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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love Cape Verde been here 3 times and will be back but after a lovely day on the beach can back to find the door wide open . Staff came to to the room but no sign of apology or explanation why we could have been robbed blind. Sorry Tortuga won't be back here.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Cape Verde. Our first was to Boa Vista where there was nothing but the hotel and activities it offered to keep you entertained. Sal has more to offer and as it is still under development as an island this will only improve with time. The hotel was clean and the rooms are fantastic offering...

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2Thank Spudleyandrachel
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is not a 5 star resort, it would just about make 3 stars. Food is terrible. Worlds smallest buffet. The restaurants are dirty and the choice is poor. The food is under cooked and has given me food poisoning. If you fancy any toppings on your food- flies will have to do. Staff don't even offer to give you...

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2Thank Michael P
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had 10 nights here from 26 March. We were upgraded to 2 bedroom suite which was great for the extra space. Excellent location on wide beach, though choppy sea, with the town of Santa Maria a 40 minutes walk via the roads or 80 minutes on the beach. Either way , well worth a visit to see the fish...

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4Thank Wendy D
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a wonderful time at this hotel. great rooms very spacious, not far to Sal, bus service is good, to do shopping in Sal.. great staff, the beach boys Axel and Marcos made our holiday, really nice guys.. would definitely stay here again.

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5Thank Catherine I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from one week's stay. Great hotel with nice pools and landscaping. Room had 2 bedrooms which was perfect for us with 2 kids. Just minor negatives were that the restaurants were too small and busy at times. Also there was the usual race for the sun beds but that is a universal problem. All in all a lovely...

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3Thank NicholasJRawlings
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our holidays yesterday at Melia Tortugas in Sal. A big mistake. If you can, avoid this place. Nobody is responsable for anaything, nobody helps you or advices you. You want to book a table at beach restaurant, you ask reception, theysend to the restaurant manager who says you have to go to reception, but there nobody can book...

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1Thank Poli62
elyeszendah, The Deputy General Manager at Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Poli62, Thank you for your review, honestly, we are genuinely surprised...this is not the image that we get after looking at the majority of TA reviews. As you are still between us in the Resort, My Name is Elias Zendah, I'm the Deputy General Manager and more than happy to assist you, just ask reception for me and it...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant time we spent at this resort. The staff is just the best, super super friendly and helpful. Rooms are big and clean. Ours had two wc's, two rooms and a kitchen. Restaurants are as expected on a resort. A beautiful island.

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3Thank madrod
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived back from this hotel on the 12/04/2017 after a two week holiday. Overall my wife and I (70 years old) were pleased with the hotel. We found all the staff to be pleasant and very obliging. Hotel guests are given a suit with a double and twin room. It also has a sitting room with a kitchen area and...

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4Thank Frank B
Barnstaple
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go to this hotel thinking it is a 5* holiday. Immigration at the airport was very slow and airport staff would not let anyone through as there was some confusion over the Thomson Visa's system. Even after being delayed 45 minutes due to Visa's and one of our party having there suitcase left in Birmingham and the delay trying...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 5 star Melia Tortuga All-Inclusive Resort is located in the southeast of the island Sal, only a few minutes from the colourful town Santa María and Amilcar Cabral international airport. During your stay you will find relaxation and fun right on the fabulous Algodoeiro beach, with its white sand and turquoise waters. The resort offers spectacular suites and villas with up to 4 bedrooms, private garden and swimming-pool. Set in gardens there are 2 magnificent adult pools and 2 pools for children. Experience Yhi Wellness with sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, thermal circuit, fitness facilities, massage and beauty treatments. Dining options include a variety of 4 restaurants and bars, offering a selection of international and local cuisine. The Melia Tortuga All-Inclusive is also the perfect destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing or scuba diving. Events for up to 200 people can be organised in 2 meeting rooms with natural daylight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Urbanizacao da Cabocan | ZDTI Ponta Preta, Cape Verde - Sal, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: $206 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 286
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Also Known As:
Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Maria
#7 Luxury Hotel in Santa Maria
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Maria
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“rooms away from reception quite, near beach is good”
967catherinei, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Select another hotel in Sal: Morabeza. Oasis, Hilton........”
Poli62, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“need a room nearer the recption as the place is very large”
PoppyBarnstaple, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Apartment 297 is a good location as it overlooks the childrens & main pool & is a short stroll down to the beach & is quite.”
lloydc373, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Worth dropping them an email if you want a specific room as they do respond.”
CelMH, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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