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San Mateo on Broadbeach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here over many years and this year would be the best,recently renovated unit and a good night sleep. Good location and close to good restaurants and the beach Well done to the new management team Ben and Shara

We have stayed at the San Mateo many times over the past 10 years and noticed that the standard over the last three years dropping but arrived this year to a very much improved accommodation. Everything was clean and had recently been updated the managers Ben and Shara were extremely pleasant and helpful and available for information during the day. We will definitely be recommending this accommodation to our family and friends 10 out 10 Lyn Warwick

My wife and I were very happy with our stay at San Mateo. The location is excellent, very close to the beach and the apartment (one bedroom) was spacious with good views of the sea and plenty of sun. These two features were important to us. The cleaning staff were very good and helpful, and we were impressed with the managers who we found to be very responsive.We rate San Mateo highly and have no hesitation in recommending it to other travelers. We stayed 23 days.

San Mateo was recommended by our parents who stay for a month each winter. We stayed in the penthouse . So spacious, great views of the beach and night lights and whales and dolphins cruising bye😀 our apartment was so beautiful and clean and provided us with everything we needed to cook each night. The pool and spa were so beautiful to relax in after getting home from the theme parks. The beautiful beach is a 3 minute walk. Bowling club, eating places and supermarkets a few minutes away. Shara and Ben were so lovely, welcoming and helpful😀our 10 year old cried as we drove out to fly home as she said she had the the best time ever x we did you could not fault San Mateo and Shara and ben

When you walk into the property you can't help but notice how well maintained the gardens are. Then walk past a pool that is clean and inviting. When I checked in the owners were there to greet you with a friendly smile they are most helpfully as well.When entering the room you can't help but notice how clean the room was. Then stepping out on the balcony with ocean views were amazing. Thanks San Mateo I will definitely us you again.

A nice fully self contained unit close to the lawn bowling club that offers nice meals. A short 10-15 min walk to the main restaurant strip and 2 mins to the beach, so very central. Rooms offered all the equipment and facilities you could want and a lovely balcony. If I had to be picky it would be the lack of an exhaust fan for the toilet/bathroom. Keeping a window open does expose you to the neighbours, so a wall mounted fan would allow showers without the mirrors being completely fogged up or toilet visits that didn't permeate throughout the entire unit. That would be the only drawback as the apartments boasts full Foxtel access, a comfortable bed and lounge suite and secure undercover parking. Free WIFI would be a big plus if that was included. I would stay there again!

The apartment was extremely clean, well-appointed and the bed was very comfy! We loved the immediate area and you could walk to the grocery stores and other shops. The beach was a couple of minutes walk away with a lovely boardwalk/promenade. We enjoyed having our meals on the patio and watching the colourful birds in the trees. The couple who manage San Mateo were very helpful if we had any questions. We hope to return in the near future!

We visited for a short break with our teenagers and chose the penthouse apartment for its extra space. It was a great move. Large and well equipped with everything needed for a family, with amazing views and two balconies. The small pool and spa were lovely - clean and warm at this time of year. The complex was situated one block back from the beach about 1 km from the main cafes and shops of Broadbeach. Surfers paradise was just under 3 kms away. Opposite the apartments was a beautiful , unspoiled beach with lifeguards and plenty of opportunities to ' swim between the flags' Around the corner were a couple of coffee shops and a general store. The only slight downside was that the block next door was under construction but whilst a bit noisy didn't detract from a great stay and is obviously only a temporary inconvenience. Also wifi was quite pricey but it was a great incentive for the kids to have a break for a while. The hosts were lovey - very friendly. I'd most definitely stay again. Overall great value for money and a really pleasant break.

Just off the hustle & bussle but an excellent location to walk to everything. The beach is one block, cafe, convenience store on corner (great for self catering). The building & grounds are immaculate & the couple running the place are friendly, efficient & cannot do enough to help. The building is older and not super flash but great for those who want comfortable, clean & good value. Pool & spa, BBQ area is spotless & great place to hang out. We will be back!

Stayed here with the family, Could not fault anything about this property - We have stayed for 3 nights close to the beach, close to shopping complex. Not far from major roads that allows you to get to places quite easily especially when it comes to navigating around new area. It really is like a home away from home apartment just a divine location. Would definitely be staying here future trips to the Gold Coast.

Room options


Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Sub-Penthouse Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 74 reviews