “Stylo Resto-Bar”. The business center has three workstations linked to a quality printer/fax/scanner. The pool is small and you can find shade as it is in the center of the hotel (on the 3rd floor, I believe). Their workout room is limited, but enough to get a decent workout in. They also have a parking garage which is very nice although ‘tight’ … so if you have anything larger than a compact, you’ll need to be careful entering and exiting so you don’t scrape the sides of your car.

The staff at reception and in the restaurant are very friendly and helpful. By far some of the most ‘polished’ service individuals on the Pacific side of Panama.

Stylo is acceptable for eating dinner. David is somewhat limited on restaurant options, but we made a meal out of several appetizers and then finished with Flan de Coco con Crocante de Caramelo. Very rich and there was enough for three to get a couple of bites each.

Breakfast is also served in Stylo. You can tell that it is a place for the morning business crowd. And, we are not big fans of buffet breakfasts, but this one was actually very good. Plenty of protein options, breads, fruit, cereal, yogurt … there is something for everyone. Coffee was slow in coming and it was almost impossible to get a refill, but they were very busy that morning.

Now for the ROOMS. There were three of us and they were willing to bring in a hide-a-bed, but the room would have been way too small and crowded by adding a bed. So two of us had to get cozy in the double. The linens were very nice, plenty of pillows, and they had a lightweight duvet on the bed that made you feel comfortable and tucked in at night.

Nice amenities in the bathroom and good lighting (good for three women). The bedroom also has an HDTV flat screen T.V. and an in-room safe which is large enough for most laptop computers. All in all, very clean and comfortable in a contemporary style.

I wouldn’t consider this a luxury hotel, nor a boutique (with 103 rooms), but it is the nicest hotel in David.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

Visiting Panama several times for business, I find this to be the best place in town. Rooms are comfortable and restaurant is pretty good. Compared to any other place in town, this is THE hotel + restaurant.

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Sorocaba, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is by far the best hotel in David, the staff is friendly and the rooms are very nice. The breakfast is very good also.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Chic modern hotel with great amenities. Fitness room was well equipped and even had a sauna, in case you need a little more heat in the hottest city in the country.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

If there is such a thing as a MODERN & TROPICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD, this hotel deserves the highest rate. The city of David (located a sea level) in the province of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, is one of the hottest places in Panama (hot, as in very humid and hot temperature, averaging 32+ Celcius year round, some 98+ Fahrenheit), and this wonderful hotel, and its magnificent and friendly staff, represent a truly oasis of coolness, safety, modern amenities, and great food. We stayed there on Friday Feb/24/2012, and super was great, beer icy cold, and breakfast rich in tropical fresh fruits and local Panamanian specialties. Business center was very clean and organized, and the entire building was filled with English-Spanish touristic promotional materials about the entire country of Panama. Front desk staff was very knowledgeable, and willing to help you out with finding local places, and maps. The rooms are very modern, and extremely clean! Indeed a nice place to cool down!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Ciudad de David
Address: Calle D Norte, Ave 2da. Este, David, Panama
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Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in David
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ciudad de David 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The trendy 103-room Hotel Ciudad de David is the essence of urban sophistication – a stylish, contemporary retreat that somehow manages to soothe and inspire at once. Discerning executives and holiday travelers will find our intimate David hotel perfect for experiencing one of Panama’s largest cities and the capital city of Chiriquí Province, known as an epicenter of commerce, finance and agriculture. Situated just 10 minutes from Enrique Malek International Airport (DAV) and steps from scenic Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra Park, the Hotel Ciudad de David offers unmatched access to the city’s most prestigious corporations and popular tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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