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Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca

3.5 stars
Finca 43.668Playa BlancaCoclePanama, 0203 027 9779
  • Rio Hato (RIH-Scarlett Martinez Intl.) 4-min drive; 1 miles/1.6 km
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) 121-min drive; 91.2 miles/146.8 km
  • Free self parking
Excellent4.0 / 5
  • If you have stayed at a Riu before like I have you will be disappointed. It's not a true…Aug 26, 2016
  • Nice family place but the transportation from Tocumen Airport go to rent a car and Not…Aug 18, 2016
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Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca

Hotel Info: 020 3027 9803

  • Two Bedroom Family Suite
  • Two Bedroom Family Suite
  • Double Room Courtyard View
  • Double Ocean View
  • Suite Ocean View
  • Double Room Ocean View
  • Suite Ocean View
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room Ocean Front
  • Double Room Courtyard View
  • Double Room Ocean View
  • Two Bedroom Family Room
  • Double Room Courtyard View
  • Double Room Ocean Front
  • Two Bedroom Family Room
  • Triple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 573 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Free children's club (ages 4 - 12)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transport

Parking

  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)

Also known as

  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Riu Playa Blanca
  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Riu Playa Blanca

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for PAB 12 per day (rates may vary)

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • 4 restaurants
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Nightclub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1883
  • Conference space size (meters) - 175
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
More
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities

Kids' club
  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment
  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included
  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Dining

Balboa - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Xian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine.

Il Palazzo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Chiriqui - This steakhouse is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Riu Playa Blanca
  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Riu Playa Blanca

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for PAB 12 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 752 reviews

Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca
Good3.0 / 5
food ok, speciality restaurants were glorified buffets. terrible customer service throughout hotel
8 night family trip
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca
Poor1.0 / 5
Very bad
4 night family trip
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca
Excellent4.0 / 5
Resort Experience
In general the stay was nice, wifi free only in lobby, breakfast was ok lot of choices but hot food was not hot. Table service for coffee/tea only at main dining room - Lunch was excellent! Three restaurants for dinner (other than main dining area) they have 2 seatings and you have to make a reservation. They have only one red and one white house wine - the wine was not very good. Several bars through out hotel. Great pool area and children have their own pool. Nice bar at beach. Staff very nice did good job. If you arrive late only the Sports bar has food it is refrigerated cold sandwiches and they looked so bad I didn't have any dinner after traveling all day. Overall it is a rather nice place and would recommend it.
3 night trip
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca
Fair2.0 / 5
Not worth it! Nickel & dimed for subpar experience
Too much to say...this hotel is not bad but it's not up to par. I would not recommend for couples and definitely not if you're looking for any type of luxury (relative). This is one of 3 remaining resorts in Playa Blanca. The rest are abandoned, next door is now populated with a pack of wild dogs (yes, we had a run in with them yikes!). The beach itself is pretty good, but not the best. They don't provide drink service on the beach though, disappointing. The resort is CHEAP, felt nickel & dimed. The upkeep of the building is lacking (chips & wall marks everywhere, dirty/smelly stairwell, disco smelt like a bathroom, may have been a fluke). Pool could be cleaner. entertainment staff was ok. There were a lot of children so I'm sure they were entertained. The rooms are somewhat comfortable but I found black hair everywhere! On my sheets, in bathroom, in halls, etc. And they didn't always replace the water bottles in fridge! FOOD- Subpar. The specialty restaurants were a disappointment. Ended up at buffet each night. The steakhouse is a joke. They serve 1 steak: ribeye. OVER salted & poor quality. The sides & apps were also bad. Liquor- they only have rail brands! The only drinks I enjoyed were made by the bartender at the lobby bar- he was great! In summary: Dissappointed. Did not meet expectations from hotel pictures and research. This place is affordable for a reason, maybe it's really nice for Panama or that area. I'd go back to Panama, but not the Riu!
5 night trip with friends
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Celebrating our wedding anniversary.
We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary... We really had a great time. I surprise my wife with a dinner on the beach (of course I paid additional for it but it was just perfect). We loved the place. Only one think to make this place even better, a bar on the beach and another near the activities pool
3 night romance trip

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Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Playa Blanca

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