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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 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 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We loved this hotel, the staff is great always looking after you. My husband organized an anniversary dinner for us and the hotel did a great job and an awesome effort to make us feel special. Thanks to Gustavo and Juan, really nice people. Is quite far away from the town but is ok, they offer a free bus which... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Let's start by saying overall this hotel is good and by the looks, probably the best one in town. Bocas del Toro is a developing tourism zone... Lots to go yet compared to other close by locations (such as Costa Rica). Rooms are comfortable and clean in general (showers could get a deeper cleaning, but still OK). If possible get... More 

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Clifton, NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is at best a 3 star hotel on isla colon. While the pool is nice, there is no beach on the property. The rooms are a bit outdated. Don't expect the shower to have hot water or for it to have any real force. The breakfast buffet was nothing short of disappointing. The cereal was stale. Thankfully, they did... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Compared to most hotels and hostels in the islands, Playa Tortuga is more expensive but has good facilities including a swimming pool, free kayaks, nice beach location (though you can't really swim in it), gym, game tables, volleyball court, and more. So you get more but you pay more, so value for money is similar to other places around. The... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I didn't realise but this is apparently the only hotel on the island owned by a large corporation, so you won't be doing Local business many favours by staying here. The impersonal and rude staff at the front desk reflect this. The hotel is run down with some new fittings, the floor in the room was disgusting and the room... More 

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