"This hotel was simply fantastic. Overall, it was a pleasant surprise in every way. The hotel is very artistic and pleasing to the eye, and it feels ... " More

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Hotel Description

Riande Granada Urban Hotel puts you in the heart of Bella Vista, within just a 10-minute stroll of National Shrine of the Heart of Mary and Via Espana. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and an outdoor swimming pool.

All 136 individually decorated rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, safes, and hair dryers. Additionally, room service, phones, and desks are available.

The fine-dining restaurant, Solo Restaurante, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Biergarten is the hotel's own gastropub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. 1188 square feet (110.4 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star El Cangrejo hotel include Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama and Bridge of the Americas.

Club Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Club Room, 1 Double Bed (Club level)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riande Granada Urban Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Riande Granada Urban Hotel Review

Pros: Staff professionalism, location, price, and the general look of the hotel.
Cons: There was not a mini-bar, or a fridge in the room, which was a minor inconvenience.
Location: It is central to most things to do in Panama City: an easy drive to the canal as well as the historic district, and close to shopping and restaurants.
This hotel was simply fantastic. Overall, it was a pleasant surprise in every way. The hotel is very artistic and pleasing to the eye, and it feels like you are walking into another world when you enter. The dining area is very accommodating and the staff were more than willing to assist in any way necessary. In fact, I can not say enough good things about the staff - they were always ready and willing to provide assistance to the customer. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the pool and bar area area were easily accessible and fun to visit, as well. The bar at the pool has a good selection of craft beers and nice plates of various types of foods as well. One can also rent a car directly in the hotel lobby at a much cheaper price than the airport, which is extremely convenient for visiting the canal and the historic district.

Posted by , from Bogotá, Colombia on Jan 10, 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent staff and sevice.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, 24 hours room service and cafe, near everything, friendly
Excellent staff and sevice,5star cleanliness,bed confort and room quality. Good location,very good food.

Posted by , from Houston, TX, USA on Jan 6, 2012

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4 out of 5

Hotel does 360 turnaround

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
I last visited this property about 3 years ago, the effort they have put into renovation process definitely shows. I stayed in a room on 9th floor, very comfortable, the bedding was nice and soft. They are using very fancy amenities from LOccitane en Provence, I was surprised! Breakfast was included, a nice buffet of fruit and bread and others, and an omelette made to order. I used wireless internet access both from my room and cafeteria with no problem, was able to work fine. Its centrally located and much nicer that it was.

Posted by , from San Jose, Costa Rica on Oct 19, 2011

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1 out of 5

Avoid this place

This place is a dump, the photos shown have no similarity with the real rooms, there is no furniture, but for a tiny nightstand, no lamps, no decorations at all, the room feel like you are sleeping in a morgue. it says there is a gym on the premises, this is not true, the fitness facility is in another Riande hotel The servicei is terrible, at the restaurant they serve something that barely resembles food, I have never seen a more misleading set of photos t advertise a property. Forget about wifi, I paid * USD for 24 hour connection but it didnt work neither in the room nor at the lobby.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010

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5 out of 5

Great Services ,Great People I Recomended To Any one.

The Hotel was Excellent The Location was great to go any where, Restaurant, Disco,Shopping The Hotel Staff was Great. I recomend The Riande Granada Hotel and Casino I will go back again. Thanks to every one there.

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009

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3 out of 5

Last Resort Stay

If you have other choices then stay away! If are use to the conveniences of microwaves, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, free internet, and free locals with your room, then stay away. If you would like to do your own laundry, then bring a washer and dryer with you, because it is expensive here. They charge by the piece, like underwear $1.60 a piece. If you are okay with the above then you should enjoy your stay. The staff was excellent and they get major props from me, but everything else gets thumbs down.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2009

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4 out of 5

okay stay

breakfast was the bom, fresh friuts every day,room cleaned every day,bathroom was a bit shabby but it was clean,enjoyed my stay

Posted by on Sep 26, 2008

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2 out of 5

family emergency

this hotels needs major major remodel. the rooms are outdated and sad. the bed was hard and the bedding was stain and dirty. the loby and the casino are the best part of the hotel. the staff is nice but the hotel in general is horrible for the kind of money that they are asking for. you can get a better deal for way less in panama city. this hotel is one of the worst hotel that i have ever stayed in panama city. the only good thing about the hotel is the location. please do not stay in this hotel.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2008

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2 out of 5

family emergency

This is one of the worts hotels that i have ever stayed in panama city panama. i was there from 2/17/08 to 02/20/08 and it was horrible. the room needs a major update. the room was a good size but it was so sad at the same time. the bed was hard and the bedding were stain and dirty. the staff of the hotel were ok. the bathroom looks like a bad public bathroom. the pbest feature of the hotel are th elobby and the casino. the pool is nice but it will have been nice for them to have a small setion for kids. i will never go back to this hotel ever again. i have stayed in many hotel in panama city and this one rank at the top 10 of bad hotels in my list. please do not visit. you can get bettter hotel for what they want in panama city.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2008

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4 out of 5

Comfortable, Convenient Choice

My daughter & I enjoyed our stay. The staff was most helpful, although I would recommend flagging down your own cabs, rather than asking staff to call a cab, as it is significantly more expensive when they do it!\n We did not encounter one disagreeable staff member, our room was spotless, the food at Divas restaurant and the breakfast buffet were both great.\n I can't believe some of the previous travellers' comments - either the complainers spent time there before improvements, or Americans in general are just high-maintenance.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2007

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Property Features

Riande Granada Urban Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Event space at this hotel measures 1188 square feet (110.4 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Riande Granada Urban Hotel. An area shuttle within 80 km and a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours are available for a fee. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Riande Granada Urban Hotel was completed in April 2013. This Art Deco Bella Vista hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 136 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 1188 sq ft of conference space
  • 110.4 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1962
  • Bar by the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) (22.9 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Train station: Panama City Passenger Station (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Iglesia del Carmen Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle within 80 km available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Riande Granada Urban Hotel offers 136 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and designer toiletries. Each accommodation is individually decorated. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Solo Restaurante - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Biergarten - Overlooking the pool and garden, this gastropub specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: PAB 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between PAB 15 and PAB 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: PAB 15 per person (one way)
  • Extended parking fee: PAB 7 per night
  • Pet fee: PAB 20 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Granada Urban Hotel
  • Hotel Riande Granada
  • Hotel Riande Granada Urban
  • Hotel Urban Granada
  • Riande Granada Urban
  • Riande Granada Urban Hotel
  • Riande Granada Urban Hotel Panama City
  • Riande Granada Urban Panama City
  • Riande Urban Granada
  • Urban Hotel Granada
  • Riande Granada Hotel Panama City
  • Riande Granada Urban Hotel Panama/Panama City

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.