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The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA
Ranked #8 of 115 Hotels in Panama City
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing experience!! Spend whole weekend with my wife after business trip, just like another honeymoon. The luxury and romantic room really make us surprise, it is a classy hotel with best room, facility, condition and service. Would like to try the SPA next time, just couldn’t make it this time.
The big and luxury room is really romantic and comfortable, the classy decoration make me really like it.
The location is little bit hard to find, when my friend tried to give a ride for us, take a lot of time to find the place, and you need to walk a little bit to find good restaurant and bars.

Room Tip: If you want to have better view from the room, chose tower room and you will be in higher floors.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Richardymx
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, General Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

You'll definitly have to try our Spa on your next trip to Panama!



Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The installations are very nice, the attentions are excellent, the rooms are very comfortable, the gym area is very complete it is located in very good spot of the city.
The breakfast has many options where one can choose from and also have a menu if you would like to order something.

I recommended to anyone who needs to visit Panama on a business trip.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
1  Thank Byron F
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Thank you for enjoying all our services, the comfort and amenities of our room as well as our service in general. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

I suggest you to try our Spa at the 25th floor during your next stay with us.

Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We spent one night and it was more than expected the room was great, the fact that you can control de temperature in the room was good. The gowns and the way they arranged everything for the night was incredible. The food at the restaurant was great and I loved the spa. Is luxury in the middle of the city. We were able to accomplish what we wanted. Rest without leaving the city.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Noren R
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Thank you for enjoying all our services, the comfort and amenities of our room as well as our service in general. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

I suggest you to try our Spa at the 25th floor during your next stay with us.

Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Rented a 1 bedroom apartment in the hotel, room was excellent, location was great, much better value for money than the Le Meridien or Ritz Carlton.
Restaurant was great. close to bars and Restaurants on Calle Uruguay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Sevvy666
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Thank you for enjoying all our services, the comfort and amenities of our room as well as our service in general. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

I suggest you to try our Spa at the 25th floor during your next stay with us.

Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have stayed in the Trump Ocean Club before and needed a hotel closer to the financial district.
Was worrying about the complaints I have read here.
Some are true, small gym, pool, pretty cold breakfast room.
I also had to recognize some defects (toilet, sink) in my room, which was in the new tower.
Here and there some need for decorative repairs (elevators).

Nevertheless I can recommend this hotel for anybody looking for a decent stay in the city, besides wellness and sports freaks.

The Internet is fast everywhere in the hotel.
All shortcomings concerning my room were handled immendiately in a friendly manner.
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful to make my stay comfortable.
The hotel is very clean!
The design is unpretentious, elegant and stylish at the same time.
The bathrooms are tastefully styled (all marble), spacy and comfortable with large bath tubs and shower rooms.
The beds are just great, large and comfortable.
It's a small and quiet hotel, not a place for Hurray Harries.
It's the place in town to relax.
If it would not have been the small gym and pool I would have rated it excellent.

Room Tip: The accommodation in the tower have nicer and larger Bathrooms, but seem to be a little bit less spa...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank ADAM J
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Thank you for enjoying all our services, the comfort and amenities of our room as well as our service in general. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

Thank you for your comments regarding our gym and pool, but as you could see, we are a high rise building with limited space.

I suggest you to try our Spa at the 25th floor during your next stay with us.

Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Spent 2 nights at the Bristol in June of 2014. We speak practically no Spanish and were happy there were always bi-lingual front desk assistants. Our room was exceptionally clean and large. Breakfast in the restaurant was easy and better than expected. There was contstruction going on across the street but I never heard a pin drop in my room. Would stay here again. Easy ride from the airport.
Wifi available for $10

Room Tip: High up better view
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank nikitta28
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Thank you for enjoying all our services, the comfort and amenities of our room as well as our service in general. Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

I suggest you to try our Spa at the 25th floor during your next stay with us.

Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently stayed at the Bristol on our Panam trips on the beginning and again at the end of the trip. The Bristol is located in the heart of Panama City within close distance to shops and some great restaurants. The hotel is very modernm with fantastic staff working the concierge desks. The first room we stayed in was their standard room which was very nice, quiet, good working AC, high thread count linens, etc, but we were in the older tower and never quite got true hot water, only mildly warm. On the second leg of our stay we were upgraded to a suite in the newer tower which was amazing. We also had awesome water pressure and true hot water as well. (So request a room in the newer tower? ). Our stays came with a complimentary breakfast buffert which was wonderful. They had almost everything you could want including a manned omlette station. We also had dinner at the main restuaraunt on site (Salsipudes) and the food was excellent. Beautiful presentation and flavor, although smaller servings. We ate in the lounge on the 5th floor as well, which I actually preferred since it's a bit more casual with a better view, and had an extensive cocktail list. We tried out the spa on our stay and did the couples massagew which was relaxing, but if you are expecting an American-style "Swedish" massage you may be dissapointed. In all, I was very impressed with this hotel and would happily stay here again.

Room Tip: Request a room in the newer tower and hit up the bar in Salsipuedes for happy hour free wine tasting...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pierre Jean Fra... B, Director General at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Thank you for taking the time of writing this review of our hotel.

Thank you for enjoying all our services, the comfort and amenities of our room as well as our service in general. It is always a pleasure for me to see some returning satisfied guests.

Your compliment are really a positive stroke for us and push us to keep a high standard personalized service toward our guests.

Thank you for letting me know for water pressure on the South Tower, I will check it with our maintenance staff.

I suggest you to try our Spa at the 25th floor during your next stay with us.

Kind regards

Pierre Berthier
General Manager

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Address: Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Panama City
#5 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#8 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
Price Range: $113 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Panama City's bustling (Financial District), Bristol Panama is one of the city's premier addresses for executive and holiday stays. ... more   less 
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