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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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Sean K :
Large hotel with plenty of amenities

ConsSlow service at pool bar area sometimes - particularly when settling the bill;Expensive on site cafe;ProsGood location;Large bright rooms - ask for upper floor for spectacular views;Big comfortable beds;Free daily water;Friendly helpful service staff;Excellent breakfast choice;Pool area lovely & offers relaxing sanctuary from busy metropolis;Adequate gym;Not many brits!

  • YessicaHon : Gatineau, Canada
Beautiful Hotel-Excellent LocationOk

My husband and I stayed at the Riu Plaza for 4 days in February, Our room was beautiful and with a nice view of the city . The breakfast buffet is great ! Lots of selections. The location is very central and in a beautiful area. Beautiful pool ! We used Uber for transportation . The cost of uber is cheap and safe !! There is shopping malls close to the area , also good restaurants around. I would definitely go back to this beautiful hotel ! Friendly staff , our check in was smooth !! For sure recommended!

  • Jfelix1958 : canada
Well located

Well located in the business district. Good restaurants and nice clean rooms. Good staff.Nice pool and facilities. Close to banks and shops. Beautiful views of the bay of Panama on the higher floors.Good and safe place to stay in Panama. Not cheap, but worth it.

  • Richard J : Liverpool
Great location, great service

We stayed in the RIU Plaza in February and right from the word go the service was great. We contacted the hotel before we travelled for advice on an airport transfer and hire car service. The prices were quoted and we approved them via email. When we arrived at the airport the transfer was waiting exactly as they had described, a driver from TFS was waiting holding a board with our names. The cost as we later found out was more expensive than a taxi but as we had travelled for 14 hours the convenience and security of the recommendation was great. The hotel was always very clean in the rooms and public areas. The buffet breakfast was fantastic with so much choice everyday. The service was slower when you sit outside for breakfast than it was in the main room. The location of the hotel was great for getting around, it's in the business end of town so gets quieter at the weekend but busy during the week. We hired a car and had a flat tyre one morning so put on the spare & drove to a tyre specialist before we set out for the day. We were eventually told the tyre had been let down, it was ok the evening we left it in the hotel underground car park but not ok the next morning. We asked if there was CCTV but there wasn't or maybe the reception staff didn't understand what we were asking! We had an earthquake one day which on the 29th floor we really did feel the hotel shake. After walking down the 29 flights of stairs there was no real concern in reception although all the other office buildings had been evacuated. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Lexy N :
Nice hotel

Very clean and nice hotel. Very large rooms. Food is a bit on the pricier side, 15usd for breakfast buffet is expensive when you only want oatmeal haha not much to do in walking distance, a few fast food type restaurants near by. Uber is cheap though (taxis are like 5x the price of uber) so you can always get a ride to food for about 2-3 dollars

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If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • 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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.