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San Mateo on Broadbeach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

I recently stayed a few nights at the San Mateo with some of my friends for a weekend away and never staying there before we were surprised how excellent the location is. Only 5 to 10 min walk to surfers and 5 mins to broadbeach we defiantly had it all within walking distance. The rooms are very large and spacious and not to mention they are kept very clean which always makes you feel better arriving for a holiday. I will recommend it to anyone looking to visit broadbeach or surfers and i will be back for sure you can not beat that location and the value for money is just too good.

An amazing place to stay on the southern end of the Gold Coast of Australia. The whole place is fresh and clean not just the rooms. You walk to the swimming pool area and the walk way is cleared and clean, the way to the guest parking in the basement is clean; not just the floor but the walls, the roof, the windows you name it. I sound like a clean freak; but really we have traveled all over Australia and overseas and I am absolutely gob smacked how clean this place is.And the best is that it does not smell of over whelming chemicals. On entering our accommodation we had this feeling that the room was so welcoming with the presentation of lounge and kitchen. Comfortable furniture right through the flat. Well thought out furniture that one feels relaxed in. The bed linen and bathroom towels are all sparkling clean without blemish and SOFT!Having a washing machine and tumble drier in the apartment was an absolute dream. The bathroom is absolutely sparkling clean. There is absolutely nothing negative I could mention regarding the up keep of our apartment and the whole building. One is out of the bus-sell and busyness of Surfers Paradise but close enough to all the transport facilities and great shopping centers and restaurants. The beach is across the road and around the corner a two minute slow walk. The walk way is paved and shaded. The guest parking available is secure and monitored. With regard to the Management and staff they could not have been more helpful and always so pleasant without being fickle and self pretentious. They really welcome the guests as to their own home and are so willing and accommodating to ones every need. I and my husband will for sure be back. Hopefully I would love to arrange a few reunion here. This is one of the first places I would for sure come back too and highly recommend to all.

Stayed here with the family for the GCA marathon. Location was fantastic as the marathon goes directly past it twice. The light rail is just a short walk too so getting into south port was a breeze. Apartment was very well presented and comfortable. The bath although small was very welcome after our run. Our main concern was with a noise is not only audible 24/7 it reverberated through the apartments particularly at new guy when ambient noise is at its lowest. So pre race sleeping was significantly disturbed. Until I know it's fixed I'll be staying elsewhere.

We had originally booked for 4 but an injury meant 1 competitor could not come arrived at the San Mateo on the Thursday evening and found the key left in the box provided and were pleasantly surprised when we found our room and also that we had been upgraded to a Penthouse apartment! The unit was lovely and clean and with great views, it is an older unit block but it doesn't take away that the new management are working hard to upgrade and doing a fantastic job, we had everything we needed and indeed felt very comfortable, we heard nothing from neighbouring units so it was really quiet, the usual street noise, but did not interfere with sleep :) Unfortunately no medals this year for our club, but a great venue in the Metricon Stadium at Carrara, well done QLD and thank you Shara and Ben for a wonderful stay and friendly welcoming attitude.

' I just spent a lovely 4 days at the Gold Coast staying at San Mateo apartments. The apartments offered great value , were clean, tidy, well appointed, friendly management, and fabulous location. Date of experience: 08/04/2017 Share Share your review!

There is something about smaller apartment buildings that I really like. San Mateo is in a really good location in Broadbeach near cafes and mini supermarket close to the beach. It's also managed by a positive young couple who are a breath of fresh air on the Gold Coast with so many aged couples thinking they can Manage resorts (when they can't). Apartments are good with Foxtel hooked up. Gets my vote!

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 68 reviews