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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Ranked #20 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Really enjoyed staying here. I checked in one night at around 4am without a reservation and was planning on only staying the night. The room and staff really impressed me and I ended up staying for 4 nights.

The rooms were very clean and from our room we could see the water which was nice.

Definitely will stay here again when I'm in Panama City and traveling with my girlfriend.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile


I have been to most hotels in Panama nothing like the RIU very private very clean very chick not so much noise great location and their staff is allways treating their best.

I had a problem with a room the front desk call Nedsky their room manager took care of it in an instant. So efficient he and the staff at the crown lounge made a big diference.

Good breakfast as is included with the executive room its a big variety i was very impress.

Would recomend to a friend.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

We booked this hotel from our travel agent ased on the fact that it was rated either as a 4 star or a 4.5 star. We have been here for less than 6 hours and are really disappointed with the level of service. First we arrived in our room and there were only 5 hangers in the closet. There was no robe or slippers either. This is the usual fare we heve come to expect in any 4 stars hotel....
We called room service about this and they send somebody with 6 more coat hangers but the lady said she could not get us robes or slippers. We called again and we were told that not all the rooms were entitled to robes and slippers. This leaves me with the conclusion that only a portion of the hotel is 4 - 4.5 stars, and when you book you only have to be lucky enough to get the right section of the hotel, otherwise you are out of luck. After threathening, them they agreed to provide us with the robes and slippers. This should not ne required from an hotel that prides itself to be high end.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

The breakfast buffet was amazing ;the rooms are big and very comfortable ; loved the pool and the gym!! Location is convenient close to everything. I didn't like the noise of the busy street but i was able to sleep pretty good

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Simply the best first class hotel. Great pool, steam room. Great service. Good food at cafe, bar and pool and breakfast was included. Buffet is amazing everything fresh by chefs. You name it it was in buffer and more simply excellent. Rooms are clean have great views and first class. Great value down town location $5 taxi ride to Albrook mall. Walking distance to others and restaurant district. Simply the best.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

Hotel is located in the banking district on a busy street. Staff speaks english and is very attentive to needs and great with directions and restaurant recomendations. Anither highlight is the breakfast buffet. the only drawback, but this has nothing to do with the hotel itself, but more of a note to travelers, that there is always traffic on the street the hotel is on so sometimes its easier ti walk than catching a cab. another add on benefit is a hop-on hop-off buss stop is right outside. Hope you enjoy stay!

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

any series of reviews where everything was just fine makes a traveler wonder, does the Hotel itself have access to the website, that is to erase anything negative? At the prices they are charging it seems sime one should be peeling grapes and fanning the clients. Please post this review and let me see if any negative reviews make it to this 'travel site', OK?

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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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
#7 Family Hotel in Panama City
#10 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#16 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range: £72 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Plaza Panama 4*
Number of rooms: 644
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Riu Plaza Panama is located in the heart of the banking and business district of Panama City and very close to most attractive entertainment and shopping centers. Only 250m from the luxurious "Soho Mall" Panama and Tocumen International Airport (PTY) is approx. 21 km away. It is ideal for both leisure and business travel. The 644 modern designed and lovingly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi offer maximum comfort and relaxation and in our 23 stylish and modern conference rooms you can successfully organize your events, meetings. Relax at the Renova Spa or get in shape in the gym. 1 outdoor pool. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer a live cooking station at our buffet restaurant, an á la carte restaurant, as well as 2 bars. Crown Level Executive lounge service free for guests staying in Executive rooms and Suites as well as hotel guests holding RIU Class Gold and RIU Class Diamond cards. ... more   less 
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