Riu Plaza Panama - Panama City

Calle 50 Con 53 Este, Panama City, Panamashow map
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SuperbBased on  189 reviews
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Overview

Featuring a spa centre, a treatment room and a Jacuzzi, Riu Plaza Panama offers accommodation in old Panama City. Set in a sophisticated-style building, it overlooks Metropolitan Park. The venue comprises a lobby restaurant and 645 modern rooms.

Guests can easily reach Bahai Temple, which is about 9 km away. Presidential Palace is 10 minutes’ drive from this comfortable property.

Shopping centres and boutiques of Panama City are located nearby.

It will take a 10-minute drive to get to Paitilla-Marcos A. Gelabert airport.

Rooms

Air conditioning, high-speed internet and a pantry are provided in each room. There are rooms with a panoramic view of the sea. The kitchen in these rooms includes a dishwasher, tea and coffee making equipment and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

The hotel features a packed breakfast daily at the café. Guests can order fusion meals at the elegant restaurant. You can relax in the poolside bar enjoying local drinks.

Services

This hotel has laundry facilities, dry cleaning service and concierge service provided by friendly staff.

Relax

It features a sundeck and an outdoor swimming pool for leisure time. It offers fitness classes and a gym on-site for all sport lovers.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   35.  Number of rooms:   645.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower/toilet on the floor
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Local calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Paitilla-Marcos A. Gelabert (PAC)2.4 mi
Tocumen International (PTY)11.3 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  189  reviews

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Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 10.0
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    The facilities are really nice. The breakfast buffet is outstanding. The staff is very nice. The pool is very nice. The rooms are very nice.

    The room was way too cold and ended up not having a good night of sleep. We turned off the a/c, but despite this, both my daughter and I had to sleep with sweaters (I even put socks on), and had to remake the bed to double the blanket and the bedcover. The rest of the facility was very cold to us too which was really too bad because the place is so nice. Next time I would probably choose another place because of this. The computers in the business center are not protected; my e-mail was hacked which was fairly unpleasant.

  • 10.0
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    Excellent hotel in terms of standard, rooms, breakfast and value for money

    Obviously there is on some floors a problem with humidity and the climatization system, our floor was quite smelly due to that. If you stay for one night, it is not annoying, but if you stay longer it could be problematic (we stayed once on a lower floor where everthing was all right, however on 22nd it was quite bad)

  • 6.6
    Good

    Good central location. Confortable rooms.

    As I would arrive before 7:00 a.m. after an overnight flight, I reserved a room for the night before to ensure a room would be available upon arrival. Even that the hotel staff confirmed they had such guaranteed reservation, they told me that they were unable to provide me with a room because the system did not allow to know if there were any free rooms. After a 20-minute wait, I did request not to be charged for the prior night if they could not provide me with a room which I already had paid for - all the sudden a room became available! This should not happen to that category of hotel. Worse of all was their attitude that they did me a favor letting me have a room which I had reserved and paid for!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Do not go to Pana ma city at all.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Hotel was kept clean, and appears to be new.

    The "rain" shower head in my room did not work. It was coming apart, and leaked water everywhere...from both the pipe connection in the ceiling, to the shower head cover. Also, there were inconsistencies in the housekeeping. Some days I would get a wash cloth, and other days I would not.

  • 10.0
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    Location in city, clean, friendly staff, Rooms great for affordable price

  • 10.0
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    Patricia and Luis were great help to us. The breakfast buffet was wonderful! We enjoyed eating snsacks, and having drinks out by the pool.

    It was a bit noisy the night of the futbol game. There was nothing you could do about that.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Very well located and accessible. Meals delicious. Well equipped for having a good staying.

    Use for convention which sometimes make elevators unavailable when required.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    incorrect pre check of room. TV did not work, no tissues in box, telephone broken

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Great breakfast with everything you could imagine. A good pool and handy bar. The bed was really comfortable and the fridge was stocked with free drinks when we arrived.

    It smells mouldy and the staff are a little cold. We were expecting five star luxury with all the trimmings but felt like we were a little cheated. They give you a pouch of coffee but no water or milk! And no fluffy bathrobes! Could do better.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Riu is a very nice, modern hotel, nice atmosphere, friendly people, nice guests, nice rooms, its a very good hotel for me as a business traveller.

    Problem is their air-conditioning, a lot of hotels also the new ones such as Riu has that problem in Panama city: very humid on the room the airco is under dimensioned. They say they are working on it, but this is already over a year the case. Your room even has a dehumidifier! It will not stop me from coming next time though, it is a very nice hotel.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Nice view , plenty space

    Our room was too cold , like a fridge , smelt like one too , the temp control did not work , we received extra blankets , not a romantic stay as we had hoped ...after 3 days it was comfortable. Also no fresh air. After agreeing a tour rate , at the end of the tour the driver did not stand by the agreement , put the price up , so we had an argument in public ...very unpleasant.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent value; delicious breakfast included with the room - truly impressive buffet; gym facility; pleasant workers; location

    Slight damp mildew smell in the hall on our floor (18th)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very comfortable, fantastic breakfast, very friendly stuff. Good value for the money, we can recommend it.

    In-hotel food store awfully expensive, wi-fi does not reach to rooms.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    My flight was late and so checked in at about 1:30 am. There was no one to welcome me and help with baggage even thought there were about 6 employees standing to the side of the check-in desk. Even after I checked in o one helped me with the baggage. All the staff on arrival was indifferent, while the staff in the morning, and breakfast servers were excellent.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  189 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Panama

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Paitilla-Marcos A. Gelabert (PAC)2.4 mi
Tocumen International (PTY)11.3 mi
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