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Palm Bay
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night and the front desk staff was great. They have a free shuttle to take you back and forth to town.. We enjoyed the room, comfortable bed and great view . They have a wonderful pool. Only negative is be wary of the prices of alcoholic beverage at the bar over the water. $10.70...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 December 2012

I went to Playa Tortuga with a group of friends, there were 10 of us. The bus was there to pick us up at the Bocas Airport - we checked in pretty efficiently and they allowed us an early check in. (Our flight arrived at 7:30am from Panama City). Those both surprised me. The views from our room were simply...

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1Thank Desula
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and the front desk staff was great. They have a free shuttle to take you back and forth to town which we used a lot. We enjoyed the room. It was clean and the housekeeping was great. They have a wonderful pool and great view. We didn't include the breakfast on two of...

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Thank HeatherHoban
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 12 November 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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3Thank Cinnam0n
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 9 November 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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Thank Laura H
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 November 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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1Thank PatMorgan828
Tambor, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 October 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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Thank Judy B
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 15 October 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 17 September 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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2Thank Alceu N
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 August 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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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
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  • 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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  • 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: €107 - €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 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 On the Beach 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..”
 of 5 bubbles sshirritt, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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