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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

Isla Colon, Panama
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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort
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Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Isla Colon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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34 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Boerne, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The service staff at Playa Tortuga were all very friendly and accommodating. We had a few minor "issues" with our room, but they were immediately addressed to our satisfaction. And, Ceci is a treasure! She runs the front desk and without failure, she cheerfully helped us with everything we asked of her. It was my wife's birthday and Ceci helped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place to stay. No swimming at their beach but you can find a public beach very close. Staff is great, friendly people, trying to please. There is a private Botanic garden in walking distance. Eat at restaurants on the beach or in town.

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Madrid, Spain
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29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Probably one, if not the most luxurious hotel in Isla Colon, however rooms are dated and need a revamp. The beds are really comfy no complaint there. What I've found a little annoying was the service from the staff: they don't seem to care too much about the guests and requests for drinks and food take ages to be served,... More 

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