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El Matador

909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in appartment 237 it was clean. It can use a new lock and door knob we had a hard time trying to get into the apartment .the sofa sleeper was REALLY BAD you can feel the iron bars in your back that's how bad the sleeper sofa was, so bad we had to go to Walmart to purchase... More 

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Ocean Springs, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told in my listing "gulf view" . I had a building view, and I paid for ocean view. I could have went with many places that would have had ocean view from the balcony. I thought gulf view meant just that. Oh no building 1 has no ocean view! I also would like to tell all touring motorcycles... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at El Matador Condominiums. We wanted to let you know that all motorcycles are welcome at El Matador Condominiums. The association has designated an area for motorcycle parking which is next to the guard gate. We are sorry you did not like the view from your unit. We try to... More 

Russellville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another excellent vacation at El Matador! This was our 4th STAY at El Matador and our 2nd STAY in unit #447. Only thing I would change is to put bar height chairs on balcony for better viewing. The amenities were perfect as usual! We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 4t time staying here. The staff is always super nice and very informative when we have questions. The pool and grounds are always kept very clean. Great access to the beach, awesome restaurants near by, and Destin is only about 10-15 minutes away. I could have not picked a better place. I will definitely come back with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rented a condo here - #530 - loved the decor and layout - beachy theme. Loved that it had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - also living room and kitchen plus 3 tv's. It had a longer than some balcony - the buildings closer to the beach looked like they had shorter ones. Loved that you could pick from various... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to review your unit. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the here for a week. Location was great- right on the gulf. Very clean. Has security 24/7. It has 2 pools. Tennis and basketball courts available but did not use due to heat. Small workout room. I believe there was a whirlpool and steam room but didn't use due to heat. They offer chair and umbrella service for... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were originally drawn to El Matador because it was the last property on the west side of Okaloosa Island. Literally next to the resort was a gate that would lead you onto military property. Of course, you could walk along the shore in that direction with no issues, but what this means, typically, is that this part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not have been more pleased! The pictures on the website do not do this condo and the area justice. Our apartment was immaculately clean, the view of the pool and gulf was astonishing. To sit outside every morning, hear the waves,drink coffee, still and peaceful was perfect. We would not change a thing about this condo. The condo... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are so happy that you had a great time and loved your room. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you stay on beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

After taking a new job in Florida, we booked the condo online. Black mold in the condo was not what we expected to find when we walked in. The microwave was filthy. The furniture smelled horrible and was very old. The balcony door would not lock. There was a horrible smell when you walked in the room. We got there... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at El Matador Condominiums. We are sorry that you stayed in a unit that was sub-standard. All the units at El Matador are individually owned and managed by different management companies. While the unit you reviewed is not managed by us (the on-site rental company) we want to let you... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Decided to take a 3 day break from my every day life as a mom/professional. I'd never been to the the panhandle of Florida and a coworker highly recommended the area. El Matador sits at the end of a two lane "beach road" on Ft. Walton Beach. I was in building 6 and arrived many hours after check-in. A friendly... More 

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We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit our area. More 

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