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Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The three nights we spent here were the highlight of our vacation across Panama. We stayed in some nice hotels (Le Meridien in Panama City, Hotel Ciudad de David) and in one absolutely elegant inn with old world charm (Panamonte Inn in Boquete) but none of them compared to this place. We were greeted by Cesar who came to the...

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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 Manuel Torres General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We spent 5 nights at the JW Marriott Panama and it was heavenly. The resort is absolutely stunning in a natural, understated way. There is absolutely nothing loud or tacky at the JW Marriott. The grounds are lush and beautiful. There are about a dozen swimming pools, all stunning. I could spend hours just sitting in the gorgeous open-air lobby,...

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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, location and the great service you experienced. Please know that the JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We visited this hotel on a couples trip in March. It is beautiful property, newer hotel with great rooms and amenities. Food choices were good, the Sushi restaurant was our favorite. Do yourself a favor and visit the spa- it is wonderful! The pool is great, and the staff at the pool is fantastic. It was a very quiet resort,...

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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. We have shared your comments with our staff. Thanks for your suggestions. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Porto, Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I have recently stayed for 9 nights at the JW Marriott hotel in Panama with my husband and my son. The Buenaventura property is large, peaceful and well integrated in the Pacific coast. The hotel has a friendly and kind staff and the decoration, in colonial style, is pleasant. However only two restaurants are active in August with relatively few...

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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

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Having just survived a trip across the belly of Panama to Chiriqi Provence and back (122 miles of construction each way), We were really tired of exploring and ready to be pampered for a while. Just the place!! The property itself is drop dead gorgeous with your choice of lagoon, pools, or the oceanfront (with complimentary cabanas) was all there...

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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! My best, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

So many good things and people to write about.....,the resort was really well kept! Marcos at the pool bar was a standout and Elyana with Pacific Adventures may have the best customer service skills I've ever experienced....and I've been around!! Love this place. So relaxing and perfect for a couples trip!!! See the canal on a tour one day and...

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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 have shared your comments with our staff. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Cordially, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We came here to stay for one night to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey which should have taken an hour and a half took 4 due to traffic and 3 different car crashes enroute. Needless to say I was stressed on arrival. But that did not last long. Fantastic service with refreshing drink on arrival...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your glowing review. It is so motivating to know when we touch the hearts in our guest’s experience and I am thrilled to see your stay was just that. Hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This time we stayed at one of the Villas for a family reunion. We had great service and all my wife request were fulfilled. We spend a full week with our grands and they had activities every day. Thank you JW Marriott Panama for your care in making this an excellent week of relaxation.

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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 Manuel Torres General Manager

Puerto Armuelles, Panama
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This property was a bit difficult to find, but once you arrived it is beautiful! The rooms are lovely and the staff is absolutely fantastic. The hotel seemed under-staffed and under-trained. The first night the Chef was acting Manager and was more than gracious helping us get into a room that received Wi-Fi. He prepared us a dinner that was...

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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! My best, Jose Manuel Torres General Manager

New York
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We stayed back in February 2014 but since this review is late it only goes back to August 2014. Anyway in February it was HOT! It was not easy to find. It was like a maze and it didn't help that it was at night. Once we arrived there, it was rest and relaxation. The hotel and grounds are as...

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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

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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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • 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: RM815 - RM1,933 (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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“3rd level rooms facing the pool”
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Sylmontg703, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pools with a balcony were awesome!”
jeraldo336, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“check about construction ...they are adding more amenities...not sure...! overoll all the rooms are OK.”
tompW5128ST, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we love the garden room.”
Shulamit16, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper rooms have a balcony with view, I had a ground floor room with a patio and koi pond - extra private and relaxing.”
skifaster2017, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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