March 17, Saturday, second day of the David Festival which runs for 10 days and attracts all from Panama and other neighbouring countries ( Costa-Rica, Colombia, etc).
That fair revolves around the Chiriqui province production of flowers, fruits and vegetables as well as bovine production.
Most hotels are booked ahead of time , so the vacant rooms left are either above normal prices or not particularly attractive ( shower floor in need of renovation).
So, I was lucky to find an ensuite room with a hot tub for two or three people and a regular separate shower.
A queen size bed with wooden frame, a hide-a-bed loveseat and an armchair , a round dining table with 4 padded chairs, a minifridge, a coffee maker with 2 cups,two glasses, two wine glasses, 2 night tables with lamps, a dresser with mirror and stool, a 2-3 foot-high flower jar with rich colors, all this adorns the room.
Four medium size towels with 2 foot towels are provided with 3 cinnamon scent candles.
Door opens with an electronic key card and an inside chain lock help provide security. A security doorman watches and front desk service is provided for 24 hours.
Wi-Fi free internet service ( good speed to watch a video ) as well as a flat panel TV cable with 50 stations in English and Spanish (CNN in English).
A glass door locked from the inside gives access to a balcony providing a view of the Central Park and the side streets.
I was on the top floor , one of two-floor hotel ; an elevator as well as a large flight of stairs with handrail give access to the floors. The lobby , more of a large alley, brings you to the front desk.
How much for one night in this Ensuite : 88 U.S. dollars.
What is missing ? Toilettries like shampoo, iron board, razors, shaving lather, etc though a douche is provided near the water closet.
Of course, air conditioning is provided and the room carries plenty of lighting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Chiriquí Province and to Puerta del Sol Hotel where you will feel the pleasure of being at home.We are located between 3rd Avenue and Central Street, at the commercial heart of David city and just 5 minutes away from Enrique Malek Airport. Our hotel offers 86 rooms, one restaurant, 3 meeting rooms and 2 parking lots, among other services that will make your visit to our province for business or for touristic purposes an unforgetable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puerta Del Sol David