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Herkimer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This could be a beautiful beach resort and may have been in the past but it is a bit run down. When we arrived the room smelled terribly musty and it took a long time to get the smell out. It is kid friendly with lots for the kids to do and not too far out of town. Overall I...

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Barriere, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at this hotel. While not a resort like you would get in Mexico, it did have a small beach and a nice pool. The outdoor bar and restaurant area was clean and comfortable. The rooms have comfortable beds, and were clean. The breakfast was good, with many selections. The staff were friendly and helpful, and english...

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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, forget about Playa Tortuga being a Resort, as it does not offer all diversity of food and entertainment a resort does, Having this in mind, think about a place to relax and have peaceful time. Our first impression was awful as they had put us in a very humid and mouldy bedroom, room 212. As I am...

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Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 weeks. The rooms are ok, the beach is small but nice. The pool is beautiful. But i wouldn't call this a resort. It is a nice hotel but maybe a bit to expensive for what you get. There is a safe but it is not attached to anything... We did have a problem with our...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never been in paradise. But this view is so great. Breathtaking. It is really a must. Im glad i tried this hotel. Pool is awesome beach is terrific. Island tour start right from their beach. Loved it. Rooms smells mold and are a bit shaby Service is so lala. Food is ok to good. No Spa no vending machine no....

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Reviewed January 1, 2017

After arriving, I was taken to a room that was dirty and run down. After being alone in it for less than five minutes, I was so overwhelmed with the smell of mildew and mold, that I went back to the front desk to see if there were any other rooms available. They showed me a couple of more rooms,...

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Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed December 22, 2016

We booked this place at the last minute while on vacation in Bocas del Toro. Wish we would have saved our money and just stayed longer at the place we were already at. The towels were horrible. The linen actually flaked off and stuck to your skin. When you dried off after a shower, you then had to wipe yourself...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We booked for the period 11/18-Nov-16 but by 12-Nov we had decided to check out as soon as possible and return home To start positively the only good that can be said about this hotel was that the swimming pool was good. Everything else was either poor or at best mediocre and in my view the hotel does not justify...

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Went with a bunch of Family and had a wonderful time... Free kayak on their private beach... Only hotel pool in Bocas... A short ride from town... Beds where amazing but the customer service was average!

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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Go to this place if you want to relax!! Don't do to this place if you expect that there are shops around, that's in bocas town. This is a really good hotel with a super pool and good clean rooms (and good beds!).

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical Caribbean Beach Resort on the crystal clear waters of Bocas del Toro, Panama.Playa Tortuga offers 117 stylish room accommodations, each with a balcony and spectacular ocean view. Guests may choose from standard rooms, junior suites and large grand suites, all offering a contemporary décor, modern amenities and a soothing tropical atmosphere.Relax in the hotel’s sea view pool, or sunbathe in our water mirrors while enjoying your favorite beverage from the nearby bar area. Little ones will enjoy the children’s pool. Other modern and convenient amenities include free WIFI and a state of the art Fitness Center featuring a private massage area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: $115 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Isla Colon
Playa Tortuga Hotel And Beach Resort
Playa Tortuga Resort Beach
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
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“room 303, great view and mouldy free room”
 of 5 bubbles Isabelafromrio, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Make sure everyone has a bed and not the sofa bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Marjolein6, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose a different place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles OADiver, Dec 22, 2016 | Read review
“Book elsewhere - but if you must book a room overlooking the pool and the sea”
 of 5 bubbles NOD22, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“Call first to make sure there is no construction going on and to make sure all amenities are available.”
 of 5 bubbles jckeys, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
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