$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 1, 2015 Check-out: Jan 4, 2015

RIU Plaza Panama

5 stars
Calle 50 con 53 Este, Panama,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
73 reviews
Panama Christmas

Nice location, walking distance to everything. I like it a lot. See full review

  • Palomequet
  • Nov 26, 2014
Great experience!!

This was my first time in panama city .The hotel was very clean and has all the amenities you need... See full review

  • MR. JLAITANO
  • Aug 23, 2014
Business luxury in central Panama
Riu Plaza Panama welcomes corporate and leisure travelers to contemporary accommodations and deluxe facilities for business functions situated in the heart of the financial district of Panama City. Holidaymakers at this luxury hotel are within convenient distance to banks, transport links and top local shopping destinations like Multiplaza Pacific Mall and SOHO Mall. Riu Plaza Panama also features equipped business center and 23 meeting rooms that can host social and corporate events for up to 2,260 people.

Patrons at Riu Plaza savor mouth-watering cuisines served in a sophisticated environment at the in-house Arts restaurant, Tastes, Studio 50 and Capital Take Away. Enjoy tasty light treats at Ibiza Lounge at the pool area. After a busy day, guests dip in the outdoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi-hydro massage, work out at the gym and have pampering treatments at the spa on site. The property also provides complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, beauty salon, gift shop and parking for added convenience.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Outdoor pool and spa
  • Meeting rooms for up to 2,260 people
Riu Plaza Panama Rooms
Riu Plaza Panama offers modern rooms, suites and penthouses equipped with comforts like living/sitting area, 32-inch flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, iPod docking station, electronic safety deposit box, hairdryer, bathtub and iron and ironing board. Suites and penthouses have separate lounge with dining table.
Things To Do
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • SOHO Mall (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Fiestamos (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Albrook Shopping Mall (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Panama Canal Museum (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Andres Bello Park (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Miraflores Locks (4.9 mi/7.9 km)
  • Crown Casino (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Estadio Rommel Fernandez (5.1 mi/8.3 km)

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RIU Plaza Panama Rooms

SENIOR SUITE
The Hotel has 30 Senior Suites with King bed (200x200 cm) The Senior Suite has 78m2 and has a King bed 2 meters x 2 wide. Crown Executive Lounge Access Level. It has a Bathub, shower and separate bidet and a complimentary toiletries. Separate living room with sofa and dining table. Besides bathrobe and slippers and turndown service.
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
The Hotel has 2 Presidential Suites with King bed (200x200 cm) The Presidential Suites are 120 m2 and has a King bed 2 meters x 2 wide. It has a Bathub, shower and separate bidet and a complimentary toiletries. Separate living room with sofa and dining table and a dresser. It has bathrobe and slippers and turndown service.
PENTHOUSE
The Hotel has 2 Penthouse with two bedrooms (200x200 cm) & 2 beds (125x200cm) The Penthouses have 258m2 and has two bedrooms. The first find a King of 2 meters x 2 wide, while in the second two beds 125x200 cm. Crown Executive Lounge Access Level. It has two Bathub, shower and separate bidet and a complimentary toiletries. Separate living room with sofa and dining table. Connevera kitchen addition. Besides bathrobe and slippers and turndown service.
DELUXE KING
The Hotel has 258 rooms with King bed (200x200 cm) The Deluxe King is a space of 38 m2 of elegant and refined lines, with high ceilings and large windows, which incorporates a bed of 2 m wide. All rooms have stunning views of Panama City.
DELUXE 2 BEDS
The Hotel has 192 rooms with two beds (125x200 cm) Double Deluxe room is 38 m2 and has two beds 125x 200 cm with two beds of 1.50 m. It is an elegant space with high ceilings and large windows with stunning views of Panama City.
DELUXE KING & SOFA BED
The Hotel has 100 rooms with King bed (200x200 cm) and a sofa bed (125x200 cm) The Deluxe King & Sofa Bed has 40m2 and has a King bed 2 meters x 2 wide. This room is suitable to accommodate families and have stunning views of Panama City.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Panama History Museum: 3.9 mi
  • San Jose Church: 3.9 mi
  • Miraflores Locks: 4.9 mi

Dining

Tastes
Combines an excellent fusion/gourmet menu with sophisticated dcor. Add exemplary service and the result is an elegant and unique dining event.
Studio 50
Located in the lobby, it is a meeting place within both the hotel, and Panama City itself. International menu.
Capital Take away
Eat in or take out, you choose. Enjoy the very best cafeteria and snack service.
Ibiza
Nestled in the swimming pool area, this lounge features an international menu. Take in a light meal here on the lovely exterior terrace of the hotel.
Arts
Its modern decor and lofty windows give it an open and pleasant ambiance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Riu Plaza Panama has 35,576 ft2 of impressive meeting rooms, also has a terrace where you can enjoy an open air cocktail. Its 23 meeting rooms has a capacity to acommodate up to 1,300 persons, and with the assistance of professional event planners, weddings or any type of event will be a success.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Plaza Panama

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Palomequet
Business
México
Nov 26, 2014

Panama Christmas

Nice location, walking distance to everything. I like it a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Roberto "manos de piedra" Duran's very own restaurant.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bjman
Business
Texas
Nov 20, 2014

Good Hotel

Hotel is good. Breakfast not as good as it used to be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
jordanp
Business
Connecticut
Nov 20, 2014

Do not stay here

I was traveling abroad and have done so in the past. I made a reservation with my name on it for a 2 bed suite. When I arrived with my buddy, we were forced to pay $20 for him to stay with me....per night... Later that day I decided I wanted to include one of my Panamanian friends in the suite (making it 3 people) so when inquiring earlier in the day about this, the fee was $20 extra per person (up to 4 total in 1 room). Later that evening when I arrived with my other friend, the manager said there are no extra people allowed. I then explained to them that I was told by management it was $20. Being that the 3rd person was a long time female friend, they saw her as something else and stated it would be $90 for the night. I was outraged. I refused to pay that amount, and she was forced to stay at her house which was a 2 hour busride away. I went up to my room and booked a stay at DeVille Hotel at about 1am and stayed out my vacation there. I will never stay at a RIU branded place again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take your hard earned money elsewhere. Pay a bit more and stay at the Hard Rock.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MR. JLAITANO
Business
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Aug 23, 2014

Great experience!!

This was my first time in panama city .The hotel was very clean and has all the amenities you need except for gamblers (hotel does not have a casino). The staff was very helpful when we approached them with any questions. Great location and great buffet. Definitely i would consider this hotel on my next trip to panama city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Don Gaucho!! Great meat restaurant.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dommark
Business
San Juan, PR
Jul 10, 2014

Panama getaway

Our first trip to Panama and we stayed at the Riu Plaza. We had stayed at othe Riu hotels in. Mexico and Costa Rica so were expecting a first class experience and this hotel delivered. Excellent service, great breakfast, excellent rooms. All you could ask for. Thanks Riu!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Beirut Restaurant is a gem, not to be missed for a great meal.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cruzenmac
Business
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Jul 8, 2014

Always the best

The Riu chain always delivers. The only breakfast that competes is Hard Rock.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The spa gives a 15% discount on services when booked the day you check in. I enjoyed my facial and massage!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
City visitor sp
Business
Bradenton
Jul 4, 2014

Knowing ciudad panama

Centrally located excellent free breakfast that can serve as brunch. Swiming poll and gym first class overall 5 stars you want to see panama do not hesitate

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Le bristro

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Review of RIU Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ana Quinonez
Business
Panama City
Jun 23, 2014

Excelent

It was a nice experience my stay at RIU plaza. Hope to come back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sahmed
Business
Chicago, IL
Jun 21, 2014

Great value

Staff was helpful and friendly. Free internet, good breakfast buffet. Only complaint is location is alright for tourists, not great but centrally located. Great value, would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roddy MacKenzie
Business
West Vancouver, Canada
May 23, 2014

Not a Tourist Hotel

This hotel is nice, and breakfast is great, but it is not a tourist hotel -- especially not for English Speaking tourists. I found getting information difficult, and some of the information hotel staff gave me was just plain wrong. The location is not great for tourists -- on weekends it feels like a ghost town. However, for general comfort the hotel is fine, so for business people working nearby or those visiting family and friends in Panama it should be OK. English however is a weakness of this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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