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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Ranked #17 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews
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“Great place with a great view when you are in the upper part of the hotel.”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Coming here since the opening 2 years ago and my favorite for Panama city. It has everything you need when you are travelling.

The most hotels I work in my room, here you can find a place in the giant lobby/reception were you find a coffeshop (not like in Amsterdam!) a bar with happy hour, and a lot of places where you can sit down and relax, work, see the people and so on.

The outside swimming pool is very nice, you can sit, drink and eat over there, nice atmosphere. Of course you can swim there too!

Good service, very good breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I was very pleasantly surprised by the Riu Plaza in Panama.
It is a really nice hotel, very reasonable prices for Panama with friendly and efficient staff at the reception, a really nice bar, pool (which unfortunately I did not have time to use), coffee shop. The rooms are big and nicely decorated, the bathroom is also big, the first fill of the minibar is offered (two large bottles of water, 2 cokes, 1 fanta, 2 beers) and the internet works really well. And they have the BEST breakfast selection I have ever seen in a hotel - there is a huge choice and lots of fresh fruit.
The only little complaint I might have is that the breakfast is only from 6.30 am, which is sometimes annoying when you have to go early to the office.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Having stayed at the RIU Plaza in Guadalajara, Mexico we decided to try the RIU Plaza in Panama City. It is a slightly older version of the Guadalajara hotel and run very well.The deluxe king room on the higher floor was very nice and very clean. The breakfast buffet is excellent. We enjoyed using the business center and club lounge. Great staff.

Room Tip: Corner room on high floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Bellinzona
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Great hospitality and professionalism. A refined and exclusive atmosphere. Clean rooms and impeccable service. perhaps the best breakfast of my life, to try :)))) very welcoming also the pool and the dining fitnes ...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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hialeah, florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

rooms are beutifull and spacious very confortable beds good for the price best buffet breakfast and a very good location close to shoppings casinos and night life, recommended for business located in the financial district in panama

Room Tip: higher floors have the best view of the city
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Escazu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The Riu Plaza is a modern building in Panama's banking district within walking distance to via Espana and close to calle Uruguay which has a liely night scene. The conents of the minibar are free the first time which is a very nice feature. Service at the front desk is efficient and friendly but what really makes me give this hotel a top rating is it's breakfast. Mind you that Riu is best known for its all imclusive hotels so the included breakfast buffet is similar in quality and variety as what you find on their beach hotels.

All in all the hotel is a great value, at a good location. The only caveat is that trafic in the area is terrible, but this is the case in most ofPanama city so just be patient...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This hotel was recommended for location comfort and food. Tastes Restaurant is excellent, the Breakfast room and lunch is sensational, great value when breakfast is included. A great selection of foods for all tastes including the vege. The room can be upwards of 32 floors with great views, make sure you ask for an ocean view. Bathrooms are well appointed and very clean with a Bath/shower combination twin basins etc. The bed, fantastic. Overall a great place to stay. A small criticism, I tried twice through reception and operator to book Tastes Restaurant for business dinner, they never answered the phone. I had to go direct to the Restaurant to book, the operator transferred the call and just let ring. Somewhat frustrating for a first class restaurant and hotel. What the dates of the wines you select, some are past the use by date, but you have to know your wines. I sent by Sav Blanc back.

Room Tip: Ask for a high ocean view room, make sure you are not in the last room of the corridor. The staff li...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Address: Calle 50 con 53 este | Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama
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Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Panama City
#8 Family Hotel in Panama City
#11 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#14 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Plaza Panama 4*
Number of rooms: 644
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