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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent 1 night at the hotel what is not even a 2 hours drive from Panama City, the hotel is built in a Hacienda style with beautiful landscaping and open spaces, with a beach volley ball court and tennis court, and of course a golf course. There is a big pool with bar and very nice chilling out area...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this hotel, but were disappointed that a number of the restaurants were closed due to lots of construction. Admittedly, we came in the off season, so that's when renovations should be done. However, at dinner time we had only 2 options, and since we had kids with us we had only one option. The restaurant has about...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel and staff! We highly recommend getting the villa, it's has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and own small pool and full kitchen w dishwasher and microwave. Villa was pretty new and nice. Hotel is nice too and is getting lots of updates.Gym and spa were nice. Easy transit to zip lining in mountains. Other than villa what was really...

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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 Luis Bonet General Manager

Ashland, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from 5 days at this facility. The JW Marriott brand deservedly occupies the tier above the standard Marriott and below a Ritz and inspires expectations about quality. This facility satisfied most, but not all, of those expectations. The location is beautiful and designed for those who are looking to get away from everything. It is located in...

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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. We have shared your comments with our Executive Chef. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked the hotel, the place is nicely decorated and the room was beautiful! There are many pools so you can choose the one that suits you the better. Since we're a couple with no children we stayed in the pool area close to the rooms, since it was quiet. Breakfast was so good and the staff very friendly...

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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 Director of Foods & Beverages. Warmest regards, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had given a bad review to this hotel. Back in February. Since then I think there has been a good change. I just got back and let me tell you that my husband and I felt pampered since we got out of our car. All the personnel was charming. Attentive. Ready to help. Our room was good. As always....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our great service, friendly staff and fabulous location. Our guests are always our priority; please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is here and would love to have you back again. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Central Florida, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The one thing I like the most of this resort is how quiet it is, there were not too many people there. I think it may be because this is not an all inclusive resort, but I like quietness so just for the peace of mind and the feel of having the resort to just a few of us, that's...

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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

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I loved our time spent at the JW. The staff was extremely attentive, the rooms are 5 star and very large. Food is what sets this Central American resort apart from any other! The Tomahawk Steak at Prime 19 is amazing and is a top 3 cut of beef I have ever sampled. Highly recommended to all....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. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

San Pedro, Belize
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our reasons for staying here were different than most. We were exploring the area and needed a place to stay between our touring. That's how we came to stay at the JW Marriott. The grounds were lovely and well manicured. The well designed hotel lobby has open high ceilings and archways which allowed the tropical breezes to flow through. The...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our great service, friendly staff and fabulous location. Our guests are always our priority; please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is here and would love to have you back again. Cordially, Jose Luis Bonet General Manager

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Since we'll be at a wedding in st Marteen on our anniversary we escaped from the twins 1 month before to one of our favorite spots in Panama! The JW at Buenaventura! Despite remodeling and noise (the lake was emptied, sushi restaurant is being moved and they're building a new restaurant at the beach) the service was incredibly kind as...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our great service, friendly staff and fabulous location. Our guests are always our priority; please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort is here and would love to have you back again. We apologize for the remodeling noise during your stay. Cordially,...

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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 )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM1,000 - RM2,698 (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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“Best ocean views are on the top (third) floor in the middle of the building (nos. 340-356).”
 of 5 bubbles sjn356, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter in case there is a wedding celebration!!”
 of 5 bubbles sunnys246, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front or ocean view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles kp201607, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is set back from the beach, so, it is important to note that there are no beach/ocean view rooms.”
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“Get higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Traiser1, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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