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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Let me be clear, if you are expecting a luxurious resort, this is NOT it. The hotel is very run down, I would say it is a Motel 6 equivalent...from 2000. The rooms and bathrooms show A LOT of wear and tear and are in dire need of renovation. The food served at the restaurant is not great, but edible...

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed at Playa Tortuga for 4 nights in 2009 and LOVED it! It's accessible to all of the local attractions, either by a bumpy cab ride or by boat (one night we chartered a boat from a floating bar...wish I could remember the name!) The food was ok, if a little expensive to eat / drink in house for an...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just returned from a 5 day stay at Playa Tortuga. It was a quiet, clean and peaceful environment which we were looking for. The service staff was very helpful. The only problem we had was the breakfast not being up to par. It was always cold. They didn't keep it hot. The mixed drinks and food at the restaurant across...

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Tambor, Costa Rica
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The front desk and Airport Pick Up was very good. The overall condition of the hotel, service staff, and restaurant are definately lacking. Rooms are tired. property is not well maintained and restaurant menu is poor. They say they have two restaurants, yet only one menu and it is a pub style menu. Location is a little far from town,...

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Booked this place as a getaway while visiting Panama. A bit detached from central Bocastown, will be a long walk, short bike ride, or shorter taxi to town. This is the luxury resort on Isla Colon. By local standards, that's true. If from North America, compare accommodations to a really nice Courtyard. Large bed, clean and cool-looking bathroom. Decent bar...

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2Thank Darren D
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Very nice hotel, very clean, kind staff, big american style breakfast. It has own pier that allow the boats catch you to do the day trips. Big and very confortable beds. Big room. Travel agency inside is very overpriced. Back for sure. Recomended.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Even tough it was not an exclusive resort We had such a great time there. You can swim in the pool or beach or get in the free shuttle and go to Bocas Downtown at night. You can also get a 25 $ tour that can take you to the other islands all day.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is a private location, you'll need a bus, taxi or rent a bike to get anywhere- but why? There is a nice restaurant on site a small beach and pool area and breakfasts are included in the cost. The rooms are nice but were confusing at first- leave your key in the slotted box next to the door for...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed at this Hotel three nights and we enjoyed every minute we spent there. Beforehand we thought that maybe it would be too big, but it was very peaceful and relaxing. The rooms are big and well equipped, with a small terrace facing the Bay. Town is 5 minutes away and the Hotel has a shuttle service running 5...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Playa Tortuga is bit rundown, but it has a nice location, a beautiful pool and a fairly nice beach. It is not a typical hotel for Bocas del Toro and it is a bit removed from town, but they run a shuttle into town at least a couple of times a day. The internet was down, the bathrooms off the...

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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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $136 - $181 (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 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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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
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“Choose a different place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles OADiver, 3 weeks ago | 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
“First floor is closer to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles adriansokolik, May 20, 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the second floor with ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles MaddyfromOz, Apr 29, 2016 | Read review
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