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Riu Plaza Panama
5 stars

Riu Plaza Panama

Calle 50, Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama
See location+507 378 9000Official website

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10,311 reviews
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About Riu Plaza Panama

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Boasting a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, RIU Plaza Panama is situated in Panama City and provides elegant accommodation. Guests have access to a beauty centre, a sauna and a sun deck.

There are a range of amenities on offer to guests of the hotel, including 24-hour room service, valet parking and a 24-hour reception. In sunny weather, an outdoor terrace offers a nice spot to relax. The hotel also features a well-equipped fitness center.

The rooms at RIU Plaza Panama include a refrigerator, a mini bar and a private bathroom. They each offer tea and coffee making facilities, a sofa bed and a bathtub.

RIU Plaza Panama offers a variety of in-house dining options with Tastes and Sushi Lounge. In the evening, guests can relax in the comfortable lounge bar. A wide selection of dining options are also found in close proximity to the property.

The hotel is less than a 20-minute drive from Tocumen International Airport. Staff can help plan excursions, and can assist with car rental.

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Amenities at Riu Plaza Panama

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Solarium
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush


  • Packed lunches
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Eco tourism
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Riu Plaza Panama

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Patrick, Jul 2022

Conveniently located property and well priced. Note however that if you need a wash cloth, you should ask for it, as I don't think they are issued as standard. The room was great and the housekeeping very good.

8.2Very good
Anonymous, Jan 2020

Pros. Service and location were excellent.

Cons. Bed and pillows

8.2Very good
Lee, Oct 2019

Pros. Wonderful, massive breakfast buffet. Full array of services for travelers, plenty of friendly staff.

Cons. Food other than breakfast very average and overpriced. The hotel taxis charged way higher prices than other taxis. Rooms are in need of updating with dingy carpeting, tile and dated decor.

Ben, Mar 2019

Pros. Location was good

Cons. Hotel is outdated, they couldn’t find our reservation, cable didn’t work.

Rino, Nov 2017

Cons. When I arrived the hostess told me that my reservation was cancelled by the hotel because I modified my booking and they foud two reservations, one cancelled and one for one night: they deliberately cancelled the good reservation ! Then they reopened my reservation, after I was complaining, and they assign me a smelly room. There were a strong foul smell in the room, I guess from the toilet. I complain again and they changed the room to a normal one. I really don't like to arrive to an hotel late in the evening after a long trip and have this kind of problems !

Anonymous, Aug 2016

Pros. Compared to the last time I stayed there, they really stepped up on the cleanliness. much better Also at the dinner party we attended I had a horrible headache and needed a coffee badly. the server Liam and Juan were very helpful and kind to get me the coffee and check back on me to see if I was better.

Cons. Some of the staff was very eager to assist and others seemed bothered when asked a question. Which was totally undermined the good customer service provided by their peers. Also I could not pay for room service with a credit card nor cash, they wanted me to provide a 50.00 deposit to use room service and the difference would be returned at check out. I felt this was unacceptable for hotel of that quality.

Anonymous, Sep 2015

Pros. I have never stayed at a hotel that had such an amazing complimentary breakfast. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was wonderful.

Cons. It does not include a lounge for dancing. My husband and I wanted to dance a bit but not really go to a club. It would have been nice if the hotel had a lounge were we could sit and dance a bit.

8Very good
Luis, Mar 2015

Pros. Exactly what I need for business.

Marco, Aug 2014

Pros. Very modern and spacious rooms in the heart of downtown Panama City. Breakfast buffet was the best! Better than all-inclusive resorts.

8.3Very good
Jerry, Jul 2014

Pros. Great value, location and amenities!

The questions and answers provided in this section are generated by an artificial intelligence model based on a summarization of user hotel reviews and hotel information.See more

They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

What are the dining options at RIU Plaza Panama?

RIU Plaza Panama offers a variety of dining options including Tastes, Sushi Lounge, a restaurant, bar/lounge, coffee shop, and a snack bar. Guests can enjoy a superb breakfast buffet and a wide selection of dining options in close proximity to the property.

Are the beds comfortable at RIU Plaza Panama?

Guests have praised the spacious and clean rooms at RIU Plaza Panama, with some mentioning that the beds were comfortable. However, a few guests noted that the beds were a bit hard/firm.

Is parking available at RIU Plaza Panama?

RIU Plaza Panama offers valet parking and private parking. However, some guests have expressed dissatisfaction with the service of parking, mentioning it as disrespectful and awful.

What can I expect from the breakfast at RIU Plaza Panama?

Guests have described the breakfast at RIU Plaza Panama as extraordinary, with an unbelievable choice of Latin American and European food. The breakfast buffet is highly praised for its extensive selection and taste.

What are the nearby attractions to RIU Plaza Panama?

RIU Plaza Panama is conveniently located close to various attractions including Veneto Casino, Fiesta Casino, Multiplaza Pacific, Avenida Balboa, and the Museum of Natural Science, offering guests a range of nearby entertainment and leisure options.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Take Advantage of the Breakfast Buffet

The breakfast buffet received numerous positive comments for its variety and quality. Guests particularly enjoyed the fruit bar and the extensive selection of items.

Consider Room Selection Carefully

Some guests reported issues with room facilities such as refrigerators and in-room safes. It's advisable to check the functionality of these amenities upon arrival and report any issues to the staff promptly.

Explore Nearby Dining Options

The hotel's location offers easy access to a variety of dining choices, including fast food restaurants and sit-down dining options. Frank’s, Concolon, and a French restaurant are within a 5-10 minute walk.

Plan Early Breakfasts

If you have early morning excursions or tours, note that the hotel breakfast opens at 6:30 AM, which may not align with some tour pick-up times. Consider this when planning your activities.

Be Mindful of Pool Crowds

The pool area can get crowded, especially during peak times, due to the hotel's capacity. Consider visiting the pool during off-peak hours for a more relaxed experience.

Check for Musty Odors

Some guests reported musty smells in certain rooms. It's advisable to check the room for any odors upon arrival and request a room change if necessary.

Request a Room with a View

Guests appreciated the views from higher floors, especially those with ocean views. Consider requesting a room on a higher floor for a better vantage point.

Verify Functionality of In-Room Amenities

Some guests encountered issues with the air conditioning, refrigerators, and bathroom facilities. It's recommended to ensure the proper functioning of these amenities upon check-in.

Consider Alternative Parking Options

Some guests had negative experiences with the hotel's parking service. If self-parking is preferred, it's advisable to inquire about the availability of this option.


Calle 50, Urb. Marbella, Panama City

What's nearby

  • Veneto Casino0.5 mi
  • Fiesta Casino0.6 mi
  • Multiplaza Pacific0.7 mi
  • Avenida Balboa1 mi
  • Museum of Natural Science1.5 mi
  • Metropolitan Nature Park1.8 mi
  • Interoceanic Canal Museum2.2 mi
  • Church of San José2.3 mi
  • Ancon Hill2.5 mi
  • Panama Viejo2.9 mi
  • Biomuseo3.8 mi
  • Amador Causeway3.9 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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Top tips for your stay at Riu Plaza Panama

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Riu Plaza Panama, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Riu Plaza Panama, plan to stay on a Thursday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Riu Plaza Panama was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $105, while the most expensive was $140.
  • How long should you stay at Riu Plaza Panama? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Riu Plaza Panama

  • Where is Riu Plaza Panama located?

    Riu Plaza Panama is located at Calle 50, Urb. Marbella in Bella Vista, 0.3 miles from the center of Panama City. Veneto Casino is the closest landmark to Riu Plaza Panama.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Riu Plaza Panama?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Riu Plaza Panama.

  • Does Riu Plaza Panama offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Riu Plaza Panama offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Riu Plaza Panama from the airport?

    Riu Plaza Panama is 2.4 miles from Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl. Riu Plaza Panama is 6.9 miles from Panama City Panamá Pacifico.

  • Does Riu Plaza Panama have a pool?

    Yes, Riu Plaza Panama has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Riu Plaza Panama hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Riu Plaza Panama in Panama City and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Riu Plaza Panama and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Riu Plaza Panama.

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