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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Isla Colon
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is simply not worth the money! Nice rooms and a Nice pool, but thats it! Service level was ansolutely not excisting! We were max 20 people and the same amount of waiters. Even though Nobody asked us if we wanted something! If they did it all happend super slow! The food wasnt good either. If you go to... More 

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Mesilla, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here as there are NO LUXURY Hotels in Isla Colon. This place needs deep cleaning (mold in bathrooms). I guess lack of attention to detail. The overall cleanliness of room was good. Just in need of maintenance. Pool had lots of bugs, bird feathers and debree floating. We had to request the pool be cleaned everytime we used... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice 'resort' although it's not as big as I expected. It's in the bigger of the 4 islands in this area with a population of 5,000. Many restaurants and things to do. The staff Is very friendly and helpful. If we have any question they find out for us right away. The rooms are clean and spacious, but... More 

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Eugene, OR
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I wasn’t going to write a review of this place. I don’t like to write negative reviews. But after more thought, I think it fair to write something. This is not a fancy resort. It is tired. Construction quality is nothing impressive. No fridge in the rooms (not even a dinky $100 small fridge? Something, anything? Come on folks!)?... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The staff is super friendly, the pool is amazing, the bar on the ocean perfect. The rate on the internet was not the rate I received when I checked in. There were 3 of us only one received a free breakfast. They will call you a taxi when you need. It cost $2 per person to go to town (good... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hotel Playa Tortuga is an average hotel and not close to being worth more than 3 stars. The rooms and hotel is dated, and the Junior Suite was nothing impressive. The staff are very friendly but the hotel needs some serious attention to make it a hotel that it can be. The hotel is outside of the town so you... More 

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Boerne, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After lugging our own bags up stairs to the third floor,opened our door to the strong smell of pine-sol . We opened the doors to let it air out,I then noticed a price list of drinks and snacks in the imaginary mini-fridge, a plywood box painted black.No coffee maker,bottled water,No answer when calling room service! Went into the bathroom and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Super comfortable beds // access to water taxis and cabs // staff were kind, delicious smoothies - strawberry was fantastic // our room had an effective AC and I was really happy with the bathroom and shower. I loved our stay here!

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel. Very nice ocean view from our bedroom. Nice pool and good food. the breakfast buffet was ok. No beach at this place, had to walk about 15 minutes to get to the public beach, which again was 2*. We wanted to get to playa bluff, but there was only with taxis we could... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family stayed here March Break for 2 nights. The pool is beautiful the front desk very helpful but stepping into our room the smell of mold greeted us. The mold was so bad in the bathroom that the wood around the door was rotten!!! We opened the patio doors and put the fan on in the bathroom to help... More 

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