Hotel

Mandarava Resort and Spa

Mandarava Resort and Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
2541 Reviews
Guide Price £869 per person
Based on 10 October 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Qatar, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Tropicana Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Contemporary luxury haven

This contemporary luxury haven boasts the charm and splendour of a tropical hillside resort. A great place to relax and recharge. Making the most of their hillside location they have located their onsite spa and their restaurant at the top of the hill, providing truly breath-taking views over the forests, beaches and surrounding area.

The white sands of Karon Beach are a short scenic five minute walk away, and for guests' convenience, a free shuttle bus service is available.  Alternatively, you will be spoiled for choice by the five swimming pools at the resort, all of which have their own pool bars.

Rooms are luxurious and modern with ample space and all have private balconies. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort. 

  • Tropical hillside resort
  • Five swimming pools
  • Spacious, light and airy rooms
  • Complimentary transfers into Karon - 5 times per day

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Mandarava Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • 50 minutes from Phuket airport
2541 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1836
  • Very Good 546
  • Average 104
  • Poor 35
  • Terrible 20

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 21, 2018

Noisy and uncomfortable

This place may give the impression of a quiet getaway at first, but after one day of staying here I could say that it is the most uncomfortable hotel we've stayed in. First the cart which drives you to your room is a pick-up truck with seats, I think at a 5 star resort it should be an electrical cart. Staff move around with a motorbike so every 5 minutes you will hear loud noises of cars coming and going. The worst is the breakfast scene, gives the feeling of being in a large tour group we could hear the noises as we approached the restaurant from the distance and could not believe it.The arrangement of the buffet is inconvenient, the staff are not friendly, seem bored and not happy to help, throwing plates and utensils here and there shutting doors so loudly seemed bothered that we asked for a cappuccino instead of regular coffee. The rooms are large and clean with bathroom and a separate room just for the tub. But so close to the next door neighbour that we had to shut the window every time they came out to smoke otherwise the smell will come in.
Aug 20, 2018

Avoid this place if you have a family, and you wish to enjoy your vacation without being cheated.

My wife and I booked this hotel for our family vacation in Thailand, as a part of a vacation package which included airfare and hotel stay. We put in all information in advance so all parties involved knew the number of members in our traveling party. At no point did we withold any information during the booking process. All booking seemed to have gone smoothly and we were very much looking forward to the second half of our stay in Phuket here at this resort. We arrived for check in and when we tried to check in our family of five, a five year old, a four year old and a ten year old, along with my wife and myself, we were told that we would have to add an extra room to be able to all stay at this hotel! We were surprised, because when we booked the vacation package we were given no warnings about room occupancy restrictions. As a "favor" they told us we had to book an extra room that was much more expensive than the room we paid for, which doubled our hotel costs for the the last trip of our stay. They had the nerve to call a "favor"! We were enjoying our stay in Phuket very much up until this point. This resort required us to split up our family to stay in two different locations. They even held my passport and told me I had to leave the hotel grounds by 9pm, which was extremely depressing. This resort turned a very positive experience sour and bitter. DO NOT BOOK THIS PLACE IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY AND WISH TO ENJOY YOUR VACATION PHUKET.
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Mandarava Resort and Spa

Facilities

Swimming Pools

The resort boasts 5 swimming pools (Mango Pool, Pomelo Pool and Papaya Pool, Coconut Pool and Banana Pool) surrounded with lush tropical greenery, scattered around the resort area. All have large sunbathing areas with loungers and umbrellas and a swim up bar at each pool.

Cheeva Spa

Located at the top of the hill offering great views of the resort, the Cheeva Spa offers rejuvenating massages and treatments. The spa is fully equipped with three massage and spa rooms, one steam room and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Treatment rooms are decorated in a modern Chino-Protuguese styled architechture with vertical garden for an extra refreshing environment.

Fitness Centre

All guests are entitled to complimentary use of the newly installed gym facilities at the Mandarava Resort & Spa.

Mandarava Resort and Spa

Room Types

Panoramic Deluxe Room

For truly tropical living experience, the Panoramic Deluxe rooms are set on the top floor of two-storey buildings surrounded by splendid view of the resort area and some rooms enjoy sea views. The rooms are fully equipped for your comfort and offer both double or twin beds.

All rooms have a large balcony where you can relax on a rocking chair enjoying the undisturbed view of the tropical jungle and the surrounding resort area. The Panoramic Deluxe rooms are perfect for who enjoy open-air spacious living.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Horizon Deluxe Room

Horizon Deluxe rooms are nestled in single storey villas surrounded by natural tropical jungle for a peaceful stay. The rooms are extra spacious with a separate shower room and bathtub room, a high pointed ceiling add an exotic sense of tropical living and enjoy the cooling breeze. All rooms are furnished in a light wooden décor and offer both double or twin beds. The rooms are situated on the top of the hill close to Cheeva spa, Chom Talay restaurant and the central main swimming pool. Horizon Deluxe rooms are perfect for those who enjoy privacy within a tranquil environment.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Tropicana Superior Room

Tropicana Superior Rooms are carefully designed to showcase the tropical beauty of Phuket and is fully equipped for your comfort and relaxation. All rooms offer views of either the beautiful swimming pool or the natural jungle environment.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Seafan Deluxe Room

Each Seafan Deluxe Room is located on the ground floor of newly built two storey bungalows, and are beautifully decorated in a tropical contemporary style. Rooms are partitioned with a walk in waredrobe and a cosy lounging area with a private patio and views of the tropical gardens.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Coral Grand Deluxe Room

Coral Grand Deluxe Rooms are located on the top floor of the newly built two storey bungalows. Designed with a high vaulted ceilings, there is a sense of the exotic and a feel of tropical living. Every room offers a cosy lounging area ,a walk in closet and a private balcony overlooking the tropical gardens and the amazing views of the resort scenery.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Aqua Deluxe Pool Access

The Aqua Deluxe Pool Access rooms are located on the ground floor, and offer direct entrance into the swimming pool. The room contains a cosy lounging area, a walk in closet and a private over water lounging deck, a perfect place to relax.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Andaman Pool Villa

There are just 4 of these very special and spacious rooms which have a separate bedroom and living room, and their own private swimming pool. A real highlight of the room is the luxurious bathroom with a deep-soaking bathtub and open air shower.

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Mandarava Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Chomtalay Restaurant

Indulge yourself with delicious international cuisine as well as authentic local food including fresh seafood at the Chom Talay. Offering an extensive list of home-cooked dishes prepared using fresh and high quality local ingredients. The restaurant sits at the top of the hill, a perfect location for guests prepared to be mesmerized by the breath-taking ocean views whilst feeling the refreshing cool breeze from the natural waterfall nearby.

Sala bar

The Sala Bar is open daily serves extensive variety of wines, cocktails, whiskies as well as tapas style food. It is an ideal place for you to relax in the evening after a sun drenched day.

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