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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We stayed in Condo 1202, the pictures don't do this one justice. It was neat and clean, everything worked perfectly, even the wifi, which has caused us issues with other places. The pools and hot tub were also clean and even the little snack bar by the pool was nice. I saw several matenance and security people around. The elevators are fast and we never had to wait to get one.
It's also a short walk to pier park!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review of unit 1202, managed by the onsite management company. We hope you will return very soon. View our website for our seasonal specials!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stayed in Aqua 2207 (penthouse) through BlueSun Properties. The unit is nicely furnished with everything we needed, even barbecue utensils. We ate all of our meals on the deep balcony with seating for six, we really loved the plexiglass ceilings and the high ceilings. The bunkroom was actually a room with a door, tv, and a window, it was like having a three bedroom condo. We walked to Pier Park every evening. We will stay at Aqua again for sure.

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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review of Aqua. We hope you will return soon!

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Our family has stayed at Aqua several times. Units are larger than most condos in which we have stayed...and we have stayed in many.

The beach is awesome! And the Aqua beach chairs are the heavy wooden kind with a nice cushion topper...very nice...much nicer than the typical resort beach chair...the two piece kind. There were two rows of beach chairs, but it didn't bother me that we were on the second row at all.

Pools are good but will not wow you very much. Simple snack bar at the pool. Not many lay out chairs at the pools...one of the few negatives.

Most negative part is the getting in if you show up at 4 on a Saturday afternoon. Don't get in a hurry and be patient.

Being within walking distance of Pier Park is wonderful!!!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank alM6555ZN
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate input from our guests.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed on the 16th floor. View was beautiful. Unit we rented was in need of more bath towels, cleaner kitchen drawers and newer linens for the beds. Upon arrival we were unsure if we were even at the correct address (signage is parallel to the road and hard to see), attendant at front desk was unhelpful and abrupt. Pool area is clean and decent sized. Bedroom on the street side was quite noisy from passing cars/horns etc. Elevators are slow. Wi fi is inconsistent throughout the day. Biggest issue was the lack of a full ramp to the beach. There was a partial ramp (a bit narrow as well) that leads to STAIRS...very inconvenient for wheeled accessories.

Stayed: July 2017
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We appreciate the time you took to give us your thoughts.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I was concerned about staying in a new place this year, but due to its layout & proximity to the pier & Pier Park, I decided to take a chance & I'm certainly glad I did! Tony Foskey was great to work with in securing the rental & I must say that my family felt very welcome even though we arrived a little early & interrupted the staff as they were in the unit cleaning & making sure everything was in great working condition for our stay ;) My only 2 complaints about the entire experience are: 1-not enough parking in the deck--each evening we held our breath that we would get a parking spot & were very concerned about letting our teenager drive because people "created" spots for themselves & made it quite precarious to drive & 2-People around us were smoking on their balconies & that wasn't cool.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Douglas35
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm sure the owner appreciates them. The holidays fill every room. People checking out collide with people coming in early. I'm afraid that does make garage parking a challenge. Most condominium documents permit 2 parking passes per unit. People sometimes bring 3 or 4. Our staff does our best to educate guests of this rule prior to arrival. Aqua has no additional parking for trailers, boats, RV's, oversized vehicles.

Check in times begin between 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST, depending on the management company or owner. We encourage guests to arrive during that time to alleviate crowds in the elevators. This overload slows down the housekeeping and maintenance staff, who are attempting to get from one floor to another with their HK carts. This results in longer waits for guests checking in.

Aqua is a non smoking property. Smoking is permitted only on the beach or across from the condominium on the sidewalk. Security contacts anyone violating this policy when notified. We encourage guests to report smoking any time they observe it.

Again, thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

2204: I would like to start out by saying the pool and grounds of the Aqua were beautiful. We loved the view from the patio. Everyone we encountered were very friendly.

Upon our arrival on June 19, the carpet was stained and very unattractive. I did not report this as a cleaning problem since it looked as if someone attempted to clean it but the carpet is in desperate need of replacing. The many stains are not what guests who have anticipated a long awaited beach stay want to look at daily. The patio chairs had mold on them. Yes mold, all of them. And compared to the other patio furniture we saw, I was very disappointed that this condo's was so bad. Very cheap and old is the only way to describe it. Despite all of this, the furniture was the worst of all as it was very outdated as well. Faded with a smell that can only be described as old and dirty. No one wanted to sit on the couch let alone sleep on it. So we didn't. So our choice of seating was between a smelly couch and molded patio chairs. It is as if the owner doesn't even care to make it look nice or to please the guests. We did not pay for an outdated condo. The condo's description states, " ... a beautifully decorated living space instantly welcomes..." We did not find this to be true. There was mold on the bathroom tub also. The moment we entered the entire family wanted to know what the smell was. Condo smelled, and was outdated in everything. I want an apology for false advertising. My family was very disappointed, and I was heartbroken that I had chosen this condo for our vacation based on the fake description. For the price we paid for 5 days, we found the upkeep of the condo unacceptable.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for your frank review of the unit you stayed in at Aqua. We regret your unhappy experience. Hopefully the owner will read your comments and take steps to clean and redecorate the unit. There are various management companies and owners who manage units at Aqua.

We hope you will return, despite your negative experience, as Aqua has a huge number of guests who return year after year to create wonderful memories.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We loved unit 1207 at Aqua! It had everything we needed for a great week of vacation. The view was beautiful, the beach and pool were amazing, and we LOVED the location. Our family size is between needing a 2 bedroom + sofa bed and 3 bedroom unit. Having 2 bedrooms + the bonus room with bunkbeds in unit 1207 was a PERFECT solution for us and allowed us to avoid making out and putting back together the sofa bed every day. The unit was well maintained and décor was current. You can't go wrong staying in this unit at Aqua.

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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AquaPCBResort, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words about unit 1207. All one and many two bedroom units include the bonus rooms or bunk alcoves that give you that extra room. We hope you will schedule your Fall vacation soon. Review our online specials and book early!

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Additional Information about Aqua

Address: 15625 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2580
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Panama City Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Panama City Beach
Price Range: $267 - $720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aqua 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From a stunning sense of arrival to an array of luxurious amenities to our perfect location within walking distance of fabulous shopping and dining at Pier Park, Aqua sets new standards for the perfect beach vacation. Stunning 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condominiums all with sweeping Gulf views, water gardens, pools and whirlpool spa. Aqua; The color of luxury. The color of Fun. The most colorful vacations begin at Aqua. ... more   less 
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