Hotel Overview

2019 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 on one of the sun loungers by the pool. The Spa & Wellness Center features 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.


Location

Panama City
Panama City, Panama - Tocumen International Airport (PTY) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2010
Floors: 35
Total rooms: 645

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information* Panama imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Alcohol is restricted Thursday, midnight at 12:00 am to Saturday midnight at 12:00 am. -Music is banned in Discos and public places. ,(AI resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol and play music within the resort)
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

General Information:

Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3244 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great stay

    stayed at the RIU a total of 4 days in June 2016. Counter staff is most enthusiastic about trying to help. My Spanish is limited but we got along. Best Feature? Breakfast! Pool side bar is welcoming in the afternoon... Lunch buffet is a bit pricy (though wonderful) so, I'd recommend getting a sandwich at the snack bar across from the elevators. Nice dinner selections.

    Jun 19, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Expensive for nothing

    Stayed here for 1 night. Parking has an additional cost ($12 a day). The staff doesn't speak any English. When I first arrived, I had to leave my car to the Valet, and as your first point of contact, It's very disappointing for a hotel chain this big not to have bilingual staff. Tourists are your #1 priority. Unfortunately it rained so I did not get to use the pool.

    Jun 19, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    over 10 times in riu panama in 5 years

    Everything always the same over the last 5 years, I believe that the hotel needs renovation works, particularly bathrooms areas which affect the general cleanliness. Otherwise nothing else to add, very friendly and cooperative staff and great buffet as well as the pool and restaurant area. Perfect central location.

    Jun 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay!!

    Very nice property; friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, good food and drink options. Had a birthday during my stay which I did not tell anyone and to my surprise the GM had a fruit platter, cookies with chocolate syrup and desserts delivered to my room while I was out. What a nice surprise!

    Jun 03, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pleasant staying

    Amazing service, friendly staff. The food was good and there was gluten free options in all the meals. The hotel is right in the center of the city what made it easy to tour around, shop and sightseeing. I am really impressed with the high level service the hotel provided.

    May 20, 2019
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