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Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160   |  
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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“Beautiful 5 star resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

First off, I'm a Virtuoso travel agent that gets to visit many 4 and 5 star hotels often and the Acqualina stands out. Rooms are large,clean and very comfortable. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and always there for any request. The hotel car is great to take you to Bal Harbour shops or area restaurants. The spa was very nice and relaxing.
Acqualina is a little north of Miami and a great choice for families. I saw many kids involved in all the activities they offered and the parents and kids seemed to love it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We just had four nites at this wonderful hotel. Could not fault it in any way. The staff are lovely, the facilities and beach are first class. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Their courtesy car driver John, is a wonderful asset with an endearing personality. Loved our stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Has a lovely stay the staff were very helpful and friendly and especially the concierge and the house driver john
Wonderful position great beach right near aventura mall but
Sun loungers around pool too cramped and poor quality wi fi

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

So... when I think back to christmas at acqualina my thoughts initially go to.... the amazing service at breakfast, between the waitstaff and those making the omeletes one could not ask for more. The beach staff was also incredibly accommodating as was lunch on the beach. The hotel is so beautiful, on the outside (saw people taking pics ) and the rooms inside are fab! Large and everything you need is there.
Only complaints were internet was very pretty spotty and housekeeping showed up pretty late in the day but we could still deal cause everything else was so amazing.
Did not have a chance to use the spa , gym was on the small side, never ate at il mulino (as a nyorker not really a fan).... but if you like ferrari's, maseratti's and rolls royces in your driveway then acqualina is for you... Beach is heavenly and you actually feel like you are not in fla...close to south beach, bal harbor and the 95 for those drives to visit grandma.... Great location for aventura mall and all that other retail stuff... Would def return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bannockburn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have stayed at Acqualina the past 3 years over winter break and will NEVER stay anywhere else. We travel with our two little boys (ages 3 & 4) and have had the most memorable experiences. We are super high maintenance people & Acqualina exceeds all of our standards.

The rooms are clean and spacious- perfect set up to travel with little ones- either in a standard intracoastal room OR a one bedroom suite. Kids have comfortable cots- the deluxe one bedroom suites even have a second bathroom.

The staff is AMAZING. Julia & Rachele from guest services are top notch and will do everything and anything to ensure a PERFECT stay. Jessica at the pool & Andres pool server are wonderful!!! You feel like you're part of a family- never getting lost in the shuffle. Perfect beach access- clean white sand and bright blue water. There are tons of pails/shovels set out each day in a pre-dug pit for kids with umbrellas.

The pool & beach are immaculate. You can be social with other families or have private alone time. Each pool offers a different setting. You will not be disappointed with your stay here---it's truly one of a kind! You will be forever spoiled and unable to stay anywhere else, especially in South Florida!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Have stayed at many luxury hotels in Florida and they are good but this is in another league. Superb accomodation, great service, fantastic facilities for adults and kids.
Food quality superb and reasonalbly priced rather than the usual overpirced hotel menu's
Adult only pool is great and I have kids so really appreciate not having them bother others.
The SPA is huge and the kids faciliteis great so in short this hotel is one of the rare properties that manages to cater for all people without compromise..
Cant imagine anybody not wanted to return ...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The hotel and grounds are beautiful. Our room was very spacious and we found the housekeeping to be efficient. The young staff is generally very enthusiastic and eager to give good service. The adults only Tranquility Pool was great, most days we had it to ourselves as the hotel was quiet during our stay. The staff did say it would start to get very busy from later in Decenber. Overall we found the quality of the food here to be disappointing, and especially awful in the fine dining restaurant Il Mulino, reviewed separately. The Spa is very pleasant, however until the hotel ups its game with regard to food, we dont consider it to be world class as it didnt compare to our previous experiences in other hotels.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach

Address: 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
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Location: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and a recipient of the coveted 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, 2013 AAA Five Diamond Award for four consecutive years and 2012 Andrew Harper's Reader's Choice Award for Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residencies with breathtaking views of Atlantic Ocean. Step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Piazzetta Marketplace and Restaurant and Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious boardrooms, and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering eleven multi-functional treatment rooms, four spa treatment rooms, and an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall – all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. ... more   less 
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