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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This resort is in a great location if you love the outdoors. However, the accommodations were just average. The Service was average and the food was average. The views are spectacular. Compared to North American standards, do not expect a five star experience.

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1 Thank Azucar360
Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel; we will continue working hard to provide the best service and product to each of our guests. Regards More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Getting to the resort is an adventure in itself, even with GPS added to our rental car. There are hardly any street signs - so my best advise is to print out directions with actual pictures of the road from the airport to the resort. Once there, that is what our Client Relations Manager did for our tours in Panama... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

----------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for your feedback, is very nice to read your comments all of them show positive and negative aspects of our hotel are a vital help to us for continue providing excellent service to our visitors. We took note of yours recommendations about the food and rooms. Please feel free to contact us any time that you decide... More 

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41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It is the second time we go to this resort to spend the day. The landscapes are incredible and it is worth going. The funnicular excursion is very good, with great service from the guides. Now.... The food from the buffet has considerable decreased in quality and selection in relation to the first time, a few months ago... Very dissapointing.... More 

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1 Thank HMP S
Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for such a touching comment regarding your recent stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. We apologize that our buffets do not feel your expectations at all. We will share your feedback with our Food and Beverage Manager so we can ensure different dishes that are the delight of all our guests. We hope you give us the... More 

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The views and the area around the hotel was incredible. The night safari was informative even the actual sightings were few and brief but you can't always have the animals on cue. The buffet was good and had a separate station for specialties. The view of the Chagres river in the evening was something to be remembered. The hotel has... More 

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2 Thank ed w
Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

I really appreciate your comments and suggestions this will make our hotel a better place to visit. I have noted each of your recommendations because all are great help for us. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Cordially yours More 

San Angelo, TX
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Room was very average, buffet food was tasteless and expensive, service was so so. Monkey Bar views were great. Location is not convienent to anything. Pool was nice but closed at 6pm. Luckily we booked a private guide from Panama Travel Consultants, he took us everywhere, good restaurants, great sight seeing, a beach excursion. Call Scott at Panama Travel Consultants,... More 

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1 Thank Daniel B
Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Appreciate your comments are very important for the operation of the hotel. We will continue with the customer service plan to ensure that all our staff will deliver a good service always. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely More 

London, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Overall, 7 days at this resort was too much. - The staff at the resort were mostly lackadaisical (with a small number of exceptions). - The food quality was poor at the buffet while all inclusive limited our free selections to buffet only except for a single a la carte for 3 total meals (where the selection was such that... More 

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5 Thank ryancpwalsh
Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to write your remarks. Our apologies for all the inconveniences experienced during your stay. We are continuously working with all departments to improve our staff service, in order to provide a consistent high level of service that all guests deserve. Once again please do accept my apologies and I hope to see you again in Panamá.... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you book a room in this hotel it is most likely because there is no alternative...at least not in the vicinity...and yet it you probably won't be disappointed. Mainly because it is an experience of its own to stay amidst the rainforest with a spectacular view on it from most every point, be it your room the dinning/breakfast area... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Appreciate your comments are very important for the operation of the hotel. we will continue with the customer service plan to ensure that all our staff will deliver a good service always. Sincerely More 

Los Gatos, California
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91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Accommodations were adequate. Location allowed for easy access to Embera Culture and excursions to look for wildlife. Good tip: Both restaurants have an ala carte menu, though it's not advertised in the restaurant that is typically a buffet. Monkey Bar view is amazing!

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time to write your comments, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards More 

Playa Coronado, Panama
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123 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

It is the little things along the way that could improve a tired, beautifully located resort. Paint touch ups ,not a huge expense but can leave a positive impression. The ceiling in our room was disgusting. Walk around the grounds and tons of places to brighten things up. Lighting -nothing says 'don't care' than burnt out bulbs.... Cleanliness - our... More 

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5 Thank livethedream_8
Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, please accept our most sincere apologies for all inconveniences occurred during your visit, will be taking the right corrective actions, and avoid from happening again. Hope to have an opportunity in welcoming you again and be able to replace the bad experience with a good and enjoyable one. Kindest Regards, More 

Orange, California
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442 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Overall, the resort lived up to our expectations. The location is isolated, but the grounds are beautiful, so there's no real reason to leave. You can access many of the local attractions right from the resort. The main restaurant was under construction while we were there, but the room that served as the restaurant still had some nice views. The... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to write your remarks. Our apologies for all the inconveniences experienced during your stay. We are continuously working with all departments to improve our staff service, in order to provide a consistent high level of service that all guests deserve. Sincerely More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Deep in the heart of the Panamanian rainforest lies the completely unique Gamboa Rainforest Resort. This magnificent destination rests where the scenic Chagres River meets the Panama Canal and is the only resort property in the area. Few places on earth offer such an amazing natural experience while providing an unsurpassed level of luxury. Escape the noise and hectic pace of everyday life and surround yourself with the tranquility of the mystical Soberania National Forest. Here, just a short 30-minute ride from Panama City, on 340 acres overlooking the stunning Panama Canal, you can commune with nature in a pristine environment where explorers and pirates once tread. Our Panama Tours offer an exhilarating variety of jungle adventures such as an aerial tram, guided boat tours, fishing expeditions, and much more. Our tours are designed to show you wildlife in its natural setting amidst the colorful splendor of the jungle flora. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Address: Goethals Blvd. | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Price Range: $124 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gamboa Rainforest Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
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