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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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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Port Colborne, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We book the El Acuario every year! My only wish is that we were able to stay longer. Although the prices have gone up over the years, somewhat, it is still a great bargain. The rooms & hotel areas are kept very clean. The service is still great & most of the hotel staff have been there for many years... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stayed 4 nights in November. Walking distance to the beach. Collectivo station around the corner. Helpful staff. Nice pool to cool off after touring the area. Liked all the food stands you'll find on the walk to the beach. Great to bring food back and enjoy in the patio by the pool. Dont pay for a mega resort if you... More 

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