this is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen; modern, contemporary and with upscale furnishings and fittings, some very nice service touches - including champagne on arrival and upgrade to 'sunset suite', together with complimentary internet access for the duration of my stay - nice welcome!
the suites are beautifully fitted with huge bathrooms, a wide selection of toiletries replaced daily, bathrobes, slippers; the lounge contains a minibar with soft drinks and cans of beer, and there is a kettle with tea and coffee; in the bedroom area a digital safe is provided at no charge, and was large enough to fit my netbook in
at the risk of trying not to repeat what has already been written, suffice to say this is a luxurious property and if you stay there you will have a fantastic holiday
do try the Italian a la carte, an amazing experience, great service, amazing presentation, wonderful food (tiramisu to die for!)
great rooms, no noise from adjacent rooms, fantastic balcony with amazing view
huge bathroom, beautifully fitted, with walk-in shower
exemplary housekeeping standards
laundry service - excellent
nice food at lunchtimes served by the main pool (or you can use the main restaurant)
the hotel has a ten pin bowling alley and cinema - bonus!
some notably excellent staff - the young man on check in (in the middle of the night), the young lady in the 'sports bar' always a great welcome and smile, the two girls in the Italian restaurant - very professional, and finally the receptionist on check out, warm and smiling
excellent food breakfast, lunch and dinner, huge choice, and each evening freshly grilled/barbecued meats and fish cooked outside
lovely spa - but pricey!
couple of negatives (which did not spoil my holiday in any way, just minor annoyances)
no information about hotel on check in, or in rooms, so it was a question of finding everything for yourself (in fairness, having completed my comment card and handed in to reception on Saturday night; on Sunday afternoon I had a call from the guest service manager, who asked if I would spend some time to discuss my comments, what a pleasant young man, a real credit to the hotel - he explained there was an information channel on the TV which I should have been told about and was very apologetic - good idea in theory, but in practice when I checked later on that day, it was not there, (and even the technician that reception sent down to find it was unable to do so) a back up is required as it would be good to know what is included in all inclusive, what the check out time is, how to book a la carte restaurants, etc
there was a large conference in the hotel during my stay, and unfortunately this made the evening service in the main restaurant - well to put it kindly - 'haphazard'
entertainment (well in fairness it was the end of the season) but two nights of bingo, and two quiz nights is really scraping the bottom of the barrel, there was a band one night in the rosebud bar, and they were pretty good
the hotel offers a bus service daily to Turgutreis and Bodrum (10 euro return to Turgutreis, not sure of price to Bodrum) which is handy, just book the day before at the guest relations desk in reception; or you can walk out the hotel and catch a Dolmus to Turgutreis by the supermarket (there is a bus stop) for 3 Turkish Lira
In summary, a few little issues which if resolved would make this hotel 100%, as it is, I had a fantastic, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings, with surprisingly great weather for the time of year, the acid test: would I go back? - YES, YES, YES, tomorrow if I could!
If you have any questions, please feel free to message me
- 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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