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
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!!
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.
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.
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.