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“Cute, friendly hotel with super restaurant attached” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tortuga Hotel & Spa

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La Tortuga Hotel & Spa
Ranked #50 of 212 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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“Cute, friendly hotel with super restaurant attached”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

My sister and I spent a week at La Tortuga and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Our room was much bigger than expected and our bathroom was huge!

Located just off the main street in Playa, the situation was excellent for eating out or heading to the shops or the buses for trips out of town. The free sun lounger at beach club was an excellent addition, we went there most days (people who say the walk is too long are being harsh - it was well worth it).

Le Bistro restaurant attached to the hotel served some of the best food we ate all holiday.

Somewhere we'd visit again.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cmorrish
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La Tortuga H, Manager at La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 28 April 2016
Dear Valued Client,
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. It makes us really proud and happy to read a review like yours. For us to have such loyal customers like yourself and to receive such encouraging and positive words is the best reward, for all our hard work and obsessive attention to detail and your comments means that we are truly achieving that La Tortuga Hotel & Spa is renowned for and that is exceeding all expectations of our clients.
On behalf of management and staff, we wish you all the best for the future and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity in welcoming you back to La Tortuga Hotel & Spa soon. Keep in touch with us through our facebook page, there you can learn about all our promotions and free upgrades for our repeat clients…
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

My husband and I spent five nights at La Tortuga in February 2012 and our stay exceeded our expectations. The entire staff was extremely friendly, the included breakfast options were plentiful and it was extremely convenient to have such a good quality restaurants within steps of our room. The outdoor environment at the hotel was beautiful and created a relaxing and inviting space. It was a pleasure to simply sit poolside and enjoy the view. We didn't feel like we were in a city at all while at the hotel but it was very convenient to be only a few blocks from the beach, shopping and restaurants for the times we wanted a more bustling experience. While not large by American standards the room itself was very good. It was extremely clean and the king size bed was very comfortable. My only wish was that there were a few drawers where we could store our belongings so that we didn't have to literally live out of our suitcase while we were there but this is a very minor point. I highly recommend that travelers to Playa del Carmen stay at La Tortuga. I don't know what the other rooms were like but we were happy that we paid a little extra for a small walk out patio that was poolside.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rebekah F
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La Tortuga H, Manager at La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 28 April 2016
Dear Valued Client,
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. It makes us really proud and happy to read a review like yours. For us to have such loyal customers like yourself and to receive such encouraging and positive words is the best reward, for all our hard work and obsessive attention to detail and your comments means that we are truly achieving that La Tortuga Hotel & Spa is renowned for and that is exceeding all expectations of our clients.
On behalf of management and staff, we wish you all the best for the future and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity in welcoming you back to La Tortuga Hotel & Spa soon. Keep in touch with us through our facebook page, there you can learn about all our promotions and free upgrades for our repeat clients…
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

My wife and I recently spent nine PERFECT nights in Playa del Carmen at La Tortuga Hotel and Spa. We were celebrating our Honeymoon and in our search for a place to stay in Mexico we knew that we didn't want to do the all inclusive thing. Thanks to Tripadvisor we stumbled upon La Tortuga and let me tell you it was fate. From the minute we booked our stay to the sad moment that we checked out, the staff at La Tortuga made us feel like royalty. The attention to every single possible detail could be the template for any service industry company. Everything from our room to the pool to the spa provided us with the relaxing oasis we were looking for. To top it off the crew at El Bistro Cafe made breakfast everyday an absolute pleasure. You will not be let down.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NBevad
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La Tortuga H, Manager at La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 28 April 2016
Dear Valued Client,
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. It makes us really proud and happy to read a review like yours. For us to have such loyal customers like yourself and to receive such encouraging and positive words is the best reward, for all our hard work and obsessive attention to detail and your comments means that we are truly achieving that La Tortuga Hotel & Spa is renowned for and that is exceeding all expectations of our clients.
On behalf of management and staff, we wish you all the best for the future and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity in welcoming you back to La Tortuga Hotel & Spa soon. Keep in touch with us through our facebook page, there you can learn about all our promotions and free upgrades for our repeat clients…
La Tortuga Hotel & SPA
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

This was my first time in Mexico and I wanted to stay in in a place that wasn't one of those mega all inclusive resorts, but somewhere smaller but with a good service. After a long research I found la Tartuga, the service and the response was great from the start, very helpful. The place is perfect and what makes it special is the people that works there. The front desk girls are wonderful. Alfredo the guy that look after the guest, you can't love him enough, he is such a sweet fella. The restaurant waiters are also very friendly and good. The hotel delivers what it says, it's functional, clean, good value for money, great service without pretending to be something they are not. If you are going to Playa del Carmen this is a great place to stay. And 5th avenue is just around the corner, but more important the 10/15/20th av where the mexican's restaurants and real people are and you pay almost nothing to eat out. One last thing, even if the hotel is not by the sea, Mamita is not very far (Mamita being their place by the sea).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Ms74
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La Tortuga H, Manager at La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 28 April 2016
Dear Valued Client,
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. It makes us really proud and happy to read a review like yours. For us to have such loyal customers like yourself and to receive such encouraging and positive words is the best reward, for all our hard work and obsessive attention to detail and your comments means that we are truly achieving that La Tortuga Hotel & Spa is renowned for and that is exceeding all expectations of our clients.
On behalf of management and staff, we wish you all the best for the future and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity in welcoming you back to La Tortuga Hotel & Spa soon. Keep in touch with us through our facebook page, there you can learn about all our promotions and free upgrades for our repeat clients…
La Tortuga Hotel & SPA
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

The hotel was very good! The service was perfect, it was clean, the access was very easy. We enjoyed it, particularly the pool! We didn't have the time to enjoy the spa but next time we will stay longer!

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Anna N
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La Tortuga H, Manager at La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 27 April 2016
Dear Valued Client,
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. It makes us really proud and happy to read a review like yours. For us to have such loyal customers like yourself and to receive such encouraging and positive words is the best reward, for all our hard work and obsessive attention to detail and your comments means that we are truly achieving that La Tortuga Hotel & Spa is renowned for and that is exceeding all expectations of our clients.
On behalf of management and staff, we wish you all the best for the future and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity in welcoming you back to La Tortuga Hotel & Spa soon. Keep in touch with us through our facebook page, there you can learn about all our promotions and free upgrades for our repeat clients…
La Tortuga Hotel & SPA
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Additional Information about La Tortuga Hotel & Spa

Property: La Tortuga Hotel & Spa
Address: 10th Avenue between 12th and 14th Street North, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#38 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#67 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,993 - ₹ 13,288
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Tortuga Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, two blocks from the beach and just around the corner from 5th Avenue. Air conditioning, Cable TV, telephone, fan, private bath or shower, bathroom amenity kit, safety box, hair dryer, coffee maker,minibar. Junior Suites and Superior Junior suites feature a Jacuzzi indoors or Rooftop, bath robes, slippers, flat screen tv. Spa services, Pool bar, happy hour, wifi, onsite restaurant Como Como Osteria Mediterranea, solarium, meeting facilities,ice machine, water treadmill. ... more   less 
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La Tortuga Hotel And Spa
La Tortuga Hotel Playa Del Carmen
La Tortuga Playa Del Carmen
Hotel La Tortuga
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