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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Rio Hato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We had a fantastic family weekend. Very nice place, clean rooms and excellent service. The spa is out of this world, a bit expensive after a couple of treatments but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

My friend winters at the Bristol and my husband and I joined her and her family for a week. It is a fabulous resort right on the Pacific Ocean. Weather in March is HOT and HUMID. The infity pool was lovely. We camped out in the covered, poolside, patios all day. There is a great spa which is part of... More

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 via mobile

Beautiful hotel set in gorgeous grounds, a hop and a skip away from an amazing beach and not too far from panama city (2 hours - traffic dependent). The attention to detail asthetically, was completely five star but unfortunately they were sadly let down by a number of their staff who were in my opinion, the unfortunate flies in their... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed at this property for a long weekend and were extremely happy with it. The location is a long way from the Panama City airport - it took us 2 hours with traffic, but it was well worth the drive. If you are thinking of going, check to see if the all-inclusive package is available, we did and it... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We have been twice in this property, once a short time after the opening and the 2nd time a few months ago in April of this year. In both cases we just send 2 nights at the hotel while on a business trip in Panama City. If you take the Infrastructure of the property in mind it is truly a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

The best and maybe only wonderful feature of the resort is the rooms, which are well appointed, comfortable and have over the top beds with splendid bathrooms with very poor lighting. But there is lots of noise in the corridors, the food is nice looking but mediocre, the service for the generous breakfast and lunch is plain atrocious. The only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

we stayed one night and we love it! the rooms where amazing, great design and super comfortable, the bed hugs you! the spa is beautiful and fantastic! my son loved playing at the pool. we had a great time and we will be back!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We stayed at the Bristol Buenaventura for 4 nights after spending 3 nights in Panamá City. The resort is beautiful: great pools, nice decor, amazing rooms etc etc. The rooms were luxurious and we slept really well. However, this hotel is very isolated from shops/restaurants and while staying there you feel like you are being held "captive". This hotel is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This was the third and final stay of a 12 day trip through Panama with 13 other family members. The drive was worth it. This Bristol property ranks near the top of my list. Pulling into the lot.. it was a who's who of the luxury auto market, but the guest and the staff were not pretentious. All were engaging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

This was a good surprise. The Bristol, Buenaventura; was an outstanding hotel, expensive, but worth it. Service was very good, even though not speedy (housekeeping). Rooms also impecable, something rare in Panama and in the beach. The beach itself was unusable, but the swimming pools were according to the quality of the hotel. It reminded me somehow of Casa de... More

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Address: 340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
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Location: Panama > Cocle Province > Rio Hato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort 5*
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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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Set on the Pacific coast of Panama, Bristol Buenaventura is a luxury oceanfront destination resort and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. The resort sits on 1,000 acres of natural splendor, nestled between rivers, lakes, lush vegetation, and pristine beaches. Blending old world glamour and tropical elegance, the resort is reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda. ... more   less 
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