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Melia Panama Canal

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Antigua Escuelas De Las Americas | Lake Gatun, Colon, Panama
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we stayed at the Melia. The area has little to offer but the Melia. The food was always fresh and amazing. Coffee from a machine, but tasty. Omelet and carving stations, excellent table service when it's not overcrowded. The property needs attention. Windows need cleaning, the elevator doors need some stainless steel cleaner, and the property needs landscaping attention... More 

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Panama City
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful clean, gothic style hotel. Amazing landscaping, pool and free kayaking on the lake if staying there. Didn't realize they had zipline or canal tours available. Would have liked that. Breakfast was great. Room service prices, food and service was terrible! Worst i have ever had. Drinks at bar were outlandish! No alcohol abuse issues while staying there. Please put... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice installations, food not so varied but aceptable. Service is very good and personnel at the hotel are all very efficient. They also have very good connections to get to see the canal and the colon area as well

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Hercules, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It may remind you of a Spanish mission when you enter the high-ceiling lobby, complete with a cross. My niece and nephew thought it looked creepy. The helpful bellhop told me used to be the School of the Americas where Noriega and maybe even Hugo Chavez studied. This story hasn't been confirmed though. When we got to our room I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a very nice location that sits right on Gatun Lake. The interior is impressive. There is a small gift shop with snack and a very small exercise room. The pool is huge and very nice. There are boats and excursions to go out on the lake to view the wildlife. The only downside would be that it is... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed in the condos, it took us a few days to figure out the air conditioning and dehumidifier, but once we did the room was great. Very roomy and comfy. Kitchen well stocked for four people. Caution on the pull out bed in the living room, they are directly on the floor so if you are older getting in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been here on many occasions and had a good time. It's a very different story this time, the pool is very dirty and the service is appalling. When you ask for anything you get really bad attitude and rudeness. The A/C didn't work the room the room had a really bad smell. The food was awful cold and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We rented one of the "condos" with a kitchen and two bedrooms, living room, two baths, and patio. The facility was quite clean. The kitchen was very poorly stocked. We tried for 4 days to get something besides s soup pot, a frying pan of some sort. Never got it. We spoke to another guest who had problems with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Got an opportunity to stay here for one night. Location of hotel is far away from the city hustle and hence if you like silent locations this is the one. Property interiors are good and antique style, however not much impressed with food quality.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Drive an easy hour away from Panama and you will feel you flew 8 hours into the Brazil Amazon! You can just relax at the pool with a pinia colada or take a tour around the lake or join any of their outdoors activities. We were there for a weekend family gathering were "nothing to do" but relax was our... More 

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