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Mandarava Resort and Spa
Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“FANTASTIC STAY”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

My wife, 13month old son and myself just recently stayed at Mandarava from the 17th till 24th June and had a wonderful stay.
We have both travelled to Thailand many times but have found this was by far the best we have stayed at, mainly due to the friendliness of all staff. They made our stay very comfortable and that is what we wanted on a holiday.
The resort itself is beautiful, and the food was great. It is located very close to town, and although on a hill, the staff look after you when arriving back at lobby with a ride up to the room which came in handy as we had a pram and baby. Great stay, well recommended.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Khun microbo2014,
Thank you for sharing your holidays experienced with us. We are happy to learn you and family enjoyed and had a lovely stay with us.

We look forward to serve you again for coming future.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
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Launceston, Australia
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Had a week at Mandarava and it exceeded all expectations. Our view over pomelo pool, with the ocean above, and lush rainforest behind us made an incredible panorama. The room was spacious and well catered - including umbrellas and a beach bag, which was very useful! The staff were incredibly helpful, polite and friendly, and made our stay so comfortable. With a late flight out we were able to store luggage and stay by the pool for the day - they provided towels and soaps for us to shower before leaving for the airport. We had read about the stairs, but they could be difficult for some. Excellent distance for a walk into Karon, or you can catch the complimentary shuttle down at one of the nominated times.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear khun tassielassie,
Thank you for your great feed back after a holidays. We are happy to learn hotel is met with your holidays expectation and you had a wonderful stay.

Your great words of mouth to share with friends and family members will be much more appreciated.

We look forward to serve you again sooner.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed here for 9 nights and loved it! It is just as beautiful in real life as it is in the photos and is my favourite hotel/resort that I've ever stayed at! My boyfriend and I had a deluxe panoramic room and had a view of the ocean and one of the smaller pools. The room was beautiful with a balcony, spacious room and entrance area, bath tub, shower, large bathroom, etc. I loved how they had a beach bag, indoor slippers, outdoor flip flops, and umbrellas that we could use during our stay. The staff was great. They would always greet you and smile at you even when you are just walking past them. They spoke English fairly well and were very helpful in helping me book a round trip ferry and hotel transfer to Krabi. The Mango pool is lovely and is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink (50% during their "no rush hour!") with plenty of sun chairs to lounge in. The restaurant was also really good. Their breakfast buffet had a ton of choices and was delicious. I also went one night for dinner and the prices are quite reasonable for hotel food. The hotel is on top of a hill and is about a 15 minute walk to the center of Karon but I didn't mind the walk. The road is a bit deserted and you may see the occasional stray dog but none of that bothered me at all. The dogs are very good and never went near me (I was more interested in them they were in me). I only wished the pools stayed open later than 7pm because sometimes I wanted to take a quick dip in the pool after dinner.

Room Tip: Panoramic room on the second floor is really nice. Ask for ocean and/or pool view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Khun NatCee19,
Thank you for sharing your positive feed back after your holidays. We are happy to know you enjoyed services and facilities. We have co-ordinated with the authority in regard to dogs in the area, a plan to vaccinated, re-locate them to a proper place, but this will take a bit of time for them to work out.

Once again, thank you for your patience and we do hope to serve you again for coming future.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Just want to share our fantastic experience at the Mandarava last week. We stayed for 5 nights in room 2129 which was a few steps to the beautiful Mango Pool.
Beautiful friendly staff who were always willing to help and lovely accommodation with nice touches to make our stay memorable.
Special mention to May on reception who greeted us and checked us in after a late flight. Also to Kate in the Cheeva spa who gave me a couple of beautiful massages.
I would highly recommend the Mandarava if you are just wanting to get away and relax by a beautiful pool and eat delicious food.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Khun kataya73,
Thank you for spending your specious time review and shared how you thoughts about Mandarava resort & Spa. The most delighted to know you enjoyed services as well as facilities.
Team members will be shared with your compliments and especially one names.

We look forward to your return for coming future.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

The Mandarava ticked all our boxes. The resort, food, staff and location were all amazing.
I have some diet issues and the staff found ways around it easily without making me feel like l was a bother.
We loved how private the resort was and the gardens were beautiful, so much better than the concrete jungles. It was a modern thai style very light and lots of space. people had made comments about the steps, we found them to be no problem and if you did have an issue it was no problem for the staff to drive you to your room at no charge. Thank you we enjoyed our week very much and we can't wait to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Khun chickenleggs,
Thank you for your holidays feed back shared with us. We are delighted to learn hotel is met with your expectation in all aspects.

Your great words of mouth to share with friends and family members will be much more appreciated.

We look forward to serve you again for coming future.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed 4 nights here, we found the staff to be excellent and very helpful. The rooms are modern spacious and quiet. The food in the restaurant was some of the best thai food I have ever tried and the breakfast was amazing. There were a lot of steps up to the room but really for most it's not that bad at all if you have knee issues ask for a lower level room. The pools were clean and beautiful the setting was lovely. We just loved the place, if you get a chance try out this amazing place!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Khun k-dee77,
Thank you for reviewing and sharing your great feed back. We are delighted to learn our services as well as facilities are met with your expectation and you had a wonderful and relax time.

Your great words of mouth to share your thoughts with friends and family members will be much more appreciated.

We look forward to serve you again for coming future.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Just spent 8 nights at the Mandarava Resort and Spa Phuket Karon Beach and loved everything about it, our room overlooked the Mango pool. Breakfast was fantastic the staff amazing and the facilities and garden surrounds beautiful. We didn't mind the walk up the hill or the stairs to our room worked off dinner every night. It was nice and quiet out of the bustle and a lovely walk down into Karon for all your needs. Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Deluxe Panaramic Room overlooking Mango Pool
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Khun billyroo,
Thank you for spending your specious time shared how you thoughts about mandarava resort & spa after your holidays. We are really happy to learn hotel is met with your holidays expectation and you will return as well as recommend to others.

We look forward to serve you again in the near future and please feel free to contact us to help your plan your next visit.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Mandarava Resort and Spa

Property: Mandarava Resort and Spa
Address: 14/2 Patak Road, Soi 24, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Karon
#3 Family Hotel in Karon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#6 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarava Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 130
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