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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place and outstanding staff. Was only there for one day. We arrieved before checking time, but they were able to get our adjacent accomodations ready on time. The restaurant food was excellent, pool side service was great and they have a lovelly beach and surronding green area. I had my parents, sister and wife. We all were very please... More 

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Tonosi, Panama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As soon as we arrived, spilling out of the rental car after a 7 hour haul through construction from Boquete, we were mobbed by 4 eager employees trying to take everything out of our hands. They gave us fresh lemonade and followed us around with a silver tray and hot towels to clean out hands. I had to stop the... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU WANT A NEW EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU WANT TO DISCOVER THE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOURSELF. READING THE FOLLOWING WILL BE LIKE READING THE LAST CHAPTER OF A BOOK. For some of us, the frustration of finding your way around is what makes the trip worth taking. . . . . . . . . Okay, so... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very nice JW, rooms were big and comfortable, and the whole place is impecable. my only complaint is that because the pool areas are shared with the local houses sometimes it got a little too crowded with kids, so i wouldnt go there for a romantic vacation. still the hotel has many pools so its not a... 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 kind words- very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Milan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this resort for 3 nights in early January 2015 for our last days of relax in Panama, after spending almost 2 weeks visiting different locations around this beautiful Country. We are so glad we made this choice, our vacation could not end any better! We were really impressed by the charming lobby, the pool... 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. Come back soon! We have shared your excellent comments with Fremiot Santiago, Elvis Escobar and Aura Castillo. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Panama City, Panama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of friends looking for a great hotel with a beautiful beach. Im a Caribbean girl from Puerto Rico,( recently move to PTY), we're use to having beautiful beaches near by, in Panama you have to drive at least for two hours from the city to get to a pretty one. The beach at JW Marriott really... 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. Come back soon! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here recently and was very impressed with the hotel. It looked great and was well designed and maintained. We enjoyed the many different pool areas. All was well except for the service (or lack there of). To better enjoy ourselves in this paradise, we performed work-arounds such as always choosing the buffet (vs menu service)... 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 

Cabanas Potosi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place. A bit expensive but worth it. The personnel who 1st took care of us were really kind and super helpful. They made you feel glad you chose them for your stay. Most of the service personnel spoke English. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The food is delicious but expensive. They pool facilities are outstanding... 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. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is fascinating and the location is very private. Since we arrive at the lobby every staff member that we came across was extremely professional and excellent. Specially in the pool area near the beach. Thanks Eyber for your atention during our stay. Excellent Service. We definitely want to come back!

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

Dea 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. Eyber Madrid is the best and he continuously demonstrates the personalized service we live by. I will definitely pass on your kind words. I hope you can make it back... More 

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this resort for 7 nights in mid December 2014. The JW Marriott Panama is an absolutely beautiful property and appears to be of relatively new construction. The grounds, resort buildings and swimming pools are both beautiful and well maintained, as are the rooms which are gorgeous and luxuriously appointed. The beach is beautiful and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review! It's great to hear that we have accomplished giving our guests a happy vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, 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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