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El Acuario Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel. If you can and it's not booked - get the suite. They only have one but it's worth it. I loved the home away from home feel. It's not a all inclusive of course - and I've been to all of those..it's like you are at home with a great courtyard. Coco the cat is an added bonus....

Thank Kelly M
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I stayed at this hotel for a week in Dec, 2016. I loved everything about the place! The pool area is great, the room had cable TV, decent wifi, a fridge, hot plate and microwave. The A/C was cold and the housekeeping service was good. There is either a patio or balcony outside the room. The hotel has a very...

2Thank Matthew S
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Port Colborne, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Excellent central location for all amenities!! Diane is an amazing manager of the hotel...her staff goes above and beyond to accommodate their guests. We would definitely recommend booking this hotel.

Thank jackiegeady
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night before we headed to Cozumel. The room was small but the bed was comfortable. The pool area was very nice and the staff friendly. We found the neighborhood loud. There was loud music playing across the street until very late at night and then we were woken up by someone hollering for either taxis or...

Thank 92Nan2015
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in many places in Playa Del Carmen. I usually stay close to the Quinta and a place that has parking since we live half the year in Mexico and have a car. I Have never stayed so far (5 blocks) from the Quinta but this visit was one night and I wanted to take our guest to...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We spent 2 weeks at El Acuario. It's a lovely little hotel, a real haven. The pool area and coutyard (not to forget the tortugas) is a very pleasant place to while away many hours. We had a first floor room with a little balcony. The room was very comfortable, clean and the kitchenette very useful. The surounding streetscape is...

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The hotel is located a few blocks away from the famous 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen. The hotel is very clean and has a nice common area with pool and hammocks. Perfect for the price and really customer friendly.

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This lovely little hotel centrally located charmed us from the beginning. We were able to park our car and walk into an oasis of calm just inside the door. The courtyard with beautiful landscaping surrounding a cool, refreshing swimming pool had the kind of tranquility we needed after a long hot day. The rooms are simple and cheerful, great shower,...

2Thank crazyiris001
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The location really is perfect - a quiet little haven around the corner from where everything is happening. We stayed there for a few days on our honeymoon and the hotel room was very simple, but it had a fridge and a portable stove which was especially great given the big shopping centre was just down the road. The pool...

Thank Lyndal H
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I liked the hotel because it was so small and quiet, with lots of little animals for my children to get entertained. The room is small but this did not bother us. They remodeled the rooms recently. Spotless clean rooms! The AC works great and we needed it! When we go to an all inclusive hotel, we just stay there...

3Thank Cristina L

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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
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $64 - $136 (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 Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#8 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”
jackiegeady, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get one on the first floor with a balcony.”
513KenH, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Less sun on the bottom floors”
169lyndalh, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed downstairs and it was quiet.”
CristinaML2014, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Common, comfortable, Clean. Many accommodations close by. Very kind, caring and accommodating staff. We loved our stay!!”
YucatanTravelor, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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