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Rochester, NY
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The Gamboa is located in the middle of the rain forest and is simply spectacular. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The humidity is extreme and the dehumidifier in the room never shut off. There is small patio overlooking the jungle and you can't get enough of the views. The hotel is a little thread bare and needs some...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful remarks is joy to read your comments, gives us a pleasure to know that you loved the visit to our hotel. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Cordially yours,

Reviewed 1 October 2013

This resort is everything all reviews state here on TripAdvisor read every last one of them. Over all this resort is breathtaking upon arrival and it gets a five star rating for that. I am giving my review an average rating as we had complications upon check in. There are many reviews that state do no get a room on...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

It is great to see that you enjoyed the special service that our staff offer during your stay. We apologize that our rooms do not feel your expectations at all. We took note of yours recommendations about the smell in the rooms. We hope you give us the opportunity to service and welcome back. Regards

Sebring, Florida
Reviewed 16 September 2013

The Gamboa rainforest retreat, is Located in Gamboa Panama on the Chagres River, a 30 minute drive from Panama City. The resort has a tour desk to book a canal boat ride to see monkeys , sloth, Iguanas. You can also take the hike behind the hotel to see the monkeys in the rainforest. They also have a gondola ride...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with staff, gives us a pleasure to know that you loved the visit to our hotel and enjoy all the nature. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards,

Knoxville
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I stayed here one night as part of an organized tour. The arrangements were made by the tour company. I enjoyed the stay. The staff was pleasant, the rooms spacious, clean and comfortable. The scenery was fantastic. Several mini-tours from the hotel were part of my overall tour, but several were optional. I felt that the prices for the optional...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to write your remarks, is very nice to read your comments all of them show positive and negative aspects of our hotel. We are continuously working to ensure our guests receive the service they deserve. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Cordially yours..

George Town, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I want to start off by saying this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a hotel review, but I just think that Gamboa Resort online presents itself as far more elegant and high-end than it is. My boyfriend and I were booked in for 3 nights here. The first night was okay, yes views are AMAZING!!! The...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time to write your comments, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The resort is in the vicinity of the Soberania National Park Rainforest, If you are a bird watcher and nature lover, you are walking distance away from experiencing these. The resort also overlooks the Panama Canal near the continental divide. The hospitality is great and so is the food. Definitely a great place to stay if you are visiting Panama...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

I appreciate your comments and we are glad to have met your expectations when visiting our hotel, from the entire hotel staff we appreciate your comment is a great motivation for each of us. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Cordially yours

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This resort is in a great location if you love the outdoors. However, the accommodations were just average. The Service was average and the food was average. The views are spectacular. Compared to North American standards, do not expect a five star experience.

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, are very helpful to improve the service of our hotel; we will continue working hard to provide the best service and product to each of our guests. Regards

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Getting to the resort is an adventure in itself, even with GPS added to our rental car. There are hardly any street signs - so my best advise is to print out directions with actual pictures of the road from the airport to the resort. Once there, that is what our Client Relations Manager did for our tours in Panama...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

----------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for your feedback, is very nice to read your comments all of them show positive and negative aspects of our hotel are a vital help to us for continue providing excellent service to our visitors. We took note of yours recommendations about the food and rooms. Please feel free to contact us any time that you decide...

Reviewed 3 September 2013

It is the second time we go to this resort to spend the day. The landscapes are incredible and it is worth going. The funnicular excursion is very good, with great service from the guides. Now.... The food from the buffet has considerable decreased in quality and selection in relation to the first time, a few months ago... Very dissapointing....

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for such a touching comment regarding your recent stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. We apologize that our buffets do not feel your expectations at all. We will share your feedback with our Food and Beverage Manager so we can ensure different dishes that are the delight of all our guests. We hope you give us the...

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The views and the area around the hotel was incredible. The night safari was informative even the actual sightings were few and brief but you can't always have the animals on cue. The buffet was good and had a separate station for specialties. The view of the Chagres river in the evening was something to be remembered. The hotel has...

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

I really appreciate your comments and suggestions this will make our hotel a better place to visit. I have noted each of your recommendations because all are great help for us. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Cordially yours

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: RM545 - RM1,312 (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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