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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We spent 10 nights at the resort during Labor Day and had a great time. We were looking for a location where we could relax and unwind. Jose Torres and his staff did a remarkable job of allowing us to do just that. It seems to me that most JW Marriott's have a signature feature (the pool in Khao Lak,...

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Osmy M, Public Relations Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Lawrence, Thanks for the review. It is always a pleasure to see positive reviews on Tripadvisor; so we greatly appreciate it. We have shared your excellent comments with Pedro Gonzalez and the rest of the team at El Faro Beach Club. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Reviewed 15 September 2015

The hotel is new and super nice. The food was great and the bar as well. The hotel is a bit disorganized with the front desk, the room cleaning, etc. I don't know if it is because the hotel is new or it's just bad administration. Can't tell you much about the beach because the week I went, a Tsunami...

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Osmy M, Public Relations Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and for taking the time to submit your review. We apologize if your stay with us did not meet up to your expectations. It's sad for us to read that because we certainly strive to deliver our very best to all our guests. We apologize for the inconvenience at the...

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Staying in this hotel has been the best experience I have had in a Hotel in Panama. The standard of this hotel is quite high, so I had a wonderful weekend there. The swimming pools are huge and beautiful, breakfast is great, bed are simply amazing and finally the SPA (Corotu) is heaven, the best one though a bit pricey....

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Osmy M, Public Relations Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that we have accomplished giving our guests a luxury experience!. We have shared your comments with the girls at the Spa. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Staefa
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

- great setting - thoughtful design - great rooms - fantastic food - attentive staff - facilities are well kept - SPA with competitive prices - wonderful tidy and clean beach - good for jogging, walking along the beach - fantastic clean water - a bit far to reach but next drive to get there

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

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 can’t wait to welcome you back real soon. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is a very impressive set up. Even though half of the hotel was closed due to a mini-tsunami, we still really enjoyed the experience. The staff were pleasant and well equiped to handle large groups.

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the entire JW Marriott Panama Family - thank you for your kind words- very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I was here for 5 days for a wedding. Its a beautiful resort but definitely took longer to get to than expected. We had a shuttle service (set up by the wedding couple) but it took a little over 2 hours (we were told 1.5 hrs). People also suggested renting a car over taking a taxi but a few people...

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

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 excellent comments with Pedro Gonzalez at El Faro Beach Club. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The three nights we spent here were the highlight of our vacation across Panama. We stayed in some nice hotels (Le Meridien in Panama City, Hotel Ciudad de David) and in one absolutely elegant inn with old world charm (Panamonte Inn in Boquete) but none of them compared to this place. We were greeted by Cesar who came to the...

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that we have accomplished giving our guests a happy vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We spent 5 nights at the JW Marriott Panama and it was heavenly. The resort is absolutely stunning in a natural, understated way. There is absolutely nothing loud or tacky at the JW Marriott. The grounds are lush and beautiful. There are about a dozen swimming pools, all stunning. I could spend hours just sitting in the gorgeous open-air lobby,...

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much. We appreciate all feedback but of course a glowing review as yours is a real pleasure to see on Trip Advisor. Thank you for mentioning so many great points on our hotel starting with the staff, location and the great service you experienced. Please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 August 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,...

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Gerencia02, General Manager at JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, responded to this review

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

Porto, Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 17 August 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...

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the Pacific coast of Panama, Bristol Buenaventura is a luxury oceanfront destination resort and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. The resort sits on 1,000 acres of natural splendor, nestled between rivers, lakes, lush vegetation, and pristine beaches. Blending old world glamour and tropical elegance, the resort is reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

Address: 340 Calle 3ra Buenaventura | Cocle, Rio Hato, Panama (Formerly Bristol Buenaventura)
Region: Panama > Cocle Province > Rio Hato
Price Range: ₹ 14,775 - ₹ 35,566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Bristol Buenaventura Hotel Farallon
Bristol Bueneventura Santa Clara
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I would think an upstairs room with a balcony would have a better view. We had a ground floor room that was very nice but no view.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeHep, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pool/beach view rooms pretty far from the beach - just looking at water in the distance - so not worth much price differential”
 of 5 bubbles rebecca100, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles 825lawrencev, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean pool view”
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