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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 May 2015

The hotel is located in the Buenaventura community, which is gated and includes very nice houses around a U-shaped lagoon towards the beach/ocean as well as a 36 hole golf course. The hotel itself is right on the lagoon, many rooms have a balcony. We booked a partial sea view room with balcony and received one with Lagoon view and...

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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 Manuel Torres General Manager

El Valle de Anton, Panama
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I had the opportunity to photograph a Quinceanera in Panama (Girl's 15th birthday). I approached the JW Mariott for use of their facility and they were more than happy to allow us access for this memorable event. Their grounds are absolutely stunning! Located right on the Pacific Ocean, you can enjoy beach time or quiet time along the pool in...

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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 Manuel Torres General Manager

Reviewed 25 April 2015

OMG, one can't say enough! I'll start by the way it ended: Lovely Katherine and friendly busboy, Miguel, met us at our room with a surprise fruit plate the morning of our departure, and a hand-written note, thanking us for staying with them. We loved them, and by gosh, they loved us back! The property itself was everything you'd expect...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment and sharing your “Absolutely 100% Perfect” review. Thanks again for sharing your experience so eloquent and so lovely. We greatly appreciate it. Katherine and Miguel are the best and they continuously demonstrates the personalized service we live by. I will definitely pass on your kind words. I hope you can make it...

Vestal, New York
Reviewed 21 April 2015

My husband and I vacationed at the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort in late March. The resort grounds are beautiful and well kept. The hotel is old world quaint and the staff is wonderful!! Not to mention the most comfortable beds ever! Every room has a balcony. The lobby is open air. There is indoor and outdoor seating...

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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: Kalych Padro, Pedro Gonzalez, Orlando Sanchez , Jerry Brown, Boris Quiros, Bleixen Trujillo, Cesar Ruiloba and Vianka Varela...

Valencia, Venezuela
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Two hours away from Panama City, its a excelent choice if you want to go away from the crowded city and be in a excelent luxury hotel near a great pacific coast beach. Beutiful landscape and well trained personel, and one of the best services we have seen in the Panama hotels. Rooms are very confortable and well appointed, sunrise...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment and sharing your “Absolutely 100% Perfect” review. Thanks again for sharing your experience so eloquent and so lovely. We greatly appreciate it. We can’t wait to welcome you back real soon. On behalf of Pedro Gonzalez and Itza Escobar at Pool area, we want to thank you for your positive and excellent...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Just came back from this wonderful property. The service superb at the front desk, Deshler thank you for your kind and efficient service. For the entire property, everyone was always smiling and kind. F&B food was great! Denia at Tai Kai was all smiles and good suggestions. All in all the attitude of the associates, magnificent, however I have to...

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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! We shared your comment with our Restaurant & Bars Manager. Cordially,...

New Orleans, LA
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Overall, this trip was outstanding. It is fairly remote, and very quiet, but it achieved our objective for the trip. The hotel staff was great. Not a complaint to be found there at all, and our room attendant may have made our hall of fame! The only reason for the one star reduction was that one of the pools (with...

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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. We shared your comments with our Engineering Director. Thanks for your suggestions. Warmest regards, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 April 2015

When most people think of Panama, they think of the Canal and the city. But a couple of hours away on the Pacific Coast, you can find this beautiful paradise of a resort. All JW Marriott's I have been to are pretty gorgeous, but this resort pulls out all of the stops. The atmosphere was peaceful and quiet, the property...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking a moment and sharing your “Absolutely 100% Perfect” review. Thanks again for sharing your experience so eloquent and so lovely. We greatly appreciate it. We can’t wait to welcome you back real soon. Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Deerfield, Illinois
Reviewed 3 April 2015

The JW Marriott Panama is a beautiful resort property about 2 hours from Panama City. We found the property to be well maintained, service good, food tasty and the overall atmosphere to be serene and relaxing. The Marriott is not a giant resort with 24 hour activity options and disco music blasting at night. Rather, the property is located within...

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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 Manuel Torres General Manager

manitoba
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Very pretty. quiet. peaceful. Good food, very good service. beach was incredibly hot, and was disapointed during the day we couldn't walk on the sand, hardly the fault of the hotel. very nice landscaping.

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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 Manuel Torres General Manager

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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)
  • Airport Transportation
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: $259 - $2,514 (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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