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Torrance, California
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I don't know where to begin. We had the most extraordinary experience at the JW Marriott during our weeklong big, fat Indian wedding extravaganza we held there in November 2014. My daughter, son-in-law, (other family) and I visited numerous hotels, resorts and countries prior to selecting the JW Buenaventura for their wedding location. The staff and management exceeded our expectations...

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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...

Reviewed 29 September 2015

The JW Marriott in Panama has an awesome colonial architecture. This is one of the favorite spots to hold weddings in Panama. There is a huge tree located at the entrance of the hotel in front of the lobby which adds glamour and flair to the place. There are also some convenient stores in the small shopping plaza in front...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our great service, friendly staff and fabulous location. Our guests are always our priority; please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is here and would love to have you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

mpls
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I read the low rated reviews out of curiosity and am not sure why the reviewers had such a different experience than we did. My wife & I booked booked adjoining rooms with my sister last February and we were very pleased with the accomodations. The grounds were very nice and the staff was always helpful. We ate in most...

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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. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! My best, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This is my third time in the hotel.Customer Service excellent as always This place is really to relax and to spent time family or couple time The Panamanian staff working in this hotel are the best. Highly recommended to whoever wants to enjoy your love ones. I highly recommend to stay two days minimum. The hotel values its price

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

Dear Guest, Thank you! We would love it more to welcome you back. Hope to see you again real soon. Warmest regards, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

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

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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
  • Minibar
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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: ₹ 11,993 - ₹ 28,458 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“3rd level rooms facing the pool”
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Sylmontg703, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pools with a balcony were awesome!”
jeraldo336, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“check about construction ...they are adding more amenities...not sure...! overoll all the rooms are OK.”
tompW5128ST, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we love the garden room.”
Shulamit16, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper rooms have a balcony with view, I had a ground floor room with a patio and koi pond - extra private and relaxing.”
skifaster2017, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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