Got back from Xanadu Island Resort Hotel on Monday 25th July after two wonderful weeks.
It was a bit of a trek from Bodrum airport to the hotel, a journey of an hour and a half, the last part along some very dodgy roads, but it was worth it. On arrival we were told that we had been upgraded to a Romance Suite, which was a very pleasant room with a large round bed. The room had a separate bedroom and seating area, each with their own air conditioning, and a walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom was huge with both shower and jacuzzi bath. Room service and laundry service were free and good views from the balcony.
All the staff were very pleasant and helpful, although at times the bars and restaurants were a little understaffed and sometimes there was a long wait for drinks. There was one main restaurant and two A La Carte restaurants, one of which (the Fish Restaurant) was not included in the all inclusive. The Fish Restaurant was very pricey and only once in a fortnight did we see anyone using it. The other A La Carte was an Italian which we visited one night, but found it to be very disappointing, as it was slow and didn’t have a particularly good menu. Fortunately the main restaurant was excellent with a good selection of hot and cold foods, salads, starters and desserts for lunchtime and evening. There were barbecues every night and themed nights. There was also a wide selection available for breakfast.
The pools were great, although the main pool had some very annoying music starting with the cock crowing and a chorus of ‘Good Morning’ each day at 10.00, so the smaller pool was a bit more attractive to us. No problem getting recliners at either pool but the second week was busier and people had started to put towels down early. This wasn’t really necessary but once it starts everybody seems to have to do it. Both pools had food available, with freshly cooked pancakes in the afternoon at the main pool. Poolside service was very good with a constant supply of chilled water and any drinks required plus chilled bowls of cherries, plums and apricots in the afternoon.
We gave the private beach a go one day, but the ‘sand’ was quite painful to walk on and it was mainly used by families, however there were pontoons for diving into the sea and sunbathing.
Everywhere was spotless, our room was kept very clean and the restaurant, toilets, pool areas were all clean and tidy.
Entertainment was okay, not to our taste particularly and they didn’t have a fortnightly rotation, so some acts appeared twice whilst we were there.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone, although I think as the season goes on it may become busier which will inevitably impact upon the overall experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Xanadu® Island is a prestigious and exclusive five-star All Suite Hotel at the west coast of Turkey, known for its beautiful olive trees, rocky hills and immense pine forests. It is situated on a private peninsula , amidst beautiful gardens and flowered courtyards and surrounded by the deep blue water of the Aegean Sea.This enchanting and elegant resort belongs to the famous Xanadu chain offering an All Inclusive concept with High Class service. All unique suites and villas are overlooking the sea, beautifully constructed on the cliffs enjoying fabulous vieuws out to the surrounding islands and offering a perfect location for a peaceful and tranquil luxurious holiday. ... more less
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