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Calle 50 con 53 este Urb. Marbella, Panama City Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#16 of 133 in Panama City
Travelers' Choice
TThe Hotel Riu Plaza Panama is located in the heart of the banking and business district of Panama City and very close to most attractive entertainment and shopping centers. Only 250m from the luxurious "Soho Mall" Panama and Tocumen International Airport (PTY) is approx. 21 km away. This hotel is ideal for both leisure and business travel. The 644 modern and elegant decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi offer maximum comfort and in our 23 stylish and modern conference rooms you can successfully organize your events and meetings. Relax at the Renova Spa or get in shape in the gym. You can also unwind in our outdoor pool. For gastronomy lovers, we offer a live cooking station at our buffet restaurant, an á la carte restaurant, as well as 2 bars. Crown Level Executive lounge service free for guests staying in Executive rooms and Suites as well as hotel guests holding RIU Class Gold and RIU Class Diamond cards.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Vince A wrote a review 19 May
Atlanta, Georgia22 contributions
From the time you enter this magnificent hotel, the lobby alone will captivate you. Check-in was fast & efficient. Our suite's purple decor was beautiful. The bathroom is a room to it's own (literally & figuratively speaking). The morning Breakfast is a must see & taste experience. The pool area even has a concierge to assist you with your needs making your poolside dining experience as memorable as well. Inside the Studio 50 bar lounge offers great food & drinks. Visiting from the U.S (ATL), the 2-for-1 happy hour drinks & 50 cent wings aren't something marketing probably considered lol. The evening entertainment was hard to leave so the Sushi bar makes it easier to stay & enjoy along with the ambiance. The RIU Hotel brand never disappoints.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
jamrock813 wrote a review Aug 2021
Princeton, New Jersey82 contributions24 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The staff made this hotel awesome! They were extremely helpful and catered to our every need. They help personalize the experience and were very friendly. Envy, at the front desk made our birthdays special. The concierge Frank is a great as well! Breakfast was pretty good as well. I wish the pool was a rooftop setting instead but it is what it is. I’d definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Howie wrote a review 18 May
New York City, New York5 contributions5 helpful votes
If you’re a single person who is expecting to be able to entertain in your hotel room, this is not the hotel you want to chose when you are in Panama. I have a hotel suit, and I not allowed to take friends upstairs. I was told I had to pay $80 per person to come up to my suit. So if you’re single and want to have friends over or have a date, be prepared to spend $80 bucks for each person, on every occasion that they want to visit your room.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Howiegtravels, Please allow us explain that our hotel is a 24-hour All-Inclusive Riu Plaza. That is, our guests can eat, drink and enjoy the pool, without extra cost, all visits are welcome, there are no restrictions, however, in order to join our guests, who have paid their reservations, and enjoy the All-inclusive service, there is a 24-hour pass. Sincerely, Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá Online Reputation Manager
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Jak_Snow wrote a review 16 May
Boise, Idaho23 contributions17 helpful votes
Great place, a bit dated, fantastic staff - quick and understandable. I’ve traveled through Asia, Europe n USA, the breakfast bar was Ah MAZING. Seriously wide selection, fresh fruit, meats, cereals, dairy, eggs every way I have ever seen them. In summary, great location, decent hotel, fantastic breakfast!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Jak_Snow, Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback on your recent visit. It is very good to know that you had such a wonderful visit with us and loved to hear the compliments on our staff which will be shared with our director. We hope you will come visit us again soon. Thank you once more for the great review. Kind Regards, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Andrew_Hanchard wrote a review 16 May
Spanish Town, Jamaica1 contribution
On arrival the welcome was great, the staff were amazing. Even though I didn't speak Spanish I felt at home. I would recommend any and everybody to visit this hotel. The was also amazing the bar service was great.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Responded yesterday
Dear Andrew_Hanchard, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was great and we are glad that you enjoyed the service we provide to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you soon again. Sincerely, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Online Reputation Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Nearby attractions include Soho (0.3 km), Nina Concept Store (0.3 km), and Brew Stop Marbella (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Yes, a parking garage and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wallace, Concolon Street Food Cafe, and La Vespa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Plaza Panama have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Plaza Panama offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.