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Melia Panama Canal

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Antigua Escuelas De Las Americas | Lake Gatun, Colon, Panama
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to stay at the Mélia Panama Canal for 6 nights in October, during a timeshare week, after a 2 week jaunt through Ecuador. The staff was friendly, the grounds were kept in very good condition, the room (a 1-bedroom) that we had was beautiful and comfortable (although missing a few important amenities, such as a corkscrew,... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed only for 1 night at the Melia Panama Canal, prior to our cruise which left from Colon. The room was very clean and the hotel itself has lots of character. Old buildings, refurbished, comfy beds!! The grounds were nice for wandering around, the lake could use something more, but we were only there for 1 night. Room service... More

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear Jent 1_4, Thanks for your review posted. After Reading it, we've started to help one of our staff who has a lower level of english in order to take clases. Anyway I've checked with our recepctionist because our procedure is that every room service call must be atended through themselves, and they speak perfectly english. So probably your call... More

Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to all the staff members that made our stay the most hospitable ever!..Form Tanishia in the front desk thru the every waiter, bellboy and everyone. Specially all the help provided to our special situation of having 3 babies. Rooms are huge with all the amenities!!

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear Chenteki, It's a pleasure to know your expectations among us were covered and specially bringing your 3 babies. On the other side, your congratulations to Tanisha will be done to her. Please don't hesitate to contact us to welcome you back in your next visit to your home away home in Panamá. Kindest regards Alberto Jerez General Manager Meliá... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We just love our experience, everything was right, delicious food and excellent attention. Lorenzo and Patricia are the cherry on the top. It its receiving manteinance but its ok, you can see the change.

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear FioriTrip, Thanks for spend your holidays among us. We deeply appreciate your review and for sure I'll congratule to Patricia and Lorenzo, which I agree with you are so charm. As you've seen we've made a big improvements but step by step we're following in a process to search a unique service and personalized in the province of Colon.... More

England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We used to go to this place a lot in its early days. Then it went downhill. Someone told us the hotel had been refurbished and it was on its way back to what it was. We went this weekend and it is definitely improving. The customer service is fantastic (better than ever), the pool area is awesome, the food... More

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear PWTPWT, It's amazing hearing from you that your feedback is like past glory is returning to Melia Panama Canal. Concerning to your review, I must say, that, aswell we're working on the Deck to update that área and becoming into an stunning área and landscape. It means that in any case, actually it's posible to make several activities in... More

Massillon, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wanted the walls to talk. This hotel is a renovated school of the Americas. So much history in this area! Breathtaking! The hotel is presently being renovated, as the grounds too. Amazing! Beauty surrounds the hotel(2 other buildings are also in repair.)Main building is situated on lake Gatun, where there is access to this spectacular lake. Monkeys, sloths, birds,... More

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer M, Thanks for your appreciated review. It's so stimulating for us, our updating has been felt for you. I agree with you concerning with the adjective "jewel" to describe this amazing landscape which rounds the hotel. Besides our best effort to improve our service. Specially mention to Lorenzo and Alfonso, which I'm so proud of them, and they... More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Melia Panama Canal hotel is a magnificent hotel situated in Colon, Panama. It's really nice. It's in the middle of a really quiet place sourrended by nature. It's next to a big lake. You can only listen to birds and peace if you're the guest of the hotel. My children loved the big pool!! Gatun Locks are really near and... More

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear Malala15, Thanks for chosing us for your stay and to take time to let us know your experience through this review. I agree with you about the quietness atmosphere surrounded Gatun Lake. Nevertheless at same time we offer a variety of activities not only "in house" (zumba, aquarobic, salsa lessons, live music, etc), but others such as,Hiking, Mountain Bike,... More

Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When visiting Colon, before shopping i stop at the Melia for a breakfast. ..I think it's the best in town a variety of everything you can think of not the ordinary continental breakfast...they have a cook on site who makes your own signature omelette an array of different sausages, cold cuts, cheese's pastry's , bread, tropical and exotic fruits, yogurt,all... More

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear Chantal B, Thanks for your kind comments about our breakfast. Honestly you make an interesting and detailed description. It's a pity you didn't book your room among us, even probably you could score about us higher. But after having a breakfast I'm sure next time you won't miss the chance to discover our treasure in the middle of the... More

Malibu, California
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265 reviews 265 reviews
49 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Check-in with a large group. Front desk clerk greeted us promptly and with a smile and checked-in 44 people as quickly as she could. Her name is Tanisha and she did a terrific job! Staff throughout property were smiling, polite and wanted to make the stay pleasant. I was greeted every time i passed someone. The staff get excellent reviews.... More

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear SanMo, First of all I'd like to thank you for chosing us for your holidays. Your comments about our staff in general, and our receptionist Tanisha in special, are really appreciated and will be given to all of them. Our hotel is in a big updating, and if you could be so kind to send me an email to... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a great place to unwind. The hotel is exceptional. The staff is exceptional. The rooms are spotless and so are the grounds. The pool is amazing. If you are looking for a very quiet place to spend some time I highly recommend this hotel.

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MeliaPanamaCanal, Director General at Melia Panama Canal, responded to this review

Dear Jlg07, Thanks for your kind review concerning to your experience among us. Specially thanks for chosing us. On behalf of the entire staff I'd appreciate your comments and I agree with you about this special and magical place to unwind, due to our facilities and landscapes. Kind regards Alberto Jerez General Manager Meliá Panamá Canal More

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Address: Antigua Escuelas De Las Americas | Lake Gatun, Colon, Panama
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Location: Panama > Colon Province > Colon
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Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Panama Canal 4*
Number of rooms: 285
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