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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This place is, without question, the best all- inclusive resort that I have ever visited. Obviously, the location is a big factor here, but the main reason that I liked this place more than any other all-inclusive is that it is NOT an all-inclusive. Gamboa Rainforest Resort is a full-service hotel that offers an AI option. During my one week...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with staff, gives us a pleasure to know that you loved the visit to our hotel and enjoy all the nature. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest Regards,

Bullhead city
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Traveled with a group of 27 seniors. We loved everything: welcomed with cool drinks , enjoyed beautiful rooms, traveled by complimentary open air safari shuttle, great food, especially at the little restaurant down by the river, watched wildlife, visited the butterfly sanctuary, the orchid garden ... Just a relaxing, natural, yet upscale resort. Oh did I mention the fishing? Big...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

From the entire hotel staff we appreciate your comment is a great motivation for each of us. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Davis, CA
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice place, good service, spectacular views with lots of opportunities to see local floral and fauna. The grounds are very well kept and the rooms are spacious. Be prepared for lots of humidity and dress accordingly.

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Coordially yours,

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Riding through the city and heading into the rainforest with such anticipation of arriving at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, as its website showed such wonderfulness. Tired from all-day traveling, we arrived close to mid-night and front desk whisked us through check-in. Hearing the animal sounds of the rainforest was so exciting and gave such tranquility. The resort is packed with...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Kind regards

north of Toronto
Reviewed 13 May 2014

While recently in Panama, we actually switched from our hotel in Playa Blanca to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, and we wish we had done it sooner. However, we stayed two nights at GRR, and it saved our Panama trip. First of all, location is perfect, you are not too far away from the sights of Panama City, and the airport,...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time to write your comments is very nice to read all of them show positive and negative aspects of our hotel are a vital help to us for continue providing excellent service to our visitors. We hope to see you again in Panama. Sincerely

Markham, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Gamboa is situated in a newly rainforest setting, only 30yrs. Lush landscape with many animal species you can see from the night exploration bus through The jungle interiors. You can buy an all inclusive meal plan if you decide to eat all your meals here. The restaurant , Corotu has 3 buffets each day, the first night was Italian. It...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel; we will continue working hard to provide the best service and product to each of our guests. Regards

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2014

When you arrive at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort you're amazed at the beauty, the location is spectacular. The room balconies feel private, boosting views of the rainforest. The mornings feel magical, you can hear the howler monkeys waking up. You're away from it all, which also means you're limited to what's available at the hotel. If you're not staying there...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Kind regards

Washington State, USA
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed for two nights. I was disappointed when we checked in that they were not able to accommodate my request for an upper room to enjoy the views of the river. We checked in late afternoon, and they were booked up, so we ended up with a lower room. However, within an hour, I completely changed my mind. We...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your review of our property during your recent stay. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate departments for their review. We are happy that our customer service was excellent as well as the location of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The biggest debate my wife and I had at the resort was whether the view was better from the lobby or our bedroom. Both were spectacular. Based upon previous reviews, we smartly chose a fourth floor room overlooking the river (with a side view of the enormous pool). We spent time reading and just gazing at the scenery from both....

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I really appreciate your comments and suggestions this will make our hotel a better place to visit. I have noted each of your recommendations because all are great help for us. Thanks again. Regards,

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I really loved the location of this resort - being so close to the rainforest and able to see all the animals, including sloths, howler monkeys, toucans, agouti and capibaras was simply amazing. The customer service was also very good, the rooms were spacious and clean, with nice balconies with hammocks. The pool area was constantly filled with droves of...

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Thanks for your time to write your remarks, is very nice to read your comments all of them show positive and negative aspects of our hotel. We are continuously working to ensure our guests receive the service they deserve. . Cordially you.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Deep in the heart of the Panamanian rainforest lies the completely unique Gamboa Rainforest Resort. This magnificent destination rests where the scenic Chagres River meets the Panama Canal and is the only resort property in the area. Few places on earth offer such an amazing natural experience while providing an unsurpassed level of luxury. Escape the noise and hectic pace of everyday life and surround yourself with the tranquility of the mystical Soberania National Forest. Here, just a short 30-minute ride from Panama City, on 340 acres overlooking the stunning Panama Canal, you can commune with nature in a pristine environment where explorers and pirates once tread. Our Panama Tours offer an exhilarating variety of jungle adventures such as an aerial tram, guided boat tours, fishing expeditions, and much more. Our tours are designed to show you wildlife in its natural setting amidst the colorful splendor of the jungle flora. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Address: Goethals Blvd. | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Price Range: ₹ 8,996 - ₹ 14,016 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gamboa Rainforest Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 166
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“Upper level on river will give best view”
 of 5 bubbles Sue_in_Raleigh, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Elevators and ramps make all rooms accessible. The top floors will provide better views of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles zzweaver, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the higher floors have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Jay405, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure you get a balcony, the hammocks are terrific”
 of 5 bubbles susie166, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the fourth floor to the right of the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave277-12, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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