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 that it is only 5 minutes off the main Panama-Colon road and 45 minutes from Panama City when using the toll road "autopista". Close-by attractions are the spectacular San Lorenzo fortress, the Gatun locks (Atlantic side of the Panama Canal), San Lorenzo National Park, and the Shearman Shelter Harbor. Service was not great (but difficult to get anything better I guess). I do recommend it for a weekend get-away.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Panama Canal Hotel Colon
- Melia Hotel Panama Canal
- Melia Hotel Colon
- Melia Panama Canal Colon