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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was traveling with a group which had a mix between planned activities and free time. We were at the resort 3 days but I would have liked more time to explore. When we arrived we did a boat tour of the Chagras River. This was a lot of fun and if possible you should bring bananas. We were able...

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Thanks for sharing your experiences of your recent visit at Gamboa Rainforest Resort and Spa. On behalf of all the staff thank you for having stayed with us and give us the opportunity to serve you and for the highly recommendation of our resort and facilities.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 days and 1 night with my daughter as a jump off to Soberania National Park. The hotel is in fairly good condition, but looking a little dated. There is a large pool with a swim up bar and lots of lounge chairs. We went to the lunch buffet at the marina which was good but overpriced....

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Guest R, Guest Relations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is regrettable that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. I will share your feedback with my colleagues and follow up on your comments to make the necessary corrections so these situations are not going to happen once again. And we will working hard in the areas that you mention in order...

Fishers, IN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights on a bird watching trip. This was part of a nine day trip so I don't have a feel for what the cost was for those three nights. That said, we thought the room was lovely, the food was excellent, and the service was top-notch. We were able to get to Pipeline Road in...

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We appreciate that you are taking the time to letting know your opinion is very important for us. Thank you so much for your very positive review! About your excellent stay. We are glad you enjoyed this visit.

Florida Panhandle, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my father in February 2017. It's a nice resort, with amazing WIFI throughout the hotel, the pool is big and spacious, the breakfast is quite nice, and the rooms are big and spacious. My only problems with the hotels are the lack of things to do in the area around the hotel. You have to drive...

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Guest R, Guest Relations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

It our pleasure to know that you r enjoyed your time at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. We appreciate your recommendations about the food and book the tour. One of the major purposes of online reviews is to highlight areas for improvement and your feedback provides our hotel with valuable information and for sure your comments will help us to improve for...

Dallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really an ecological resort. Tram-ride tour guide very un-knowledgeable and not much potential to see anything. Room leaked water, shower door would not close, tile floors so dirty that your feet were black. Party held on outdoor balcony with very loud live music until 11:00 on a Sunday night was very inappropriate for an eco-friendly area! Restaurant horrible-buffets to...

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Guest R, Guest Relations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry to read of your disappointment and ask that you accept my apologies for not meeting your Gamboa Rainforest Resort expectation. We sincerely do apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit. If there is anything further you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact me directly in guestrelations @ gamboaresort...

sherabecker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in January for my 50th birthday with a tour group. Was given room in the basement, room 0023. Had no elevator to the basement floor and had to drag our bags down the stairs, very disappointed. Requested a new room and was told they were booked. Our group had many amenities missing from our rooms that...

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I am so sorry to read of your disappointment and ask that you accept my apologies for not meeting your Gamboa Rainforest Resort expectation. We sincerely do apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit. If there is anything further you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact me directly in guestrelations @ gamboaresort...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you first walk in the door you are blown away with the view through the glass atrium. When you get outside, it just gets better. Many activities to take part in at an extra charge. We missed the indigenous tribe visit, but chattted with several people that raved about it. You could spend 4 nights there and comfortably take...

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We appreciate that you are taking the time to letting know your opinion is very important for us. Sorry to hear about the inconveniences with the food. I will share your feedback with my colleagues and follow up on your comments to make the necessary corrections so these situations are not going to happen once again. And we will working...

Chestertown, MD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who come to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort for the wildlife and birding in particular, the location is extraordinary. The views are breathtaking. One quickly learns to take the binocs along wherever you venture on the property. It’s a birder’s paradise, and you see both rank amateurs with their iPhones and the serious birders with their scopes and ten...

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Thank you for your comments. I will share your feedback with my colleagues and follow up on your comments to make the necessary corrections so these situations are not going to happen once again. And we will working hard in the areas that you mention in order to provide a better service. We hope you give us another opportunity to...

Chicago, IL, USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch at the resort after the boat tour. Restaurant had a gorgeous view and comfortable dining room. The service was great and the only thing that brought the experience down was the food...typical buffet fare and just ok at that!

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We appreciate that you are taking the time to letting know your opinion is very important for us. One of the major purposes of online reviews is to highlight areas for improvement and your feedback provides our hotel with valuable information and for sure your comments will help us to improve for the future. Hope you give us the opportunity...

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three days at the GRR. It is a lovely property with nice grounds and wonderful river views. The property is not in good condition and seems to need better maintenance and staff. There were numerous problems in the room, broken fridge, limited hot water in the shower, etc. additionally, towels weren't always replaced without calling the front desk....

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I am so sorry to read of your disappointment and ask that you accept my apologies for not meeting your Gamboa Rainforest Resort expectation. We sincerely do apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your visit. If there is anything further you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact me directly in guestrelations @ gamboaresort...

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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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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: $168 - $295 (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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“Get a room with a balcony facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles TomS940, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles ilmagnific0, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“top floor with river views”
 of 5 bubbles AlyssaM521, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have balconies and good views.”
 of 5 bubbles jerryd183, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles Jackolyne, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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