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Gran Hotel Nacional

Avenida Central P.O. Box 378, David 0426 Panama
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#4 of 22 hotels in David
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”.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Children's television networks
Free airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Aab wrote a review Jul 2021
8 contributions
Hotel room smelled. We asked to move and they showed a room that was under construction and offered another. This room had faulty AC. We decided to leave and asked for refund. The owner advised we needed to cancel via bookong.com but we were unable to do so as we had already checked in. He would not refund...we left and booked elsewhere. The next day booking.com advised that the hotel had informed us of a no show. That was incorrect, we showed, we paid, we were not given a decent room. Owner would not refund and booking.com were unable or unwilling to help us get our money back. Avoid both hotel and booking.com at all costs.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Elena L wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is an old hotel with the real taste of the city of David. I was there for a week while my husband was on buisness. The hotel is clean, quiet, and confortable. Breakfast was included and it is very panamenean. I liked it very much. They have a nice big pool where you can lap swim. The staff is incredible. I would have dinner at the pool area where the have grill. I had the langostinos a las brazas for two consecutive evenings! Delicious. I loved the hotel. Would never change it for a new lux hotel. It has a good location where you can go shop at a small galería. Ernesto at the grill area he was the waiter, he was special and the young man in charge of the grill was a great chef. Go for the real taste of David!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from yetzabeth chacon, Ventas at Gran Hotel Nacional
Responded 19 Apr 2021
We appreciate your such good comments. We are happy and proud that our facilities, meals and services provided by the hotel team have been to your complete satisfaction. We will tell the chef the good comments and congratulations from him. We hope to see you again.
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bellashomeimprovemen wrote a review Jan 2020
Rockville, Maryland1 contribution
Nice location in front of Casino, big parking lot. Beautiful pool, safe place to stay. Good service, the food are delicious. The service is good, everything is clean. I recommend the barbecue at the restaurant in front of the pool.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Mobile67394833932, Director de Recepción at Gran Hotel Nacional
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear customer, we are proud to know that I fully enjoy your stay, our facilities and the hotel restaurants. The staff strives every day so that guests have the best possible attention. We hope to visit us again.
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darellc1 wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver, Canada63 contributions43 helpful votes
Don't let my title mislead you, the Gran Hotel National is amazingly a trip.....a trip back in time....some of it the 40's, some of it the 60's, but all of it totally worthwhile and and exceptional value. The city of David, not so much. I loved the old world ambiance at this hotel. The hotel is shaped like a large "U", with an outside bar, pool and cabanas on one side of the pool, a large gym is opposite the hotel facing the pool. You can envision scarface and that famous line about "....my little friend"....I loved this place.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: we had a room overlooking the street and there was a large festival happening, it was great.
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Response from Mobile67394833932, Director de Recepción at Gran Hotel Nacional
Responded 20 Feb 2020
We are very proud to know that your stay is everything you expected and more. The Grand National Hotel is specially designed for guests to enjoy their entire stay. We are pleased that you have enjoyed our gym that has a variety of modern and special exercise machines. We hope to have your visit again and if you return to the city do not hesitate to contact us.
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FortWorthJeffie wrote a review Dec 2019
Azle, Texas462 contributions130 helpful votes
Excited about staying there as it is a historic hotel. Took the upper floor suite. Loved the lobby and looking at the historic pictures on the wall. Disappointed in the suite though. Could have been so much better. Spent a decent amount of money for the room. Wish I would have downgraded (less expensive room). Doors were pretty cool but for a historic hotel they need to get rid of the magnetic cards. Go back to a keyed door. Breakfast was included. Would I go go back? No I would not. The hotel is distance from the central plaza. Only transportation I had were my feet. Casino though was right across the street if your into that.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Go for a less expensive room. I had the suite for a night and could have had the same historical...
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Response from Mobile67394833932, Director de Recepción at Gran Hotel Nacional
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Magnetic keys is the best control for your security, since with the magnetic key you identify people who enter and leave the rooms, so the magnetic keys are used 95% in hotels in the world. The Gran Hotel Nacional is located in the central and banking area of the city of David, we are located just two blocks from the Cervantes Park and in a circle no larger than 1 km we can find supermarkets, restaurants, banks, movie theater, library, casino, pharmacy, clothing stores, shoe stores, coffee shop, car rental agencies, bus stop and the constant passage of taxis, etc. It was a pleasure to have him as our guest, we would like to have your visit again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Hotel Nacional
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Hotel Nacional?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de San Jose de David (0.2 km) and Raices de Panama (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Hotel Nacional?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gran Hotel Nacional?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Gran Hotel Nacional?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gran Hotel Nacional?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Hotel Nacional?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Stylo, Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante, and Cafe Rincon Libanes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran Hotel Nacional?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Gran Hotel Nacional have airport transportation?
Yes, Gran Hotel Nacional offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gran Hotel Nacional located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of David.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gran Hotel Nacional?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gran Hotel Nacional offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.