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El Acuario Hotel

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Av. 25 Norte entre 2 y 4 Norte Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Skiatook, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at the hotel a number of times. Whenever we visit Playa del Carmen, we always stay here. The staff are fabulous, they go above and beyond to help with any request. The location is excellent as well, only 5 blocks from the beach, without the price. Rooms are nice, with kitchenettes, the mattresses have... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I am a 60+ woman, traveling alone. I needed a place to stay where I could feel safe, have peace and quiet and this hotel gave it all to me. It is a lovely little hotel, close to all amenities. The 12 rooms face the court yard and pool. They are clean and equipped with a small fridge, a hot... More 

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing spot! Such a perfect retreat. Diane and her excellent staff are there to help you with anything, I felt like family. Not only are the beds super comfortable and the pool a great way to cool off after the beach, but the BBQ spot has a amazing thatched roof area for lounging or eating close to down... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Me and a friend of mine went there 3 times spending the Holidays (2 weeks each time) and we recommand this small and beautiful hotel without any hesitation. The personnel is kind, the place is calm and clean, it is convenient because we could cook meals in the room and the pool is always a great spot to relax.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was our 4th stay at El Acuario. Normally it is just my husband and myself but this time we took our children and our young grandchildren. We didn't even consider staying anywhere else. The location, close to walmart, 5 mins only, the beach, collectivos and the playgrounds. We also knew that with the young children we would need some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Today is our last day in Playa-what a good trip! Our stay at the El Acuario was great. Very affordable, 5 minute walk to Quinta Avenida and the beach, quiet and convenient with a small kitchen (fridge, microwave, hot plate). Unfortunately the internet went out on our 2nd day here which made it a bit harder to look things up... More 

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Portland OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have stayed at the El Acuario twice and each time was fabulous, Diane is simply the best and is helpful in every way...each room has a terrace and kitchen facilities and all with a view of the pool and surrounding gardens...it is centrally located (5 blocks from the bus station) but not noisey...it is a great bargin for Playa... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in Playa del Carmen three times. We always stayed in this hotel and if we will ever come again we will definitely stay there again. Very helpful manager and friendly staff. Rooms are clean.Pool nice and refreshing. You can also do bbq. We love it. There was nothing we would complain about. Thanks to everybody in El Acuario

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victoria bc canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is such a great place to stay. It's a great way to explore all the hidden gems playa has to off without always being stuck on 5th ave. Easy walk to the bus station or the heart of the action. At night it's just quite dark around the streets. They don't have as many street lights around the Neighborhood... More 

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