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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
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    3 of 5 stars
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Valencia, Venezuela
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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tennessee
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48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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19 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Colon, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Staff is Awesome!!! When you call the front desk they answer in Spanish, when you speak in English , They convert to English in a flash. Monkeys are around the property.All the staff have been helpful and pleaaent. This place is a gem. History Schools of Americas in the 70's and 80's a hospital during WW2. The pool is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

The Museum is well worth a visit, the viewing tower is fascinating especially when a ship comes in to Lock. We found security a bit Lax, but, hey! It's Panama! We also went on Lake Gatun which is part of the whole system. We rode the Zip Line here over the lake. GREAT FUN!

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