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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#25 of 123 hotels in Panama City
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The Hotel Riu Plaza Panama is located in the heart of the banking and business district of Panama City and very close to most attractive entertainment and shopping centers. Only 250m from the luxurious "Soho Mall" Panama and Tocumen International Airport (PTY) is approx. 21 km away. It is ideal for both leisure and business travel. The 644 modern designed and lovingly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi offer maximum comfort and relaxation and in our 23 stylish and modern conference rooms you can successfully organize your events, meetings. Relax at the Renova Spa or get in shape in the gym. 1 outdoor pool. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer a live cooking station at our buffet restaurant, an á la carte restaurant, as well as 2 bars. Crown Level Executive lounge service free for guests staying in Executive rooms and Suites as well as hotel guests holding RIU Class Gold and RIU Class Diamond cards.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Minibar
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Andrea wrote a review Mar 2020
Whitley, United Kingdom12 contributions
We had a spacious executive room on the 34th floor with lovely views of the city. The hotel is walking distance to plenty of good restaurants, and a 40 minute walk to Casco Viejo along the Cinta Costera. There is a good choice for breakfast and a lovely pool area with plenty of sun beds in the sun and the shade. We took an Uber to Miraflores Locks, Anton Hill and Metropolitan Park, all less than 5 usd from the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Dear andreanorthumberland, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this very fantastic review regarding your stay with us! We are very happy to know that you fully enjoyed our facilities and our excellent location. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back again in the near future! Warm greetings, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Evthompson720 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois11 contributions1 helpful vote
I was on the 32nd floor with great views of the city. The King room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet was great. The 32nd floor did seem humid as I got off the elevator. Seems like there is a ventilation issue. The pool servers were nice but could be a little more attentive. I had to wave them down when I needed another drink or to pay my bill. Overall, still a good stay. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Dear Evthompson720, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions with us! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay! However, we are surprised to read about your experience. Please be sure that we will communicate it with the proper department to follow up. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our hotel! Warm regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá Online Reputation Manager
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TravelJewels45 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois175 contributions72 helpful votes
This is my second trip to Panama and we chose the Hotel RIU Plaza Panama. Gabriel greeted us upon arrival with a wonderful courteous smile as I commenced to speak in English.... he immediately said welcome to our hotel and again, smiled. We were given an amazing room overlooking the city of Panama. Our booking included the crown level so we were able to access a private area off the lobby to do work on laptops. Quiet ambiance. Refreshments were available including soft drinks and snacks. The concierges were helpful in arranging transportation and tours. Buffet breakfasts were outstanding.... and outdoor night dining along the pool, at night, was amazing. Continually gazed at the north star located over one of the downtown buildings and, of course, viewed the "screw" architecture building..... During the day you can sunbathe and sit along the pool which is on the ground floor next to a bar and restaurant.... we are not a fan of top floor hotel pools. Grateful that we picked this hotel.... ...... and we will go again next year. Thank you to all the RIU Plaza staff from the Chicago Girls!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for thinking of us after your journey home and sharing your impressions with us and our future guests. We are so pleased that we could meet your expectations and your kind words make us very proud. Gladly we will pass these on to all our colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Warm regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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YuriBalista wrote a review Mar 2020
Sorocaba, SP12 contributions
I have no doubt, that is one of best place in Panama City, awesome localization and friendly staff. My room use to have a glass wall with a quite nice view of the city and a really comfortable bed. So I do not have much to say, just enjoy this place.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Dear YuriBalista, Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us and with the travel community! We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s always a pleasure to read your feedback, since it’s essential to us bringing the best experiences to our hosts. We will be glad to welcome you again in one of our hotels! Best wishes, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Cris wrote a review Mar 2020
Panama City, Panama7 contributions
The hotel is always sparkling clean, with a nice view of the banking area of panama city, the staff is friendly and the breakfast area is well kept with a nice selection of food and beverages. It sits right in downtown but you don't hear the traffic and is located near restaurants and a shopping malls and banks.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear Cris, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for your five-star rating! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a nice time with us at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama! It was our pleasure to take care of you and we do hope to have the opportunity to host you again someday soon! Kind regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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$102 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Nearby attractions include Soho (0.2 miles), Nina Concept Store (0.2 miles), and Brew Stop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Yes, a parking garage and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Vespa, Restaurante Hikaru, and La Casa del Marisco.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Plaza Panama have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Plaza Panama offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (3.0 miles), Panamá Viejo (3.0 miles), and Plaza de Francia (4.8 miles).