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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 4 June 2012

I spent a weekend in the Melia Panama Canal, and given the price ($80) it was very good. The price was for a king-size bedroom, and included free wifi, breakfast, large safe, large bathroom, use of facilities like the pool area (very large and clean), kayaks (used it to go around the Gatun Lake), gym, etc. The best part is...

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4Thank Steven C
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Best choice ever. I'd been to Colón with my girlfriend just for a night and we love that place. Nice breakfast, nice swimming pool, nice sight... Unfortunately, Colón city doesn't have a good structure to receive tourists. In my opinion, this hotel is the best choice around. The ONLY PROBLEM I had was when I received my credit card bill....

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1Thank italobarbosa
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I recently stayed here while touring the area. It is located on a lake and surrounded by lush vegetation. The grounds are beautiful and quiet . Service was slow checking in but no real problems. The room was spacious and clean and very attractive with painted tiles decorating the floor. The mattress was old and lumpy as were the pillows....

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2Thank maptrotter62
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We got in at 5.30 pm and nobody seems to see us. Staff at the front desk were very busy doing nothing, had no attention to us. No one to help us with luggage. Rooms are old fashioned. Fridge does not work, ice melting with a lot of water on the floor. Curtain dirty etc. etc Staff asked to repair...

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5Thank cees706
new york city
Reviewed 11 March 2012

The setting is beautiful. The condo we stayed in was very nice & the bed, great. It's good to have a kitchen if you are here. And, it would be a difficult stay if you had no car and no Spanish. For many people, it might be wiser to stay in Panama City and just do excursions up to Colon....

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1Thank nycger
Salinas, California
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Great place to stay and a very nice restaurant. Really enjoyed dancing to the band in the lounge after dinner. Be sure to walk the grounds, we saw a sloth up in one of the trees by the boat dock.

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1Thank OakHillsFrank
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We spend only one night here. Got in at 4:30 and there was nothing to do except swim, but there were no towels. The pool is really nice and the interior of the hotel pretty. The rooms are not very nice--battered and uncomfortable. Admitedly our Spanish is poor (our fault) and the only hotel worker who spoke English recommended a...

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2Thank kareno425
usa
Reviewed 8 February 2012

This property is not at all what was described to us. We stayed in one of the condos. We were told multiple restaurants on site - only one and the food was terrible! Casino had been closed for a year. Very remote and could not get a taxi on Sunday!!! Several days we could not get pool towels for a...

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2Thank ginnyBeamer
Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 28 January 2012

OK. The bad: The other reviewers are right. Staff is absolutely horrible on customer service that goes for check-in and the overpriced restaurant. Slow beyond belief. The restaurant food- skip for dinner and lunch. And the trip to the hotel will take you through a darn right, roll up the car window and lock it, don't stop, slummy area. The...

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4Thank C J
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Dear all, I am writing because I've never been so dissapointed in my life. When you see the photos of this hotel you imagine a beautiful and clean hotel by the lake. We made reservations for last week and we had to run away to Panama City. Unfortunatelly the hotel is abandoned, the restaurant smells like sewage and our room,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: €55 - €119 (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
Melia Panama Canal Colon
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“Do NOT get room #s 1111, 1113, 1112, or 1114. You are directly above the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Nholt769, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not take room 1111!!!! West end is quieter. Corner room large and if on south, sunny”
 of 5 bubbles JoeH65043, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We booked a room on the lake, arrived early and accepted room overlooking pool, excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles NTVBOB, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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