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Orange, California
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Overall, the resort lived up to our expectations. The location is isolated, but the grounds are beautiful, so there's no real reason to leave. You can access many of the local attractions right from the resort. The main restaurant was under construction while we were there, but the room that served as the restaurant still had some nice views. The...

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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. Our apologies for all the inconveniences experienced during your stay. We are continuously working with all departments to improve our staff service, in order to provide a consistent high level of service that all guests deserve. Sincerely

Newton, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. We arrived @ about 1:15 pm and were told check in was not till 3:00. Fair enough, we took a nice long walk around the property and then snoozed in the lobby for awhile. The lobby is absolutely gorgeous, with incredible views of the Chagres river and the rainforest. We were...

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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 smell in the rooms. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Such a good hotel, located in one of the most beautiful places of the world: Panama's rainforest. Every room (specially those on the higher floors) has a great view of the Chagres river. The hotel has everything to make you feel like in a jungle safari, with amenities of a great resort.

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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

Meriden, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two nights and after spending time in Panama City, San Blas Islands, and El Valle in Panama, this was by far my least favorite stay during my trip. It is a nice looking hotel, but restaurants were overpriced and the staff was not too friendly, especially in the buffet restaurant and at the pool...

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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. I hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Friends visiting with us thought this was spectacular, particularly the common areas We had been there a year earlier. Best features--opportunity to view wildlife, spectacular sunrises, nice main rooms, good tours. Worst features--food quality, which is adequate, but very ordinary compared to rest of experience. The Monkey tour on Lake Gatun offered a change to see unusual wildlife as well...

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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

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We just left this morning and we had a very nice stay. The lobby is beautiful, as is the view of the river. We are pretty adventurous people, so we went on most of the tours. We enjoyed all of them, and thought they were well priced. Here is what you should know...the hotel has some wear and tear but...

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

Thank you for your feedback, all of them make us so glad and hope to see you again in Panama. Once again thank you so much. Regards.

Maynard, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Very cool experience in the Panama rain forest. Took the trip from the resort on the canal to the monkey island. It was well worth it. Also, the noises from the animals in the morning is really quite impressive and should not be drowned out by closed windows and AC. Speaking of AC, I was a bit surprised that they...

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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

England
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This place is a great idea in principle. But then you get there and have to deal with staff who obviously hate their jobs. The place smells terrible, the restaurant feels like an after thought. The view is impressive, which makes this such a wasted opportunity. Someone should buy it and invest in it properly.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 July 2013

My husband and I read reviews about Gamboa after we had booked, but before we had gotten there. I think giving a well rounded review of both our experience and addressing other people's complaints is important...so I'll give you the pros and cons Cons: -we visited during low season so hours for some attractions and restaurants were a little goofy...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 July 2013

This hotel was my first stop on a road trip through Panama. The hotel upon entering even at 11pm at night was beautiful. We checked in swiftly and made our way to our room. All the doors in the hotel are hand carved with different animals. Our room was on the top level over looking the beautiful lake and grounds....

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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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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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 - €274 (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.”
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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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