Gran Hotel Nacional
AddressAve Central Calle Central DavidSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
David’s largest hotel offers 119 modern yet fairly sterile rooms that are more suited to domestic businesspeople than travelers. But the hotel isn’t short on amenities, and the onsite bar-restaurant, pizzeria, casino and a six-screen cinema sweeten the deal. Some rooms, such as deluxe double room 140, look onto a leafy courtyard and large swimming pool – a plus in Panama's hottest city.
Our independent authors have visited Gran Hotel Nacional and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in David.
Description provided by property
Located in the business district of David, Gran Hotel Nacional offers an outdoor pool, tropical gardens, a 24-hour casino and a cinema. Each air-conditioned room has flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
The stylish rooms featuring bright contemporary décor and include orthopedic beds, a safe and a direct-dial telephone. The private bathrooms come with toiletries and a hairdryer.
The Gran Hotel’s restaurant opens daily and specializes in Italian cuisine, including pizza and pasta dishes. The hotel also offers barbecue–style dinners. A free Welcome Drink and free buffet breakfast are also offered.
Gran Hotel Nacional is situated next to the David Municipal Park and a 15-minute walk from David Bus Station. David International Airport is 5 km away.
The surrounding Chiriqui region is famous for its coffee and banana plantations. The Chiriqui Delta and La Barqueta Beach are within a 30-minute drive. Free parking is available at the hotel.
Please note that free round shuttle service from airport to the hotel can be booked. Please contact the property in advance to make the arrangements. Contact information can be found in your booking confirmation.
Services & facilities
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Facilities for disabled guests
- 24-hour front desk
- Restaurant (buffet)
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Free WiFi
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