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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

5.0 of 5 340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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philadelphia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the JW in mid-November, right after the Panamanian holidays in early November (our stay was during the middle of the week). This was the PERFECT timing, as we basically had the resort and the beach to ourselves. No fighting over the cabanas/lounge chairs or vying for the attention of staff. Also, just to note, its about a... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our great service, friendly staff and fabulous location. Our guests are always our priority; please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is here and would love to have you back again. On behalf of Richard, Luis, Orlando, Lisseth, Larissa, Aura, Javier,... More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Marriott has an excellent reputation and it deserves it. The rooms are well done, but what is more important is the service. While the understandable language problems there is no reluctance to go beyond the customary service from everyone from the front desk to the Spa workers. The best example is when my wife was trying to find medicine for... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the review. It is always a pleasure to see positive reviews on Tripadvisor; so we greatly appreciate it. On behalf of the entire JW Marriott Panama Family - thank you for your kind words- very much appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As far as location goes, Rio Hato is not a great place if you are in Panama to actually see Panama, but the JW is a great place to stop on your way to other locations. This JW is up to the JW standard I am used to. Wonderfully comfortable room with nice décor, great pool that gives you some... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow! Sounds like you experienced a perfect stay! We are very glad to hear that our family members contributed in making your stay a superb one. We have shared your comments with our Executive Chef. Thanks for your suggestions. Come back soon! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Vermont USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is gracious, attentive, friendly & professional (thank you Orlando, Lisseth and most everyone). Tasteful and elegant rooms and common areas. Lovely beach and pools (the birds add a tropical flair and a few droppings). Buffet breakfast is wonderful.....dinners are pricey but so delicious. Overall a great welcoming resort.

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the review. It is always a pleasure to see positive reviews on Tripadvisor; so we greatly appreciate it. We have shared your excellent comments with Lisseth Camargo at Front Desk and Orlando Sanchez at Bell Boys. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

New york
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read my earlier reviews on this resort, you will understand why we visited a third time! This place is beautiful, the service is top notch and it is peaceful! This go round, we were given better instructions at the gate on how to find the main entrance --we still missed it! Check in was smooth, had a young... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the review. It is always a pleasure to see positive reviews on Tripadvisor; so we greatly appreciate it. We have shared your excellent comments with Lenci Espinosa at Front Desk Manager. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is really is beautiful. Not much to do. You can do excursions with a company thats on the hotel premise but we had our own rental so did not feel it necessary. My husband and I took walks on the beach on basically our own private beach .. it was empty! But that was ok with us we... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire JW Marriott Panama Family - thank you for your feedback - very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Ridgetown
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506 reviews 506 reviews
79 hotel reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the JW Marriott at the end of our Collette Vacations tour of Panama. This gave us a full day to enjoy the pools, beach and other resort facilities. We would have happily stayed for a week. Our room was large, comfortable and had good A/C, shower, etc. There was a fridge that we used to... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment and sharing your “Absolutely 100% Perfect” review. Thanks again for sharing your experience so eloquent and so lovely. We greatly appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

sacramento, ca
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two nights at the JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort on a group tour of Panama. It takes some driving to get to it from Panama City and it is in a somewhat remote area but is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. When you arrive you realize that this is an expansive property, well... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire JW Marriott Panama Family - thank you for your feedback - very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited for a weekend, we enjoyed the hotel and loved the beach. The area around the pools was lovely and designed for small groups, so it was great for families. At the pool we ordered lunch and asked for plain ice water (not bottled) with lunch, and we needed to ask 3 or 4 times before... More 

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Gerencia02, Front Office Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit. We use all comments - both positive and negative - to always improve. In your case it would have been great if your concerns would have been addressed at the moment. We always try to turn around our guest’s experiences and resolve any and all issues promptly and amicably. It was truly... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 1 week at the JW in early January. It was quiet through the week with many families arriving for the weekend. The property is expansive with a spacious lobby, many pools with private siting areas, restaurants serving lunch, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, beach area and 18 hole golf course and steak restaurant a short... More 

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you! We would love it more to welcome you back. Hope to see you again real soon. Warmest regards, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

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Address: 340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
Location: Panama > Cocle Province > Rio Hato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Bristol Buenaventura Hotel Farallon
Bristol Bueneventura Santa Clara
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort Rio Hato

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