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Our OpinionIf you are looking for adventure and wildlife rather than just a beachfront all inclusive vacation, this is a good choice. Located very close to the Panama Canal, there are a number of tours offered at the resort highlight the locate flora, fauna and wildlife. Package this resort together with the Royal Decameron to make a complete Panama vacation experience.
Nestled among the vast Soberania National Park Rainforest, on the banks of the Chagres River and Panama Canal, is the stunningly beautiful luxury hotel and resort, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Boasting superior facilities and surrounded by lush tropical flora, this beautiful property provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable holiday!
Location: Close to the Panama Canal. Approximately 5 minutes from the town of Gamboa and 60 minutes from the airport.
Rooms dirty, very moldy with stains on curtains, bedcovers. Just gross. Pictures on website don't reflect conditions of rooms or facility. The whole place is just grubby, dirty. Being a little old and careworn is forgivable - this place needs to be cleaned! Even siting on the the lobby and reception desk - dirty old broken fish tank, mud and dirt caked in wood near check in desk. Wow just wow.
This had been on my list of must visit resorts since I'd read about it years ago. The place is MASSIVELY Grand and elaborate. The amenities are exceptional and the hotel is impressive. It's a overwhelming undertaking to clean and manage so I give credit for the quality you do get.
There are beautiful views here and really lovely grounds, but the place itself needs a lot of work! Rooms are spacious with balconies and hammocks, but the rooms are sadly out of date -- but clean. A/C works which is a big plus.The staircases have torn treads and are in need of repair. Food was fine -- buffet style (we were on a tour) and the hotel tries to organize activities. We attended an interesting discussion on the South American sloth, but we declined riding around at night in an open truck to see giant rodents. Huge pool area with lounges and great views but no whirlpool or Jacuzzi.Staff was very pleasant.
This hotel is about 45 min from Panama City. We took an Uber here for approx $20 one way. There isn't much at the resort. Although the pool looked relaxing, this resort was VERY run down. There isn't much to do or see at the resort itself.We ended up taking a short walk to the marina where we hired a private boat (not through an excursion company) to take us on the Panama Canal and through the rainforest. Our captain was fantastic and this adventure which I would rate as 5 star will be remembered as the highlight of our trip. We saw lots of monkeys-two of which jumped on our boat. Amazing!
The Good: Rooms were nice, incredible views of the river, nice pool. Being in the forest is good, quick access to the canal - - - and actually, into the city isn't too bad.The Bad: Needs rehab physically - - paint, update. Service. There are a few people who were very nice, helpful, and a few others (pool bar tenders, some servers in the main restaurant, the older gentleman scheduling tours) who were less than helpful, generally kinda grumpy. Food is average and expensive if you go buffet. Suggest negotiating at least breakfast as included in your initial price. Bar food was limited and while the 80 videos were awesome and I loved - the band playing below the big screen wasn't.I recommend one night - we were there with three kids after being at a more rustic place on the coast and it was perfect for that. Again, just needs a major overhaul.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- 1 a la carte dinner/3-night stay and 3 à la carte dinners/7-night stay
- Unlimited local and selected international drinks (house wine included)
- Selected non-motorized water sports
- 150 rooms in one 5-storey building and ten 3-storey buildings
- 1 a la carte restaurant (International)
- Room service (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Gift shop (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- Ecological, rainforest and fishing tours (fee)
- Located in the main building
- 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds
- Ceiling fan
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
- Located a few minutes from the main building
- Same amenities as above
- 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds
- Separate bedroom with queen size bed
- Kitchenette with living area
- Full bathroom
For the Kids - Children's pool
Resort Location Map
Gamboa Rainforest ResortPanama,Panama
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Goethals Blvd. Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338 Panama
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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