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El Acuario Hotel

Av. 25 Norte entre 2 y 4 Norte Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here for quite many times about 10 or more times, we even bring our diver guests here and recommend it, we had not been able to come for several months to find the place was repainted and added so many great things, rooms changed and now each has a kitchenette which combines great with the close walking... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well I just have to tell you that El Acuario keeps delivering customer service like it is on the menu! The colectivos are 2 minutes away, best whole pollo (poyo) aka chicken (grilled) with sides is 2 minutes away (110pesos with sides), some of the best cart food in the RM is very close by and you can walk to... More 

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Serris, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
23 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Mexican staff were all first rate, always helpful and very patient with our attemps at Spanish. Diane is a good manager and is much obliging with requests. The rooms are basic and yes there are things that are a bit wonky such as the electrics, the water going from freezing to boiling etc but there are kept clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed here recently and loved it. Bright and colourful property with a geat pool. Maid attended daily. Turtles are a funny little bunch living in the property. Rooms are spacious with all you need and a really big bed. The suite is just huge. Every balcony faces the pool and garden and all have their own hammock. There are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The location was just far enough to miss all the hubbub of 5th Ave. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Diana the manager was the most. I will stay here again. The accommodations were more than adequate. The beds were comfortable and the place had all the facilities of home, utensils, fridge and a two burner hotplate.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed here our first couple nights in Playa del Carmen because we were looking for a cheap, safe, and easy place to get settled. The rooms are stark but we spent most of our time in the nice pool. The cabbies had no idea about this hotel and so we were more or less on our own in trying... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed there for more than a month. We loved it. The manager made us feel at home and helped us with anything possible. The staff is so friendly and the place is very clean and everywhere you look you find little charming details. The kitchen at the suite was very well equipped. The Wi Fi fails sometimes, but it... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed there and it was quite meh. The place was infested with ants, the staff spoke no English, the room took forever to cool down if at all, the wifi was poor at best, the shower either dripped or was so forceful that the 5 or 6 streams of water felt like they were shooting you... More 

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Portland OR
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed here from May 17 to June 14 while taking a Spanish language immersion class in a school 4-6 blocks away. I was a bit anxious during the planning stage because of so many uncertainties, but TA's reviews and e-mail exchanges with the hotel's manager assured me all would be well. And it was. I was in a room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We planned to stay there for two days, we stayed there for 5! This place is amazing!! The staff is great and takes care of the place and also very helpful. The room was very clean and equipped, we had a t.v, fridge,stove,air conditioner, ventilator and a separated room with toilet and shower that has hot water all the time.... More 

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Address: Av. 25 Norte entre 2 y 4 Norte Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
El Acuario Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen

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