Xanadu Beach Resort and Marina
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My first year dating Lu, first year living in Boston... We took our first trip together, his first trip anywhere outside the US besides Portugal. We got a pretty nice (for carribean standards), hotel at Xanadu Beach and Resort. They upgraded us to a King since the hotel was empty. The beach was the backyard, so we swam in the low-tide at midnight …
... run on Sunday starting at 6AM... Susan did ask about the stores that might be open at the bazaar on Sunday we wanted to go to...."oh that, no they are closed." Have to ask a lot of questions or else you will get screwed. Tried out jet ski today after lunch, get what Susan decide that she really likes going fast perhaps a family trait and oh course dumped the jet and the sun glasses are long gone. ...
... he survived the trauma he endured at the hands of a terrified three year old. We found the original ship where they filmed "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. It was almost destroyed by a hurricane several years ago but, we got to see a small amount of the ship's remains. Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We toured the National Park and realized the whole area was on fire. Strange watching a fire jump the road right in front of our car. ...
... the gulf stream crossing and coastal areas and all of the Bahamas. It sure is more reliable than doing the research ourselves. In the meantime we moved the boat to Old Port Cove Marina (where Tiger Woods keeps his yacht "Privacy") and sat there until we got the news from Chris Parker. He predicted a good crossing day for Tuesday, Feb. 22! So Dave came back on board and on Monday we moved the boat 5 miles south to the Palm Beach inlet and anchored and tried to get some sleep. ...
... that spend money on airline tickets which was more costly than I had budgeted.
How did we get along being together 24/7?
Rather well actually. Considering that we were together all the time, we did not have many arguments. We actually had less than we have at home because I’m not nagging him to do his homework, clean his room, take out the trash, etc. I think both of us really liked staying in hostels because we got to talk and ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Xanadu Beach Resort and Marina Freeport
Bad reviews uncalled for
This place was great. Its almost like the people that gave it negative reviews stayed somewhere else. All renovations were completed as far as we could tell. Nice big rooms. RIght on the beach. Near Royal oasis(so i could hit the casino whenever i wanted :)
People at the front desk weren't very helpful, but the resort and location was fabulous.
My daughters and I stayed at the Xanadu as a result of being booked through Diamond Holidays, for 3 nights beginning Dec. 23, 2002. Due to renovations, the lobby was non-existent. When we walked into the hotel, if not for a construction worker, we had no idea where or how to check in. There was no sign leading to the offset office. It did not end there with how incompetent and horrible this hotel proved to be. The staff was un-welcoming, very rude, quite stand-offish, and upon asking them questions, we were answered in a tone of voice that made me feel like they thought we were stupid. When we left the office, we were not given instructions to the best way to the room. Once again that was provided by a construction worker. I will admit the room was very lovely; it overlooked the marina and was spacious. We had only two towels for the three of us and calling for extra proved a waste of time. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere. Diamond Holidays said there would be a free shuttle to town - Wrong! There were cabs which ranged between $9 and $17 depending on your destination and that was one way. Diamond Holidays said there was a Hot Tub. Wrong again! The pool was freezing, but the chairs were fine to sit in. We spent alot of our time at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Oasis Resort at the International Market Place. Now, that was a great place with hot tub, and lots of people. Xanadu had almost no one staying there. As for meals, that was a joke. We tried having breakfast, but the one spaced out waitress could not even tell us the cereals they had without going to look, plus she took forever getting anything, that one other guest got up to serve water. There were only like 6 people in there - I am telling you the waitress was a space cadet. Needless to say, we walked out, left to complain to the less than friendly office, received no satisfaction of course. The water-pouring guest was right there behind us complaining as well. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. If
Xanadu was great!
We were very pleased with this resort. It overlooks a beautiful ocean. You don't really have to worry about getting an ocean view, you have one no matter what room your in. The resort itself looked brand new. From the rooms to the furniture, hallways, restaurants, ect.. brand new. Great location. Close to alot of stuff.
We lived in gabrbage
We just came back from our vacation in freeport.this hotel is the worst hotel in the world.they are renovating and it is garbage overall.
Don't stay here like I did
I asked for a 3 star property at Priceline and I got this. In addition to paying $70 per night, the hotel charged me another $12 per night as an "energy charge." They should tell guests up front all the charges. No fridge in my room and when asked to bring one, they said there's a $50 nonrefundable deposit. Also, they didn't provide a remote to my TV until I complained to Priceline regarding the lack of amenities. The pool is unheated so it's too cold to use in December. Complaining to Priceline so far has yielded nothing.
Won't do it again.
Wouldn't stay again. The Elevators got stuck, there was no A/C and no hurry to fix it. The service was slow at the desk and the attitude was unpleasent. I don't reccomend it.
Great Two Weeks
Stayed at the Xanadu after getting a great last minute deal thru' the internet. I had seen the reviews and was a bit nervous. We stayed in the lower rise block (three floors) as the 'tower' was being painted. The rooms were basic but very large, the staff were friendly (laid back, but friendly), the maids changed the towels everyday and the rooms were also cleaned to a good standard everyday. We had a fridge, TV, air-conditioning, two double beds (for the argument nights!!). The bar was expensive, but there was a free bus into the nearest 'town'. On the whole the only thing we weren't happy about was our tour rep!! Otherwise it was fine. If you want lavish hotels and facilities, this maybe isn't for you. If you want a quiet break away from it all, this is just for you!!
We stayed here in August of 2001 for four days on a dive trip. The rooms were only average/below average (I've stayed at better roach motels!) and our air conditioning worked sometimes and sometimes not. The sliding door to our balcony kept getting stuck and we almost got stuck outside several times while hanging out our dive gear. There were hardly any people around anywhere and the staff was VERY rude. The food was horrible. The only good thing about it was that we could just bring in our wet dive gear and lay it around the room and not feel guilty. In any other hotel I would have been VERY careful not to drip ANY sea water on the carpet. I would never stay there again.
We stayed at this resort (if you want to call it that) for 5 days. It was probably the worst place we have ever had to stay. We wanted to go and stay at a different hotel, but it was not in our budget, seeing as how we had a prepaid vacation package. The service was awful. The resturant offered 3 choices for dinner, which we waited 45 minutes for and their was only 1 other table with 4 people there. Those poor people had waited 1 hour and 15 minutes before getting their food. My napkin had small bugs crawling on the inside of it. Our waitress acted like it was a bother to even take our order. The front desk help were so very rude!! Our air conditioner in our room occasionally worked, which made it very hot. They claim to be under construction, but I don't know why. The place was deserted. We could count on one hand the number of guests that were there. The beach is within walking distance, but once you get there it is not relaxing at all. Constantly people were coming up to us and wanting to sell us some high priced junk or to braid my wifes hair. So much for a private beach. From what we saw of the island, Port Lucaya is the place to stay. It was clean, and the service there was better. If you do decide to go, definately do the Dolphin Experience. It was AWESOME!!