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“Amazing villa with amazing staff”
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19 reviews
Xanadu Dubai
Night view from our private Beach
Sunset from the Terrace
Atlantis from the Balcony in Bedroom 2
Dining and Living rooms
Living Room
Dining Room with view to Atlantis
Powder Room
Games Room
Kitchen
Home Office
Hallway and staircase
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Typical ensuite Bathroom
Floor Plan 1
Floor Plan 2
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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

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Zoyah A
1 review
“Amazing villa with amazing staff”
Reviewed 10 May 2018 for a stay in February 2018

The villa was incredible- amazing views of the Atlantis, private pool and the beach on our doorstep. We could not have asked for anything more! 10 of us stayed and we had an amazing time. Hanish, the villa manager, was so kind, hospitable and helpful with anything we needed assistance with. Thank you Hanish for making our trip so smooth and enjoyable!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 May 2018
Thank you Zoyah. You were a lovely group, and we would be delighted to welcome you back again next year. Your XANADUBAI Team
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johnrover...
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 10 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
2
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Absolutely brilliant,hanish and Rachelle very friendly and helpful especially driving us around when we needed it.perfect location.a great family friendly villa , great ammienities even a pool room,even put a dart board up for the children.would recommend this very special villa

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jan 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words. We strive to ensure that every guest has that 'home away from home' feeling and delighted that we seem to have succeeded. You will always be welcome.
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McErlaneG...
Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dream Holiday ❤️”
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in May 2017
4
people found this review helpful

I am seldom lost for words, however this house had me gobsmacked from the second the taxi pulled up outside!!

My dad rented this amazing beach mansion out for my mums 60th birthday. There was 11 of us. My mum and Dad, myself, my husband and our 3 kids and my sister, her husband and their 2 kids.

We have all been on holiday together before and stayed in hotels, therefore had separate rooms and time away from each other.

We were therefore a little apprehensive as to how it work with us all being together in the one space. However, the house was so big and had plenty of space therefore we needn't have given that a second thought.

The kids spent most of the day in the pool but also ventured down onto the beach to make sandcastles, paddle in the water and have a go in the kayaks (supplied by the house). As the house is directly on the beach you could keep an eye on the kids without being right beside the the whole time. There is also a small putting green at the poolside that the kids (and adults) enjoyed having fun with.

The house also has wifi, which when you have 5 kids with you between the ages of 8-13, is a pretty big deal. If they wanted to take a break from the sun they would go inside and either play on the pool table (located next to the kitchen) or at chess (just at the top of the stairs).

My friend lives in Dubai and he came over to the house with his mum, Dad and sister for my mums 60th. We had a BBQ in the beautiful outside BBQ area and hired caterers to cook for us all and cocktail makers to serve drinks. It was a magical evening. There are speakers throughout the house so we could play music into the BBQ area, and the pool lights up in the evening so we could sit by the pool and allow the kids to play.

The house also comes with a driver (Hanish) and house keeper (Rachel). They are so friendly, and nothing is a problem, you would never know they were there. Rachel turns your bed down every night, makes it in the morning and tidies the rooms every day.

We also took the breakfast package and then wondered if we had done the right thing, if it would get eaten or even be beneficial. However, I can say with confidence that you would be mad not to take it. It was one of the things we most looked forward to every day. When we came down in the morning Hanish & Rachel had prepared everything and set the table, it was delicious and well worth it.

We travelled out some nights (usually in separate groups) to do our own thing. Hanish is more than happy to take you anywhere you would like to go. At first we felt awkward asking him, however he charges around about the same as a regular taxi/maybe less and it's a familiar friendly face that knows exactly where you are going. So after a day or two we were more than comfortable using his service. Plus it's also how Hanish makes any extra money so makes sense.

This holiday was the best, most amazing we have ever been to and we have been in some First Class places. We were all so sad leaving and the week went by far too quickly.

Dubai is one of my favourite holiday destinations and if I am lucky enough to return I would definitely go back to Xanadu. I have recommended it to friends and family alike and envy anyone who has booked to go here in the future...... I wish it was us all over again.

Thanks for an amazing holiday!!

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Management Response
12 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for a lovely and comprehensive review. You reported everything correctly, and yes Hanish and Rechelle are amazing at making a seamless holiday for all ages! One local car trip each day is free, and only extra trips are charged. These are invoiced at checkout at slightly less than taxi rates, but unfortunately for Hanish he is not the beneficiary! Thanks again, delighted you all had a great time. Kevin (owner).
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Matthew R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BEST TIME EVER”
Reviewed 12 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
2
people found this review helpful

The staff was extremely helpful for the duration of the trip. Upon arrival they easily accommodated our entire group, from transport to and from the airport, to scheduling and booking adventures around the area. The house is AMAZING! Even the neighborhood cats that greeted us upon arrival and guarded the outside area while we were away.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Thanks for your lovely comments Matthew. Hanish and Rechelle told me you were a lovely group and they really enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kindest regards to all.Kevin
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Philip G
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing villa !!!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Amazing villa overlooking the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm,

We stayed here as a family of 4 and couldn't have asked for more. Everything was perfect during our stay and Hanish and Rechelle looked after us perfectly.

The weather was cloudy and even rained a few days however this didn't stop us from having an amazing holiday. Hanish organised the pool heating to enable us to go swimming even when the weather was poor. Our 5 year old son loved swimming in the pool.

We have stayed in Dubai many times in hotels however since we have found this villa we will definitely be coming back instead of booking a hotel.

Fantastic!!!!! If you are thinking of booking - go ahead and don't hesitate - the best holiday we have every had therefore I am sure you wont be disappointed.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Feb 2017
Hanish and Rechelle really enjoyed looking after you all. We like to think of Xanadu as a private hotel, where you are the boss. You get the very best of both worlds. Delighted to see you "will definitely be back". Kevin
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Ruby1724
LONDON
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unbelievable time, experience and villa - Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was probably the best holiday we have ever had. Beautiful villa, beautiful location, incredibly professional. Hanish couldn't have been more helpful. Cannot wait to go back.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jul 2016
Thank you Ruby. You were a lovely group, and we would be delighted to welcome you back again next year. Kevin
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BizTravel...
Cheshire
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply the Best place to stay in Dubai”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
4
people found this review helpful

If you are looking for a place to stay in Dubai, with a group or extended family, then there is nothing better than Xanadu. The combination of a luxury villa, in a brilliant secluded location, but still close to the hustle and bustle is hard to beat. The villa has everything - well equipped, a great pool which gets sun from 10am until sunset; direct access to the private beach, and views over Atlantis. The staff are superb - both Hanish and Rachelle mange to balance being available when needed, but being invisible at the right times; and Hanish was always willing to transport us around - such a huge benefit over having to rent a car or constantly call for taxis. We combined eating in with meals out (buy the Dubai Entertainer Fine Dining App for great savings !)
This is simply the best place to stay in Dubai !!

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Liked best: Location; pool and beach access; brilliant staff
Liked least: Traffic - if you want to get downtown at rush hour, its a fair journey
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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