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Gamboa Rainforest Resort

PricelineUS$121*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$134*
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I recently had a chance to stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. TO MY SURPRISE MR EINAR SERRASIN IS NOW THE MANAGER AND WORKING DILENGY TO IMPROVE THE resort and Service of the Resort. If anyone can do it, is him. To say the least the service was exceptional great. Assistant manager Jose Caballero and the rest of the staff....

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just spent 2 nights here. Despite being worried as other reviews weren't great we had a good time. Pool is huge with volleyball net and basketball hoop in the pool to add some variety along with a pool bar. Breakfast was good standard and although you are limited for restaurants as nothing close by the 3 restaurants in the complex...

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St. Thomas, USVI
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The front lobby staff makes every attempt to assist with early check in. They are helpful and kind. I needed a wheelchair due to broken ankle and far location of my room. Bellmen are also very prompt and professional. The rooms are definitely dated but comfortable. The tours are ok. The best is the lake tour. Monkeys, alligators, all doing...

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Cornelius, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very disappointed with most aspects of what is advertised . Room HVAC inadequate ( average room temperature 80 ) Spa ? What Spa Just the start of a list of problems Especially the spa facilities , jacuzzi is in a permanent drained mode, dry sauna not operable. Unprofessional masseuse in many ways; For example: comes and goes during massage repeatedly...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A large and rather fancy hotel with an impressive lobby with enormous windows, over looking the outdoor pool, grassy areas, and the river. The rooms are very nice and well kept and even have a hammock on the covered deck. Meals were included, were buffet style with a large selection and were quite good. The desert selection was especially impressive.

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Rockwood, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big all inclusive resort at the "end of the road" in Gambia Panama. There was a large pool we never used as we were out doing activities all day. Huge bathrooms. Hammocks on balconies if you ask. Service at the bar was a bit slow but was also busy. Open for breakfast very early. Lots of variety. Not high season...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your opinion. It is valuable to us and helps us shape everything that we do. We are glad to know your experience was positive in every possible way, and we also are taking steps on improving our bar service. We look forward to your next visit.

Treasure Island, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very upset with Tripadvisor because they gave this hotel 4 stars when we would give it 2 at the most. We scheduled a stay for 6 nights during the Easter Holiday. Needless to say, we cancelled our last night and decided to leave early, losing a nights pay. This place must have been amazing 20 years ago but the current...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, first of all, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are sad to hear we did not provide you with the best possible experience, and allow me to apologize on behalf of our team. We are currently undergoing a maintenance program to tackle many of the issues you mentioned. Our goal is...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The purpose of visiting Gamboa was for our 6-yr-old son who loves nature. That said, he had a great time. The following views are those of the parents: Pros: Great views Lots of tours Outdoor pool is popular Daily sloth presentation (free) Basic night safari and nature walk (free) Good and stable wifi pretty much everywhere in the hotel Friendly...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thank you for your positive comments and I am pleased that you had a good stay overall. However, I apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced during your stay. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our management. We do hope you give us another chance as we will definitely improve our services. Kind regards

Land O Lakes, Florid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort on a Caravan tour. It was a beautiful setting along the Chagres River. Our room was large with a 4 poster, king size bed. Our balcony overlooked the grounds, pool and river. The dining room was nicely decorated and had a good selection of food and a large selection of salads and entrees...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have an amazing time everytime we stay at Gamboa! We just keep visiting the hotel cuz we really love how the staff is always trying to make our stay as unforgettable as possible! If you visit Panana, it's a MUST! It is really close to the city, but still offers a great-climate getaway! It is a perfect place for...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Laundry Service
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $187 - $261 (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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“Only stay 2 day and bring a cooler and fill it up.”
bandit153, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As I mentioned before, our room had a private balcony with a beautiful view of the river. All this made for an amazing sunrise experience!”
  • Sunrise view from our room - absolutely stunning!
dianef269, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have good views.”
mikewJ7952MR, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a higher floor like the 4th floor for a better view.”
mathteacher1225, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room 304 last time had a much better view than room 222 this time.”
  • room 222's bathroom, spacious with nice tiles
  • room 222
  • view of pool from dining room
luv2cruise2, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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