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Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel

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Avenida Aquilino de La Guardia, Panama City 0807 Panama
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Set in the heart of the bustling financial center, minutes from shopping, cultural attractions and nightlife, Bristol Panama is a rare jewel where luxurious accommodations and sumptuous dining are blended to create uncompromising quality. Bristol Panama offers 130 luxurious guest rooms and 43 Executive Residences and Suites, all elegantly decorated with custom fabrics and prints by renowned Latin American and local designers.
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Valet parking
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
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Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
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Foot massage
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24-hour security
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Interconnected rooms available
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Delraydoll wrote a review Jan. 27
Delray Beach, Florida18 contributions25 helpful votes
The staff was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. However, the only reason we stayed here was because our touring company uses this hotel so we decided to stay an extra day before the tour started. The front desk did recommend a few near-by restaurants, and the one we chose, Casa del Marisco, was excellent. The staff also suggested we take Uber rather than a taxi which worked out fine. They also made the reservations for us and made sure we understood the dress code since we certainly didn't want to show up in shorts to such a nice restaurant. The front desk also recommended a near-by barber for my husband, and he was very pleased with the service there. I knew the pool would be small based on the photos, but it was still a big disappointment. Perhaps I'm spoiled as I live in FL and have a lovely community pool. In any event, if this is important to you, especially with the Panama heat, this will definitely be a disappointment. The breakfasts were good, but one night we decided to eat at the restaurant and had a very mediocre meal: I've never had a Caesar salad served in this manner -- practically the whole romaine lettuce head. While the chicken was tasty, there was way too much lettuce -- I should have asked for another plate and cut off 1/2 of the head. There was also a loud party taking place, and since there was no separation from the rest of the guests, it was extremely loud for the rest of the restaurant clients. Overall the rooms were a good size and comfortable. The bathroom with its separate shower was nice, good water pressure, immediate hot water, usual nice toiletries. Room lighting could be improved. I also had to search for a plug for my CPAP machine. Had to eventually unplug the clock but fiddle with the connections and then couldn't figure out how to restart the clock. Told the front desk, and they sent someone to take care of the situation.
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debbyb08 wrote a review Mar. 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions
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The staff was the BEST!! Especially Karla.... Totally full service to help you with any need. The food and drinks were amazing as well. They have a gym and swimming pool on the 4th floor along with a sitting patio to enjoy some fresh air or evening lights.
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Responded Apr. 12, 2022
Dear debbyb08, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I am particularly pleased that you had a memorable experience while at our property. Our goal truly is to make sure our Ambassadors make you feel at home through their service. At Bristol Panama, we continuously strive to exceed your expectations. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to serving you in the future!
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Jeff R wrote a review Jan. 23
Los Angeles, California9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 6 nights at Bristol and just got back Jan. 21st. The hotel lobby, rooms, people, and food were top notch. Special "hello" to Juan (who knows everything), Gabriel (up front leader), and Danay (restaurant star). They made the stay so special. Nothing bad to say. All good !
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Diego Lozano, Director General at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Jeff, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it. Specially Gabriel, Juan and Danay!  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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Abbekas wrote a review Jan. 22
Playa del Carmen, Mexico19 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent several days at Bristol when we recently visited Panama. The friendly service from the staff throughout the premises made the stay a memorable pleasure. We especially appreciated the restaurant with a wide variety on the menu and the view from the spa on the top floor. The spa I relatively small but has a steam sauna showers and a relaxing lounge room to enjoy the view. The valley parking and the in-house garage was also convenient. The gym was ok but we understand it is getting a facelift in the near future. The new management with Diego Lozano has made a big and positive impact already. We will return for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great place to stay for events, business or the base for exploring Panama.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Abbekas, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it.  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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trober379525 wrote a review Jan. 11
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Really pleased with the accommodation and the helpful attitude of the staff throughout our 11 night stay over Christmas. The room size was generous and the bathroom exceptionally so. The hotel is well positioned for the City centre area and located in the financial district.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Trober, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it.  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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ilana_58 wrote a review Jan. 10
Oakland, California60 contributions26 helpful votes
One of best hotel experiences I've ever had! The Bristol is luxurious without being pretentious. Spacious, clean rooms -- good beds and showers -- great bathrobes(I bought one to take home!) -- all at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly, and the front desk staff are fluent in English. They greeted us with bottles of water and wet facecloths for our perspiring foreheads. The hotel restaurant, Sal Si Puedes, was on a par with upscale restaurants in the Bay Area for dinner. They serve a terrific breakfast buffet that is just $15 if ordered when you check in, and offers a wide range of foods including eggs & omelettes, bacon & sausage, Panamanian specialties, fruits, veggies, pastries, and smoked salmon. There is also a very nice bar on the first floor -- try their Ancon Hill rum drink. Location: The hotel is NOT near the tourist sites of the Casco Viejo or the Canal Zone but by Uber is just about a $4 (ten minute) ride away from Casco. Easy to get to Casco for dinner and back. The neighborhood does not have a lot of scenic "color", but there are cafes and restaurants (plus drugstore, other hotels etc.) within a couple of blocks.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ilana, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it.  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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jolive913307 wrote a review Jan. 9
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Top Hotel to stay in Panama. The service is 5 stars and the location is the best. Good help from the receptionist to chose a restaurant. The best is the breakfast. We travel a lot and we found in the Bristol hotel one of the best breakfast ever.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jolive, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it.  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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Linus F wrote a review Jan. 6
Jakarta, Indonesia7 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel with very friendly and attentive staff, massive rooms, and delicious food. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the ocean front and the old town is about a 15 minute taxi ride from the old town. Absolutely loved my staff! Celebrated my birthday here and the staff surprised me with a cake and song during breakfast. Wonderful way to start a birthday! Did not have a chance to check out the bar downstairs, but seemed cool.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask to stay in the new tower. The hotel has two towers. Both are nice with big rooms, but one is...
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Response from Diego Lozano, Director General at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Linus, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it.  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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mm887820 wrote a review Jan. 5
David, Panama1 contribution
What a place. Thank you Bristol! Bristol should be a model example of what quality service and excellence is all about. From the doormen to the front office, room service, and restaurants. Go check out the relaxation lounge on floor 25, it will take your breath away.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear MM887820, I appreciate the time you have taken to share with us the experience you just had at our property Bristol Panama.  It makes us really satisfied to read about your experience and see that the hard work of the team has resulted in a wonderful stay for you. We will share your review with the entire team who will be very happy to read about it.  Everything we do, we do it with genuine care and passion to ensure we exceed your expectations.  I am really looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.  Until next time,  Best regards DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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mandals wrote a review Jan. 4
Tampa38 contributions51 helpful votes
Nice and clean. Good location. Helpful people. A number of restaurants within walking distance. Good breakfast. But, they had the flattest pillows ever! No substance to the pillows, even when we stacked 3 of those. Talked to the reception a couple of times and they said that they did not have any other kind of pillows. Stayed there for 2 nights - did not sleep well either night. Everything else in the room was fine.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Diego Lozano, Director General at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mandals, It saddens me to learn you have left with this impression of our boutique hotel where pampering and genuinely take care of our guest is our priority. Nevertheless, I welcome and appreciate your positive feedback and have taken notes of your constructive input, as well as, of those areas of opportunity you have kindly highlighted. Thank you for sharing this input that definetely help us grow in our way to service and operationally excellence. We have implemented straight way a pillow menu for our guests.  Should you have occasion to return to Panama, I would look forward to an opportunity to welcome you back and demonstrate we have made the necessary changes.  Please feel free to reach out to me and I will personally oversee your arrangments, Sincerely  Diego Lozano GENERAL MANAGER
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US$139 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia del Carmen (0.3 km), El Karaoke 50 (0.4 km), and Alejandro's (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Vespa, Coffee Max, and Gaucho's Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.