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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

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  • plGouda :
Nick hotel worst service ever

Stayed 3 nights at this hotel.Rooms very nice and modern, but you have to like green.Nice pool and this Saturday there was a DJ playing.Breakfast is good and the lady making the omelet is.very helpful Service of reception staff is the worst I have seen in a long time.I asked them if they could help me with the internet connection..... I had to go back 5 times, and the result is still no internet. Calling the front desk at 6 am It took only 7 calls and 15 minutes.During my stay of 3 days, I had to go to the front desk more then 20 times for a new keycard.Please Riu train your staff and learn them not to say yes and smile if they don't understand a question.Pool bar is serving a mean capariña :-)

  • 101sweety : San Francisco, California
Poor Management

We stayed in Hotel RIU Plaza Panama for a few days. The Management is poor. We checked in couple times in two different rooms. We found the same issue in the bathroom, the sink is not working up to overflow water, the safety box is not working, the electric outlets are not working...Also, the button in the elevator lost and not replaced well...We went to the Pool restaurant on New Year Eve. Gosh, even though it was not full at all around 7 pm, we ordered the food and waited for an hour, the food still not coming. The waitress never checked it for us , until we questioned her after an hour, it seems still not coming. We were soo frustrated about the poor service and left eventually.We don't think we will come back to this hotel again. We experienced such a terrible experience.

  • Ben G : Maryland
Great views, great location and friendly staff!

I stayed at this hotel for a week over Christmas and I enjoyed every minute. The view of the city, the ocean and the causeway was magnificent and the location is great (Calle 50). Nearby you will find many shops, restaurants and even a shopping mall. The Hard Rock Hotel is a short walk from here if you want to have a drink and listen to some music. But perhaps the best part of the stay was the friendly staff at the hotel, specifically the dining room manager Maria A....her warm smile and friendly greeting was a pleasure to see every morning. More than anything, it's the people you meet that make your experiences great and Maria was definitely the one that made my stay at this hotel a great experience!

  • Candi G :
Great Hotel

Our stay there was excellent!Staff is exceptional. Very friendly, good food & drinks. Location is centrally located to anything you might want to go see or do. Very quiet rooms with black out curtains. Would stay there again in a heart beat.

  • Noelia V : Malaga, Spain
Excellent. Location, staff, room, breakfast

We spent 5 nights at the riu plaza hotel. From the moment you step of your taxi, the staff are there eager to provide the best service. It's definetly a 5 star hotel. As we stayed so many nights and over New Year's eve, we had the change to get to chat to some of the staff in different departments of the hotel. All extremely polite, friendly and over all, professionals in their area. I guess that being able to speak Spanish does help a lot. It's very well located, close to shops, restaurants, malls and 5-10 minutes away from avenida Balboa and avenida España, two of the main arteries of the city. The room was very spacious, well decorated, clean, very large safe box and all the commodities. They provide a bottle of water each day and coffee. The buffet breakfast is up to the standard of a 5 star hotel, you have quite to choose from. The only but is that they do not vary much from day to day. We were on floor 31 of the 33 the hotel has, so the city views were spectacular. The pool area is nice, chill out deco but a bit small for the size of the hotel. No smoking in the whole hotel, you have to go outside and to the edge of the hotel grounds. I would repeat.

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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
  • 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.