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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The resort is located on a large and quiet beach : that's one of the main reason we enjoyed our stay, it is nice to chill on the lounge chairs and walk along the sea. The 2nd reason we liked this place is the food : - The steakhouse Prime19 is excellent, offering top US beef cuts with a friendly...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my time with the kids at this hotel. There is plenty of pools and chairs and it was empty until 10am. The hotel was under construction but it didn't bother us. We arrived at 1pm and even if I hadn't requested early check-in, the staff gave us a room that was ready. It is a quieter hotel and...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the pictures and the website, the hotel looks excellent. Unfortunately, they do not warn you that the hotel is under construction and repair--oh and they do not discount the price of the room for all of these inconveniences. You would expect a JW to always offer the highest level of quality possible--yet here they fall short...real short, unfortunately. The...

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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. I look forward to welcoming you back in...

Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the bad reviews, we can only say that the resort is well maintained. Quit a hell of a job because of the size of the resort. Beautiful big palmtrees and flowers all over. Nice sunloungers with mattresses and big towels at the first pool nearby the hotel. Till 10.00 am nearly nobody there. Enough space never had such...

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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. We can’t wait to welcome you back real soon. On behalf of Luis and Javier, we want to thank you for your positive and excellent comments. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet...

Delray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times and each time I come it's apparent that the building needs help. Maintenance is not very high on their list of concerns. They charge the prices of a four seasons but have the amenities of a Hampton Inn. The staff is very friendly and courteous it's not their fault but the management does not...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JW Marriot is good for relaxing and recharging. Golf, tennis, watersports available. Buonaventura golf course well maintained with good staff service. Other than than, not much to do except eating, drinking and beaching. Not much entertainment. Friendliest hotel staff we have ever experienced. Everyone helpfull. A special mention to Edwar, Luis, both Hectors, Javier and sushi chef Manuel Guererra. We...

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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. On behalf of Edward, Luis, Hector, Javier and Manuel, we want to thank you for your positive and excellent comments. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. The manager must be oblivious. Heavy machinery work being down everyday at 6:30am. Leaf blowers. Weed eaters. Brick layers. And we never got any peace until the evening and then everything closes. What resort has the outdoor bars and pools close at 6pm? I couldn't even believe it. So strange. When we asked about it, they said it would...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us your inconveniences during your stay in our JW Marriott Panama, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We appreciate the time you took to share your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Best Regards,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel a great deal to resorts all over the world and I must say that my visit to the JW Marriott has been the worst vacation experience of my life. I did a great deal of research on the resort prior to booking the hotel almost 9 months before the trip. The reviews I read said nothing about the...

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. 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...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The opening line for this resort basically states this is the place to come to relax. The night we arrived there were CONCRETE TRUCKS pouring a new slab till 10PM outside our rooms. Construction crews start back up at 730AM. Unbelievably horrible! There is absolutely nothing relaxing about staying in the middle of a construction zone. They offer free breakfast...

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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. I look forward to welcoming you back in...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not stay here! Seriously, no joke. Save yourself grief. I stay at Marriott's all the time. I was Shocked. It wasn't just one thing...they met zero expectations. There was construction everyday 7am until 7pm and even later. All areas (above our room, in the lobby, by the pool, by the restaurant). This isn't small stuff...they were under major construction...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

Address: 340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura | Cocle, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
Location: Panama > Cocle Province > Rio Hato
Price Range: $189 - $1,773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Call before to check their construction status”
 of 5 bubbles miamitrav76, 4 days ago | Read review
“Third floor at either end of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles ColombianDream, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Best ocean views are on the top (third) floor in the middle of the building (nos. 340-356).”
 of 5 bubbles sjn356, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter in case there is a wedding celebration!!”
 of 5 bubbles sunnys246, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front or ocean view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles kp201607, Jul 31, 2016 | Read review
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