The appartments are very good - spotless, big and with enough kitchen utilities. I would have given the hotel a 4-star rating if it wasn't for the owner. We thought he was a bit unfriendly. We arrived early and our room was already clean which was great (as in some hotels you have to wait until midday or later to enter your room)! He checked us in quickly but that was it... No tips on what to do, no map of the area was provided, not even direction to the nearest supermarket or the beach were explained. I think this is a big flaw if you own a hotel. Of course we are able to figure everything out ourselves, but it just makes you feel more welcome when the owner explains some of the basics. Also, when we rented a car we couldn't get a hold off him to ask where to park (even after ringing the door bell at reception). He also asked us not to use the second bedroom because we got upgraded to a two-bedroom appartment. Of course no problem, but thought it was a bit of an odd thing to ask (as was the question to empty or own garbage bin).
That being said, the appartments are near the beach, have a nice balcony, shower is good etc. Don't expect much from Marcoola though, there is NOTHING to do. If you prefer something more lively I would stay in Noosa. If you're after a quiet stay and you don't mind the uninterested owner this is your place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Marino offers affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Self-Contained Sunshine Coast Holiday Accommodation. Opening up onto private balconies overlooking the ocean. Marcoola Beach Family Holiday Apartments are tastefully decorated and generously sized. All apartments are spacious, open planned,contain fully equipped kitchens complete with full size refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave and full laundry. Marcoola Holiday Apartments are absolute beachfront and perfect for a relaxing holiday escape. Quality Sunshine Coast Holiday Accommodation in a tranquil setting, while still being totally accessible to the areas of Mooloolaba, Noosa, Coolum and Maroochydore. Try San Marino at Marcoola, we are sure you will be pleasantly surprised. We look forward to meeting you soon. ... more less
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