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Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a good stay at the hotel. I liked the confort of the room, I slept well in a good bed, the staff is very kind. I tried the room service, in 15 minutes I had my order in my room. The ceviche is excellent! The only think I didn't appreciate is the breakfast restaurant. To much people, it...

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Walker, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place with a good pool and great views out the windows. Just sit in the pool and look up at the amazing architecture around. Rooms are large-ish. TV and the internet good. I think you get one bottle of water free. A/C good. The breakfast was the best I've ever had, and I've been to...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hotel with fabulous facilities and very pleasant staff. Ideally located. Room was spacious with king size bed. Fruit plate provide on arrival and complimentary use of other hotel facilities. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is adequate. Front desk is decent. Breakfast service is underwhelming. Need more staff. Staff at front door is hit and miss. My major complaint would be that on Saturday afternoon/evening there was an event/concert that was completely inappropriate for a hotel like this. It was open to anyone, so there were lots of local kids. Sleazy would describe...

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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 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...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are very nice and cleaning staff is very good. Service at the pool and restaurant is very bad! Staff only understands Spanish and orders to forever to process. After 35 minutes I decided to ask where my food was, I was told it was sold out. The neighbouring table came in later and ordered the same. But got there...

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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 our rooms. 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 is one of...

Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riu Plaza Hotel in Panamá City is well located, walking distance to malls and restaurants and 10 minute away by car to Casco Viejo, where the night life is more lively and the restaurants more charming. The rooms are very clean and everything is brand new. The bed and bed linen are perfect and so is the bathroom. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 5 days at the Riu Hotel last month and it was excellent. Nice rooms, great rain shower with hand wand, flat screen TV, free bottled water and coffee in room, very good breakfast buffet included in price of room, excellent dinner buffet, nice view, pool side table and bar, friendly service, and lockable safe in room.

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Mijas, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not stay at this hotel if you want to use the pool area unless you are willing to accept such a foul odor that you will get sick. The smell is extremely bad and hotel staff is aware of the problem but state they can not correct this stench. I say it can be corrected by providing fans around...

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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. In order to guarantee a maximum level of comfort our staff is constantly trying to keep our property clean and well maintained. This includes the cleaning of the pool and all our facilities on a daily basis. We regret that you left...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here a week ago with friends and family. It's a solid hotel, and the staff is very nice. The upper floors have great views. The breakfast buffet in the morning is expansive, the pancakes are excellent, along with the omelets and pretty much everything else. you must get some pineapple juice (pro tip: fill your glass with 80%...

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Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed there 3 times and all has been very good. Room is large, with a nice size bathroom and shower. Great views of the city, fun bar and spa like pool are. Best is the included breakfast buffet that is something to behold. Can't beat the Riu for the price, convenience and amenities.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: €106 - €145 (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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“I would guess that the higher you go the better the views are.”
 of 5 bubbles 286chazc, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I had two rooms in two different dates, rooms 2520 and 2617 and loved both of them.”
 of 5 bubbles Isabelafromrio, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“best view, quiet floor”
 of 5 bubbles 101sweety, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the causeway for the best views”
 of 5 bubbles beng45, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Horrific, do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles shirlanad, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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