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.
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 3244 reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.