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Alto Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Ofertas was offering a Special for Gamboa Resort for $79.00 a night with a couple of their tours included in the price as well as offering a coupon for their higher end tours for $48.00 per adult to do a boat tour into the Panama Canal and their Aerial Tram Ride and I couldn't pass up the opportunity at that...

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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. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

Reston VA
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We first stayed at Gamboa in 2006. They have added to the facility since that time but need to do maintenance on some basic infrastructure. Stairs to the pool area, in particular, need repair. But our room was showing signs of aging. A chipped tile in the bath, paint stained, termites swarming outside. Our friends room was missing the hammock....

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

We thank you for such a touching comment regarding your recent stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. . I am certainly disappointed that your stay was not all that it could have been. Our apologies for all the inconveniences experienced during your stay. Hope to have an opportunity in welcoming you again and be able to replace the bad experience...

London
Reviewed 11 October 2013

After booking this hotel through an agent I was slightly worried about some of the negative reviews I'd read on here about the unfriendly staff and run down rooms. They couldn't have been more wrong! My husband and I spend two nights in Panama City and joined Gamboa tours for the 1/2 day Canal Tour and the full day Emberra...

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

It is great to see that you enjoyed the special service that our staff offer during your stay. 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

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Simply Spectacular, spacious and very clean Resort. This hotel has a nice view of the rainforest and panama canal. The staff was terrific, the meals was ok. They also have a gondola ride to view the Toucans & most beautiful birds of Panama.The hotel has a most spectacular view over the pool area towards the Chagres River. The area also...

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

From the entire hotel staff we appreciate your comment is a great motivation for each of us, 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. Kindest Regards,

Rochester, NY
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The Gamboa is located in the middle of the rain forest and is simply spectacular. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The humidity is extreme and the dehumidifier in the room never shut off. There is small patio overlooking the jungle and you can't get enough of the views. The hotel is a little thread bare and needs some...

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

Thank you for your wonderful remarks is joy to read your comments, gives us a pleasure to know that you loved the visit to our hotel. Thank you very much and hope to see you again in Panama. Cordially yours,

Reviewed 1 October 2013

This resort is everything all reviews state here on TripAdvisor read every last one of them. Over all this resort is breathtaking upon arrival and it gets a five star rating for that. I am giving my review an average rating as we had complications upon check in. There are many reviews that state do no get a room on...

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Jetzel M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

It is great to see that you enjoyed the special service that our staff offer during your stay. We apologize that our rooms do not feel your expectations at all. We took note of yours recommendations about the smell in the rooms. We hope you give us the opportunity to service and welcome back. Regards

Sebring, Florida
Reviewed 16 September 2013

The Gamboa rainforest retreat, is Located in Gamboa Panama on the Chagres River, a 30 minute drive from Panama City. The resort has a tour desk to book a canal boat ride to see monkeys , sloth, Iguanas. You can also take the hike behind the hotel to see the monkeys in the rainforest. They also have a gondola ride...

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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. Regards,

Knoxville
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I stayed here one night as part of an organized tour. The arrangements were made by the tour company. I enjoyed the stay. The staff was pleasant, the rooms spacious, clean and comfortable. The scenery was fantastic. Several mini-tours from the hotel were part of my overall tour, but several were optional. I felt that the prices for the optional...

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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. Cordially yours..

George Town, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I want to start off by saying this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a hotel review, but I just think that Gamboa Resort online presents itself as far more elegant and high-end than it is. My boyfriend and I were booked in for 3 nights here. The first night was okay, yes views are AMAZING!!! The...

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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. We hope to see you again in Panama. Regards

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The resort is in the vicinity of the Soberania National Park Rainforest, If you are a bird watcher and nature lover, you are walking distance away from experiencing these. The resort also overlooks the Panama Canal near the continental divide. The hospitality is great and so is the food. Definitely a great place to stay if you are visiting Panama...

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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
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: $171 - $394 (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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“I think all rooms face the lake and look out over the pool area and lake area.”
 of 5 bubbles audriferguson, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“Ask yourslef "Do I really want to be in this location?"”
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“all rooms face out but newer wing has hammocks on the porch”
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“I enjoyed a room that required me to take the elevator near the Monkey Bar.”
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