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JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very clean and and higher-end resort. The service is great, it is on the ocean and you have pretty much everything you need on or near the resort. If you decide to stay here, understand that guests are sparse. The place was about 25% full both times my wife and I stayed here. We saw about 10...

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Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back from 8 fabulous nights at the JW -- our requirements were beach, spa and golf! Oh, so many pools to choose from and a serene and very clean beach within walking distance. It's hard to capture in just a few characters the sincere attention from the staff for not only the guests but also the property. Everything...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely perfect place for a couple of days off the city. Loved the pools, walking in the beach, the rooms, the deco, the people, just everything, even the towels =) Could improve service at the beach and pool side, seemed under staffed and took forever but it was definitely worth it and would love to go again!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from 5 nights at the JW Marriott. We were upgraded to a beautiful room with high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. We loved the free bike rentals and access to so many pool areas. We found the prices of the food to be reasonable and the quality was excellent. We...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, family friendly, awesome service and great food. We were there for a wedding and all the staff was friendly, the rooms are awesome and amenities are wonderful. Exceeded all our expectations.

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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

Nashville, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the JW Marriott in Panama was absolutely amazing. Although we were concerned prior to our arrival due to the lack of customer reviews about the property, we found the hotel and it's amenities consistent with the high standards we have grown to expect from the JW Marriott brand. The staff was very welcoming from our initial bellboy,...

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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

Jamaica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 20 March 2017 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 15 March 2017

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 13 March 2017

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

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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: $250 - $582 (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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“Negotiate for the best room. There is nobody here.”
AlexA900, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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