Riu Plaza Panama Hotel - Panama City

Calle 50, Panama City, Panama  show map
 5 stars
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Riu Plaza Panama Hotel - Panama City

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 10 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Riu Plaza Panama is a 35-story hotel in a historic area of Panama City providing a sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a treatment room. Since 2010, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Panama City.

It is placed close to the financial district, in the vicinity of Bridge of the Americas, Estadio Rommel Fernandez and Canal Museum of Panama. There are restaurants and entertainment venues in the area.

Enclosed by a cathedral, a museum and a church, the hotel offers a panoramic view over the sea.

The hotel is conveniently located about 20 minutes' walk of Panama City city center. A 5-minute drive will take you to Paitilla-Marcos A. Gelabert airport.

Rooms

There are 645 guestrooms featuring Executive One-Bedroom Upper Floors Double Room, Penthouse and Deluxe One-Bedroom Twin Room equipped with an in-room safe, high-speed internet, individual climate control, a minibar and a dressing area. Guests will enjoy a view of Metropolitan Park from their rooms. For more comfort a shower, a spa bathtub and bathrobes are provided.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. The hotel has a fantastic restaurant serving fusion meals. The poolside bar serves snacks and sushi.

Services

Guests are offered to rent cars at Riu Plaza Panama Hotel to discover the sites of Panama City.

Relax

The hotel pampers guests with a wellness center, a hot tub and a solarium as well as hydromassage, beauty therapy and Turkish steam bath. On-site fitness facilities include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   35.  Number of rooms:   645.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/club floor
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Shower/toilet on the floor
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Calle 50, Panama City, Panama

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City Center
  • Panama City
    1.5 km
Airports
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    35
  • Number of rooms:
    645

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Rooms and availability

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Premium Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 38 m²
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or King-size bed
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      Penthouse
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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          Executive Deluxe Twin Room
          Bed type: Twin beds or King-size bed
          Size: 38 m²
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          • Air conditioning
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          Deluxe|Executive Twin

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            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
            Size: 38 m²
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            Deluxe Double - With Breakfast

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              Premium Deluxe Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or King-size bed
              Size: 38 m²
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                Executive Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or King-size bed
                Size: 38 m²
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                DOUBLE EXECUTIVE

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                  Executive One-Bedroom Upper Floors Double Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed
                  Size: 35 m²
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                    Senior Suite
                    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
                    Size: 78 m²
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                      Deluxe Family Double Room
                      Bed type: King-size bed
                      Size: 38 m²
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                      • Air conditioning
                      • Private bathroom
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                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel Riu Plaza Panama Hotel - Panama City Panama City location
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                        Hotel Address:

                        Calle 50, Panama City, Panama

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                        City Center
                        • Panama City
                          1.5 km
                        Airports
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  2 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  12 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2010
                        • Number of floors:
                          35
                        • Number of rooms:
                          645

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                        Best Spa Hotels in Panama

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                        • City Center - 1.4 km

                        Places of interest

                        • Presidential Palace - 3.3 km

                        Museums

                        • Canal Museum of Panama - 3.2 km
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  2 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  12 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2010
                        • Number of floors:
                          35
                        • Number of rooms:
                          645

                        Hotel Awards

                        PanamanianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPanama CityRiu Plaza Panama

                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                        Best Spa Hotels in Panama

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                        Riu Plaza Panama Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Riu Plaza Panama

                        Average guest rating

                        8.4out of 10
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                        Based on 144 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Location
                        9.6
                        Rooms
                        9.0
                        Service
                        9.1
                        Value
                        8.5
                        Dining
                        10.0

                        Guest reviews

                        • Older travelers
                          7.0

                          Stunning beautiful room with equal view, clean large.

                          20 minutes to check in, I was holding a Booked.net reservtion, they didn't believe I had a reservation. I was the only one in line, so they weren't busy, can't blame that. People were very nice, but nothing got done. We asked to change rooms, They assured us they would look for a different room and call right back.... Never did. The red light on our phone flashed all the time we were there. There was no message, I had to check several times a day, they promised to have someone fix the phone every day, several times a day, never happened.... The light is presumably still flashing.. And most annoying, I requested a taxi from the bell hop, $ 12 us to go exactly 3 blocks. I was outraged and got out of the cab. Hailed a cab off the street,,, $2 including the tip. I complained to the manager, yes he did speak english, he acknowledged that they were gouging the clients! I told him how pissed off I was that they would do that, did he think his wealthy clients didn't care they were getting ripped off, his response... He just smiled at me. I met many others who walked to the street to hail a taxi. Obvioulsy I was not the only unhappy client.

                        • Single
                          6.0

                          Nothing. According your booking I must pay $ 164 they charged $ 210

                        • Older travelers
                          8.2

                          The hotel was very beautiful and had nice amenities. The breakfast buffet that is included is awesome. Very similiar to what an all inclusive hotel would serve. We chose to upgrade to the Executive Club and the extra services we received were well worth the value.

                        • Group of friends
                          10.0

                          I don´t speak much spanish and the staff was very good at speaking engish. They were able to hep me comuniate with different places around the city. Vry helpful. Roos were very nice.

                        • Older travelers
                          6.0

                          Long check in time.,The reservation was not fouded. Strange smell in the 18th floor(humidity or mold) tv was not working and they never fixed.

                        • Single
                          10.0

                          Great place - will surely come back next time in Panama!!!

                          The only tiny negative was the inability to exchange money at the hotel

                        • Older travelers
                          9.6

                          over booked, so gave us upgrade to suite

                        • Group of friends
                          9.6

                          Breakfast, rooms

                          long time to check out, getting the invoice with the company address

                        • Older travelers
                          3.0

                          I will not recommend this hotel at all, we had the worst experience, I am using Booked.net for years and very often as we travel a lot. So far I was very pleased until now. When I made the reservation with Booked.net I was priced: us$ 690.80 on the morning of my departure as I was checking out, I noticed that my bill for the 4 nights had been calculated at us$1300 When I mentioned to the desk staff person that I was supposed to get the Booked.net rate she said I need to settled it with Booked.net. No English spoken at this hotel, only the supervisor claim to speak it, the hotel was over crowded with business convention meeting, so as a result the elevators were very busy we needed to wait for long time, all floors 1-6 are business. With people coming and going non-stop. An unpleasant room , very cold , freezing ,bathroom was smelling bad and we got sick, windows are sealed no fresh air, no paper toweled in the room , the management were very rude, housekeeping and front desk were busy and could not communicate in English, everything was costly for no reason, Unfortunately, I was billed the wrong amount. I am embarrassed to say that I was so dumbfounded by the supervisor rude behavior that I then left the hotel. I find it hard to believe that a five star hotel management would knowingly employ such a forgetful, abrasive, and unprofessional manager.

                        • Single
                          7.8

                          Design hotel with nice spacious modern rooms. Nice pool area and fabulous breakfast! Great views from top floors.

                          Room smelled of humidity. I asked to change and the other room was fine. The taxis of the hotel are very expensive. Go out to the street and get one from there.

                        • Older travelers
                          7.4

                          The breakfast was really good, But food out off that was expensive and not so good..

                          Aire condition very noisy. Tv volumne unable to fix...to loud or not voice at all

                        • Older travelers
                          7.8

                          Location excellent for Central Panama City. Room was very comfortable and luxurious, but not sure about the lime green decor!

                          This was very much a business hotel, main downside that almost too large! Had to queue for a long time to check in, no sign of bell boys, which would normally be associated with 5-star. Rather impersonal.

                        • Single
                          7.4

                          I'm a 61 year old woman with a back problem. No one came to my room to carry my bags to the lobby when I was checking out. When I checked in, the man at the reception desk was reluctant at first to help me with my bags. I also tried to reserve a hotel taxi the evening before, as I had to catch an airplane. I was told this was not necessary. However, the next morning there were no hotel taxis available and I had to take an ordinary taxi with no seat belts in the back.

                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel Riu Plaza Panama Hotel - Panama City Panama City location
                        Show big map »

                        Hotel Address:

                        Calle 50, Panama City, Panama

                        Get directions
                        City Center
                        • Panama City
                          1.5 km
                        Airports
                        Hotel information
                        • Check-in:
                          from  2 pm
                        • Check-out:
                          until  12 pm
                        • Year renovated:
                          2010
                        • Number of floors:
                          35
                        • Number of rooms:
                          645

                        Hotel Awards

                        PanamanianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPanama CityRiu Plaza Panama

                        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                        Best Spa Hotels in Panama

                        Use Badge