Hotel Castilla

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4.0
#8 of 16 hotels in David
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Hotel Castilla their small hotel of choice when visiting David. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge while staying at Hotel Castilla. In addition, Hotel Castilla offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your David trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting David, Hotel Castilla is located a short distance from Parque Cervantes (1.8 mi) and Catedral de San Jose de David (3.1 mi).

If you’re looking for an Asian restaurant, consider a visit to Restaurante Nuevo Futuro, which is not far from Hotel Castilla.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Castilla as you experience all of the things David has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Avenue 3ra Este, David 0426 Panama
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 69 out of 100
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Enrique Malek Airport
Coto 47 Airport
57.5 km
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phkadel wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Castilla was an oasis of pleasantness in hot, noisy, dirty David. I don't know why anyone would go to David except, as we were doing, to catch a bus or plane to go elsewhere. The hotel was cool and quiet, clean, and had helpful front desk people. Centrally located. Decent restaurant attached to the hotel, which is a good thing, as the food offerings in David are not much. The internet didn't work in our rooms, though it did in the comfortable lobby. And, oddly, it has no windows that aren't frosted glass, so you can't see out of your room.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Silvia D wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great sleep at this property, clean, friendly staff and nice location. Our car was safely parked in their parking lot.

The air conditioning was not functioning and they changed us to another room.

Hotel has food options next door in a nice local restaurant, nothing fancy.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Marilyn C wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 2 nights after an 8-hour bus ride from San Jose, CR before continuing on to Panama City. Hotel is centrally located on a busy street, across from a lovely park and down the block from a large grocery store. It is right in the heart of a very lively area. Taxis are plentiful around the hotel, and it's only a $2 taxi ride to the bus station. Hotel staff were polite, helpful, and professional. Good WiFi in the room. There was a small flat screen TV, but no English-language channels. The shower was hot and had good pressure.

The hotel lobby was modern, but dimly lit, as were the hallways. The room was old, dreary, and nondescript-- just a bed, desk, desk chair, and TV. Some rooms also have a side chair. The lighting in the room was very poor and the window in the room was blacked out. You couldn't see out the window or tell if it were night or day. The air conditioner was so loud that it sounded like a generator. I moved to another room, but the a/c was only slightly quieter. Besides the air conditioner, the room was quiet. I didn't hear any street noise or noisy guests inside the hotel

The hotel was cheap, so I wasn't expecting luxury. However, based on the TA reviews I expected something a little nicer. This is just a place to lay your head. I wouldn't stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Allen T wrote a review Feb 2013
Ridgeland, Mississippi
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is in the heart of David. You can walk out and go to the main square in the city center. Grocery store and restaurants are close by. The wifi is AMAZING. great signal all over the hotel. Staff was friendly. I also have a great fear of bed bugs. The hotel has been bed bug free. At least my room has 228. I would recommend this hotel as a nice hotel to in David. The air is also nice and cold. Stay here for business and pleasure. The only thing that might bother people are the really flat pillows. I liked them, but others could complain.
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Helen S wrote a review Jan 2012
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We end up there for Christmas eve and it was great fun. People are still on the streets till 11pm buying gifts. We were told that after 11pm is a family time/dinner and at 1am people go dancing. We checked 2 hotels: 4* Hotel “Nacional” - $93 per 2 pp room, $126 for 4 pp room included breakfast buffet, pool, spa, very spacious rooms, located 1 block from the main street. We read that lunch buffet is great there. Our hotel was 3* Hotel “Castilla” located right on the city square, $38 per 2 pp room. Very nice place with its own restaurant (try “white lady” for dinner, fish with seafood and white sauce on top), great decorations/ paintings and underground parking. It is also just 1 block from 24 hrs supermarket.
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Date of stay: December 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bruce M wrote a review Jul 2010
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I think this hotel should be on he hotels section not B&Bs, its the one thats on the main square of David.

We were not expecting a relaxing night in David, as it was to be a transit stop on our way through Central America. Very pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Castilla, exceptionally clean, modern, great amenities, quiet, qith a great restaurant. Make sure you get the Lemon tart, the best dessert Ive tasted in my 37 & a bit years on the planet! lovely welcoming service too, from the restaurant staff, an excellent introduction to Panama and its charming people.
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Date of stay: May 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fariaz14 wrote a review Jan 2013
fariaz14
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The day we got there there was a some kind of market expo in nearby town so all hotels were booked we thought we were lucky to find find this hotel, i was told the only room avaibaile was a suite i took it, next day we found we had been biten by bed bugs. it is a long story but i will end it here. It is infested with bed bugs.
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Date of stay: January 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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ron e wrote a review Dec 2012
Austin, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stopover for a couple of days while touring Panama. Beautiful tiled and clean hotel. Big one bedroom, queen, great shower, all amenities, Wifi. Great value. David is bustling travel hub for Panama. Beauty Salon on one side, nice cafeteria on the other. Did not use in house restaurant.
Saw new "Skyfall" release in English at a movie house around the corner. Plenty of shops, market and stores in easy walking distance. Reception and staff could not have been kinder.
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Date of stay: November 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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RareGator wrote a review Jan 2012
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a US citizen and hold a Panamanian resident card. I regularly stay at the Castilla for value price, security, and a peaceful atmosphere.
As mentioned many times before the Castilla has clean rooms,
although they are bit small if you are travelling with a companion.
For those who are somewhat physically challenged, you need to be
aware that there is no elevator. There are no first floor rooms that I could observe. But the front desk staff will muscle your bags to your room on the second or third floor.
There is a good buffet to the left of the Castilla as you exit.
For those that want to meet a bunch of resident americans &canadians
travel 200 feet to the right as you exit the Castilla. There you will see the Ibis Hotel. Go up the streetside staircase to the second floor.
You will find a bar owned by Peter, a canadian, who has the best happy hour and regular drink prices in town. The bar has a great view
to watch the locals in the city park across the street.
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Be polite, smile, and ask for a larger room at the smaller room rate. Some of the rooms have...
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ngehbej wrote a review Jan 2012
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I like this place! It's clean and modern and right downtown for only $39 (single room). It has real hot water and a good restaurant too! My choice if I ever have to stay in David again.
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Janie S asked a question Feb 2016
Abilene, Texas
is your hotel pet friendly
Janie S asked a question Feb 2016
Abilene, Texas
Is it pet friendly
Orliria O asked a question Oct 2015
Chillan, Chile
Hola, tiene piscina?
Loretta K wrote a tip Dec 2018
Vancouver66 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if there is a room farthest away from traffic."
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Sheldon S wrote a tip Nov 2018
Ferndale, California103 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"great price hotel in David"
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Brutiffany wrote a tip Apr 2017
Grande Prairie, Canada258 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The interior rooms do not have a window, but they are also fairly quiet."
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Hugo G wrote a tip Mar 2017
Los Angeles, California15 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room not facing the front street, they are quieter."
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katrien0708 wrote a tip Feb 2017
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia33 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Next door is a good restaurant, ...."
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68
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HOTEL CASTILLA

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Castilla
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Castilla?
Nearby attractions include Catedral de San Jose de David (0.00 km), Raices de Panama (0.08 km), and Wanderlust Store (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Castilla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Castilla?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Castilla?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Castilla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Stylo, Cafe Rincon Libanes, and Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Castilla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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