The Bristol is located in the heart of the financial and commercial district of Panama City. It embodies the new generation of Panamanian hotels. Here you will find a beautiful spa, a fantastic restaurant amidst a wonderful blend of luxury, elegance and personalized service. At The Bristol you are perfectly positioned for exploring this dynamic city, visiting the fashionable shopping areas and sampling some of the culinary delights that Panama City now offers.


  • The treatments at The Bristol’s spa are to die for, as is the view from the waiting room
  • We cannot rave enough about Barandas, the restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel
  • The service here is exceptional and the staff seem to be one step ahead at all times
  • The location of the hotel is fantastic, in the hub of the city and just minutes from the fashionable shops and restaurants

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It is widely regarded throughout Panama that you won’t find better service than at this hotel. From the moment you enter the elegant reception area you won’t be required to lift a finger. The hotel continues this element of pampering through its fantastic spa, a real highlight in our opinion. The treatments are sublime and the vantage point that the waiting room has over the city is truly spectacular. We would recommend booking a treatment as the sun sets, this way you will have magnificent views of the high-rise sky line as the city comes to life. The hotel can also be proud of a wonderful restaurant, Barandas. The success of the restaurant is down to local Panamanian chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo. Her Panamanian upbringing and training in Paris and New York has meant she produces delicious local cuisine with an international edge.

The only negative we could find with The Bristol was the décor of the South tower, which was slightly dated and not in keeping with the rest of the hotel. However it has since undergone a complete renovation. We are yet to visit, however if the North tower is anything to go by, it will be fantastic.

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