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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Isla Colon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort for two nights while I was working in the region. Room was clean, comfortable and with excellent views. I fully enjoyed the place and the food in the restaurants. I strongly recommend the strawberry smoothie, I ordered it 3 times!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We looked online for various hotels and thought we would spend a little more for some luxury in Bocas del Toro. We spent more however im not sure we received luxury. The room we were given was at the very end of the hotel away from everything and up 3 flights of stairs with no lift. It was a junior... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You can notice that the owners have invested a lot in the infrastructure. A lot of the locations in the hotel have been renovated and now look just great. The hotel has a restaurant in the main building and another restaurant at some kind of pier. Both of them are great. We booked a package that included breakfast and dinner.... More 

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Fernando_Machado, Director of Operations at Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

ALP, Thanks for your preference! We are glad you enjoyed the hotel facilites, clean rooms and our large swimming pool. Thanks also for comments about your positive experience on our restaurants. We have also noted your suggestions for improvement. Our associates strive to offer guest a warm friendly service. We will share your review with them. Regards, Director of Operations More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I have just experienced the worst breakfast service of a life -time that has involved a lot of travel. Breakfast is advertised as running from 7 to 10am. We contrived to arrive at 9.10am to discover a service area in complete chaos. To be specific there were no cups and saucers; no glasses; no spoons; and the... More 

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Fernando_Machado, Director of Operations at Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

CLS1, Thaks for your preference! You have been very kind to point out several opportunities for improvement for the breakfast service. We regret not having met your expectations. Please note your comments are important and we have forward them to the appropriate people. We also appreciate your kind comments about the hotel's very pleasant setting and outlook . Indeed, Bocas... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for five nights. It has a very nice pool and the rooms were nice if not a bit dated and musty. It is quite far from the main Bocas town but the hotel does offer a free shuttle service through the day. Do not be fooled by the 'private beach' this is a very thin... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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41 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice resort on the island about 10 minutes from the village. About a 30 minute boat ride to get to from the mainland, but well worth it. Rooms are quaint but do not expect a hot shower. The staff are pleasant and helpful with smiles enough to go around. The pool is a good place to sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have stayed here on many occasions. Biggest issue is we sometimes travel with a tiny chihuahua and no one in Bocas takes them including Tortuga otherwise we would always stay here. It's a little overpriced but it's comfortable and has a great big back yard area with good views and decent snacks/drinks. Service in panama is typically poor so... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stayed there August 25-28, 2014. Got a cab driver right away to show up at 10am every morning and take us to Starfish Beach (Playa Estrella), and come pick us up at 3pm. $35 per day (bus would have been $20 per day, but you would have to pay a cab to go into town, wait for the bus, etc.).... More 

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Rochester, New York
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38 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I recently spent two nights at this hotel/resort. We stayed at a small B&B in Bocas prior to the two nights here. It was away from the bustle and noise of Bocas Town and a relief after spending the time there. The hotel offers a free shuttle at least three times each day round trip directly to... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a hotel where the rooms are very large with great views in a unique location. For me the problem with this hotel is the architecture, is so boring and plain in a place that invites to a design that blends with the surroundings. Everything is square and flat. The rooms even-though they have most of the amenities you... More 

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Additional Information about Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Playa Tortuga Hotel And Beach Resort
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Isla Colon
Playa Tortuga Resort Beach
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon

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