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Bristol Panama, A Registry Collection Hotel

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#2 of 126 hotels in Panama City
Location
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.6
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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Set in the heart of the bustling financial center, minutes from shopping, cultural attractions and nightlife, Bristol Panama is a rare jewel where luxurious accommodations and sumptuous dining are blended to create uncompromising quality. Bristol Panama offers 130 luxurious guest rooms and 43 Executive Residences and Suites, all elegantly decorated with custom fabrics and prints by renowned Latin American and local designers.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Limane wrote a review Apr 17
Portugal80 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel located in the financial district of Panama City. Quick and friendly reception Spacious, well-designed room with superior furnishings and equipment compared to other hotels of the same standard. Breakfast of an exquisite standard with a good variety of food Well-structured support services, with well-trained and attentive staff. A pleasant gem in Panama City
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Diego Lozano, Director General at Bristol Panama, A Registry Collection Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear lumalmeida59, We are delighted to hear that your recent experience at our hotel in Panama City met and exceeded your expectations. Situated in the heart of the financial district, we strive to offer not only convenience but also exceptional service to our guests. Our team takes great pride in providing prompt and welcoming reception services, ensuring a seamless check-in experience for our guests. We understand the importance of a comfortable stay, and it's gratifying to learn that you found our rooms to be spacious, well-designed, and furnished to a superior standard compared to others in the same category. Furthermore, we appreciate your recognition of our breakfast offerings, which are crafted to provide both quality and variety to cater to diverse preferences. It's our commitment to deliver an exquisite dining experience to start your day on a positive note. At our hotel, we prioritize the delivery of well-structured support services, backed by a team of trained professionals dedicated to addressing guests' needs promptly and attentively. Your acknowledgment of our staff's attentiveness and competence is truly rewarding, as it reflects our ongoing efforts to provide exemplary hospitality. We sincerely thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another memorable stay whenever your travels bring you to Panama City. Warm regards Diego Lozano BRISTOL PANAMA General Manager
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Jim wrote a review Dec 2023
Grass Valley, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Excellent hotel. Stayed twice for 2 nights each - each stay was in a different section of the hotel. Both rooms were spacious, quiet, of course clean with nice furnishings. Breakfast buffet had a good selection of items. Had dinner twice, good variety of options, fairly expensive. Location is in financial district which meant Uber needed ( very helpful hotel staff recommend rather than taxi) to visit old town.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Diego Lozano, Director General at Bristol Panama, A Registry Collection Hotel
Responded Dec 11, 2023
Dear F4T38U2, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it. Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations. I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again. Thank you for the kind words.  Until next time DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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eM T wrote a review Apr 13
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Second time in Panama, second perfect stay in Bristol Hotel. Danay with Alicia with their kindness and smiles make the difference. The Hotel is the center of Panama City, but the nights are quite and comfortable. Fresh international breakfast is very appreciated every morning.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear EM, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again at Bristol, and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that your second stay was as perfect as the first, and that Danay and Alicia contributed to making your experience exceptional with their kindness and warm smiles. We take pride in our central location, which allows our guests to easily explore Panama City, while still providing a tranquil and comfortable environment for restful nights. It's delightful to know that you enjoyed our fresh international breakfast each morning. We truly value your continued trust in us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit and many more to come. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Hotel Panama
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Lisa wrote a review Apr 8
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
My husband and I checked in after travelling for over 24 hours. Tired and exhausted we were met by a smile when Edgar valet our vehicle. Walked into an air-conditioned lobby met by another smile from Juan at the front desk. He welcomed us. We told him about our luggage, he was sympathetic, and gave us some advice and speedily checked us into our room where we could get some rest. Juan also helped this with directions so we could get some fresh clothing and a good place to eat. We will most definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Lisa, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Bristol Panama. It was a pleasure to read about your positive impressions of our hotel and team members. We understand that traveling for over 24 hours can be exhausting, and we are pleased to hear that Edgar and Juan provided you with a warm and welcoming arrival experience. We appreciate your recognition of their efforts to ensure your comfort and convenience during your stay. At Bristol Panama, we strive to deliver exceptional service and hospitality, and it is rewarding to learn that Juan's assistance with your luggage and recommendations for local amenities added value to your visit. Your feedback serves as encouragement to our entire team as we continue to uphold our commitment to excellence. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us. Should your future travels bring you back to Panama City, we look forward to the opportunity to host you again. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager BRISTOL PANAMA
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Daniel S wrote a review Apr 7
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Danay and Alicia who both work at the front desk at Bristol Panamá City assisted me with an issue I had requiring bilingual assistance over the phone and via text messaging. They were both professional and got the job done. The team work they displayed was amazing and with this level of customer service I will stay at the Bristol Panamá City during my next visit to Panama City.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear U9676ZCdaniels, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Bristol Panamá City on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to hear that Danay and Alicia provided you with exceptional customer support during your recent stay. It's fantastic to know that they were able to assist you with your bilingual needs both over the phone and via text messaging. We are incredibly proud of our team's professionalism and their dedication to ensuring that every guest has a memorable and comfortable stay. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Danay, Alicia, and the rest of our team. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are thrilled to hear that you plan to stay with us again during your next visit to Panama City. Thank you once again for choosing the Bristol Panamá City, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Diego Lozano Gerente General BRISTOL PANAMA
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Julie H wrote a review Apr 4
Panama City, Panama25 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I just love this hotel. We continue to stay here when we travel to and from Panama to the USA. We have been staying at this hotel for years. Over the years we tried so many other hotels but keep coming back to the Bristol. The service is excellent. The same guys, Carlos, Gabriel, and Les are always welcoming and pleasant. They park and retrieve our car, help us with our luggage and always with a smile and a willingness to help! We love the comfort of the roomy rooms, the beds, and pillows. The restaurant and bar have a great ambiance and food. We love the breakfasts and breakfast buffets as well. The staff are bilingual as well.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear JulieHARTs, As the General Manager of Bristol, I want to personally express my gratitude for your wonderful feedback. Hearing about your positive experiences at our hotel fills me with immense pride and satisfaction. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every guest receives the highest level of professionalism and genuine care throughout their stay. It's heartening to know that our efforts have not gone unnoticed, and that you continue to choose The Bristol as your preferred hotel in Panama City. Your kind words serve as motivation for us to maintain the standards of excellence that we strive for every day. We are committed to providing you with nothing less than the best service, ensuring that your visits are always memorable and enjoyable. Thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bristol Panama for many more exceptional experiences in the future. Should your travels bring you back to our beautiful country, we look forward to welcoming you once again and ensuring that your next experience is as memorable as the last. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager BRISTOL PANAMA
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florence_advisor wrote a review Apr 3
Sao Paulo, SP12 contributions3 helpful votes
From start to finish the Bristol proved to be the best choice. I called the hotel directly to make the reservation a few weeks beforehand and I had the pleasant surprise to be upgraded as we arrived. Shortly after stepping into our wonderful room, a plate of delicious fruits was delivered to welcome us. The hotel, the room, the furniture, everything is in excellent condition and immaculately clean. The staff is the best!! Always smiling and ready to help. Breakfast is splendid and we had dinner once at the hotel restaurant which was excellent. Only regret is to have stayed only two nights!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear flo_advisor, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to share your experience at Bristol on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations and left such a positive impression. It brings us immense joy to know that from the moment you reached out to make your reservation, our team was able to provide you with a seamless and memorable experience. We take great pride in going above and beyond to ensure our guests feel welcomed and appreciated. Your kind words regarding the condition and cleanliness of our hotel, rooms, and furnishings truly warm our hearts. Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and comfort is of utmost importance to us, and we are thrilled to hear that our efforts did not go unnoticed. Our dedicated team members strive to create a welcoming and hospitable environment for all our guests, and we are thrilled to hear that their warm smiles and helpful demeanor enhanced your stay with us. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our staff, as they will be delighted to hear that their efforts made a positive impact on your visit. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our splendid breakfast offerings and had a memorable dining experience at our restaurant. We take pride in offering delicious culinary options that cater to diverse palates, and we are delighted that you found them to your liking. We understand your regret in only staying for two nights, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for a longer stay in the future. Whether for business or leisure, we look forward to providing you with another exceptional experience that exceeds your expectations. Thank you once again for choosing Bristol, and we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable stay. Warm regards Diego Lozano General Manager BRISTOL PANAMA
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alexherrero wrote a review Apr 2
Sunol, California14 contributions1 helpful vote
Bristol Panama was in every sense a true five star experience. We arrived very early in the morning and due to a confusion between our travel agency and the hotel our room wasn't ready. They made it right, were able to check us in early and to a wonderful room, helping us get some much needed rest, and from that moment on attended our every need. Then daily alfajores were a really nice touch, and the staff was so friendly and kind. The breakfast was amazing every day. We had a great great time there and will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear alexherrero, Thank you immensely for sharing your recent experience at Bristol Panama. We're thrilled to read that your stay with us was nothing short of exceptional and that we were able to turn a potential inconvenience into a delightful experience. Ensuring our guests' comfort and satisfaction is our top priority, and we're delighted that our team was able to swiftly accommodate your early arrival and provide you with a wonderful room for some much-needed rest. It's heartening to hear that our staff's friendly and attentive service left a positive impression on you throughout your stay. We believe in going above and beyond to cater to our guests' needs, and we're glad that commitment shone through. We're thrilled you enjoyed our daily alfajores - it's always the small touches that make a stay memorable. Moreover, we're delighted to hear that you found our breakfast offerings to be amazing every day. Our culinary team takes great pride in curating a diverse and delicious selection to start your day off right. Thank you for choosing Bristol Panama, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another fantastic stay. Should you require any assistance with your future bookings, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager BRISTOL PANAMA
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Mickey G wrote a review Apr 1
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida42 contributions33 helpful votes
The staff at the Bristol is by far the best I have ever encountered in my many years of travel for both business and pleasure. Norka at the front desk and the bell hop staff all went over and above in helping to make our last stay a great one. Highly, highly recommend the hotel. It is a boutique hotel in the best sense of that word.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear mickeygott, I hope this message finds you well. I cannot express enough gratitude for your heartfelt review of your recent stay at Bristol Panama. Reading your words truly warmed our hearts here at the hotel. Norka and our bellhop team are beaming with pride knowing they contributed to making your stay exceptional. Their dedication to ensuring every guest feels welcomed and cared for is unparalleled, and I am so fortunate to have them as part of our team. Your recommendation means everything to us, and knowing that you consider us a boutique gem fills us with pride. We're honored to have had the opportunity to host you and we're eagerly looking forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable stay. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can do to make your next stay even more special. Warmest regards, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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Ben H wrote a review Mar 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana18 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful, comfortable and clean facilities, attentive staff earns this hotel its 5 stars. Highly recommended. Don't miss the restaurant 'Sal Si Puedes'. Their version of Panama's traditional sancocho is worthy of awards - a 'deconstructed' version that brings all of the flavors into each delicious spoonful. Thanks Bristol & SSP for delightful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Ben, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share your glowing review of our 5-star establishment. It fills us with immense joy to learn that your experience at our hotel surpassed your expectations. Our dedicated team strives tirelessly to ensure that our guests are treated with the utmost care and attention, and it brings us great pleasure to hear that their efforts did not go unnoticed. We're thrilled that you found our facilities to be beautiful, comfortable, and impeccably clean. Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and comfort is a top priority for us, and we're delighted to see that reflected in your comments. We're also delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at 'Sal Si Puedes'. Our chefs take great pride in crafting unique and delicious dishes, and it's wonderful to hear that their take on Panama's traditional sancocho left such a lasting impression on you. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for recommending our hotel. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful stay in the future. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager BRISTOL PANAMA
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia del Carmen (0.2 miles), Alejandro's (0.1 miles), and El Karaoke 50 (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Salsipuedes, La Vespa, and Coffee Max.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Panama City.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.