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Avenida 25 Entre Calle 2 y 4 Colonia Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Solarium, Massage, Bicycle Rental
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Vending Machine (drinks), Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning
From 1:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child from 0 to 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child from 3 to 10 years is charged USD 5 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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This oceanfront hotel in Playa del Carmen is located directly on the beach, one block from the famous Fifth Avenue entertainment area. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 252 reviews Good
In downtown Playa del Carmen, 2 blocks from the famous Fifth Avenue entertainment area, this hotel provides modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.
Score from 140 reviews Very good
Located in Playa del Carmen just 2 blocks from the beautiful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, this hotel features free Wi-Fi. Interior corridors and a garden area are provided.
Score from 233 reviews Very good
Surrounded by tropical gardens and a short walk from the beach, this cozy hotel in Playa del Carmen offers a large, outdoor pool with Jacuzzi.
Score from 48 reviews Very good
- 10 min walk from bus & ferry terminal - 5 min walk from Walmart - fridge in the room - charming courtyard with pool, hammocks and sunbeds - little terrace outside the room with hammock & chairs - mattresses were changed everywhere while we were there, so maintenance seems to be very proactive (we hadn't noticed anything wrong with the old ones!) - for great tacos & quesadillas head to Fogon, a great down-to-earth restaurant just 2 blocks away - the pet collection of cats and turtles
- everything seemed very clean, but we did notice the former guest's old contact lense on the bathroom floor...
I love this place. The staff was amazing and the set up is great. I would stay here again everytime I go to playa. The bed was rock hard but we were set up after the first night with a bed pad. This made it much better. It was a great location so you could explore without always being in the busy action.
The bed is like sleeping on a wooden boards.
Very helpful staff, nice accommodations (microwave oven, refrigerator), next to the main points of interests (few block from 5th Avenue and the Caribbean Sea)
This small hotel has everything going for it. The location is amazingly close to all the action and the beach yet quiet and serene. Facility is welcoming as are the staff. So glad we found it!
1. staff don't speak English 2. i booked this hotel, but when i arrived there is no room for me.
Room smelt very bad, and was quite dated but looked/smelled dirtier than it actually was!
Clean, equipped hotel.Good warm shower,nice balcony and liked having a pool. Accommodating and friendly staff.Good location.
Very clean stay, friendy staff and 5 min walk to the strip.
Clean and pretty place
fifteen min. by foot far from cetro
Price couldn't be beat. Staff we're professional and extremely helpful. Wifi was terrible but we were out most of the time. Grounds are very well kept.
Nothing, this was the worst hotel in the world. Please don't send people here, the place is disgusting, the staff attempted to rip us off. We paid for a room with a king, and they attempted to put us in a room with a single bed because of their poor English language skills and the "misunderstanding". It was only when another person that spoke both English and Spanish helped us that we got the room we paid for. And even then it out the back next to the rubbish and air conditioning extractor fans. Worst night of my life.
A/c, fridge, quietness but close to everything
Poor wifi in room but excellent outside
Loved the location, the comfort of the rooms, the pool, the decor and the turtle pond.
The only only tricky thing was our poor Spanish and the staffs' poor English which made for some communication difficulties. But it wasn't that bad and the free wifi made for quick translations.
El Acuario is the most favorite hotel I have ever stayed! It's in a great part of Playa--close to small stores with great juices, collectivos nearby, a nice walk to the beach and 5th ave., the staff are all so kind, it's so safe, tranquil, and private. The kitchenettes are a bonus and very well equipped. Diane, the administrator, is such a delight, always smiling and ready to assist. And last, but not least, is dear Coco, we miss you! A beautiful, happy, whimsical hotelito in the heart of Playa del Carmen.
The owner/ operator Diane was so helpful and was able to book me on fantastic day trips that were reasonably priced. She was a wealth of knowledge.
That I didn`t stay for longer here!
Nice location within walking to 5th street & the beach. Close to lots of delicious street food & the a/c was crucial.
This hotel was great! It's location is close to the local bus station and collectivos. All the local eating spots and the Quinta Avenida are within walking distance. Loved this place and definitely will be back.
Easy check-in and out. Relatively quite hotel.
I'm not sure of the cleanness of their beds, as I believe there was bedbugs in some romes!
Staff was very friendly and helpful.`
Bed was terrible!
Gary et. al.
No wifi in the room. We are sad to leave
Very pleasant environment wonderful atmosphere. grounds and pool area very clean. everything worked correctly. staff very helpful in resolving problems. Room was ready when we arrived. good water pressure. Quiet locations.
Bed was quite hard, but mostly had a steel bar down the middle and made it somewhat uncomfortable. WiFi not very strong and dropped out often.
Playa del Carmen
The room was nicer than expected, comfortable bed, clean, quiet efficient air, fridge, even had a 2 burner stove plus fully equipped kitchen stuff (there is an outside eating area with a large briquette style barbecue) but for us the nicest perk was the perfect temp clean swimming pool so nice to cool off in after a hot stroll down 5 Ave.
The location Nice guests Facilities around the pool The Pool
The bedrooms and bathrooms are outdated
It was comfortable and clean with a decent pool...probably closer to a hostel vibe meets hotel.
For the cost it was a fair way out from the beach.
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