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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014
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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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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CONNECTICUT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My friend stayed here this past week ,she was very comfortable,,huge room ,wonderful service,we ate in the restaurant ,delicious food,,good service,,elvis is great ,,,the front desk people are awesome,,veronica,julio,seas ,i am forgetting all of the names ,each person was very helpful,,Jackie you run a wonderful hotel,the pool is so beautiful,,my friends room overlooked the ocean ,she thoroughly enjoyed her stay... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Since there are not much luxury choices here in Bocas, this seems to be the next good thing. Its decent. Property looks nice with a great ocean view and inviting pool. Rooms are not bad and bathrooms are very basic like something you'd find it hostels, nothing fancy or anything. Some staff are nice and attentive, some couldnt care less.... More

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Lancaster, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you're looking for luxury in American terms this isn't it. HOWEVER this is in Panama and you don't see a lot of luxury here. The rooms were clean, staff was nice and surprisingly spoke some pretty good English as well !!! I was very comfortable here. If I ever get to visit Isla Colon again, I'd stay here. Food... More

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DENVER
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The hotel itself is pretty outdated but decent... Come with Medium Expectations and you will be OK, but come expecting LUXURY and you will be disappointed. Hotel is about 10 min from city ($2 by taxi per person) and POOL is the HIGHLIGHT for sure! If you want Beach this is not the spot but we are more into POOLS... More

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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This could have been an ok to nice hotel, but the staff are generally unfriendly and uninterested, with some exeptions. The tour guy is pure fraud, dont buy any trips from him, if he is interested in selling you any trips at all. Find another alternative in Bocas is my recommendation. The pool area is nice though.

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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you have kids it is the most convenient hotel in Bocas. Good size pool and small game room help with unpredictable Bocas weather. Food and drinks menu are very basic. Not much charm but good views from the rooms. Only drawback is distance from town - about 10 min by taxi. Hotel shuttle available but not as often as... More

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Scharbeutz, Germany
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60 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

While the name of the hotel might imply a typical beach front location it is true, there is a beach but not one you would want to spend time on to go swimming. Instead the hotel has a nice pool to relax in the afternoon after taking a tour to explore the nicer beaches and neighboring islands of Isla Colon... More

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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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