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“You can't help but like Maggie”
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The Aqua Hotel
Ranked #11 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Worthing, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“You can't help but like Maggie”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

As every other reviewer mentions, Maggie gives you a big welcome to the Aqua Hotel and is friendly and helpful throughout your stay. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived but we were happy to laze around the pool for a while until it was done. Once ready we were very pleased with the layout and the cleanliness and loved the style of the room. The bed wasn't the biggest but was comfortable enough, the air con was a little noisy but not too bad and this was the first room that we'd had anywhere that had a de-humidifier in it. However, that was very noisy and had to be switched off at night. After a good nights sleep we tried to make some coffee in the room. Despite trying to follow the instructions we didn't have much luck and ended up with hot water with a slight coffee colouring to it! However, we messed around with it and got a drinkable cup in the end. We had time to spare in Fort Lauderdale before we needed to head for the airport and Maggie was quite happy for us to leave the car parked at the hotel while we wandered on the short walk into town. Incidentally, we didn't have to pay to park, unlike some other reviews I've seen on here. The only reason for not giving it five stars was the swimming pool arrangement. There are two pools and, when we first arrived, there were a load of kids in one and we had the other one to ourselves. After a while they all migrated over to our pool and once there are six largely unsupervised youngsters jumping in and out it rather ruined our peace and quiet. We noticed that they all went back to the other pool later! We mentioned to Maggie that she should designate one pool for kids and the other for adults only. She understood our feelings and said that she was hoping to do this in the future while adding a slide or similar for one of the pools to keep the kids entertained. The only thing holding this up was the necessary license and, presumably, health and safety checks? Hopefully, next time we visit this will all be done!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is our home away from home when we go to Fort Lauderdale! Maggie and the entire staff are great, so helpful and friendly that you never want to leave! The rooms are spotless and the beds are very comfortable. We’re looking forward to returning next year again!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Koping
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Maggie, the hotel manager, was amazing. She was so kind to us and she always had something nice to say when we met her around the hotel area. Our room, probably the cheapest variant they have, was big and very comfortable. There was one problem for us though and that was the isolation to our neighboors. We clearly heard them slap with their plates and silverwear during their early breakfast. Lucky for us, who use to stay in bed until at least 10AM, that we where jetlagged and early birds at this time.

This hotel is small and cosy, with two small swimming pool areas where we really enjoyed our days. The Wifi was not so good though. Very slow and sometimes it didn´t work at all.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

First Maggie welcomes you into the small, cool, minty-smelling office like you are family. She checks you in, provides a tour of the lovely,cozy grounds and offers all the information you need to enjoy your stay. Throughout our four day stay the staff were friendly, helpful and really sweet. They go out of their way to help in any way possible.

Our room was just like the photos; large, cool, uncluttered and comfortable. It had a full-sized fridge, microwave and small cook top. The location is very convenient, close to the beach, walkable to restaurants and the water taxi.

The amazing staff, convenient location, comfortable atmosphere and cool crisp decor make this location a perfect pick! We will certainly return!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Best hotel I've stayed at within the US and other countries. The hotel is so clean and beautiful. Maggie, Jody, and all the staff are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure each of every guest is comfortable. They go out of their way to accommodate everyone. I have not one negative thing to say. I just got home and I want to go back. I miss everything about my stay; the hotel, the location, and especially the staff. Don't change a thing!!!! Thank you so much for helping me have the best vacation I've ever had. xoxo Nancy C and Aubrey

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

we have just returned from another stay at Aqua Boutique Hotel....
From the moment we arrived everything was great. Maggie the manager goes above and beyond to help and make your stay wonderful, her passion is obvious and her attention to detail second to non....
we stayed for just under three weeks and really enjoyed our stay, we can see they have added several improvements since our last stay including clothes rails for drying in all rooms...
This is our forth trip to Aqua and each time it only gets better.

If we had any negative comments it would only be, without Maggie.... there is NO passion.
something you cannot teach ...you either have it or you don't and Maggie has loads.

Note to resort manager ...... employ other staff with passion.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we felt so welcomed and looked after. Location is one block back from beach in a delightful area. The rooms have been delightfully and stylishly decorated. Loved it. Didn't use the pool as only stayed 2 nights but would recommend a longer stay as so much to see and do. Staff obviously love their jobs, never seen such a happy crew. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Thank you for a great stay.

Room Tip: Expect some noise from neighbours as thin walls, but nothing to worry about.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Liz H,
We hope that you can stay with us for more then 2 days next time! With a variety of room types, including 2 bedroom apartments, we can easily accommodate long term stays. We love that you noticed our happy crew. Our motto at NBV is after all, a place where locals and visitors can find love and happiness. Guess that includes the staff too:)
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Property: The Aqua Hotel
Address: 3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4019 (Formerly Angela's Beach Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why are AQUA’s reviews so excellent? Is it that North Beach Village’s boutique hotels are located in an extraordinary area of Fort Lauderdale beach that’s perfect for kids and fun-loving adults? Or is it that AQUA’s concierge-like services ensure happiness? Could it be our sandy beaches a few minutes’ walk away or how our heated pools induce laughter? Maybe it’s our incredibly reasonable rates for modernized suites with flat-screens, kitchens and Wi-Fi included? Yes – families revisit us for these details and many more! From golden beaches and turquoise waters to the winding Intracoastal Waterways – AQUA’s at the heart of a lush barrier island. Our tropical ambiance and 322 days of Caribbean sunshine also adds to AQUA’s success – plus we’re minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-class airport, cruises, shops, nightlife, entertainment and restaurants. Imagine – rejuvenating family beach picnics, water taxi rides to chic Las Olas or thrilling watersport adventures!AQUA’s 39 spacious rooms – studios, suites and penthouses – have a refreshing, beachy décor. We never charge resort fees, or for coffee or beach views. Recharge your inner holiday and book AQUA. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Angela`s Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Angelas Beach Hotel
Hotel Angelas Beach

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