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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband is a Platinum Elite member, so, we often use our points for stays at JW Marriott or Ritz-Carlton resort locations. After having spent a few days in Casco Viejo, we were looking forward to a relaxing beachside retreat. The JW Marriott Panama is located in a luxury, gated, beach community (including many private homes) called Buenaventura, on the... 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! Cordially, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful rooms and located right on the beach. The resort was pretty much a ghost town after 7pm, but we loved our room. They need to incorporate more activities on the resort since you don't have access to do much in Rio Hato. I would definitely return.

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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, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Gold Elite member of Marriott Rewards (and a lifetime Gold Starwood Preferred Guest, which Marriott just acquired,) I frequent many types/levels of hotels all over the world – both chains and boutique properties. I have experienced 2 Star/ airport-type of properties behave like some of the best hotels simply because of their exemplary customer service (vs. the conditions... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and for taking the time to submit your review. 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. I remain... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous hotel (very popular with golfers) but really nothing to do outside of the resort. You feel confined to just the JW Marriott, no restaurants or bars close by, so be aware if you're coming, you should definitely bring a car and not plan to explore the immediate region. If you are looking for seclusion, this would be perfect!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! 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 service, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Marriott is truly 5 star elegance in Panama . Everything start to finish has been exceptional. The staff is warm and friendly and very accommodating. The restaurants serve delicious food and will make anything you desire. The pools were beautiful and cleaned every morning. Pool side service is wonderful with staff who are eager to help and know your... 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. We have shared your excellent comments with Deshler Flores at Front Desk. Warmest regards, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

San Jose, CA
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I visited here last wk and it was 1 of the best I've ever stayed at in Panama!! I read some other 'bad ' reviews and those folks were hung up on bad cust service or other trivial things. If you want a 4 star resort, with great rooms, amazing pools, & very good cust service, then... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that we have accomplished giving our guests a happy vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place miles from anywhere. Staff are marvellous and could not be more accommodating. Got a premier room - lovely size with great bathroom and balcony. Food is passable with nice breakfast. Very nice manager - would go again if in the area.

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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, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This JW is so special - mostly because of the amazing people that work there. Daniel, the incredible concierge, is truly an advocate for the brand and the Panamanian lifestyle. The food on property is incredible - especially the poolside cafe for a quick bite with really fresh flavors. Oh - and the pools - gorgeous! The grounds are absolutely... 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! On behalf of Daniel Gomez, Concierge and Marylin Adames, At Your Service Agent, we want to thank you for your positive and excellent comments. Cordially, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This JW Marriott lives up to everything you'd expect- the rooms and Villas are lovely, the food is outstanding and they are increible at making special diet requests available and delicious, not to mention the cocktails. The resort is huge but also manages to feel intimate, you can choose to walk, take the shuttle or bike around, pets are also... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you...We love it when we get great reviews on Tripadvisor. We strive to add a personal touch and give the genuine and friendly service that hits the hearts of our guests. We’re glad that you had the chance to experience it for yourself. Come back soon! Cordially, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stayed for a weekend with my son who was turning 13. The stay at the resort was part of his gift. What an amazing place. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. The staff was very friendly and the service at the pool cabanas and the beach was spectacular. The room was very comfortable, and the room service was quick and... 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. We can’t wait to welcome you back real soon. Cordially, Rodrigo Rizzi General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: $216 - $466 (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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