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Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Acqualina is one of the most upscale five star hotels deserving of the best rating from Trip advisor. Our spectacular vacation started at check in... We were checked in by Nelson upon arrival and were told that the room was not ready as yet for our upgrade.. However, Nelson told us that they would bring our luggage into the ESPA so that we could take out our bathing suits
and change at the Spa. After they retrieved the luggage and left it with the bellmen. So our day started quite early being able to sit at the most beautiful pools and enjoy delicious lunch and
scenery overlooking the beach... Everyone at the hotel knows you by your name and can't do enough for you... The staff goes above and beyond for service and getting you anything from towels to drinks... The decor at the pools and restaurants (bright red cushions on lounge chairs)
as well as restaurant and lounge areas were so attractive.. The resort is immaculate and the service is more than any five star hotel offers. They then called us on the cell phone to let us kmow our room was ready... When we got to the desk Nelson(who was polite and informative) escorted us up to the 20th floor which he upgraded
into a beautiful ocean front suite.. Looking our from the terrace, it was as if you were on a cruise ship. The suite was decorated to the nines and every amenity was found. We were celebrating my birthday and we received a fruit platter and bottle of champagne...We met Mr. Jules Trump
in the elevator and he was extremely friendly... The food at the hotel was terrific. There was nothing lacking from this hotel--They had three pools - one adults only and the other two were for families... It was never crowded at any of the pools and we were always able to get two lounges in the shade... After lunch on our last day, we again met Mr. Jules Trump who got up from his lunch to greet us and he was a very gracious host... The Acqualina treats all their guests as if it was a private club... My husband and I travel a great deal in the states and Europe and have never come accross such attentive service from all of the staff...Everyone walks around with a smile and asks if they can help you. It is truly a very special place that we will definitely go back to and remember forever. Never any request is denied or not done with a smile... Congratulations to Mr. Jules Trump for making Acqualina the best resort with the perfect staff for all your needs... WE truly did not want to leave the resort because we were so happy and well rested with the entire property.. Every public room as well as the accommodations are elegant. We would advise anyone who wants the best vacation at a stunning property to definitely take a vacation at the Acqualina Resort and Spa... The Spa was beautiful and the treatments were the best too. Janee M.

Room Tip: The suites are tremendous and very sunny and quiet- especially higher up.. I do feel that no matter what room you get will be spectacular too.
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1  Thank Janee M
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AcqualinaManagement, Hotel Manager at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Dear Janee M,

I am delighted to read that your experience at Acqualina was very enjoyable in so many different aspects and particularly our wonderful staff was able to make you feel extra special and very comfortable. It will be my pleasure to share this praise with our team of Acqualina Dream Makers, especially with Nelson. We thrive on such feedback and strive for perfection every single day.
Mr. Trump is indeed very much involved in the resort activity as well, he lives and breathes hospitality. I am delighted you met and we all look very much forward to a return in the near future.
Sunny greetings!

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Acqualina is a wonderful resort entirely deserving of the many favorable Tripadvisor reviews. It offers superb check-in, beautiful lobby, lovely rooms, great restaurants, three especially nice pools, and a beachfront location that adds to an almost perfect overall appeal. In many ways it is a special place.

But even with all the accolades mentioned above, our overall experience during our four days at Acqualina was diminished by the constant disruptive noise from the construction next door at an affiliated condominium development. The noise was relentless and heard from our nineteenth floor balcony, any of the three pools and the beach. There is really no getting away from it.

While I appreciate that there is little management can do to tone down the noise, I suggest they at least be forthright about it. Don’t overlook the impact that the noise will have on a guests visit. Some mention of it should be made on the website; with confirmation; and at check in. Mitigate the problem with kind gestures. One idea would be an occasional “hard hat” cocktail reception for guests to thank them for putting up with the noise. Another idea would be to sometimes offer guests complimentary refreshments while at the pools or on the beach. After my complaint I was given the equivalent of a ten percent reduction in room rate, which was appreciated but inadequate.

Room Tip: Ocean front is lovely and worth the additional costs
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank George F
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AcqualinaManagement, Hotel Manager at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Dear George F,

Thank you for the candid feedback on your most recent experience.
It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the accommodations, our Food & Beverage in the various restaurants and also the excellent service all around.
At the same token I am disheartened to read that the intermittent noise emanating from the development of the neighboring building has marred your experience. While we have made note of it on the Acqualina website under the "Pool & Beaches" previously it has now also become part of our guest pre-arrival notification. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated and please contact me personally if you have an opportunity to visit us again in the near future. We would be delighted to welcome you back.
Thank you kindly

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

The service is exceptional. The resort is just lovely. We arrived and were immediately given such a warm and sincere welcome by Desiree. She was just delightful and the bellini's were of course, most welcome upon arrival. The rooms are lovely and spacious. and the grounds are immaculate.
Jose was always welcoming and great with recommendations on the menu. The food was delicious. The staff at the pools and beach were always courteous and engaging. Again,seeing the wonderful smiles and terrific attitudes was always refreshing. Everyone knew and addressed us by name.Extremely professional.They were always ready to assist.The pools are heated and the attendants were always available.The housekeeping staff took excellent care of our requests.Barbara always had a smile and joyful spirit.She was just wonderful.The courtesy car driver was friendly and informative.Spa was very relaxing and the services were excellent.
I have never been to a property where every single person we encountered was friendly and extremely efficient.This is the most well run resort that I have stayed in.Truly exceptional.
Kudos to everyone there.They are most impressive. So glad to have been there. Will definitely go back and recommend highly.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tonya P
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AcqualinaManagement, Hotel Manager at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Dear TonyaP

I thank you kindly for taking the time and writing such a lovely review.
It is wonderful to read that your stay at Acqualina was exceptional and particularly our team of dream makers exceeded your expectations. I will gladly share your praises with the staff and especially Desiree, Jose and Barbara. We pride ourselves with genuine care and attentive top-level service in a gorgeous and paradise like setting, as you noticed in the most recent stay. Please come back to visit us again in the near future, we are looking forward to it already!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I recently completed our first stay at Acqualina Resort. Our accommodations were in an oceanfront suite. Upon arrival, champagne was served in the lobby and we had champagne service provided by Sueheilly our suite. Sueheilly was friendly and made us feel special. At the beach, Julian managed the services there and was extremely upbeat, friendly, and made each day feel like the best day on the best place on earth. Michael and Daniel kept our umbrellas and chairs in place and provided us excellent service while enjoying the blue water and sandy beach. The pool areas were beautiful, and my wife and I enjoyed breakfast there each morning. Sueheilly made our acquaintance again while serving us at our reserved, private beachside dinner for two. What a special night. On one evening, we came back to our room to see rose petal turndown service in our bedroom. This was a couples trip for us, but being parents, we loved the special sandcastle area on the beach and the great children's programs (Aquamarine). If our kids had come, they would have been entertained well. Acqualina is a special place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank wschappell
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AcqualinaManagement, Hotel Manager at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Dear wschappell,

Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful sentiments of your most recent stay. We are very happy that you and your wife enjoyed the beautiful suite overlooking the ocean, delicious treats and all the wonderful amenities Acqualina has to offer. Please bring your children on a future visit, our Acquamarine team is already very excited to welcome them. I will be certain to share your praise with the Acqualina team of Dream Makers and particularly Julian, Michael, Daniel and Sueheilly who exceeded your expectations. We have means to reward them internally and will gladly do so. Thank you once again and please come back to visit soon!

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed here for our second time, and it was as great as the first one. We got upgraded to a classic suite with a beautiful view of the Ocean.

They have a wonderful staff and special mentions to Rachele and Giovanni who made us feel so special.

The staff brought a wonderful cake personally to our room for my wife's Birthday.

If you are staying in the area and if you can afford it you can't do better than Acqualina

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AlanOSI
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AcqualinaManagement, Hotel Manager at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Dear AlanOSI

I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed celebrating this special occasion at Acqualina and particularly the beautiful classic suite with stunning ocean views.

More importantly however it is wonderful to know that all of our staff and especially Rachele and Giovanna went above and beyond to make you feel extra special. I will be certain to share your praise with the team as we thrive on positive feedback.

We look very much forward to welcome you back on a future visit to South Florida.

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