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Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach

5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Urbanizacao da Cabocan, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Ranked #2 of 17 hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
James B St. Helier, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently returned from a 2 week stay at Melia Tortuga and considering it is a 5 star 'MELIA' hotel we were a bit disappointed with the service on occasions. First impressions - no drink/cocktail on arrival which I feel helps to create a warm welcome. Reception staff during check-in were absolutely diabolical, I'm being kind, and did not get any... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The 2 bedroom Apartment was spacious and well equipped. The sea view was also a wonderful bonus. The restaurants were very good and a great selection. The staff could not do enough for you and the management were always around should you have a problem. We will definitely be back...

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Warwickshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a fantastic holiday at The Melia Tortuga Hotel, outside Santa Maria. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite, with 2 bathrooms, decent living area and even a kitchen (not that we needed it). Superb quality rooms and loads of space. The hotel has 4 restaurants, 1 buffet and 3 a la carte. What's great is that, unlike... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in October 2012 and can't fault the place The Hotel, the staff , our room more like a 2 bed apartment ,the swimming pool , the four restaurants which was my favourite , the food was to die for, so much to choose from including a fantastic choice of fruit . Going all inclusive was the jewel in... More

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear 19ROYS60, Thank you for having selected Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to share your holiday experience with us. I am very pleased to read that you and your family have enjoyed your stay with us and that the suite, the hotel facilities, the staff service as well as the... More

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go for a week off. Room? You mean apartment, we stayed in Room 402! It was a two bedroom suite. With two bathrooms, air conditioned and very large. Clean well maintained and great to stay in. Not lots to do outside of sunning yourselves. Quad bikes worth a go, 4 hours you can see the island.... More

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear Nick A, Thank you for having selected Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to review our hotel. I am pleased that you were happy with your suite as well as with the food and beverages that we have to offer. Thank you for your kind comments of the staff, we... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Tortuga beach last June and we have booked to go back in June 14 not only is it the best value holiday we have ever had but the Manager and staff were amazing the food is great and the suites were fantastic Take a walk along the beach to find great sand and sea overall 10... More

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear Grjhughes, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us last June and we thank you for your kind comments regarding our services and our staff. It will be a great pleasure... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from melia tortuga. As it was fresh on our minds, we though it would be good to write a review. The hotel is lovely. It is a lot smaller than the rui's and therefore far more personal. We travelled with Thomson which was ok. We were greeted by Marco and Jose the managers. They also joined... More

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear Martin and Laura, Thank you for having elected Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having set aside some of your time to write about your holiday experience at our hotel with fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. I have enjoyed your description regarding our services and our hotel and I am glad that you have enjoyed... More

Swindon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So - after reading reviews of the Melia Tortuga we set off on our holiday with open minds, and decided to just go with the flow. We travelled independently i.e. not with Thomson and arrived just after midnight - but still were served ice cold fruit cocktails whilst waiting to complete the check in process, and the reception staff could... More

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear MrPeteUK, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your family holidays and for having set aside some of your precious time to write about your holiday experience with us on Tripadvisor. I have enjoyed reading your review and it is a pleasure to perceive that you and your family have had a memorable first... More

Neuchatel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well located in the center of the small city, on the beach, with several bars and restaurants for all kind of wishes (burgers to high-level dinners). Big room with big bathroom (but no view on the sea). Two pools with chairs, towels, nice service. What else to say? It was just wonderful!

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear Drole_de_zebre, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to review our hotel. I am very pleased to know that you have had a wonderful stay at our hotel, thank you for your description we are happy that you have appreciated our services as well as our... More

Lappeenranta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful; excellent food. However unfortunately this is the overpriced hotel. Situated abt. 3 km from Santa Maria village. Free transportation to Santa Maria and back abt. three times per day. Because of the very expensive price the free WiFi shloud be included in the price as like in Riu Funana hotel. Rooms: we ordered... More

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TortugaManager, General Manager at Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach, responded to this review

Dear TicketWindow, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to review our hotel. It is a pity to perceive that your stay with us did not fully meet your expectations. All of our suites have a main bedroom, a second bedroom and a living area, these are... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach

Also Known As:
Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Address: Urbanizacao da Cabocan, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An oasis of tranquility and unmistakably luxurious, MELIÃ Tortuga Beach is in a class of its own on the sun-drenched Island of Sal in Cape Verde. An idyllic location, impeccable service and exquisite resort facilities make it the perfect choice for couples and families looking for an unforgettable Cape Verde holiday experience.Discover an all-inclusive 5-star resort that has everything, including a gourmet selection of fine-dining and buffet restaurants, a distinguished selection of bars and the stunning Beach Bar and Grille where you can enjoy drinks as you watch the best and amazing Cape Verde Sunset. ... more   less 
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