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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2011

Stayed two nights before a cruise (APRIL 2009) - a beautifully situated hotel with three pools and on the Gatun (TV old but hey I didn't go half way around the world to watch TV anyway) - the room was fairly basic but then it was value for money - clean and a lovely view. Food was good and good...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 December 2011

This hotel is nice and Peaceful!!! Not much to do. Has a nice lake behind it with a big alligators/crocodile in it. Lots of birds and other wildlife. Pretty safe area. Nothing special about this place other than its close to the Panama Canal. It only took me 10 minutes to drive there. Its a must see!!! Amazing! Breakfast and...

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Reviewed 7 November 2011

As a panamanian I visit this hotel on local holidays mostly because my family loves it, but have some comments: GETTING THERE As someone else said, don't go if you don't have a car The place is not easy to find, some banners on the roads but a couple of turns you have to guess to get to the hotel....

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3Thank Reymontero
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 October 2011

the hotel had some wonderful features, the staff was friendly(better to no spanish), but the tours not very organized and cost a small fortune..the kayaking on the lake is great (no tour guides and free) we pulled our boats onto some of the islands..lots of monkies,parrots,tucans and even sloths..The hotel is not located near anything except a local hiking and...

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1Thank sandie b
Salisbury
Reviewed 7 October 2011

This is not a 5-star hotel as their website says. It's not even a 4-star hotel. It's barely a 3-star for the following reasons: SERVICE - at check-in the woman behind the desk didn't smile or even say hello - long tedious introduction to everything by the bell boy (I thought he was going to explain how the toilet worked)...

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3Thank Stuart_J216
panama
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The site of the hotel is beautiful. The rainforest and Gatun Lake as backdrops is awe inspiring. The pool area is beautiful. But then you get to the rooms...and if you are lucky, you get one that has been renovated. My room had full-size beds with thin mattresses and an old-fashioned tube TV. For the same price, my friends got...

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Galveston, Texas
Reviewed 9 August 2011

I recently came back from the Republic of Panama and stayed for 10 days at the Melia. I heard all these great things about it. It was a dissapointment. Yes individual people here and there were nice and provided good service, however overall the service was just horrendous. I knew that I will never go there when I went to...

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3Thank LolitaGirl
California, USA
Reviewed 26 July 2011

Don´t book it if you don´t have a CAR. Don´t book it if you can´t sleep on very hard mattresses. i requested a soft cover for my mattress for the 2nd night., Don´t stay more than 2 nights. Don´t visit the City Colon, not save even during the day. ´When you take the exit from the freeway connector you pass...

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3Thank MeuterMedia
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 13 January 2011

We stayed 2 nights prior to our cruise departing on January 2. We spent new years eve in the hotel and at the front desk they offered us a package that included new years eve dinner (buffet), beverages and breakfast during our stay. At first it looked like a good deal but the service and organization of the new years...

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7Thank ArtieVandelay
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2011

While the property itself is great, clean and well-maintained the level of service from staff at the front desk and restaurant is very poor and should be an embarrassment to the Melia chain. Rooms were not ready until 4pm and that was only through pressuring front-desk who did not seem in any hurry to do anything nor really care. While...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the shores of Lake Gatún surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation, in the city of Colón (Panama), and a short distance from the Free Trade Zone, the Gatún locks, la Granja, the ruins of San Lorenzo and the beaches, the Meliá Panamá Canal is the best option for discovering Panamá, thanks to its beautiful natural surroundings, its comfortable and complete facilities and the quality of its services. The Meliá Panamá Canal is the perfect setting for living exciting adventure tours, ecotourism, bike rides, canopy and eco walks and hiking so you can admire the exquisite flora and fauna of this unique and idyllic corner of the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Panama Canal

Address: Antigua Escuelas De Las Americas | Lake Gatun, Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Colon
Price Range: $84 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Panama Canal 4*
Number of rooms: 232
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Also Known As:
Melia Panama Canal Hotel Colon
Melia Hotel Panama Canal
Melia Hotel Colon
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“Ask if they have a room with less odour!”
 of 5 bubbles theresegerein, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The villas or higher level floor rooms on the main building. We will see the lake on both sides of the main building anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles Bolota, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the pools - you can hear loud Latin music from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.”
 of 5 bubbles firstlast154974, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It would be nice if they had a community laundry room for these staying multiple days. ”
 of 5 bubbles 45omarp, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the villa could hear the adjacent Discoteca all night long on Friday night.”
 of 5 bubbles rheakerby, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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