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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009
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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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San Francisco
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

We had the worst stay on the island. There was no customer service and the worst of all the water was not on. The smell from the hotels sewage water was unbearable. When we went on the beach and walked it we noticed that the sewage drains directly into the ocean where we were swimming. It was so gross that... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2009

We had heard this was a 5 star hotel. Well it is more like a 1 star hotel. The pool was nice for one day then the water stopped working in the hotel. We could not even flush a toilet. Then the hotel charged us for drinking water even though the water was off and we had no choice. The... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Beautiful location with a great pool and very nice beach; property has been open less than one year. The rooms are nicely appointed. All have great sea views and terraces. Go for the rooms on the top floor, as they do not have the outdoor lights shining in the room all night long. Staff could use some training as the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

We stayed here mid January for 5 nights and had pretty high expectations before coming. The service in connection with the booking and pre-payment was impeccable and even though we arrived at 10 am the room was ready for us when we arrived at the front desk. Since we were travelling with small kids, we had asked for a room... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

Its definitely larger than the other hotels and may be the only RESORT on the island. its a little removed from town which makes it very quiet. it has all the amenities you would want - pool, bar, restaurant, grill, poolside service, gym. I wouldn't call it a four or five star resort under the traditional expectations of what those... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2008

Don't go. You are better off going to Bocas Town to one of the real vernacular architecture hotels instead of this watered-down imitation of caribbean architecture. At Playa Tortuga service is non-existent, and the menu is monotonous. Some highlights of our stay there: we had to walk from the dok to the front desk carrying all our luggage ourselves in... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

We loved this new hotel. From the moment we were greeted to the moment we left, we were treated courteously and with a smile. And not only that, but the grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and our room (two double beds) was very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Our room was on the first floor, and opened onto a... 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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