We first stayed at San Marino a few years ago and have been back several times now - it's hard to think about going anywhere else once you've experienced it. We've been in several of the units, they've all been a bit different but all are spacious, spotlessly clean and contain everything you need. The views from the 4th and 5th floor units are amazing and you'll see whales if you're there at the right time of the year.
The area is quiet and relaxed but there's a bakery, fish and chips shop and coffee shop just across the road and they're all very good. There's also a restaurant that does the best pizzas I've ever had. There's a Coles supermarket only a couple of minutes drive away.
Mal and Lidi make the whole experience just that little bit better than it already is and always have time for a friendly chat. We've only ever had one very minor issue (couldn't get Austar to work) and it was fixed immediately.
The beach is beautiful, never busy, and stretches for miles. The flags are up every day (at least they have been every time we've been there) and the lifesaver is always happy to have a chat. We spend most of our time on the beach but there's a very nice pool in the complex and a barbecue area too.
There's usually no rush to be out the door on the dot of 10am on your last day which is really nice (check with Mal and Lidi first though - I'm sure sometimes this wouldn't be possible). We highly recommend San Marino and can't wait until we can go back for our next visit.
- 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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