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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

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340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura | Cocle, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent 5 nights at the JW Marriott Panama and it was heavenly. The resort is absolutely stunning in a natural, understated way. There is absolutely nothing loud or tacky at the JW Marriott. The grounds are lush and beautiful. There are about a dozen swimming pools, all stunning. I could spend hours just sitting in the gorgeous open-air lobby,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this hotel on a couples trip in March. It is beautiful property, newer hotel with great rooms and amenities. Food choices were good, the Sushi restaurant was our favorite. Do yourself a favor and visit the spa- it is wonderful! The pool is great, and the staff at the pool is fantastic. It was a very quiet resort,... 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 comments with our staff. Thanks for your suggestions. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Porto, Porto, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently stayed for 9 nights at the JW Marriott hotel in Panama with my husband and my son. The Buenaventura property is large, peaceful and well integrated in the Pacific coast. The hotel has a friendly and kind staff and the decoration, in colonial style, is pleasant. However only two restaurants are active in August with relatively few... 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 

Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just survived a trip across the belly of Panama to Chiriqi Provence and back (122 miles of construction each way), We were really tired of exploring and ready to be pampered for a while. Just the place!! The property itself is drop dead gorgeous with your choice of lagoon, pools, or the oceanfront (with complimentary cabanas) was all there... 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 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So many good things and people to write about.....,the resort was really well kept! Marcos at the pool bar was a standout and Elyana with Pacific Adventures may have the best customer service skills I've ever experienced....and I've been around!! Love this place. So relaxing and perfect for a couples trip!!! See the canal on a tour one day 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 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 have shared your comments with our staff. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We came here to stay for one night to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey which should have taken an hour and a half took 4 due to traffic and 3 different car crashes enroute. Needless to say I was stressed on arrival. But that did not last long. Fantastic service with refreshing drink on arrival... 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 glowing review. It is so motivating to know when we touch the hearts in our guest’s experience and I am thrilled to see your stay was just that. Hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This time we stayed at one of the Villas for a family reunion. We had great service and all my wife request were fulfilled. We spend a full week with our grands and they had activities every day. Thank you JW Marriott Panama for your care in making this an excellent week of relaxation.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your 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 

Ft Pierce, FL
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This property was a bit difficult to find, but once you arrived it is beautiful! The rooms are lovely and the staff is absolutely fantastic. The hotel seemed under-staffed and under-trained. The first night the Chef was acting Manager and was more than gracious helping us get into a room that received Wi-Fi. He prepared us a dinner that was... 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 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed back in February 2014 but since this review is late it only goes back to August 2014. Anyway in February it was HOT! It was not easy to find. It was like a maze and it didn't help that it was at night. Once we arrived there, it was rest and relaxation. The hotel and grounds are as... 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 

Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is located in a very nice, secluded and elegant property. The property is very well kept and the employees are very cordial, attentive and helpful. The room was great, very confortable and well decorated with all the amenities needed. It was very relaxing to return to it after a day in the sun. After spending 7 days in... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and for taking the time to submit your review. We apologize if your stay with us did not meet up to your expectations. It's sad for us to read that because we certainly strive to deliver our very best to all our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience. I remain... More 

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