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: All the rooms have fridges in them and some have kitchenettes. My room had 2 double beds, fridge, TV, and washroom. I really liked having the vanity area outside of the shower/toilet room. I was up on the second floor, furthest away from the reception area. Loved my balcony (with its own hammock) and never had an issue with hot water. While I was there the 2 resident turtles and 1 resident tortoise got a new pool and surround. The rooms, grounds and pool were always kept clean. It seemed like there was always someone doing touchups around the property.
I loved the location of the property. Being 4 blocks off 5th it was always quiet, night or day. 3 or 4 times I walked the 3 blocks to El Fogon for lunch and then another 2 to Walmart for snacks.
I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Acuario Hotel is a charming Caribbean hotel with only 12 rooms and one Suite. Located downtown Playa del Carmen, just a few minutes walk from the beach and the pedestrian shopping avenue. Beautiful, calm, relaxing, we offer an ideal environment for your family vacation or business trip! All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, fridge (or kitchenette), table and chairs, private bathroom with shower, and a spacious terrace with hammock and view to the tropical garden and swimming-pool. The Suite is available for mid- to long-term rentals (minimum one month), and has one bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, living room with sofa bed, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and large terrace with view to the pool. Common areas: large tropical garden, swimming-pool, barbecue and palapa area. Services: free coffee, wireless Internet, 24-hours front desk, laundry, concierge, massages. We look forward to receiving you!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Acuario Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico