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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at RIU Plaza Panama, you’ll be centrally located in Bella Vista, walking distance from National Shrine of the Heart of Mary and close to Via Espana. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Megapolis Convention Center and Iglesia del Carmen.


Make yourself at home in one of the 644 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

RIU Plaza Panama
Calle 50, Urb. Marbella
Panama City, Panama


4.0 Very Good 3254 Reviews
Amazing Breakfast Buffet
Reviewed 21 hours ago

My husband and I, along with my mother stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in June during our trip to Panama to visit family.
Our rooms were nice and roomy. King sized bed was huge. Large bathroom with nice sized tub.
View from our rooms were great.
Breakfast buffet was awesome. Huge seating area, and the room with the food was large as well. So many food choices! Everything you could imagine for breakfast.
We also ate dinner poolside one evening and that dinner was very good too.
The hotel also has a little store stocked with water, soda, snacks, etc that is open 24 hours a day.
Staff was friendly and most helpful.

great stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed at the RIU a total of 4 days in June 2016. Counter staff is most enthusiastic about trying to help. My Spanish is limited but we got along. Best Feature? Breakfast! Pool side bar is welcoming in the afternoon... Lunch buffet is a bit pricy (though wonderful) so, I'd recommend getting a sandwich at the snack bar across from the elevators. Nice dinner selections.

Expensive for nothing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night. Parking has an additional cost ($12 a day). The staff doesn't speak any English. When I first arrived, I had to leave my car to the Valet, and as your first point of contact, It's very disappointing for a hotel chain this big not to have bilingual staff. Tourists are your #1 priority.

Unfortunately it rained so I did not get to use the pool.

over 10 times in riu panama in 5 years
Reviewed 1 month ago

Everything always the same over the last 5 years, I believe that the hotel needs renovation works, particularly bathrooms areas which affect the general cleanliness. Otherwise nothing else to add, very friendly and cooperative staff and great buffet as well as the pool and restaurant area. Perfect central location.

Great Stay!!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Very nice property; friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, good food and drink options. Had a birthday during my stay which I did not tell anyone and to my surprise the GM had a fruit platter, cookies with chocolate syrup and desserts delivered to my room while I was out. What a nice surprise!