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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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  • Janie W : Boston, Massachusetts
Charming hotel but lacks attention to service

We stayed here as part of a group tour for two nights. This is a rehabbed old US military building (we heard it was a hospital) and has some really beautiful touches - nice tiles, expansive halls, nice large comfortable room. The buffets were very good - beautiful and tasty foods. It looked like they were feeding hundreds but not many were there. We did not get to take advantage of the grounds so I cannot write about them. I was disappointed in their attention to service and details. On our arrival, we were short on towels, and it took an hour to get them. After our first day out touring, we came back around 3, and our whole group had been checked out - none of our keys worked. Once back in the room, I was hoping to shower - no towels at all. It took three calls and an hour, and the woman came with two washcloths in her hands. Some of our co-travelers said it took hours to get coffee. The room was very dark - no lighting on the side with the dresser. There was a musty smell in some of the hallways. One of the hallway elevator buttons didn't work - you had to push the up to get it for going down. So overall, it looked really nice, but it felt like once a room was touched in the AM, that was it. No more service, no matter what. The bed was clean, the food was good, there were no bugs, and it was OK to stay there, but just an average place.

  • Fred G : Warrington, PA

Stayed as part of a tour. Service was grand. Both dinner and breakfast was excellent and service was exemplary. Place was sparkling clean. People were helpful. Pool was tremendous. Wish that we could have stayed longer.

  • diego F r :
Nice hotel and good breakfast

I was only one night there and overall the place looks good in terms of room quality and infrastructure including the pool area. For improvement I would say better night activities for guests and specially in the bar area. It can be very boaring. Room is big and comfortable, the same as the bathroom. The receptionist are great and provide full support for all activities you may want to do nearby.

  • MMLINPTY : Panama City, Panama
Relax and 0 stress

I have to recognize, that the hotel, made efforts to improve the quality of the entire hotel..Check in, fast and without queuesRooms with air conditioning, in good condition and tubs.Activities for children all day * clowns, pintacaritas, paints, dance shows, DJ music.Delicious food, best of all all inclusive in Panama.They improved in the attention.Area of hammocks, very good. Large and clean pools.We went to the carnivals of PanamaI woukld recommended, and be sure Ill be back

  • John W : Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Melia Panama Canal Hotel - Nice!

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.

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
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  • 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.