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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
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Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
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Air conditioning
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Housekeeping
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
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Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
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Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
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Avenida Aquilino de La Guardia, Panama City 0807 Panama
Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel
4.5
1,573 reviews
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Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel, stands out for its exceptional service, with guests frequently lauding the amiable and efficient staff. The spacious and elegant rooms contribute to a serene atmosphere that travelers adore, although some have pointed out areas needing updates. Its prime location is perfect for exploring nearby restaurants, and while old town visits might require an Uber, the convenience is appreciated. The hotel's amenities, from the luxurious spa to quality dining options, receive high praise, as does the immaculate cleanliness throughout. However, opinions on value vary, with some guests finding extra costs steep.
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charlee2024 wrote a review Feb 22
Surrey, Canada1 contribution
Wonderful stay at hotel pre- cruise for 2 nights and we booked for a night post-cruise. Highly recommended. All the staff were wonderful. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The restaurant was open all day so was it very convenient
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Jim wrote a review Dec 2023
Grass Valley, California5 contributions
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Excellent hotel. Stayed twice for 2 nights each - each stay was in a different section of the hotel. Both rooms were spacious, quiet, of course clean with nice furnishings. Breakfast buffet had a good selection of items. Had dinner twice, good variety of options, fairly expensive. Location is in financial district which meant Uber needed ( very helpful hotel staff recommend rather than taxi) to visit old town.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec 11, 2023
Dear F4T38U2, 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. Thank you for the kind words.  Until next time DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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J Free wrote a review Feb 19
Whitstable, United Kingdom20 contributions
Stayed here while on a business trip. Room was comfortable and a good selection at the buffet breakfast. Friendly staff - especially appreciated Juan and Fabrizio who were friendly and professional and excellent at looking after our very large group at the bar.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear johnmI2778OA Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent business trip, and for taking the time to share your positive experience. We are delighted to hear that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the buffet breakfast. Our team takes great pride in providing friendly and professional service, and I'm thrilled to learn that Juan and Fabrizio stood out in ensuring the well-being of your very large group at the bar. We understand the importance of exceptional service, especially during business trips, and it's gratifying to know that our staff made a positive impact on your stay. We appreciate your recognition of our team members, and I will personally pass on your compliments to Juan and Fabrizio. They will be thrilled to know that their efforts were appreciated. If your future travels bring you back to the area, we would be honored to host you again at our hotel. Thank you once again for your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager BRISTOL PANAMA
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noodlehouser wrote a review Feb 19
Austin, Texas88 contributions
Every single staff person appeared to care about our experience. The doormen (yes they are all men) were gracious, friendly, and ready to help (like run up the street trying to flag our uber ride in major traffic). The room was always made up perfectly. Breakfast was included in our rate (we just had the buffet daily) was excellent - fresh fruit, baked goods, etc and even warming dish foods if you wanted. It was easy to walk from here to everywhere we wanted to see in this side of Panama City. Very fairly priced for what it is. Gracias!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Nice gym for the size of hotel; never used the pool but appeared nice also.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear noodlehouser Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Bristol Panama. I am delighted to hear that your stay with us was enjoyable and that our team contributed to making your time in Panama City memorable. It is truly heartening to know that every staff member you encountered demonstrated a genuine commitment to ensuring your satisfaction. Our doormen take pride in going above and beyond, and it's wonderful to hear about their gracious and helpful assistance, such as assisting with your Uber ride in challenging traffic conditions. I'm pleased to learn that you found your room consistently well-maintained and that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We strive to offer a diverse and delicious selection to cater to all tastes, and it's great to know that it met your expectations. The central location of the hotel and its proximity to key attractions in Panama City make it convenient for our guests to explore the area. I'm glad you found it easy to walk to the places you wanted to visit. We appreciate your kind words about the value for money, and we are grateful for your patronage. If your travels bring you back to Panama City, we look forward to welcoming you again to Hotel Bristol. Gracias once again, and safe travels! Sincerely, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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Wrymana wrote a review Feb 19
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We really enjoy our weekend at Bristol hotel. The location is perfect, the room and facilities are wonderful, don’t forget to try their steam room at Bristol Spa after a long day of traveling or business meeting (25th floor with panoramic view!!) Our gastronomic experiences are above our expectation! Breakfast is full of healthy locally selected choices, Lunch menu is huge, outstanding and so tasty!! The place I like the most is B Bar, perfect vibe for hanging out with friends or a dinner date for a couple, cocktails are great while their tapas are also deliociosa! I would recommend whoever looking for a place to stay in Panama city choose Bristol!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Wrymana 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. Thank you for the kind words. Until next time DIEGO LOZANO GENERAL MANAGER
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Thomas B wrote a review Feb 18
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Amazing hotel, with great staff. Perfect for a weekend gateway for a couple. The bar was amazing and the bar has great offerings especially on Sunday. The hotel is well located and close to many restaurants and attractions. We came for a weekend and it was great!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear B9506FHthomasb, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Bristol Panama! We're delighted to hear that you found our hotel amazing with great staff, and that it provided the perfect setting for a weekend getaway for you and your partner. It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the offerings at our bar, especially on Sundays. We strive to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for our guests, and we're thrilled that we could exceed your expectations. Our central location is indeed a great advantage, allowing easy access to many restaurants and attractions nearby. We believe in offering not just a comfortable stay but also a convenient one, ensuring that our guests can make the most of their time exploring the vibrant surroundings. We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for your recommendation. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic weekend at Bristol Panama. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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Nancy B wrote a review Feb 10
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This was our second visit to Panama and our second time at the Bristol Panama. I enjoyed it so much the first time, I wanted to stay at the same place. Very nice hotel, very clean with friendly service. The doorman were so polite, always greeting us as though we were old friends. I especially appreciated Disraeli Gabriel, (not sure about the spelling) a very kind and attentive gentleman. The hotel helped us with tours. There are plenty of good place to eat nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Bristol Panama. We are thrilled to hear that this was your second visit to our hotel and that you chose to stay with us again.  It's heartening to know that you found our hotel to be very nice and clean, and that you received friendly and polite service from our doorman. We are pleased to hear that Disraeli Gabriel left a lasting impression with his kindness and attentiveness. I will ensure he receives the recognition he deserves.  We are delighted that you enjoyed the assistance we provided with tours, and we hope it added to the overall enjoyment of your stay. It's also great to hear that you found plenty of good places to eat nearby.  Thank you for recommending Bristol Panama, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit and ensuring that your next experience is as memorable as the last.  Warm regards,  Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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Ann P wrote a review Feb 8
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Spent the night here after several days of touring before an early morning flight out. Room was luxurious, restaurant on site had a variety of offerings at reasonable prices that satisfied many tastes and were exceptional. Staff was very helpful answering questions and helping to make arrangements.
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Dear Ann P Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Bristol Panama. We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us was exceptional, and we truly appreciate your positive feedback. It's wonderful to know that you found our location convenient, especially after several days of touring, and that our services met your expectations. We strive to provide a luxurious and comfortable environment for our guests, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your room. Our culinary team takes great pride in offering a diverse menu with reasonable prices, and we're pleased to hear that it satisfied a variety of tastes. We believe that providing excellent dining options enhances the overall experience for our guests. The dedication of our staff to ensuring a pleasant stay is of the utmost importance to us. It's heartening to learn that our team was helpful in answering your questions and assisting with arrangements. We will be sure to share your kind words with them. Thank you once again for choosing Bristol Panama for your stay, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Safe travels! Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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TwinCreek wrote a review Jan 2024
Michigan417 contributions
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This hotel was first stop of 11 day land tour and arranged by our tour company. It is located in the financial district, meaning lots of huge and beautiful banks in the vicinity. First day on arrival, we walked 4 miles around city from our hotel and found a wonderful food truck enclave that served excellent Panamanian food…minutes from hotel. El Container Food City... we think. Monte-Smoke and Pork King. (See pic) Room was beautiful. Beds comfortable. Problem with a/c not staying at lower temp during night. Also though beds very comfortable, there is no top sheet. Only a down comforter which made sleeping a bit hot. Hotel food was excellent as were cocktails. Pool is only a lap pool. The downstairs bar was too noisy so we had happy hour, drinks, and desserts at the Sal Si Pue Des Cocina and bar upstairs. All hotel staff were great. Kudos to doormen, Evi, and concierge Nola or Noki?? Great location. Grocery/pharmacy just around corner. Highly recommend their restaurant upstairs. (Be sure to tightly close your room door. Housekeeping was remiss about making sure room was securely locked. It seems to latch, but does not lock.)
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Check out local El Container Food City w/n walking distance. (We think that's the name). GREAT...
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Dear TwinCreek. Thank you for choosing Bristol Panama as your first stop on your 11-day land tour and for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had an overall positive experience and that you would consider staying with us again. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed exploring the financial district and discovered the fantastic food truck enclave nearby. We appreciate your recommendation to try the Churro dessert and Coconut Ice Cream – we will certainly pass on your compliments to our culinary team. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with the air conditioning and the bedding. Your feedback is valuable, and we will address these concerns to ensure a more comfortable stay for future guests. We are pleased that you found our room beautiful, beds comfortable, and enjoyed the excellent hotel food and cocktails. Your positive remarks about the staff, especially the doormen, Evi, and concierge, are greatly appreciated. We will make sure to recognize their efforts. Thank you for highlighting the great location and recommending our restaurant upstairs. We will also address the concern regarding room security to ensure our guests' safety. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back to Bristol Panama in the future. If there's anything specific you'd like us to address or if you have further feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out. Should your travels bring you back to our beautiful country, we look forward to welcoming you once again and ensuring that your next experience is as memorable as the last. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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Hiroko G wrote a review Jan 2024
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I felt safe walking in this area, and was very happy we were able to walk to a nice restaurant from this hotel. The front staff was very nice, helping us to use Uber app. The breakfast buffet and dinner were very good.
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Dear HirokoG9HirokoG9, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Bristol Panama. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location, felt safe in the area, and had the opportunity to explore nearby restaurants on foot. It's wonderful to know that our front staff was helpful in assisting you with the Uber app, ensuring your convenience during your stay. We take pride in providing genuine Panamanian hospitality, and your kind words about our team's friendliness are truly appreciated. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast buffet and dinner at our restaurant. We strive to offer a diverse and delicious culinary experience that reflects the authentic flavors of Panama. Your feedback is invaluable, and it motivates us to continue delivering exceptional service. If your travels bring you back to Panama, we look forward to welcoming you again and providing another memorable stay. Warm regards, Diego Lozano General Manager Bristol Panama
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Which popular attractions are close to Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia del Carmen (0.3 km), Alejandro's (0.2 km), and El Karaoke 50 (0.4 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, Restaurante Salsipuedes, and Coffee Max.
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.