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“Decent hotel in good location near airport” 4 of 5 stars
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Riande Aeropuerto
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Tocumen | entrada al Corredor Sur Panama, Panama City 0819-09190, Panama   |  
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #26 of 112 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chilliwack, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Decent hotel in good location near airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you are looking to stay a night or two near the airport (Tocumen), then this is the place to stay. It was clean, had a complimentary breakfast and welcome drink tickets and a free shuttle to the airport that leaves every 30 minutes. The beds were comfy. We did not use the pool, but there is a decent looking pool area. There is also a seedy little casino onsite....we dropped $20 on a tight slot machine. It is not the Ritz, but more than adequate for the convenient location to ensure you get to the airport on time for any flights home.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Date of stay:12-10-2013
It never ceases to amaze me of what makes people satisfied with a hotel stay! If you have a "European" need for a special type of FREE breakfast-maybe this place is not for you! For the rest of us, the scrabbled eggs, sausage, cereal, local fresh fruit etc is a nice touch before catching our plane.
Since it's renovation last year this is a great place to spend your first or last night in Panama. Ultra modern rooms! We loved the showers! My grand children (9 & 8) loved the pool and the free use of the rafts furnished by the hotel. My son and daughter in law enjoyed the swim up bar in the evening as I took care of the kids. Very romantic music played over a great sound system! I even won $100.00 in the casino! Listen folks-this country is transforming. A tip of 25 cents to your bellman ain't going to cut it! If you are respectful to these folks at this hotel they will do ANYTHING to make your stay a good one. Treat them as your servants and you will probably get what you deserve!

Room Tip: The front desk folks speak English, but really like it if you at least try to speak Spanish. The poo...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's not often I sing the praises of an airport hotel (seriously, who does?), but the Riande Aeropuerto is a pleasant exception to the rule.
The facilities are varied and interesting, the staff is cheerful and helpful.
It is an oasis in the desert of hotel mediocrity.

Every time I have a late flight, in or an early flight out of Tocumen airport I am sure to stay at the Riande Aeropuerto. It has impressed me so much that I will even seek out their downtown Panama hotel (and I never normally stay dowtown) just to check it out.

Well done!

Andrew K.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed for one night, nice hotel, and accommodations, good breakfast, but need improvement on the shuttle pick up service, do not wait for the shuttle to come, call them up, otherwise you would be forever waiting for it to come,

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas, USA
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Hotel is more like a resort. It has everything from a good restaurant to casino. The free shuttle to and from the airport is a real plus, especially for those early morning flights. The downside is the WIFI is terrible mostly works in public places. The rooms are good size, facilities modern and the staff while helpful have limited English speaking skills..So bring your limited Spanish and it will work just fine.

Room Tip: For best WIFI ask for a room closer to the lobby
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Chose this hotel due to an overnight layover in Panama airport and the free shuttle both ways. However, the shuttle is not so visible, since I had to ask the taxi drivers where the van was, and they had to call the hotel guy. Driving time is around 10 minutes both ways.

Check in was not speedy but ok, and the employee corteously apologized for the delay. The room is very spacious and can serve for longer stays, with a huge LCD screen and an independent (and very silent) AC unit. Windows are soundproof. The pool is big, and has lush vegetation around, which makes for a decent stroll after many hours in an airplane.

The hotel has the design feeling all around, but sometimes this conflicts with functionality. For example, the concrete night table, or the pretty wash basin that was too high and too far apart, or the fancy shower with only "rain style" available. And there was no hot water! Luckily, Panama weather is usually very hot and the water came out lukewarm.

The public areas are cozy and also designed. I ate at the restaurant, which is overprized due to the fact they are the only establishment in some kilometers. Service was efficient.

In their favour, they offer welcome cocktails (alcoholic or not) and complimentary breakfast. Breakfast had many varieties to chose from. They also help you with your luggage to the shuttle on the way back, which goes out 24 hours but on fixed times. Staff is polite. There is (paid) self service laundry which is also appreciated.

Room Tip: If you carry too much luggage, ask for rooms closer to the reception
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Perfect location close to the airport. Everything else was just OK... Nice pool, nice bbq food and pool area bar. Panama is hot but it looks like they like to save energy because the air conditioner at the room and hallways were not cool enough.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Via Tocumen | entrada al Corredor Sur Panama, Panama City 0819-09190, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Casino Hotel in Panama City
#11 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#17 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riande Aeropuerto 4*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Who said airport hotels had to be boring? Entirely renovated in 2012 and located 5 minutes away from Panama Tocumen International Airport (PTY), the Riande Aeropuerto Hotel, Casino & Resort offers an oasis of calm and resort like facilities for business, leisure and transfer travelers. For the business travelers, we offer free Wifi throughout the property, various meeting rooms, a business center, plus free shuttle service from and to the airport. Sport lovers can choose to do their fitness routine inside our well-equipped gym or at our outdoor exercise area overlooking the tropical green gardens, swim in a pool or maybe try one of our new Paddle Tennis courts (Padel). The kids can also join the fun spending time at our playground! Feeling lucky tonight? Do you hear your name being called with every turn of the roulette? Then, the casino is the place for you. Travelers in need of well-deserved relaxation before or after a long flight will feel the bubbling waters of the Jacuzzi melt the stress away while enjoying a drink from the H2O bar, knowing that a relaxing massage awaits them in our brand new spa. All of our 178 luxurious sleeping accommodations all include free internet access, flat screen TVs and our Signature Bed with heavenly linen. We have three dining options and cater for a wide range of tastes; guests can enjoy a meal or snack in the RAH Sushi Bar, la Veranda cafe and H2O Bar. 24/7 Room service is also available for our guests' well-being. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama City
Riande Aeropuerto Hotel And Resort
Hotel Riande Aeropuerto
Riande Hotel Panama
Riande Aeropuerto Panama/Panama City

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