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“Small wonderful hotel and staff”
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The Aqua Hotel
Ranked #10 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Small wonderful hotel and staff”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The staff went out of their way to help us. Good location a few minutes walk from the beach. In the afternoon everyone around the two pools was treated to ice cold lavender scented face cloths! Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. There are several restaurants within walking distance. Great little find thanks to Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
lluniz,
Isn't it nice that the reviews are spot on? We know that traveling can be tough, and we always want to portray our hotels in an honest and open way. We're glad you found us and hope that you'll visit us again in the near future! Take care, NBV
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

If you want a break from the big box hotels with the crowds , noises, and prices, try Aqua. Only couple blocks off the beach so nice and quiet. Plenty of restaurants nearby, with an open air restaurant with super piano player on weekend nights 2 block away. Maggie, the manager, is most efficient and congenial, ensuring your rooms are clean,clean, clean. and the pool is likewise clean. Only surprise was no toiletries other than soap which was no big deal. I will go back on next trip to Ft Lauderdale area.

Room Tip: The basic room is small but suites and studio are more comfortable.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
favor38s,
Your title is exactly what we want to hear from our guests! We work really hard to provide our guests with the most competitive rates in the area, and we are so happy that you noticed! Maggie and the staff really are awesome. Our al fresco cafe, Plaza Bistro, offers great food and entertainment and is just one block away. We can't wait for your next visit!
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Take this hotel for what it is and what it isn't, and you will be extremely happy. What it isn't - a deluxe mega property with olympic size pool and spectacular views. What it is - a really nice boutique hotel one block from the beach with the most friendly staff you could imagine.

Upon check-in they take the time to know your names, where you're from.... They show you all around the property (not very big), and all the things they have to offer (beach chairs and toys, extra towels...). Super friendly staff. The hotel structure is older, but recently completely redone, so everything is modern and new. One bedroom was bright, and very large. The hotel is one block off A1A, and is very quiet and peaceful. You do not hear traffic, bars, nightclubs or adjoining rooms at all.

The only minor complaint would be they need to pay a bit more attention to the floors. They certainly appear clean, but if you have wet feet they are going to pick up some grime. Tough to keep spotless in a beach atmosphere with everybody coming and going. Everything else is spotless (sheets, furniture, towels, kitchen, fridge...).

We would absolutely stay there again. If you want a great boutique hotel, this is an excellent choice.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be great choices
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Paul S,
Your review was spot on. We are not a deluxe mega property with olympic sized pools, but the love we have for our guests is definitely deluxe and mega! Our 39 unit boutique hotel offers personalized service that some of the larger hotels cannot. We're so happy that you noticed and are looking forward to your next visit! Take care, NBV
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PG, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights pre-cruise - wish we could've stayed longer. The rooms were bright, clean and very cute. The pool is small but a perfect size to float on air mattresses & bask in the sun. Didn't realize till the end of our stay that there were actually 2 pools on the property and the grounds are very restful. Their company also operates an outdoor restaurant nearby, open for breakfast & dinner if it doesn't rain, with very good meals and very reasonable prices. Had some issues with the free wi-fi (was only working intermittently) but they were working on it. Overall, we had a great stay there. It's close to the beach and a reasonable walk to catch a water taxi. They are very lucky to have a dynamo like Maggie - she will take care of any arrangements you require for your travel. She even called in a delivery food order for us when our dinner reservation was cancelled due to rain. Would definitely recommend this hotel!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
chilako,
Hopefully you can stay for more then 2 nights next time! With a variety of room types, including one bedroom suites with full kitchens, it's easy to stay for as many nights as you want! Thanks so much for the positive review. We hope you enjoyed your cruise and hope that you'll choose Aqua whenever you're in the Ft. Lauderdale Beach area!
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Oyster Bay, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Two books from beach such cute rooms very clean! The pool was perfect service was a pleasure Amanda and Glee was amazing so nice and super helpful parking was very convent. If u like to drink poolside the next hotel serves you can grab a drink or drinks n bring them back to the pool! Property was very cool lots of places to relax! Defiantly find a gem in Fort Lauderdale beach will be seeing you soon Aqua thanks for exactly what I needed❤️❤️

Room Tip: I stayed in a king studio perfect for me and my mom with refrigerator too food in the room was great...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Olivia M,
What a kind review, thanks so much. We're so happy that we were able to provide "exactly what you needed" and hope that you and your mom can come visit us again soon.....we'll have the cold drinks ready! Take care, NBV
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Enjoyed the Aqua from the moment we arrived!! Spa-like feeling, piped in calm music, a lovely garden and picnic area, and most importantly clean rooms! The décor is modern, everything looks very new and is well maintained. There is no elevator, but this is a small intimate hotel and easy to go up a few steps if your room is on the second floor. The price is great for what you get... choose a room with a kitchenette, it is well worth it. There are many restaurants to eat at close by, but it is best to have a place to take your leftovers right? We really enjoyed the pools ... they are small, but heated and never crowded and always clean. It is true that Maggie was warm and wonderful just as all the reviews state... customer service is hard to find these days... everything is done with computers and staff changes so frequently. Not at Aqua. You can see the staff really care about the place and Maggie is always available to assist... For couples or families with children, I think this is a great place, close to the beach, clean and friendly.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a kitchenette!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
wkdwtch,
Thank you for a great review. You're right, customer service seems to be hard to find these days, but guests can always be guaranteed great customer service when staying at any of our hotels. Don't worry, you'll never have to deal with a computer when visiting North Beach Village....computers don't give those great hugs like Maggie does! Come back soon, we'll be waiting!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Based on reviews and price we planned a pre-cruise stay at the Aqua. We arrived 3 hours early during a very busy spring break week. Given we were in our heavy weight travel clothing and coming from the cold north we were hoping we could check in to at least one of our two rooms. This is when we had our first encounter with AMAZING MAGGIE! She was warm, friendly and had a great personallity. I new from the other Aqua reviews and seeing her name SPLASHED all over web who I was dealing with. Maggie set us up poolside with a bottle of wine while she checked on the early availability of our rooms. We were in luck and were able to get into our rooms. Maggie personally helped us with our bags to the rooms. The rooms were bright, spotlessly clean and well appointed. The location was excellent and within walking distance to everything you could need. Maggie offered assistance with local information as well as setting us up with transportation to our ship. We only stayed at Aqua one night and were disapointed that we did not have a longer stay. When we checked-out we felt as though AMAZING MAGGIE had become a close friend. Our small group will be sure to share our recomendation for the Aqua hotel with anyone traveling to the Ft Lauderdale area.

Room Tip: We went with the least expensive room and it was great.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at The Aqua Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Jake C,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Aqua. Maggie and the rest of the staff actually care about the guests, it's not just an act, and we're so happy that you noticed. You ARE part of the family now so please come back and visit us again soon. In fact, next time just skip the cruise and let Maggie help to plan an Aqua vacation!
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Property: The Aqua Hotel
Address: 3016 Windamar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4019 (Formerly Angela's Beach Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#33 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aqua Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why are AQUA’s reviews so excellent? Is it that North Beach Village’s boutique hotels are located in an extraordinary area of Fort Lauderdale beach that’s perfect for kids and fun-loving adults? Or is it that AQUA’s concierge-like services ensure happiness? Could it be our sandy beaches a few minutes’ walk away or how our heated pools induce laughter? Maybe it’s our incredibly reasonable rates for modernized suites with flat-screens, kitchens and Wi-Fi included? Yes – families revisit us for these details and many more! From golden beaches and turquoise waters to the winding Intracoastal Waterways – AQUA’s at the heart of a lush barrier island. Our tropical ambiance and 322 days of Caribbean sunshine also adds to AQUA’s success – plus we’re minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-class airport, cruises, shops, nightlife, entertainment and restaurants. Imagine – rejuvenating family beach picnics, water taxi rides to chic Las Olas or thrilling watersport adventures!AQUA’s 39 spacious rooms – studios, suites and penthouses – have a refreshing, beachy décor. We never charge resort fees, or for coffee or beach views. Recharge your inner holiday and book AQUA. ... more   less 
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Angela`s Beach Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Angelas Beach Hotel
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