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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 12 February 2013

When I look for a hotel, I look for four carachteristics in order of importance. 1. HYGIENE. The first thing in order of importance is the hygiene, the hotel rooms as well as the social areas are very clean. 2. QUALITY OF SLEEP. The second thing in order of importance is the quality of my sleep. I slept very well...

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Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 11 February 2013

My husband and I stayed at Playa Tortuga as part of a 2 day excursion to Panama, during our stay in Costa Rica. We really enjoyed this hotel for the short time we were there. The hotel is clean, airy and the food was quite good. Our room had a view of the water but not the pools. That was...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stayed 7 nights here and our itinerary (which we had a printed copy) said that breakfast was included however when we arrived they denied us this and we were forced to pay $17 per person every morning for breakfast (plus tax and a mandatory 10% tip =almost $300). The front desk was pleasant at best but not what you...

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Fernando_Machado, Director of Operations at Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Lucy04111980, Thanks for choosing Playa Tortuga Hotel and Beach Resort! We really appreciate when guests take time to give us feedback to improve. We have sent you a message to request more details about your recent hotel experience. We thank you before hand for sharing the requested details with us, Best regards, Fernando Machado Director of Operations Playa Tortuga Hotel...

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 February 2013

The best in the island, it is not in the center, very clean, great service Breakfast is include and plenty the barand restaurant has great food Best rooms 103, 104 Great shuttle bus to town free Kayak free And the prices for tours are the same as the ones on town with the benefit that the boat will pick and...

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Fernando_Machado, Director of Operations at Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ale C, Thanks for your enthusiastic comments about your family experience at Playa Tortuga Hotel and Beach Resort! We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast buffet, the Baulas restaurant service, our clean rooms with balcony and ocean view, and complimentary Kayak. . Thanks also for your positive comments about our free shuttle service. Many guests like this free amenity....

London
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We had 1 night in Playa Tortuga before transiting to Isla Popa and choose it as it was virtually the only hotel on Isla Colon with any availability. First impressions were good - we were met at the airport by a shuttle bus service and the driver gave us an amusing tour of Bocas Town on the way to the...

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fariaz14
Reviewed 23 January 2013

it is a hype the beach water is dirty, could not even take a deep but yes they do have a clean swimming pool, drinks in the bar are very expensive, there is no light on the patio to relax or read a book. they do not even have a an iron to iron your clothes, when i asked for...

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California
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is the second time I stayed here. The first visit was good. The last was not. The rooms were clean and nice and the pool area too. The service, however was deplorable. We were served a salad without lettuce. When we complained they returned after a long time with chopped lettuce to put in the dump into the now...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2013

My husband & I stayed here for 2 nights early in January. I knew that I did not want to stay downtown in a hotel , I wanted something much quieter and with lovely grounds as well as on the water. So we chose to stay here. I have read many of the recent reviews and I have to say...

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Oklahoma
Reviewed 19 January 2013

This resort does not deserve a 4 star, at best a 2. First, the good. The room was clean, basic. The location is good for families and non partying guests. The pool area is very nice and spacious. Now, the rest. The service is terrible. The staff at the desk was very friendly and service oriented with the basics but...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Our stay at Tortuga was so bad so we actually left one day earlier than planned. The hotel didn't meet our expectations at all. And we lived at many different kind of hotels and are not very picky at all. But we didn't get what we paid for! The place is quite run down, a rusty refrigerator met us when...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • 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: €106 - €148 (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/Isla Colon, Bocas Del Toro
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
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“Do not waste your $ here, rip off, terrible service”
 of 5 bubbles 642scottj, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the rooms in the end of the left hall on the ground floor don't offer a view, the rest have beautiful beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles kimv715, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no elevators..the rooms facing the ocean have amazing views..”
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