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Reviewed August 21, 2015

We visited this hotel on a couples trip in March. It is beautiful property, newer hotel with great rooms and amenities. Food choices were good, the Sushi restaurant was our favorite. Do yourself a favor and visit the spa- it is wonderful! The pool is great, and the staff at the pool is fantastic. It was a very quiet resort, more adults than children. There were times when we were one of the only groups at the pool for the entire day.
I would say that in the evening, there is not much to really do. The resort is SO quiet, that come 8pm its like a ghost town. It is also very far removed from everything else and takes about 15 minutes just to get in and out of the resort location. Not being able to visit somewhere easily made us not want to leave the resort- it was just a hassle.
If you are looking for a quiet, nice hotel to simply relax and not do much, this is the place to visit. Its a perfect, interesting getaway with beautiful surroundings and a wonderful beach.

Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Carol O
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Gerencia02, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thanks for the review. It is always a pleasure to see positive reviews on Tripadvisor; so we greatly appreciate it.

We have shared your comments with our staff. Thanks for your suggestions.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Cordially,

Jose Manuel Torres
General Manager

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Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have recently stayed for 9 nights at the JW Marriott hotel in Panama with my husband and my son.
The Buenaventura property is large, peaceful and well integrated in the Pacific coast.
The hotel has a friendly and kind staff and the decoration, in colonial style, is pleasant.
However only two restaurants are active in August with relatively few options in the menu.
The bicycles available for use by the guests were in bad condition and need to be improved or repaired.
The pool and beach areas are nice but swimming is not advisable in the pacific ocean as it seems to have strong currents and was always flagged as unsafe during our stay.

Room tip: Highest floor with pool and sea view
Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank Angelacarneiro
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Gerencia02, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2015

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 Manuel Torres
General Manager

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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Having just survived a trip across the belly of Panama to Chiriqi Provence and back (122 miles of construction each way), We were really tired of exploring and ready to be pampered for a while.
Just the place!!
The property itself is drop dead gorgeous with your choice of lagoon, pools, or the oceanfront (with complimentary cabanas) was all there to sooth the nerves.
Our room was large with dark hardwood floors and the usual Marriott clean. The whole property was especially spiffed up for a wedding the Saturday we were there.
What a party!
The restaurants all had wonderful food from poolside burgers to the biggest longostinos that I have seen. Our bar bill also tells me that we had a great time.
After three days of being pampered by the attentive staff, we really hated to leave back to Panama City. A really wonderful property.

Date of stay: July 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tfpape
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Gerencia02, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2015

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!

My best,

Jose Manuel Torres
General Manager

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Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

So many good things and people to write about.....,the resort was really well kept! Marcos at the pool bar was a standout and Elyana
with Pacific Adventures may have the best customer service skills I've ever experienced....and I've been around!! Love this place. So relaxing and perfect for a couples trip!!! See the canal on a tour one day and then come here to relax. You won't regret it!!!

Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank chiph169
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Gerencia02, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2015

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 have shared your comments with our staff.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Cordially,


Jose Manuel Torres
General Manager

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Reviewed July 15, 2015

We came here to stay for one night to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey which should have taken an hour and a half took 4 due to traffic and 3 different car crashes enroute. Needless to say I was stressed on arrival. But that did not last long. Fantastic service with refreshing drink on arrival and moist towel to wipe our faces. Beautiful pool and surroundings - very quiet and restful and lovely service - clean and well kept. Room was lovely and very comfortable. Lovely little walk to the beach. Had dinner in the restaurant in hotel - very nice again great service. Asked for a late checkout and got an extra hour to relax. Only bad part was having to check out!! Highly recommend if you need a recharge!

Room tip: Get a room with a lagoon view
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Shamrockin12
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Gerencia02, General Manager at The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your glowing review. It is so motivating to know when we touch the hearts in our guest’s experience and I am thrilled to see your stay was just that. Hope to welcome you back soon.

Warmest regards,

Jose Manuel Torres
General Manager

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