Hotel

Mandarava Resort and Spa

Mandarava Resort and Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
2670 Reviews
Guide Price £919 per person
Based on 11 August 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Etihad, 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.

A 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 - five 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
  • Approx. 50 minutes from Phuket airport.
2670 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1937
  • Very Good 571
  • Average 106
  • Poor 36
  • Terrible 20

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Dec 15, 2018

Great but not without its problems

Wakefield, United Kingdom

My wife and I spent a week here and in the main had a wonderful time in a great hotel but sadly it was tarnished with an unexpected experience that future guests should be made aware of. Firstly the positives. Lovely rooms with lots of space, amongst gorgeous well-kept exotic gardens that are a credit to the staff that tender them. I know many rooms are also adjacent to the wonderful swimming pools and these too looked incredible. Staff were very attentive and friendly that is typical of the Thailand people. Breakfast plentiful. The Hotel was spotlessly clean and is generally a lovely environment to be in and amongst but before you book please be aware of the negatives we experienced. The Hotel is based on a hill side just outside the town and in the heat, even though we regard ourselves as reasonably fit, it really is quite a tough climb and you are in need of a shower by the time you get back to your room. There are lots of steps from the reception to the majority of the hotel rooms. Now we didn’t know until our 5th day that they will take you from the reception to your rooms via transport but disappointingly this was not promoted to us when we arrived so only became aware of it until very late in the holiday. They also offer occasional shuttle vehicles to the town/beach if you so desire and want to be watching the clock. On arrival, given we arrived so early and our room was not ready, they suggested breakfast instead of having it on the last day to which we decided to take up the offer. When though we booked a boot trip and needed to leave the hotel very early we asked if we could take breakfast on the last day instead of this particular day but were told we couldn’t which was disappointing. Our biggest issue though was with dogs. A number of wild dogs roamed the streets just down the road near the hotel to which you have to pass when you go or return to and from the beach. On two separate occasions on the same day my wife was bitten by one, resulting in a series of Rabies vaccinations having to be administered at great expense and I too was attacked only managing to avoid injury by deflecting the aggression with a beach bag provided by the hotel. This really is unacceptable and I reported it to the hotel for fear of other guests being injured but whist they were sympathetic I believe nothing has been done. I know they can’t be responsible for these dogs but I do believe they have an obligation to look after their guest’s safety and looking back at reviews, a similar instance like the one we have experienced, occurred before in 2017, so the problem is not going away and how many others have there been that do not get reviewed. So my advice is to carefully consider the issues we have experienced before booking as we would not go back certainly until we had insurances the dog issues were resolved.
Dec 15, 2018

Perfect paradise for relaxing

Hyderabad, India

Mandarava resort is perfect for relaxing.. we have opted for a private pool room which was amazing, the service was excellent and prompt, they will provide a cab service to move around the resort as well, nice view at the restaurant which will make stay for hours thr.. Easily accessible to karon beach, and 10-15 mins taxi to patong beach as well.. Patong is commercial, where as Karon is superb, right amount of ppl not crowded and all.. Amazing experience in Phuket.. Best for relaxing.. resort staff was super friendly.. And last but not the least.. the cheeva spa in mandarava resort is worth trying.. amazing.. loved the experience.. perfect ending for my trip.
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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. All the pools have large sunbathing areas with loungers, 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-Portuguese styled architecture with a 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 views 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  jungle for a peaceful stay. The rooms are very spacious with a separate shower room, bathtub room and high pointed ceilings adding an exotic sense of tropical living. All rooms are furnished in a light wooden décor and are able to provide either double or twin beds. The rooms are situated on the trop of the hill close to the Cheeva spa, Chom Talay restaurant and the 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 a newly built two storey bungalows, and are beautifully decorated in a tropical contemporary style. Rooms are partitioned with a walk in wardrobe 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 tropical living. Every room offers a cosy lounge area , a walk in closet and a private balcony overlooking the tropical gardens and the amazing views of the resort.

  • 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 lounge area, a walk in closet and a private over water lounging deck. The 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 four 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 and 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. Prepare to be mesmerised 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 and serves an extensive variety of wines, cocktails, whiskies as well as offering tapas style food. It's an ideal place you to relax in the evening after a sunny day.

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