Chose this hotel due to an overnight layover in Panama airport and the free shuttle both ways. However, the shuttle is not so visible, since I had to ask the taxi drivers where the van was, and they had to call the hotel guy. Driving time is around 10 minutes both ways.
Check in was not speedy but ok, and the employee corteously apologized for the delay. The room is very spacious and can serve for longer stays, with a huge LCD screen and an independent (and very silent) AC unit. Windows are soundproof. The pool is big, and has lush vegetation around, which makes for a decent stroll after many hours in an airplane.
The hotel has the design feeling all around, but sometimes this conflicts with functionality. For example, the concrete night table, or the pretty wash basin that was too high and too far apart, or the fancy shower with only "rain style" available. And there was no hot water! Luckily, Panama weather is usually very hot and the water came out lukewarm.
The public areas are cozy and also designed. I ate at the restaurant, which is overprized due to the fact they are the only establishment in some kilometers. Service was efficient.
In their favour, they offer welcome cocktails (alcoholic or not) and complimentary breakfast. Breakfast had many varieties to chose from. They also help you with your luggage to the shuttle on the way back, which goes out 24 hours but on fixed times. Staff is polite. There is (paid) self service laundry which is also appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Who said airport hotels had to be boring? Entirely renovated in 2012 and located 5 minutes away from Panama Tocumen International Airport (PTY), the Riande Aeropuerto Hotel, Casino & Resort offers an oasis of calm and resort like facilities for business, leisure and transfer travelers. For the business travelers, we offer free Wifi throughout the property, various meeting rooms, a business center, plus free shuttle service from and to the airport. Sport lovers can choose to do their fitness routine inside our well-equipped gym or at our outdoor exercise area overlooking the tropical green gardens, swim in a pool or maybe try one of our new Paddle Tennis courts (Padel). The kids can also join the fun spending time at our playground! Feeling lucky tonight? Do you hear your name being called with every turn of the roulette? Then, the casino is the place for you. Travelers in need of well-deserved relaxation before or after a long flight will feel the bubbling waters of the Jacuzzi melt the stress away while enjoying a drink from the H2O bar, knowing that a relaxing massage awaits them in our brand new spa. All of our 178 luxurious sleeping accommodations all include free internet access, flat screen TVs and our Signature Bed with heavenly linen. We have three dining options and cater for a wide range of tastes; guests can enjoy a meal or snack in the RAH Sushi Bar, la Veranda cafe and H2O Bar. 24/7 Room service is also available for our guests' well-being. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama City
- Riande Aeropuerto Hotel And Resort
- Hotel Riande Aeropuerto
- Riande Hotel Panama
- Riande Aeropuerto Panama/Panama City