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El Acuario Hotel

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Vancouver, Canada
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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Dallas, Texas
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...

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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...

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2Thank Eldodgemous
Brisbane
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...

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2Thank queenjojo02
atlanta
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...

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1Thank 77zeppelin
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed February 2, 2012

We had the kitchenette on the 2nd level #202. Squeaky clean and the whitest freshest sheets ever! Air con, TV, free coffee, WIFI. Mexican flare, clean, simple, safe and basic. Includes the friendliest cat named Coco who does her daily rounds of inspection and visiting. Our room (as all rooms) overlook the pool and lovely well-kept garden area. A few...

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed February 2, 2012

I want to thank Diane with all her help to make our holiday perfect. We stayed only 1 night, but we wanted to come back for our last days, unfortunately they were fully booked. Diane make all her best to help and find us the other hotel with the swimming pool. Nice quiet place with nice colours. KIITOS!

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Seattle
Reviewed February 1, 2012

I stayed here for 2.5 weeks this month, telecommuting but also having some fun in Playa with relatives. Manager Diane & her team run a spotless, tidy and pleasant 12-unit oasis in the middle of a working-class neighborhood. Rooms are plain but cute, and there is always somebody cleaning, retouching the brightly colored paint, making more coffee, or helping guests....

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San Diego, California
Reviewed January 13, 2012

My husband and I spent our December holidays here and I'm so glad that I chose this place! The staff are so friendly (even though Diane is the only one who speaks English) and are always willing to please. They also have a pot of delicious Coba coffee brewing at all times in the reception area. The hotel grounds are...

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2Thank Tess
Reviewed December 23, 2011

stayed there for 2 weeks after we spontanously moved out of the appartement our language school provided. this hotel was recommended to us by some fellow students. the rooms were spacious and always clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. it was not only good value for money but a great place to stay. we had to change the room...

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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, kitchenette (sink, fridge, electric grill, microwave oven, kitchenware and dishes), 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, bicycle and car rentals. We look forward to receiving you!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Acuario Hotel

Address: Av. 25 Norte entre 2 y 4 Norte Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $50 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Acuario Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
El Acuario Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#50 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles jackiegeady, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Get one on the first floor with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 513KenH, Nov 19, 2016 | Read review
“Less sun on the bottom floors”
 of 5 bubbles 169lyndalh, Jul 2, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed downstairs and it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CristinaML2014, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“Common, comfortable, Clean. Many accommodations close by. Very kind, caring and accommodating staff. We loved our stay!!”
 of 5 bubbles YucatanTravelor, Mar 24, 2016 | Read review
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