Morritts Tortuga Club3.5 out of 5.0
Morritts Tortuga Club3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We've been visiting this resort since 2006 every year. They have refurbished the rooms & done a nice job. When we arrived this year, the beach was covered in seaweed and the water was no longer crystal clear. They had to clear the beach every day with a backhoe to remove seaweed. The Turtle Grass has overtaken the shallow waters and you can no longer enjoy the water. Nobody was in the water the entire week. The staff had no answers and they all played dumb like nothing had changed. I showed them pictures of previous years and they just shrugged. If they don't clear it up, we will not return.
One of the few resorts on the east end of the island, Morritts was a laid back, not overly crowded smaller resort from which to explore the island. Our room was overlooking the premiere pool area and just a bit off seaside. Other rooms have seaside access, still all rooms are a short walk to the beach areas. Our room was a spacious two bedroom suite (one full bed and the other with twin beds) and two complete baths. There was a full kitchen and a great gathering space with a dining area (table sat six) and a living area with full couch and love seat. This area opened up to a balcony overlooking the pool. It was a lovely space for our week stay. The grounds were clean and relatively quiet. Some updating going on. The staff was friendly and competent. The location is removed from the busier west end chaos and having a rental to explore the island is helpful The east end is getting more access to sites, restaurants, etc. but is limited in what it has to offer. There are activities planned or available from the resort, but if you like doing your own thing, rent a car. The island is easy to negotiate. The resort has dining options, but nearby local restaurants are available some even offer transportation to and from. There is a small IGA and liquor store within walking distance if you want to grab your own food, drinks and snacks. Internet was unreliable without paying for additional high premium services. There is a tight control on beach towels (one new towel per day!) The beach is nice but is not a smooth sandy beach. They were battling seaweed clean up every morning. Overall, the larger group we travelled with seemed to enjoy their stay at the Morritts. It met multiple needs and was great to use as a home base for our Grand Cayman vacation.
We stayed here for a week using 2 Interval swaps and two standard reservations resulting in 4 rooms for our group of 9. The rooms were fine and we got upgraded on one of them so it was a two bedroom. Three of our rooms had beach views and one overlooked the middle pool. This was a great place to stay as we enjoyed the quiet and being away from the cruise port.. We did have a van that we rented and we recommend having your own vehicle so you can explore the rest of the island. The snorkeling was great near the dive shop as there are lots of fish around the dock area. It is also calmer near the dock and easier to snorkel. We ate at the bar/restauarant on the dock and it was good. Lots of entertainment each night there. The check in desk was a little slow when we first arrived but better upon check out. The rooms were not overly fancy by any means, but very good and the patios are nice. Everyone enjoyed this resort and the only complaint was the little store inside that sells the patties that are advertised in the elevator, was never open. I went there once when they were supposed to be open and the concierge said the person was on a break. I was reading so I waited over an hour and they never came back. The stores just down the road are fine for groceries, liquor, and fun things to take home. We stopped at a larger IGA on the way from the airport and if you want more selection perhaps you should do that but you don't have to.
My overall experience at Morritt's Tortuga Resort was relaxing and wonderful. Older building with no elevator, my unit on the third floor been updated and paint. The kitchen, dinning area and the living room overlooked one of the three resort's pools with a balcony. I would vacation here again, only this time with someone who drives cars from the left side!
We thought we were going to have a beach resort. The property is on the beach, but cannot swim. The beach is packed with seaweed. We were not advised of this issue. Property is far away from everything. Internet is terrible. They had an upgrade charge, but it was just as bad. The unit itself was spacious. Cookware was very limited.
My family and I stayed here last week and enjoyed our time but we were disappointed about the seaweed in the ocean which made the water not desirable for swimming. They did a good job of getting it off the beach but in the water was awful. We had stayed here in the past about 15 years ago and there was no seaweed issue. We booked here this time so we could just walk out of our unit and hang at the beach all day but unfortunately with the large amount of seaweed we ended up driving to seven Mile beach to enjoy the ocean. The inside of the unit was nice and modern and kept clean. The pools were nice. Gym was good and had a lot of equipment but needed cleaning. The on-site restaurant was disappointing and over priced, especially for breakfast. Overall we had a nice stay here but before booking here again we would need to know about the seaweed.
This place was very good, lots to do at the location and around the island. Recommend Jill, and Kim Diving with Red Sail Sports was fantastic, personnel were great e.g. Sarah, James, Paul, Kevin, Grace, Emily and Candace
We spent 5 days at the resort in the Wembley building. It had a great ocean view and a good size balcony. It's one of the older buildings but we had no complaints about the unit. It has everything we needed. We brought coffee, sugar and cereal with. We went to store just up the road for mild and bread so we had breakfast for ourselves. It is mainly an older crowd and lots of divers here, so don't expect a crazy nightlife... You can get to several good restaurants within 15 minutes and there is a free shuttle to a few of them. The shore was sand, but there was quite a it of seaweed coming in every day. They raked daily, but it's a losing battle. Snorkeling is said to be great but we are divers so did not try it. The desk staff is nice and the made service was good. Only compliant would be some of the bar staff trick you into buying more expensive drinks. I had a conversation with a bartender specifically about getting drinks off the happy hour list and she still ended up pouring us a version of that drink that did not qualify. Of course i only found this out when the bill came. Spoke to management the next day on it and was told they are going to address and also change the whole happy hour format to make it better. Staying here was great also as it's on the quiet side of the island. I would go back.
Resort was nice, we had a recently upgraded 1 bedroom that was very nice. The food was just OK... We recommend renting a car as there are so many good places to eat within a few miles. The beach in August is covered in seaweed so driving to other beaches is a must.
We exchanged our Marriott VC week to stay at the Tortuga Club. When we called Interval to make the exchange, the representative said "Are you sure you want to exchange your premium week for the Tortuga Club?" That should have been our first clue. Upon arrival we were greeted by the front desk agent with a smile. To her credit she was friendly and professional. We were prepared for the utility charge speech, so that didn't come as a surprise. Neither did the $500 credit card hold. But what really took me by surprise was the condition of the room. Many of the floor tiles were chipped and cracked. The carpeting looked like it was installed in 1991. That was also probably the last time is was cleaned. Kitchen cabinets were hanging by broken hinges. The pull-out mattress looked like rodents had gnawed at the seams. The highlight of my daughters trip was feeding the feral cats. The beach is rocky and full of seaweed (bring water shoes). Did I mention the fresh coat of paint that held the termite infested railings together? On the plus side, the morning omelette station was great. Management always responds to these negative reports with "We are sorry we missed the mark, but blah, blah, blah. We are currently in the process of renovating the rooms blah, blah, blah". But we had many conversations with a few owners and they stated "management has been talking about renovations for 10 years". Obviously someone is blowing smoke. To sum it up, The Morritt's Tortuga Club is worst Caribbean property I have ever stayed at and I could not in good conscience recommend it to anyone. I am baffled by how anyone can rate this place greater than a one star. I have attached a few photos.
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located within a mile (2 km) of Colliers Public Beach, Morritts Tortuga Club is within 3 miles (5 km) of Barefoot Beach. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 166 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free self parking.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including David's Deep Blue, which specializes in international cuisine. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.
A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a balcony, and a sofa bed.
Guests of Morritts Tortuga Club enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and WiFi in public areas.
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68.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1900 reviews