Being aware of the rainy season in Panama, we could not find until March 2012 for Royalton Panama All Suites Resort (now Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca). Being first timer to Panama we were excited and apprehensive. Landed at the airport and boarded a transfer bus, while our luggage was taken by a truck. Royalton was 2 1/2 hours away, via crowded and slow mountain highway. First we were impressed by the fresh looking new Resort, except that “suites” were just hotel rooms, no match with the description that led many Canadian to jump on the deal. Whole line of customers complaining about their assigned rooms were at the front desk, so were we at the end of the line. However, Manager and her desk staff did their best to please everyone. We had to change room twice until we found an acceptable solution. Thereafter, there was no complaint.
The Resort comprised of three blocs, arranged in U shape, all with balconies and very refreshingly appealing. Central garden is a beauty to enjoy, water channels in a very artistic design and modern furniture and decorations all over.
Buffet Restaurant was pleasant, lots of variety in salads, fruit and desert and hot dishes at lunch and dinner. Specialty restaurant was well appointed and pleasing, food was very good. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were clean and well supplied with bathroom amenities. Two trips: “Valle d Anton” and “Panama Canal & the Colonial City” were very informative and enjoyable. We strongly recommend to all visitors to Panama.