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4.2 out of 5

"The property is well maintain. The food is of poor quality. Same dishes on the restaurants that offer buffet. It has 9 restaurants that only 3 and 1 b ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 22 Aug 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Playa Blanca

On the beach

You'll find Farallón Beach and Santa Clara Beach within a 15-minute walk of this Rio Hato property. Also, La Casa de Lourdes Outdoor Spa is within 2 miles (3 km) and Playa Blanca is within 6 miles (10 km).


A marina, 8 restaurants, and 7 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 8 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

Standard Room, Balcony, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$201* Per night/room Mar 1 - Mar 2

Standard Room, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
The property is well maintain. The food is of poor quality. Same dishes on the restaurants that offer buffet. It has 9 restaurants that only 3 and 1 buffet are open for dinner. Surprising no sea food, but plenty of chicken. Noise. The walls are so so thin. Do not waste your money on "ocean view" rooms. No such thing. One recommendation if you are planning for an "all inclusive" in Panama. Do not spend more than $500 or $600 top. A red flag was not see to any out of country tourists, only people for Panama. Mostly big families. They mentioned plenty of bars, not true. Only keep one open near the pool. Big lines to get a drink. No servers at all. The entertainment is karaoke and some dancers from 8-10pm. Pay the transportation offered by the hotel which is $35 per person. Taxi from $100 to $120, to rent a car for a day to be drop at the resort around $180. I was there only 3 day and I had never been so eager to leave. For being one of the pricey resorts, not worth it. I will never stay ever stay in any hotel with this name.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 25, 2022 by Royal Decameron Panama - Customer Service Team

Thank you Ricardo for your feedback, we are very sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations on the service. We invite you to approach to any of our staff to get more assistance, once we had during your stay at least 6 restaurants open daily for dinner, beside the snacks, 5 pools open from 6, we are taking corrective actions to continuously improve our guests experience. We are looking forward to your next visit to our hotel in order to ensure the best experience for your vacations.

1 out of 5
First the price for all exclusive is not true so I paying for a vacation package doesn’t exist as you check in so is not worth paying so much money and is nothing what is advertising in the website and wifi is bad not signal at all and they don’t provide a business center to look for any flight changes or print papers like covi test very bad me personal I’m in Hospitalyties business so I’m very disappointed of the money I pay ???….

Posted by on Feb 17, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 18, 2022 by Royal Decameron Panama - Customer Service Team

Thank you Digna for let us know your valuable feedback, we keep making improvement daily in order to provide a better experience, we sorry that our business center is closed for healthy reason but we always are more than glad to assist you with any assistance that you required, we checked it out with the staff involved and we are taking corrective actions.

2 out of 5
This is like a cruise ship on land. Subpar unlimited food and drinks but without the great customer service I have experienced in cruise ships. The actual resort room and facilities were clean but the beach was not. This beach side resort gives out plastic straws to guests with every drink and you end up finding most of these plastic straws in the sand and eventually in the beach. This is extremely disappointing considering its 2019 and everyone knows the harm this causes. Further, staff friendliness was hit or miss, you had some really friendly people and then some straight up "comemierdas" i.e. stuck up staff. For the price, I highly do NOT recommend staying here and would not stay here again even if they offered it for free. Go stay at El Valle or somewhere nice and relaxing for half the price.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 27, 2019 by Carlos Arias

I would like to begin by thanking you for sharing your experience at DecameronPanamá. It is very important for us to learn firsthand about our guest's perception of the quality of the service we offer and our facilities. I am terribly sorry to read that your experience was not up to your expectations. We do our best effort every day to ensure all our guests have the best possible vacation, and we regret if we were not able to deliver. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Your comments are very important to us as it will help us a better knowledge of your needs and will allow us to improve our services. I will share your comments with our team. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to host you again and fulfill your expectations. Best Regards, Carlos Arias. Manager Decameron Panamá

5 out of 5
Super, we enjoyed every day. Food was excellent, great selection of fresh fruits, salads, meats, fish. Service was excellent, the staff reminded us of "ants"in a colony making sure everyone was taken care off. They were always smiling. Evening activities were excellent, we enjoyed the movies, and the shows. We did not visit the casino not the discotheque at late night (after 11 pm); we had full days so we needed to rest.

Posted by on May 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2018 by Carlos A.

Dear traveler. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I am sure that all our hotel staff enjoyed attending to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Beware!

2 out of 5

Disappointing Experience

Pros: Pools are big and beautiful, rooms are plenty of space.
Cons: Food quality could be better, tematic, Pacifica and Atlantis restaurants have opportunity to improve.
Location: We explore a bit nearby (Coronado and Penonome) unfortunately there not much to do.
Royal Decameron Panama facility is plenty of stairs to go to pool, restaurants or beach only few rooms are located at same level of beach and recreational areas. Hotel staff is friendly and welcoming even though there are many activities you can not do it in All Inclusive hotel as an example you can not carry snacks to the beach or pools. Food quality could be better, tematic restaurants have opportunity to improve. Hotel vans and cars run at high speed in roads full of adults and kids walking around, beware of any hotel client accident. My comments are based on five days stay during february 2018 with a five people group.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 26, 2018 by Decameron Panama

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. All your comments are essential to improve our service.

5 out of 5

horray panama

the most emaculate grounds of any resort - the trees and gardens were all perfectly manicured! as well as the beach with the thached huts were amazingly teriffic! we were concerned about the rain but it just rained on the way there back; otherwise we enjoyed 3days of perfect sunshine! everything was very well laid out with the pools, bars, and resturants - enough room for eveyone, never felt crowded and always had what you wanted near by! the water sports (ask for denis) were great - went on an awesome deep sea fishing, parasailing, and jetskiing without a hitch! drinks were flowing freely and casino was small but lots of fun. cute authentic market just down the road! we were a little worried because the only a/c was a small room unit - but it was more than sufficent - didn't even have it on most of the time! only caution would be the bathroom was that of 3 star resort (slightly dirty, don't use the shampoo/conditioner/soap) and everything else was def 5stars! advise taking the shuttle from the airport - driving a rental car was scary!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010

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2 out of 5

Not what it's made out to be.

Stayed here Aug. 2010. Out in the boonies. Two hours from the Capital. To far from anything interesting to do. Food was tasteless and not comforting. The staff could care less about the guests, just doing their job and nothing more. If your idea of fun is eating without any taste and laying in the beach. I guess this would be wonderful for you. Will not stay here again. Will not recommended and stay in the capital where you have more options to do things.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010

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3 out of 5

Hotel stay

The checking process was very slow,we got there after 3 p.m after a long drive and the room were not ready. The beds in the new building are better than the old ones, they could had more choices of the king bed, because the double beds are very small. I had to move because the A/C in my room was not working but they were very apologetic about it. Beside all that it's a nice place to stay, plenty of thinks to do, beautiful beach, good food, could used a little improvement in the disco, the karaoke should be out.

Posted by on May 31, 2009

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel

Clean, world class food, excellent service, beautyful location in great area

Posted by on May 4, 2009

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5 out of 5

Awesome Vacation

We went in February and it was the best vacation. The hotel had pools and restaurants all over the place. It would be a perfect location for a family vacation. We had good meals at most of the restaurants and the rooms were just fine.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009

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About the Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive

Location KM 115 Carretera, Rio Hato, Cocle

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

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

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing


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

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Miniature golf
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis lessons
  • Premium/non-domestic alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Premium/imported alcoholic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Miniature golf not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Snorkeling not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All meals included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Scuba lessons included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas. Cool off in one of the 7 outdoor swimming pools at Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive, and enjoy amenities like a marina and a children's pool. There are 8 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 8 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers outdoor tennis courts, a garden, and a terrace. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Rio Hato property is smoke free.

  • 606 guestrooms or units
  • 8 dining venues
  • 8 bars or lounges
  • 5659 sq ft of conference space
  • 526 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 7
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive offers 606 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

El Canal - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Café Med - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Cayuco - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Atlantis and Pacificko - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

El Pilon comida panameña - This poolside restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court and a marina are featured at the property. 7 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages on beach


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • One child stays free
  • Car recommended
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 2
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort Villas All Inclusive Rio Hato
  • Royal Decameron Golf Beach Villas All Inclusive Rio Hato
  • Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive Rio Hato
  • Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive Rio Hato
  • Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive
  • Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • All-inclusive property Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive
  • Royal Decameron Panama All Inclusive Rio Hato
  • Royal Decameron Golf Beach Resort Villas All Inclusive
  • Royal Decameron Golf Inclusive

You should know

  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.