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Jamaica
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was our first time visiting Panama, we flew into Rio Hato airport very convenient a ten minute drive to hotel. We arrived late Friday night and warmly greeting by Arnold at the front desk, we instantly felt welcomed! We hung out at the beach Saturday and ate at the grill amazing nachos served by Javier, worked very hard and...

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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: Arnold, Javier, Ana, Marcos, Adams, Irina, Amadeus, Daniel and Orlando. We look forward to welcoming you back again....

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the JW for 5 nights on a beach vacation in Panama. The resort already came highly recommended by friends and obviously TripAdvisor and we weren't let down. The resort is set in a deluxe beach property development directly by the Pacific Ocean, and after a little confusion of how to find a hotel amongst many other beautiful...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you...We love it when we get great reviews on Tripadvisor. We strive to add a personal touch and give the genuine and friendly service that hits the hearts of our guests. We’re glad that you had the chance to experience it for yourself. Come back soon! Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After traveling around and got very disappointed about lots of places, we ended up at the JW Marriot at Buonaventura..it is like living on a island...don't want to go out...everything you need is around and most of all, the all place is quite clean and secure, beautiful beach, considering the Pacific..probably best stretch beaches close to Panama City. Good and...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is very good. All the staff are well trained and servicial. The pool is very nice and quiet. All the gardens are well taken care. The rooms are very confortable. We use to go there once a month, with a 5 years old. Food, service and greens areas are perfect.

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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. Come back soon! Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Zambia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent and evening at the Marriott to get a break from our normal lives. The rooms are very comfortable as you would expect for a 5 star hotel however For the price that we had to pay for food/drinks this place was certainly not worth it. They charge 5 dollars for a can of local beer which is just criminal,...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Woodbury, CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at this hotel. It is spacious and beautiful. The rooms were large, the bed was comfortable, plenty of channels on the TV. I ate at the hotel for dinner one night and breakfast for 2 days. Food was fine, plenty of options. I did play golf which was a treat. I loved the course. Because I...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful resort, friendly staff - particularly Ines at the Front Desk and Orlando - Bellman/Valet extraordinaire. The breakfast was fabulous every day, I had a rental car so I left the property most days for lunch and dinner, but after dinner, relaxed each night with family in Solera. The rooms were very nice, extremely comfortable and my room was on...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Brooklyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 3rd time staying here with family (including kids). Everything is clean and well maintained. Staff are all friendly. The pools are amazing. The kids spent 2 days in the pool playing. The beach is not perfect. It was lovely to run on in the mornings (calm, quiet and clean) but I only swam once during this stay....

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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! Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for four nights after spending the four previous nights in Panama City. We had planned to rent a car in Panama City to drive out here, but there was an issue at the rental desk (couldn't provide the car I had reserved) so we had to hire a taxi from the hotel in Panama City...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly stunning hotel. The grounds, facilities and rooms are spectacular. Staff are wonderful and most speak pretty good English. The food is good. The prices are higher than one would expect in Panama but the hotel delivers. If you want to spoil someone this is a great place to do it.

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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 Luis Bonet 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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: $256 - $538 (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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“check about construction ...they are adding more amenities...not sure...! overoll all the rooms are OK.”
 of 5 bubbles tompW5128ST, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we love the garden room.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles skifaster2017, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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