We had a very comfortable staying in Riu in June-July 2011. From the point of view of pretty experienced travellers, who enjoyed asian and european 5-stars we can say that Riu meets 5-stars requirements pretty well.
Especially we liked stylish floral design in the rooms and amazing breakfasts, ah...and awesome views from the windows)
I was astonished to read negative review of this hotel and would like to comment on some points. Someone here mentioned "moldy musty smell" in the hotel. Well, to some extent that's true. We felt it in in the rooms. Those huge windows in the rooms are not expected to be opened, so the access of fresh air is not enough, no matter how good the air conditioning systems are..but let's consider that in a tropical country it's hardly possible to create 100% comfortable temperature+humidity inside, isn't it?
Regarding "Capital take away" pastries there were fresh and tasty. Don't be afraid to try them)
All staff speaks english and is very friendly, polite and helpful. E.g., they kindly answered to all my questions about places we needed to find in the city. Room service people picked up phone calls 24/7. Wi-fi was pretty fast which is important for business travellers.
We didn't like much the swimming pool as it's too small and children-friendly depth) But the bar zone by the pool was nice.
All in all, if we need to go to Panama again we will make sure to book to Riu ....
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