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El Acuario Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Just back from my second visit to this lovely little hotel. Will be going back as soon as i can. Clean rooms and grounds, friendly and accomodating staff and great location. 5 minutes walk from the beautiful beach and lively 5th avenue but far enough to be away from the sounds of celebration. And the free coffee is excellent. Great...

2Thank Tammy M
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My third time at this "very special" hotel. This year I travelled solo and knew that I would be well taken care of by Diane (the very competent and caring) hotel manager. The long stay guests (from Canada and USA) who return every year add to the warmth and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are all friendly and helpful and I...

2Thank Jennifer G
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Wonderful little oasis! Accommodating, wonderful people!! ""Most important are the people who care!!"" Clean, close to everything. Courtyard, pool, fridge, hotplate, microwave, dishes. A hotel kitty and turtle pond. Everything one might need and then some!! We loved our stay! God bless!

2Thank YucatanTravelor
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very nice and cozy hotel, quiet and very safe as the office is opened 24 hrs and you can expect and excellent service. It is a nice alternative from the all inclusive hotel it has a refrigerator and a small stove, coffee is available at the lobby 24hrs. It is located within walking distance from the beach, Quinta Avenue and...

Thank Lise L
Reviewed 11 February 2016

My husband & I stayed at El Acuario January 26- February 1. For a reasonable nightly rate our room was extremely clean, well stocked, fridge, hotplate, balcony with hammock and a pool to cool off in. We enjoyed fresh cut fruit from a vendor right on the corner each morning along with the complimentary hot coffee which was always brewing...

1Thank jsay
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I stayed 8 nights and it was nice and I could relax on the balcony and also used the small kitchen a little bit for breakfast and snacks. The staff at the reception did not speak much English but was very helpful and I had a very helpful English e-mail contact that helped me where the reception had problems. It...

Thank Maximilian L
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is a long overdue review for the lovely El Acuario ! My husband and I arrived there on October 1st, 2015. Prior to our arrival, the manager, Diane, was the best of communicators with me, and my sooooo many questions (about the hotel, the area, the rooms, etc). She was a delight, and quick to respond to me, by...

2Thank neppie
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We stayed here just one night because Playe del Carmen is much too touristic for our taste. For that reason we chose a hotel which is a few blocks away from the main touristic area right near the beach but still well within walking distance. It takes about five minutes to get to the beach from the Hotel. The Hotel...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I was traveling to Playa del Carmen for work, and I decided to bring my mom and stay a few extra days at a "cheaper" hotel. We picked El Acuario based on the other reviews on TripAdvisor, and we were definitely not disappointed! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Diane spoke the most English, but the other employees spoke a...

2Thank flambe99
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Have stayed in many PDC hotels over the years, but El Acurario proved to be the most enjoyable and relaxing one week stays. From the welcoming staff and laid back environment, to the large rooms with functional kitchenettes including a personal porch w/hammock. Just what the doctor ordered. The hotel is off the main drag which is a nice change...

Thank Robert W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Acuario Hotel is a charming Caribbean hotel with only 12 rooms and one Suite. Located downtown Playa del Carmen, just a few minutes walk from the beach and the pedestrian shopping avenue. Beautiful, calm, relaxing, we offer an ideal environment for your family vacation or business trip! All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, kitchenette (sink, fridge, electric grill, microwave oven, kitchenware and dishes), table and chairs, private bathroom with shower, and a spacious terrace with hammock and view to the tropical garden and swimming-pool. The Suite is available for mid- to long-term rentals (minimum one month), and has one bedroom, 1.5 Bathrooms, living room with sofa bed, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and large terrace with view to the pool. Common areas: large tropical garden, swimming-pool, barbecue and palapa area. Services: free coffee, wireless Internet, 24-hours front desk, laundry, concierge, massages, bicycle and car rentals. We look forward to receiving you!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Acuario Hotel

Address: Av. 25 Norte entre 2 y 4 Norte Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $66 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Acuario Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
El Acuario Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#50 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles jackiegeady, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get one on the first floor with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 513KenH, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Less sun on the bottom floors”
 of 5 bubbles 169lyndalh, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed downstairs and it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CristinaML2014, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Common, comfortable, Clean. Many accommodations close by. Very kind, caring and accommodating staff. We loved our stay!!”
 of 5 bubbles YucatanTravelor, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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