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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is really an unique experience in Panama! They take care of every detail and you really feel pampered since the check in, all the staff is really At your Service and they smile to you at all times. As my husbnad put it "I feel like if we were in another country"... because service ussually is an issue... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful resort. Great staff, nice rooms, plentiful pools, fantastic breakfast buffet and quality food. Having traveled at the end of the rainy "green" season, it often felt like we had the entire resort to ourselves. After spending a few busy days at the Gamboa Rainforest, the JW Marriott provided the perfect place to relax. The beach area, with... More

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had brunch here before and thought it was amazing but after staying here last weekend amazing fits it short! The staff is friendly unlike any other hotel in Panama. The rooms are gorgeous, the bathrooms are my favorite with french shutters opening into the bedroom. Room service is quick and the staff everywhere in the hotel is so... 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. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! My best, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More

Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this hotels years back when it was a Bristol, a stunning setting and a beautiful property but the hotel was then a disappointment. When we heard it is now under the JW Marriot management, we had no doubt about coming back : we found outstanding level of service and top notch upkeep of the property. Indeed our expectations... 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

Asheville
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms here are very well appointed and clean. We had a spacious king room with balcony overlooking the pools and the Pacific. The service in the hotel from the front desk, restaurants, housekeeping, pools and valets was outstanding. There are four pools located at the hotel and then it's a short (maybe 5 minute) walk through the villas to the... 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific customer service. Rooms clean and nicely appointed. Staff was excellent. Hotel located very far from airport - 2.5 hour ride. Food very good. Strangely empty for such a nice resort. No night life and very far from any outside entertainment.

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Potomac, MD
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32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely property except despite tolerable day time room temperatures ( we don't really care about day temps), management turns the thermostat warmer (73+ deg Fahrenheit) when it becomes important, at night. What's with that? The ceiling fans are helpful, the feather bedding is not. Lighter blankets are provided at request. Reception: Fantastic check-in staff. Grounds: Very attractive landscaping. The several... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This hotel is beautiful! Located in a gated community where the homes and golf course are beautiful. There are several lovely pools (one is for adults only) and a nice beach area. You have a choice of sun or shade. Our room was on the 2nd floor with a gorgeous view of the lake. The furniture is very nice and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me with a one night stay after spending a few days in Playa Blanca. Let's just say that i felt like total royalty here. The hotel was somewhat empty so i felt like we were the only couple at the resort. The welcoming committee were so nice and attentive with everything. Check in was nice and easy... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This Resort was chosen for my daughter's wedding on Sept 27th. The grounds are beautiful! The services provided by the staff was unforgettable. We can only sing praises to the event planners, especially Ms. Silka DeLeon, She worked with us up to the smallest detail. The hotel is located approx 2 hours from Panama City, but once you arrived you... 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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