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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I stayed there with my sisters for a couple of nights. First of all the fact that the rooms were so cool as opposed to the barbaric heat outside was amazing. The rooms were super clean (2 queen beds). We decided to go to the casino across the street and it was ok, as most people were not up. Front...

Thank Madridista078
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Decent hotel...a little dated. Room was comfortable enough. Gym is almost useless. Pool decent and deep. Had the BBQ at the restaurant - very tasty. Casino (which is across the street) was fun. Free breakfast is a full buffet and good food, specially before a long drive

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

You get what you pay for. If you are a tourist you won't be spending your day at the hotel, but when you get back, the bed is very comfortable. And the breakfast it's included and it's good. And the attention was fabulous. The staff make you feel welcome and they are very attentive.

Thank Dve_gh
Bocas Town, Panama
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Internet in the lobby,food at the Barbque was not good, tv's blaring destroying any hope of a relaxing evening meal.Suggest eating somewhere else. We felt the administration very indifferent to the fact there was no internet in our room both nights we stayed here, even though it is advertised that they have free internet.We felt it was a poor value...

Thank nerdowell_13
Veracruz, Mexico
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I got to this hotel by chance and found it was comfortable, clean and employees helpful. They offer free WiFi in the rooms and there was the only problem that I found, in my room the signal was poor at best and in the lobby it was ok but speed was slow. It is between the best places to stay...

Thank Luis K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Stayed here again, third time in last 16 months. It's the same ol' place. Rooms are spacious, clean, functional except for terribly slow wi fi, and lacking in-room lighting (some of us like to read at night). The pool and patio dining/bar are still attractive and clean. The lobby restaurant, however, present room for improvement in menu selections and food...

Thank theeggman2014
Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We (parents and our 11-year-old son) stayed at the Gran Hotel Nacional on our last night in Panama. We chose it because of its intown location and proximity to the David airport for our morning flight out the next day. They even have a convenient and free airport shuttle (<10 minutes), which was a nice bonus. We really enjoyed the...

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Everyone was very friendly. The breakfast had a good variety of foods, and the room was clean and comfortable. Convenient to local entertainment. Plenty of taxis to get you where you want to be quickly.

Thank Carl B
Cambutal, Panama
Reviewed 19 May 2015

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.

Thank TimR4444
Ojochal, Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 May 2015

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...

Thank OsaJohn

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Nacional is located in the heart of David´s banking and commercial Center, Capital of Chiriqui Province completely remodeled. Its surroundings are great to spend a good vacation with your family, also to plan the business meetings, weddings, seminars, etc.Our comfortable rooms, Jr. Suites, Pool–Side, Master Suites, are mostly furnished with two double beds, and some are equipped with king or queen sizes.There are 3 restaurants on property: the Coffee Shop serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the daily exquisite lunch-buffet, the Italian–Pizza Restaurant offers “A la carte” all day from lunch to dinner, furthermore the Gazebo, located in the small Tropical Garden, the room transforms every night to a Barbecue Restaurant with a salad-bar.For your evening activities the hotel offers “Multicinema” with 6 theater, plus Las Vegas style Casino open 24 hours.Gran Hotel Nacional, “More than a Tradition, a Chiriqui Heritage”. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Hotel Nacional

Address: Avenida Central | P.O. Box 378, David 0426, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range: $118 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Nacional 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel David
Gran Hotel Nacional Panama/David
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 of 5 bubbles Papito1, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“internet is best closest to the main lobby”
 of 5 bubbles louisd789, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Love the rooms with decks by the bar for an extended stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 925barbaraa, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The biggest rooms have 2 beds. We always opt for the king bed which is still a really ample room.”
 of 5 bubbles 247lisec, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“"Inside" rooms, facing or looking down on pool and patio, are quieter than those facing a street.”
 of 5 bubbles theeggman2014, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
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