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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#13 of 133 hotels in Panama City
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4.5
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4.2
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TThe 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. This hotel is ideal for both leisure and business travel. The 644 modern and elegant decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi offer maximum comfort and in our 23 stylish and modern conference rooms you can successfully organize your events and meetings. Relax at the Renova Spa or get in shape in the gym. You can also unwind in our outdoor pool. For gastronomy lovers, 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
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Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Banquet room
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Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
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Non-smoking hotel
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Ruth T wrote a review Sep 24
New Jersey74 contributions59 helpful votes
This place is huge. It is in the center of the financial district. Everywhere I went was well maintained. Check-in was quick and easy. The view from my room was breathtaking both night and day. The gym is well appointed. All the machines were clean and working. The pool is clean and refreshing. I spent a whole day there. All the food is very good. Compliments to the chefs.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jamrock813 wrote a review Aug 2021
Princeton, New Jersey82 contributions24 helpful votes
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The staff made this hotel awesome! They were extremely helpful and catered to our every need. They help personalize the experience and were very friendly. Envy, at the front desk made our birthdays special. The concierge Frank is a great as well! Breakfast was pretty good as well. I wish the pool was a rooftop setting instead but it is what it is. I’d definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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john0528 wrote a review Sep 17
Costa Rica38 contributions6 helpful votes
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I reserved a Senior Suite and it was fabulous Big room with private bedroom and great floor to ceiling city views The breakfast was included and it was the best selection anywhere.. Great Hotel always busy lobby.. Small pool but if you get there before 10 you get a lounge chair Service was great no one ever said NO I normally stay at the W Hotel but this was 1/2 price and included breakfast buffet.. I highly recommend this Hotel
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jeremias R wrote a review Sep 12
Bergenfield, New Jersey2 contributions
Riu Panama is a true 5 stars hotel. You know it once you step into the lobby and observe the friendly customer service people and concierge. Also, as you look at the majestic walls and decorations leading to the Spanish Restaurant or the Cafeteria Buffet. By the way, the Spanish Restaurant serves the best whole fish in Panama including Bocas del Toro ( where I also went). Your Riur hotel room is impeccable with comfortable king size bed and a spacious bathroom. The pool and its area is a beauty where you get serviced constantly. In the morning, the breakfast buffet has all the different types of dishes you find in Panama and elsewhere. And son on and so forth. It is an amazing Hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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traveltam12 wrote a review Aug 2022
uk38 contributions57 helpful votes
This hotel is manic. Its super busy everywhere, hustle and bustle, which is fine if that's your thing. Smooth check in, rooms nice and clean very bright. Annoying thing with the toilet light is that between the toilet and the rest of the room is a glass patterned wall. When you switch the bathroom light on it floods the whole room with light. So if your partner goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night you will most likely get woken up several times! The breakfast was again soo busy however it was fabulous for options. the best hotel for breakfast Ive had whilst being in Panama. Everything you can think of is there including so many dietary options, non dairy, vegan and nice fresh good quality options. Good value for money, worth a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Edward R wrote a review Aug 2022
San Francisco, California19 contributions40 helpful votes
I stayed at the Riu for 4 nights while attending a conference. The room was large and had and excellent view (I was on a very high floor). The breakfast buffet is very good with lots of different options. The pool area is very nice. There is also a bar in the lobby that could be nice but each night we were there the music was too loud for the space. I think the quality of the hotel and the service compares favorably to other high end hotels in the area but at least for the week I was there the Riu was half the price so it offered very good value. My largest criticism is that the neighborhood is not where I would want to stay as a tourist. You can walk from there to Avenida Balboa and maybe to some of the big shopping malls, but everything else will require a cab or uber.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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yonnieb2022 wrote a review Aug 2022
Kingston, Jamaica1 contribution
Hotel was very clean and the buffet breakfast was the best part. Lots of options to choose from. Hotel is centrally located in the city close to the airport and malls. Great staff who are friendly, housekeeping kept the rooms tidy with fresh towels everyday. we purchased dinner from the onsite restaurants they were reasonably priced will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear yonnieb2022, Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your stay. It is our hope to be able to welcome you back for many stays to come! Best wishes, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Jamal G wrote a review Aug 2022
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City side view was marvelous from Rm 3303. the staff were wonderful and knew some English, which made it very accommodating. breakfast was always appetizing with too many options not to be satisfied. will definitely be back in the near future.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear 892jamalg, Thank you very much for your nice words and for your fantastic evaluation. We are very happy that you had a good holiday with us! We look forward to welcoming you again soon in one of our premises. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Capri2915 wrote a review Aug 2022
White Plains, New York1 contribution
We enjoyed our stay at the Riu! Everything was great! Everyone was nice and helpful. We hope to return. The check in process was easy and simple. Staff called to check in and make sure everything was okay. The pool was nice and the breakfast was very very good. They had Tropicana Orange Juice (MY FAV!!!) and different options. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Capri2915, Thank you very much for sharing your positive impressions about your stay at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Janet T wrote a review Aug 2022
Kissimmee, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Hotel was super clean and the included breakfast buffet could not be beat. Great variety and the food tasted amazing. Housekeeping was on point. Mireya our housekeeper was very attentive and professional. A very sweet and humble lady. I used the hair salon at the spa and my hairdresser was very good. I left very satisfied. If I was to complain about something it would be the parking. The hotel charges $12 per day to park. There is a huge sign in the parking garage that reads “self parking “ yet several times the valet went down to the parking garage to tell us they had to park our car. All the instances we told them the same thing, no. We couldn’t understand why such insistence. Not sure if it was because they were trying to get tips. If the hotel charges a daily fee for parking and the sign clearly says self parking, why do they have to park the cars? Overall it was a great stay. Will go back again and stay at the RIU.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Janet T, We thank you for your very positive comments. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay, however, we regret that your stay was not entirely perfect due to the inconveniences that you had suffered due to the parking system. We hope that, you will choose to spend a few days with us again soon and, thus, live a new unforgettable experience. Kind regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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$89 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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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), Brew Stop Marbella (0.2 miles), and Nina Concept Store (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, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ciao Bella Gourmet, The Wallace, and La Vespa.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama offers airport transportation 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.