Melia Panama Canal
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The hotel is in one of the suburbs of Colon, which is a good thing. Downtown Colon is the pits, though they are making an effort to clean it up. The hotel has a great swimming pool and sits on a peninsula. Not really much to do at the hotel other than to swim. The breakfast was included in the price - decent meal. They have a $25 buffet for dinner, and if you consider a $5 ride to the only area that's decent in Colon, $10++ dinner at one of the restaurants, and then $5 back to the hotel - well, might as well gorge yourself on the all you can eat buffet.Staff was friendly enough, but could use some work on fine tuning the hospitality and making guests feel welcome. Would I stay again - yes. Room was nice - it's built in an old barracks building, I believe. WiFI was decent, room was clean, good hot water.
We enjoyed the good food and drinks in the "all inclusive" package. The only one working hard (and with a big smile) in the restaurant was little Ana, and the hotel needs more employees like her. The hotel management also has to invest on improving the instalations and bring them up to the "Melia" standards.
The hotel is a nice old brick and mortar building. However, there is a very loud disco on the bottom floor that plays way too loud on the weekend. My father's room was directly above it and he couldn't sleep until they stopped playing around 2400. Besides that, the facilities are a little dated and the hotel service (minus the restaurant) is a bit shabby. The restaurant is very good (it's always a buffet), there is no ala carte menu as of February 2017. The hotel pool is very big and accommodating. My father and I sat outside in the pool lounge chairs every night and watched the stars and had a drink, it was a relaxing place to be.
Old School of the Americas building constructed c. 1963. It needs several upgrades today, but is well located and secure and safe place in an area in some distress.No coffee maker in room: no ice bucket, no safe in room 1111, but one in 1121. TV & frig, OK. 1111 is room over the lounge or bar or some music and noise making place and no soundproofing!! Noisey, and on Saturday night, loud.Inter net--wi fi-- very weak and due to construction is not avaliable in much of the hotel--concrete wall. Bed fine, clean, and lots of storage. Bath fine.
After driving thru downtown Colon (by error) we finally reversed direction and followed the signs. This is a converted school/HQ/and hospital building which was the HQ of the US Army Southern Command from 1914 thru 1999 when the US turned over the Canal Zone to the Panama people. Its on a section of Lake Gatun in a beautiful area. Nice pools , etc. However, across the road is the ruins of several buildings of the US Army barracks. The hotel is in the old US Army compound. No coffee pots in the rooms. Breakfast was excellent and included for $130. Dinner each night is a buffet and I gave it an 8. Really really good. Front desk, bellmen, etc. were very gracious, etc. Taxi ride to the Free Zone downtown was only $5 per person and we gladly took it so there would be no stress. We certainly recommend and next time we will stay several nights...Property is in excellent shape!!
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
- 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)
- 1 King or 2 Double beds
- Air Conditioned
- 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
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 CanalPanama,Panama
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Antigua Escuelas De Las Americas Lake Gatun, Colon Panama
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