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Bristol Panama

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #13 of 105 hotels in Panama City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt very comfortable staying at The Bristol on a business trip. My least satisfying experience was the internet access. At $10/day I expect to be able to video chat and the other person not look like impressionist art. That minor nit aside, all other experiences met or exceeded my expectations.

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I will check what happened with the WiFi as we have 20MB speed band. Maybe one of our Reuters need to be fixed. I passed... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On my way to the USA from South America, I stopped off for a few days in Panama. My stay was at the Bristol. Checking in on a Saturday night was chaotic with a wedding going on, a pile up of cars waiting to pull into the driveway of the hotel, loud music blaring until the wee hours of the... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment regarding our staff are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. On your arrival day as you mention it, we had a big wedding as Bristol in Panama is synonim of top food... More

North Carolina
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284 reviews 284 reviews
84 hotel reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our last night in Panama at the Bristol. Our drive in was a nightmare of traffic and one way streets so we were really tired when we pulled in. The car was valet parked and the luggage taken to our rooms. While we were checking in a staff member brought us lovely cool towels to refresh. Checkin was... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I am happy that your like our food in our Salsipuedes restaurant. Maybe should you come back, you'll have to try our Spa on the... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Bristol with a group of 32 adults. The rooms were beautiful, spacious and well attended by staff. We had a banquet and the food was fantastic prepared by the hotel chef! Our trip to Panama was very enjoyable and our hotel even better. We will definitely stay at the Bristol again!

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I am happy that your like our food in our Salsipuedes restaurant. Maybe should you come back, you'll have to try our Spa on the... More

PA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is just lovely and centrally located. The staff is very, very engaging and competent. The food and drink is outstanding in the bar and restaurant. The rooms are large, lovely and well appointed. The place is spotless. My only negative comment is that the doors need some noise abatement. The slamming of doors by guests was deafening early... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I took note regarding the doors slammed by other guests. Our doors do have a security system in order for them to close by themselves... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central location -- lots of one-way streets, though, makes getting there a "round-about route". Walking is often more efficient... Large, beautiful, comfortable, clean room without a "view". Quiet. Evening turn-down & chocolates is a nice touch. Huge bathroom with two-person shower and tub. Wash cloths (face washers) provided. Small outdoor lap pool, but comfortable lounge chairs for warming/sunning Courteous, attentive,... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I am happy that your like our food in our Salsipuedes restaurant and drinks at our Lounge 8'58 on the 5th floor. Maybe should you... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When traveling to Panama, either on business or pleasure, you can't go wrong staying at the Bristol. The Bristol is a boutique, luxurious hotel with a staff that's at your beck and call as they go out of their way to make you feel at home. The rooms are spacious and pristine and the staff is friendly and attentive. Yery's... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. Maybe should you come back, you'll have to try our Spa on the last floor next time We hope to welcome you again during your... More

Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although our stay at The Bristol Panama began with a transportation "glitch" (the driver that was supposed to pick us up, didn't), the hotel was very apologetic and upon check-in, handed us a letter promising us that our return trip to the airport would be at their expense! The 1/2 day site seeing trip that the hotel recommended was wonderful,... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I took note of your remark regarding the A/C in our Loung 8'58 and will also have a chat with the staff in charge of... More

Phoenix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We booked a 6 night package through Vacationist.com thinking this property was going to be just another hotel stay. To our surprise, the hotel appointed us an executive suite on the 17th floor complete with a full kitchen, living and dining room, bedroom and a bathroom as big as the bedroom itself. The finishes from the color palette, to the... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests. I am happy that your like our food in our Salsipuedes restaurant and drinks at our Lounge 8'58 on the 5th floor. I took note... More

New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Bristol has the reputation of being the top hotel in Panama City and it is a beautiful hotel. Our room was extremely spacious with large windows. The bathroom was also very large with both a bathtub and a separate shower. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of a number of restaurants although Panama City is not a... More

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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at Bristol Panama, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel. I appreciate that you are describing us where we do have some opportunities and will follow it myself with my team. Thank for letting me know them. And please accept my apologies for these floss from our part. Maybe should you come back, you'll have to try... More

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Also Known As:
Bristol Panama Hotel Panama City
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Address: Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bristol Panama 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Panama City’s bustling (Financial District), Bristol Panama is one of the city’s premier addresses for executive and holiday stays. ... more   less 
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