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“A few good people make a difference.” 4 of 5 stars
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Aquarius Vacation Club
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carretera 101, Acceso Balneario Km 18, Boqueron 00622, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Boqueron
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A few good people make a difference.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel overall looks nice. The rooms were clean and spacious with a nice view of the ocean, if you are on the right side of the hotel. ( I think the back of the hotel.) They were however kind of old. Our night table came apart when I moved the phone, fixtures in the bathroom were loose, there was a water leak in the hallway, and in general it looked like it could use some remodeling. I'm not sure what was the deal with the towels. They seemed old and there was never enough supply in the room.
On the plus side the hotel service was good and they were fairly quick to fix any issues with the room or supplies.
My experience with the hotel was remarkably improved by the service in the restaurant of two individuals that undoubtedly take pride in their job, Claudia and Ana. Claudia was our server most of the times we visited the restaurant. She was friendly and professional and eager to make our stay a pleasant one. Ana was the chef, and although the menu is relatively small, the food was delicious and I was very impressed with the presentation of the dishes. What a positive impression these two ladies made. * When you visit, make sure to meet these ladies in the restaurant and you will see what I mean.
The hotel is located by the beach and a small and friendly town. But it's almost like you don't know they are there until you venture out the back gate. This was nice because it gives the hotel a certain privacy and almost a sense of adventure when you go out the gates. ( We did not eat at any of the restaurants in town because we preferred to eat at the hotel.) I think the town is mostly active from Thursday- Sunday.

Would I visit this hotel again? Yes.

A few things you should know:
- You will need to have a rental car if you stay on this side of the Island.
- It helps if you know a local so that you know where to go when you are visiting this area.
- I did not see a store in the hotel so make sure to bring some basic supplies with you.
- Oh yes, make sure you bring unlimited supply of bug repellent. Lather up and carry it with you at all times :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Provo, Utah, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed in a suite for 2 nights. We were visiting friends in Cabo Rojo so we were there for the proximity. The rooms were large and the beds very comfortable. There was a washer and dryer which was a nice perk. The kitchen was large and well equipped. We were on the fifth floor and had a lovely view from our balconies. The service was very good. Drawbacks...some sewer smell from drains in kitchen sink, no fan or window in bathrooms, and worn towels. We swam a little in the pool which was very nice, but the beach though close is very average, with lots of sand fleas...wear insect repellent.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Extremely courteous staff. Very nice location. The rooms and beds were clean and comfortable.
I just had a wonderfully relaxing week there.
I would definitely stay here again.
Beach and Pobaldo were nearby and had private access.
I loved Christmas and the holiday season in PR!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy, Utah
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The staff was very friendly and the food is excellent. the location is within walking distance to downtown boqueron and/or to the beach. The hotel has a private entrance to the beach.The town does close up early during the week but the hotel restaurant was always available for food. I have traveled to PR on several occasions and this hotel is the best. The restaurant staff heard about my good friends birthday and baked a cake for him. One day we were leaving early and the staff had breakfast ready to go at their opening time. We held a family reception in the reception building and the staff made fresh flan ( a puerto rican desert) This is the best value in this corner of the island and from November to February the beaches are almost empty and the water is warm.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This hotel is a hidden gem in an area where it’s hard to find a good, clean, staff customer friendly, safe, and moderately priced hotel.
We have stayed at other hotels in Boquerón over the past few years and this is by far is the best hotel in the Boquerón and Cobo Rojo area. Besides having a great location, the Boquerón Beach Resort has great staff with a very positive “cannot do enough for you attitude” sometimes hard to find at other hotels we have stayed in the Boquerón and Cobo Rojo area and even in San Juan at some of the chain hotels.
There were no surprises at Boquerón Beach Resort with our stay. This reflects well on the management at the hotel and is not always been the case with other hotels in the same area. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The view we had was a partial view but was very nice view of the ocean and park next to the hotel. Our room had a workable safe and the door had dead bolt and workable peep hole. The room had a real 4 cup coffee maker and was stocked with real Puerto Rican coffee. Our room had a clean workable refrigerator and micro wave. The beds were comfortable and the TV worked. The TV channels were provided by a local cable company but for non Spanish speakers had enough English speaking channels. We were surprised not to hear any noise from the other guest in our room.
There was free Wi-Fi in the lobby and in the elevator areas of the 1st and 3rd floors and it worked well.
The only issue was the day to day hotel up keep/maintenance. For example the fire door on the 3rd floor looked beat up and needed repaired and a few light fixtures on the exterior were broke and needed repaired
The pool area was cleaned and well maintained. Children were present and but had an area of their own with slides and other stuff to keep them busy and happy. Children didn’t dominate the pool area. One could sit around the pool and not get distracted by kids running all around the pool area disturbing all the guests.
The hotel security was excellent. Parking was safe inside a secure area with continuous surveillance. Security was always visible.
As previously stated, the front desk staff was very professional and helpful. Check-in was a little slow being a Friday evening when we arrived but the staff took time to explain everything about the hotel and answered all our questions. Another good reflection on the good people the hotel hired and quality hotel management.
We did not eat at the restaurant or look at the menu but restaurant looked inviting and clean and also had good hours. I believe it opened for breakfast at 7AM and closed at 10PM. The best place we found for typical Pusrto Rican breakfast and lunch was just up the street called the "Rice and Bean". Not fancy but great food at a good price.
The location of the resort is great. The walk to the Boquerón beach and shopping area was an easy 5 minute walk out the back gate of the hotel. We didn’t have to walk on the road to get to the beach and town area. The gate is secure gate for quest only and is very effective keeping out unwanted non register hotel guest.
Hopefully this hotel will maintain this level of quality and not degrade to the level of the other hotels in the area. As stated the Boquerón Beach Resort hotel is a gem in the area where good hotels are hard to find. We would stay in the Boquerón Beach Resort again and would recommend to anyone who wants to see the real Puerto Rico on the western side of the island with access to one of the better beaches in Puerto Rico.

Room Tip: High Floor Ocean View
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This hotel is good and great for few days. The room view was great, my only problem was that during the week the restaurants in the town were closed. And the only entertainment was the pool and the beach. Be sure to buy some groceries because all the places are very far away, something good is that all the rooms have a refrigerator and a microwave, but great view for relaxation.

Room Tip: The rooms with beach view, beautiful.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Coming from NJ post hurricane Sandy alone with 3 kids the staff was great. Claudia F&B as well as the other female server were very helpful. George was great he gave us a ride to buye beach and to the airport to make things easier for me. They really made this trip a pleasure I would recommend this resort based on the staff alone.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Aquarius Vacation Club Hotel Boqueron
Aquarius Vacation Club Hotel
Aquarius Vacation Hotel
Address: Carretera 101, Acceso Balneario Km 18, Boqueron 00622, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Boqueron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Boqueron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquarius Vacation Club 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location : We are located in the beach in Boqueron, Aquarius Vacation Club at Boqueron Beach Resort is close to Boqueron Beach and Buye Beach. Additional area attractions include Combate Beach and Playa Sucia. Resort Features : Aquarius Vacation Club at Boqueron Beach Resort has a waterslide, a fitness center, and a children's pool. Wireless Internet access ( Wi-Fi ) is included in the complimentary resort fee. Dining and bar options at our resort are available at Piscis Cafe & Bar, located in the pool area. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, multilingual staff, and secure parking. Guest parking is available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms : The 88 air-conditioned guestrooms at Aquarius Vacation Club at Boqueron Beach Resort include safes and coffee/tea makers. 40-Inch LED,Smart TV's are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks and phones with voice mail. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. All units feature microwaves and refrigerators. Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. In addition, housekeeping is offered daily and amenities available on request include wake-up calls. ... more   less 
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