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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Every room overlooks the Chagres River. The rooms are spacious and clean. The buffet had plenty of choices of good food to please everyone. It would be nice if they extended free wifi to the rooms but it was free in the large reception area and bar. The Night Safari left a lot to be desired but you can not...

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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, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2014

In 2004 I was in Panama for a vacation and engaged a driver to tour us around the area. One of the stops was Gamboa and we decided if we returned to the country in the future we would stay there. This year we got a one week package to the resort. But first some words on Panama. Upon leaving...

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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

Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed 2 January 2014

My family and I stayed here during Christmas vacation. The property itself is beautiful, but it is need of a big time face lift. The paint is chipping everywhere, things are dirty, and the food is awful. At first glance the place looks great, but once you check in you realize that it is not very nice. I would not...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

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. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 January 2014

My family and I stayed here for half of our week in Panama (other half at the Westin Playa Bonita). We absolutely loved the rainforest feel and views of the mountains, rain forest and river from this resort! The restaurants on-site were fantastic (particularly the restaurant on the second floor). We really enjoyed taking the rainforest tours at the hotel...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

I appreciate your comments and we are glad to have met your expectations when visiting our hotel, from the entire hotel staff we appreciate your comment is a great motivation for each of us. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama.

Highland Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I feared that this hotel be uncomfortable and buggy. No -- it was terrific. We were there as part of a Caravan tour, so our guide arranged our outings, not the hotel. But it was obvious that the hotel could help you out if you were on your own. The rooms were amazingly comfortable, totally clean, and wonderfully bug-free. Each...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for such a touching comment regarding your recent stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. We apologize that our buffets do not feel your expectations at all. We will share your feedback with our Food and Beverage Manager so we can ensure different dishes that are the delight of all our guests. We hope you give us the...

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Big city resort in the forest. Most animals have run away. Pines on the grounds?? Everything is Manhattan prices. Captive audience - poor food choices. Everything is expensive. $4 coke from minibar? Tours are lame. Rooms are big enough and bathrooms are good. Go to Costa Rica and stay in an ecolodge.

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. I am certainly disappointed that your stay was not all that it could have been. We are continuously working to ensure our guests receive the service they deserve. Regards,

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 December 2013

The resort is in a perfect location for communing with nature and also visiting Panama City. My wife and I enjoyed walking around the open spaces all around the resort. We even hiked a road and short trail to the top of the tram ride, then to the top of the observation tower in the early morning to enjoy the...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes 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.

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We had a wonderful honeymoon suite at this hotel and loved it! Jetzel Martinez arranged all of our tours and dinners for us. She does an excellent job as the concierge! The only negative is that it is difficult to get waited on if you choose to order off the menu in the restaurants, instead of eating at the buffets....

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for such a touching comment regarding your recent stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. They are always a source of great joy for us and in this particular case to Guest Relations Desk, which strives every day to meet all the requests of our guests. Please feel free to contact us any time that you decide visit...

Bellaire, Texas
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This resort is in a beautiful location. The views and the grounds are amazing. Most of the staff are very friendly and helpful - except for one very crabby pregnant one. Our room was very spacious and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the free nature walk and our guide Natale. The night safari was great also. Take advantage...

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

I appreciate your comments and we are glad to have met your expectations when visiting our hotel. I personally congratulate my colleagues for their hard work. I hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 December 2013

This resort is spectacular. There is so many things on offer that you can do. The pool was clean and large and there was a lot of space around it to sit or sunbathe. The butterfly garden is amazing, I wouldn't usually be interested in things like that but I have to say it was amazing. The staff in the...

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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. Sincerely

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • 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: ₹ 8,943 - ₹ 20,411 (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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