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Review of Mandarava Resort and Spa

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Mandarava Resort and Spa
Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Karon
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Away from the madness of Patong. Small walk to the beach and bars. It is on a hill but no problem for healthy people might struggle if your not - but do offer a shuttle service.

The hotel is fantastic would stay again.

Beware taxi mafia runs in karon. You will have to pay far too much for taxis. So don't bother arguing it's not worth it. But that's not the hotels fault.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Khun Uche O,

Thank you for your feed back shared after a holidays. Very happy to learn you enjoyed the stay and will return and we are terribly sorry about an inconvenience caused in regard the karon local taxi and as said it's beyond our good hand to correct anything there.

We look forward to serve you again for coming future

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great reviews on trip advisor encouraged us to book our getaway at the Mandarava and we are not disappointed at all. Beautiful people, exceptional service, fabulous Facilities, wonderful dining, this resort is simply the best we have stayed in. We had a little issue which was not a fault of the hotel at all and they dealt with it promptly and far exceeded our expectations. Bali has been our destination of choice up until now as it is so convenient to Perth however we are now Karon converts for sure. Well done Mandarava, we will be back!

Room Tip: Top level rooms enjoy an ocean view if you don't mind a few steps.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark N
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Khun Mark N,

Thank you for reviewing us and shared your experienced. We are happy to know hotel facilities as well as services are met with your expectation. The entire team will be shared with your compliments message and we will make sure to maintain, carry on qualities works for our customers satisfaction.

We look forward to serve you again for coming future.

Warmes regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

My first time in Thailand and absolutely loved my stay at Mandarava. The room was amazing, the gardens, the pools, the staff - just everything was superb! The buffet breakfast was incredible with lots of variety, anything you could want. Just be prepared for the stairs to get around the resort, as its set on a a hill side (don't let this be a setback though!)
You shouldn't pay any more than 300 for a taxi or tuk tuk to Patong, and for airport transfers we found a great price of 650 through followmephuket.com

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pamela b
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Khun pamela b,

With our sincere thanks and appreciation for spending your time review and shared how you thoughts about Mandarava resort and spa after your holidays. The most delighted to learn hotel is met with your expectation and you really enjoys your break.

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip to Thailand and my partner hadn't been there for 23 years. I booked this resort based on TP reviews and we we're not disappointed . From check in to check out nothing was to much trouble, wonderful, friendly staff across the board . Yes, as other reviews have mentioned there are stairs to deal with, but if you have had a long day in town, the staff are only to happy to drive to your room. Oh I forgot to mention this resort is beautiful, so relaxing and the food is high quality.

If and when we return to Karon we will certainly stay at the Mandarava.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Khun Joecapo,

Thank you for your great feed back shared after your holidays. We are happy to learn you had a wonderful stay and hotel is met with your expectation.

Your support to recommend to 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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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Spent a week at the Mandarava resort in July and the views from the hill were beautiful. The resort was lovely and the pools amazing. Most importantly the staff were so friendly and helpful it really made our stay most enjoyable, especiallythe smiling faces at the concierge and the restaurant. Our 15 year old daughter had her birthday while we were there and the staff supplied a surprise cake which she was delighted with. The restaurant Chom Talay provided a magnificent breakfast and was also great for lunch and delicious dinners. love to go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jenny M
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Khun Jenny M,

Thank you for spending your specious time review us after your holidays. The most delighted to know you enjoyed services and facilities and had a great time with us.

Your supportive to share how you thoughts about Mandarava resort and spa to friends and family members will be much more appreciated.

We look forward to serve you again at your second home away from home.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

No words can describe how fantastic this resort is.

We arrived in the early hours of the morning to warm smiles and a cool refreshing towel. Just what we needed after a long flight.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the resort very clean and well maintained.

The resort is only 15 minutes drive from Patong (about 300 baht from the resort via tuk tuk).

If you don't like the hustle and bustle of the city,or prefer somewhere quiet though with a fair few shops, then this is the place for you.


I will definitely be coming back here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sabinazadro
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Khun sabinazadro,

Thank you for sharing your great review after your holidays. We are happy to learn you enjoyed and had a wonderful time with us. Team members will be shared with your compliments message.

Your great words of mouth to share with friends and family members how you thoughts about Mandarava resort and spa will be much more appreciated.

We look forward to serve you again sooner.

Warmest regards,
Alex P
Hotel Manager
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Just came back from Phuket 4/7/14 - 14/7/14 and stayed at this wonderful hotel. I cannot fault anything about this place. The location is great - Karon Beach- spectacular views, the staff at the resort were very helpful and friendly and it was great that they understood english very well. The food was fantastic and the Long Island Teas are a must sitting by one of the three deluxe pools. Our room overlooked the Mango Pool (I think that was the name it was the main pool anyway). The room was spacious, clean, great bathroom with huge bath, very modern and was cleaned every day. Myself and my husband thoroughly enjoyed it - we didnt want to come home. Thanks again Mandarava we will be back.

Room Tip: All rooms would be great
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Debbie M
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The Management M, Manager at Mandarava Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Khun Debbie M,

Thank you for sharing your great feed back after your holidays. We are happy to know hotel is met with your expectation in all aspects and you have a wonderful time with us.

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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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 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#3 Family 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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