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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 15 hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived back from Sal in Cape Verde on 15th August, we stayed at the Melia Tortuga hotel on Sal. The hotel is a 10 minute taxi ride from Santa Maria town and costs about 4 euro. We booked our flights with Thompson airlines as this is the only airline currently flying to this island direct from the UK and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally fantastic accommodation and resort. Food fantastic, cleanliness second to none, all the staff from gardeners to cleaners, animation to bar staff and guest experience were truly wonderful especially the beautiful Katya and lovely Elisa who again could not be anymore helpful, already looking to go again next year, thank you for an amazing holiday x

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

Dear Buntas0103, 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 pleasure to perceive that you have had an enjoyable stay with us and that our facilities, our food, our services as well as our staff have all contributed to this positive... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic holiday in August 2014 at this hotel, the best we have had in 10 years! 2 adults, a 17 yr old with cerebral palsy and a 15 yr old.The rooms were spacious and clean, maid service everyday. The pools were clean, pool area kept tidy. Food choice was brilliant, loved it! Restaurant staff helpful and polite, as... More

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

Dear Julie G, Thank you for having stayed at the Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays in Cape Verde and for having set aside some of your time to share your holiday experience with us and with fellow travelers through Tripadvisor. It is always a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback from our guests after they... More

Ilha De Sal
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not really a 5 star hotel: towels stained and threadbare, no cushions on sunbeds, have to fetch your own tea & coffee, water etc for the room. Beach disappointing. Beds comfortable, rooms large, food ok.

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

Dear Samantha A, 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 know that you did not enjoy your stay with us as you have expected, we always welcome constructive feedbacks and suggestions from our guests. We offer an all-inclusive... More

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

Having read some very negative reviews we were very anxious of our holiday. Nothing to worry about.....there was no excessive queuing for drinks, there was always clean towels at the towel hut, whatever time of day we went. The staff were very friendly, helpful and always had a smile/hello for us on passing. I would recommend this holiday if you... More

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

Dear malony68, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach resort & Spa for your family holidays and for having taken the time to write a review about our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your holidays, we recommend our guests to contact us without hesitation prior to coming here for any questions or assistance. It’s a pity that... More

Pulborough, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled in early August- 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 14. I cannot fault the hotel in terms of the accommodation or the food. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, which had a comfortable living area, and two bathrooms. All apartments are low level- with only two floors. We were on the ground floor facing the... More

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

Dear Madam7172, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa and for having taken the time to share your opinion with us and with fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to know that you were happy with your suite, the hotel facilities and services. We always welcome the feedback and suggestions from our guests as these... More

Ilha De Sal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in August, 2 adults a 13 and 8 year old, and all had a great time. The hotel is certainly a cut above the others in the area and near felt crowded. The choice of 3 waiter service restaurants is great as well as there being a buffet if you don't feel like a formal night. The entertainment... More

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

Dear CCodrington, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to share your opinion with us. It is a pleasure to perceive that you have had an enjoyable stay at our hotel and that our restaurant services, the quality of our suites and our entertainment have all contributed... More

Sunningdale, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent holiday to this hotel. We had a private villa so cannot comment on the actual hotel facilities except the pools and the beach - both excellent. The staff are very friendly and happy to help. There is an excellent entertainment crew especially Christianos and 'Tarzan' and the ladies can really wriggle their bootees! The four restaurants... More

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Dear Maxine S, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to tell us about your holiday experience which was a pleasure to read. I am happy that you and your family have had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday with us and that our services as well as... More

Tadcaster, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned from a two week stay at Melia Tortuga on the 31st July and I have to say it was really lovely. Our group ages went from 17 - 70 and everyone had a great holiday. I will agree with previous reviews in that it doesn't feel like a European 5* more like 4*+ but all the staff from... More

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

Dear Emma2571, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having set aside some of your precious time to write and share your review with us and with fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. After reading your review I am pleased that you have had a relaxing holiday and I am even more pleased... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday on Sal, where we stayed at the Melia Tortuga Beach. The Melia Tortuga Beach resort catered for all our needs and the facilities are excellent. The staff here are friendly, helpful, efficient and hardworking. The hotel is maintained to a very high standard and every day we saw ongoing but unobtrusive maintenance... More

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

Dear misterandmissusmac, Firstly, on behalf of my team, I would like to thank you for having selected Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having set aside some of your precious time to share your holiday experience with us and with fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. After reading your review, it really pleases me to perceive that... More

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Address: Urbanizacao da Cabocan, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
Location: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach 5*
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Hotel Melia Tortuga Beach Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria

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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
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria #1 Family Hotel in Santa Maria #2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria #2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
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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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