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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Maxine S Sunningdale, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunningdale, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great place- sun, sand, lovely hotel, great staff, very clean, good food, excellent service and a Thomson rep (Trish) second to none. So the myths and some reviews I had read before going which made me some what apprehensive before going there: WiFi - yes it costs but lets face it its a matter of pence and you... More

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

Dear Julie B, Thank you for having elected Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa as your home for your holidays and for having taken the time to write your review and share it with us and fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. It is always a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback from our guests after they have returned home as... More

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from an excellent holiday. All members of the family enjoyed this relaxing break. The two bedroom suite was an excellent bonus for a family of four. There were enough activities taking place if you wanted to get involved but there was also time to sit back and just relax if this was your choice as well.... More

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

Dear Geraldine T, Firstly, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to write about your holiday experience and share it with us and fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. From reading your review we are pleased to know that you and your family have had... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good quality family resort Most of the reviews already on this site give a fairly accurate reflection of the hotel so there was little in the way of surprises during our two week stay. My wife and seventeen year old daughter visited during the school holidays so whilst not full to capacity the hotel was busy for the majority... More

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

Dear NigelC64, On behalf of the team at Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa, I would like to thank you for having chosen our hotel for your family holidays and for having taken some of your time to write and share your feedback with us and fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. Reading your review give me a sense of satisfaction because... More

Salford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 14 nights at the Melia Tortuga in July booked with Thomson. Check-in was really quick and we were offered a welcome drink while we completed it, even the GM was there. There was a golf buggy to take us and our luggage to our room. We had emailed ahead and the room location was exactly what we had... More

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

Dear Geordiepetal, Firstly, I would like to express my appreciation for the time that you have set aside to write and share your holiday experience with us and with fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. Secondly, it is a great pleasure to receive such a positive feedback after your stay as this means that your expectations were met and for us it... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner stayed here early July 2014 and we had a great holiday. We had read reviews beforehand about the flight so we paid for extra space seats.... well worth the money as we had lots of legroom (I could put my legs straight out in front of me with space to spare) extra space seats are cheaper... More

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

Dear Hayley W, Firstly, we would like to thank you for having decided to spend your summer holidays in Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa and for having taken some of your time to write your feedback about our hotel with us and with fellow travelers through Tripadvisor. I am happy to perceive from reading your review that you have... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from our 2nd visit to this hotel and we cannot praise it enough. It's a perfect family resort whatever age you are. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite overlooking the quiet pool, which was ideal for us and was spotlessly clean. The food was plentiful and catered for everyone, however fussy you may be, there was... More

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

Dear Emma G, On behalf of everyone, I would like to thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your family holidays and for having taken the time to share your holiday experience with us and with fellow travelers through Tripadvisor. After reading your review it is a great pleasure for us to perceive that you... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tough one to write up but will be honest. 1stly the management was great to us, communication was fantastic even before we arrived and we got upgraded to a 3 bed villa with own pool.thank you. Initial reaction to the hotel is wow and to our villa was a bigger wow . The whole place as the... More

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

Dear craigyd2013, Thank you for having chosen Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having set aside some of your time to share your review with us and with fellow travelers via Tripadvisor. I am pleased to know that you were happy and enjoyed your three bedroom villa with its own private garden and swimming pool,... 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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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria #2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria #2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria #3 Family 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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