Villa Mandi Golf Resort
About Villa Mandi Golf Resort
- high speed internet in room
- shuttle bus service
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- public wifi
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- airport transportation
- self serve laundry
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- rooftop terrace
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- reduced mobility rooms
- kids activities
- poolside bar
- kids club
79 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"This hotel was lovely, modern and well looked after. The location is a little way out from everywhere, which is about 15/20 minute walk to the town but there's a taxi service just a two minute walk away from the hotel.. Cost between 4/5 Euros to Las Americas and 5/6 Euros to Los Cristianos. There is a little supermarket on the Hotel site which is pretty reasonable.
we had a One bed apartment with cot space and I must say I was Surprised how big the Apartment was and it was beautiful.Bathroom was very big too with Bath and two showers. Kitchen was small but no difference to every other apartment we've stayed in before. Every room had Air con including the living space area which is a must have for us.
I was very impressed with the House keeping, we stayed for 2 weeks and had our towels and bedding changed every day apart from Sunday.
I must also say the Thomson Reps were brilliant at this hotel, even though we had no small children, we couldn't help noticing how good they were, always something to do with the kids.
The hotel restaurant food was nice and the staff were lovely.
The only thing I would advise is some areas of the pool area are very slippy but have been told that its been redone for 2015.
Overall this Hotel was 10 out of 10 for us and liked it that much we are returning again next year.
- Travel date: Sun 7th of September 2014
beetle infestation is not a problem says manageress of villa mandi!!!
"moved to another room overnight as beetles scuttling around hob/food preparation area. manageress aggressive and dismissive about this complaint and moved us to an alternative room for the rest of our stay- I wouldn't return!!"
- Travel date: Thu 10th of January 2013
Great Family Holiday
"What a fantastic friendly hotel, the staff and Thomson reps are amazing and made this a holiday packed with fun happy memories. The hotel it self is very clean and the maids do a fantastic job from the entrance to your rooms, restaurant areas, walkways, swimming pool area, everywhere is kept very clean and fresh on a daily basis. We went half board and the buffet style breakfast is very good with a huge amount of choice depending on your taste, the evening meals where very good (loved the steak). The restaurant staff were so polite and couldn't do enough for you, funny and charming and a massive hit with our 2 year old boy, definitely top marks for them. poolside entertainment was good and kept our 14 year old daughter entertained, the reps constantly popping round to have a chat and make sure everything your happy and everything is ok.
The hotel itself is about a 10 or 15 minute walks from the local shops and about 20 minutes to the beach and town itself, but it is a nice stroll and you can meander in and out of the streets through all the different shops.
We did visit Loro parque and Siam parque while we there , the shows at Loro where truly great (dolphins, whales, sea-lions) but way to many birds for my liking not enough variation with other animals, Siam park was ok but the children's part was closed for repair so that was somewhat of disappointment but we will go again when we go back.
All in all a fantastic trip enjoyed by all of us relaxing for the adults and great fun for the kids, we enjoyed it so much we have already booked up again for next may.....would definitely recommend 5*****.............."
- Travel date: Thu 14th of June 2012
Best Holiday we have ever had
"Just arrived home early hours of this morning from the Villa Mandi, and i can honestly say it was the best holiday we have ever had(and we go away yearly).
The apartments were huge, we had a two bedroom apartment(no:339),on entering we were really impressed with the size it was huge and on two levels, it had two bathrooms aswell and two balconies one that went right the way around from front to back of the apartment. It also had air con in each room.
The apartment was cleaned daily, beds made daily and they were changed three times per week, towels are changed as often as you want them to be as they have baskets in the bathroom for you to put them in when you want to change them.
The only down side is the kitchen area as it is just a tiny fridge with a mini freezer in it, two electric rings, and a microwave, but we ate out most nights so not a big problems for us.
The site is beautiful, very clean and the gardeners and cleaners are about daily tending to the site. We didn't see a single cockroach all holiday either, onsite or in town.
The reps on site and there is alot of them were really friendly and helpful and they came over chatting etc, there was daytime activities every day from about 10 until 5 and also evening entertainment starting from 8.15 until midnight in the disco bar, only gripe i have is that sometimes the air-con didn't work in the disco bar and it got really hot.
There is a crazy golf course, pool tables(3 of them) a games room, two play areas, a splash pool and a soft play area for the kids aswell as the creche and the kids clubs and not forgetting the swimming pools.
The swimming pools(2 of them) are split on two levels, there is one where the activites take place and a quieter one, s couple of pointers aboout the pool area, we had some Brits who were stood by 'their' sunbeds from 7.45 to make sure they got their beds everyday eventhough you can't put your towels down until 8.45 and then once their towels were down thay didn't appear around the pool until late afternoon most days - just selfish Brits. Also the pool floor is very slippery and gets very hot, people were slipping over in sandals etc and one women even went down the stairs with a baby in arms so you do have to walk very slowly and try and avoid the wet patches.
The reception staff we brilliant although if you need them after 10pm the guy on the night shift is that great at english so you have play charades with him to get him to understand, but the reps are about until midnight so go to them if you need anything between 10-12.
The only bit of the hotel that lets it down is the restaurant/pool bar(same place), the food isn't that great in the restaurant and quite expensive and the bar staff(except Steve who is great) are miserable and can be rude.
On site supermarket is small but had most things we needed if we ran low on something but their is cheaper supermarkets intown such as iceland near the arona princess hotel, though the onsite supermaket baked its only bread and croissants daily which were nice.
Lastly the location, i quite liked being out of town but then we did hire a car for the holiday so we had no problems getting into town, though its about 15 mins walk into town over some dirt tracks or longer if you stick to the pavement, but taxi's were coming back and froth everday and people say it cost them 5 euros to get into town.
Would definely go back there again.
- Travel date: Wed 17th of August 2011
simply the best
"just returned from two weeks at the villa mandi and have nothing but praise from the maids to the reps and all who couldnt have been more helpful and made us feel great our holiday, room excellent maid work so hardand are very polite, reps are just amazing, will be back next year"
- Travel date: Sat 25th of June 2011
Great Family Holiday Experience
"We have just returned from 2 weeks at Villa Mandi, having previously done a Thomson Familyclub Extra holiday our epectations were met - 24 reps, Super Duper Dawn was the best - she makes time to talk to all guests and is a real pleasure to watch someone who clearly loves her job so much - promote her Thomson or give he a payrise!
The hotel was surprisingly smaller than what we have experienced before (Alykanas Village - Zante) Pools smaller and general hotel area much smaller - but rooms were about 10 times better and probably best we have experienced to date - very roomy, we could have played football on our balcony.
Some bad points;
Location - you have to get taxis - 20 min walk MINIMUM and boring
Food - Don't bother with the restaurant - unless you dont mind 2 star standard and service, the Spanish employees not as friendly as the English - Steve is really good and others should follow the example he makes.
Slippy floor - Our friend broke her arm slipping on the poolside floor
Freebird boat trip - forget it if you are easily sea sick or dont like flat drinks.
Security - 3 rooms broken in when we were there - not even got CCTV
Overall though we would recommend it, we never go back to same place so couldnt say I would go back and would say Alykanas Village is better than Villa Mandi (apart from rooms)
Thanks Thomson for another great family holiday.
- Travel date: Sat 7th of August 2010
Wonderful hotel..would go back
We have just returned from a 7night stay at this hotel and would glady return again. The rooms are by far the biggest and cleanest S.C apartments I have ever stayed in and where cleaned every day. The hotel complex is clean and welcoming and well designed. We never struggled for sun loungers or parasols and the Reps, childrens club and entertainers where faultless. We travelled with a 3&4yr old and I would recommend anyone with a child under 6 take a buggy, because there is a good 15min walk to the centre. However, we did this both during the day and in the evening and found it to be a comfortable walk. If you don't mind walking then you should be o.k. Taxi's back are no more than 5Euros. The on site supermarket does try to take advantage of the 10min wlk to the major store, so we stayed clear. The staff on site were very friendly, and gave my boys a lolly pop each evening if they ate their meal(may send them the dentist bill)and never took a penny for them. Overall we found it really good, and I say this honestly, having spent last year in an equally as good Thomson hotel in Marjorca which I had wanted to return to, so my view was sceptical when we arrived.
For me the only down side to this hotel was the immediate surrounding area which is quite barron and bland. The Reps informed us that the land was bought up, but no-one was building on it yet, and for me this made the walk to the supermarket a little bleak. The on-site restaurant is ok and the pool area can get slippy and hot,so flip-flops are a must. I think it is hard to tick every box for any holiday, but overall I would give this hotel a good 8.
We also venture to Siam Park, which in my opinion is a must for any couple or family.
We spoke to many families who had returned for a few years to this complex and who plan to go again next year.
We're already looking for next year
- Travel date: Tue 29th of June 2010
Looks exactly how it does in the brochure
"We were staying at the Villa Mandi for a week in May and we had a fantastic holiday. As we arrived at Villa Mandi our first impression was very good, it looked exactly like the pictures in the travel brochures and was very clean and tidy. The reception staff were very friendly and spoke perfect english.
Our apartment was on ground level but just up a few steps so it felt seperate to the neighbouring apartments. The only issue we found was the apartment above had a balcony to which the people in put bread out to feed the birds and my husband found he had a shower of bread crumbs every now and then!
I liked the key system with a card entry and again for the electric. The only issue is a couple of times the card did not work but this was due to me placing the card next to my phone. When this happened, the reception staff easily reprogrammed the card.
The apartment was clean and tidy, and much bigger than expected. It could have done with a bit of redecoration as the wallpaper wasn't perfect, and there was a small issue with some lighting and one of the sinks in the bathroom, but as this place had two sinks in the bathroom (first time we've ever come across this!!) it wasn't a problem at all.
We were quite annoyed that the television did not have any English television channels unless you pay extra. We did this and ended up with a few channels in English. As the majority if not all of the people staying at the resort were English, it seemed strange for all the free channels to be Spanish/German.
The maid service was fantastic. They even came to the rooms on the days when they weren't meant to (according to the poster on the wall in the apartment!).
The bar was reasonabley priced, and the pools were well maintained and of a good size. The mini golf was fun to play too.
The supermarket was overpriced, as all onsite supermarkets tend to be. I also found the internet access quite expensive at the resort. However, there is a supermarket on the way into town which is open 24/7 and was reasonably priced, and a bit further into town another which was even cheaper.
The location of the resort is quite a walk from the main town of Los Cristianos, but it was a pleasant walk and allowed for some Lizard spotting. Initially we never managed to find the same route to and from town, but we eventually found one way that we could remember each time, and the only annoying thing was the incredibley high foot bridge over the main road, which was really steep!
I highly recommend the accommodation, especially to families but to anyone. The apartments are quite spread out and we didn't find it particularly noisy, I guess some apartments would be noisier than others depending on how close to the bar/pool they are. But it was never a problem for us.
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of June 2010
too far out
"My husband and i just returned on the 18/5/10, i have to say it was one of the best self catering apts we have had, very nice and beds made every day, and clean towels every few days, very nice hotel, nice staff and all the reps were very helpful and gr8 fun around the pool area during the day,the only thing i didnt like is it is a bit out from the main strip i.e shops, restuarant, beech. Although the hotel puts a free coach on every day at 10.30 or 11.30 drops you off and pick up at 5.30. We walked it one night and it took half an hour at a leisurely pace, but was too hot to do this during the day, if you dont mind walking you wont mind, overall had a gr8 holiday ... L.Kerray"
- Travel date: Thu 20th of May 2010
"We are a couple in our 30's with a 4 year old daughter. We had 14 nights at the Villa Mandi. Weather was perfect all 14 days.
Here are the things we loved about Villa Mandi:
1. The Quiet location
2. The Pool areas and day entertainment
3. The great staff in reception
4. The excellent Thomson's reps (especially Reanne and Thomson... 'THE DOG')
5. The cleanliness of the rooms and grounds
6. The generous size of the rooms
7. And the best thing about it was... The Kids Club and staff.
But there were some negatives:
1. The high priced supermarket on-site
2. The long walk to other bars and other supermarkets (about 10-15 mins if you walk fast)
3. The not so friendly and slow pool bar staff
4. The food served on-site was poor value
5. The very hot and slippy tiles around the pool made grown men cry
6. Not enough Parasols around the pool
7. You have to put your towels out at 9am if you want a decent spot round the pool
8. High cost security safe (32 Euros for 14 nights)
Overall we had a great holiday and will probably return because the kids club was so good. We flew with Monarch who gave us extra leg room seats out and inbound. The Monarch flights were cheaper and at better times than the Thompson flights. We got a taxi from Airport to Villa Mandi (25 Euros each way, takes about 15 minutes) because we can't stand the rigmorole of airport transfers."
- Travel date: Wed 19th of August 2009
"If you like 4 start quality with the added bonus of constant entertainment in a modern resort villa mandi is for you. We have just returned from one week in Villa Mandi. We normally don't do package holidays and book independently. This year we booked a package at last minute. We travelled with out 6 and 12 year old boys. The apartments are set in well kept gardens over looking a golf course def worth the 4 start status, internally they are clean and spacious, the kitchen was poorly equipped and it would be impossible cook anything more than a slice of toast or a salad at lunch time - this was fine for us but a surprise in comparison to other holiday apartments we have stayed in. The apartments also lacked storage for clothes. However they we clean and in good condition, daily maid changing towels etc.
The pool area is lovely and clean, one pool has constant activities and games and the other was quieter being slightly boring and enjoying peace and quiet we went for the quiet pool. The bar is lovely, food OK but we ate out all nights but one, too many restaurants around to enjoy.
15 to 20 minute walk to shops and bar, lots of taxis, supermarket at resort very expensive. Resort ok but we did miss lack of old town, full on bars and restaurants offering full english breakfast - which is not what we go on holiday for - did find some nice tapas bars our fav was Sal Negra in Los Cristianos, fab food and view and even managed to throw together a pizza for the kids even though not on menu.
Great kids club and cant speak highly enough of the girls in kidszone - very professional and had no concerns leaving our 6 year old in there care.
So would we go back - yes we would, but ideally we like to explore new places"
- Travel date: Thu 11th of June 2009
"We're a family of four, our two boys being 3 and 6. I'll break my review into different catergories.
Accomodation - The accomodation was 1st class and a lot bigger than we expected. It was in a very good condition and a cleaner would be there on a daily basis to replace any towels and take away any rubbish. You are supplied with a microwave, hob, kettle and toaster, which you don't have to hire. You can also choose to get Sky. Although we didn't, the costs were approximately â¬5 per night. If you don't get Sky you get a few Spanish channels, BBC News, CNN and Eurosport. On a side note we couldn't believe how well kept the grounds were.
Restaurant - We had one breakfast and one evening meal in the on site restaurant. We all enjoyed the breakfast, with a large variety to please all, if a little on the expensive size. The evening meal however was a different matter. The food was bland and horrible and we never went back there again. A few other people we spoke to also said the same about the evening meal. The staff at the restaurant were excellent though and made a real effort with us and the kids.
Shop - As previously mentioned the shop is rather expensive, but it does cater for most of your needs. If you really didn't want to use it there are plenty of shops in Los Christianos which you can buy your supplies.
Reps and Staff - Whoever deals with the hiring of staff here should be given a slap on the back. During our stay every member of staff was absolutely fantastic. From the Reps, who spend so much time and effort to ensure everyone has a good holiday, to the restaurant staff, bar staff, the girls who work in the shop, cleaners and the hotel reception. I seriously can't give the employees enough praise and they are one of the main reasons why we'll be booking up again next year.
Entertainment - There was so much stuff going on during the day and evening that we regretted pre buying tickets to Jungle Park and Aqualand. Our children had much more fun playing around the pool doing the games the Reps run. The kiddy clubs they run are well orgnaised and each time our children had great fun. The hour long kidzone between 20:30-21:30 can become repetitive for adults, but, again, our kids loved it every night. The Reps put so much effort into running it that you end up tired watching them!! The entertainment after was nothing spectacular but good enough.
Vacinty - It is about a 20 minute walk to Los Christianos. We done the walk on the first day but then got a cab anywhere we wanted after that. You can book a cab from hotel reception and there are loads of them all around town for the return journey. It was around â¬6 to Los Christianos. I found, on the whole, the cab experience to be very cost effective.
Things to do - We only did two excursions to Jungle Park and Aqualand. Both were ok although our kids wanted to go back to playing by the pool. We were told that Siam Park was very good, better than Aqualand. We prebooked before we went but in hindsight we'd have waited until our holiday. When eating out we really liked the Aberdeen steak house, where you could get a three course meal for â¬7.99, and the Slow boat, a very nice chinese.
As you can probably tell we loved our holiday and will defintely be booking up again for next year. If given a choice you should go for self catering. If i had to endure the on site restaurant everynight it would have spoiled the holiday a bit."
- Travel date: Sun 7th of June 2009