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“Service like this can only be found at Acqualina!” 5 of 5 stars
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Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Service like this can only be found at Acqualina!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The single best resort in South Florida - period.

Service by far surpasses the likes of the Ritz, the Seasons or Setai. There is no hotel like it. The rooms are immaculate. The attention to detail is incredible and customer attention is priority ONE.

From valet, to all restaurants, to in-room dining, the service is just there. There is an amazing amount of energy and happiness radiating from employees of the Acqualina that you just don't get anywhere else.

Spent an entire week there for business and decided to spend the weekend. It was truly amazing. The spa is fabulous as are all of the restaurants. You cannot go wrong.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Just returned from a short trip to Miami - and would not hesitate to recommend the Excellent Acqualina Resort and Spa Hotel. The ocean view rooms are superb, and a lot of hotels could
learn a lesson on customer service from the friendly efficient staff at the Acqualina.
Yes it is expensive but I will hopefully return soon.

Room Tip: Ocean Front Room was superb, try the Piazzetta for a glass of wine and snack.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Acqualina deserves its reputation as one of the top hotels in Miami. We have stayed here twice and on both occasions have had excellent suites, immaculately furnished and very clean. The pool areas,dining rooms and beach are kept in great shape and you are well looked after by a very attentive staff.

It is not cheap and for a visitor from the UK it is something of a shock to find service charges and gratuities added to a dining bill which are equivalent to around 40%. You are then asked whether you would like to add a further voluntary gratuity. However I understand this approach is the norm in up market US hotels. Forget your bank balance and enjoy the experience.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed at the resort with my dogs for two weeks and had a magnificent time. I especially enjoyed the pools at night. The food and service was luxurious to say the least. The house car and driver was a nice bonus, he was fun and helpful. Thanks for a really nice break.

Room Tip: Just ask for what you want The ocean view and patio are flawless.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Wow! What a place... From the time we came in to our check out, everything was great at Acqualina. Very well apinted rooms, big and elegant. Friendly staff and great service. The food is also superb, from the Breackfast to the Dinner in Il Mullino. Is very expensive but is was worth it...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I recently stayed at this resort and loved it. They surpassed my expectations with their wonderful customer service. beautiful resort very clean and their staff were great. they did everything in their power to make my stay comfortable and enjoyable.
Highly recommend this resort. they are classy and wonderful. the beach is beautiful and very clean.
tried all their restaurants and had wonderful meals.
will definitly go their again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

OMG! My husband and I just got back from this hotel which truly deserves the 5 star that its rated! It sure is second to none! It was one of the most luxurious hotels we ever visited. The entire ambiance and vibe of this hotel makes it wonderful! The decor of the lobby is magnificent! The amenities are just too many to list. Nelson and Sophvia at the concierge desk were always so attentive to every detail and the entire staff made an effort to make our vacation the very best. The ocean front room has beautiful panelling and fine details and was very spacious. The marble bathrooms are tastefully decorated and very appealing. I really enjoyed the delicious after beach lotion. The three pools are clean and just at the right temperature with Jessica being there at your every beck and call! The hammocks and comfy red lounge chairs at the beach are perfect spots to roll up with great reading material. The beach service was amazing as well and I loved the idea of the little red service flags. ooooooh the lavish bar..... And of course I will never forget the most amazing facial experience with Dekendra at the spa! I really appreciated it! The best part of my vacation was of course Orlando who did my massage! I have had many massages in the past, but have never felt as refreshed as when i walked out of that room! Thank you once again! I had a great experience and this hotel greatly exceeded my expectations. I cant wait to go back again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
Address: 17875 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-2718
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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 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Green Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 98
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 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, the AAA Five Diamond Award and the Andrew Harper’s Reader’s Choice Award for Top #1 Top Beach Resort, #1 Top Spa Resort and #1 Top Family Resort. 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 at this Miami Beach Resort with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Piazzetta Marketplace, AQ by Acqualina with menus provided by Il Mulino New York and a separate restaurant by the Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious boardroom, a world class fitness center offering the latest Artis technology 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 11 multi-functional 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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