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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We spend two nights, it is a very nice property, very large and clean rooms, our balcony was very large overlooking to the pool area and the lush gardens. Very serene and peaceful. Great pool area, beach club, plenty of space by the pool and beach Nice staff but service is very slow and communication is an issue if you...

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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 feedback - very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This hotel is really elegant and beautiful. Rooms are comfortable and the food in the restaurants is good although it could be improved. The TV is good but not too many channels. The problem is that other than going to the beach there is not much to do during the day, and less at night. One would have to go...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments, I respect all feedback “Highs and Lows” and find it useful to help the hotel learn and improve. That is what this forum is for, to hear about the good points of your stay and the areas where we can refocus on our guest’s experience. We have shared your comments with our Sushi...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 9 March 2015

This is a wonderful beach resort outside of Panama City. The rooms are large and comfortable, and very modern. The food is good, although not gourmet. It is very, very quiet. It is also well protected and surrounded by large mansions. Good wifi and Spanish TV with some US channels. Service is excellent, everyone tries to please.

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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

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 8 March 2015

This is the best hotel outside of Panama City. It is on the beach, has two good restaurants and excellent service. There is one very important thing which could be improved -- there is no music anywhere! A small air conditioned bar area where one could have a drink while listening to some musician (piano or guitar) particularly on weekends...

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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. We have shared your comments "there is no music anywhere"...

ny
Reviewed 8 March 2015

The JW was really beautiful. There is a pool area close to the hotel and then a bit of a walk to the pool area near the beach. The pool area near beach is stunning...lots of pretty pools and seating. The Beach is lovely but they don't put umbrellas up due to wind...just get lounge chairs. There is not wifi...

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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 Pacific Adventures Company regarding the horseback riding. Thanks for your suggestions. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

philadelphia
Reviewed 2 March 2015

I stayed at the JW in mid-November, right after the Panamanian holidays in early November (our stay was during the middle of the week). This was the PERFECT timing, as we basically had the resort and the beach to ourselves. No fighting over the cabanas/lounge chairs or vying for the attention of staff. Also, just to note, its about a...

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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. On behalf of Richard, Luis, Orlando, Lisseth, Larissa, Aura, Javier,...

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Marriott has an excellent reputation and it deserves it. The rooms are well done, but what is more important is the service. While the understandable language problems there is no reluctance to go beyond the customary service from everyone from the front desk to the Spa workers. The best example is when my wife was trying to find medicine for...

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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. On behalf of the entire JW Marriott Panama Family - thank you for your kind words- very much appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 February 2015

As far as location goes, Rio Hato is not a great place if you are in Panama to actually see Panama, but the JW is a great place to stop on your way to other locations. This JW is up to the JW standard I am used to. Wonderfully comfortable room with nice décor, great pool that gives you some...

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

Dear Guest, Wow! Sounds like you experienced a perfect stay! We are very glad to hear that our family members contributed in making your stay a superb one. We have shared your comments with our Executive Chef. Thanks for your suggestions. Come back soon! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Vermont USA
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Staff is gracious, attentive, friendly & professional (thank you Orlando, Lisseth and most everyone). Tasteful and elegant rooms and common areas. Lovely beach and pools (the birds add a tropical flair and a few droppings). Buffet breakfast is wonderful.....dinners are pricey but so delicious. Overall a great welcoming 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 excellent comments with Lisseth Camargo at Front Desk and Orlando Sanchez at Bell Boys. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

New york
Reviewed 25 February 2015

If you read my earlier reviews on this resort, you will understand why we visited a third time! This place is beautiful, the service is top notch and it is peaceful! This go round, we were given better instructions at the gate on how to find the main entrance --we still missed it! Check in was smooth, had a young...

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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 Lenci Espinosa at Front Desk Manager. 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 )
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  • 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
Internet
  • 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: ₹ 15,314 - ₹ 41,315 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Best ocean views are on the top (third) floor in the middle of the building (nos. 340-356).”
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“Higher floors are quieter in case there is a wedding celebration!!”
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“The hotel is set back from the beach, so, it is important to note that there are no beach/ocean view rooms.”
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