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Xanadu Holiday Resort
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Xanadu Holiday Resort was flawless. I stayed with my son and a last minute extra guest so we ended up using both bedrooms, and very glad we did. We stayed on the 11th floor of the north building in the middle apartment. The view was amazing, rooms were immaculately presented, clean, tidy, and well appointed. I did purchased a set of steak knives and left them in the kitchen draw for the next guests.The balcony was fantastic and well used with both bedrooms and living areas having access. I found myself out there every morning for the spectacular sunrises and every evening enjoying the night lights. The modern furnishings and layout made it comfy and spacious, very easy living. We used most of the facilities; indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, gym, tennis courts, even the bbq and if we stayed for another week I would have put the library to good use. I was most impressed with the quiet location, walking distance to Tedder Ave, beautiful patrolled beach across the road & a short walk along the beach was Marina Mirage, where we managed to coordinate our visit with their Saturday Farmers Markets, which I highly recommend going to. The Surfers beach markets of an evening shouldn't be missed either. If you are not familiar with the area I would highly recommend using a GPS or investing in a directory. Plan ahead by searching the internet for restaurants, attractions and events (markets/shows) before hand as the choices can be a little overwhelming. To wrap up this 'one in a lifetime' experience, I will say, I have already started to save for our next visit because I will not be staying anywhere else. Thank you Xanadu!

Room Tip: 11th floor middle room, north building, was immaculate, nicely furnished with a great size balcony...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank EastCoastJoh
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2013

Hi EastCoastJoh, thank you for your excellent review. You were obviously very happy with your stay at Xanadu and we all enjoyed reading your review. It's great to read that you made the most of our facilities and location. We hope you get the opportunity to return soon and please book directly and let us know your room preferences.
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Duncan Manderson

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I have stayed here a couple of times & will definitely return! We stayed in a two bedroom apartment facing main beach and the views were spectacular! We were on one of the top floors and you could literally see the pilots faces flying the scenic helicopters and small aircraft that went along the beach strip - just awesome!

The nearby restaurants offer a great choice of dining - however with views like we had we opted to get takeaway Thai & go back to our room to soak up the view from the balcony!!! The apartment was beautifully furnished and really felt like a home away from home. The hotel has an underground car park which is very handy.

Beautiful Main Beach is also right across the road - seriously - what more could you ask for??!!! The Xanadu hotel pools are beautiful and very well maintained, there is even an indoor heated pool. The staff at reception were very helpful, warm & friendly. Our room had a fully appointed kitchen including a fridge with ice maker...perfect for pre dinner drinks!

To top all this off the price is very reasonable! This is the perfect base for your Gold Coast holiday and its just far enough away from all of the backpackers & schoolies crowds whilst still being an easy 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk along the beach to the main 'action' & shops on the Gold Coast. Perfect for families, seniors and couples.

Room Tip: "If you are not afraid of heights ask for one of the top floor rooms" "Ask for a roo...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Julia G
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2013

Hi Juliafg thank you publishing such a complimentary review of Xanadu. It's very motivating to read reviews from our repeat guests about what a special time you had at Xanadu. We hope to make some big improvements to Xanadu and hope you return again to enjoy them. Thanks again.
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Wow! The views from the 24th floor took our breath away. This was an apartment we didn't want to leave. The allure of the nearby Tedder Avenue restaurants couldn't compete with the views we had from our balcony - we preferred to eat in and enjoy the private and spectacular views, though when we did venture out, Tedder Avenue was so convenient. Even the kitchen has a view of the ocean.
We looked down on the fireworks for NYE and could even see them from our pillows - no need to even sit up.
We didn't need news updates to find out the surf conditions, we could check them for ourselves from the balcony. Next time we'll bring binoculars to watch the dolphins more closely.
The unit (148) was quiet, spacious, beautifully decorated and perfect to share with adult children. We'll come again with another couple or our family - we could live here and never tire of that view.
Staff were so helpful, from enquiry to departure. Couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: Ask for a good view. The views from most rooms are great, and some rooms are better.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank David H
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2013

Hi OzMark thank you for the fantastic review. Unit 61 is one our most popular units in the East Tower due to its uninterrupted ocean view and modern tasteful refurbishment. It's very rewarding to see your positive review and I hope to see you back at Xanadu again soon. Please book direct to ensure you get unit 61 and best available rate. We all look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Duncan.

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Reviewed 27 December 2012

My husband and I were so impressed with our first Xanadu experience, that late in 2012 we couldn't wait for another WOW getaway! Xanadu has got it all and more. The proximity to the beach, the spectacular views both day and night, the closeness to restaurants and all Gold coast tourist attractions, and the best of all for us the luxurious unit to come back home to....clean, modern and well appointed. We have stayed in many units world wide and we both highly recomend Xanadu as up there with the world's best. Thankyou Xanadu.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
1  Thank Denny E
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2013

Hi Denny! Wow thank you for the great review. We never reallly know how we compare to other resorts on the Gold Coast so it's very encouraging to hear you say that Xanadu holds its own on the world stage. Very kind as you're obviously a seasoned traveller who has the experience to make that statement and we appreciate it very much. We'd love to have you back to stay again so please contact us directly to book your next stay.
Thanks again
Duncan Manderson.

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Reviewed 18 December 2012

We have stayed in the superior rooms three times over the last few years. They are so beautiful and the views are brilliant. We do have one complaint and that was regarding the cleaning. The kichen benches were sticky and there was small knife in the drawer that had not been washed. Also the filter in the washing machine was clogged with muck which we cleaned.
They are small things and easily fixed.
We and several family members are all coming back to stay in February and we would not want to stay anywhere else. Xanadu is in a perfect position, quiet and so close to the restaurants and shops and an easy walk along the beach to the Mirage and Surfers Paradise.

Room Tip: The superior rooms on the higher floors are the best we have ever experienced. However we are stayin...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Jan73132
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

Hi Jan, thanks four great review. Housekeeping is one of our top priories and we do our best to keep a close check on cleanliness however very occasionally things get missed. I'm sorry your unit had to be the one and your feedback has been passed on and we will improve as a result. I hope you return again one day and, once again thank you for your review. Please book direct and take advantage of our retun guest specials. Regards Duncan Manderson.

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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Xanadu Holiday Resort is the most wonderful place to stay on the Gold Coast.We stayed there for the second time recently for a weekend getaway,our 1st visit was around 4 yrs ago for a family style honeymoon.It is the perfect location for a holiday being so close to everything you need.It is straight across the road from the beach.There are shops,resturants,coffee shops,a bakery and more within easy walking distance from the resort.Also along the beach front is a great walking track plus 2 parks(which my 5 and 3 yr old loved),oh and of course so close to Seaworld where we spent a fantastic fun day!.The apartments are spacious,beautifully furnished,very clean and so comfortable,with wonderful seabreezes and gorgeous ocean views.We enjoyed the resorts 2 pools(1 huge outdoor pool and a large indoor heated pool with spa,and we also had alot of fun on the resorts tennis courts.The staff are so welcoming and very helpful.We love this place and cant wait to go back again soon!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank Kelly M
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2012

Hi Kelly thank you for such a lovely review. It gives us great pleasure and motivation to continue to strive to achieve our very best for our guests. You obviously enjoy what have on offer and we hope you continue to return for you family holidays. Please book direct as a return guest so we know you have stayed before. Thanks again, Duncan Manderson.

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

I am from Singapore. I stayed with my family (2 adults and 3 boys) in Xanadu Apartments (Gold Coast) from 29 Nov till 04 Dec. The experience was very good. The apartment was very clean and spacious. The 2 bedrooms were also very spacious and there was more than enough room for my 3 boys to sleep and play. Xanadu also offer a roll-out bed and a queen size bed to accomodate my 3 boys in the 2nd bedroom. The bedsheets were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. However, the blends in the rooms were abit faulty and did not shed off the morning light. So it took abit of getting used to the early sunrise at 5am on Gold Coast.

The customer service was excellent. Due to the early sun rise I had requested to change to an apartment with black-out curtains. The staff at the front counter had kindly allocated a room but it was on the 3rd floor. My existing apartment was on the 15th floor with a beautiful and breathtaking view of the beach. So after much consideration my family still stayed on in the existing apartment on the 15th floor. However, we thanked the staff for his kind gesture.

Xanadu is located on Main Beach which is about a 5 minutes drive to Surfer Paradise and alot of other restaurants and amentities. Having a GPS in the car which we rented was a plus point as we were able to locate places to eat and visit near Xanadu.

I would definely recommeded Xanadu Apartments to families visting Gold Coast.

Room Tip: High floor, sea view and black out curtains in bedrooms.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Havetotrythis
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XanaduManager, Manager at Xanadu Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2012

Hi Havetotrythis thank you for writing a complimentary review about Xandu Resort. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Xanadu and hope the early starts didn't take the enjoyment out of your stay too much. Our lower cost (Value) apartments don't have all the comforts of our other apartments which means they can have a lower price. Thanks again for the nice review and hope to see you again one day. Regards Duncan Manderson.

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Additional Information about Xanadu Holiday Resort

Address: 59 Pacific St, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Main Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Main Beach
Price Range: £111 - £328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Xanadu Holiday Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xanadu Resort is a beachside highrise apartment resort located at the northern end of the Gold Coast. We have a wide selection of uniquely decorated and furnished very large one and two bedroom, two bathroom apartments (three per floor) - 140 square meters. Our resort facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, sauna, spa pools, free car parking and free in-room WiFi. ... more   less 
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