Riu Panama Plaza

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The Hotel Riu Panama Plaza stands at the heart of the financial centre of Panama City, very close to many banks, boutiques and shopping malls. Its 645 rooms, some with breathtaking views over the city, will please both the business and leisure traveler. They are comfortable and spacious and are equipped with work desks, free wireless ADSL, flat screen TVs and state-of-the-art bathroom fittings. The hotel's 21 conference rooms, with free Wireless connection and a maximum capacity of 1300 persons, guarantee that your next event is a success. The restaurants offer sophisticated decoration and great food: fusion cuisine in the Tastes Restaurant, as well as a Sushi Lounge, the Arts Restaurant, the Studio 50 and the Ibiza Lounge (situated beside de open-air swimming pool). Moreover, the hotel is situated very close to the very best Panama City has to offer in terms of culture and entertainment: shops, restaurants, bars and museums.

Location: Financial district; 13 miles from Tocumen

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  • 50and5 : San Francisco, California
Great Hotel in the heart of Panama City

Great location, right downtown and minutes away from the beach. (Not that you can swim in the ocean in Panama city.) There is a nice park by the water, but the sewer smell of garbage, dead fish, and God only knows what other ungodly concoctions, make this area very unpopular. We were the only visitors to the park by the water. The hotel is far enough from the smell but close enough to enjoy the views of the blue water. The hotel is very modern and clean, with all amenities. They have electricity-saving features, such as a key card that turns off all lights as soon as you exit the room. The breakfast buffet was amazing. I am so glad we purchased the breakfast included deal.The pool could get crowded at times, but I could always find a place to sit and room to swim. If you take a short walk in any direction you'd find a nice restaurant. I really enjoyed staying at hotel RIU.

  • marrerocb : San Jose, Costa Rica
I absolutely no way a 5 stars hotel.

Stayed for eight nights with included buffet breakfast room 3116, 3117 and 2218.The breakfast was good with choice of international food and freshly prepared omelets as well as french toast, we enjoyed it a lot ! The pool area is OK too and pool towels are provided. The room was spacious and clean - bottled water was provided.Overall our stay was a real disappointment for a 5 star hotel. They charge you for parking your rent car $10 per night . No help with luggage upon arrival. Pool restaurant service are very slow. Pool area does not provide changing rooms. Breakfast staff was clearing table before we finished. Coffee was only ever provided upon a 15 minute wait. If you get up to go to the buffet during breakfast your table will have been given away in the meantime. I absolutely no way a 5 stars hotel.

  • Hector L : Atlanta, Georgia
City Vacation

Very nice hotel in the city. It was very clean, pool was nice, and the staff was very helpful. The views are awesome too.The hotel is very affordable and convenient to things you might want to do in the city. I would recommend booing it through TripAdvisor or Booking.com for a good deal.

  • wolf3728 : Las Vegas, Nevada
Nice hotel with problems

Stayed the night at the hotel. Copa airline's put about 100 people at the hotel for the night due to plane problems. The hotel is 30 to 45 minute drive from the airport. It is in a good location for vacation and business. Breakfast buffet had a large selection. I sat at a table and was immediately accosted by wait staff saying I can not sit there because it was reserved for a family. There were no signs. I was so pissed off I left the restaurant. I tried talking to the manager which no one could find. I left my room number and name. At check out I still have not heard from anyone. When I checked in I was told my shuttle back to the airport was at 1:30pm. I asked for a late check out at 1pm. The reception person said no problem. At a little before noon I started getting calls to remind me check out was noon. I said I was given a late check out until 1pm. They said they didn't have any notation and I would have to pay for the late check out. One last problem, THE T.V. WAS STUCK ON CNN.

  • Kay K : London, United Kingdom
Palatial, Big and Well Located

Absolutely huge hotel on calle 50 with a commanding view of all those towering skyscrapers - including my favourite the F&F Tower.We had a suite on the 31 floor with superb views of all the buildings; Amador causeway and coast. The breakfasts were a ginormous feast and we'll prepared. There is a huge pool too.....everything is on a colossal scale and you get families, couples, entrepreneurs, business people, tour groups, airline crews and celebrities staying here. There's something for everyone!We would like to thank all the staff at Riu Plaza Panama and in particular the charming Jose - one of the breakfast waiters. This gentlemen always smiled, always spent time checking on how you were which added the personal service sometimes you miss at the larger hotels. Also thanks to Edwin another Riu staff member who was also very kind.Muchas gracias Riu Plaza Panama ☆☆☆☆☆

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
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  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 645 rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Lobby bar and Sushi lounge 
  • Gym
  • Spa & Wellness centre
  • Open-air pool 
  • Jacuzzi
  • 24 hr Room service
  • Concierge
  • Free wireless internet
  • Business centre

Deluxe Room includes:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Living area
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • Coffee maker
  • Max occ 4 up to 3 adults

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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Calle 50 con 53 este Urb. Marbella, Panama City Panama

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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