17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Hotel Xanadu, Belek, Turkey
"This was our firs visit to Turkey last year. This hotel was absolutely fantastic. The rooms were as advertised in the brochures. The hotel complex was situated 5 mins away from the beach. There was so much choice regarding where you wanted to eat each day, you were spoilt for choice. The food was excellent, there were different restuarants to go in as long as you booked the previous day, ie Chinese, Russian, Italian etc. The entertainment for both adults and children was superb. The hotel has a theatre which has one show per evening with entertainment for all the family. If you wished to go out for a quiet drink there was a choice of different bars. This holiday suits all ages. There is a disco for teenagers each evening (this is held in the basement and does not disturb anyone staying at the hotel) an Irish bar open 24/7 which has friendly staff which who will serve you food at almost any time of the day or evening. They also hold a baraque and a market once a fortnight where you can buy almost anything. The staff were so nice and friendly, the rooms were so clean and they also did your washing and ironing for free. How bad's that. We enjoyed this holiday so much we have booked to go back this year. "
- Travel date: Sun 19th of April 2009
We visited Xanadu in May this year. We b...
"We visited Xanadu in May this year. We booked two rooms for 4 adults and we had our 7 month old baby as well. The rooms were spacious and had everything we needed.
We celebrated both couplesâs anniversaries whilst we were there. The Management had arranged a bouquet of flowers, champagne and chocolate cake when we arrived, with balloons on the bed!
The food was excellent in all the restaurants and the facilities for the baby were the best I have ever come across. In the restaurant there were highchairs and a separate section for toddlers to eat with their food at their eye level to see and take. The hotel provided cereal and milk and water to make up baby breakfasts and toddler breakfasts from Nestle exactly what we use at home. There were baby changing stations doted about the hotel grounds providing wipes etc. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. I have never been anywhere quite like it.
If you get the chance take a taxi to Belek when the market is on. Excellent for Paul Frank monkey t-shirts, Louis Vuitton bags and Versace bath towels! Make sure you take an empty bag to take everything home. Itâs really cheap in the taxi and they will pick you up where they dropped you at a time to suit you both. If you don't thoroughly enjoy this hotel then there is something wrong with you.
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of October 2007
2006 was our second year at Xanadu. We...
"2006 was our second year at Xanadu. We came back because we wanted to share the resort with the rest of our family. They were all completely taken in by it. The staff are so friendly and the food is fabulous too, coupled with the overall relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the complete resort.
The children loved the shows and the holiday club staff too. The resort feels secure and premium. The overall holiday experience makes for an incredibly relaxing time - with the opportunity to do more adventurous activities if you feel the need.
We have struggled to find anything else this good and are consequently returning again this year. Holidays are such an important part of life - and whilst it's good to have a new adventures it's so important to feel confident in the knowledge that you are going to a resort that the whole family enjoys. I can't praise Xanadu enough for their all round hospitality.
We look forward to returning again."
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of August 2007
I was lucky enough to win a holiday to X...
"I was lucky enough to win a holiday to Xanadu through work along with twelve other colleagues and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The hotel is amazing!! There was a great choice of food at the different restaurants, the entertainment in the amphitheatre is definitely worth watching and absolutely nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, we had a ball!! There is a choice of three pools and the sea only a few minutes walk, what more can you ask for!! Will definitely be visiting again in the future.
Watch out for the Xanadu dance in the pool at mid-day !!!! "
- Travel date: Thu 26th of July 2007
A lot of people don't like the sound of...
"A lot of people don't like the sound of a holiday in Turkey, we have a very busy life with two young children and this haven of peace was perfect for us when the grandparents offered us a week in the sun child free.
We booked for a week and one day after our arrival I was admitted to hospital with peritonitis, the hotel laid one transfers back and forward every day for my partner to visit me in Hospital for the whole two weeks and even provided him with fruit hampers and gifts for me. Their on site nurse and doctor were fantastic & their quick thinking probably saved my life. Finally we managed to spend two days in this wonderful resort (albeit from a wheelchair for me) but I saw how friendly, quiet and perfect this place was. Beautiful surrounding, helpful staff, spoilt for choice with all amenities. Although we have bad memories of our planned dream holiday we have booked again to go back in Sept 06.
The resort is 10 times better in real life then any picture could portray. The standards are extremely high and you donât want for anything, however if you are looking for more excitement you will be able to get this here too, the complex is so large and hardly seems full or busy but there is so much to do, daily massages, shows, several pools, day trips etc, etc, etc. 10/10 - highly recommended. 5 Â½ weeks and counting â canât wait!"
- Travel date: Wed 26th of July 2006
Fantastic hotel, mini bar and all laundr...
"Fantastic hotel, mini bar and all laundry included in price which I didn't know until the day we left (!) Pools great, food great, beach great, weather great.
We arranged through alternative Turkey private transfers at about Â£35 each return and a lovely blacked out "people carrier" with leather interior, minibar, etc was waiting to pick just us up! Worth the extra money not to get on the cattle bus!
Staff really lovely, one of the items on the dessert buffet one day was a chocolate fountain. Well worth the Â£650 we paid each for 7 days. We were hard pushed to spend anything - just a daily newspaper."
- Travel date: Tue 18th of July 2006
"We have always avoided all-inclusive but this has changed our mind forever. Everything exceeded our expectations. We have travelled worldwide for business and pleasure and the Xanadu is poetry in motion. Customer relations are the best I have ever encountered. Nothing is too much trouble - they even encourage you to come to them. Hotel is spotlessly clean - even beach toilets. Rooms spotless too. Fabulous location, great views, 3 pools - of which the secret garden is the best if you like peace - but with its own poolside bar - and sunbeds with adjustable sun hoods! Staff were excellent even at our 3 a.m. arrival. All inclusive meant what it said - even 24 hour room service and free laundry, champagne, 5 superb theme restaurants - all like having a really really good meal out - with as many courses as you want (we stuck to only 4!) etc. etc. etc. Go nowhere else!"
- Travel date: Fri 19th of May 2006
worth a visit
"Fantastic staff, wonderful food and beautiful grounds are a few of the delights that make this a hotel worth visiting.
You get lots of little extras from this hotel, pool towels, dressing gowns and slippers and waiters that say "would you like one more""
- Travel date: Tue 9th of May 2006
"I went to this hotel on my own with 4 children age 9, 11, 14 and 15. We all liked the hotel. The staff were very friendly. There were lots of activities. The childrenâs club was excellent. For us, the ten pin Bowling Alley was great, as it was something we could do altogether.
The food was very good, except the children ate chocolate ice cream at least three times a day! The indoor pool is heated and thereâs a fresh juice bar next to it, where they squeeze juice to order. Of course the outdoor pool was freezing in April. The massages are no longer included and are not cheap, but the people who had them recommended them.
Most of the people in the hotel were golfers and they were all very happy with the golf in the area and with the hotel. Apart from golf there is nothing outside the hotel.
I thought the hotel was exceptional value - room service was included - the orange juice throughout the hotel was excellent, fresh squeezed, and the alcoholic drinks were international brands. We all had a great holiday and I left with nothing to pay."
- Travel date: Sat 29th of April 2006
"I work in the travel industry and have travelled quite a lot and I can say that this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. In some all inclusive hotels the food can be average, but this is not the case at the Xanadu where the food is excellant. It is obvious that no expense has been spared at the hotel and we had a wonderful stay. The fact that international brand drinks are included means that the drinks are of a high standard. The service is friendly, but sometimes a bit slow. The hotel has a good beach and plenty of facilities. Overall an excellant hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 27th of April 2006
Outstanding in everything
"From the moment we arrived for a weeks stay with our grandchildren, 4yrs. and 6yrs., we were made to feel welcome. The rooms were beautifully appointed and were kept spotlessly clean. The whole complex was outstanding and the facilities were second to none, notwithstanding the quality and variety of the food available. Special mention should be made of the Mini Club and it's staff whose devotion to duty and kidness made the week for our grandchildren something special. The friendliness of all the staff to the children was something my wife and I rarely experiance and certainly enabled our grandchildren and us to have a most wonderful time. Nothing was too much trouble. Our only disappointment was not having the time to enjoy the various restaurants available, however that will have to wait until our next visit."
- Travel date: Mon 17th of April 2006
"from the moment we arrived at the airport we were shown to our private taxi. Once at the hotel we were greeted with a glass of champagne and our luggage was taken to uor room.
We found everything at the hotel far more superior than other 5* hotels we have stayed in.
from things like decor and cleanliness in rooms and the hotel its self .
activites through the day were very good plenty going on if you didn t want to take part.
food in the main resturant very good but one tip is if you don't go in at 7pm prompt you may struggle finding a table so have another drink and go in at 8pm
lunch time dining outside very enjoyable in main resturant but also a choice of other eating venues eg. beach bar kebabs pizzas burgers in other outside bar.
evening entertainment was excellent every night.
make sure you take a trip down to the health suite to have a back massage it was really relaxing and enjoyable, but make sure you book at 8am the day before to beat the germans.
main pool a little chilly the sea was warmer and the water slides were warm too!
really an excellent and enjoyable holiday will be booking again !"
- Travel date: Tue 1st of November 2005