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Vinita, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

During our two day stay, there was a group of pre-teens also there. Their chaperones seemed more interested in their cell phones than the children's behavior. I was in the lobby to take advantage of the free WiFi & they were literally running in the lobby & were loud. I was surprised the desk staff wasn't concerned about the noise... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, and our apologies. Hope to have an opportunity in welcoming you again and be able to replace the bad experience with a good and enjoyable one. Regards, More 

Southampton, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights for our 40th.anniversary. We enjoyed the beautiful views and the sounds of nature. Having a room on the 4th. floor away from the pool was private and quiet. Asked for a dehumidifier and it was running when we got there. The room was comfortable. Sunrise over the river was calming as the birds starting... More 

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

From the entire hotel staff we appreciate your comment is a great motivation for each of us. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

This was the last leg of our trip to Panama. We stayed two nights here before going back to the US. I'll make this short and sweet because I'm sure it will get lost in the heap of reviews. Pros 1. Beautiful lobby - enormous ceilings and intricate woodworking was really breathtaking. 2. Rooms were nice - very standard hotel... More 

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

On behalf of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, please accept our most sincere apologies for all inconveniences occurred during your vacations. Hope to have an opportunity in welcoming you again and be able to replace the bad experience with a good and enjoyable one. Sincerely, More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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83 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I can't really say I enjoyed my stay here, but it wasn't the hotel's fault. It was just way too hot for me to spend much time outdoors. Fortunately, the rooms have very good air conditioning, but the lobby, bar and beautiful outdoor restaurant have none at all. There are some overhead fans in the lobby, but they are rarely... More 

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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. Thanks again More 

Minnesota City, Minnesota
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I am currently staying at this lovely resort, there is 12 in our group. We love the peaceful, beautiful setting on the Chagres River and close to canal. However, the service we have received at bar (like they don't want to wait on us) is poor (drinks are good!) In the evening we have been having the themed buffet. If... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. I am certainly disappointed that your stay was not all that it could have been. I would like to apologize on behalf of the hotel and its team for your stay. We like to know we are working on English programs for our staff. We are continuously... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Gamboa Resort April 6-8 2013 and I wish we could have stayed longer. The view from the lobby is stunning. Our room was awesome and we loved sitting on our balcony early in the morning or at dusk just listening to the animals all around you. The service was excellent and friendly. Loved hearing... More 

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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. 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 More 

Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Stayed on the honeymoon package and our suite was sweet. Huge space with a view of the river. The sounds of the jungle were amazing. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Spa treatment excellent. The only thing they could improve is the quality of food and changing up the breakfast buffet. Highly recommend this as part of your visit... More 

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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 More 

Wales
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266 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We were a little wary of staying here due to previous poor reviews but we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is situated by Lake Gatun and the grounds are spectacular. Our room was clean and airy and we found it very comfortable. Food was good. We ate from the buffet menu where you could do a mix rather than have... More 

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

On behalf of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience occurred during your vacations with t the Night Tour. All your comments are very valuable for us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon More 

Belton, TX
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed at this resort from 3/30/2013 to 4/6/2013 on an RCI timeshare swap. It was surprisingly VERY NICE! The quality and quantity of the food was quite good. One restaurant requires advance reservations, but most of the meals are in the buffet or at the marina (lunch only). Breakfast is available only in the buffet. There is an a... More 

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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. I have noted each of your recommendations because all are great help for us. Thank you very much and hope to... More 

Mystic, Connecticut
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202 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is nestled in a tropical setting far removed but not inconvenient from metropolitan Panama City. The rooms are large and nicely appointed. I especially enjoyed relaxing on the patio with panoramic view of the tropical landscape. The heavy-duty dehumidified coupled with whisper quiet air-conditioning offered a very restful night's sleep. A Embera Indian Village located close... More 

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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 More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • 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: €114 - €278 (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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