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Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Poblado de Gamboa, Corregimiento de Cristobal, Privincia de Colon, Panama, Panama City 1, Panama
+507 314 9000

Cheapest
rate per night

7.7

Good
based on 600 reviews
Gamboa Rainforest Reserve - Panama City, Panama
Mon 12/4
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Tue 13/4
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Value for money

6.9

Distance to city centre

23.8 km

Location rating

8.9

Nearest airport

Panama City Tocumen Intl

Distance to airport

34.4 km

Rooms available at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Mon 12/4
Tue 13/4

Deluxe rooms

$296+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
$296

Double rooms

$151+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
$151

Reviews of Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

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great location in 132 reviews
staff friendly in 116 reviews
food is not good in 92 reviews
swimming pool in 86 reviews
balcony hammock in 55 reviews
poor service in 52 reviews
dinner buffet in 27 reviews
way over priced in 27 reviews
tired and needs an update in 24 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Jan 2017
    8.8

    Gorgeous setting in the middle of the rainforest and very close to the Panama Canal. The hotel and pool area were beautiful and there were plenty of things to see and do during our 4 day visit in Jan. for nature lovers who take advantage of the many trails leading from the property, as well as the guided rainforest and boat tours. Our only complaint was the limited choice of food, since the options outside the hotel are practically nonexistent in Gamboa. The hotel food was just okay. Thanks to this resort, people are able to have an extended experience in the best rainforest of Panama, instead of only day trips from Panama City.

  • Okay
    Dec 2015
    6.0

    Great views poor service.

    This was our first visit to Gamboa and we loved the jungle tours, both arial tram and boat tours were vey enjoyable and had great staff. 'However the staff in the hotel and restuarant were very lazy, inattentive and seemed untrained and lack the needed hospitality and services that one would expect from a hotel like Gamboa Resort. Especially since they are part of a larger hotel group , including Westin. I have been a starwoods member for many years and this hotel does not live up to the reputation of other hotels in this same class.

    When we checked in they never asked for a credit card for incidentals. The room was prepaid for. When we went to sign up for our air tram excursion, because there was not CC on file and could not bill to the room, the tour staff at the tour desk took cash for our canal tour of $85. gave us a reciept and two stickers to wear and we went on the tour. Our guide was Yasir sp? He would remember us as we were the only two at the end of the day and spent time with him. When we checked out the next day, the front desk said we owed 85. for the air tram. We explained what happened but he billed us anyway because there was no record of it. We would NOT have been able to go on the tour IF we did not pay and have ticket/sticker to enter. CLearly a mistake by the staff because they do not think ahead, take CC at check in for incidental, do not communicate with eachother . I had a conversation with the front desk but they just looked at me like they did not know what to do . Please refund my Amex for $85. the remaining difference on the total $103 charge an remain. We would like to return and try it again in the future and bring our guests, but do expect that this hotel needs extensive training for its staff and how to NOT make mistakes such as this one. thanks

  • Okay
    Oct 2015
    5.7

    Not much to do!

    The dinner and breakfast buffets were satisfying. There weren't a lot of different entree selections but the few that were there satisfied our palates.

    I expected more activities and entertainment. We became bored relatively quickly. We expected to see more animals and be constantly reminded we were in the middle of the rainforest. Unfortunately, neither happened. The tourist desk staff were not as accommodatIng as I would have expected. The bathroom needed renovations but the shower head was new and worked well. The bed was comfortable. Being one of the few accommodations in the middle of the rainforest is a wonderful concept and I hope they expand this more. When they do, I hope to return.

  • Okay
    Jul 2015
    6.0

    June 2015

    Beautiful location and views. Nice boat tour to money island. Front desk was very friendly and helpful. Loved the hammock on the balcony and vaulted ceilings on our 4th floor room.

    The buffet both for breakfast and dinner were very overpriced. Wait staff at the restaurants were very slow.

  • Good
    Jun 2015
    7.1

    Good experience

    Value. great view from the rooms. Good location for couples getaways or large families to stay. Humid, fresh air and the best jungle experience ive been.

    Staff in front desk not very helpful. Restaurants are 3/5 in food quality and takes forever if you order from the menu. Make sure to go to the concierge for activities. Info is scarce

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About Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Overview

The Gamboa Rainforest Resort is set within Soberania National Park in Gamboa, Panama. The hotel is only a two-minute drive from the Panama Canal and 35 minutes from the Albrook Shopping Center. Gatun Lake and the Chagres River are within steps of this establishment. This air-conditioned hotel is located on 340 acres only 16 miles from the Panama Pacifico International Airport and 21 miles from Tocumen International Airport. This hotel boasts 166 non-smoking guestrooms and suites.

All guestrooms and suites at this hotel offer a view of the garden, river, or tropical pool. Each includes complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, mini refrigerators, and around the clock room service. Guests can also take part in a night safari and hiking trail while visiting the hotel. Family rooms offer extra bedrooms along with a living area. The junior suites include private balconies and hammocks to relax in. Rooms also include work desks and chairs, deluxe bath amenities, and 40-inch LCD televisions with cable and satellite channels.

There are several dining options at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, including El Corotu, which offers local specialties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don Caiman serves a Caribbean menu with items like fried fish, ceviche, and jerk chicken. The Monkey Bar serves appetizers and cocktails while Las Cascadas serves snacks and cocktails by the pool.

The hotel offers several tours including an Aerial Tram tour where you get a full view of the national park. The Gatun Lake and Panama Canal Expedition takes you out on the water to learn about the ecology and history of the area.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.7 Good

based on 600 reviews

7.7

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Facilities

8.9

Location

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities at Gamboa Rainforest Reserve

Computer use available
Wine glasses
ATM on-site
Business centre
Wake-up service
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Family rooms
Concierge service
Cribs available
Currency exchange on-site
Fire extinguisher
Gift shop
Hammam (Turkish bath)
Laundry facilities
Ironing service
Laundry service
Flat-screen TV
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Packed lunches
Free toiletries
Garden view
Shops (on site)
Room service
Smoke alarms
Special diet menus (on request)
Contactless check-in/check-out
Tour desk
Bicycle hire
Physical distancing in dining areas
Fishing
Board games/puzzles
Physical distancing rules
Golf
Spa
Process in place to check health of guests
Hot tub
Interconnected room(s) available
Child pool
Outdoor pool
Key card access
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
No smoking
Kitchenware
Lake view
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Beauty salon
Express check-out
Hairdryer
Fitness centre
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cable or satellite TV
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
24-hour security
Air-conditioned
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Non-feather pillow
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Outdoor furniture
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Free Internet
Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Free long-term parking
Table tennis
Pool towels
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Playground
Pool with a view
Bathrobe
Private bathroom
Garden
Private check-in/check-out
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
Kitchenette
Steam room
Storage available
Conference rooms
Wedding services
Spa and wellness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Radio
River view
Terrace/Patio
Disabled access
Linens
Towels
Safety deposit box
Seating area
Lift
Massage
Library
Shampoo
Shower
Accessible by lift
Slippers
First-aid kit
Additional bathroom
Snack bar
Socket near the bed
Additional toilet
Sofa
Alarm clock
Balcony
Bathtub
Body soap
Bottle of water
Breakfast in the room
Bridal suite
Tea/coffee maker
Telephone
Tile/marble floor
Toilet
Toilet paper
Children's television networks
Safe
Sauna
Cleaning products
Dustbins
Coffee machine
TV
Upper floors accessible by lift
Conditioner
Valet parking
Desk
Dining area
Wardrobe or closet

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center3.7 km
  • Soberania National Park6.5 km
  • Barro Colorado16.7 km
  • Panama Canal17.6 km
  • Miraflores Locks17.6 km
  • Estadio Nacional Rod Carew18.4 km

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