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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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

As a fussy, tricky englander arriving with high demands and high expectations but sometimes careful pockets, i wholeheartedly recommend this cute little diamond of a hotel. I actually stayed here in May 2012 for a whole month and the fact that i just returned here for another sneaky holiday says alot. I orginally took one of the standard rooms which... More 

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atlanta
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

What can i say----I have retired and am now living here at the hotel permanently---yes, this is my new home....You gringos may not understand this, but i do not miss the u.s.a.....I love mexico, its people and laid-back/slow pace lifestyle....That is why THE EL ACUARIO fits me perfectly---the staff is wonderful (love ya diane), location only 4 blocks from beach/makinng... More 

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8 Thank 77zeppelin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel is awesome very close to walmart el fugon rest. Nice pool very lush landscaping stores are so near by beach is about 10 minute walk all I can say is that this hotel is an hidden gem thank u so much el aquario I will be back during bpm festival to dj see you then 2013

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1 Thank Marty604
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This hotel is a bit out of the of 5th avenue. It took me about 15 minutes to walk up to 5th. I would recommend this hotel to no frills travellers, for the accomendations are basic. It has a nice Mexican feel, and its tucked away from the noised. It close to cheap Mexican restaurants and food carts. It's a... More 

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5 Thank Jasmin T
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I stayed at El Acuario Hotel for 2 weeks in Feb/Mar of this year. The only "con" of the hotel is that there are no safes in the rooms or at reception. Though I had nothing go missing, it would have been nice to have some where to put my extra spending money right after going to the bank. Pros:... More 

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3 Thank wolfpf
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

El Acuario is a perfect spot just a short stroll from the bus stop and the 'Ave'. Surrounded by local taco stalls it gives you a completely different feeling than anywhere else in the area. The staff are very friendly and the pool is a great place to relax.

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2 Thank Leon D
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

My two kids and I stayed here the last week of June, room 206. We adore this place and the room was very comfy with a fridge and microwave and little kitchenette. Also, Its hard to find a pool if you aren't staying at a big resort or super pricey place. And we like the location, a few blocks from... More 

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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night and really glad we did. Got a very nice welcome and free fresh coffee in reception. Had fridge in the room and a/c so everything we needed. It was all clean and the pool was lovely too. It's only a 5 min walk from the main street and beach so nicely out of the... More 

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Brisbane
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85 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

After staying at a somewhat cold 'business' hotel in Cancun, it was a relief to step into the funky lobby of El Acuario! We had a twin room (2 double beds) on the ground floor near the gazebo. Every room has a little area outside with their own hammock. The pool area is really what makes this place - it... More 

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atlanta
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

thanks to diane and staff had a wonderful 10 days--hope to return soon, because everyone made me feel like family--this is the REAL mexico, not some overpriced resort--love the breakfast in the "yellow shack" around the corner, please give my best to marshall there--i could go on and on but just need to say i miss it and love the... More 

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