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Calle 50 con 53 este Urb. Marbella, Panama City Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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#21 of 126 hotels in Panama City
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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
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
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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379graham wrote a review Nov 2021
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It’s was an awesome experience staff’s are very professional and attentive the room was excellent and the little birthday package that they sent really topped it off superb experience. The location is very nice you’re close to everything.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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illaquin wrote a review Nov 2021
Lima, Peru14 contributions13 helpful votes
The staff was incredibly kind and attentive, always at our side to make sure we had all we needed. The rooms are very comfortable with great views of the stupendous examples of modern architecture in Panama City. Breakfast is an all-you-can-eat buffet that offers an astounding selection, a countless number of delicious items, all served by masked staff while masked diners walk along at a prudent distance from the food. Once again the staff deserves our thanks, each waiter and server constantly attentive and helpful. There is a pool and a dining patio with a pool and garden view that makes breakfast a special pleasure.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Higher floors have very good views of some spectacular buildings.
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karenJ2455HM wrote a review Oct 2021
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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama is an excellent hotel for business or pleasure. The staff is very attentive and pleasant, always willing to help. Daily housekeeping is definitely a bonus, with clean dry towels every day.
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White2tn wrote a review Oct 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia183 contributions154 helpful votes
This hotel to us represented the best value in Panama City in terms of price, location, and amenities. We booked two rooms and had breakfast included. After a minor snafu with the air-conditioning in one of the rooms we were moved from the 31st to the 33rd floor to rooms that were next to one another. The rooms were fairly modern, spacious with a separate seating area, and tastefully done. There was a mini-bar with bottled water and free coffee daily. Good wifi. The staff was such a pleasure from the luggage valet (Frank) to the multiple front-desk attendants to Ricardo and Lidia who provided unforgettable memories at the tour desk out front. Enough can't be said about the breakfast that went until 10:30am and was a great way to start your day. Everything from multiple breads, eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, meat entrees, fruit salads, smoothies, juices, coffee, tea etc. It was an exceptional value. The lobby is spectacular and a great place to people watch and pass the time. They even have a little shop that sells desserts, snacks and other sundries you can pick up down there. The pool was nice to relax by, only wish they had a tad fewer umbrellas and theirs isn't a rooftop pool like some of the other nearby hotels but that is a small sacrifice. I did use the gym and found it adequately stocked for me to get in a decent workout with some modifications. The place was very clean thanks to the awesome housekeeping crew. The area around the hotel felt big-city safe and I even walked to the supermarket one night after dark and felt fine to do so. Overall would gladly return here! We enjoyed multiple meals at Afro-Panamanian owned La Tapa Del Coco which is only a short ride from the hotel. Do yourself a favor and don't miss it!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Hovingr wrote a review Sep 2021
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My stay at the Riu Plaza Panamá City was amazing. I'm not a hotel expert but I've stayed in 5-star hotels before - in different continents including right at Alexanderplatz Berlin. However, it they just don't compare. This hotel offers an amazing breakfast buffet which alone would cost about €40 in Europe. The service is impeccable and beyond reproach - sadly that's saying something for Panamá City. The views from the rooms are something to write home about and I've never seen urban vistas like that from my room before even though I have stayed in hotels in New York City, London and Bangkok. Overall, this is an amazing place to stay at. I especially need to thank Glory from the front desk, Giuliana from public relations, Jose from community care, and the bipoc concierge guy whose name cannot remember, sorry. Thanks to everyone at the hotel I have contact with everyone has been really really nice and forthcoming. I look forward to my next day at your hotel Karma, there is simply no other choice for me when visiting Panama City. My break If you have any questions or comments or would like to see some pictures I took at the hotel you can find me on Instagram at @hovingr Best wishes from Stuttgart, Germany Thomas // Hoving
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Date of stay: September 2021
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$102 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PanamaPanama ProvincePanama City
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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 The Wallace, Concolon Street Food Restaurante Cafe, 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.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (3.0 miles), Plaza de Francia (4.8 miles), and Panamá Viejo (3.0 miles).