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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“okaloosa island”(12 reviews)
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed today

This is a quiet beach resort.It's located at the end of a dead end road. If you're looking for a budget friendly, peaceful vacation this is the place for you. It's only minutes from entertainment, restaurants, and shopping.

Thank Becca P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The condos are the oldest on the island. But they have the most amazing view on the island. It does have a guarded gate so you feel secure. The units are older and not updated. The pools are great and the most amazing sunset on...More

Thank janstjoseph1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a horrible experience! The unit needs to be updated with new carpet and furniture! The sleeper sofa was deplorable, completely worn out! We complained to management and they reluctantly placed us in another unit for 3 days to clean the...More

Thank 253paulette
Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 1 week ago

This unit was professionally inspected by a pest control company after your departure and NO bedbugs were found. There have been several guest that have stayed in the unit after your departure with no issues. You can post this negative review on every social media...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at the El Matador. The grounds and pools were pristine and very well kept. We loved that it was at the end of the strip so it was very quiet. We rented on AIRBNB and got a great unit with...More

Thank nlud37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Total crap. Dirty room with stained, worn and sticky furniture, ceiling coming loose in places, drawer fronts coming loose, and the list goes on. Our unit was basically a dirty and stained trucker's motel room with 5-star pricing. Very disappointing. Our son used to live...More

Thank macusers
Response from ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El MatadorResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are sorry to hear that you did not find your accommodations acceptable. This unit was just painted and had the sofa and patio furniture replaced. We will also make sure that we address any...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Meeting Rooms
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
USD 172 - USD 375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 172 - USD 375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (111)
Room & Suite (26)
Pool & Beach (12)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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brinlance1
4 May 2017|
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Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
We suggest that you bring beach towels, any seasonings you cook with, coffee filters, kitchen trash bags, paper towels and dish soap.
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Londonsmama
13 March 2017|
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Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
Buildings 3 and 4 sit directly on the beach.
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Pand_1347
19 January 2017|
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Response from ElMatadorRentals | Property representative |
No, we do not have a kiddie pool.
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Room Tips
"Don't get unit 613. It's horrible."
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"Beach Front"
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"Look for dates after Labor Day for the best deals and the water is warm and so is the air."
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"Buildings 3 and 4 are closest to the beach."
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