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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is quite a sleeper hotel. Great staff and clean rooms. Very private and close to everything. The wifi connection is sometimes slow, but that could be expected. I will definetely stay here again. Coffe early in the am.

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Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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166 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 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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