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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Thank NOD22
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank Jewels I
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is nice,beautiful views,good breakfast,shuttle to town from the hotel,very nice beach,the staff is good,I must say everything was good,not excellent but I will definetely will come back because it is very close to Bocas Town and the prices are really affordable for the rooms,beer and food.

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Marathon, Florida
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

While we were given a good rate, we arrived to find out that their phones did not work (allegedly due to lightning) and there was major construction work going on by the pool. The rooms were the quality of a Quality Inn, for example. The food is horrific, don't eat there, instead, follow Trip Advisor recommendations for restaurants in town.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Food is good, beds are super duper comfortable, and the air conditioner really works!! Wifi is spotty but generally works in the lobby area. Apparently a storm knocked out their system and the wifi won't reach the rooms. There is hardly a beach at this hotel. It has about 20 feet of a rocky beach. It was a great stay!... More 

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Thank LauritaQ
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The hotel offers nice views, good food, an enjoyable pool and it is relatively close to the downtown. In the downtown you will find souvenir stores, bars and restaurants. Other recommendations: look for tour options to go to the starfish beach and a boat trip to dolphin bay.

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Thank Viviana P
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Nice views, good for families with kids the only thing i would have loved is a mini fridge in the room or a vending machine with cool water. I had to go to the bar and asked for ice every time my child wanted a sip of water.

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Big Bear City, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice clean hotel. Beautiful rooms, reasonably priced. Free internet and you can walk out of your room to the sand and ocean with a beautiful pool. Traveling off season the hotel is almost empty. Breakfast was included and was pretty basic but filled the gap! Had Panamas famous chicken soup here and it was laking a lot compared to... More 

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Thank JnJCaros
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

There were three things I did not like about the hotel but everything else was great. First thing: the charge for having more than 2 people per room was very high and non flexible which was not clear before booking. Second, the hotel has transit to and from town and the little airport but it is not "free" unless you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: $162 - $257 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
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“Book elsewhere - but if you must book a room overlooking the pool and the sea”
 of 5 bubbles NOD22, 1 Dec 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, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“First floor is closer to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles adriansokolik, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the second floor with ocean views.”
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“Chose lower level seaside”
 of 5 bubbles MaruyEnrique, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
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