Melia Panama Canal

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The Melia Panama Canal is located on the shores of Gatun Lake, 10 minutes from the Free Trade Zone of Colon. Great location for eco-tourism.

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  • George K : Atlanta
Jungle Retreat

I am giving this hotel five stars for the personal service provided by all of the staff, the comfort of the rooms, the architectural elegance, the variety and quality of the food provided in a remote jungle location. Interacting with the staff made us feel comfortably at home. The rooms are ample with high ceilings and comfortable beds. The swimming pools are large with refreshing, fresh water. While aged, the hotel has a stately Spanish Colonial decoration. The restaurant provides an ample variety of simple but well prepared food in a buffet format. The house wine and local beers are an added benefit. Even though this hotel appears to be isolated, it is an excellent location to visit the Panama Canal, Spanish forts and churches as well as Gatun Lake. It does not have the variety of activities, restaurants and bars that normally characterize an "All Inclusive Resort". Maybe there is not enough attention to the details of maintenance. However, the historical significance, tropical ambiance, and personal service, make this hotel a great value for the reasonable price.

  • Anthony J. D :
NEVER AGAIN! They stole my money! They are thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I booked a night recently for December 7 2016 and the operator booked the room for November 7 2016 by mistake. I immediately called reservations back (within 30 seconds of receiving the confirmation email) and was told there was nothing they couId do. I did not want a refund I just wanted the hotel to change the date from November 7 to December 7. I had to send an email requesting a date change. Obviously I did not receive a positive response to my request. In addition when I didn't show up on November 7 2016 they charged my credit card a 100% penalty for not showing up on the wrong date. My advise to anyone who is contemplating staying at this hotel is DON'T STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Buyer beware! Shame on you if you even contemplate staying at any Melia brand!

  • ktw53721 : Los Angeles, California
Worth Staying Here

It is well worth it to stay a night in this lovely old property which has a very nice atmosphere. It's nice to wander through the hotel, focusing on the architectural details. We had three buffet meals at the hotel, all of which were very good. The rooms are large and comfortably furnished. A drawback of the hotel is that it is not near to any mini-markets or restaurants. The grounds of the hotel are a magnet for birds.

  • Therese G : Victoria, Canada
Nice place but strong scents in rooms!

This place has nice rooms but whatever cleaning products are used are extremely strong, making for a rather unpleasant olfactory experience! Other than that it has a nice dining room with good food (although the dining room servers were pretty serious and not very friendly). The front desk staff were more pleasant. The main appeal is the pool/deck area which is really outstanding.

  • Marcia H : San Jose, California
A Stunningly Beautiful Old Hotel Surrounded by Lovely Gardens and Water

This hotel is a truly lovely old property with a magnificent front entrance area, lovely dining room, huge pool area and beautiful walkways with a variety of tropical vegetation. Our room was spacious with a high ceiling and nice appointments. The bathroom was perfect.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 Meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, select international brands)
  • Kids club (4-12 yrs)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Non-motorized water sports
Available for additional charges:
  • Fishing (fee)
  • Deep sea fishing (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Bicycle rental (fee)
  • 285 rooms
  • 1 A la Carte
  • 2 bars
  • Casino (fee)
  • 2 pools
  • Shops (fee)
  • Medical Services (fee)
  • Gym/ Fitness Centre
  • Spa (fee) 
Deluxe Room:
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Air Conditioned
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access (fee)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Mini Bar
  • Laundry Service (fee)
  • Maximum occupancy 4, up to 3 adults  
For the Kids - Children's Section in Main Pool and Kids Club.
Bonus - Complimentary welcome drink in lobby bar and Casino credit of $15 USD per passenger per stay.

Honeymoon Bonus - Fruit basket and bottle of wine or champagne in room upon arrival, Room upgrade (subject to availability), Guest must show prove of marriage upon registration (Minimum 3 night stay required).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Melia Panama Canal
Antigua Escuelas De Las Americas Lake Gatun, Colon Panama

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.