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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very quietly settled out...beautiful coast... Swimming pool and the bar within the pool sleek...the restaurant tamarindo serves finest Panamanian dishes... The store and Deli indie meets value added services extra's... Overall stay is very relaxing...

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Panama City, Panama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is unlike any hotel on the Panamanian beach that I have stayed at. It is elegant and comfortable. The rooms are fantastic. Large, clean and beautifully appointed. The pool area is spectacular. The pool staff is very attentive. This hotel would be perfect if not for only one detail that is now prevalent amongst all local beach hotels... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently traveled to Panama and we spent 3 days at the JW Marriott and it was fantastic! The hotel itself is situated in the Buenaventura neighborhood/development and it is set in the back of the development. As soon as you pull into the hotel property you will be taken by the beauty and peacefulness of the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much. We appreciate all feedback but of course a glowing review as yours is a real pleasure to see on Trip Advisor. Thank you for mentioning so many great points on our hotel starting with the staff Zulimey, Elvis, Miriam, Iris, Pedro and Edgardo, comfortable room, nice pools and excellent food. We look forward to... More 

Colatina, ES
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing resort! Our staying was wonderful. Great food, delicious drinks and perfect spa services. Also great staff! They are so friendly and so attentive, always willing to help and solve anything we need, and the best of all, they do everything with a smile on their face, fantastic! I have to mention one employee in particular, the bartender Javier,... 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. Javier Sarmiento 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 

Panama City, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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. Sincerely, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 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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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much. We appreciate all feedback but of course a glowing review as yours is a real pleasure to see on Trip Advisor. Sincerely, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager More 

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Additional Information about JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

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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