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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 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 11 August 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 11 August 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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2Thank Paula L
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Stayed here and the rooms are nice but the hotel fails on many other things. The reception staff are extremely warm and welcoming but the other staff are all a waste of space. We ordered a meal in the restaurant and the staff were all talking among themselves even after seeing us waiting and ignored us. On another side. Ordered...

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1Thank SimonEat
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Good hotel if you are looking for quiet hotel with pool outside of town. (only 2$ by taxi to go to main street) Rooms are big and each with seaside view. But walls between the rooms are very thin... and if like me you have a light sleep you will be kept awake by snoring neighbours, craying babies or the...

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3Thank L0tusBlue
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 23 July 2012

I've stayed in many hotels in Bocas, and this one has the best rooms by far. The pool area is very nice too. Aside from that, there's nothing else to do there. So don't plan a day at the hotel. Make sure you go out and explore Bocas. But at the end of the day, great rooms.

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1Thank ElPaps
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We arrived in town after the last water taxi so couldnt make it to the hotel until the morning, when we tried to check in they refused to give us a room until after 2pm even though we already paid for the previous day. The room itself was ok, beds, linen, tv, internet, bathroom, fridge all pretty standard stuff. Nothing...

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1Thank 332kevin
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 26 June 2012

If you looking for an outstanding spot this is the place! Great Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Beautiful location. Short taxi or bike ride away from the restaurants in town. Very easy to get a taxi and only $4 to get to most places. Van/bus service from town to the beautiful Grago/Starfish Beach area runs hourly for under $15. The second and third floor rooms have the best views. Pool is great. Front desk staff was friendly...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 April 2012

The good: Its a really nice room, very cushy beds, very clean, nice bathroom and shower, nice balcony overlooking the ocean...the AC blows super cold which is nice when its 95 degrees outside and you've been out walking or something. The pool area is very picturesque and relaxing too and the bar makes delicious drinks for chilling by the pool....

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

Dear Snoogle, Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments! We are glad you enjoyed our large comfortable beds and our rooms with balcony and view to the ocean. Thank you for mentioning our pool area and the refreshing drink service provided by our bars. We have taken note of the opportunities for improvement mentioned. If you would...

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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
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $151 - $216 (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/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon
Hotel Style:
#2 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..”
 of 5 bubbles sshirritt, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 303, great view and mouldy free room”
 of 5 bubbles Isabelafromrio, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure everyone has a bed and not the sofa bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Marjolein6, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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