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Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Panama

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6 Nights with Air from $809 Breakfast included
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Set your sights on the thrilling rainforest surrounding the Gamboa Rainforest Resort outside Panama City. Exploration a ... More

Customer Rating 4 Reviews
Value
 
2.5
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.2
3.2 out of 5
2 out of 4 (50%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
2.5
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.2
3.2 out of 5
2 out of 4 (50%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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March 4, 2013
poor service

could have been a great resort.staff seems untrained.the atm was out of service all week!!! that is so unacceptable i had no cash too spend at the embera indian village i was so embarrassed.the tour guides are really good the tours are very good we loved the puru village that was a very good tour highly recommended they are very good people.tram tour was good even know we didn't see anything.be aware of a fake taxi driver at the airport!!!!! he is not a taxi driver he's a con man that shakes you down takes all your money or he takes off with our luggage.he got me for $200.00.he drives a white car tring to blend in with other cars do not get into a white car only use yellow cabs!!!a special thanks to amir the bellhop he was a very big help to us, he was fantastic he drove us to town so we could get some money if it was not for him our trip would have been a one big disaster.

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Overall Rating: 2
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2.0
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1.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
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From: greensburg,pa.
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 4, 2012
Humid and Moldy smell!

First, the check in person made a mistake in upgrading us to all-inclusive, changed our room number last minute and gave us the wrong room cards. The main hotel lobby was muggy and hot. The A/C was so loud in the room that it was hard to fall asleep at night. The curtains were thin fabric that the sun was blinding at 6am. The smell of mold in the room was repulsive. The tours are mainly one hour long and over $50 per person. The main restaurant that is overpriced with poor food quality and taste. The hotel's location was great though, away from the city, in the national park but I don't recomment this hotel or its services to anyone.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
2.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
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2.0
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From: Fort Lauderdale
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 19, 2012
Quaint and charming with a touch of Latin Charm

We stayed 6 nights. October 7-13. Beginning of rainy season !st - The service was pretty good - but the place was dead. At dinner there was no more than 3 couples total. There are two restaurants in th emain building. We did the all inclusive (which is buffet only unless there are only a few people staying). We did not get rain the 1st two days and some afternoon showers in the afternoon. Only one day did it rain for a long period of time. The pool closed around 6 - because the mosquitos would carry you off once the sun goes down. Not a big night life. One bar - and since the place was quiet when we stayed - we were alone there at times. Very quiet - clean and my wife (who is extra picky) gives it 4 stars out of 5. Rooms are fairly nice. Try for a higher up room to view the Canal. We did a few excursions - thanks to Roberto at the excursion desk. Price are the same on the internet and waht you can get at the hotel. Just book when you get there. $52 round trip per person from the airport. Food quality was above average to good. We only got hit with the buffet a couple of times do to low attendance. Languate. Some staff speak a very limited English. That is to be expected I guess . I really enjoyed it. Wish I had stayed 3 nights in the city and 3 here - very relaxing and nice - but zero going on at night.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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4.0
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From: Detroit,MI
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 26, 2010
Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Beautiful Location, front staff and travel staff are 5 star, the free trips are well lead and interesting, tram and monkey island are great cost is in line with experence. But house keeping needs a lot of work. Towel and daily housekeeping spotty. We had to call desk almost daily. If you stay in a Jr. suite, and I recomend this. Make sure the connecting room stays empty, walls very thin and just talking is overheard. View is great. Food is a solid 3 star. Breakfast buffet is above average, lunch is great at the River resturant. One problem is that the resort is so far from anything else that 4 days is Ok more you can run out of things to do. Canal trip is about 20 minutes away. Pool a solid 5 star, grounds also


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Bowling Green Ky
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Gamboa Rainforest Resort's accomodations are air conditioned and renovated. The villas, originally built in the 1930s and 40s, are the former residences of Panama Canal administrators and their families and have been completely refurbished to capture the ambiance of the original buildings.

Room Details

Standard Room - Garden View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe River View Room with Balcony and Hammock
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Jr Suite
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What's to Love

The scenery is extraordinary. It's right in the middle of Soberania National Park, a tropical rainforest home to lush plant life, animals, birds, insects and reptiles.

 

What We'd Change

This resort is seriously huge and can be tiring to navigate. But, it's hard not to fall in love with all that surrounds it.

 

Why You Should Go

The Gamboa Rainforest Resort has everything you could ask for with extra perks such as the location so close to nature.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Business Center ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Fishing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Arcade
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Marina
  • Elevators
  • Photocopy Machine ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • 24 Hour Room Service ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Breakfast (complimentary)
  • Breakfast Included


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nature Park(s)

Map of Local Area

Panama has warm, friendly people, a dynamic business sector and an unusual variety of terrains. Panama is a safe country with a first-world infrastructure, a stable democracy, and inexpensive cosmopolitan living.

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Zona 5 Gamboa, Soberania National Park

+507 206 8888

Hotel Description

Gamboa Rainforest Resort: Exploring Nature

Set your sights on the thrilling rainforest surrounding the Gamboa Rainforest Resort outside Panama City. Exploration and adventure beckon with the resort's attractions and tours, right in the heart of Soberania National Park. Designed to give guests educational fun, the resort's protected and preserved location in the Panama Canal area is home to a variety of plant and animal life for guests hungry for a taste of biodiversity, history and cultural heritage.

The lush grounds of Gamboa Rainforest Resort are 35 minutes from Panama City and along the banks of the Chagres River and Gatun Lake. These valuable Panama Canal water sources are the backdrop to serenity and adventure, though the pool is a safer bet for swimming unless you like alligators! Paddle up to Cascadas swim-up bar for a mojito while soaking up the sun, and when hunger strikes take your pick of the three dining options. Corotu Restaurant's international theme dinners--from Italian to Panamanian--offer guests a taste tour, and Chagres River View Restaurant offers exquisite fine dining. After dinner, guests can groove to live music or relax to the nighttime sounds of the rainforest on the terrace at the Monkey Lobby Bar.

In order for guests to take full advantage of the area's unique eco-system, the resort has educational exhibits along pathways and trails. Let wonder guide you through the freshwater fish aquarium, reptile exhibit and historical and cultural displays. The resort's tours are a popular way to explore the surrounding environment totally worry-free, and the Arial Tram Tour gives you a bird's-eye view of breathtaking flora and fauna. The Monkey Island Tour brings guests face to face with capuchin and howler monkeys!

Adventuring can be tiring; luckily the resort's Sensory Spa by Clarins has the secret to winding down after a long day with natural herbs and minerals. We loved the quiet herbal wrap. When it's time to call it a day, the Standard Room's comfortable furnishings are just the thing. Looking for a bit of history? Choose one of the 48 renovated 1930s One Bedroom Historic Apartments.

This hotel is NOT All-Inclusive, but does include complimentary American buffet breakfast daily. Additional food and drinks must be purchased separately.



DINING

Corotu Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 6:30am-10:30pm
Description: Main, casual restaurant offering continental breakfast, lunch buffet and theme dinners such as barbecue, Italian, seafood, Mexican, Asian and Panamanian buffet.

Chagres River View Restaurant
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Mon-Sat, 6pm-11pm
Description: Fine dining, gourmet restaurant. 24-hour advance reservations are required.

Los Lagartos Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-11pm
Description: Family-style restaurant located over the waters of the river at the marina.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Cascadas Pool Bar
Swim-up bar serving refreshing tropical juices and frozen cocktails, light food and snacks. Daily, 11am-6pm.

Monkey Lobby Bar
Located in the main lobby with live music, cocktails and a terrace overlooking Soberania National Park. Daily, 11am-11pm.



BEACH

Located on the banks of the Chagres River and Panama Canal.

POOLS

The resort offers a two-level pool divided into two sections: a one-ft deep wading pool for children and a five-ft deep swimming pool for adults.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

The resort offers non-motorized water sports and cycling.

INTERNET

The resort offers wireless Internet access at an additional cost in all of the hotel's guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

The Sensory Spa by Clarins at Gamboa Rainforest Resort offers a quiet, serene and revitalizing retreat, featuring treatments using natural herbs and minerals for an additional cost.

WEDDING SERVICES

Wrapped in the spectacular environment of the Soberania National Park Rainforest and bordered by the Chagres River, Gamboa Rainforest Resort is an extraordinary and romantic setting for Panama weddings, receptions and other special events. Contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

In-room babysitting or child care is available at an additional charge.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 35 minutes from Panama City on the Pacific coast, and 30 minutes from Colon Free Zone on the Caribbean Sea.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 20, 2015-Jan 3, 2016.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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