Returned from an amazing holiday at Xanadu Island after a smooth flight with Thomas Cook we arrived at Bodrum Airport where check in was around 45 minutes unfortunatley me & my partner had to be diverted by airport staff because we hadn't pre paid for our Visa's, this took an extra 15 minutes £20.00 each after this we went through to baggage claim which was very quick, we were then shown to the coach & our journey to the hotel began. 20 minutes into our drive the coach driver suddenly pulls over & calls out some of the hotel names, Xanadu was called out & we left the coach to find out we were being transferred to another coach, this is explained in the letter that the Thomas Cook rep gives you before you get on the coach, unfortunately we did not read this so it was a shock to find out we were having to change coaches. We arrived at the hotel around 12.30am where we were welcomed by the receptionist. Check in was very quick & we were also delighted to be given a free upgrade, while our luggage was being looked after we were given a cocktail & shortly after that we were taken to our room.
The room was beautiful, the decor & furniture was modern & contemporary. At this point we were overjoyed & couldn't wait to explore the island the next morning.
The main restaurant had many varieties of gorgeous food, so we knew lunch & dinner would be even better, one of the nights my partner was attacked by one of the cats that walk around by the main restaurant, luckily their was no blood. Some guests would feed the cats, but we would just ignore them as i don't feel it was appropriate to feed them whilst other guests were enjoying their meals.
Both swimming pools are lovely, we would sit by the main pool during the morning then move round to the smaller pool in the afternoon. One negative thing, although there are plenty of sun loungers we did notice that bigger families would leave their towels on the loungers & would rarely use them, this seem selfish was frustrating seeing as other guests could have used them.
Onto the nightlife & entertainment, our first night we enjoyed a band which played some well known songs, the other nights were mainly for families & children, so we just sat by the bar & had cocktails.
I bought myself a ring from the jewellery shop next to the souvenir shop, i am slightly upset because we were told that the ring was real silver & paid around 100TL. I have now noticed that the ring is turning a horrible grey colour & i am no longer able to wear the ring as it is not real. Just wanted this to be advised so others don't end up paying for something that isn't worth what is it.
The staff are very helpful & seem like lovely people, unfortunately some of their english was limited but this was never a problem.
On departure we were the first to be picked up then our 2 hour journey back to the airport started, the coach driver did seem lost at some point, we were then advised that our flight had been delayed 2 hours due to issues on the plane.
Overall the reason why i have not given the hotel 5 stars is purely due to the nightlife as we felt this was more enjoyable for families & their children, but everything else was perfect, myself & my partner had the most relaxing time & will certainly be returning in the near future.
- 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 views out to the surrounding islands and offering a perfect location for a peaceful and tranquil luxurious holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xanadu Island Turkey/Turgutreis