San Marcial Apartments

7.5  / 10
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8 / 10

"Just back from the San Marcial Apts with my two children aged 11and 8 where we had a fab time. For a one bedroomed apt they were very big with a large breakfast area and kitchen (bring mugs though as cups were tiny). There are two different parts to the complex one near the pool where we were and the other near the bar , we stayed near the pool and found it way nicer. there are a lot of tiled steps in this complex and they are very dangerous when wet. The bar food is very cheap and the best quality you will find around. There is a supermarket next to the pool and there is fresh bread rolls there cooked every morning to die for. We stayed in room 118 with views of the sea and pool as well as the fabulous Hotel Beatriz. The planes land very near these apts but we found them facinating and they stop at 11 hardly noticable after aday. Matagorda is very quiet not for party animals. I would definately recommmend the san marcial to famillies or elderly people . Chris the First Choice Rep is a gem.There are 3 pools at this complex one to suit every swimmer and they have no problem with inflatable beds as most apts do. Look forward to going back again."

  • Holiday details: May 2007

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6 / 10
Stayed here with husband and 2...

"Stayed here with husband and 2 kid’s ages 2 and 4. Apartment’s clean and nice enough but big problem for us was there was no bath.

Kid’s pool was a strange colour and husband’s clothes shorts and top went in colour from navy to wine!

Kids play area was fine and the restaurant was excellent and great value for money. Reception staff not very helpful and cleaners only ok. CNN only English channel on the TV and no option to get more at a cost.

Hotel Beatrice had kids disco at 8.30 every night so that helped to keep them happy but other than that there was nothing really for kids in Matagorda.

Have stayed in Puerto Del Carmen and Teguise before and would go back there before Matagorda as the place lacks amenities for kids. Planes not really an issue you don't even notice them after the first day.

Bring a second buggy for kids up to at least 5 as in the heat they don’t want to walk like at home and it is a long walk to Puerto Del Carmen. Had great weather and an ok holiday but won't be returning to these apartments.

Rancho Texas worth a visit for adults and kids your could go there for the day with parrot seal and eagle shows well worth the 46 euro for 2 adults and 2 kids, only 5 euro to get there by taxi.

  • Holiday details: May 2007, Self Catering, booked with JWT

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10 / 10

"Stayed in san marcial for one week with my daughter and 2 sons 8 3 and1 years old. great location lovely pool and the restaraunt unreal. We normally eat out in different places every night but the food is so good here i ate there almost every day breakfast lunch and dinner. Very resonable prices for drink and food. lovely staff sissy and miguel are the owners and they are topps. There isnt a mini disco at night but the betrix playa is 1 minute walk from there and if your putting money behind the bar you can enjoy there entertainment no problems. lovely walks down by the beach front 5 min walk or you can hire a bikeand cycle the route from airport on one side to playa de pocillis on the other. a lot of people have mentioned in their reviews about the noise due to airport. I think this is nonsense all planes stop after about nine and personnally i might have noticed the odd one but it wasn't to loud and i was to busy enjoying myself and sunning myself with my family to notice."

  • Holiday details: Apr 2007

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8 / 10
Hi, we stopped at san marcial for the...

"Hi, we stopped at san marcial for the first time in feb this year. The rooms were quite large compared with some we have stayed in they were very clean and comfortable.

We stayed in room 154 from the balcony we had a view of the sea and the mountains which was great in my point of estimation. The maid and staff in the restaurant, reception were lovely they made our stay very welcome.

We did the grand tour of the island whilst we were there, that was very enjoyable and educational at the same time. To see the volcanoes, green lake and the caves all in one day great and not at all tiring. I must not forget the staff in the supermarket in san marcial who were very helpful and not over priced.

We will be stopping there again, we go to Lanzarote every feb so can’t wait to go back see you all at sanmacial next year!

  • Holiday details: Feb 2007, Self Catering, booked with First Choice

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6 / 10
Dont Drink Before you Dive

"We Arrived at the San Marcial Apartments on the 15th Feb for 2 weeks and were allocated this Complex on Arrival. Joanne Finlay the 1st Choice Rep was the best Rep ever and every word was true and was always on time & very approachable.

The Apartments were clean & spacious but Jo had warned about the cold pool & HOW right she was. DANGER DO NOT GO INTO THE POOL IF YOU HAVE A HEART CONDITION ITS "FREEZING".

The Shopping Centre Matagorda was quite close and I would recommend Barties Irish Bar but in my opinion stay clear of the Chineese as they are verry poor quality. We hired a VW Polo from Auto Feber and a week cost on £85 or 120 Euros including Insurance.

If you take a walk along the Seafront you have to call to Picasso's Cafe Bar who does excellent meals at a very good price and is very friendly.

Aquasport Scuba diving & Snorkelling Centre S A MUST AS Allison and Mick were superb and my son and I received very professional lessons both above and below the waves exploring the sea life.

I will certainly return and hated leaving a location we felt safe and friendly,

  • Holiday details: Mar 2007

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4 / 10
great apartments shame about the staff

"Great location handy to the airport. Great bar family run and very friendly. Apartments very spacious and great pool area layout. Most unhelpful staff ever arrived thursday no clean towels until Monday (5 days later). When we asked for clean towels we were treated very badly and completely refused any towels or help. Also met an elderly couple in reception who asked for a blanket because the nights were cold and they were refused. By all means come here but do not expect any help from the complex staff. Reception seemed to open and close when it liked. Was never open when you needed it and even when it was open they didn't want to know."

  • Holiday details: Feb 2007

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8 / 10
Have just returned from a 2 week...

"Have just returned from a 2 week holiday at San Marcial - in spite of weather not being too good had a great time. Apartments are spacious, clean and very comfortable (only a couple of plug sockets not working!) Could do with bigger cups i.e. beakers, and larger glasses.

Cleaning staff were very friendly and our maid very efficient. Pool and surrounding area was kept very clean. The Rep (who we did not need to call upon) was very friendly and available accordingly to the visiting timetable displayed in Reception. Only drawback if you needed it, which we didn't, the Reception closes in the afternoon until early evening.

If I had a complaint it would be the pigeons - take a water pistol to stop them landing on the balcony and leaving the calling card! Didn't dare leave anything on the balcony to dry as it would more often than not have an additional pattern on if left unattended!

On site restaurant/bar - very friendly, food excellent and competitively priced (must try the Pizza's - excellent).

On site supermarket was very well stocked and not over priced - his on site baked bread rolls in the morning are to die for - go down about 8.30am and you can enjoy warm rolls for breakfast - delicious. Open 8am to 8pm except on Sunday when it closes at 2pm. Need to remember if you arrive Sunday night take water etc with you.

Nearby suggest you try Picasso’s on beach road - haven't had a steak like that in years and his Roast Beef served Sunday and Wednesday is fantastic (apparently all his meat, fish etc is flown in from England).

Although close to airport this was not a problem - airport closes 11pm to 7am.

Want to go again next November but unfortunately does not appear in First Choice brochure April 2007 onwards - I will definitely be taking this up with First Choice as I really want to go back to the San Marcial.

All in all would highly recommend the San Marcial - even the beds were comfortable albeit basic!

  • Holiday details: Nov 2006, Self Catering, booked with First ChoiceEclipse

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8 / 10
Just back from Lanzarote went a week...

"Just back from Lanzarote went a week there were 5 of us altogether in all we had a great time while staying at San Marcial Apartments.

The staff were all friendly and the food was gorgeous, the only complaints we had was the towels were changed once and the bedding was not changed throughout our stay, but the beds were pretty comfortable to sleep in.

We were close to the beach but it was very windy we had really nice weather while we were there. A couple of days were overcast but still really warm for any young ones.

The nightlife in Puerto del Carmen is brilliant I would especially recommend the Big Apple, its fantastic and the staff get on with you really well.

I had a good time while in Lanzarote and would recommend to anyone.

  • Holiday details: Nov 2006, Self Catering, booked with First Choice

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1 / 10
Went to San Marcial on honeymoon on...

"Went to San Marcial on honeymoon on 10th of September 2006. Very badly run place. Room was dirty, phone didn’t work, balcony doors were jammed, and shower was blocked.

Very bad service, reception was only open for few hours, and to top it off we had to go to the airport at 12.00pm (flight wasn’t till 10pm) because they had no where to put luggage.

The pool was nice, and the bar wasn’t too bad. Prices at bar were much dearer than any where else. Over all, wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2006, Self Catering, booked with First Choice

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8 / 10

"myself boyfriend and daughter stayed in san marcial ;ast week,its a beautiful clean complex a cuple of mins walk to the beach and centre.the bus pick up point is just outside the back gate for tours and aqua park.we had a fab time and no complaints at all.we will defo go to stay there again."

  • Holiday details: Oct 2006

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5 / 10
We arrived at the San Marcial...

"We arrived at the San Marcial apartments late in the evening, but was pleased with the two bedded apartment initially.

It was clean and very big, it has obviously just been refurbished. However the beds were like metal prison beds and very uncomfortable, with a plastic sheet on them to protect, that made a terrible noise every time you turned over. The apartment was not very well equipped. There were only enough cups and glasses for two people, there was no frying pan or kettle. Also there was no telephone as stated in the brochure.

First Choice did state there would be some aircraft noise, but you could actually here the engines being revved up to take off, my children thought there was an earthquake, they really need to make this very clear in their brochure. The weather was however fantastic, so we did have a good holiday in all.

  • Holiday details: Aug 2006, Self Catering, booked with First Choice

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4 / 10
We a group of 6 Ladies arrived at San...

"We a group of 6 Ladies arrived at San Marcial on the 8th of May. We had no rep on the bus to give us information. There were no blankets in our apartments , we had to wait until the following day to get them as there was no one at reception. Reception closes at 10 o’clock, this was 10 thirty.

In the week we were there our sheets were never changed, bedrooms never swept. W e would have swept them ourselves if there had been a brush available. The cleaner was in on Friday and left 2 toilet rolls between 4 of us and they were supposed to last us until the following Monday when we left.

In spite of all this we had a great holiday. We won’t be recommending the San Marcial to our friends.

  • Holiday details: May 2006, Self Catering, booked with First Choice

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