My sister and l spent 9 days at your lovely resort. Spent a lot of time in the pools, mainly the Mango pool as it was directly in front of our room. Had big breakfasts everyday so then we had to do a lot of walking to counteract this :) Spent a couple of days walking along the beach and going into Karon, had a lovely time spending money. Went on a Elephant […] Trek and has a lovely time snorkeling on Coral Island. Would recommend this trip, our instructor Lim was very patient and pleasant, good day. We also went to Chalong and Patong for a look around and saw the Big Budda and the Temples. All in all a perfect holiday (except for the sunburn...oops). Would recommend this resort to all. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for couples, and maybe grown-up kids."
The rooms are classy and very clean. The bed is very comfortable. The view from the hotel is very scenic, especially from the restaurant, where you have an unobstructed view of the beach. Breakfast is delicious, a combination of local and western food. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We were allowed an early check-in and late check-out at no […] extra charge. [Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability.] Keep in mind that the hotel is located on a hillside, so getting to and fro your room can be tiring if you are not fit. [I can't imagine hauling baby strollers up and down the place. But if you ask nicely, I am sure the staff are willing to assist.] Walking to the beach and downtown is quite a hike, so the best way to get around is by renting a scooter. [Never rent a scooter if the rental shop requires you to deposit your passport. The local police regularly set up road blocks and "randomly" stop motor vehicles to check their driver's/ rider's documentation. Insist instead on depositing your local ID or a friend's license (you need your own license to drive/ ride a motor vehicle). Else, find another scooter rental shop, there are plenty around town.]. Else, you can take the hotel's shuttle or a tuk tuk. I prefer renting a scooter. Try to come during the dry season. We came during rainy season, but we were lucky that when it did rain it was only for a short while, around 15 ~ 20 minutes. Overall, a great stay. Can't wait to come back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet location near Karon Beach"
We stayed here for 2 nights to check out the busy beaches of Phuket. The room was spacious and well appointed with big glass windows the length of the room to take in the views. The resort was a short walk to the beach or a free shuttle operated by the hotel was available at certain times of the day. The local beach was great for swimming and not crazy […] busy. Facilities were good with a number of pools depending on your mood. A swim up bar is always a winner! The pools however could do with some maintenance. The tiles were coming off in many places witch ruined the effect. The restaurant did a good breakfast with plenty of options. I have to say, the baked beans were awesome. Staff were very helpful and happy to arrange anything we wanted to make our stay more enjoyable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Recommended with nice view and luxury"
I experiencing unforgettable moment.the roommwas spacious,nice and clean.my room was infront of the poolGenuine Expedia guest review
All goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are immaculate and we had a room right next to the pool which was brilliant! Do not even consider this hotel if you cannot walk up steps! There were around 80 in total to get from the lobby to the restaurant / pool. The hotel is a short walk from the beach. A shuttle is provided at certain times. The spa is incredible...so […] relaxing...although we asked for medium pressure and it was a little hard. Food and drink are really overpriced. Beer is 140bhat but you can easily get a beer for 50bhat at the nearby restaurants such as the friendly Local Motion. You can even buy drinks at the shop and take it to your room as there is a fridge. We ate for around a fiver each elsewhere (incl drinks) whereas the Mandarava restaurant cost us over £7 for one portion of chips and one portion of spring rolls. Just shows how expensive it is. Overall we had a wonderful stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Generally a nice and peaceful resort that is away from the happening area. Our room is clean and welcoming. However, as it is situated on a hill, hence lots of stairs to climb before reaching our room and it can be quite challenging for older folks. They have minivans which are used to send guests to the rooms. Try asking for a room nearer to the restaurant. […] The breakfast spread is generous and nice. There are 3 pools and plenty of beach chairs. Felt that the pool needs to be refurbished as some tiles have dropped. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stunning resort with wonderful staff."
A stunning resort, delicious food followed by cocktails in the Sala Bar. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough to make your stay memorable. Spacious, comfortable rooms and beautiful bathroom too. While relaxing at the pool between 4-6pm the Mango Bar served "no rush hour" half price cocktails. The Spa experience was amazing and repeated. Never […] felt so relaxed !! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in good location with quality fit- out."
Lots of time spent around the pool drinking cocktails & eating good food. Not too many kids :)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice Hotel lovely rooms, amenities and staff"
We had a lovely stay here and everything was very nice. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was superb and other meals were very reasonably priced and plently of variety. The shuttle bus to Patong was very convenient for us and always on time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful resort, shame about the resteraunt."
Beautiful resort, and great pools. It is relaxing however can get busy at the swim up bar in happy hour. The room was very clean and was a great break in Karon from Patong. We were dissapointed with the resteraunt, it was the poorist thai food we had eaten, and the most expensive. It wasn bad but not great either. We stood and waited for a table for […] 20mins (lots free) whilst people ran about, then ordered a appetizer and main and the main came before the starter, they had just forgot about that. It seemed very unorganised, and it wasnt overally busy. Much better option to go into Karon and eat at a local eatery, much cheaper and better food. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Hotel in Phuket"
Staff will go out of their way to help you, just outstandingGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a fantastic stay at this hotel, very relaxing and staff were incredibly friendly. Pool area is lovely. 10 minute walk down the hill to Karon town. Wish we could have stayed longer!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel and conveniently located to the beach."
Very relaxing hotel and also very close to the beach and Karon's main shopping strip.Genuine Expedia guest review
"4 night stay"
Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Hotel was beautiful. Very peaceful and hidden away within the green ;andscape and hillsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Oasis in karon!!!"
This hotel is amazing. An oasis hidden on a mountain side with gorgeous views of the ocean!! Yet still closes to the hustle and bustle of Phuket!! The staff, food, spa and rooms were perfection!! The staff went up and beyond for us with early check in, information on what is best to see and they organized everything!! The day spa.... If I could live […] in there I would!! So peaceful and relaxing!! The food at the restaurant was fresh, tasty and lots of choice!! The rooms were cool and comfortable!! Would stay here again, in a heart beat Best hotel in Karon!!!!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Suprising, seemed a bit far but upon reaching, got a good surprise on how the hotel lookedGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best place we have ever stayed."
We loved the Mandarava, was pure luxury. The staff were wonderful, the room was amazing and the food was really good. We cant wait to go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great relaxing resort"
This is my second time staying at Mandarava resort at Karon beach. Can't help to fall in love with this lovely resort. Very reasonable price and Very spacious room and nice pool which I can just spend the whole day in the resort. Suitable for people who prefer to be in a quiet place as it is located abit up at the hill side. (Be prepared to exercise […] while going back to your room) Takes about 15min walk to reach the beach, though the road was quite deserted but I still feel safe while walking alone at night. Overall it was a wonderful stay and I will choose to stay here again on my next visit to Phuket. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel with excellent view and facilities"
A very nice hotel with extremely friendly staff :) They are always willing to help. The hotel locates on the hill, about 15 minutes walk to Karon beach and other shops, but the hotel offers free shuttle bus to Karon beach everyday. If someone wants to enjoy nice beach with beautiful waves, you may want to choose Karon beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed for a week at Mandarava and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were polite, helpful and always had a smile. The resort is about 10 minutes walk to Karon Beach. The bush surroundings and view to the water from the restaurant made it a peaceful resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"So Awesome we stayed here twice!"
I wrote a detailed review on the last stay but the staff, location, food everything was high standard and perfect for our Honeymoon. We loved happy hour at the pool bar!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel itself is not too bad. Staff are friendly and willing to help. But their English is not good. You will find difficulties even when ordering in room dinning over the phone. The location is isolated. You need to walk a fine 15 minutes to the Karon beach and the beach is dirty and not well maintained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing Hotel, Friendly Staff, Awesome Pool Bar"
We are staying at the Mandarava on our Honeymoon and they have exceeded all expectations... the hotel was recommended to us from a friend and we will highly recommend it to others too! The food was awesome, the rooms are clean and well laid out... we have looked at many hotels on the island and the Mandarava Resort is by far the most impressive and […] most comfortable to stay in. We stayed 3 nights and went to Phi Phi for 4 then when we came back to Phuket we booked at Mandarava again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wish I could of stayed longer"
Wonderful piece of paradise! Will return to this resort, the villas are awesome.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel above the resort of Karon."
Spacious hotel room with high standards of cleanliness. Modern, clean lines and great balcony on two sides. The hotel on has one restaurant and it was generally empty in the evenings. Which meant it lacked a bit of ambience. Breakfast buffet was great with a lot of choice and good quality products. Staff were very helpful and polite. Our room was […] near the pool which was a little hike uphill. But when we were feeling lazy the staff were very helpful and took us by tuk tuk to the room. Overall a lovely and restful vacation and would definately recommend it to those who don't want to stay at the heart of Karon in the overly touristy area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel away from the hustle and bustle."
I had read many other reviews on the Mandarava Hotel and am happy to report that the experience of staying there was even better than expected. The rooms were beautifully presented and quite large with a balcony overlooking beautiful scenery (I had requested beach views). The staff were very friendly and responsive, always smiling and offering assitance. The […] pool areas were stunning and well kept. The only feedback I'd like to give is that there were no staff manning the pool area offering towels, drinks or food (this was unusual as at all other hotels staff are walking around taking orders etc). The pool bar staff however, were very helpful and made wonderful cocktails. We attended the Cheeva Spa and it was a wonderful experience. We used the jacuzzi and steam room before having a one hour relaxation massage....simply heaven!! One thing to keep in mind with this resort is that there are a lot of stairs. We enjoyed walking down the hill to the beach and the walk back up was nice and tranquil, but if you have difficulty with walking stairs, this hotel will not suit you. Overall, I'd recommend this hotel to others as a wonderful and peaceful place to stay. We would wake to birds singing and come home to the peaceful tranquility of the resort after a night out in busy Patong. Perfect for a relaxing holiday away! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful picturesque resort!"
We found the Mandarava to be such a beautiful resort! All the facilities were new and modern and the hotel staff were really friendly. Because it is situated on a hill there is a lot of walking up steep driveways and steps but we looked at this as extra exercise to burn off all the cocktails we were having!Genuine Expedia guest review
"free transport to shops to and from, close to shop"
Hard bed but can request extra mattress topper which worked wellGenuine Expedia guest review
Wonderful! Service, food, location, views, rooms, swimming pools - everything was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rooms and Service are great"
Was looking for a resort that is either new or newly renovated and Mandarava was great...the rooms are very new and clean. However I expected the resort to be a bit bigger...in terms of more dining options. Overall and service was great. I wish their shuttle services to and from beach and malls can be more frequent. One thing I don't like was how the […] seats by the pools are always ALL taken, i notice that people would put their beach towels on seats to claim it...end up most seats are taken but only like 4 people were actually there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Hotel, and Pools"
Hotel was quiet and rooms were all unique with there own views, although the beach was quiet some distance away, was very relaxing. No really a family resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Seclusion yet minutes from town"
Arrived at Phuket airport and found transfer waiting, longish cab ride across the island but gives you a taste of what's there. Passed through Patong, very busy resort. Got to hotel and greeted warmly by staff, check in was smooth whilst we sat and relaxed in the lovely open air reception area. Taken to our room by vehicle as most of the rooms are set […] up the hillside. We had room 1120 which was overlooking Pomelo pool, great views. Rooms are large with huge double aspect sliding glass doors, bathroom very nice, overall the room is very good. For those with mobility problems this hotel probably isnt the one for you but for our first time staying in Phuket this was a great choice. Also as this hotel has a no children under 12 policy it's unusual to not have kids jumping in and out of the pools which is appealing to those who want a relaxing break. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Even better than we hoped!"
From check-in to check-out everything about the Mandarava was excellent. The restaurant was exceptional & reasonably priced, the pools were great, the standard room was well above expectation and impeccably cleaned every day. The spa was a little expensive but in my opinion it's worth paying extra for the cleanliness and hygiene of a resort spa as opposed […] to the grubby cheap massage places. Finally the staff at the Mandarava Resort are very friendly, helpful and all performed their roles with passion. Well done and thank you to the Mandarava team. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I booked this resort for myself and my family (total of 4 people) all over the age of 18. It was a fantastic experience! The staff are super friendly but my favourite experience was the Thai cooking class they offer with their executive chef. He was extremely patient in teaching us authentic Thai cooking and provided insider tips. Its located on a slight […] hill top so the views are spectacular and the breakfast buffet caters to all tastes. Karon beach is beautiful and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in phuket. Importantly, the taxi services the resort provides is not overpriced. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"NIce hotel about a 10 minute walk from Karon Beach"
Our room was lovely and right near the pool which was fantastic.Genuine Expedia guest review
I loved this place! The hillside setting and gardens are gorgeous. Relaxing by the pools was just heavenly. The rooms are spacious, relaxing and well appointed. I'll be coming back!Genuine Expedia guest review
Must be the best hotel in Karon Beach!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Incredible resort - luxury holiday"
I have just had the most amazing holiday at the Mandarava. From the moment we arrived, which was around 10pm, we were treated like royalty and all staff were eager to help us whenever we needed something. They were consistently friendly and positive at all times. Our room was incredible in its facilities and was cleaned beautifully every day. I would […] definitely recommend this resort (I actually already have) and I hope to return. I am completely at a loss as to why this is not the #1 resort in Karon Beach - it definitely should be. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We had an amazing time, loved the fact no kids are allowed, makes the pool areas more relaxing, the rooms are quite large, just be prepared for the stairs you climb stairs all over the hotel, you could look at the positive you'll get plenty of exercise after all the beautiful cocktails and food. Try out the cheeva spa, omg you go to heaven and back, […] prices are reasonable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The best place we stayed in Thailand"
We picked this hotel based on it being new, having a good rating on Trip Advisor and because it looked nice - it was all of these things! We were greeted on arrival with drinks and cold towels, check-in was a breeze and then a guy drove us to our room and proceeded to step us through everything we needed to know. Our room had a rain shower with a glass […] ceiling that looked out to the stars, and had both A/C and a ceiling fan (I find ceiling fans running overnight more comfortable than having the A/C going all the time) Breakfast is included and the restaurant is an open air building (like reception is) with fantastic views out towards the ocean. Happy hour at the swim-up bar in the main pool runs from 4-6pm every day with a good selection of cocktails (the Mandarava Special is quite good). The service was excellent, whenever we walked through reception or the restaurant the staff greeted us (as the resort is built into a hill the path from the pool to reception cuts directly through the restaurant), and they rang to book a restaurant for us without charging for the call. Most taxi's in Phuket are unfortunately regulated by the local mafia cartel's with inflated prices, but you can get a taxi from the hotel for cheaper than what they'll slug you to return. I really can't fault the place much, except to say that the area around South Karon beach & Kata is nicer than the North - but taxi's & tuktuk's aren't really that expensive. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful hotel. Short walk to the beach."
Great stay at mandarava. Three beautiful pools, wonderful breakfast, spacious room and professional, helpful, smiling staff. Would come back here again as there is no reason not to. The only thing that should be noted is the resort is located on the hillside which means walking uphill/up stairs at some stage during your day whether it be to breakfast […] or to your room. I didn't find it a problem but can see it would be hard for some people. I understand that you could call reception to drive you from/to your room, pool or restaurant if need be. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great Hotel ! would love going back thereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely new hotel, great rooms & fab views"
Great hotel, fab rooms & lovely clean place. Restaurant choice excellent. Needs more of a bar area perhaps by the sand deck open later at night too. Rooms were spotless & staff friendly, helpful & willing to go the extra mile. Think the hotel will need a bit of re-furb soon as tiles missing in pools already & some walkways are crumbling. Otherwise, […] a great setting & generally a lovely place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Short getaway trip"
Hotel was situated at hill top near Karon beach. Overall, hotel is satisfactory except 1)hotel has only one restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch & dinner 2) pillows were not fluffy & bed was abit hard. 3) to/fro hotel & patong beach area by Taxi is expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Absolutely wonderful Stay."
The place is beautifully landscaped with pools and luscious gardens, looks even more better in real life. The rooms are new, spacious and very comfortable. The staff are welcoming and polite and speak adequate English. The resort is located close to Karong Beach approx. 5-7 min. walk. Patong beach and markets are 20-30mins away via tutu (taxi). Had […] a wonderful stay and I highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"enjoyed quiet lovely hotel"
Enjoyed my stay at Phuket. Bit far away from patong beach however enjoyed beautiful mountain view and staffs were really nice. Would like to go again with my parents. Manager and staffs were friendly and always be there for you . Pools were lovely n quiet.However the room was bit noisy (sound like motor were running ) at night . Overall it was great […] experience Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic resort! Highly recommend"
Staff were all amazing, resort was spotless everywhere, pools were great, the day spa was INCREDIBLE! The resort is gorgeous and rooms were lovely too. Because it is on a steep hill, it can be tough getting up those stairs but we liked it because after all the buffet brekkys we needed a good walk! They do drive you to your room on arrival and help with […] suitcases etc. The only one negative we have is the beds are very very firm and we both got a sore back... everything else was perfect Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect all rounder"
Good food, good rooms. Really modern and well looked after resort. Staff were great and it's close to the beach. Couldn't fault much with the place, I really enjoyed my stay and can honestly say it's worth your while staying at this beautiful resort. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere amazing like Mandarava!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Absolutely amazing the resort top class, brand new"
Just such good value for money, seriously could not fault a thing. The food was so fresh and tasty, presentation fabulous, buffet breakfasts fantastic. Happy hour cocktails and very reasonably price drinks and food 3 Pools out of this world, room so comfortable and we had a beautiful view out over the trees to the ocean, with lovely breezes because […] the resort is set up in the hills. Lots of steps so you need to consider that if older!! Was walking distance to Karon beach took abt 10-15 mins was fine but you wouldn't want to walk in the heat of the day, Karon beach is lovely and lots of cute little restaurants and bars around . So overall our stay was one of the best I have experienced, would definitely go back and could not more highly recommend mandarava in every way. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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