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Tortugal

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Tortugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so cool. We stayed in a bungalow and it was a awesome experience. The place is right on the river and has tree houses for multiple guests. Hefe the dog is also so friendly and funny. The food is reasonably priced and very tasty. Staff were friendly and more than accommodating

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Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Things that we liked about Tortugal. My family stayed at Tortugal for a night coming from a tour of Rio Dulce-Livingston and we enjoyed our treehouse room. It has definitely a tropical vibe to it and I personally liked the terrace attached to the room, perfect spot for reading a book and relaxing. They have few books in the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Tortugal was a unique hotel to stay in, in Rio Dulce. Personally we arrived to the hotel by their taxi and that in itself was a fun way to be introduced to the hotel. Being right on the river was wonderful. In the evening and morning their were great views of the river and it almost felt as if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I stayed at this hotel as part of an Intrepid tour, and for one night we got to stay in the open treehouse room. If you're looking for luxury, I wouldn't advise it, but as a backpacker it was such a fun place to stay! In the open air (mosquito nets were provided!) I had such a good night's sleep.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The bungalows are amazing. Lovely hotel to relax in. Didn't even bother to travel to town as the hotel had all I needed. Stayed 2 nights in May 2015. Laundry is reasonably priced and the pool table and tv room make a nice addition. We ran up a tab and paid on leaving so it may be harder to keep... More 

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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed 1 night in the Casita Elegante. It is a 1 bedroom comfortable bungalow with a king size bed, big balconey and views out to the river. After seeing the bungalow we almost wished we were spending a few more days. The bungalow was clean, and private. The location of the Hotel is a little remote as you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Tortugal was fantastic. The rooms are clean & comfortable with nets provided. The shared bathroom was spacious and clean. You're surrounded by the sounds of nature & the little nature trail outside is very pretty. Gorgeous views of the river & a dock to swim out to as well as free use of kayaks. The food in the restaurant is... More 

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Sydney
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went for a trivia night. It was held in a huge room that looked like we were in the jungle. We caught the launcha service there and back which is prompt. They had a special menu for the trivia night but you could also order from the full menu. Food came out fast and was pleasant. The mojito was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

An enchanting stay accessed by launcha halfway between the bridge and San Felipe. Simple rooms with private or shared baths. Some spartan rooms at 100 quetzales. Good food. Good bar. Outstanding staff and a marina with live aboard expats. One mosquito in 5-7 days. Comfortable for those who enjoy a quiet retreat.(though Jake brakes on the bridge are noticeable for... More 

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Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed in torre 1 & 2, which was nice and private with a big deck and seating area...lovely. The hot tub didn't work of course, but this is normal in Guate. Great food and lovely staff. A nice floating dock you can swim to and a pool table upstairs. The only problem was that we took out one of... More 

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