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The Bristol Panama Hotel

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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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 125 luxurious guest rooms and 48 Executive Residences and Suites, all elegantly decorated with custom fabrics and prints by renowned Latin American and local designers.
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia Bella Vista, Panama City 0807 Panama
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Panama Pacifico Intl Airport7 mi
Tocumen Intl Airport12 mi
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This hotel always delivers high quality beautifully furnished comfortable and classy rooms at a fair price. We have stayed at The Bristol twice and the staff is very helpful and courteous and the hotel is clean and modern with classic traditional touches.
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Response from Maria Eugenia V, Rooms Division Director at The Bristol Panama Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Deborah W, Thank you for your great review! We truly appreciate your words about our staff and facilities. I am pleased to know that you find our furniture and rooms to your liking and your perfect description of our ambiance. We hope to host you for your next visit to Panama City. Safe travels!
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Very good location, good service, neat and clean. Restaurante es good. they could improve in the choices for breakfast. Very helpful in helping us with our tour. a satisfying overall experience.I recomended
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Response from Maria Eugenia V, Rooms Division Director at The Bristol Panama Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Curious27651867749, Thank you for your excellent rating and for choosing us for your stay in Panama City! We are glad you had a great experience and we will be sure to revise the breakfast options to deliver a better service on this area. We hope to see you again in the future. Safe Travels!
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Beautiful hotel in the heart of Panama City with many amenities. The included breakfast was amazing and vey plentiful. Breakfast servers were very accommodating as well. The rooms were very spacious but are showing som signs of wear. It was wired that there was not a handle/
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Response from Maria Eugenia V, Rooms Division Director at The Bristol Panama Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Gretchen1960, Thank you for chosing us during your visit to Panama. We appreciate your review, we are glad to know that your overall experience was positive and you enjoyed our breakfast, but we are saddened to know that you experience with our bar service and maintenance were not up to par with everything else. We will be sure to revise your rooms and take care of them properly and pass your comments to our restaurant manager to improve. Safe travels!
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Excellent hotel, from checking in to checking out everything was very good. We had a beautiful two room suite with exceptionally comfortable bed, pillows and linens. Loved the bathroom, very nice towels and bath products
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Response from Maria Eugenia V, Rooms Division Director at The Bristol Panama Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear sasha2ChattanoogaTn, Thank you for choosing us during your visit to Panama and for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. Hoping to welcome you back soon at our hotel. Yours at service,
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Great location, clean (particularly smells wonderful in lobby!), helpful staff, nice bar and restaurant and coffee, restaurants, etc...within walking distance! Room was comfortable although we did not have a great view! The coffeemaker was a challenge to figure out but
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Response from Maria Eugenia V, Rooms Division Director at The Bristol Panama Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear jkt272018, We would like to thank you for choosing us. It is an honor to receive your comments regarding your experience and delighted to know our rooms, restaurant and staff were up to your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Safe travels,
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Tower Executive Room
Bed in a Tower Executive King
Third bathroom no view from bathroom to TV...
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Dear Pc1029, Yes! We have a special dinner for new Years Eve *December 31st, 2018 Buffet dinner at 8º58’ Lounge (5th floor executive tower) Price: $55 plus taxes, includes one non-alcoholic beverage and one champagne glass for the midnight toast. With live music *01 January 2019: Extended breakfast until 12 noon. Lunch and Dinner: our SalSipuedes menu. To make your reservations you can contact us directly, as through this page we are not allowed to send links or email addresses. Warm regards, Maria Vilanova
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Buenas tardes igrex, En nuestro spa contamos con baño de vapor de cortesía para todos nuestros huéspedes, y las áreas del Spa están divididas para hombres y mujeres por separado. La sala de relajación del Spa cuenta con unas vistas espectaculares que también pueden disfrutar antes o después de cualquier tratamiento. Cualquier otra consulta estamos a la orden.
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In case The Bristol doesn't answer you, they have a shuttle that you have to make a reservation for, and it costs about the same as a taxi, which have set prices from the airport. It was $35, as I recall. It's about a 30 minute trip. The consierge at The Bristol can set you up with transportation to Colon. Uber is very popular there and would probably be the cheapest way to go since it's a pretty long drive. The consierge there is fantastic.. ask them for advice.. There's a lot to see within walking distance of The Bristol.. The boardwalk along the Pacific and Casa Vieja (3 miles) are must check outs.. Have fun!
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Good Afternoon Ships99, Thank you for writing us through TripAdvisor. We do not make these kind of tour frequently; however, it is not impossible to arrange. We have some contacts that could offer us a good deal for you to have a fantastic experience on board of a Catamaran at the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. For this request I would highly appreciate if you give us some time, so we can investigate more and give you a precise answer. Meanwhile, how would you like to get to San Blas from the city? by plane, helicopter or car? We are looking forward to your answer. In case you have any other question no dot hesitate to contact the Concierge.
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"Some rooms had amazing views - others were non-existent. Make sure you check."
"I stayed in two rooms between the 9 days. 709 and 811, I preferred the latest."
"Better service in the housekeeping area."
"We stayed on the 7th floor on the end overlooking the pool, no noises or issues."
"go for higher floor rooms"
$122 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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