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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2013

The French manager,Diane,was always charming and ready to help .Rooms are nice and quiet but a bit cramped and some elements of the decor could be updated,like mismatched curtains,old tv's and multiple plugs dangerously hanging next to the kitchen sink!...Nonetheless,the kitchen is fully fitted,the shower pressure excellent,the aircon works fine,the towels are new and the hotel is close to public...

1Thank JacquesMS
Ban Chang, Thailand
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We weren't too sure at first - the hotel is a bit older, and our check-in went ok, but not the usual welcome with information, suggested restaurants etc. Diane who manges and speaks english is usually only there in the mornings so if you want help with tours or ideas, ask her. She booked us a wonderful tour to Coba...

Thank Sandra F
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Hi All, I was there 16 days last june. It is a complex of apartment adapted to an hotel concept. It is very close to the 5th avenue (4 minutes walking). The relation between the quality and the Price is very good. The service from the reception and the cleaning lady is excellent (specially the guy that stay in the...

2Thank Cristian M
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed in the El Acuario 10 days in July, and had a great time. Hotel staff is very attentive, the price is great, with Avenida 5 and all its great shopping a fifteen-minute walk away, (or 20 pesos (about $1.25 US) you can take a cab).

Thank JohnHeav
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Hey, long time, no talk...I am still here at the "little oasis"in Playa. Everything is fine as it was last year. Diane the manager is still "special" and the girls are working up to their high standards. Coco the cat and the turtles say "hello" to all the guests and the pool is kool and sparkingly clean as always. With...

1Thank 77zeppelin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This quiet and pleasant hotel is located at walking distance from the busy 5th Avenue and the beach. The staff is very helpful and even the property's cat "Coco" is very friendly. Our room was a little bit rustic but very clean. I was able to connect to their Wifi at all times. Excellent place to stay if you are...

1Thank Joyland16
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 7 May 2013

My husband and I stayed over 1 night before moving on in April 2013. Our Dive Master Miquel from Dive Pro Cancun recommended this hotel. It was great! It is an older hotel, but the room was very clean and spacious. There was a microwave and a small bar fridge which was great for keeping water cold. The outside court...

1Thank PattieK
Quimper, France
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I had a very pleasant stay in the Acuario Hotel. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The rooms were clean and nice with kitchenette and air conditionning. The pool area was very nice too. 5/10 minutes walk from the beach. Nearby you can find very good and good restaurants and the famous shopping street is also very close.

1Thank SebastienFave
Reviewed 26 April 2013

The staff is super-friendly, and the location is great to experience the real Playa. The pool is a bit small, but well maintain and the kids LOVE IT !! WIFI is available and work very well. Surprisingly in bigger Hotels the WIFI doesn't work w and some time you even has to pay extra to use it. Keep it up...

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Portland, OR
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We stayed here for just one night in April 2013 at the end of our honeymoon. We had been staying in an all inclusive and were so refreshed to get back to a hotel that was more our style in El Acuario. The hotel is an oasis in downtown Playa Del Carmen - our room looked onto 25th Ave but...

1Thank Eve D

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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: ₹ 2,859 - ₹ 6,739 (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 Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“Get one on the first floor with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 513KenH, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Less sun on the bottom floors”
 of 5 bubbles 169lyndalh, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed downstairs and it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CristinaML2014, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Common, comfortable, Clean. Many accommodations close by. Very kind, caring and accommodating staff. We loved our stay!!”
 of 5 bubbles YucatanTravelor, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“if possible do not take the room on the corner on the street side as the buses go by all day until midnight,”
 of 5 bubbles LiseL321, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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