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El Matador

909 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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conway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Matador has an active sea turtle nest located on its beach and is still using white lights on its building. Please ask them to change to turtle safe lighting so that when these endangered sea turtle babies hatch, they go to the ocean and not to the parking lot where they will die. It's such an easy way to... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our condo was exactly like the pictures.The beds were very comfortable.The kitchen was great had everything we needed to cook with.Just buy napkins and laundry soap.The grounds were clean and the staff was courteous.The beach had seaweed but we drove to destin and enjoyed the beach there.Definitely recommend this condominium.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southern Vacation Rental services is very bad. The 1st night there I haven't hard time can find anyone help me. We never could get the door works. I have left at least 3 messages but no one respond my phone calls. I have to call them back at 7am to complain about it. The guy come over to fix but... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking to time to review your unit. We are so sorry that you had a bad experience with an "off-site" manager. We just wanted to let you know that we have our own rental office on-site that makes it convenient for you if any issues arise during your stay. We hope that you will give us the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully beach decorated comfortable 2bdrm condo! All appliances, utensils, bedding provided! Our family had the best time! Mornings with coffee and walking the quiet beach! Lunchtime out of the cooler under umbrella with chairs on the sugar white sand! Enough sun by 2:00 heading to the pool to cool down! Then ready to site see the Island and hunt a... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your unit. We are so happy that you had a great time and look forward to your next visit. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Eatonton, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Having rented a two bedroom and two bathroom condo, I was pushed out of the first condo because of owner booking. Then I was assigned a condo that was reviewed as having mold in it. I asked for a different condo and was given an"upgrade" and charged an additional amount. The condo's view of the gulf was beautiful but the... More 

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Ocean Springs, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 July 11, 2015

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 July 10, 2015

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 July 1, 2015

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 

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