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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

I stayed only for 1 night, but it was very nice. The room is very clean, modern, spacious. The staff is kind and the breakfast is included. There is a 24 hours caffeteria and 2 restaurants.It`s well located and by car it takes 20-30 minutes to the airport or to the Canal de Panama.

Thank Maristela R
La Marque, Texas
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

The people were VERY helpful and the bed was comfortable. The room had all of the comforts that an American is used to, and all of the electronic hookups that anyone could need. The hotel has an incredible breakfast buffet that is free to guests. And the price was very reasonable!

Thank Todd P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in Riu Plaza from December 27, 2013 to December 29, 2013. I traveled with husband and 8 year old son. Hotel is located in center city, 25 min drive from the airport. We arrived late at night (before midnight), check-in was quick and in line with our reservation. Hotel is very nice, room décor modern, food and drinks... More 

2 Thank jolajarek
Cookstown, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Recently stayed at this property in the downtown financial district of Panama City Jan. 31 to Feb 7, 2014. Very nice Hotel, clean and well designed. As advertised, it is for the business & conference minded clientele but make attempts to keep the tourist visitors comfortable. The area around the Hotel offers a safe walking environment, with plenty of shops... More 

1 Thank Steve S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

The Riu Plaza Panama has become our usual base for visits to Panama. The hotel is easily accessible from airport ($28 each way), walkable to many restaurants, offers a great breakfast buffet and a great pool with daytime sun. This stay, we upgraded to the club floor which was well worth the extra $30. Much better view looking toward the... More 

2 Thank ChicagoJanice
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Nice amenities, good breakfast, nice views, spacious rooms. The hotel is new and with a modern design, but don't look too close or you'll start seeing beyond the facade. We were able to walk to a few restaurants nearby, it is centrally located, but you will need a cab if you want to go to Casco Viejo or the canal.

1 Thank Karnitas
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during the weekend. We found the service to be poor, perhaps it was because of Panamian time and no one is in a rush to do anything. Word of advise, walk three blocks and buy 56 cent beer versus the $3.75 beers at the hotel. There's a grocery store with booze and everything you... More 

1 Thank Mekk34
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Riu 4 nights and were not disappointed with the rooms. They were clean and well decorated. The buffet breakfast that is served downstairs is to die for. My only disappointment with our stay is that this hotel is located in the financial district so it was far removed from the attractions we came to see. We... More 

1 Thank Ansje55
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120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. Staff at the front desk was professional and pleasant to deal with. The lobby is very attractive. The rooms are excellent, and some have good views of the city and bay. Color schemes in the rooms were great. Room was spacious. Bed was comfortable. Shower was good. Bathroom was very cute with two sinks. Great... More 

2 Thank dnpinva
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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Friends and I stayed at the Hotel Riu in late January 2014 for five days. There were three of us, so we got a large bed and a pull-out sofa bed, which was comfortable. The pool area is relaxing and a nice place to grab a drink or dinner. There is no hot tub, unfortunately. The free breakfast buffet is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $133 - $218 (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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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
#15 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
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