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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

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 

Almo, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot beat the view sitting on the balcony. Had the best time with family. Just an FYI bring your own TP, paper towels, and trash bags. Staff was friendly and courteous. Gated community. What more could one ask for?

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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 hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our stay was wonderful...very neat, clean and tidy! Two pools, right on beach, centrally located, could see ocean from room...in fact all rooms have an ocean view! Brought our bikes to ride as well...very low key road to access gas, restaurants, shopping, visitors center, pier, fishing and more! Will stay there again! Thanks Kimberly Lang!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I went with a group of friends this weekend, and we had a great time! Clean, quiet, well-kept property. It's close to a Walmart and a publix, and there are very few restaurants in the immediate area. It is the last condo before military property, so you can walk west on the beach for a long time and not see... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will allow us the pleasure of providing your accommodations next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island. More 

Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This condo was built in the 1970's. The common areas are well-maintained and well-laid-out. The particular condo I rented (#145) had some modest upgrades, but was lost in the 90's. That being said, the rental agent and the security guard were very helpful and efficient. This was one of the very first condos built on "The Island" and it is... More 

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ElMatadorRentals, Manager at El Matador, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review of El Matador and the surrounding area - we really appreciate it. All of the units at El Matador are individually owned so upgrades and decor differ from unit to unit. We have forwarded your review to the owner and hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time... More 

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