We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Booking.comUS$115*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,572 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 790: English reviews
Start your review of Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
 Click to rate
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hotel is almost new, maybe 5 years old, but you can't tell because it is very well keep. We found a friendly staff always willing to help. It is on Calle 50 a main Street in Panama and great location. Highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joaquin A
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our shower was broken couldn't take a good bath, because the water was wetting all the bathroom. Need to have a better maintenance management to check on the rooms condition and ensure the quality expected.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Juan Y
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We apologize for the issues you experienced in your bathroom and for the inconveniences this may have caused you. Our housekeeping and maintenance staff is continuously checking if all facilities are working especially when new guests arrive. We would have liked to...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I try to be practical in my expectations.Riu was supposed to be a business class hotel. It is certainly business, but with that extra touch of class without the extra price. I was so impressed. Spaciousness of room & bathroom with colorful decor. Friendly, helpful staff. Fabulous breakfast with so many choices.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank beckeralexanderm2017
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My company puts me up there and ever time I find there service is substandard. Rooms are old, food is not good. You can find another hotel for the same price with much better service. I will not be going back to this place again.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank rfmasktripadvis0r
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to respond. We are committed to provide excellent quality of our products and services to our guests. We regret to read that you have left our hotel with an opposite idea in your mind. We appreciate our guests’ comments since they help us improve our services....

Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This big and comfortable hotel in the central area in Panamá city has very nice apartments, in a modern style. Although there's a note saying it's quiet and silent in the floor, I found a little bit noisy. But the worst thing is the food that is not matched with the hotel category. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner. I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank fscpmaia
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed here 4 days in the second week of April 2017. This is a large, high quality hotel with everything you would expect in such an establishment (nice pool, fridge in the room, coffee-making facilities, good gym etc). We stayed on the 30th floor with expansive views over the new part of Panama, with the skyline dominated by the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank daviddavies99
Camp Hill
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We spent the first few days on our vacation at this hotel last month. Our room was very nice with a great city view.The included breakfast buffet is impressive offering a good selection of hot and cold foods. This hotel is centrally located in Panama City within easy access of old Panama City and other attraction s provided you hire...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank greg d
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This hotel was a great value for the price. The location in the financial center was fairly convenient for a two day stay in the city. We were accessible to the Cinta Costera and either a long walk or short uber ride to Casco Viejo. The check in staff was very accommodating when we needed to change our reservation to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself was not bad at all. The guest rooms were clean and spacious. Comfortable bed, well laid out for work space. Breakfast buffet and dinner buffet was good, nice selection of food. For cons, the television did not work in any of the rooms that my group had booked. The business center was not staffed and difficult to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Frank M
Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We found this hotel quite overpriced. The hotel itself is okay. The rooms were clean enough. The entire hotel and rooms smelled absolutely awful, very very musty. Customer service is lacking. Pool is nice. Location is good. Close to plenty of restaurants. Would recommend looking at different hotels for better value.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Nataliethomthom
RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Plaza Panama, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your positive comments about our housekeeping staff and the location of our hotel. On the other hand, we regret to read you were not satisfied with the service. At RIU we take pride in our customer service as this...

2,530 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1895)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (114)
Viewed
Dining (148)
Viewed
Room/Suite (341)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (329)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (31)
Viewed
View from Room (158)
Viewed
Bathroom (87)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (5)
Viewed
Other (682)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (609)
Viewed
Amenities (149)
Viewed
Deluxe Twin Room (26)
Viewed
Jr. Suite (51)
Viewed
King Deluxe Room (32)
Viewed
Penthouse (103)
Viewed
Pool (31)
Viewed
Dining (67)
Viewed
Other (67)
Viewed
The Hotel (83)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (14)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Panama City hotels
0.6 km away
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis
7.6 km away
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
0.4 km away
Panama Marriott Hotel
Panama Marriott Hotel
#16 of 117 in Panama City
1,093 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Grace Panama
Grace Panama
#1 of 117 in Panama City
620 reviews
0.6 km away
Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City
0.6 km away
Hyatt Place Panama City Downtown
Hyatt Place Panama City Downtown
#10 of 117 in Panama City
782 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Address: Calle 50 con 53 este | Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $137 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Plaza Panama 4*
Number of rooms: 644
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Booking.com, getaroom.com, Cancelon, Priceline, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Hotel Riu Plaza Panama reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Panama City
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Riu Plaza Panama staff and other travellers.
53 questions
Ask a question
chicago, illinois
Barrie
10 days ago
27 days ago
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
3 months ago

See all questions (53)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Riu Plaza Panama staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great views from high up.”
daviddavies99, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a City View”
YessicaHon, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are not connected connected rooms in the hotel”
  • View from the hotel. The modern curved
Q8228RVvalentinar, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 28th floor and the view was great. You could see to the bay. No problem with noise.”
ChrisB652, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would guess that the higher you go the better the views are.”
286chazc, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$115* /night
View Deal
ElvolineUS$120
Orbitz.comUS$115
Hotels.comUS$115
View all 10 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates