La Tortuga Hotel & Spa

, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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La Tortuga Hotel & Spa

, Playa Del Carmen
4 star

Rooms: 45

1 Avenida 10 Esq. Calle - Playa Del Carmen - 77710 - Mexico Hotel Website | | +52 984 873 1484
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Submitted by: Deanne in 30/12/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
Nice hotel. Clean. Try not to get a room facing the street, it can be very noisy. Very close to the restaurants and shopping. The pool looked nice, but when I was in it, it was small for the amount of people trying to enjoy it. There's a laptop computer on the bar for everyone's use. Convienent for looking up activities and e-mails. The only problem I found was trying to get the staff off of it to use myself. The hotel has access to a nice section of beach with chairs and shade. 15 minute walk to get there, but worth it.

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Time Share Operators Don't inadvertenly get led to a time share salesman. On arrival, I had just paid for my taxi fare and someone ushered me to someone who I thought was a dispatcher. He turned out to be an aggressive and surly peddler of a time share for Royal Hotels who simply wouldn't take "no" for an answer. He starts with a free breakfast, and before you know it, a specific time, an agreement to spend 90 minutes there (for their sales pitch), and $20 per head for 'good faith" money which they tell you after 15 minutes. You'll need to duck this people in town on 5th Ave too. This left a very bad taste in my mouth that I still taste.

Buses vs Taxis We took a taxi on arrival, but took the bus back. They take just as long to get into/out of town and to/from the airport, but the bus is more comfortable, and much cheaper; the bus costs $8 per head and the taxi costs $82 plus tip. Of course, the taxi takes you right to/from your destination, and may be more convenient if your destination is not right in town. If you're in town, you're likely to be within 5-10 walking distance to your hotel, and it's worth pulling your bags, especially since 5th Ave is closed to traffic. In hindsight, the taxi ride was a waste of money they could have been spent on a fine dinner for two.

Use the bus! The bus cost us $8/person one-way from Cancun airport. It was comfortable, cool and direct. Don't use the collectivo unless you are immune to motion sickness.


Other names for La Tortuga Hotel & Spa

  • la tortuga playa del carmen
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  • hotel la tortuga
  • Address: 1 Avenida 10 Esq. Calle - Playa Del Carmen - 77710 - Mexico
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