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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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  • Sleep Quality
    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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Massillon, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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230 reviews 230 reviews
46 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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

Panama, Iowa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Awful!! I got there after 4 pm. At the check in time the reservarion agent told me rhat rhe disco had been closed for almost 8 years!! I asked about that at the time of thereservation and was told that they would have a band. That never happened. Second, when I went up to the room and open the qater... More

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

Dear Sorhay, I'd like to thanks for your comments which we respect and consider as others really helpful. Nevertheless I'd like to explain several points: First, it's not undestable that any travel agent informed you about we'd open any disco, when it's not open since many time. On the other side we didn't receive any comment about brown water. So... More

Puttershoek, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

we had a very pleasant 2 nite stay, good service, very nice pool, only negative is that the hotel is a little quiet. we donot understand the negative reviews, we didnot experience any of it. the hotel is close to the gatun locks, portobello is another nice half day trip

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

Dear Henk001, Thanks for your kind review. It's an honour you've stayed among us and chosen us for your holidays. We're considering your comments concerning as a quiet hotel, despite being located in an absolutely amazing area for relax and enjoy about eco-activites (such as canopy, kayac, boat trip round Gatun Lake, etc) or visit cities as Portobello, San Lorenzo,... More

Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I don't know where to begin...when my husband and I first arrived at Melia with our birding group, we were very impressed. Knowing the building's interesting history as the School of Americas was exciting and our first impression was positive. We pulled up in front of the hotel and were very pleased with the opulent appeal and friendly greeting from... More

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

Dear Jitterbugjamey52, Thanks for your comments concerning to your experience among us. After reading with interest your review I'm so ashamed about all those incidents and I apologize for not being able to give you an appropiate service as we usual make under Meliá's standards. In fact I urgently had an interview with my assistants and responsibles in detailed departments.... More

Reston, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We flew from Virginia and stayed 2 nights at Melia seeking quiet and relaxation from the hectic Carnaval activities in Panama City. We are familiar with the Melia brand from our trips to Europe. My wife and I are seasoned travelers and have been to the Melia Panama Canal many times over the years. The hotel is truly a unique... More

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

Dear JosephM, Thanks for your kind comments...just one point. I wish I stayed here since 9 months, but it's only since January. Anyway, I agree with you about beautiness for the lake, gardens, pools, etc. But JosephM, be sure we're keep working to improve and update rest of areas. Our best reward is knowing about feedback from our guests are... 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*
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On a peninsula in the Gatun Lake, surrounded by marvellous tropical vegetation. Just 8 minutes from the city of Colón and its free trade zone, center of Panama's economical growth. ... more   less 
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