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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Great location only an hour or so from airport on lake gatun. Convenient to STRI docks for trip to barro Colorado and Pipeline road. Enjoyed doing free night tour open air bus to see sloth and group of capybara. Also could see quite a few birds on resort grounds. Pool area and our deluxe rooms were quite nice. Nice balcony...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes 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 smell in the buffet. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in...

Ann Arbor
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Ignore the review by WandaMPa! She's a grouch. We found the staff to be very willing to accommodate, the setting absolutely lovely and a good range of activities. Go on the Aerial Tram ride (don't bother with the extension to see the animals - they're not great exhibits), do the boat trip on the canal and, if you're a fisherman,...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones Públicas 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. I personally congratulate my colleagues for their hard work. I hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Berkshires, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We did not stay at the resort, but I am certain that we would have liked it more than where we did stay. We ate our meals here for three days. The service at the restaurant on the Chagres River was fabulous. We had the buffet and felt it was worth the price even as vegetarians. They are not open...

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

Appreciate your comments are very important for the operation of the hotel. we will continue with the customer service plan to ensure that all our staff will deliver a good service always. Sincerely,

PA
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I am sure that the management will respond with the usual baloney -- look at the responses thus far from them -- same old, same old and yet nothing seems to have changed. They have pat answers, but really I don't think that they care one way or the other. The place is on a lease and I think that...

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

We would like to thank you for taking your time and share your comments. We are really sorry for not meeting your expectations; such as yours comments allow us to take an honest look at our operations and make necessary improvements. Yours comments was already shared with our management team and I can assure you that all of the staff...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Large resort that does serve "tour bus" folks, plus others (like us). While it is busy in the main building, there was sufficient staff to efficiently handle things. It is such a beautiful area, we wished we would have booked more than 2 nights... Buffet breakfast with a buffet dinner offered in the same space. There are two other restaurants...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes 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

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The resort is beautiful and offers many short tours. The areial tram was great and the Gatun Lake tour was nice (you see monkeys and if you're lucky a crocodile) The rooms were lovely and spacious, with a great balcony overlooking the river and a hammock. The food and drinks on the other hand were not great and the service...

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

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Sincerely,

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Just returned from a very enjoyable stay at Gamboa, would recommend a visit. The setting is so beautiful, we were up graded to a lovely suite overlooking the rainforest. Service excellent - everyone very helpful and friendly. Anyone visiting Panama should try to spend a few days at this resort, with all its many trips there's plenty to do and...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes 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,

Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort for 2 nights as part of our trip to the Panama Canal with Caravan Tours. This resort sits on a beautiful, large piece of property with lovely views. The food was very good. However, wherever you looked, you could see that this resort needed a lot of tender loving care!! From much need...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes 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. Thanks again. Sincerely,

ann arbor, MI
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We decided on a lark to try a timeshare trade to this resort during our spring break. We were concerned a bit at what the quality of a timeshare in Panama might be and having read comments about the resort being tired and overpriced. I am delighted to say that we went away and had a great time. Yes, the...

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

Thanks for your time to write your remarks. Appreciate your comments are very important for the operation of the hotel. We will continue with the customer service plan to ensure that all our staff will deliver a good service always. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed there in December of 2013. It is about an hour ride from the airport. We got a cab when we arrived in the airport and they charged about $45. You could probably negotiate a lower price but we did not know that at the time. The first room we were assigned was on the third floor and the...

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

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Sincerely,

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
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: €121 - €279 (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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“I think all rooms face the lake and look out over the pool area and lake area.”
 of 5 bubbles audriferguson, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to have a balcony -- better views”
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“Ask yourslef "Do I really want to be in this location?"”
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“all rooms face out but newer wing has hammocks on the porch”
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“I enjoyed a room that required me to take the elevator near the Monkey Bar.”
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