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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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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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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 16 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 25 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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4Thank Nadia A
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 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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4Thank ChicagoGoingGlobal
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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3Thank Alis77_11
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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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
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: RM493 - RM682 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
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“If you live on the ground floor, your balcony door opens straight out to the lovely pool/grass/sports area.”
Anchorless, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Do not waste your $ here, rip off, terrible service”
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.”
kimv715, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no elevators..the rooms facing the ocean have amazing views..”
sshirritt, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 303, great view and mouldy free room”
Isabelafromrio, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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