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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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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to spend 1 night at this hotel. In our country we celebrate Carnivals. Thus a holiday. First we paid double the standard fare due to reserving at last minute. We were told that the hotel was full. Which we found out was not even half full. Check in is at 3 pm and we got... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 4 days at the resort and loved almost everything. The pool area is spectacular, The pool bar is staffed by wonderful attentive people. Javier Sarmiento, Emir and (i believe his names is) Alvaro at the pool bar were very accommodating and patient as I tried to expand my limited knowledge of Spanish when ordering and attempting to converse.The... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The JW Marriott is a beautiful property. The rooms are clean and well-equipped, beds and linens are 5-star. The staff is always present, and seem to be able to anticipate what you need before you have to ask. We used the bicycles, which are available from the concierge to ride around the property. The resort area and adjacent golf course... More 

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Thank Esther J
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 

Needham, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just finished a 6 day stay at this JW. The property is gorgeous. It needs some some attention in places. The staff are lovely people, but lack the training and the supervision one would expect from a JW. When there are only 3 tables occupied at the restaurant , and it takes over an hour to get a... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for 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. Our doors always open! I remain at your service, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It might be a modern property, on beautiful grounds and with nice rooms with choice of restaurants. But this is JW Marriot where you would expect the highest standards and services. First of all the staff does not speak English. I ordered a breakfast menu last light to put on my doorknob and instead I got a table??? I ordered... 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 comments, I respect all feedback “Highs and Lows” and find it useful to help the hotel learn and improve. That is what this forum is for, to hear about the good points of your stay and the areas where we can refocus on our guest’s experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again.... More 

Houston, Texas
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163 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a slick, modern property, on beautiful grounds and with well-done rooms and nice restaurants. The only knocks would be that it's not actually on the beach (and you can't see the beach from there); you have to walk through the attached vacation-home neighborhood. The place is very nice, but has very little local feel. It looks like you... 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 

Rapid City, SD
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Embarked on a driving adventure from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City, Panama. Road adventure. Drove a few hours each day and stopped without a reservation each night. Welcomed and upgraded (due to Marriott membership) to a great room. Enjoyed pools and beach so much we abandoned our schedule to stay a second day.

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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 

Eagle, Idaho, United States
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel/resort is everything you would expect from a JW Marriott. Our room was spacious and the "Marriott Perfect" king bed was difficult to leave. You have everything you need including English speaking television channels, coffee tea maker, large bathroom with soaking tub and large glass shower. Inside seating. Our balcony had comfortable seating and overlooks a cute canal 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 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. We shared your comments with our staff. Warmest regards, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Pensacola, Florida
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201 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three hour drive in crazy traffic from Panama City airport. Not a good check-in as their was a wedding going on and valet parking wasn't working well and we essentially parked ourselves. Beautiful room, nice bedding, bad pillows. Outstanding pool areas with 6-7 pools and excellent seating options. Beach chairs were uncomfortable. Excellent service all around (Denia, Geneva, Zulemai) and... 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 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of spending 4 nights and 5 days at this lovely and lavish resort. The service was superb from the concierge to housekeeping! The rooms were extremely clean and spacious and the food was absolutely delectable at every restaurant we dined at. The grounds were gorgeous and we took advantage of the beach, outdoor pool areas, golf... More 

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Thank msjdrink
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 

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