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The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection

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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Set on the Pacific coast of Panama in Rio Hato, The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection is a luxury destination resort situated on 1,000 acres of natural splendor, nestled between rivers, lakes, lush vegetation, and pristine beaches. Blending old world glamour and tropical elegance, the resort is reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Room features
Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
Getting there
Chitre Airport51 km
Contadora Airport76 km
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although this hotel is extremely far from the Panama City airport (a 2.5 hour drive on a good day) it is easy to get to and incredibly worth it. My husband and I decided to stay here for the golf course but we were greatly...More

Thank mrsc3williams
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the one resort in Panama where guests did not feel in Panama. It is well planned, well landscaped, well appointed and has good service. Unfortunately, the years are beginning to show. They downgraded from the JW Marriott brand to the Autograph brand (also...More

1  Thank ViajeroESQ
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had not stayed at Buenaventura since it became an AC Hotel. At first we had a very poor room service. We asked for some hand towels that after an hour and half had not come. We complained at the front desk and everything changed...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful weekend at this hotel. Food is really good and all the installations are great. Service is also excellent. They make you feel like part of the family. I will be back for sure. Maybe for the end of the year.

Thank 931samuelc
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We stayed at the Buenaventura towards the end of our driving tour of Panama. It was the right blend of luxury, service and relaxation. The room was spacious, very well-appointed and had a nice balcony overlooking the lagoon and golf course. The many pools on...More

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Adventurer183225
8 November 2018|
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Response from JMurphy63 | Reviewed this property |
The hotel has free wi-fi on site. We were logged in for over an hour on a tablet in one of the open air lobbies and didn't experience any connection difficulties.
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Response from ash3119 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is!!!! 😊
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Laura11292015
16 July 2018|
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Response from I13JAmarym | Reviewed this property |
Since Panama is roughly 3 degrees north of the equator, there is a lot of mustiness everywhere. July is in the middle of the rainy season. I don't know if there are dog rooms or not. It is a nice resort. The pool is... More
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Room Tips
"Ocean side, end units are quiet and spacious. Top floors are also a bit quieter."
TravelBuggly
27 Aug 2018
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"choose a room with a pool view. you wont be sorry"
DavidaLee24
24 Aug 2018
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"Ask to be upgraded. We went through 3 rooms before securing the best ocean view room."
traveldoc350
7 Apr 2018
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"Try to get a pool view room"
399patricial399
7 Mar 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$167 - US$661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bristol buenaventura hotel farallonbristol bueneventura santa clara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort
LOCATION
PanamaCocle ProvinceRio Hato
NUMBER OF ROOMS
118
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