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Reviewed 5 August 2015 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.

2Thank maurta
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 August 2015

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...

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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...

Reviewed 2 August 2015 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...

1Thank she573
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.

Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

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...

1Thank Dorothy P
Eatonton, Georgia
Reviewed 27 July 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...

2Thank Brenda A
Ocean Springs, United States
Reviewed 13 July 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...

2Thank John R
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...

Russellville, Alabama
Reviewed 11 July 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!

2Thank Shea510
Reviewed 10 July 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...

1Thank Ramona K
Reviewed 1 July 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...

2Thank jhd28
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.

Portage, Michigan
Reviewed 30 June 2015

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...

1Thank portagemomofthree

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Fort Walton Beach condos are located next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach. To make your Florida vacation as memorable as possible, our 12 acre beach resort offers an array of amenities which includes two pools, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness center, whirlpools, saunas and more! Our staff has dedicated themselves to making certain that the time you spend with us will be the most enjoyable vacation experience you've ever had. You'll experience recreation, sightseeing and world class dining all within minutes of our vacation resort. You'll find beautiful beaches, sugar white sand, emerald green water, one of a kind shops, magnificent scenery and everything else that makes for a perfect stay in paradise. Our Fort Walton Beach Condos are beautifully furnished and fully equipped for your comfort, convenience and offer stunning views where you can enjoy beautiful beach sunsets. Don't waste another minute, contact us today and book your dream vacation condo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Matador

Address: 909 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5979
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Price Range: €123 - €251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Matador 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
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“Buildings 3 and 4 are closest to the beach.”
AnnF886, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“room 118 in building 1”
MarshallB445, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“As these are privately owned condominiums, rates and amenities will vary.”
ScottyWood1927, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You have great views of the water if you are on a higher floor.”
marynewpherwitt, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“ask for gulf view bldg. 4”
A5587CNjohnr, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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