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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 11:00 pm at night after a very long day of travel. When we arrived our room was not ready and we had to wait a half an hour. When we we entered the room it had a horrible smell and the floors were disgusting. I wore flip flops in the room for our entire stay. The staff...

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La Pine, Oregon
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Best/0nly choice in "Ghost-town" of Gamboa. Dinner buffet had great selection of foods and deserts. Sometimes need to get seated before or after big groups from cruise ships or tour groups. Great view.

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Chicago, Il.
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Read some of the other reviews so our expectations were not that high. We found the resort well located with outstanding views. Though the property was in need of some TLC our room was OK, nothing fancy but clean. The tours and tour guides were very professional. The breakfast buffet was a bit pricey, but very good. We did not...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel itself could use some tlc, still nice though. Food is good but the scenery is truly amazing. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Butterfly and orchid greenhouses were worth the time and $, recommended. Went on a half day fishing expedition in the Panama Canal. We caught 20-30 Peacock bass and kept 3 for eating. The boat guide filleted...

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crambury, nj
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my favorite stay in Panama. An old US officers lodge, the hotel sits on Lake Gatun in the rain forest with large windows and open balconys. Wild animals abound--monkeys, birds, etc. The food was surprisingly good. The only problem is the general deterioration on the physical plant: bathrooms can be moldy, dehumidifiers overflow, etc. Also, the support staff...

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Fairview, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour. It is a large resort with a lovely pool area and atrium area. The rooms are large with balconies. It is a little older but still very nice. Food in the restaurant was buffet and very good.

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Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The resort is set in a gorgeous location. We were glad we came just to experience Gamboa with its abundant natural beauty and interesting history. The resort itself needs some serious TLC. Basic maintenance issues which could be easily remedied seem to be ignored (peeling paint, broken chair in the room, mold in the shower, burnt out bulbs that were...

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Lafayette, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great place for nature and relaxing. Be careful for misquote though. It's location makes very convenient to explore the Gatun Lake and Bamboa Rain Forest. The service was very good. The resort was a bit outdated and needed continuously updating.

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Houston, Tx
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was on a Caravan Tour that spent 2 nights here. The breakfast and dinner was buffet style, food was well prepared with a good variety. Unfortunately, I discovered passion fruit here - love it! (Can't get it at home of course.) The view from the dining room was lovely. The bar was large and impressive with hand-carved bird heads...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my room was on the third floor with a balcony and view of the grounds and river ,very clean and nice furniture.no insect problem ,not even mossies,though they even provided some deet wipes with the amenities.Take the free night bus ride to see the nocturnal critters ,and see the rescue talk for the sloth babies,very good!watch from your hammock agoutis...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $167 - $291 (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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“Get a room with a balcony facing the river”
 of 5 bubbles TomS940, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles ilmagnific0, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“top floor with river views”
 of 5 bubbles AlyssaM521, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have balconies and good views.”
 of 5 bubbles jerryd183, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles Jackolyne, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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