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Somersworth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 19 August 2014

First time in David, so not sure how to compare with other hotels in the city, but Hotel Occidental is what I would expect from a modest hotel in a developing area. Rooms were small to OK in size, relatively clean, but hot water wasn't working (not a big deal since we were on a mission trip working outdoors most...

Thank MissionsDoorRick
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 July 2014

After seeing a selection of horrible to mediocre rooms, the receptionist offered a reasonable deal on the two corner suites (we were travelling with two couples). Those were huge and light and had a good bed. Overall the hotel is in desperate need of a sprouse up. But it was fine for one night :)

Thank Iris V
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I have stayedm here many times and found it to be one of the most comfortable hotels in central america. the place is clean and the price is fair. its right downtown infront of the central park! everything you need is two minuites away. the is a really good restaurant on the first floor that has room service and really...

4Thank Charle A
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 2 February 2014

A mistake was made when we were showed to our room. We asked for a simple room with a fan for $20.90, and were shown a room with air-con. We paid for the room, at the above rate, which was a mistake. Management found out we paid the basic rate for a much pricier room, but gave it to us....

Thank NewMexicoScraps
The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 25 July 2013

My next Lookie – Lookie was out to the Far West of Panama – the city of Puerto Armuelles [PA]. To reach PA, I took a bus again from the Albrook Terminal to the city of David [pronounced Dā-veed’. It is a nice 6 hour ride made more pleasant by the quality of the bus, the varying panorama of the...

1Thank EGAdams
Reviewed 9 July 2013

It's pretty cheap and so so much better than another hostel we looked at before hand which charged the same amount for a dark dungeon-eque room. The room was nice and the staff were pretty friendly but for a second city David is nothing to write home about. We just stayed a night between buses from Panama City to Boquete...

2Thank MaaikePC
Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 August 2012

This hotel is located in the middle of David town and is conveniently close to all shops and restaurants. The rooms have AC and tv although the tv channels are mainly Spanish language only. The rooms are functional and clean and good value for the money charged. If you need somewhere to stay and are passing thru David you could...

2Thank robbo2804
Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Hotel Occidental is the best you can get for less than $30/night in David. Big rooms with nice bathroom. I enjoyed the big balcony. And they have a helpful, polite staff. In the same building you find Multi Café with good, cheap food. For sure, I will come back to Occidental.

2Thank KellArent
Marbleton, Quebec
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We were surprised by the size of our extremely large room! As for docoration, go somewhere else! Drab walls and furniture. One strange feeling, when we went on the large balcony overlooking the park, we met 3 American seniors that spend the whole year in this hotel. Their large bedrooms equiped with cooking stove and large storage units furniture. Service...

3Thank PierreD861
New Jersey
Reviewed 15 November 2011

The reviews I read in tripadvisor really helped me. Arrived in David by bus without a reservation. Used wifi at the bus station to get the name of the hotel. Two dollar taxi ride and they had a room available. At first I was disappointed being led to the back of the hotel but soon realized how quiet it was....

2Thank jodiog

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Hotel Occidental

Address: Ubicado en la Avenida 3, Calle 4 | Frente al Parque Cervantes, David 0426, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range: $48 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Occidental 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Some rooms have balconies overlooking the town square”
 of 5 bubbles MissionsDoorRick, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the hotel are quiet, but I prefer being close to the balcony (front). Reservation can be made at hoteleraoccidental@hotmail.com”
 of 5 bubbles KellArent, 29 Jun 2012 | Read review
“It's quieter in the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jodiog, 14 Nov 2011 | Read review
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