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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama


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2018 Exceptional Value!
Extra Value: Daily Breakfast Buffet included.

The luxurious Riu Plaza Panama is located in the heart of the financial district of Panama City, close to banks, shops, and malls. Its 645 rooms, some with breathtaking views over the city, will please both the business and leisure traveler. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and are equipped with work desks, free wireless ADSL, flat screen TVs, and state-of-the-art bathroom fittings.

The restaurants at Riu Plaza Panama offer sophisticated decoration and great food. There is Fusion cuisine in the Tastes Restaurant plus Sushi Lounge Studio 50, Arts & Prima Restaurant, the Capital Take Away deli corner, and the Ibiza Lounge snack bar in the pool area.

Relaxation is in full swing at the outdoor swimming pool. Take in the sun in one of the sun loungers by the pool. The Spa & Wellness Center feature a steam bath, massages, and health and beauty treatments. For those wanting to get their heart pumping, check out the full-service gym.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds a Travelife Gold Award and Sustainability Certification. The resort also utilizes biodegradable cleaning products, strives for an active reduction in water, electricity, and chemical products, and educates employees and guests with informative, eco-friendly materials.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
Panama City


PA
Fax: 507-378-9000
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
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 exquisite and varied gastronomic offering, this luxurious hotel will surpass the expectations. Riu Plaza Panama offers a great selection of exceptional services designed both for business travelers as well as leisure travelers. Hotel offers American style buffet breakfast daily to all guests.
Total Rooms: 645
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ROOM TYPES
EXECUTIVE FLOOR
Located on the top floors, exectuvite room includes one king bed or two double beds, and exclusive access to Crown Level Executive Lounge. Room also features a spacious bathroom with two sinks, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE
Deluxe guestroom includes one or two double beds, and a sitting area with a sofa and desk. Room also features a bathroom with two sinks, a mini-fridge, and more.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE SENIOR KING
Other Amenities -
DELUXE FAMILY KING
Other Amenities -
SUITE SENIOR
Senior Suite includes one king bed and a separate lounge with a sofa and dining table. Bathroom features a bathtub with an additional shower cabin, bidet, and more. Room also includes access to the Crown Level Executive Lounge.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE KING
Deluxe guestroom includes one king bed, and a sitting area with a sofa and desk. Room also features a bathroom with two sinks, a mini-fridge, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE TWIN
Other Amenities -
DINING
There are 5 Restaurants at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama:
Tastes Restaurant - A la carte daily
Arts Restaurant - Open daily 6:00am to 10:00am for breakfast buffet, 12:30pm to 3:00pm daily for lunch
Ibiza Lounge Snack Bar -
Capital Take Away - deli corner 24 hours a day
Susi Lounge Studio 50 -
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Applicable Ages: under 11 years old

Babysitting Fee: Y

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great for business
Cosoriou, Santiago, Chile
Sun Oct 14 14:47:13 EDT 2018
I'm just coming back from a week-long business trip to Panamá City. My third there, but first time I stayed at the Riu. Loved it...It has the perfect location in the middle of the financial sector, with a Starbucks right at the corner. The pool is great, and the buffett restaurant offers a large variety of fresh and healthy food that, if you are too much on the road, helps to avoid stomach problems. Rooms are very spacious, with lots of space for your clothes. As for the staff: super friendly and eager to help. Hint: If you are going to move around, try using Uber or getting one of the typical yellow cabs on the street. There are white taxis at the hotel but they'll charge you 3x-4x the typical Uber or reglar taxi fare, and Panama City is very safe. The only problem is the gym: found it rather small for such a large hotel (but that's not an issue if you don't go the gym)

A Good Experience
Hodari S,
Fri Oct 12 07:55:09 EDT 2018
The RIU Plaza is perfectly located in Panama City with almost everything you need within a 3-miles radius of the hotel. The white taxis located outside of the hotel are a little pricey therefore if you need an alternative I would suggest UBer. The front desk staff makes your stay as comfortable as possible and are always happy to give great information if your Spanish is not good or none-at-all that's no problem. While I didn't have breakfast at the hotel the lunch offerings were wonderful and you get to enjoy the wonderful flavors of Panama. The pool, bar areas and cafe are nice and relaxing. The gym is spacious and has the necessary equipment for a complete workout if you are a fitness junkie like myself. The rooms are comfortable, clean and have a modern design but honestly they are not amazing. The hotel has huge meeting rooms and conference areas which was more than adequate for the business conference that I attended and the staff catering to us at throughout the conference were professional and very efficient. Although not related to the hotel, If shopping is your thing you can visit the MultiPlaza Mall which is which less than 1-mile away mile away or 15-18 minute walk on a good day so you can see the city (3-5 minutes drive without traffic). However for more offerings and better deals I would recommend Albrook Mall which is much larger but a little farther away. All the information regarding shopping and things to do in the city I got from a front desk staff who was warm and pleasant. It was my first time in Panama and based on my experience at the RIU Plaza I would definatly return. Pictures are the views from outside the lobby area (daytime) and from the hotel room window on the 29th floor (night-time).

Travelling for work
MaxineMc, Montreal, Canada
Sun Sep 30 04:56:06 EDT 2018
The breakfast buffet was so full of variety and enjoyed a little bit of everything, and the coffee was very good. The pool area was very nice and the music made for a great vibe while having a couple of drinks after work. The food was sometimes hit and miss from the restaurant. The rooms were great and the staff was very helpful and most had 'some' english.

Buffet food not great, rest of hotel is decent
pattayainsider, Las Vegas, Nevada
Wed Sep 12 17:18:49 EDT 2018
I stayed here 2 nights, Copa Airlines out me bere as my flight was unavailable for 2 days. It's 4 star at best. My room was large and comfortable. Everything worked, WiFi was great...bit there are signs of age especially in the bathroom. I felt getting in and out of the shower can be dangerous due to the very wide side you have to step over. They do provide a bathmat and there is a handle...use both...I'm not kidding. Staff were all friendly. Sometimes the elevator took a while. And the key didn't work great in the elevator all the time. I was given free buffet coupons, breakfast lunch and dinner for 2 days. Quality is below average. Many dishes overcooked, oily, and just didn't look good...but good salad bar... breakfast was a little better than lunch and dinner. Desserts were weak. I found myself going to the coffee place in the lobby to buy better snacks and desserts. I notice lots of airline staff stay at this hotel. Over all the hotel is ok, but not better than ok.

Disappointed on day 1
cathdamico, Peterborough, Canada
Wed Sep 12 14:56:39 EDT 2018
The Hotel Rui Plaza looked great from the website and the reviews (I see the irony here), but when you move past the grand lobby, the disappointment begins. It took 3 attempts to get a room key to function. No problem. I finally got in. My TV doesn’t work (thank goodness for laptop + WiFi) and we’ll, the sheets and towels need a good dose of detergent or replacement. I requested a bath robe for my 4-night stay- my room is cold (air con off), and as an exhausted traveller, it is a simple comfort to have a robe. This request was denied as I’m not an executive member. Nor will I become one when the service is this lackluster. My needs are simple: clean and comfortable rooms. On the plus side- I enjoyed a delicious pool side lunch and the WiFi does work well. It’s the details that are lacking here. And some simple cleaning that goes a long way.



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