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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 December 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a night and enjoyed our time. The entrance & lobby is breathtaking, really sets the tone for where you are at. All the service we received from every staff member was very good, they seemed genuinely friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The tile floor may make it seem...

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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. I personally congratulate my colleagues for their hard work. I hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Lenexa, Kansas
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Love Panama, but hate Gamboa. Big waste of time. There are many beautiful places in Panama with jungle, wildlife and water views. We have spent the last week traveling Panama and love the country, it's people and the landscape. Spending 1 day at Gamboa Rainforest Resort and it is one day too many. The isolation limits your choices for food,...

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

I would like to apologize on behalf of the hotel and its team for your stay. All your comments are very valuable for us, and will be taking the right corrective actions, and avoid from happening again. Once again please do accept my apologies and i hope to see you again in panamá. Sincerely

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We purchased an all inclusive plan. Our room was clean, quiet with a view of the river. It's in a rainforest so things are a bit humid. It's not a luxury room but it was clean with a comfortable bed. The views from the lobby are breathtaking as they have a wall of 3 story tall windows overlooking the river/lake....

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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 All your comments are very valuable for us. We look forward to welcoming you back son. Kindest Regards

Moweaqua, Illinois
Reviewed 3 December 2013

To start things off, when we arrived in Panama, 11/22/13, we thought that there would be a Fun-Jet rep. waiting for us to take us to our destination like all our other Fun Jet all inclusive trips we've been on. We were wrong. We asked at the airport where the Fun Jet rep was, and they looked at us crazy....

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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. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Sincerely

Newport Beach, CA
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Firstly, it is a basic hotel. We were there off-season in the end of July, so that does make a difference. The facilities are basic and since it is a rainforest, our room was musty, even though it was on the fourth floor, but totally livable. On the other hand, we woke up to capybaras right outside our balcony. It...

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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

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 November 2013

overpriced and not quite a 5 star resort.. That said, stunning views, fabulous location, friendly staff (special thanks to Monique at Travel/Concierge desk), well organized tours (including the Panama Canal cruise), make for a great family vacation for those interested in nature-related activities.

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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. I personally congratulate my colleagues for their hard work. I hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Campinas, SP
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband like nature and outdoor that's why we picked this hotel. The hotel's location is very good, the staffs are nice and helpful but I think they need more staffs. When we went to the bar and ordered the drinks, it took like 20 minutes to bring our drinks not mention never brought the coffee I ordered....

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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

Panama City, Panama, Panama
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Only 45 minutes from the city, but my husband and I felt like we were transported to a tropical paradise. Food was great, as well as the service . Spa was an unexpected luxury, and we saw the most gorgeous of birds. We went during the week, to avoid crowds and were delighted even with the rain. The alternating rain...

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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.

Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2013

What an absolutely stunning resort. You don't dare put your camera down as you never know what exotic bird will land near by next. Just standing out side our balcony a flock of toucans landed on the trees in front of me. The world famous pipe line trail is literally next door down the road.(a must do tour) you can...

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

Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with staff, gives us a pleasure to know that you loved the visit to our hotel and enjoy all the nature. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 21 November 2013

The atrium inside this hotel is just exquisite, and the pool area is serene and beautiful. There is a swim-up bar and a couple of waterfalls, and the ambiance is just perfect for a nap or a good book. My room didn't really have a view to speak of, but that is because of the side of the building I...

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Thank you very much for your time to write your comments. All your comments are very valuable for us, and our apologies. We will review this situation and take corrective actions to avoid from happening again. We are continuously working to ensure our guests receive the service they deserve Hope to have an opportunity in welcoming you again and be...

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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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  • 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: £110 - £166 (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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“Upper level on river will give best view”
 of 5 bubbles Sue_in_Raleigh, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Elevators and ramps make all rooms accessible. The top floors will provide better views of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles zzweaver, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the higher floors have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Jay405, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure you get a balcony, the hammocks are terrific”
 of 5 bubbles susie166, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the fourth floor to the right of the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave277-12, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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