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“1st Class/5* luxury in Albert's home from home.”
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Xanadu Guest Villa
Ranked #7 of 62 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Quite simply this is the very best guesthouse I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. It beats in price and luxury most of the 5* hotels that I have ever stayed in. It is 1st Class/5* accommodation that is overlooking one the best beaches in the world. The owner, Albert was an outstanding host, free welcome drinks at his personal bar, all the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast outstanding. It was all quite an exceptional experience, especially breakfast, where all the guests ate at one table, getting to know each other, as we overlooked the beach with the dolphins playing in the surf. What a magical experience....I've already booked the Neptune penthouse suite for Easter...I can't wait !

Room Tip: Even the cheaper rooms have a splendid view overlooking the Outeniqua mountains & the river/lago...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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XanaduGuestVilla, Owner at Xanadu Guest Villa, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Hi John,
"Thank you" seems not enough !
So glad you enjoyed your stay at XANADU. You have not had the pleasure to meet my wife Tersia who was away visiting one of the daughters in Hluhluwe for the birth of a granddaughter , she was born today , 8th November and is our 8th grandchild!
Your stay in April will be even more enjoyable with Tersia doing the breakfast !!
Keep well.
Regards,
Albert.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

A stunningly built, decorated and furnished guest house, Xanadu really has to be seen to be appreciated, or indeed believed! The owners have put their hearts and souls into delivering first class accommodation and making their guests feel very welcome. Albert was an excellent host (we did not meet Tersia as she was away, unfortunately), all the rooms are wonderful, breakfast was delicious and the views amazing. AND A few steps down to the fabulous Wilderness. beach.......what more does one need?!
We personally thought it was too far to walk to the village itself, along a very busy road ( you can also access it by walking along the beach ) but its only a few minutes away by car.
As I said already........Xanadu really needs to be seen to be believed! Wonderful!

Room Tip: Sea facing are obviously the choice for the beautiful views, but I prefer not to hear the sea at ni...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

During our tour through South Africa this stay for two days was a highlight for our family. We enjoyed evry second of our stay. Anyone that is fed up with large hotels and Millions of tourists and hectic will find this place to be a peace.The quiet athomsphere is really relaxing. Direct access to the beach, where we hardly met anybody, made us feel like we owned the place.

Did you ever sit on a toilett and watched whales ? At Xanandu it is possible ; Believe it !
The view out of the room we had was magnificant. Huge Windows that make you feel like you are directly in touch with the beach, the water and the whales. The size of the room was bigger than anything I have ever stayed in. Let alone the bathroom which was at least the size of a living room.

This place is excellent for people that, like us, are seeking for a warm athmosphere in privacy without constantly being recognized and adressed by other visitors. Long walks on the beach with hardly anybody around is what we expected and found.

Salinas Restaurant is just a five minutes walk on the beach and they also rounded our experience with nice dinners in the evening.

If your seeking the place close to heaven on earth and it´s peace, this is definatly where you want to stay. At least when we were there in October.

Very friendly staff with a family athmosphere and a great breakfast, again watching the grand ocean.

Room Tip: Take the big suite that faces directly the sea. Anything else might also be excellent, but why not g...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

the impressive estate, the tasty breakfast, the majestic ocean view from the window, the pampering room and above all the kindness of the hosts. do yourselves a favor and take the time to stay a couple of nights at the Xanadu.
We came for one night, stayed for two and will be definitely coming back for more...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I spent my first ever night in South Africa in this amazing guest house and it did not disappoint. The greeting we received was warm and welcoming, Albert who designed the building with his wife without the use of architects was very pleased to show us around each of the individually designed and decorated rooms. The honeymoon suite (which we didn't stay in) was absolutely stunning with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach, complete with one of the biggest and best bath tubs I've ever seen.

If I had to reluctantly mention any negatives, I struggled to connect to the free WiFi and it was too cold to make use of the outdoor hot tubs (shame) - overall however i'd have to say our experience was fully deserving of its 5-Star status. Beautiful property & highly recommendable.

Room Tip: Boutique style rooms are priced accordingly. Our room didn't have sea views but we still really...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

My wife and i made a booking at Xanadu over a long weekend to spend her birthday on the beach. From the first day to the last it was always amazing at Xanadu.Albert and his Wife Tersia were very welcoming from the get go and the staff were excelent.Very piecfull, relaxing music and the views all i can say is WOW!!! For my wifes Birthday breakfast was sent up to our room by the friendly staff and it was amazing.We had an amazing time and met other guest who were all friendly and we all got along.We will definitly return because again no matter how many days you book it will never be enough.Special thanks to the hosts and staff for the amazing staff.

Mohammed & Suaad

Room Tip: Neptune Suite, rooftop, newly renovated amazing bathroom!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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XanaduGuestVilla, Owner at Xanadu Guest Villa, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2012

Dear Friends,
Thank you , you lift our spirits! Hope to see you again on your birthday !
Guests with good taste and judgement for excellence , is always welcome.
Warm Regards ,
Albert & Tersia.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you never stayed there you might not believe it: going to bed and waking up with a gorgeous view of the ocean - in fact you don't only have that view when lying in bed but also when going to the bathroom. We stayed in the Oyster Suite - towards the waterfront the room was 100% windows and then nothing but the garden and the beach.
Breakfast was delicious - there was fresh fruit, fresh juice, toast, muesli, yoghurt, bacon, eggs, sausages and and and... I'm quite astonished that some people didn't enjoy it.
"This is my dream house", my 13 year old boy said and then he had a very profound talk with our host Albert who took him out to the garden with his two dogs. Our son still talks about our stay at Xanadu. And it's not only him treasuring the memory...

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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XanaduGuestVilla, Owner at Xanadu Guest Villa, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Dear Rain Spider,
Normally we are not spider people , but you are allways welcome at XANADU!
Warm Regards,
Albert & Tersia

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Address: No. 43 Die Duin, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: $154 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Xanadu Guest Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xanadu Guest Villa is situated right on the beachfront of the beautiful, unspoilt Wilderness Beach, the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s famous and scenic Garden Route. Centrally located for day trips to Oudtshoorn (1hr), Knysna (30 min) Plettenberg Bay (45min), and even to Addo Elephant National Park (3hrs), this luxurious Garden Route guest villa is the perfect choice for your Wilderness Garden Route accommodation.Save yourself the chore of packing and unpacking every day. You can explore this wonderful region and at the end of the day return to Xanadu Guest Villa, the best of accommodation, and still have time for a beach walk and a sundowner on our pool deck.WINNER 2013 : TO TRAVEL AWARDS "BEST GUESTHOUSE ON THE GARDEN ROUTE"FREE UNCAPPED WI FI 24/7. ... more   less 
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