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“#504 dont rent” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aquarius Condominiums

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Aquarius Condominiums
Council Bluffs, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“#504 dont rent”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The building and grounds are well kept . The pool and hot tub was clean and nice . The condo #504 was horrible . It was surface clean , but needed a deep cleaning and painting . Im sure it hadnt been done in over 10 years as there were mags in a basket from 2001 . The bathroom just plan horrible . There was black mold all over the frame of the shower door . In ll the nooks and crannies you could see dirt and mold build up . I wish I would have done more research on this property .

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cindy J
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, TX
Level Contributor
80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed August 25-31 in unit 603 (with off season price). Overall, it was a great stay. The checkin process was smooth and took only a few minutes. We went to the condo and found it to be older but serviceable. The common area outside with the pool and hot tub were very nice. We cooked out on the grill 3 times. The grill was gunky, but we brought foil pans to cook on. We did not cook in the unit.
We found the door locks were a bit rickety, but the deadbolt was in good shape. The view from the balcony is great! The size of the balcony was pretty good for 3 people to sit in a row and look out on the gulf. The living room is kind of small and only seats up to 4 people comfortably. The TVs in the unit are old (CRTs), The bedrooms were nice, yet small, even though it seemed like you were in a concrete box. There were no windows, but some had some privacy glass blocks to let light in. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen is a little old, but serviceable. The microwave, dishwasher, fridge and coffee maker worked. There is a blender and toaster as well, but we did not use them. We used the utensils, mugs and glasses since they seemed clean and in good shape. The bathroom was ok. The shower looked old and needs an update. the tiles and grout need a good clean. I would not sit on the seat in the shower! The sink/toilet seemed to be new and in good shape.
I would recommend since this is very economical place to stay on the beach.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank austinamers
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We visited South Padre Island for the first time and stayed at the Aquarius condo complex in unit 506. The location is awesome! The complex is right on the beach and we had a view of the gulf, unfortunately the unit was a disappointing. It is definitely well used and needs a good deep cleaning and paint job. The kitchen appliances are extremely dated and the microwave didn't work, I had to scrub the grout on the counter tops just to feel safe enough to use them. The air conditioning vents had mold from the condensation and looks like they've never been cleaned.
If it weren't for the location and the fabulous view we would have been extremely bummed out. We will go back to the Aquarius but not in this unit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Juli D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

The condo was very small for a 2bedroom facing the street. The master bedroom had a mattress in very bad shape. The living room had a couch with holes in it. The dining room table had 2good chairs. No hot water. Do not stay in this condo #508.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank diangoez
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Haughton, United States
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 5 days and we have to say it was a very good experience. The condo was clean and tidy with all amenities as described by South Padre Island Rentals. We had minor problem with a clogged lavatory sink and bad shower head and the rental agency sent someone right over to take care of it. Housekeeping personnel were more than helpful. The pool was clean and the common areas were kept up nicely. Beach access and balcony view was perfect. We stayed in 906 and then moved to 905 extending our stay. Have to say that 905's appliances need replacing while 906's were nice and up to date. South Padre Island Rentals people were helpful with anything we asked. We will be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aymc
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mexico
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel is very well located, its a good, quiet hotel if you are visiting with family. The experience there depends in wich room do you rent, each of them can be completely different, so you can have a great experience or a very bad one, because some of the condos are very old and really need a remodelation.
As an advise, before renting a condo here be sure that is one of the good ones

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank monybilbao
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed in June 2012 and are going back June 2013. The condos are old; however, the price is right and the location to the beach is awesome. We rented condo 504s. It was small, clean and old. We did have an issue with the comforter in the smaller room so we called the management company, S.P.I. Rentals, and they sent a housekeeper over to change out the comforter within the hour that we called. Later in the week, we noticed that the TV wasn't working, once again S.P.I. Rentals was very responsive. That is why I say rent a unit from S.P.I. Rentals. They handled every issue with a smile and a quick response. This year we are staying in unit 503s. I will write an additional review once our vacation is, sadly, over. Good Luck and don't count the Aquarius out because of non-responsive owners. Just choose units that are managed well.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TucsonMom3
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Property: Aquarius Condominiums
Address: 2000 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6838
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > South Padre Island
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 35 Specialty Lodging in South Padre Island
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquarius Condominiums 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
Aquarius Condominiums Hotel South Padre Island

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