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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Isla Colon, Panama
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Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Isla Colon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014
laurence_baird San Jose, Costa Rica
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
132 helpful votes 132 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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Place is well located but so are others in the area. Service is just poor, food average. We came across Island Plantation in our travels and will stay there next time. There are better values in the area. Front desk didn't know much beyond the three tours offered by the hotel. Also, the 'spa' is anything but. It consists of... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed here for a night and we agree with the majority of other reviews. The rooms are really nice, although musty. The view and pool area are beautiful! Great for families and small children. The problem is the service. The staff acts annoyed to help you. The front desk people were rude and acted very put out that we... More

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

Dear TNors, Your comments are important to us. We regret that we did met exceed your expectations during your recent visit to Bocas del Toro. We have noted your observations and have communicated them to the corresponding departments. Bocas del Toro is a place with natural beauty and warm welcoming people. Our associates strive to feel our guests at home.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had the airport transfer to my hotel it seems they only had one pick up truck with a capacity of 4 people only. And there were more people waiting, the driver sent us on a public mini bus to the hotel and suddenly dissapeared. Thank God the hotel staff kindly paid for the public bus. The room I had,... More

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

Dear Pty_23, We appreciate the comments regarding your recent visit to our property and Bocas del Toro . Thank you for your preference. We are glad you liked our clean rooms with large, comfortable beds. We regret the inconvenient during transportation as our large 30 passenger shuttle bus was on routine maintenance. Our associates strive to make it up Bocas... More

Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family of 5 recently stayed here and I would recommend as the property is lovely! But, skip the restaurant bar over the water and go in to town to eat. Wait staff messed up all the orders and served the food so slowly that most of the time one of the five had food to eat. Quality was terrible.... 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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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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