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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Just got back from a week at the JW after a few days in Panama City doing city stuff. Some previous reviews say this isn't quite up to JW standards and some say it's not worth the long trip. Although this is a JW, some JW/Ritz aficionados may find a lower level of attention than at those other places where...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for 5 nights for a warm weather get away. The resort is very nice and our upgraded room was a plus. The pools near the resort are nice but it is worth the walk back to the second set of pools. More scenic, on the beach. We never went in the ocean as there seemed to be a...

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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. We have shared your comments with our staff. Thanks for your suggestions. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

new york, new york
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked at the JW Marriott Panama a few months ago, tacking a weekend stay on to a work trip in Panama City. Then just a week or so before we came I looked at recent reviews and got concerned - everyone in December seemed so upset about construction on the site. Well, I'm pleased to report we've had a...

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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

New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good/bad of it is this - the setting is beautiful but the location is really far from the airport. So, if they're "making" you drive so long to get there, it should be totally worth the trek. It's not. This place totally lacks details. You know, the things that make you remember a hotel and keep you wanting to...

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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! We apologize if your stay with us did not meet up to your expectations. It's sad for us to read that because we certainly strive to deliver our very best to all our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our doors always open! I remain at your service, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is lovely but poolside lunch wait was ridiculously long. Not crowded and an hour wait and then it was wrong. Grilled chicken was bone dry and cold. Not surprising given the time to prepare it.All else lovely. Woman at the front desk is lovely.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and for taking the time to submit your review. We apologize if your stay with us did not meet up to your expectations. It's sad for us to read that because we certainly strive to deliver our very best to all our guests. We apologize for any inconvenience. I remain...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is landscaped and hardscaped beautifully. The pools are great, and there are several to choose from. The rooms are comfortable, functional and nicely designed. Everything about the property is great. The food was excellent, but a bit on the pricey side. The staff is excellent and very helpful. Most speak some English and they always try to answer...

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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

Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only down side is we couldn't find it. There were no signs on highway. Drove around for an hour. That God National Car Rental could help us. The resort didn't seen bothered by this. I would however height recommend it

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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. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced with the signs to find the resort. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The JW was the last stop on our anniversary trip to Panama. We had four days, and the resort and staff outdid themselves. Beautiful room, with red ballon heart and hand-written anniversary card. Subsequent nights had towels, made into swans, and joined to form a heart, on our tub, and another swan with palm fronds. Quite special. The pools, and...

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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

Levanon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why is breakfast $65 for 2? Were not in Paris! Hello Accommodation nice for panama. However at this hotels rate doesn't give you much else. Better restaurants in farallon along beach 3 miles away. Check out La Fogata make sure you make reservations though.

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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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely stay. There was some construction and renovations going on th complete 2 new bar areas by new years eve. They did manage it but it was a bit disruptive especially when one had breakfast out side. The rest was super fantastic! The restraints were great. Food was really good. We enjoyed Prime 19 and the Tai Kai. The...

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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: Manuel, Ana, Javier, Hector Moran, Hector Concepcion, Ernie, Edward, Edwin, Alvaro and Jose D. We look forward to...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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: $318 - $752 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“All rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles 825lawrencev, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean pool view”
 of 5 bubbles IKE335, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Call before to check their construction status”
 of 5 bubbles miamitrav76, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Third floor at either end of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles ColombianDream, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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