$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

Riu Plaza Panama

5 stars
Calle 50 con 53 Este, Panama,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
62 reviews
good Panama City Val;ue

This is our second time at RIU Plaza Hotel. They are not easy to find in P.C.. Their staff needs... See full review

  • ikebod
  • Mar 18, 2014
Wonderful vacation

It was a fantastic hotel and the staff very friendly. We did enjoyed our stayed in Riu Panama. We... See full review

  • Kaiser
  • Feb 20, 2014
Riu Plaza Panama is a captivating hotel located near large shopping centers, entertainment hotspots and the vibrant nightlife of the city.

Stay in the newest and one of the most luxurious hotel in Panama City, a project as cosmopolitan as the city itself.
Riu Plaza Panama Hotel offers a great selection of exceptional services, designed both for business travelers as well as leisure travelers, all with the uniform excellence that characterizes RIU HOTELS.
With its 35 stories located in the heart of the city's financial district, its elegant contemporary design, ample lobby, spacious and modern rooms and an exquisite varied gastronomic offering, this luxurious hotel will surpass the expectations of even the most demanding guests.
*Hotel also offers amenities like Ballroom, Lobby and Reception.

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

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Hotel Map

8.9807 -79.521
Area served
Panama City
Nearby airports
International Airport Tocumen (PTY) - 13 miles.
Area description
Located in the heart of the banking and business district of Panama City, very close to shopping centres 35 storey building, 13 miles from international airport Tocumen (PTY).

Nearby points of interest

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

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.

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.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (62)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Plaza Panama

Overall score

4.4 / 5
62 out of 62
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

4
DannieD
Panama
Apr 10, 2014

Nice Hotel

Everything was great about the hotel, except for room service; they were extremely horrible. The cleaning staff came to your room in the evening, and never fully stocked what was needed. No face clothes, towels, water, etc I had to ask for towels daily, and it took 2 to 3hrs to retrieve them. I received quicker results after going down stairs speaking to guest relations face to face every day. Beside Room service, the hotel was very nice, clean, great pool, good breakfast buffet, and great waiter services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

When seeking a cab, walk away from the hotel lobby; they charge you extra knowing your a tourist seeking transportation.

Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
ikebod
Cali, Colombia
Mar 18, 2014

good Panama City Val;ue

This is our second time at RIU Plaza Hotel. They are not easy to find in P.C.. Their staff needs training. For example we tried 5x to extend our stay one night; via telephone, via email. No such luck, but it worked out okay eventually .You did not help either with their antiquated customer service system. Stupid! Riu's key system never worked properly. We spend more time getting their keys activated and waiting in line at Reception than ever. Food and friendly service other wise is very good and friendly all the time. signed: Eike S.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
Kaiser
Seattle WA
Feb 20, 2014

Wonderful vacation

It was a fantastic hotel and the staff very friendly. We did enjoyed our stayed in Riu Panama. We will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

4
Canuck travellers
Canada
Feb 19, 2014

Nice business hotel

Nice hotel. Centrally located. Best suited for business trips and business meetings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Taxi rates are high if you catch a taxi in front of the hotel. Walk a half block away from the hotel and the price drops by 50%.

Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
first time Panama visitor
Phila PA suburbs
Feb 17, 2014

good place to stay when touring panama city

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights on our first visit to Panama this February. We really liked the hotel. It is clean and modern and in a good location. The staff at the front desk, the bell hops and the restaurant staff were all friendly, helpful and eager to please. And the buffet breakfast is a 6 on a 5-point scale - the most lavish and varied breakfast I have ever seen. In addition to liking the hotel and our view from our room, we liked that we were walking distance from lots of good restaurants and shops

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate at Petit Paris, Beirut and Costa Azul (sp?). liked all of them!

Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
zolt
las vegas, nv
Feb 17, 2014

Panama City Best Value

We booked this hotel for our first trip to Panama City. When we arrived we loved that it was in the heart of the downtown financial district. Shopping, the best restaurants all were minutes away and no more than a $5 cab ride. The staff made the stay absolutely unforgettable. With their kindness and attentiveness we felt like never leaving. The rooms are modern, clean, comfortable and have a desk, couch, great modern bathroom with dual sinks which made it nice getting ready. The pool is wonderful and for $30 we would have a bottle of champagne in the afternoons which is unheard of in Las Vegas where we are from. A complimentary breakfast buffet which is easily the equivalent of a "sunday brunch" here in Vegas is served every morning from 7-10:30 for all guests. Fresh juices, salad bar, gourmet cheese bar, omelette station, traditional American breakfasts foods, traditional panama lunch food, and amazing fresh fruit bar are all laid out in a giant room so Noone is standing in any lines. A bad a hotel experience can ruin an entire vacation and idea of a town. The Riu made this an incredible and unforgettable trip. We are already eager to plan our return to this beautiful hotel and country.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
Dave D
Canada
Feb 10, 2014

Good Expierence at Hotel

The place was great staff all good and nice Buffet could change a bit from day to day same food everyday But was okay Restaurant food was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
jjfromsa
Leesburg, VA
Feb 6, 2014

Great trip

Lovely hotel, pleasant and helpful staff,. Only negative comment is there are no good restaurants nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
Arabesk
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 6, 2014

Business Compatible

nice neat hotel, its very good location and comfortable rooms and the biggest breakfast ever.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lebanese restaurant 3 min walk Casa del Marisco great sea food 3 min walk

Review of Riu Plaza Panama

Reviewer score

5
Alf and Vio
Business
Jacksonville, TX 75766, USA
Feb 5, 2014

Excellent location and price

We have been in other Hotels same area and I would says this is one of the best. Very close to most Banks etc Excellent Breakfast Buffet

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

Business

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