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San Marino by the Sea
karratha
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“wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

we stayed at San Marino in May 2012. Could not have asked for a better location it is very well placed right near the beach every thing you need across the road,and a short drive either way to anything you could ever want. The price was excellent value for money was unbelievable and clean and tidy which was wonderful.I will definitely be staying again!

Room Tip: I loved the higher floors for the view
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 20 May 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It's great to know you enjoyed your time here and found everything to be 'in order'. You are definately welcome to come and stay again and we appreciate regular visitors to this beautiful area. Thanks again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed at San Marino over the May 2012 long weekend. The units are spotless,spacious, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Mal and Lidi are very welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. The whole complex is very well maintained.If you are feeling energetic, there is the pool or tennis court to keep you busy. Being located right on the beachfront it is just a short walk to the patrolled beach. You couldn't wish for a better position especially if you have small children. We found Marcoola Beach ideal, a nice quiet area , but still close to shops and only a short drive to the busier beaches such as Noosa and Mooloolaba. Definately book again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Thanks for the great review. It was a great weekend for all the wedding guests and the Woodfired Pizza King was a great idea for a casual afternoon event. More and more people are finding out how great Marcoola is and they keep coming back which is great. All the best to you and the family and you are always welcome here. Check out our facebook page for regular updates and things happening as well as special offers for ‘facebookers’. Enjoy the rest of what 2012 brings.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Have been going to San Marino since 2005 and have stayed in 4 different units all are lovely and the stay has been great each time. We prefer the 4th floor or above the views are stunning and the sound of the waves at night are so relaxing. Our children that are now grown up still come on holiday and my Daughter loves the place she has been here 3 times her self with friends. Would highly recommend. Mal & Lidi are great and make the stay an added bonus.

Room Tip: 4th floor up views stunning
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
We are always delighted to see repeat guests. Hopefully its because we are doing something right as well as you loving the area where we are situated. Its great to have a guest who is happy even if it rains and that you found something fun to do like visit the Kart Track and spin out on all the corners in the rain - what a great idea.... Cheers, have an awesome year.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

This was my first stay over the busy holiday period in April this year. Mal & Lidi were great hosts and could not be more accommodating. They even provided a mattress so we could all stay in the one apartment (3 children) + 4 adults. The resort is in a great spot, with easy access to the beach.

Most impressive was the value for money and the room was absolutely spotless and fully self contained.

Will definately be staying again and will be recommending to friends and other family also. Great service and value for money.

Lastly we were provided with a complimentary late check out in the morning and couldn't have received any better service.

Room Tip: Rooms higher up (we stayed in level 2) would have a better ocean view
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 6 May 2012
Thank you for your great review and kind words. More and more people are finding out how great Marcoola is and they keep coming back which is great. All the best to you and the family and you are always welcome here. Check out our facebook page for regular updates and things happening as well as special offers for ‘facebookers’. Enjoy the rest of what 2012 brings.
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brisbane
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Having stayed all over the Sunshine Coast for many years, we have to say our stay at San Marino, Marcoola, was everything we hoped for and more, and by far, the most unaffected area we have visited. Lovely, well equipped unit with great ocean views and a stroll across the grass onto the sand. No roads to cross! Wonderful walking/running/riding tracks meandering through the trees along the beach front and to top it off, the tennis court and heated pool were a big hit with the adults and the kids. Thanks so much for your helpful, friendly service. We will definitely be back!” Nicky, Brisbane

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We love it here too. Hope to see you again. Best regards.
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Mackay
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

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.

Room Tip: 4th or 5th floor for the amazing views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank you Sue. You guys make our lives easy as managers at San Marino. You know you and your family are always very welcome here. It’s great to see our regulars come back time and again. It is a great spot and as you said you have everything you need close by. The beach is a highlight and it is arguably one of the best beaches on the coast. All the best for Easter and hope to see you again soon. Best regards.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

I have stayed at this property twice. First with a group of friends on a girls' weekend in January, and as we liked it so much, last week with my partner. The resort is in a great spot - direct beach access with beatuiful, natural, uncrowded Marcoola Beach out the front. The beach is flagged during the summer which is a bonus. Even though the airport is across the road and you can hear planes from the road, once you are in your ocean-front apartment, they don't bother you at all. The loudest noise is the sound of the waves. While the apartment is an older style, it's is very well-maintained. Both apartments I have stayed in were roomy, spotlessly clean, the beds were comfy and the kitchen was very well-appointed (no frustration because there was no egg flipper or tongs for example). The grounds are also very well-maintained with a lovely barbecue area at the pool.

The managers, Mal and Lidi are friendly and helpful and happy to discuss the attributes of individual apartments to help you book the best one. They also offer discounts for return visitors. One of the beauties of this property is that the apartments can be one, two or three bedrooms depending on your needs - they simply lock off the extra rooms - which means you pay a lower tarriff.

In all, this is a lovely place to stay if you want a quiet holiday in a great location in an apartment that straight away feels like home. It doesn't have the "trendy" Noosa factor or the "bustling" Mooloolaba factor, but if you want to relax, not worry about traffic and parking and have miles of uncrowded beach to walk on, I'd recommend it. We will go back again.

Room Tip: Go for either an ocean view room on levels 3-5 or a south-east corner room. I would least recommend...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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sanmar917, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this review, 21 March 2012
Thank you Kerri for the wonderful review.
We are determined to maintain the standard you have enjoyed. Together with our awesome owners (of the individual units) will work doing our part to present what we have at its best. The amazing beach we have and the local shops (offering everything you need) combine to make Marcoola a great place for a short or long visit.
We look forward to seeing you again when it’s time for you to take a break. Cheers.
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Property: San Marino by the Sea
Address: San Marino 917 David Low Way, Marcoola, Queensland 4564, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Marcoola
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Marcoola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — San Marino by the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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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