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Rockwood, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big all inclusive resort at the "end of the road" in Gambia Panama. There was a large pool we never used as we were out doing activities all day. Huge bathrooms. Hammocks on balconies if you ask. Service at the bar was a bit slow but was also busy. Open for breakfast very early. Lots of variety. Not high season...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your opinion. It is valuable to us and helps us shape everything that we do. We are glad to know your experience was positive in every possible way, and we also are taking steps on improving our bar service. We look forward to your next visit.

Treasure Island, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very upset with Tripadvisor because they gave this hotel 4 stars when we would give it 2 at the most. We scheduled a stay for 6 nights during the Easter Holiday. Needless to say, we cancelled our last night and decided to leave early, losing a nights pay. This place must have been amazing 20 years ago but the current...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, first of all, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are sad to hear we did not provide you with the best possible experience, and allow me to apologize on behalf of our team. We are currently undergoing a maintenance program to tackle many of the issues you mentioned. Our goal is...

DC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The purpose of visiting Gamboa was for our 6-yr-old son who loves nature. That said, he had a great time. The following views are those of the parents: Pros: Great views Lots of tours Outdoor pool is popular Daily sloth presentation (free) Basic night safari and nature walk (free) Good and stable wifi pretty much everywhere in the hotel Friendly...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thank you for your positive comments and I am pleased that you had a good stay overall. However, I apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced during your stay. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our management. We do hope you give us another chance as we will definitely improve our services. Kind regards

Land O Lakes, Florid
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort on a Caravan tour. It was a beautiful setting along the Chagres River. Our room was large with a 4 poster, king size bed. Our balcony overlooked the grounds, pool and river. The dining room was nicely decorated and had a good selection of food and a large selection of salads and entrees...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have an amazing time everytime we stay at Gamboa! We just keep visiting the hotel cuz we really love how the staff is always trying to make our stay as unforgettable as possible! If you visit Panana, it's a MUST! It is really close to the city, but still offers a great-climate getaway! It is a perfect place for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove out to Gamboa from the city for a hike and lunch. We ate at the resort. We understood there were three options for lunch once at the resort. The hotel bar, the hotel restaurant and another place down on the water. Lunch was $20 USD per person with choice of appy main and sides plus dessert. The food...

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Grandview
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place - I am so glad we took the time to go. The pool, the indoor waterfall and resturants were all stunning! We also did the walking tour - which was really fabulous (don't forget insect replant!) and we did toured the frog, butterfly and orchid exhibits. All were very well done. We were only there for...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

WOW! Diane, thank you so much for your feedback. Reviews like this fuel our hearts and make us try better every single day. Your thoughtful and descriptive review reaffirms that we are heading in the right direction and it helps other community members know what we are all about: the Rainforest! We will be sure to share your review with...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I want to say how much we (a couple) loved staying here. The location and setting were superb. One of the hotel porters (Edwards) was wonderful, personable, sincere, helpful...cite a positive and pleasing attribute...Edwards was just one of those special people you think about after you leave a place. The hotel has wonderful facilities...some are getting a bit run...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for your kind review and taking the time to share it with us! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Edwards that he made an impact during your stay. We are going under...

Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read recent poor reviews of this facility. They have a new general manager now, and staff is eager to serve. Meals were ample and varied, tours lots of fun. We need to remember, when you can stand on your balcony and see tropical birds and animals, they will also be very close to your room door, the lobby,...

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Nicole R, Marketing Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and giving us the opportunity to serve you during your stay. Indeed, being in the heart of the Soberania National Park makes it very easy to experience close encounters with wildlife and we work to preserve our most important asset. Hope to see you soon!

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back two weeks ago from the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. We loved it so much. We had the best view from our room. It was wonderful hearing the birds from our lovely terrace, and using the hammock. It is the most incredible setting. The resort was not crowded at all and the food was terrific. We loved the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • 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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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • 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: £106 - £151 (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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“Only stay 2 day and bring a cooler and fill it up.”
bandit153, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As I mentioned before, our room had a private balcony with a beautiful view of the river. All this made for an amazing sunrise experience!”
  • Sunrise view from our room - absolutely stunning!
dianef269, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have good views.”
mikewJ7952MR, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a higher floor like the 4th floor for a better view.”
mathteacher1225, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room 304 last time had a much better view than room 222 this time.”
  • room 222's bathroom, spacious with nice tiles
  • room 222
  • view of pool from dining room
luv2cruise2, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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