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Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

3.5 stars3.5 stars
Finca 43.668Rio HatoCoclePanama, 866-299-2910
Excellent4.0 / 5
  • The themed restaurants no longer take reservations It's a first come first serve is what…Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed with family 4 days 3 nights. Hotel staff is really nice, hotel facilities are…Feb 28, 2017
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Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

Hotel Info: 866-266-9798

  • 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

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

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

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)

Also known as

  • All Inclusive Playa Blanca
  • Hotel 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

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 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
  • Waterslide
  • 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
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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

Entertainment

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

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)

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

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

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

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities

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

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

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

Il Palazzo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Xian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine.

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

Also known as

  • All Inclusive Playa Blanca
  • Hotel 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

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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.

What’s around Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

Landmarks

  • In Farallon
  • Farallon Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Farallon Island (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Santa Clara Beach (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • 8 de Diciembre Park (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
  • Penonomena History and Tradition Museum (23.3 mi / 37.4 km)

Getting around

  • Free self parking
  • Rio Hato (RIH-Scarlett Martinez Intl.) 4-min drive
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) 121-min drive

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 794 reviews

Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato
Fair2.0 / 5
Would NOT stay here again
The resort is only a few years old and has aged TERRIBLY! Very little upkeep. The room and pools were excellent, but that was it. The service was just not good. Staff never smiles, looks miserable, and if you get a "please" or "thank you," it's a really good day. The "unlimited" drinks are very limited. It's the same menu at every bar, and you can only order what it on the menu... no deviations. I'm not a foodie, and I am fine with just about everything, but the buffet food was AWFUL. Our whole group had some form of diarrhea at one point. The reservation restaurants are only SLIGHTLY better. And the nightly entertainment? Everyone was on their cell phone ignoring the snow... it was like an elementary school production. Would not stay here again.
3 night romance trip
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato
Good3.0 / 5
The plumbing was out an entire day - no toilet flushing, no shower, nothing.
9 night business trip
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato
Fair2.0 / 5
Not the best place
If you have stayed at a Riu before like I have you will be disappointed. It's not a true all inclusive as you get 2 beers and 2 bottles of water every 2 days. Or pay for the rest. There is little to do and the place is not clean. Also the resort is very small, just 1 hotel and 3 pools. It is one of the nicer places in Panama, but that is not a complement to the resort, the country is just really bad for any tourism. The beach is ugly and sand is dark brown. Most of the people there are old and locals. I'm an Anerican and was very out of place. We left a day early on purpose.
3 night trip with friends
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Nice family place but the transportation from Tocumen Airport go to rent a car and Not RIU sign on the road
4 night family trip
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato
Good3.0 / 5
food ok, speciality restaurants were glorified buffets. terrible customer service throughout hotel
8 night family trip

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Hotel Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

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