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Spring, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

May have been a 'Gran' hotel 30-40 years ago, now just a tired old hotel. Floors in rooms were not clean, bathrooms old, hot water pressure in shower terrible, leaking toilet seal, shower door not locking closed. Dirty bathroom sink. Hotel needs a complete renovation (but keep the wooden carved doors). Staff not overly friendly. Second day, no water on...

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Shenzhen, China
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I highly recommend to choose this hotel. Management always look for ways to improve the facilities and add services to make one feel comfortable. Food is one of the best in the area. Request a room perhaps in the second or third floor as these seem to be larger than others. Hotel is also expanding and they will add a...

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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very comfortable rooms with a very nice staff. The internet is free and works. The rooms are large, well air conditioned and comfortable. Bathrooms are up to date, well maintained and clean. The hotel is well situated and convenient for visit to David or if you need a place while connecting to either an early flight or late arrival.

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Hector, New York, United States
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My favorite Hotel in David. We always stop on the way to our property in Calvario. I love a room by the pool. This trip we ate in the outside restaurant but I was still able to get my Italian fix from the venue inside. I love the complimentary Abuelo Rum welcome drink and the buffet breakfast. We are back...

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Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in the Gran Hotel Nacional! The staff welcomed us very friendly, some of the staff did speak English so that's great! The hotel is very beautiful like the room, it was great! The bed was so comfortable, bathroom is good and everything was very clean. The hotel has a lovely swimming pool with a bar,...

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We were looking for something reasonably priced. We are a pair of backpackers from Canada that just happened to be in the country of Panama during Festival. We googled hostels for months and months before but no availability. We thought we would "wing it" and hope there were some cancellations. Well,.....there weren't any lol! We googled Gran Nacional and loved...

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David, Panama
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We have stayed at the Gran Nacional on three different trips to David and we have always had wonderful service from all staff. The front desk clerks are especially helpful with obtaining transportation and because we speak very little Spanish, they often translate out destination to taxi drivers. The food is always wonderful and you never leave the Gran Nacional...

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Cataumet, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed one night at the beginning of our trip to Panama and one night at the end of our trip, as it was fairly close to the airport. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Loved the pool area and we had it to ourselves! Restaurant on location, and also a few places to eat within walking distance. Breakfast...

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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I love this property because it is so comfortable and spacious with a lovely quiet grounds area where we enjoy our evenings under the tree by the swimming pool. Food and service are always very good, the price is right. What's not to love? And the coffee bar in the morning ( always included) with the lovely buffet is a...

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Winnipeg
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We traveled to David with friends and checked into this hotel hoping for the best. We weren't disappointed. This lovely old hotel is located in the central business district of David. Streets are narrow and lots of cars and people. Hotel check-in staff were very helpful dealing with 4 non-Spanish speaking guests. Rooms were spotless and beds very comfy. Dining...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: RM418 - RM467 (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
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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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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