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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Ranked #20 of 115 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The location is very good, particularly if you are in Panama for business. I've stayed at the Riu several times, and have also stayed at other Panama hotels… No doubt the Riu is the best in its segment...Facilities are great and all the services were flawless. Big rooms, nice pool, and a convenient terrace bar for smokers. The addition of the sushi bar is a big plus; and the best buffet breakfast you can get in a hotel in Panama. It is not cheap, but considering the quality of facilities and service, I find it to be an excellent value for money. The first load of the minibar is free, so is the wi-fi internet, and if your plan includes breakfast, you are doing great...

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I stayed here for one night on a recent trip to Panama City.

Huge modern hotel which was a bit overwhelming at first, Staff were very helpful at all times.

My room was lovely. Quite big also. Hotel is located quite near to shopping areas.

I ate dinner in the bar (sushi) and breakfast in the main restaurant and both were excellent.


Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This hotel is a gem....long story, but my sister and I had a trip to Bolivia with a 12-hour layover in Panama, and we thought of the Riu where we had previously stayed. We were able to book a room that included breakfast for a very reasonable price. We arrived at 7:00 am (and left at 4:00)....in the meantime, we were able to enjoy the breakfast buffet, lay by the pool and take a nap/get some sun, shower and head back to the airpor. The hotel was extremely accommodating in letting us "check-in" at 7:00 am! Even though it has been 2 1/2 years since we were last in Panama at the Riu (and since the hotel opened), it is aging well. We have always found the staff very helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

I got stuck in the Riu, if that's the right way to put it. I was flying COPA when their entire worldwide system crashed. Yep, every flight, every passenger, grounded, and most of those happening in Panama. So after hours of chaos and fighting in the airport, I arrive at the Riu around 2:30 in the morning, exhausted but happy to have escaped the airport.

The hotel was a beautiful place to be for that one day. The room was nice, the bed comfortable. The view from my room was great, and the breakfast spread was wonderful. It had a nice pool outside, and I enjoyed walking around the local area. I had nothing with me, and they quickly got me a toothbrush and some other essentials.

So I can't say much more other than the room was beautiful and comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful, and the area seemed fun, and had I more time to explore, I would have filled you in more on that!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

i choose this hotel for the location.i thought was a superior quality hotel.the rooms smelled way to strong humudity.in the bathroom the lamp ,and the towell hook came out from the wall. the ac was horribly noisy.
very loud mornig every day.the noice around me was loud, maids..
i had plumming problems every day.
Unprofessional
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Two of the best staff members are Yarimith and Mitzel. They are user friendly, customer focused and have a wonderful & happy disposition. The hotel is first class. It's location is within walking distance of many reasonably priced boutiques, stores & restaurants (both fast food and other). Equally important is that the clientele here dress nicer than virtually all other hotels, whether in Panama City, Panama or elsewhere. Last but not least, the breakfast buffet is unbelievable. When you make your reservation check to see if it is included in your rate.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I stayed for 7 nights on a business trip. we choose the hotel as it was nearby our office conveniantly located in the financial district. to the old town it is a 10 minute taxi drive. professional service. the room was for european standards very large. appreciated the free and easy access to the wifi.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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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
#17 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range: £70 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Plaza Panama 4*
Number of rooms: 644
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