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Tortugal

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Tortugal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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West Linn, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, nice rooms and very friendly staff. The rooms are nicely priced and the staff is very helpful. The food is very tasty and the whole ambiance is very laidback. I strongly recommend this place!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tortugal River Lodge is just an amazing hostel, close to Rio Dulce town (5 min by lancha) and in the middle of beautiful nature. Kayak rental is free for guests and it's a 20 min ride to the Spanish Castello. I stayed in a private room with shared bathroom and this was probably the best room I have had during... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large group of us stayed here for two nights as part of our tour. We weren't sure what to expect when they lead 8 of us girls off to stay together (we were worried it was a dorm) but we were gobsmacked where we were taken to our own treehouse at the end of the marina which was on... More 

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Guatemala
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For a backpacker, this place feels like luxury! The bamboo-style structures over the water put you in mind of much more expensive Caribbean resorts. For $14 a night, the open-air dorms are lovely. We stayed in the 4-bed ranchita. Everything is clean, the beds are comfortable and have nice linen. They provide you with a fluffy towel (absolute joy after... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is an island where most berth their boats for shower facilities and meals. Our housekeeping is clean but the lights are dim. However there were cockroaches hiding within the bamboos near the living room table and also in the toilet. I told the lady boss and she said she will get it treated by a repellent while we go... More 

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Milan, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have been here a long time ago but I still want to do this review because I really remember with much happiness. New Year was not celebrated with the classic party but it was a very special situation ... beautiful dog jefe

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Victorville, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

River lodge on the river. Take water taxi to lodge and marina. We had to call ahead to order lunch in advance since restaurant is not setup for large groups. We had 15 people in our tour group. Food was good to very good and beer was cold (full bar). Lots of swimming & kayak options at lodge. The restaurant... More 

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PORT ALBERNI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was a wet couple of nights but the sun peeped out during the day. Built on pilings and incorporating a good sized marina there was always something to see when sitting in the dining/bar area. The accommodations vary from small chalets to a tree house like area. All individual comfortable and well lit. My room had a particularly well... More 

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